Disclosures

Inspired mostly by Chris Penn’s Disclosures page (pursuant to US FTC regulations) and partly by my friend Bronwen I’ve put up this handy page so that it’s clear when I’m writing on behalf of someone else.

General Statement
The views expressed on this blog are mine and mine alone and in no way reflect the views of the any other organisation or employer, nor do they in any way reflect the work undertaken by me in any capacity as an employee of any organisation.

People Who Employ Me
See LinkedIn

People Who Sponsor Me
Nobody at the moment (but feel free to get in contact)

People Who Consult With Me
Various clients consult with me from time to time.

People Who Have Sent Me Unsolicited Free Stuff

Telstra have sent me one of their nifty Elite MiFi devices to use (might not get around to writing a review but via my Twitter reports have noted its general goodness and speediness).

e-Liliane Lingerie has sent me some rather nice underwear and pyjamas to review and I shall take them to LeWeb 2010 (for which I paid for a ticket) in Paris.

Squiz Business Cards gave me a pack of very nifty small business cards – very cool but must confess I keep my normal sized business cards for everyday use.

The nice people at Flip Australia sent me on of their very funky Flip Mino HD camcorders to play with – my review is here – it’s a great gadget

Plantronics sent me a set up of their Altec Lansing Backbeat 206 earphones – these are a vast improvement on my old ones and which have given me a fondness for tangle free cloth cables and comfy ear buds.

Microsoft gave me a very nice HTC mobile phone to play with – some more about that here

Jennifer Frahm sent me a review copy of David Meerman Scott’s World Wide Rave – it’s a good read.

Iggy Pintado sent me a review copy of his book Connection Generation – which I enjoyed reading.

Symantec gave me a copy of Norton 360 to review (and the review is here).

I got a press pass for the Media 140 Oz Politics conference in September 2010 and live blogged and tweeted the event.

There’s some more from earlier this year that I’ll add as time permits.

People Who Have Sent Me Solicited Free Stuff
Sarah Allen organised a blogger pass for me to live blog Media 140 Sydney – it was a great event and I learned a lot

Statement on Unsolicited Items
This is taken from Christopher S Penn’s blog and I can’t put it any better so you might as well know I agree with every single word below:

“You’re welcome to send them to me, but they’re not coming back.

By sending me something to review, you understand that I may or may not review it, and I do not guarantee any outcome of the review.

If your product sucks, I’m going to say so in no uncertain words.

If it’s delivered electronically, I may never even see it due to spam filters.

If it’s tangible, there’s a distinct chance it’ll get lost in my office somewhere and I won’t find it until months later, possibly after you’ve gone out of business. I’ll still review it and lament your passing if that’s the case.

If I do review something, I will disclose it, no exceptions.

If it’s great, I’ll tell people about it.
If it’s terrible, likewise.
If it’s mediocre, there’s a good chance it will make so little an impression that I’ll forget to review it entirely.

Be awesome, okay?”