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Are you a Software or Hardware vendor or a technology PR firm? If so, you probably know that Articles and Reviews written on blogs now go a lot further than advertising. According to a JupiterResearch study, “consumers are influenced by blogs at the moment of purchase decision.”

More information on my review and sponsored content information is below, but if you want to jump straight to my Brand, Vendor or PR Firm Contact form, either scroll down or click here to go to the form.

Product Reviews

To that end, if you are interested in having your Software or Gadget reviewed by someone who takes the time to say something different and unique about it, then you have come to the right place. I am a Technologist at heart, so much so, my wife calls technology, “the other woman.” As you have found my blog, you can see that I’m driven to provide insight, tips and tricks, and other commentary about a variety of subjects.

I currently work at AppDynamics (part of Cisco) as a Senior Manager of Partner Marketing Strategy. Do note: The postings on HighTechDad.com as well as on my social channels are my own and don’t necessarily represent AppDynamic’s positions, strategies, or opinions. I hold a high standard for transparency and disclosure and take a journalistic approach to all of my work.

I previously worked at Riverbed Technology as a Senior Manager of Content Marketing, at HP Inc. as a Senior eCommerce Content Marketing Manager and at Intel as a Brand Journalist for Intel Free Press and as a Social Media Strategist within corporate PR.

For over 5 years, I was the Technology Evangelist for GoGrid, a Cloud Computing Infrastructure Provider. (What is a Technology Evangelist? Read my explanation!) I created GoGrid’s blogging and social media presences (achieving a Klout score of 78 in July 2013) and launched and positioned GoGrid within the Cloud Community through the use of Social Media, Social Marketing, Public and Press Relations and corporate blogging — evangelizing the large and growing benefits of outsourced server infrastructure in the cloud. I have well over 15 years of Product, Account, and Engineering Management experience, as well as a passion for all types of technologies.

HighTechDad.com Sponsorships

Are you are cutting edge company or brand, or a PR firm that represents one? I am currently accepting month-long (or longer) sponsorships of HighTechDad.com to prominently place your brand within a unique and growing audience. I will work with you and/or your brand to place relevant ads and non-content mentions to give your products increased exposure. I can also write sponsored articles but I do not accept 3rd party written articles.

How To Engage With Me

If you are interested in HighTechDad (HTD) reviewing your product or Sponsoring HighTechDad.com, please fill out the form below as completely as possible. I get many requests so please be sure that your information is accurate and compelling, and your product is cutting-edge, helpful and/or FUN!

Product Sample Return Policy

Apart from the tiny amount of advertising revenue I receive from this blog, I receive no financial compensation for these articles. I do this solely because of my fascination of technology…which verges on an addiction. To that end, my policy is that any samples that are sent to me, remain in my possession. There are extreme cases where I make an exception to this policy, but for the most part, this levels the playing field for everyone.

It takes time to write an intelligent review, I spend on average a few hours writing it, plus the time it takes to take product shots, and evaluating the product itself. Finding time to do this is difficult so the compensation I receive is frequently only in the form of keeping the product itself.

Therefore:

  • I will provide an honest review across the board
  • I will write about both positives and negatives about your hardware or software or website or service
  • If the sample must be returned (I don’t typically do this), please ensure that there is ample time for me to review it AND provide return shipping
  • I will disclose in my review that I received the product/service for free, as a sample or as a “thank you for taking time to review and write” (this was only implemented in July 2009)
  • I will NOT take monetary payment for posting a review (unless as part of a sponsorship program and this is fully disclosed)
  • I will NOT insert text into a previous review advertising your product or site for money – send me a sample and I will review it
  • I will do my best to provide a timely review (especially with new product launches), however, some reviews may be queued for later release or until the product is fully reviewed

More information and disclosures can be found on my About page.

Lastly, please be sure to read my “10 Ways Brands Can Work More Effectively with Top-Tier Bloggers” as there are some tips there that you might find useful and helpful. I have recently published a new article related to the “10 Ways” article above called “How to Pitch Tech Writers & Influencers – Voices from 8 Tech Journalists (incl. HighTechDad)“. Along with my opinions are the opinions of seven other journalists (you do have to register to download the full report from Cision).

Brand, Vendor or PR Firm Contact form

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About HighTechDad

Michael Sheehan (“HighTechDad”) is an avid technologist, writer, journalist, content marketer, blogger, tech influencer, social media pundit, loving husband and father of 3 beautiful girls living in the San Francisco Bay Area. This site covers technology, consumer electronics, Parent Tech, SmartHomes, cloud computing, gadgets, software, hardware, parenting “hacks,” and other tips & tricks.

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