Assured Advertiser Information
We advise that all Assured Advertisers read this page before posting on AVForums.com.
Assured Advertisers are long term advertisers at AVForums. Their support will
enable the AVForums to continue to be the web’s best AV resource and online
community in the UK.
Assured Advertisers also have certain privileges which other advertisers/commercial organisations do not have:
- they will have the Assured Advertiser title under their name in posts.
- they can include their company details in their signatures.
- they can have their company logo as their avatar.
- they may respond to direct questions for help with a reply directing people to their business. I.e. they have a limited exemption from rule 7.
AVForums does not have any vetting procedure prior to assigning Assured Advertiser status to advertisers. Neither do we guarantee the quality of service of any Assured Advertiser company. However, we will remove advertisers from our Assured Advertiser scheme if we receive complaints about the company which we feel have not been adequately addressed.
1. Becoming an Assured Advertiser.
Companies may become Assured Advertisers by contacting our advertising sales team. Assured Advertisers sign up for a minimum of 12 months advertising, though they can cancel during this term with one month notice (except when the advertisers are required to pay for a longer period of advertising in advance). The advertising account manager will instruct AVForums admin to grant Assured Advertising status to the advertisers' account(s). This process is usually complete within an hour but can take longer, and once done, the Assured Advertiser title will appear under the advertiser's name in all their posts. Only when this change has been made, may an advertiser start to use the extra privileges afforded by Assured Advertising.
An Assured Advertiser may have an unlimited number of staff registered with AVForums. All the accounts must be granted Assured Advertiser status (requested via their advertising account manager) and our rules with regard to duplicate accounts apply (people may not have more than one account each).
2. Assured Advertiser signatures.
Advertisers may include a signature when creating a post in a professional capacity. I.e. responding to questions by members which relate to their business or engaging in an 'on-topic' (to AV) discussion about products, services or the industry.
Advertisers should not include a signature when posting personally, by which we mean engaging in banter or off-topic discussions with members.
For example, submitting a post which just contains a smiley but wtih a signature will be considered a breach of the rules because the signature is gratuitous.
There is a tick box to enable (default) or disable the inclusion of a signature when creating a post via the Start Thread or Post Reply buttons and should be used appropriately.
Signatures of Assured Advertisers can contain contact details for the member and their company, and may have a maximum of three commercial links (ie. to their website(s)) in addition to any other non commercial links. Links to AVF Deals or bargains posted in the appropriate place on AVForums are counted as commercial links. A link to their AVForums hosted forum, AVForums hosted blog or AVForums hosted web page is not.
3. Assured Advertiser avatars.
Avatars are the small images displayed below members' names in their posts. Assured Advertisers may use their company logo or name in their Avatar, but must not use it as an advertising opportunity. Any text in there must be factual, objective and without superlatives.
4. Assured Advertisers may respond to direct questions for help with a reply directing people to their business
AVForums rule 7 states the following:
AVForums members own, operate, represent or who are affiliated with a commercial enterprise or competing website must not post messages which directly invite members to contact them, visit their website or visit their premises to purchase goods or services unless they are advertisers with AVForums. .
Rule 7 exists for two main reasons:
- to stop spam. Nobody wants to see people posting adverts in threads.
- to maintain AVForums’ revenue streams from paid advertising.
Our Assured Advertiser scheme allows advertisers to reply to direct questions with answers which would otherwise break rule 7. These replies must answer and quote the original question(s) and may include a link to their website provided the link is relevant to the answer. AVForums reserves the right to amend or delete any posts by assured advertisers which break any of the forum rules.
It is strongly recommended that Assured Advertisers try to help forum members rather than use every opportunity to post links to their site and promote their business. Advertisers who genuinely help forum members without self promoting gain their trust, respect and ultimately their business. Advertisers who post loads of self promotional replies and links will start to annoy forum members, and may even get reported as spammers.
The Assured Adverising status is not to be used to post links with a view to increasing search engine ranking. The moderators are instructed to prevent this kind of activity.
Examples of using the Assured Advertiser status
Let’s look at a couple of examples of this exemption to rule 7 being used.
Say someone asks for details of a dealer in their locale.
‘Can anyone recommend a retailer in Sheffield?’
An Assured Advertiser could reply saying
‘Yes we are in Sheffield, check out my signature for details’.
The advertiser has answered the original poster’s question and so the
reply is allowed.
If they then went on to add
‘and we provide the best service in South Yorkshire’
Then they are not breaking rule 7 (as revised December 2012) but it's not a great idea to post in this self promotional way because our members really don't appreciate it.
‘Where can I pick up the JVC HD1 projector?’
‘We have them in stock for £4,000.’
Is ok since it’s answering the question. The additional availability
and pricing information is acceptable since it’s pretty much essential
to the original poster. But
‘give me a call and we can get one out to you for tomorrow’
is breaking rule 7 because it's an invitation to contact the retailer which goes beyond answering the question. The moderators will remove this content and possibly award infractions.
I hope these examples illustrate that we are giving long term advertisers more latitude to provide useful information without getting moderated. They must still be mindful not to venture beyond answering direct questions with relevant answers.
While we appreciate your business, maintaining the attractiveness of the forum is absolutely vital, and we will not allow any member to spoil that, irrespective of whether they are an advertiser.
5. Every advertiser will be entitled to one rule 7-exempt thread in the Shows and Events forum plus one rule 7-exempt thread per £250 advertising slot in the Advertisers' Forum up to a maximum of six.
If an advertiser wants to start a new thread and they already have the maximum allowed number of threads in either of those forums, then they will need to remove a thread. They should use the Archive option in the Thread Tools drop-down menu to remove the outgoing thread.
6. In the rare situation when a new advertiser has a pre-existing AVForums login which they wish to keep separate from their business, they may have one login from which to post on a professional basis, and retain their pre-existing personal login for personal use.
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