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2/23/18 6:37 P

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I know that Spark People needs ads for revenue. I just feel like they sold out to Jenny Craig. Not that Jenny Craig bought them. Just that they sold out for ad revenue. I feel very let down. I will not deny it.

Jenny Craig is part of the problem when it comes to the $60 billion dollar diet industry. They profit on peoples failure. If anyone was ever successful, long term. They would go out of business.

What about the new Sparkers who come here and think that you all endorse Jenny Craig? A food delivery service that will happily send you fake and disgusting diet food. That no one can stick to because let's face facts.

Jenny Craig is the opposite of why I loved Spark. It is the opposite of all Spark People stands for. I have been a member for a long time.

Just my .02 cents

Edited by: MANDIETERRIER1 at: 2/23/2018 (18:38)

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2/3/18 7:51 P

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Yep... we've been seeing more native advertising like this ever since Spark introduced Premium as a way to "remove" the ads from the site. Sure, maybe SOME of the ads... but not the sneaky ones!



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2/3/18 6:50 A

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I saw that "article" too and was suspicious. I clicked on it and wasn't surprised that it was a Jenny Craig ad posing as an article. I love SparkPeople and have learned a lot from their traditional articles and blogs but this one was rather frustrating indeed.

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2/2/18 5:20 P

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I think it says sponsored somewhere in fine print.

I personally think Jenny Craig is the opposite of everything Spark People represents.



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2/2/18 3:48 P

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"Consider a new way to lose weight"....interesting, OK...but it leads directly to a whole page of Jenny Craig ads/stories....! AT LEAST LABEL THE ARTICLE TITLE WITH "SPONSORED", OK? Then those of us who don't want to waste our time will skip it.
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