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Sep 5, 2009 12:26PM
Sep 5, 2009 04:56PM
TCoffey - It's not that complicated: Sharing information about Calendula is GOOD. Deceptive marketing practices and misleading us all is BAD.
When you write things like: ""Best cream that worked for me on relieving the stinging, burning and itching is My Girls Radiaion Cream" or "It took My Girls Radiation Cream ...to stop the itch and get rid of the red burning skin" - and fail to advise the women here that YOU OWN THE COMPANY, that is - at the very least - MISLEADING and DECEPTIVE. You're not advocating Calendula, you're marketing your own product. You're giving yourself free advertising and not disclosing that you profit from the sale of My Girls.
When you write things like, "The Hungarian Cream that I bought last summer is the best" , that's either frighteningly close to a major fib or when you say "Bought", you actually slyly mean buying the rights to US distribution or buying the formula or buying outright ownership of the company rather than simple buying a tube.
And best of all, when you write: "Here's another breast cancer survivor's comments using My Girls Radiation Cream, a calendula based cream that fights burns heals wounds and lessend pains" THAT'S PURE INFOMERCIAL. Only in this case, unlike advertisers on tv, you're not paying for the advertisement. More importantly from my point of view, there's not that little tidbit advising me and the other women who read and rely on your comments that "THE FOLLOWING IS A PAID FOR ADVERTISMENT" or other helpful disclaimer that's let's us know that what we're about to see, read or hear isn't simply helpful information or one woman's opinion, it's Information + Commercial = You're making money here. It's pretty appalling how many of these so-called testimonials you've posted on this Board.
If, as you write above, you're "sharing information" and going to "share with others who are going through this to be helpful", then I suggest you also share the fact that you own the company that sells My Girls. I'm pretty certain that those of us who going through this will find that little nugget of information to be helpful as well.
6/30/2009, IDC, 1cm, Stage I, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-