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Trending Thursday: How to Use Trends to Grow Your Garden Business

Posted by Megan Psenicska on Thu, Feb 27, 2014 @ 9:00 AM

garden trends 2014, gardenerd, smart gardener, garden media group, boost gardening salesTrends spotters have spoken!

Suzi McCoy sat down with garden industry leaders, Shawna Coronado of, Robin Horton of Urban Gardens, and the two winners of Garden Media’s contest, Christy Wilhelmi of Gardenerd and Carl Alguire of Smart Gardener to discuss how to use trends to drive sales.

These garden industry leaders and garden businesses shared their tips and insights on how to use the 2014 Garden Trends report to boost sales in your garden business.

We've broken their insights into short, sweet videos, so you can share these informative tidbits! 

Read on to learn quick and easy tips on how you can use the trends in your garden business.  

Cross Pollination

What company doesn’t want to improve their reach to consumers?

Well, the trends experts have the secret: cross pollination. It is time to expand your target audience and partner with people in other industries.

Shawna Coronado talks about how cross pollination works and how to work it for your garden business.

How to Use Social Media to Drive Gardening Business

Using key words and #hashtags are an easy way to reach a larger audience on social media.

Shawna Coronado tells us the secret to making your company go viral!


Talk With Your Customers, Not To Them

“It’s called social media for a reason, it’s social,” dished Suzi McCoy in the "Talking Trends" Hangout.

Social media is a great way for gardening companies to promote their business--and for connecting and engaging with customers, too.

Creating personal connections is the key to gaining life-long customers!

Robin Horton talks about what you can do to keep customers coming back for more!

For more on how to use the 2014 Garden Trends in your business, watch the whole Google+ Hangout here!

 Or, Read our 2014 Garden Trends Whitepaper to Get the Full Scoop on the Trends!

2014 Garden Trends Report Whitepaper

Topics: Trending Thursday, garden industry public relations, Garden Trends



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