Media Policy

1. Audience

For all restaurants and their associated PR agencies that wish to contact me regarding restaurant invitations, sponsored travel and so on.

2. The Vision

I’m Still Hungry exists to provide in-depth, objective reviews and travel recounts with mouth-watering pictures. 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 the existence of compensation. I also do not accept compensated invitations to restaurants with the expectation of social media coverage and/or blog posts.

This will seem restrictive, and that’s the point, in order to remain unconflicted: I write for my readers, not restaurants.

There is one circumstance under which I will accept an invitation to come into a restaurant: for menu testing/informal 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 with the above is that, naturally, there is absolutely no provision for blog posts or social media coverage in such a setting. Such services, if provided, are solely at my own discretion, and in all cases will be properly and explicitly disclosed (e.g. via #sponsored/#invite/#gifted hashtags if on social media, or via a standard disclaimer clause if on the blog).

3.2 Requests to review products

I do not review products. Please refrain from sending me products (edible or otherwise) if you expect a blog post or social media coverage. Any such content is provided at my own discretion.

3.3 Sponsored / Guest Posts

I’m Still Hungry is a personal project, where my own perspectives is the unique draw-card driving the blog. I sincerely believe that readers visit the site to read about my take on a restaurant/travel experience. Any editorial content written by a different author will inevitably and unavoidably be incongruous with the blog’s overall voice.

As such, I do not accept/publish sponsored posts for any price or under any condition.

3.4 Sponsored Travel

I do accept requests for sponsored travel. Please note that each request will be considered on a case by case basis, mostly dependent on what is required. I highly value creative freedom and honest feedback, and so please do not ask me to compromise on this.

Cheers!
Michael