Do Bloggers Mislead?
Are bloggers writing their own original content or just outputting what their advertisers give them?
OK, call me naive. I thought bloggers came up with original material. Or at least ADMITTED when they were promoting a product because someone had sent them samples.
A recent google search on crates pulled up 3 bloggers who were interviewed on TV extolling the virtues of THE EXACT SAME 5 PRODUCTS that they came up with (one item was my competitors' inferior crates). Coincidence? Or "paid for praise"?
The first interview I saw was in Indianapolis, then Boston, then Kansas City. The blogger ladies were saying to the TV hosts that they found these 5 IDENTICAL items ESSENTIAL to tailgating. One lady barely knew how to open and shut the crate and she'd even left the sticker on it!
At least when a model talks about a product you know she's getting paid. What's up with these blogger ladies??? Do they jump in bed with anyone with deep pockets who's willing to send them a promo kit of the same 5 products and then ACT like they came up with these "5 unique items for tailgating" all on their own?"
And what about the TV stations? Do they have any idea they're being duped or are they in on it? When a couple local hosts here were going on and on about a story on how dirty reusable bags get and possible e coli and what could they do about it? Emails and phone calls by me and others telling about CRESBI crates as the answer did not a story make! Or perhaps we weren't PAYING enough?
I did have a couple blogger ladies review my products that I sent to them for free or paid a small fee for their time to review it (they didn't have to talk about it unless they liked it). Read them at: https://www.cresbicrate.com/news. They clearly stated this in their blog. Another time I tried to contact a blogger she referred me to a "mommy blogger agent" who - for a fee - could get my info out there to all the mom bloggers instantly.
Deceptive? Misleading? Or the new "business as usual".
Just be careful what you read and believe!
And BTW - CRESBI crates are the BEST crates for tailgating or anything else!