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Why Having a LinkedIn is More Crucial than Ever

Posted by Olivia Ward on Wed, Feb 8, 2017 @ 9:30 AM

LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network. If you are not one of the 225 million active members on LinkedIn, you are missing out on an extremely crucial networking opportunity.

A  LinkedIn profile is a personal branding resource. It opens doors to job opportunities, clients, mentors and keeps you connected to thought-leaders in your industry. Here are three reasons why you can’t afford to miss out on LinkedIn.

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Topics: Public relations, branding, social media, LinkedIn

Trending Thursday: 3 Data-Driven Tips for Garden Brands on Linkedin

Posted by Merissa Blum on Thu, Sep 4, 2014 @ 9:00 AM

The numbers are growing, more and more people are using Linkedin to find professionally relevant content.

And with a new study conducted by LinkedIn, your garden business can post content that's been proven to work. They've studied thousands of LinkedIn users to discover what length, time and topics perform best.

What are the easy tips and tricks you can do to make your content stand out and get noticed?

Read on to learn the 3 keys to publishing your garden brand’s content on LinkedIn. 

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Topics: creating content, Public Relations Trends, Trending Thursday, trends, Garden Media Group, LinkedIn

Trending Thursday: 4 Networking Tips for Garden Industry Trade Shows

Posted by Jourdan Cole on Thu, Aug 21, 2014 @ 9:00 AM

You have a year-round strategy in place to increase your presence on social networks such as Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter and Pinterest.

And while digital is great, Facebook's influence is shrinking when it comes to audience engagement. You need to be just as thoughtful and persistent when in-person networking, too.

From the Garden Writer's Symposium to Cultivate and IGC, there are lots of trade shows, conferences and networking events to choose from in the garden industry.

Picking the right trade show instantly helps you form the right relationships with other industry leaders, reporters and consumers.  

Below are Garden Media's 4 networking tips for garden industry trade shows, conferences and events.

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Topics: trade show public relations, garden trade show marketing, garden industry public relations, LinkedIn

7 Facts Your Garden Business Needs to Know about Social Media

Posted by Meg McGrory on Mon, Dec 16, 2013 @ 9:00 AM

By now, your garden business knows social media matters.

Though startling new social media research shows that how you think about social media may need to be updated.

You know who you are targeting on social media, what types of content to post, and when to update your page.

But do you know where social media ranks in terms of activity on the web?  Or how often LinkedIn gets a new member?

The following statistics may shock and surprise you, and make you rethink your garden businesses social media strategy for 2014.

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Topics: Twitter, internet marketing, garden business, Garden Media Group, social media, blogging, Youtube, facebook, LinkedIn

The #1 Social Platform that Journalists Prefer--and You're Not Using

Posted by Emma Fitzpatrick on Mon, Sep 30, 2013 @ 9:00 AM

When connecting with journalists in the wild and wonderful world of PR, there are proven tactics that work--like email.

PR pros cite emails as the top medium to reach out to journalists, and journalists agree. Email is their favorite way to be contacted too.

While public relations gurus and journalists are on the same page about email, after that, there's a major disconnect.

Namely, 35% of journalists prefer contacts and pitches on a social platform that a mere 15% of public relations professionals use.

Read on to discover what the social platform for pitching and connecting with an audience is that you're missing--and how to master it in a snap.

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Topics: Public relations, lawn and garden public relations, creating content, PR Strategy, internet marketing, LinkedIn

LinkedIn's Fatal Flaw

Posted by Emma Fitzpatrick on Thu, May 9, 2013 @ 9:00 AM

While companies like Facebook and Twitter continue to duke it out, one social media platform stands alone: LinkedIn.

LinkedIn has never had any competition. It remains the only professional network.

Yet, there is one fatal flaw that millions of LinkedIn users are making daily.

Learn how to avoid the flaw and continue to stand out on LinkedIn!

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Topics: Digital Branding, image building, internet media, LinkedIn

Linkedin's New Profile: Own the Change

Posted by Emma Fitzpatrick on Wed, Jan 23, 2013 @ 9:01 AM

Been on Linkedin lately? If you haven’t, you are missing out! Linkedin just unveiled a more modern, visually driven layout after a major mile mark. 200 million working professionals are now mingling on Linkedin. Their membership has grown over 20% since November!

Keep up with the times; resumes and networking are no longer reserved for job interviews and conferences.

Networking is happening around the clock thanks to Linkedin, but to truly stand out, you need to understand how the new profile with affect you.

We’ve scoured the site and have highlighted the biggest changes below. Of course, we aren’t going to just leave you hanging. Below we’ve included a few tips to make sure you’re at the front of the pack of Linkedin!

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Topics: branding, marketing, LinkedIn

Social Media for Garden Businesses: LinkedIn and Networking

Posted by Emma Fitzpatrick on Thu, Nov 15, 2012 @ 9:00 AM

We often talk about how fantastic Twitter and Facebook are for connecting with customers, but LinkedIn is best for connecting with fellow professionals.

LinkedIn is the platform for expanding professional contacts; here, you and fellow members of your garden business can make meaningful connections with fellow garden innovators.

Below are 6 quick and easy steps to maximize your garden industry connections on LinkedIn.

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Topics: garden marketing, social media, LinkedIn

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