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Trending Thursday: Keep Your Garden Brands' Pinterest Seasonal

Posted by Merissa Blum on Thu, Oct 9, 2014 @ 9:04 AM

Who doesn’t want to increase their Pinterest followers and repins?

Pinterest has become the go-to search engine when looking for DIY crafts, activities and ideas.

Now that it's fall, seasonal keywords like autumn and Halloween are in the air!

Keep up with all of the latest trends, including seasons, to attract more attention to your garden brand's Pinterest site and gain more followers. Pinterest users are all over this seasonal change!

Continue reading to learn how to get your garden brand’s Pinterest site noticed this fall.

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Topics: Pinterest, trends, SEO, Garden Media Group, marketing

Ouch! Three Tips to Help Your Garden Brand Handle Negative Online Feedback

Posted by Merissa Blum on Thu, Oct 2, 2014 @ 9:22 AM

Whether your garden brand has received negative feedback online or not, it is important to be prepared and understand how to handle these situations before they happen. 

The reputation management agency, Igniyte, says that more than 52% of business owners thought their firm had suffered as a result of negative posts online.

Instead of letting negative feedback hurt your business and potentially turn customers away, learn how to handle the situation properly and build trust.

Continue reading to learn 3 tips on how your garden brand should handle negative online feedback.

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Topics: image building, garden business, internet media, Garden Media Group, social media

3 Tips to Manage Your Garden Brand’s Message and Reputation

Posted by Merissa Blum on Wed, Oct 1, 2014 @ 9:02 AM

With the advancement of social media and the growth of online conversations, there are now many ways for your garden brand to reach its customers and for customers to reach their favorite brands.

This unlimited two-way conversation can drastically help or hurt your brand. It all depends on how you manage it.

And how your customers share it. Your customer now have the power to alter the perception of your brand with the information they post online.

Read on to learn 3 important tips to managing your garden brands reputation.

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Topics: branding, garden business, internet media, Garden Media Group, social media

Trending Thursday: Social Marketing Trends for Your Garden Business

Posted by Merissa Blum on Thu, Sep 25, 2014 @ 9:00 AM

Trends are always changing. New tools and outlets are constantly being created for the public to utilize.

While we here at Garden Media are always keeping you up to date on garden trends, staying on top of the social media marketing trends as well can really give you a leg up on the competition.

Keep an eye out for new trends, and make sure your garden brand stays up to speed.

Continue reading to learn about 3 social marketing trends for your garden business.

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Topics: trends, Garden Media Group, social media, blogging, marketing

Developing a Content Strategy for your Garden Brand

Posted by Merissa Blum on Wed, Sep 24, 2014 @ 9:00 AM

Your garden businesses website is looking good and on-brand, but is it not driving the traffic you had planned for?

Have you been posting relevant, dynamic content that fits your target audience on a regular basis?

If not, now's the time to start. Creating content and answering the questions your shoppers are asking is not only going to attract but is also going to hold your audience’s attention.

Converting the traffic that visits your site to customers and then converting them into brand advocates is how you keep your website working for you.

Read on to learn how to create the foundation to your garden brand’s content marketing strategy.

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Topics: PR Campaign, garden marketing, creating content, garden business, Garden Media Group, content marketing

Trending Thursday: Prepare Your Garden Business for Fall 2014

Posted by Merissa Blum on Thu, Sep 18, 2014 @ 9:00 AM

With autumn starting in just about a week, now is a great time to finish this quarter out strong and prepare your garden brand for the new season, too.

Play it cool - learn how to make the transition between seasons as smooth as possible.

First, analyze how your garden business did in the past few seasons in order to make fall 2014 even better.

Read on to learn 3 tips to keep your garden brand flourishing this fall.

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Topics: lawn and garden public relations, PR Strategy, garden trade show marketing, content marketing

25,000 Journalists Share Pitching Secrets for your Garden Brand

Posted by Merissa Blum on Wed, Sep 17, 2014 @ 9:00 AM

Knowing all you can about the journalists you are pitching is vital to your garden brand’s success.

It is also helpful when it comes to utilizing your time as efficiently as possible

Muck Rack surveyed their database of journalists to figure out what tactics are best to effectively communicate with them.

Responses from over 25,000 journalists are compiled below and detail exactly what they want to see from your garden brand, from what time to pitch to which social platforms they use most.  

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Topics: Twitter, Media Relations, garden business, Garden Media Group, key influencers

Attract Traffic to Your Garden Brand in 4 Steps

Posted by Merissa Blum on Wed, Sep 10, 2014 @ 9:00 AM

Your garden brand is producing great content but for some reason it’s not catching your target audience's attention.

The messages you are sending out aren't hitting the goals you set, and now, you need to pinpoint the problem and solve it. 

Wouldn’t life be so much easier if interested prospective customers continually found you?

Continue reading to learn how to get your garden brand to capture attention and get clients to come to you.

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Topics: garden marketing, creating content, garden business, Garden Media Group, marketing

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

Tips to Use Nature to Increase Your Garden Business Productivity

Posted by Merissa Blum on Tue, Aug 12, 2014 @ 9:00 AM

Looking to give your business a productivity boost as the dog days of summer roll in?

Well, it may only be a plant away. That's right! Add a houseplant to inspire productivity, create a calming work atmosphere and even reduce stress.

Luckily for your garden business, there are so many ways to use plants and the natural world at large to motivate and boost employee productivity.

Learn how your garden brand can become more successful by incorporating indoor plants and more greenery into the work day.

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Topics: trends, gardening, garden business, Garden Media Group, Garden Trends

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