We have a bone to pick with Flavorpill Productions. Our LA Flavorpill newsletter for May 31- June 6 landed in our mailbox on Tuesday. It's taken a while to digest their list of "hand picked" happenings, but we noticed that LA Flavorpill favors the Merce Cunningham Dance Company twice. First there's the wrap around ads for Dance at the Music Center's presentation of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company at the Ahmanson Theatre June 2-6.
While Flavorpill Productions states in its "About Us" materials that "All publications' content is based on intrinsic worth, and is never paid for or promotional," the entry for the June 1st activity is a film by and about...Merce Cunningham at the Redcat as part of the Dance Camera West Film Festival. What may just be a coincidence supporting a very worthy artistic endeavor still feels like double dipping...
We acknowledge that the Chinese wall separating advertising from editorial is growing thin in this multi-platformed new media age, but this week's Flavorpill is hard to swallow.
UPDATE: Flavorpill responds.