Brands/ Companies looking for free links or backlinks, save your time and straight away scroll to the bottom of the page:
PR/ Brand : If you are a brand , I assume that you did your due diligence in reaching out to me, and would have definitely read my content too.If you want me to validate/review one of your products- I would be happy to do it, but be sure you don't inundate or spam my email, offering me stuff that is not only cheap or has a low value, at the same time doesn't fit my personality. Your product is a personal recommendation to my real time readers, hence quality lasts and doesn't sell cheap and we all know that.
Product Reviews would be totally honest, and the feedback should be taken in healthy stride , as it would aid the brand to improve on their products.
Giveaways: If you want to run a contest on my blog, the banners/designing etc would be the responsibility of the brand . If you are looking for loyal customers, be sure to reward them generously , as it would give you plenty word of mouth praise and a genuine follower count.
At the same time, a simple validation and recognition for running the giveaway should be compensated to the blog owners. Come on let it be an incredibly positive relationship for all involved.
Please don't Over-promise and Under deliver ! Follow through the commitment that you've made at the start-up of the campaign until mailing out prizes to the winners. Honesty is just as important as your product.