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GoodLife Eats regularly works with brands in a variety of ways. Not sure what you need? Katie is happy to use her experience to customize a program that suits your goals.
Katie’s work ethic and high standards allow her the opportunity to represent a variety of brands through ambassadorships, advisory boards, product reviews, giveaways, and sponsored posts.
She works with top brands like: Bush’s Beans, Athenos Feta, The Laughing Cow, Barilla, Lunchskins, IZZE, Calphalon, Jarlsberg, Ocean Spray, Le Creuset, & more! Outside of the food industry, Katie has had the opportunity to partner with companies such as: Hilton Honors, Hilton Hotels, The Four Seasons, Vail Mountain, Winter Park Ski, San Diego Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the Mexico Tourism Board.
Due to Katie’s extensive experience partnering with brands, she was asked to panel on a session at the 2012 International Association of Culinary Profes- sionals Conference about partnerships between bloggers and brands.
Detailed Media Kit available at request.
1. Sponsored Posts
Sponsored Posts include any post on GoodLife Eats where the brand’s message/theme is required as part of the content. Such posts may include recipes developed using brand’s product or simply having a conversational post that surrounds a theme or topic that is sponsored by the brand.
Fee amount TBD after discussion regarding brand’s needs and requirements.
2. Reviews and Giveaways
Review items must at minimum be valued at $500.
A review is defined by the brand sending review product to Katie for testing purposes. A post is then written on her experience with product details and specs included.
Statistically, posts with giveaways attached are more often shared through social media than those without. Brand holds responsibility for product fulfillment and shipping.
Giveaways must meet minimum $200 value.
3. Brand Ambassadorships or Advisory Boards
Brand Ambassadorships have many of the same elements found in sponsored posts, reviews, & giveaways. The defining factor is a long term, minimum 1 year contract.
Contracts and fees are agreed upon and signed by both parties. Katie’s Brand Ambassadorship experiences include: Bush’s Beans, Lunchskins, Together Counts, and The Laughing Cow .
4. Product Samples
Are you inquiring about sending a shipment of product for Katie experience? Receipt of samples does not indicate agreement for blog coverage. Please notify prior to shipping. Address available upon request.
To view my portfolio of freelance work, please see the Freelance Work section of the blog. There you will find a working index of articles, photography, and recipes that have been contracted to me.
A selection of these articles are available for reprinting. If you find an article that interests you, please email me to discuss pricing and whether or not the article you have in mind is available or if you’d like to contract a new article or photo.
For media features, please see Press Mentions.
For larger proposals, I am happy to provide references upon request.
Katie believes that part of living the good life is exploring new places and tasting the wonderful food and enjoyable experiences that those places have to offer, especially when done in the company with those you love.
Katie is passport ready to travel outside the USA, if needed, to help you share your location’s rich story with her readers.
Katie has had the opportunity to write about travel to locations such as Crete, Athens, San Diego, La Paz, Paws Up Resort in Montana, Vail Mountain, Napa, and the attractions that these locations boast.
Travel Writing Approach
She approaches travel writing with the reader in mind and presents her information from a how-to perspective. This perspective offers her audience valuable information and insight to how they too can go about planning such a trip for themselves.
Topics of Interest
Travel requests should be received at minimum 3 weeks in advance for American travel. Foreign travel requests should be received with at least 4 weeks advance notice.
Katie is available to travel with her children for relevant story topics. Travel requests including Katie’s children are prefer- able during the summer months or December vacation period due to school attendance.
Brand Retreats or Informative Trips
If your brand or company is hosting a blogger retreat, Katie has experience in that area as well. She has traveled on company retreats with Dole, Thermador Appliances, Bush’s Beans, and Reynolds.
Perhaps your brand is a sponsor at a blogging conference and would like blogger representatives to travel, network, and/or report alongside the brand representatives. Katie has experience traveling to blogging conferences with Bush’s Beans (Evo Conference 2011) and Jarlsberg Cheese (IACP 2012) as well as attending BlogHer Food (2009 and 2010) without brand sponsorship or affiliation.
All photography contained within posts written by Katie Goodman on GoodLife Eats are property of GoodLife Eats/Katie Goodman. Photography contained within posts written by GoodLife Eats contributors are property of the author.
If you have a product or recipe in need of photos, Katie Goodman is available to make your project beautiful. She will grocery shop, shoot, style and photograph your recipes or product. Quotes and details of contracted work are available via email request at firstname.lastname@example.org
Photograph usage is negotiated on a case by case basis and requires a fee. Katie Goodman / GoodLife Eats retains all copyrights and must be credited as such. Please contact Katie for specific inquiries.
1. Premium Advertising through FM
All above-the-fold advertising on GoodLifeEats.com is available through Federated Media. Currently ad spaces running on GoodLifeEats.com are:
To purchase or view pricing details for the premium adver- tising on GoodLifeEats.com, visit: http://tinyurl.com/goodlifeeats
2. Sidebar Graphic Ads
Below the fold 160×160 non-animated ads are less pricey options for small businesses, blogs, and independent shops. Available first come, first serve. You will be billed via PayPal when purchasing below-the-fold ads. Contact for pricing.
3. Text Links or Link Exchanges
GoodLife Eats does not participate in text link advertisements except through the Kontera text link ad agency. Please do not contact Katie Goodman regarding link exchange agreement
This is a food blog written, edited, and maintained by Katie Goodman. I accept forms of monetary advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation. Currently, ads are generated by a third party ad network. However, I am open to selling private ads if the product, service or website being advertised fits with the content of the blog.
I am occasionally compensated to provide my opinion on products, services, and various relevant topics. Although I receive compensation (in the form of cash, sponsorship, or product), the opinions expressed within the content are entirely my own. I will never accept payment to publish positive feedback, but will express my honest opinion and impressions on the matter at hand.