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Alec, if I understand the question correctly I would, vote the Pro as 'supported' as long as he would not be directly involved in the direct manufacturing of said equipment, but merely a sponser/promoter of the end product.

Should the Pro be directly involved with the design base of the product ,as a promoter and direct benifactor of the product, then I would vote 'Elite'.

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Alex,
I had Mexican Eggs for breakfast and still can't figure how to use Elite as opposed to Supported, in the primary position in a sentence, to describe their relationship.
Help me out. Will ya?
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There's a reason I'm a blue collar guy. I don't understand the question.
 

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If there is more than one I would refer to said as supported but if exclusive I would say elite. To me the following would mean such to me

Alec Sparks, an elite Orvis endorsed trainer.

It infers to me that Orvis has singled you out as a specialist and uncommon amongst the rest.

Alec Sparks, an Orvis supported trainer.

To me this infers you are one of many that Orvis recognizes and you can receive this general guidance at one of many trainers endorsed by Orvis around the country.

The big name endorsement carries weight no matter what but 'elite' in this case would tend to infer bigger and better to me, from a marketing standpoint anyhow. It would then be up to you to prove or disprove.


Sorry, I just reread the question after all that typing. Both could infer compensation, one way or the other. To me anyhow.

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Is something unethical or illegal going on?
If not who cares how someone makes a living
much less what to call it?
 

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Alec -

It's neither, for me.

Most everyone has someone...if a well know company is going to help a good trainer become a better trainer, or an excellent trainer further enhance their status by "partnering" with them...it's win-win for everyone.

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Joe S. - who wants to know when dinner is...
 

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"Pro-Staff" seems to be the word to describe this relationship when it comes to hunting and fishing professionals and their relationship with sponsor manufacturers.
 

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Like Howard, I have no idea what you are asking.

As for the difference between - "supported" and "elite"
The former is a statement of fact.
The latter is a statement of promotion.
 

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Well, I agree with RickF and Ted's comments, as well as Noah's. :wink:
 

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I apologize, I did not realize that the question asked was worded so poorly that it was difficult to understand. To hopefully clear up any confusion and halt suspicions I?m seeking input on another person business practices, I?ll explain as best I can.

I?m working with a company that manufactures equipment. THEY wish to use a word or wording that would not give the impression that I was being paid by them if used in advertising my relationship with them. No it is not Orvis.

The 3 words that have been suggested are ?elite?, ?supported? and ?endorsed?.

They feel the word ?supported? would convey the LEAST connotation that I was being paid to use their product or finically compensate in any way. The vast majority of people I?ve spoken with feel that ?supported? is the word MOST likely to convey the meaning they want to avoid.

Frankly I could care less which word/wording is used. I was just interested in getting other opinions on it. I sent them a cut/pasted meaning of all three words from a dictionary and the only word that suggests that someone may be finically compensated is in fact ?supported?. I was hoping that I might help them avoid the exact situation they were trying to eliminate through use of an improper word/wording if I ws able to gather sufficient outside input.

I again apologize for my lack of written skills.
 

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'Endorsed'

Nazdrowie.......... :drinking:
 

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Why not just say "Brand X used and preferred by Pro Trainer Y" ?

Implies that Pro Trainer Y is happy with the product and uses it. You could also say Brand X is recommended by Pro Trainer Y.
 

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Endorsed.
 

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So are you guys all say that endorsed is the best word to use or the one that sounds like they're paying me?

Vickie T, But it doesn't say that the 'brand' is happy to have a partnership with me to use their product. I kind of sounds like I just like their products, Thanks though.

Thanks for helping guys. Tomorrow afternoon I'm going to link the manufacture to this post so they can see the general perecption is 'supported' means 'getting paid' to most people.

*Alec* Who never thought this was going to be so difficult. *

Hey didn't someone complain to Chris A a couple years ago when people use to 'sign' their posts with a statement this way?

Don't figure.

RTF old school.....
 

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But it doesn't say that the 'brand' is happy to have a partnership with me to use their product. I kind of sounds like I just like their products
Ummmm, excuse me, but wouldn't the fact that a company is "happy to have a partnership" with you be pretty self-evident. I mean why in the world would a company have you "endorse", "recommend" or otherwise be associated with their company if they weren't happy with you?????? I can't imagine that Nike wasn't "happy to have a partnership" with Michael Jordan when he put his face and name in association with their products! Can't remember which company it was that just "fired" Kobe Bryant, but I'm sure part of their decision was they weren't "happy to have a partnership" with him any longer.

You seemed to be wanting words that would not imply any compensation to you. To "endorse" means - 1. to write on the back of (a document); specif..a) to sign (one's name) as payee on the back of (a check, money order, etc.) b) to make (a check, etc.) payable to another person by thus signing one's name and specifying the payee 2. to write note, title, etc. on (a document) 3. a) to give approval to; support; sanction (to endorse a candidate) b. to state, as in an advertisement that one approves of (a product, service, etc), often in return for a fee syn. see APPROVE

"Endorse" sounds like money exchanging hands....IMHO.

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And that why I was leaning to using 'elite' in some way...But a six pack says they'll still want to use 'supported' no matter what I/we/you think..... :roll:

I'd already sent them cut/pasted meaning of the words but the seem to feel that what they think is what a words meaning is. *sigh*

Thanks for the input
 
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