GROW! Marketing and Public Relations Tips

Trending Thursday: New e-Book Reveals How to Achieve Social Media Success

Posted by Samantha Arcieri on Thu, Jul 7, 2016 @ 9:02 AM

“Likes,” “Shares” and “ReTweets” are terms synonymous with a successful brand.

Social media, an extremely effective marketing medium, helps brands reach people on a large scale. In today’s world, public relations campaigns must utilize social media to increase brand awareness and grow consumer demand.

To teach garden brands how to properly convey marketing messages over social media, Garden Media Group released its latest free e-Book, “How The Espoma Company Bloomed: A Social Media Case Study.” The e-Book outlines the best practices for monitoring and posting to a variety of social sites.

Continue reading to learn more about Espoma’s case study.

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Topics: garden marketing, garden business, ebook club, social media

Speaker Series: James Hammond Embraces Hands-on Learning

Posted by Samantha Arcieri on Wed, May 27, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

For this week’s speaker series, we sat down with James Hammond, Garden Media’s resident number cruncher and media monitoring maven.

During his time here, James has done everything from shipping out packages re-designing the website. In addition to monitoring media placements, he spends time laying out graphics and content such as e-books, flyers and web banners.

Continue reading to learn more about James and the role he plays at Garden Media.

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Topics: Public relations, Garden Media Group, ebook club, blogging, Speaker Series

Get to Know Millennials to Effectively Market Your Garden Brand

Posted by Merissa Blum on Wed, Jul 2, 2014 @ 9:00 AM

Marketing, targeting and building relationships with Millennials will help your garden business to thrive in the present and grow in the future.

The question that needs to be answered first before your garden company can begin targeting this powerful demographic is:

Who are the Millennials and what do they value?

To fully connect and effectively market gardening to this powerful generation, your garden business needs to understand Millennials' demographics and psychographics. 

Continue reading to get to know this prominent generation a bit better in order to craft marketing messages that truly resonate.

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Topics: audience, Digital Branding, Marketing to Millennials, Garden Media Group, ebook club

Garden Media Unveils "How to Market Gardening to Millennials" Guide

Posted by Merissa Blum on Wed, Jun 25, 2014 @ 10:30 AM


How to Market to Millennials

Everyone in the garden industry wants to know: “How do we reach Millennials?”

Already, Millennials are a bigger generation than the Baby Boomers and have a collective buying power of $200 billion annually.

In Garden Media’s new eBook How to Market Gardening to Millennials, we’re sharing tips and tricks on how to reach this powerful demographic.

Starting now and continuing each Wednesday in July, our GROW! blog will be detailing who the Millennials are, what matters to them, and how to build a long-term brand relationship with this generation.

Let’s start with what you need to know about Millennials – and why this generation is integral to the future of your garden business’ prosperity.

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Topics: lawn and garden public relations, garden marketing, PR Strategy, Garden Media Group, ebook club

Garden Media's Guide to Content Marketing in the Garden Industry

Posted by Emma Fitzpatrick on Wed, Feb 5, 2014 @ 9:00 AM


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Whether you're a brick and mortar store or exclusively online, content marketing matters to your business.

When used to its fullest potential, content marketing is how you get more new customers for your garden business.

Every Wednesday in the month of February, Garden Media will be dishing on how to navigate the world of content marketing while increasing your bottom line, too.

Whether you're familiar with content marketing or you've never heard the term before, read on to learn all about Garden Media's insider secrets to master the art of content marketing.

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Topics: lawn and garden public relations, horticultural marketing communications, garden business, content marketing, ebook club

Media Relations Case Study: The Nuts & Bolts of Media Relations

Posted by Emma Fitzpatrick on Wed, Oct 9, 2013 @ 9:00 AM
Download How to Win the Media's Heart

Hot of the presses, Garden Media's October e-Book is here!

This month our GROW! e-Book of the month clubwill be talking media relations every Wednesday, right here on our blog. The blog posts complement the info in our Media Relations e-Book and break each aspect of media relations into bite-sized pieces!

But, first thing's first, be sure to download our e-Book, "How to Win the Media's Heart."

In it, you'll find all of Garden Media's secrets to making (and maintaining!) friendships with the media.

To start the conversation, below is Garden Media's guide to media relations--beginning with the basics, like what is media relations, and where do you start?

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Topics: PR Strategy, Media Relations, marketing communications, case study, Garden Media Group, ebook club

Join Our Google Hangout Today to Learn How to Use Garden Trends 2014

Posted by Emma Fitzpatrick on Thu, Sep 26, 2013 @ 9:00 AM

Mark your calendars for today at 2 p.m. EST to talk 2014 Garden Trends with Suzi McCoy on our e-Book Google+ Hangout.

Now is your chance to hear directly from the Trends guru herself about how your garden business can implement Garden Trends to boost sales.

Come armed with questions about the 2014 Garden Trends Report, and be ready for an online e-book club meeting all about the upcoming year's garden, home, and lifestyle trends.

R.S.V.P. here to make sure you have all the details about the e-book club hangout.

But, in case you're craving more, below there are detailed instructions about how to join our Google Hangout and a play by play of what you'll learn about the 2014 Garden Trends Report all in less than an hour.

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Topics: Digital Branding, Trending Thursday, Garden Media Group, Garden Trends, ebook club

How to Create a Wildly Successful PR Campaign

Posted by Emma Fitzpatrick on Wed, Jun 5, 2013 @ 9:00 AM

As promised, GROW! will continue to focus on one case study a month. Plus, at the end of the month, we'll host a Google Hangout for our ebook club

Every Wednesday in June, we will be posting about the elements of a successful public relations campaign.

To begin, we're going to detail what a PR campaign is and how it's different than an advertising campaign 

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Topics: PR Campaign, advertising vs public relations, case study, public relations media plan, ebook club

How to Join and Integrate Google Hangouts Into Your Garden Business

Posted by Emma Fitzpatrick on Thu, May 30, 2013 @ 9:00 AM

Google+ is the black sheep of social media. The rest of the gang, think Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest garner much more attention. 

While Google+ may not be the most popular, the one major advantage of Google+ is the Google Hangouts. 

Google Hangouts are the perfect fit for your small business--and will offer you a competitive edge over other garden businesses. 

See what a Google Hangout looks like in action by joining Garden Media for our first ebook club discussion on branding

Below, we'll detail how to use a Google Hangout and the many ways you can start using Google Hangouts to better connect with your green consumers.  

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Topics: audience, public relations media plan, ebook club

Join our e-Book Club TODAY

Posted by Susan McCoy on Mon, May 20, 2013 @ 8:27 AM

At Garden Media we know that without a good reputation, you’re sunk. As experts in creating brand leaders within the garden industry, we know a lot about the power of a good reputation, and we’re excited to share some of our insider secrets with you!

Each month we have decided to release a new e-book featuring a case study that illustrates a specific public relations strategy, along with tips on building your reputation and strengthening your brand.

“Branding The Knock Out® Rose”, the first case study in the series, outlines the public relations strategies used to help launch The Knock Out® Rose, now one of the best-selling shrubs in America.

But the most exciting part of the case study series is our new monthly eBook club.  At the end of each month, I’ll host a On Air Hangout on Garden Media’s Google + page.  Just sign up for our virtual book club to receive the eBook of the month, discussion topics and an invitation to the On Air Hangout.  During the Hangout we will dig deeper into the case study and answer all your questions.

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Topics: branding, ebook club

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