GROW! Marketing and Public Relations Tips

Teens Abandon Facebook for Other Platforms

Posted by Katie Dubow on Tue, Jun 5, 2018 @ 8:27 AM

Half of teenagers in the United States (45%) are online for almost all their waking hours. But where are they and how do marketers reach them?

The social media landscape, in fact the entire internet, looks so different than it did just three years ago. And while Facebook has still remained the giant, it has new competition for teen’s time.

Pew Research revealed that 51% of teenagers (13-17) use Facebook—a drop of 20% from three years ago. Which was a drop from years before that, too.

The Pew Research’s survey also highlights a priority for images and videos to capture teens’ attention. They are embracing visual- and mobile-first platforms.

Read on to learn what platforms they prefer and how to capture their attention there.

Read More

Topics: Marketing to Millennials, Gen Z, Youtube, Snapchat, Instagram, facebook, trends

How Long Should Your Videos Be?

Posted by Megan O'Connell on Wed, May 16, 2018 @ 7:45 AM

People have easier access to information - whether from websites, videos or their phones. Leveraging video marketing is increasingly the most powerful way to promote your brand online.

In fact, by 2019, global consumer Internet video traffic will account for 80% of all consumer Internet traffic, according to SmallBizTrends.

More people are interacting with videos today than ever before so it’s vital to use a video marketing strategy to connect with your audience.

Social media has been a great component for helping us get the video out. But with all the different platforms, is it fine to share the same video across them?

Continue reading to find out how long videos should be for each platform.

Read More

Topics: video marketing, how-to, social media

Make A Splash – Featuring Water

Posted by Megan O'Connell on Tue, May 1, 2018 @ 8:35 AM

Make a Splash is the next segment of Nature’s Rx for Mental Wellness, the theme for the 2018 Garden Trends Report, we are diving deeper into.

If you missed the other deep dives, here are Breathing Rooms, Social Network and Climate Controlled

There’s tremendous support for water as a decorative feature and environmental tactic. Preparing the garden to embrace storms and excess rainfall will not only help save water but also help to control storm water runoff.

The growing trend of filtering water with plants helps with healthy water management, while still keeping beauty in the garden.

So, where do we begin?

Read More

Topics: trends, Garden Media, health and wellness, gardening

The Best PR Podcasts (2018)

Posted by Katie Dubow on Wed, Apr 25, 2018 @ 3:46 PM

Here at Garden Media we are huge fans of talk radio and NPR is our favorite.

So when the podcast medium went through a resurgence, we were thrilled. Our fascination started with Serial and grew with the countless episodes of How I Built This, by Guy Raz.

We've written an entire blog about why you should start podcasting. And we've created a list of our favorite garden podcasts. But today, we are going to dive into our favorite business podcasts to listen to. And, we want to hear from you, too! What are your favorites podcasts? What are your favorite episodes? Let's hear it!

Read on for our eight favorite business podcasts of 2018.

Read More

Topics: marketing, Marketing to Millennials, podcasts

The Best Gardening Podcasts (2018)

Posted by Katie Dubow on Wed, Apr 25, 2018 @ 3:44 PM

Here at Garden Media we are huge fans of talk radio and NPR is our favorite.

So when the podcast medium went through a resurgence, we were thrilled.

Our fascination started with Serial, grew to How I Built This, by Guy Raz and morphed into an addiction with Adam Grant's new podcast Work Life.

We've written an entire blog about why you should start podcasting. And we've created a list of our favorite PR and marketing podcasts. But today, we are going to dive into our favorite gardening podcasts to listen to. And, we want to hear from you, too! What are your favorites podcasts? What are your favorite episodes? Let's hear it!

Read on for our eight favorite gardening podcasts of 2018.

Read More

Topics: professional development, podcasts

Climate Controlled - Don't Let the Weather Affect Your Garden

Posted by Megan O'Connell on Thu, Apr 5, 2018 @ 10:00 AM

Today we are diving deeper into Nature’s Rx for Mental Wellness, the theme for the 2018 Garden Trends Report.

With the constant changes in our climate. we need to keep in mind what we can do to help our gardens thrive.

When our ecosystems are stressed, we get stressed too. So, what can we do to help keep our gardens, and our minds, in shape?

Continue reading to find out what garden type you should try for your garden.

Read More

30 Sample Headlines for Your Blog Posts

Posted by Katie Dubow on Wed, Mar 21, 2018 @ 8:15 AM

A headline can be tough to figure out. Yet it is the most important step to capturing your audience.

Think about what appeals to you. What would make you click on an article? What entices you to keep reading? 

We outlined ways to write the best blog title ever. Check it out to see how to brainstorm engaging headlines.

After reading through those, if you're still stuck, Kim Garst provides some sample headlines, using the info above, that are effective and unique.

Read More

Topics: content marketing, blogging, lawn & garden public relations

Write the Best Blog Titles Ever

Posted by Katie Dubow on Tue, Mar 20, 2018 @ 8:01 AM

What is the number one thing that gets clicks to your blog? Headlines. What is the written content that pops up when your blog gets posted on social media? Headlines.

You get the point. Headlines matter!

According to CopyBlogger, “8 out of 10 people will read headline copy, but only 2 out of 10 will read the rest."

One of people's biggest complaints about content marketing is that often times the content is confusing. To avoid this negative reaction, write your content as you would a press release. Make sure your purpose is clear, and arrange your content in a logical, simple manner.

And, be sure your headline entices the reader to open the email. Subject lines seem like a small part of your job, but in actuality, they matter more than anything else!

Read on to learn how to create winning subject and headlines.

Read More

Topics: how-to, content marketing, creating content, emails

Social Network – Manage Your Garden the Right Way

Posted by Megan O'Connell on Tue, Feb 20, 2018 @ 7:15 AM

As we continue to dive into Nature’s Rx for Mental Wellness, the theme for the 2018 Garden Trends Report, we start to look more to how we can create spaces that help ease our minds.

Imagine walking through a forest and you’ll see that almost every bit of soil is covered with interlocking plants. Trees are covered with moss; the ground is covered with leaves, debris, grasses and moss.

Everything is working in perfect harmony.

Why do we think our garden should be any different?

Read more to learn about one of our 2018 Garden Trends: Social Network

Read More

Topics: trends, Garden Trends, Garden Media

5 Ways to Create Successful Blogs

Posted by Megan O'Connell on Wed, Feb 7, 2018 @ 7:57 AM

The most important step in creating content is figuring out what your audience wants to read. 

Audiences come to trusted brands for their information. In fact, 65% of daily internet users read blogs. It could be YOUR blog if you make it easy for them to find it.

And yes, while blogs can assist you with the effective promotion of a service or product, they do more to build your businesses credibility, trust and authority. 

However, if you're still about the ROI:

  • 63% of people turn to blogs to influences their purchase decisions.
  • 60% of U.S. online consumers say they've made a purchase as a direct result of reading a blogger's recommendation.

Continue reading how to build content your readers want.

Read More

Topics: website, Garden Media, marketing, blogging

New Call-to-action

Subscribe to Email Updates

Recent Posts

Posts by Topic

see all