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Thank you for your interest in CoolHotNot and how we can help your company and products. More on that in a moment, but first, let’s have a conversation about the modern reality of advertising.
Most people have very little trust in the majority of the advertising they see, and as a result, they pay little attention to it. Why? Because most advertising is manipulative and intrusive.
The irony here is that most people do appreciate getting a new product recommendation from a trusted source. They're hungry for honest, unbiased product reviews and recommendations. And that’s what we offer here at CoolHotNot.
We provide a more objective means of discovering what’s proven and cool, what’s new and promising and hot, and what’s disappointing and a big letdown. In other words, what to buy and what to avoid.
So we start with the CoolHotNot Tech Xperts Team – a group of media stars who have a long-proven reputation for integrity and credibility. They can’t be bought, and we fiercely defend their independence. They maintain lists of products they love, products they want, and products that let them down—and we merge and process those lists to produce a consensus list of what’s cool, what's hot, and what's not.
If your company has a product or products that appear on either the consensus Loved or Wanted lists, then your product is eligible to be highlighted on our site as our Featured Giveaway. If you're interested in being featured, please contact our Director of Operations & Communications, Allen Stalvey by writing to
If your company does not yet have a product on either the Tech Xperts Loved or Wanted lists, then we may be able to have one of the Tech Xperts review your product to see if they might like to add it to one of their lists. Please send the details regarding your product to
We look forward to working with you in order to help our mutual customers, and potential customers, who value quality as much as we do and you do.
CoolHotNot is a collaborative effort representing a credibility-weighted aggregation of the collective experience of multiple individuals. Our entire purpose is to provide you, our visitors, with credible, reliable product rankings based on a wide variety of actual product experience by a wide variety of individuals. Thus, our entire approach to providing those rankings is to enable the means whereby individuals can share their own trustworthy, real-life product experience by listing the products they love, the products they want, and the products they found disappointing.
The site itself assiduously avoids any attempt to influence product selection, ratings, and reviews. Paid advertising and promotional consideration are accepted by this site, most often in the form of products to give away. Such products, however, must first be on the Loved or Wanted lists of the CoolHotNot Tech Xperts or the CoolHotNot Crowd—meaning that we only feature and give away products that are first selected by an unbiased, independent algorithm that combines individual lists. Measures are consistently taken to ensure that any compensation received by the site will not impact or influence rankings, ratings, content, reviews, or comments on CoolHotNot.com. All paid advertising is in the form of advertisements generated by a third party ad network. Sponsorships on the site are limited to products and/or promotional consideration provided to CoolHotNot by qualifying vendors to give away or cover site and company costs.
In order to support the ability of the CoolHotNot Tech Xperts to form valid opinions about products, CoolHotNot arranges product reviews for the Tech Xperts. The Tech Xperts act as proxy for consumers in using their extensive experience and expertise to assess products, so we do what we can to facilitate the review of products of interest to the Tech Xperts with cooperating vendors. The Tech Xperts have been reviewing products for years and have a well-earned reputation for being fair and unbiased; even if they are permitted to keep the products they try on indefinite loan, there is no promise, explicit or implied, made to vendors as to the outcome of the trial. Any product could just as easily end up on the Letdown List (or no list at all) as on the Loved List.
None of the Tech Xperts will, nor will this site, ever accept cash payment or any other consideration in exchange for favorable treatment of any product, service, website or offering. We encourage site contributors to express opinions about organizations, products, and/or services based on their personal experience. This site does receive compensation for posts in the form of products and/or services for the purpose(s) of testing, product reviews, and/or giveaways. Items received may be kept by the Tech Xperts, or may be given away to readers via our CoolHotNot Featured Product Giveaway program.
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