there we go, finally you said it then
was that what is was all about ?
Did you not read the post you just quoted before this one?
There are better ways to run these PR campaigns that include transparency and ROI: (not saying this is exactly correct, perhaps each article is worth a different amount, but its a start in the right direction imo)
"There should be a bounty system built that has a public key available to watch the budget be spent for this specific stuff, completely transparent at this point and we can send Dash "rebates" to the actual authors of these articles thus creating a whole market where its incentivized to write a good article about Dash. Once we don't need this anymore it can be voted out and we have seen the ROI with our own eyes. We can watch how successful each article is in the real world and judge for ourselves.
It's really not a hard problem to solve if you put your head to it.
This is essentially a presidential election that never ends, no? Lets run it like a grassroots campaign and just toss on incentives and then you have a decentralized autonomous marketing team.
Pay $40-75 per "quality"* article and everyone will be very happy to do their research and do a dash write up.
*The quality should be determined on DT per article/by "micro" vote of the community. Just like a state law would be approached or something like that.
Pros of this approach: transparent, measurable, decentralized, incentivizes a whole network of people to get involved.
Pros of a single company doing it all behind the scenes (trying to be fair here) : Might happen faster, might be cheaper, might be "better quality"