Are you interested in partnering with Rowsandall.com?
The founding principle for rowsandall.com was, and still is, free data
and analysis for rowers. Fulfilling that mission means that we try to test
and support as many widely used rowing related hardware and software
products as possible. Since these products typically have rapid update
cycles for bug fixes and new features, having ready access to the
products enables us to keep rowsandall.com working well.
At the same time, one of the most powerful marketing and publicity
for niche products like rowing gear is word of mouth reviews and
endorsements from "real" users.
To try to keep rowsandall.com non-commercial and brand neutral, we have
the following principles for collaboration.
We are open to working together with partners serving the rowing
community. To maintain maximum transparency to our users, we have
the following principles for collaboration:
On blog.rowsandall.com, analytics.rowsandall.com and through
our Twitter account, we write about hardware, software, and other
rowing related kit that we have used, tested, and are enthusiastic about.
- We welcome evaluation hardware and software products to try
- We make no specific commitment in exchange for these products.
- We do not formally publish product reviews, however, we may or
mention your product
- If there are reasons why we are not satisfied with the unit, but
we feel that an improved version would serve the rowing community,
we may contact you with constructive criticism. We try to not mention
your product in a negative way on our public blogs or twitter.
However, we retain the freedom to engage in online discussions
about your product, but will try to keep our communication
- We encourage vendors to send us their products for testing.
We are especially interested in software and hardware used
for indoor and
- We do not accept equipment on loan. This is our policy because
this is an informal collaboration, we do not have the ability
to accept financial responsibility for loss, breakage or return
For evaluation consideration, please contact us
at firstname.lastname@example.org with
information about your product/service including any important
links or images prior to sending the product.
Examples of possible partnerships
We currently envision a couple of ways in which we can partner with
your business. We are open for other models. If you have an interesting
proposition or want to use one of the partnership models listed below,
please contact us by email.
- Sponsorship of Pro membership.
You distribute coupon codes giving right to a year of
Pro membership to the receiver of the coupon. The coupon can be
redeemed on this website by the user. He or she will get a year of
Pro membership sponsored by you. Rowsandall.com will send you a
regular invoice based on the number of redeemed coupons.
- Purchasing blocks of Pro membership coupons.
This is similar to the above, except that you pay in advance (at
a reduced rate) a "block" of Pro membership coupons.
- Advertising. If you decide to support rowsandall.com through
advertising, we will create a top banner where you as a sponsor
have space to put up a clickable static picture. Contact us for
rates and details on the size of the advertisement and possible
duration of the campaign. We reserve the right to decline
advertisement that don't add value to the rowing community or aren't
a good fit for the audience and content of the site.
- Collaboration on prototypes or beta versions of your new products
(or product upgrades). You send us a product ahead of release (under
a confidentiality agreement) and we use it and provide feedback.
We will make no public comments or posts about the product, nor
would we inform anyone else.
- Long term product feedback. Typically in the product design phase.
We would act as a sounding board for ideas, could provide feedback
on the data related features of the product. We would charge for our
time according to an agreed price.