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How NOT to pitch a nontraditional wedding blogger a story about engagement rings

As the publisher of a highly-trafficked wedding blog, of course I get a lot of public relations pitches every day. What's most remarkable about these pitches is how completely and comically off some of them can be. Here's my big guidance for public relations folks: if you're pitching a publication, it's worth taking five minutes to familiarize yourself with that publication's focus.

5 ways to woo an offbeat audience with your holiday marketing

Halloween is over kids, which means one thing: discount candy holiday shopping. If you have an online retail business that targets our kind of folks, this is your big time to shine. It's also a time when wedding decor can transition into awesome gifts. Possibilities! Here are some ways to lure an offbeat audience into your holiday campaign.

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VENDOR OPEN THREAD: We want to see your styled shoots!

I wrote a post today on Offbeat Bride about why we don't publish styled shoots. As I hope I made clear in that post, as a longtime marketing fiend, I personally love seeing styled shoots. I love seeing the kinds of work that offbeat vendors want to be doing — especially vendors who work in more traditional markets, where they just might not have as many opportunities to show off their nontraditional tastes with real clients.