Am I allowed to do influencer marketing?

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Jul 11, 2018 5 Comments

I’m at Amazon. A company reached out asking if I’d do some influencer stuff for them (YouTubing, tweeting, instagramming, etc) in exchange for cash and free products. Am I allowed to do this? I want to but I don’t know if Amazon allows it.

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  • Microsoft m33p
    I’m at MSFT and during my original interviews, my hiring manager encouraged me to continue doing my influencer work - even during work hours, provided it didn’t impact my quality of MSFT work. I just declared that I was doing it to HR, as to protect my IP.
    Jul 11, 2018 2
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      boopity

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      I’ve heard Microsoft is much cooler about it than other large companies, unfortunately for me (but great for you)
      Jul 11, 2018
    • Microsoft m33p
      Yeah, I was surprised at how good about it they were. I hope Amazon can arrange something similar for you!
      Jul 11, 2018
  • Uber Exkleen
    Are you already a youtuber?
    Jul 11, 2018 1
    • Amazon / Eng
      boopity

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      A little bit. I do more for Amazon than for myself at this point.
      Jul 12, 2018