(Be prepared: You will never think of me the same again.)
Several weeks ago, many of you enjoyed Vivienne’s adorable “Tuna-Fish Salad” how-to. (What? You missed it?! Oh, you’ve just gotta watch it before you read on, okay?)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zF9gS72UEUw
I watched the numbers of viewers grow and grow, and thought maybe we could make a buck.
(Shameful, I know.)
I’m new to the concept of advertising and making blog-money, but I decided to jump in and give it a go! I emailed Follow Your Heart, home to Vegenaise (our family’s beloved alternative to mayonaise) and asked if they wanted to use the video in some way for advertising.
(It gets worse.)
A very kind rep emailed back explaining that they thought the video was adorable, but couldn’t use it to advertise their product, because they’re a VEGAN company and can’t really promote their product being mixed with meat.
(I’m totally embarrassed. How in the world did I miss that?! With a name like “Vegenaise”, they aren’t exactly hiding that fact.)
I apologized all over the place, and the rep freely forgave my over-sight.
She sent me a handful of incredible coupons and a vegan Vegenaise recipe book (should we want to make another cooking video).
Wouldn’t you say the folks at Follow Your Heart deserve a standing ovation for gracefully helping this carnivorous mom to find the way?
(I’m not giving up on the advertising thing, though! More on that tomorrow.)