For all entities that wish to collaborate with me/this site.
2. The Vision
I’m Still Hungry exists to provide in-depth, objective* reviews and travel recounts with an upmarket focus. It sounds simple, and that’s exactly the way it’s meant to be. The media policy reflects this.
3. Media Policy
3.1 Requests to review a restaurant
I do not accept requests to review restaurants, regardless of compensation.
This will seem restrictive; however, I value being as unconflicted as humanly possible**. After all, I write for my readers first.
There is one circumstance under which I will accept a restaurant invitation: informal menu consultation. While I write for readers, I am more than happy to give feedback on a restaurant experience, and thus will accept invitations of this nature. The key difference is that there can be no obligation of social media coverage unless I choose to post at my discretion.
I sometimes accept invitations to special events that do not constitute what would otherwise be a standard visit that an ordinary paying customer would, or could make. Such invitations will be disclosed prominently:
- On social media: with the hashtag #invite and/or #sponsored featuring prominently
- On a blog post: with an explicit, clear reference to my invitations disclaimer at the beginning and end of the post.
3.2 Requests to review products
I do not review products – edible or otherwise. Please refrain from sending me products unless these are done in complete good faith with no strings attached. Social media coverage, if any, will be provided at my own discretion.
3.3 Sponsored / Guest Posts
I’m Still Hungry is a personal project, where the blog’s personal voice is shaped by my experiences. Readers visit the site to read about my take, not somebody else’s. Promotional material that isn’t reflective of my own experiences, content written by other authors, are inevitably incompatible with the blog.
As such, I do not publish any content types that I didn’t produce.
3.4 Sponsored Travel
I accept requests for sponsored travel for which the focus is holistic, and isn’t a single, or limited set of restaurants. Requests will be considered on a case by case basis, mostly dependent on alignment with my ways of working and brands I believe in. Areas on which I cannot compromise are creative freedom and honest feedback.
*I understand that in hospitality and especially food, there is no such thing as true objectivity. We are all shaped by our experiences and as such will come to different conclusions. Let’s not split hairs over this.
**As with the above, it is not possible to be 100% unconflicted – especially if I deal with restaurants operated by people with whom I have become friendly. Any actual relationship or financial conflict with any restaurant or that restaurant’s operators – if that ever happens – will be explicitly disclosed.