GROW! Marketing and Public Relations Tips

How to Build Your Brand on Instagram

Posted by Olivia Ward on Wed, Jan 18, 2017 @ 9:41 AM

Instagram, with more than 300 million active daily users, is one of the most exciting and fastest growing
 social media platforms.

It is a hot spot for engagement, as accounts can captivate followers and connect with them in unique ways. This the ideal place for new brands to establish a social media presence.

From user generated content and 60 second videos, to the recently popular feature “Instagram Stories,” brands have the opportunity to become visual storytellers and build their name.

Building a substantial social media presence is without a doubt challenging, but there are numerous tactics that can be used to succeed.

Read on to learn 5 tips for building your brand on Instagram

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Topics: branding, Marketing to Millennials, Instagram, social media

Trending Thursday: Grow 365 Part Two

Posted by Samantha Arcieri on Fri, Jan 13, 2017 @ 4:29 PM

You know by now that Grow 365 highlights eight  industry trends that inspire gardening year-round. In 2017, Mother Nature doesn’t have jurisdiction indoors.

Here’s another look into the rest of our 2017 trends.

Continue Reading for a deep dive into our trends.

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Topics: garden marketing, Trending Thursday, garden business, Garden Trends

Make Your 2017 Resolutions Last

Posted by Olivia Ward on Wed, Jan 11, 2017 @ 9:32 AM

The holiday season may be behind us, but there is one more day of recognition just around the corner, National “Fall off the Wagon Day.”

The New Year is a time when motivation is at an all-time high, with promises of a lifestyle change. A year full of exercise and clean eating.

This “new year, new me” mantra might be enough to carry you through January, but once February 4th comes around, according to FourSquare, there are officially more “Check Ins” via social media at fast food restaurants than the gym.

Here is how some of consumers’ favorite green brands are taking strides to keep people involved and motivated well past February 4th.

Continue reading to learn more.

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Topics: audience, PR Strategy, Public Relations Trends, trends, Marketing to Millennials

Trending Thursday: Grow 365

Posted by Samantha Arcieri on Thu, Jan 5, 2017 @ 3:25 PM

The backyard and kitchen counter have a lot in common this year; they’re both ideal places to grow  plants.

New changes in indoor gardening technology combined with an ever increasing demand for clean food means it’s easier than ever to garden 365 days-a-year. 

Garden Media Group’s annual Garden Trends Report for 2017, Grow 365, introduces eight industry trends that inspire gardening year-round. It reflects consumers’ increasing desire to access healthy food, fresh air and clean medicine — no matter the season.

Here’s a deep dive into half of our top trends for 2017.

Continue Reading to see the future of the industry.

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Topics: Trending Thursday, garden business, Garden Trends

Create a Newsletter Your Fans Will Love (We Did!)

Posted by Samantha Arcieri on Wed, Jan 4, 2017 @ 2:40 PM

Public relations professionals can agree that some of the best emails – other than responses from Journalists – come in the form of a newsletter.

Newsletters serve several purposes, and showing off content is just one of them! The letters that are curated correctly can help businesses achieve their goals by increasing leads and retaining more customers.

According to Hubspot,a successful newsletter fulfills a clear goal and inspires readers to click open at a high rate.

“Even though e-newsletters are one of the most common types of emails to send, they are actually some of the hardest to do right.”

In the spirit of the new year and taking on new initiatives, we’ve compiled a list on how to create a newsletter people want to read.

Continue Reading for tips to create a meaningful newsletter.

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Topics: PR Campaign, creating content, product launch

Trending Thursday: Top Throwback Trends of 2016

Posted by Samantha Arcieri on Thu, Dec 29, 2016 @ 11:18 AM

Garden Media has produced its highly anticipated trends report for more than a decade. To honor this milestone, we spent the year honoring our favorite trends of the past!

Here’s a look at the top trends we brought back to life in 2016!

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Topics: Trending Thursday, garden business, Garden Trends

Garden Media’s Top Media Coverage in 2016

Posted by Stacey Pierson on Wed, Dec 28, 2016 @ 9:14 AM

This year is winding down, which means we’re busy as elves creating end-of-the-year reports. Getting earned media coverage meaningful for our clients is our number one priority as their public relations partner. 

All through the year, we aim to provide material helpful to our clients’ goals and bottom lines. We craft stories and press releases, work with key influencers and pitch our client’s key messages to gain coveted media placements, which is by far our top priority since these placements show our PR efforts visually.

We thought it would be fun to take a look at a few of our top media placements that we garnered this year, how each hit was achieved and why it mattered to our clients.

Drum roll please!

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Topics: PR Measurement, PR Strategy, pitching

Trending Thursday: Millennials in the Garden

Posted by Katie Dubow on Thu, Dec 22, 2016 @ 8:05 AM

This is an excerpt taken from an article by Elizabeth Petersen on Millennials in the garden in the December issue of Digger Magazine. Katie enjoyed sharing trends and insights about Millennials with Elizabeth for this insightful piece. 

As Baby Boomers have retired and downsized, their long-standing financial support of the nursery industry has fallen off.

But a new generation of gardeners called Millennials is poised to pick up where Boomers left off — grabbing their shovels, growing their own food, decorating their spaces with plants and re-invigorating the nursery industry.

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Topics: Marketing to Millennials

'Tis the Season of Giving: 4 Companies Doing Good

Posted by Katie Dubow on Wed, Dec 21, 2016 @ 8:04 AM

The holiday season is here – which means goal setting and planning for 2017, lots of holiday parties and, for many, giving back to others.

In fact, the holidays are the most popular time for companies to harness the spirit of giving. Nearly 34 percent of all charitable giving is done in the last three months of the year, 18 percent in December alone.

It's for this reason that #GivingTuesday was created, a global day dedicated to giving back. This year it fell on Nov. 29. Next year it falls on Nov. 28. 

Here at Garden Media, we celebrate the holiday spirit by giving back at our annual Christmas Wrap. This year we had the pleasure of working with Oxford Church of the Nazarene and the Lighthouse Youth Center, a para-church organization that gives back to youth ages 9-18.

We gather as a team to sing Christmas songs, eat cookies and wrap our gifts. It’s a time of year when thinking about others is easy, fun and makes us feel good.

But enough about us. Let's take a look at what some of our favorite companies do for others:

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Topics: hashtag, holiday

Trending Thursday Throwback Trends: Safe Gardening

Posted by Samantha Arcieri on Thu, Dec 15, 2016 @ 9:25 AM

In this week’s Trending Thursday post, we’re reflecting a decade into the past when people started to recognize – and then alter – "reckless” habits.   

As the country started to embrace holistic, natural options when it came to products and food, people started to pay attention to what was happening below the surface of their garden.

Consumers realized that the path to healthy plants started in the ground.

Reckless gardening was out and safe gardening was in.

Continue reading to learn more about the Safe Gardening trend.

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Topics: Trending Thursday, gardening, Garden Trends, Garden Media

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