May 29, 2019

060: Meghan Brown – Getting Your Work Published

If you work in the wedding or events industry, it’s safe to say you know just how important getting published is. It allows for your work to get exposure and for your name to get out there into the world. 95% of couples use blogs and magazines to plan their wedding, and publications are the way to get in front of those couples. But the process can be daunting—and not to mention time consuming. Researching which publication will be a good fit, compiling images, getting content from your client… all for potential rejection that will leave you back at square one.

That’s where my guest on the podcast today steps in! Meghan Brown is the manager of Two Bright Lights, a submissions platform that allows photographer and vendors to submit images of their event for publication. The genius behind her company is that you just have to fill out one submissions package! They partner with 100s of publications for just about anything and everything, and you can submit to as many of them as you want with just a couple of clicks. It has truly revitalized and changed the way publications are submitted!

I loved hearing Meghan talk about her organic journey into this particular role—from starting out as a singer into the events world and finally realizing her true passion for products and marketing: growing and marketing businesses, creating products to solve a problem in the industry… it’s all about making life easier for creative business owners. And let me say the work is SO appreciated 🙂

WHAT YOU’LL HEAR IN THIS EPISODE:

  • What exactly Two Bright Lights is
  • Submission strategies
  • Why getting published is important
  • How to find which publication will be a good fit
  • Mistakes Meghan has made on her journey 
  • Mistakes Meghan sees with submissions and tips for fixing them
  • What makes something publishable

CONNECTING:
Two Bright Lights Website
Two Bright Lights Instagram
Meghan’s Instagram

LINKS REFERENCED:
Two Bright Lights Blog

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