Advertising on Offbeat Bride is a little bit different. This FAQ should answer all your questions about how it works…

Who can I reach through Offbeat Bride advertising?

The traffic on Offbeat Bride has grown steadily since launch in 2007. Here are the stats:

  • 1 million unique website visitors a month
  • 155k+ followers on Facebook, 18k+ on Instagram, 21k+ followers on Twitter, and 57k+ on Pinterest
  • 2.9 million pageviews a month
  • International readership with top city markets being New York, London, Chicago, Los Angeles, Sydney, Melbourne, Toronto, Seattle, San Francisco, Houston, Philadelphia, Austin, and Brisbane — although we have hundreds of thousands of readers in cities and towns across North America and around the globe!

What's the difference between Vendor Listings and Vendor Spotlight posts?

Vendor listings are like a personals ad: you write a profile explaining what makes your business awesome and how you cater to Offbeat Brides. Listings are posted in our Vendor Directory, sorted by location and category.

Vendor Spotlight posts are like a magazine article: we write a blog post all about your business. Think of a Vendor Spotlight post as a public relations campaign more than an ad. Vendor Spotlight posts are posted on our blog like any other article, and then broadcast to 150k followers via Twitter and Facebook, too. Here's where Vendor Spotlight posts appear on the homepage.  NOTE: Vendor Spotlights are only sold to advertisers who are a part of our vendor guide.

Can anyone advertise with Offbeat Bride?

No. Unlike many web advertising venues, we actually care about how our advertisers' campaigns do, and we won't accept an advertiser's money unless we truly believe you'll make it back from our readership. We are proud to say that 85% of our sponsored post clients get sales from Offbeat Bride readers.

We're extremely selective about who we feature in offbeat Vendor Spotlight posts. This is part of the service we offer to the readers of offbeatbride.com — we act as an editorial filter, which is a benefit for both readers and advertisers. Readers find vendors, products, and services aligned with their values. Advertisers, meanwhile, receive the added credibility of editorial recommendation and don't waste their money on a campaign that isn't going resonate with the readership.

Is paid placement the only way to get my business on Offbeat Bride?

Nope. Photographers and other businesses are always welcome to submit their work for editorial consideration, although we receive dozens of submissions each week and we can feature very few. Paid placement is the best way to ensure you get on the site in a timely fashion, and the best way to make sure we focus on promoting you and your business — not just a wedding you worked on.

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I'm doing a contest/giveaway — will you promote it?

Yes, but only as part of paid Vendor Spotlight campaign. Click here for more information about Vendor Spotlight posts.

How much does Offbeat Bride advertising cost?

Check out our rate sheet.


Placement FAQs: more about specific ad types

We want to answer all your questions about the nitty gritty of how we do things. Click below to learn more about…
* Offbeat Vendors Guide (What areas are represented? How do you pick which businesses to list? What does each listing include? How long is a listing up?)
* Banner ads (Where do banners appear? Can you do direct links? What size are the ads? Who can buy ads?)
* Vendor Spotlight posts (Who can buy an Vendor Spotlight post? Who writes Vendor Spotlight posts? How can you help me sell specific products?)


Can I change the image or in my existing banner ad?

Yes! Each week you'll receive an email with a link to your advertiser dashboard. Click the link in your email, and you'll find a link on your dashboard to upload a new banner.

Can I do a payment plan?

While we require payment up-front, PayPal's Credit program makes it possible for ad clients to do a payment plan via PayPal.

Check out with PayPal and choose PayPal Credit. Subject to credit approval. See Terms.

Can I update the text/contact information in my Vendor Listing or old Vendor Spotlight?

Yes, but there's a fee associated. Once your listing or Vendor Spotlight is published, the text is considered locked (barring egregious errors). That said, we totally understand that things can change, so we offer a Vendor Listing Update option for purchase. For Vendor Spotlight posts, we can make updates to an old post if you purchase a new post. Please understand that this is an issue of scale for us: since we work with hundreds of businesses, it's simply not feasible to provide updates without a fee.

My ad isn't getting as many clicks as I want. Can I get a refund?

We do not guarantee clicks, so while we're not able to offer a refund, we'd love to work with you to figure out how we can improve your ad's performance. We'll ensure that your ad gets within the average number of impressions, but we are not responsible for how your ad performs. Purchase at your own risk.

Whew, got all that?

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