Oh, September — the heat waves are over, the beach trips are coming to a close, and everyone stateside is hearing murmurs of fantasy football and TV-binge-filled Sundays. As quickly as the sweaters and joggers return from our closets, so do the individuals and companies that fuel the photography industry. We look forward to new connections and fruitful opportunities in the same way that those before us had hoped for a bountiful harvest.
September saw the introduction of a new member of the Wonderful Machine outreach team: producer, Bryan Sheffield. Bryan has made a career out of photography for 15 years. Now, he turns his skills toward production and building client relationships.
Our research & outreach team sent a total of 415 emails to prospective clients in September — fostering relationships and increasing top-of-mind awareness among creative executives. These emails garnered 40 replies, which led to 8 phone calls between our outreach team and companies in need of photos. Additionally, we held two portfolio events: with Science Magazine, and AARP.
Here are some highlights we came upon this month:
I just wanted to drop a quick note to say thank you. I was recently contacted by Patagonia to shoot some portraits for their recent global Climate Strike campaign … I asked them where they found me, and they said it was through Wonderful Machine. I have no doubt this would never come my way if I weren’t with Wonderful Machine.
I just received a request for a shoot from Netflix, and they said that they found me through WM. –Anya Chibis
I have gotten more jobs and leads off of Wonderful Machine than any other platform I have been a part of, past or present. More than Workbook, At-Edge and Photopolitic combined. Thank you so much for such an awesome place! –Michael Dorman
[Wonderful Machine]…is a wonderful resource. Thank you! – Editor, Monitor on Psychology
We look forward to the upswing in photoshoots and media buying that precedes the Christmas/New Year’s holiday breaks. As companies gear up to sell during the busiest quarter of the year, the need for photography grows. Our job is to let those in charge know, “We’re here, and we’ve got some great photographers to choose from.”