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On December 1, 2009, the new “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising” issued by the Federal Trade Commission took effect. These FTC guidelines specifically address online content but may also affect contributors to our magazine who review any companies, products or services, including but not limited to consumer products, movies, restaurants, and hotels. The most important change to these guidelines is the mandatory disclosure of any relationship the contributor may have to the company, manufacturer, producer, or marketing firm promoting the product or service.
EXAMPLE 1If you received a product or service for free – such as movie tickets or a subscription to an online music service – and you write a review of that product or service, you must disclose that fact within your review.
EXAMPLE 2If you are an employee of the marketing firm promoting the product or company that makes it, you must disclose that.
EXAMPLE 3If you have any financial relationship or arrangement with the marketing firm, manufacturer, or other entity related to the product or service in the review, you must disclose it.
You personally (and not Party Plan Magazine) are responsible for making this disclosure. Please include your disclosure at the time of article submission. For more information on these FTC guidelines, visit the FTC website.
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If you’ll be using your publishing history as a Party Plan Magazine contributor to request any kind of press credential or event access, you must CC your request to email@example.com on all correspondence with publicists or other credentialing authorities. No need to do this if you’re only using your own name, but if you’ll be mentioning Party Plan Magazine in your credentialing conversations, we need to be in the loop.
This list is not exhaustive. We recognize that many of these descriptors are necessarily subjective, but in order to offer great content that’s safe for all our readers, we will apply these standards at our sole discretion, as necessary.
Don’t choose a topic merely because it’s trending. Don’t write about something unless you are uniquely qualified to address the topic. Your unique knowledge, experience, and passion should be evident in every piece of content you create. If you don’t have something valuable, compelling, and personal to add, avoid the subject.