THE NEXT LEVEL: JENNIFER STEIN Discusses MEGHAN ELY, Using PR and Marketing Techniques to Brand Yourself and Create the World’s Finest Weddings

In this episode of The Next Level, Andy Kushner and guest co-host, Jennifer Stein, discuss key topics from last week’s interview with Meghan Ely. Jennifer is the Owner, Publisher, and Editor in Chief of Destination I Do Magazine.

Welcome to another episode of The Next Level, in which I have a guest co-host, and the two of us talk about my recent interview of the week. This week we discuss how Meghan Ely was able to combine her love of marketing, PR, and wedding planning to carve a unique niche in the lux wedding industry. Another important topic that Meghan has a great handle on is the evolution of the industry. Jennifer and I discuss how important it is to stay relevant and not be dependent on other outlets for PR, marketing, or other revenue-generating activities. We also talk about outside the box thinking, pitching, and so much more.

Show Highlights:

  • [02:32] We kick off the show with Jennifer sharing a little bit about her magical trip to Sorrento, Italy.
  • [03:36] We discuss how Meghan talked about staying relevant in the current PR landscape.
  • [04:07] Social media has really changed the landscape of media, and Jennifer is impressed with the way that Meghan stays ahead of trends and changes.
  • [05:20] We talk about the importance of staying relevant and how it is dangerous to be dependent on one outlet with your marketing.
  • [06:07] Diversifying is so important. We need to focus on the space that we own not the space we rent.
  • [07:08] We can use social media to build our brands, though be sure to diversify.
  • [08:33] A clever trick to make sure you are relevant is just to Google wedding and see what is current.
  • [09:31] You can also become a thought leader by talking about what others aren’t.
  • [10:15] Jennifer shares awesome trends that could be brought back and used to refresh the industry.
  • [11:09] Andy and Jennifer talk about the importance of trusting your instincts and being original.
  • [13:07] We talk about a wonderful platform with a growth trajectory. Podcasting!
  • [14:41] Another service that Meghan offers is to help people become podcast guests.
  • [15:24] Jennifer shares tips on how to pitch to her magazine. Outside of the box thinking can be an article.

LINKS:

The Wedding Biz Website

The Wedding Biz Instagram

The Wedding Biz Facebook

OFD Consulting…Wedding PR Services:

www.ofdconsulting.com

Wedding PR membership:

www.ofdcollective.com

Wedding Industry Speakers:

www.weddingindustryspeakers.com

Social

OFD Consulting LLC Facebook Page

OFD Consulting on Instagram

Videos

Wedding PR firm OFD Consulting- Meet Us!

Own It! Crafting Your Personal Brand

This Week’s Guest Co-Host

Jennifer Stein: Editor-in-chief, Destination I Do Magazine

THE NEXT LEVEL: Jennifer Stein: Editor In Chief Destination I Do Magazine

Jennifer Stein

Destination I Do Magazine

Destination I Do Blog

@DestinationIDo on Twitter

Destination I Do Magazine on Pinterest

Destination I Do on Instagram

Jennifer Stein on LinkedIn

LINKS & RESOURCES:

Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria

Style Me Pretty

Abby + Tait Larson: Saving Style Me Pretty

Brides

SPONSOR LINKS

Kushner Entertainment www.kushnerentertainment.com