The Nine Lives Media Inc. team works on a range of traditional editorial content, sponsored projects and custom editorial projects. For the benefit of our readers, we disclose our paid relationships here. They include:
Sponsorships: Dozens of vendors sponsor Nine Lives Media Inc.’s websites, webcasts and custom media. For a list of current sponsors, visit www.TheVARguy.com/my-sponsors, www.TheVARguy.com/events, www.MSPmentor.net/our-sponsors and www.MSPmentor.net/events. You can also see our sponsors simply by viewing the online ads across our media sites (MSPmentor, The VAR Guy and Talkin’ Cloud.)
Paid travel expenses: In order to cover live events and vendor conferences, Nine Lives Media Inc.’s editorial staff accepts vendor-paid travel (to cover flight expenses and/or hotel accommodations). For 2011, the following vendors have paid for Nine Lives Media Inc. editorial conference travel: Autotask Community Live, Cisco Systems Partner Summit, Ingram Micro Cloud Summit, Kaseya Connect User Conference, Kaspersky Lab Partner Summit, and NetSuite Partner Summit. Note: List subject to change.
Editorial Independence: Although sponsorships and paid travel help to fund our operations and business, we strive to maintain editorial independence — delivering a strong, trusted voice for our readership. We offer unique editorial perspectives based on our market knowledge. If you have any questions about our editorial policies please contact Editorial Director Joe Panettieri (joe [at] NineLivesMediaInc [dot] com).