sponsorship

Perhaps naively, a few years ago I promised I would never run AdSense on this blog.Well I haven't quite broken that promise, but perhaps I've come close.I was recently approached by someone to include a link to their website in an old post of mine. The link was fairly relevant to the post and I bet you couldn't find it if you tried.They said they would give me $100 to do it. So I accepted.Am I a sellout or what?...

I've said in the past I will never put AdSense on this blog. But I wonder if there is some type of sponsored deal you and I could organise? It doesn't neccessarily have to be a link or ad on the side, in fact I don't want that. But I wonder if something more can be explored, something more creative and flexible, that adds value to you, me and my audience. Would you sponsor this blog? Let's talk....

Here is a disappointing page. It's the top sponsored channels on YouTube sorted by the most amount of subscribers of all time in Australia.These brands must be paying for this privilege. I've been told they do receive banner ads as part of that package, but that's about it. They're pretty much normal accounts, ones that you or I could register.But of all the brands who are sinking money into these channels, the most popular channel has just 1,300 subscribers. And it's the Government.I find it beyond disappointing that's the best we can do, particularly with the budgets they would have been allocated. Where's the ROI on that? Maybe they'd have been better off with a normal, free account....