About Branded Content Policies

Our Branded Content Policies require that you use our Branded Content Tool whenever posting branded content. We define branded content as a creator or publisher's content that features or is influenced by a business partner for an exchange of value. This may include when you post content featuring a product or service gifted to you for free. Here is a guide to some common situations involving branded content.

ScenarioPolicy violation?Need a tag?Rationale

A brand or business pays you to post content that features or mentions their product or brand/business

Example: You post a photo that shows you using a company’s product and are paid by the company to post that photo.

Example: You post a photo containing a caption that describes or reviews a company’s product or brand/business

NoYesPayment from a brand or business partner in exchange for posting content constitutes an exchange of value, so a tag is required.

A brand or business sends you gifts or free products or services and you post content that features or mentions those products or services

Example: A company sends you a free product and you post a photo that shows you wearing that product Example: A company loans you a free product and you post a photo that shows you wearing that product
NoYes Posts featuring a free or loaned product or gift from a brand or business partner constitutes an exchange of value, so a tag is required.

You post content that promotes your own products

Example: You post content about your own makeup or bag line.
NoNoThere is no brand or business partner involved here, so it isn't considered branded content. However, as with all of your content, you are responsible for complying with legal obligations, including any disclosure obligations you may have.
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