Promoted deviations and journals are pieces of media we believe you should know about. They appear and act just like any other deviation or journal in your Message Center, with the exception that they're clearly marked as Promoted. As with all deviations and journals, they can be commented on, favorited, shared, and more.
Promoted messages are selected by and sent from deviantART. They represent deviations and journals we believe are of significant importance -- so much so that we want them to have a greater reach within the deviantART network.
A Promoted deviation or journal will only appear in a deviant's Message Center if the content involved will likely be of high relevance to the deviant.
We're only interested in sending Promoted messages we believe are relevant and valuable. As such, we will remain extremely mindful when considering which messages are sent and how often.
As with all deviations and journals that appear in Message Centers, Promoted messages can be closed by clicking the "X" next to the deviation or journal, or by selecting multiple messages and choosing the "Remove" option.
Premium Members can opt out of receiving Promoted messages by visiting the General section of their Settings and unchecking "Check here to receive Promoted messages." Non-Premium Members cannot opt out.
While Premium Members have the ability to opt out of receiving Promoted messages, they cannot opt out of Hot Topics or Contest Announcements. This is because deviantART needs to maintain an open channel with deviants for official communications.