Cintrena.com uses affiliate links and, from time to time, features sponsored content on and in my site, newsletters and social media. This means that I may receive compensation in the form of a fee, a commission, and/or in-kind product samples from some of the companies whose goods or services are linked to, featured, or written about by Cintrena.com.
One of the ways I keep the wifi on at Cintrena.com is by partnering with brands I believe in to create great content. I am extremely selective about the brands I work with, and retain editorial control of all content I publish across all platforms. I don’t really publish stories written by brands, and I don’t allow brands to edit my content. It’s a unique stance I’ve taken, and it means I say “no” a lot, but from the start I’ve applied the same high standards of quality to my collaborations as I do to all my content. And I’ll always let you know if content is part of a collaboration.
How can I tell what’s part of a paid collaboration?
Transparency matters. I stand behind everything I publish — paid or otherwise — and without collaborations I wouldn’t be able to make some of my favorite content. So, I have the following elements in place to make sure you can easily tell when content is part of a paid collaboration:
Collaborations on Cintrena.com are identified by:
– a “Collaborations” or “Sponsored by” heading at the top of the story, above the title
– Italicized copy at the beginning of the story stating that it is part of a collaboration, naming the brand partner, and linking to this page
– Inclusion in the “Collaborations” category within the site
– “Collaboration” or “Sponsored By” above the author’s name in the homepage and category feeds
Collaborations on Social are identified by:
– The Paid Partnership disclaimer on Facebook and Instagram (example here and here) which states that a post is paid above the image
– #CintrenaBrandPartner dedicated hashtag with brand partner tagged
My shoppable picks are linked through various affiliate programs, so if you ultimately decide to purchase a product or service mentioned on Cintrena.com, I receive compensation from that purchase (thank you!). I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for me to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. I also work with ShopStyle Collective and ShareASale, and will update this section regularly as I grow my affiliate network to give you the best recommendations!
Affiliate Parters are identified by:
– #ad within posts