Archive for January, 2012

HC Weddings – PR For St Louis Wedding Vendors

January 25th, 2012

Scott from The Hospitality Concierge was kind enough to sit down with me today and discuss a new marketing system for wedding vendors. HC is doing so many different things for vendors that I had a hard time wrapping my mind around exactly what it was they were offering. Then I realized it’s basically like HC is doing PR for the wedding vendor. They have 100 different ways of spreading good news about wedding businesses.

The Concept Brides want free stuff, and HC has stuff to give them. In order to win over a bride, The Hospitality Concierge offers a free pampering gift and a free meeting with a wedding planner. Brides can also plan their day and tell their story through [...]

BrideRush Interview

January 17th, 2012

Recently, I ran across the BrideRush website, and James from BrideRush was kind enough to answer a few questions.

TJ: For readers who haven’t heard of BrideRush, could you give me a short and sweet idea of what BrideRush is about?

James: BrideRush is for busy brides with little time for planning and for brides with short engagements. We offer exclusive, date-specific deals, helping wedding vendors fill unfilled dates and helping brides save a bundle. As more and more couples choose to plan their weddings in six months or less and select their venue and vendors closer to their wedding date, BrideRush also is the home for information on how to get it all done easily and quickly[...]

Smugmug Order Fulfillment Review

January 10th, 2012

When Larissa and I first started our photography business, she asked me to geek it out and program an online ordering system to let our customers see their pictures from their session and place their order online. The online ordering system I made has worked out well for us, but it still takes work to place the orders through our lab after the customers have entered their order online. It would be a gross understatement to say that I really don’t enjoy manually ordering prints, so when I heard about Smugmug’s online order fulfillment option, I jumped at the chance to try it out. Let someone else do the work and I just collect a paycheck? Sign me up.

Opportunity Come[...]