With all of the hats that we already wear, submitting weddings was absolutely painful for me and quite often just didn’t happen at all if it was on me to do. I had worked with some other businesses outsourcing my submissions in the past, but never really felt like I found the perfect fit in regards to organization and follow through on submissions. The attention to detail is unmatched. Submissions and PR can be a lot to keep track of, and I am constantly amazed at how on-top of it and quick they are at being responsive to their clients.
Before joining OFD, I had been deep diving into my website’s SEO performance and knew that I was lacking in being quoted/my work being shown on well known/higher SEO authority websites. Before joining OFD, I had never tried getting my work published. Since joining OFD I have already had a wedding accepted for online publication and been quoted various times in wedding related PR articles. Those wins from OFD paired with all of my SEO work in Q1 has helped me rank on page 1 already for a few keywords that are getting me quite a few more leads monthly. This all happened within a few months’ time.
I absolutely love their communication. They are always letting us know what is going on, always setting up office hours and other meetings. It’s not just a sign up and forget it program! They really are working with you non stop! The value of this program is beyond anything else you will receive. The team at OFD make you feel like you matter and they are always willing to talk things out, which I love! You def get a feeling of family and support. I love feeling like I am part of something. I honestly didn’t know how to correspond with them regarding submissions and questions and honestly, I feel like I can talk to them about anything! It’s a great community to be involved with.
As a new, niche business for the wedding industry, we wanted to not only gain some name brand press for exposure to couples, we also wanted to build our brand with other professionals and get feedback on various marketing opportunities. We couldn’t be happier with our results. Within two months, we had important features that helped drive social media interaction and new business. OFD Collective has fostered new connections and relationships with key industry players, and helped us keep a steady drumbeat of coverage. Their work far exceeded my expectations, especially given the low cost of membership.
I really appreciate the personal touches. OFD is great about recommending the types of publications that are best suited for my weddings and my company. They don’t waste time submitting to blogs they think aren’t a good fit, and are always open to my ideas and goal publications. They present me with their opinions, but at the end of the day it’s my call, and I really appreciate that. What surprised me the most was how receptive and responsive they are at OFD. They are great about getting back to my direct emails in a timely manner. I’m consistently blown away by the quality of the submissions themselves that I get to review before they are submitted to publications. It makes me more confident about my work to see how it’s presented by OFD.
I was that person on the fence. I can’t stress enough, that the return you get on your investment is just leaps and bounds ahead of anything you could imagine. People google companies, they google names, and they google your team names. How impressive is it to know that when they do they have the opportunity to see the press you have received from working with OFD. They may click over to content that you created giving them an extra push to contact you and speak with your personally. This has happened to our team at The Renaissance many times since joining OFD. You can have an amazing website (which could be even cooler if you had a “press” page highlighting the opportunities you have had through OFD), amazing pictures online, and a busy and popular social media presence…but there is always value in the extra (and unique) opportunity that OFD provides by getting your name out there with links back to your website and more importantly to you, by the PR leads ALONE. (PLUS, you helped me set up my press page which was just another perk…our press page is one of the most clicked-on links on our website…and it’s all thanks to you!)
OFD has helped me increase the authority of my brand and my website! The people are fantastic to work with and understand relationships. What I like best about OFD, is that they have cemented relationships with journalists directly in the wedding industry to help their clients. This is gold!
Since I joined the OFD Collective in 2018, I have been featured over 160 times in articles from major wedding trafficked websites. The back links have had a major impact on my website’s rankings and SEO. Meghan and I have an amazing relationship and feel more like friends than just a random member.
My biggest problem before joining OFD was that I didn’t know what my problems were. I knew that I wanted to grow and be a leader in the industry, but I didn’t know where to start or how to get there. Suffice to say, working with OFD has helped me get clear on my vision and I know exactly the business I’m building. If you want to grow in any business there comes a point where you can’t do it all. OFD is my solution to not being able to do it all. Working with OFD gives me time back in my day so that I can focus on what I do best.
We had a national exposure problem – we are very well known in our local market but not on a national/international level. Since working with OFD and receiving greater exposure in articles as well as through publications, our profile is rising, and we are receiving more national and international inquiries than ever before!