• wrote a new post, Research Nugget #4, on the site blabbermouth200 6 years ago

    Wolverson, R. (2013). The Human Billboard. Time, 181(14). Retrieved from http://web.a.ebscohost.com.proxy.library.vcu.edu

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    • From the nugget I sense there’s a potential conflict or problem you can explore further: “But companies are also putting their brands in the hands of untested spokespeople and, in some cases, running into controversy about the blogger-sponsor relationship.” Did the author talk more fully about these conflicts? Can you look into it more fully? It seems that companies benefit by these bloggers, but could potentially be hurt by them as well. Some examples may help you provide strong evidence in your argument.

    • I don’t know if I’m the only one that notices this, but I think it’s too obvious when a blogger or writer is trying to push a certain product. They don’t seem genuine enough, but maybe i’ve just seen bad examples. Either way, it’s interesting and I didn’t know it was such a common thing for advertisers to work with bloggers.