MTV News Becomes Paid Shill For

Maybe you didn’t take MTV News too seriously to begin with, but if you did you might want to reconsider. BrandChannel started noticing that MTV News was posting articles about’s contest for a new sellout band for its TV spots. (This is the same company as; both charge for their services and generally suck.) The problem with the paid MTV sponsorship is that it’s not disclosing that the “news stories” are just advertorials.

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“MTV Quietly Plugs” [BrandChannel] (Thanks to Abram!)

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