I’m always open to the opportunity of working with brands to review products, venues, events or experiences, or to provide sponsored content. If you’d like to discuss this with me, click the button below!
A Penny For Them is a personal blog and a reflection of the life I lead. Everything you see here is written, edited and put together by me, unless stated otherwise (I have occasionally had other bloggers guest post when I’ve been on holiday).
I have always been entirely transparent and clear when I have worked with a brand and have always made sure I disclose this, however, the ASA and CMA have updated the rules (due to some sneaky people advertising to their readers and followers without disclosing it) and so I’ve updated my disclosure policy accordingly.
I use the following ways to disclose collaborations: (as of January-end 2019, prior to this collaborations were disclosed at the base of the post)
The term [AD] will be placed at the end of blog titles where I am working with a brand or company, as well as a sentence at the beginning of the post explaining this further.
On my social media posts I will use the following structure:
[AD – Sponsored] I will use this when I have been given a fee for my work.
[AD – Gifted] I will use this when I have been sent an item for free as a gift from the brand or company, with no payment or obligation to feature it.
[AD – Review] I will use this when I have been invited to review a venue, for example, a restaurant or hotel etc.
[AD – Previous Collab] This is the one that makes no sense to me… I have to use this when I feature something I have bought of my own free will and with my own money, with no connection to the brand or company itself, but I have worked with them previously. I don’t personally think that if I buy something myself it actually counts as an ad, but that’s what the ASA/CMA want us to do, so I have to do it.
[AD – Affiliate Link] This is one you probably won’t seevery often because it’s not something I really use, but an affiliate link means that if you click the link and go through to buy the item from that, I will receive a teeny (really teeny) proportion of that cost as a commission.
Although you will see disclosure on posts occasionally, please rest assured that nothing has changed; I will still only ever feature something if I genuinely believe in it and like it, and I will always be 100% honest and open about my thoughts. Business as usual, as they say!
What I would ask is that if you’re on social media and see me share a post with that little “AD” note at the beginning, I would be endlessly grateful if you could take the time to engage with it – either by liking, commenting or sharing – as this helps me in my work and building relationships with brands and companies. I’m not a big blogger and I’ll never be able to have this website be anything more than a hobby, I know that, but every single time you connect with me it means the world to me and from the bottom of my heart, I thank you for that.
Please also remember, I’m not an expert in any field; I’m just a normal person leading a normal life and, as such, any views or opinions expressed are entirely my own. Any claims, statements, statistics or other representation of products or services should be verified with the company/brand in question.
If you wish to use any of my content, imagery or video, please make contact with me to discuss before doing so. Everything I create is Copyright of myself.