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Trending Thursday: Precious Resources Combines Necessity and Innovation

Posted by Samantha Arcieri on Thu, Sep 29, 2016 @ 9:32 AM

For today’s Trending Thursday post, we’re highlighting Precious Resources from our 2016 Garden Trends Report.

The resources that we depend on to garden, particularly water, are limited and need protection. Precious resources is a trend where necessity meets innovation.

New technologies and plants offer the opportunity to protect and conserve resources with small lifestyle changes that will make an evolutionary impact on the gardening experience.

Learn more about Precious Resources from our latest YouTube video.

 

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Topics: Trending Thursday, trends, Garden Trends, Youtube, Social

Make a Brand Pivot to Attract a New Audience

Posted by Samantha Arcieri on Wed, Sep 28, 2016 @ 10:22 AM

We know by now that even long-term wildly successful campaigns receive major overhauls. How else are brands supposed to keep consumers on their toes?

What happens when a major brand decides to expand  its product set in order to suck in – pun intended – a new kind of customer?

That's exactly what Dyson with the release of its Supersonic Hair Dryer over the summer. Even with the $399 price tag, customers seem to be flocking to this revamped version of an essential appliance.

How?

Dyson's diversified product line shows that the company is successfully avoiding corporate drift.  

Continue reading to learn how brands successfully pivot.  

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Topics: audience, branding, case study, marketing, product launch

Trending Thursday:  GWA Atlanta 2016

Posted by Samantha Arcieri on Thu, Sep 22, 2016 @ 9:29 AM

Garden Media had a blast at the Garden Writer’s Annual Conference & Expo in Atlanta this week. In addition to mingling with old friends, touring beautiful gardens and hosting an unforgettable party for our clients, the GMG team got to honor Katie Dubow as Emergent Communicator of the Year.

Continue reading for highlights from #GWA2016

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Topics: garden marketing, Public Relations Trends, garden trade show marketing, garden business, Garden Media Group

Tips for Working with Clients across Different Time Zones

Posted by Samantha Arcieri on Wed, Sep 21, 2016 @ 11:23 AM

Garden Media Group may be a boutique PR firm, but our presence is felt worldwide.

Our headquarters in Kennett Square, PA, works with clients in more than two countries, five states and across a handful of time zones.

We’re committed to serving clients as if we’re sitting in the cubicle next door.  

Whether in Taipei or in our own backyard, it’s our mission to make sure clients get what they need – and that we’re available when needed!

Continue reading to learn how.  

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Topics: PR Strategy, garden PR consultant, leadership, meetings, conference calls

Trending Thursday: NaTECHure Deep Dive

Posted by Samantha Arcieri on Thu, Sep 15, 2016 @ 9:22 AM

You know by now that NaTECHure combines technology and nature to create an enhances outdoor experience.

This trend has the potential to create new generation of nature lovers.

Here’s a look into the essence of what makes NaTECHure popular. 

Continue reading for a deep dive into NaTECHure.

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Topics: garden marketing, Digital Branding, Trending Thursday, Garden Trends, Garden Media

Infographic: The Power of the #Hashtag

Posted by Samantha Arcieri on Wed, Sep 14, 2016 @ 9:35 AM

It’s impossible to escape the hashtag these days. The tiny # symbol has successfully infiltrated most social media platforms and is used for a variety of difference reasons online.

Public relations professionals and social media managers alike use hashtags to garner attention to their brands and connect with like-minded consumers on the web. Hashtags are also a fast, easy way to communicate directly with customs and brand ambassadors.  

While the # may seem simple, there is a lot of strategic planning that goes into choosing the right hashtag and using it.

This infographic from the Huffington Post shows how to best use this powerful social media tool.

Read more to Harness Hashtag Power

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Topics: Public relations, Twitter, social media, Social, Infographic

Trending Thursday: Don’t Ignore VR in PR

Posted by Samantha Arcieri on Thu, Sep 8, 2016 @ 9:25 AM

NaTECHUre is a top trend in the gardening industry for 2016.

It’s no secret that virtual reality engages kids with gardening and nature in fun, new ways. When technology and nature combine, kids get off the couch and head outside to the garden.    

Garden brands looking to be successful need to pay attention to the virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) craze.

There are a lot of things PR pros can do to incorporate VR and AR in their strategies and bring their clients into the future.  

Read on to learn how to incorporate virtual reality in your PR strategy.  

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Topics: Public Relations Trends, Digital Branding, Trending Thursday, Garden Trends

Part Two: How PR is like Matchmaking 101

Posted by Tracey Brown on Wed, Sep 7, 2016 @ 9:22 AM

You know by now that working in the PR industry is similar to attending matchmaking bootcamp.

Research, listening are a few things PR professionals need to do to match the perfect client with the perfect customer. Timing plays a huge role, too.

We’ve identified additional things that make brands irresistible to consumers.   

Read on to learn how you can become better PR matchmaker.

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Topics: Public relations, hiring a public relations person, garden business, Garden Media, leadership

Trending Thursday: NaTECHure Gets People Outside

Posted by Samantha Arcieri on Thu, Sep 1, 2016 @ 9:52 AM

For today’s trending Thursday post, we’re highlighting the NaTECHure trend from our 2016 Garden Trends Report. 

NaTECHure is the intersection of two of the hottest trends in education: technology and nature.

When technology and nature come together they get people off the couch outside. The latest example of this is the Pokemon craze, but other new apps and virtual reality engage kids with gardening and nature in fun, new ways.

Learn more about NaTECHure from our latest YouTube video.

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Topics: Public relations, garden marketing, Trending Thursday, Garden Trends, Youtube

How PR is Matchmaking 101

Posted by Tracey Brown on Wed, Aug 31, 2016 @ 1:30 PM

Today is National Matchmaker Day- yes there is a holiday for everything. This holiday marks a particularly important one for PR professionals, because it is a great day to learn how to make the best match for your customers.

Just being Mr. Reliable or Ms. Congeniality isn’t enough. When looking for the perfect match, you need to pull out all the stops and know every aspect of your potential partner.

Being a good matchmaker, or PR professional, is about the ability to listen and understand the habits, passions and hobbies of the pair.

Asking the right questions can be the difference between success and failure in setting up an interview, pitching a new client or even simply enjoying a meal with a prospect.

Read on to learn how matchmaking relates to PR and how you can become a better matchmaker.

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Topics: Public relations, garden marketing, image building, leadership, decision-making

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