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Why Your Garden Business Needs to Change its Facebook Strategy

Posted by Jourdan Cole on Thu, May 23, 2019 @ 9:30 AM

For years, garden businesses measured their social media presence by how many “likes” they acquired. Particularly on the platform that first introduced “likes” — Facebook.

Facebook has undergone numerous changes over the past decade. Just a few years ago, you needed to have more page likes to have your content served to people — it wasn’t even an option for people to comment on a brand’s post unless they liked the page. As Facebook grew, a larger number of page likes meant that more people would see your content and possibly engage with it.

Social media marketing continues to evolve as newer platforms like Instagram and Snapchat bring new features. Metrics that were once relevant, have lost their luster in light of news feed changes and competition for finite amounts of news feed space.

Having social influence online and in-person is still necessary for brands to thrive. Users look to one another to validate brands and what they have to offer, however there are more relevant ways to measure your garden brand’s impact on social media than page likes and followers.

Read more to learn why...

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Topics: social media, facebook, video marketing

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.

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

Crafting Your Social Media Persona

Posted by Tyler Nolley on Thu, Apr 20, 2017 @ 10:05 AM

With the internet at the tip of our fingers, having a strong online social media presence is very important for garden brands. Consumers’ first impressions are often based on the brand’s social media platforms, making it extremely important for them to be attractive and easily accessible. An easy-to-use website and friendly brand persona can make all the difference when trying to retain support from your target audience. 

Read on for 4 tips on how to create your social media persona.

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Topics: Public relations, Twitter, audience, branding, Instagram, social media, facebook

Grow a Brand's Social Media Presence with 3 Flower Pots

Posted by Jourdan Cole on Thu, Oct 15, 2015 @ 8:24 AM

Whether you pin, tweet, like or connect, chances are your business is growing on social media.

Social media is a great way to open up communication between your brand and your consumers. Posting often on platforms like Facebook and Snapchat gets your content in front of an engaged group of listeners.

Your fans want to hear from you, and it’s time to kick up the content. But, you’d be booed off of social media if you constantly posted your products and their price tag. Knowing what to post doesn’t have to be tricky, you just need to sow seeds in three flower pots — seeds that educate, seeds that entertain and seeds that engage.

Learn how to sow the seeds of social media using three pots. 

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Topics: creating content, social media, facebook, Social

Search Advertising Gets Social

Posted by Nikole Gennari on Thu, Jul 23, 2015 @ 10:04 AM

Move aside search advertising, there’s a new kid in town.

The common method of matching keywords to advertisements through search engines is becoming less popular.

Marketers are picking up on a new targeting trend: social advertising. According to businessdirectory.com, social advertising includes “media messages designed to educate or motivate members to engage in voluntary social activity.”

Unlike search advertising, the method that only generates clicks, social advertising relays information through social networks to deliver a more emotionally engaging experience for consumers. Platforms like Facebook and Twitter give brands an opportunity to target specific audiences and engage with social advertising tools.

Learn more about search advertising vs. social advertising as the new path for reaching the masses.

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Topics: Pinterest, Twitter, social media, facebook, Tumblr

How Brands can use #Hashtags to Generate Clicks

Posted by Lauren Grow on Wed, Mar 25, 2015 @ 8:00 AM

Oxford English Dictionary debuted a new word in June 2014 – “Hashtag.”

The popular metadata tag allows social media users to combine words and phrases to formulate a search of key words pertaining to anything imaginable.

Hashtags have revolutionized social media since they were introduced on Twitter in 2009. Today, they serve as mini search engines and create opportunities for brands to categorize content, showcase personality, promote events and build buzz around a product.  

Although they began on Twitter, hashtags have since been incorporated into every social media platform available to consumers. They have even become incorporated into vocal speech.

Continue reading to learn how garden brands can incorporate hashtags into their social media branding strategy.

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Topics: Twitter, branding, Marketing to Millennials, Garden Media Group, social media, marketing, facebook, hashtag, Social

Trending Thursday: Your Garden Business and Social Media Campaigns

Posted by Merissa Blum on Thu, Nov 20, 2014 @ 9:03 AM

From Facebook to Instagram and Pinterest, options for social media campaigns are endless.

If you are unsure as to whether or not your garden brand should conduct a social media campaign, we will answer that today.

From #shareacoke to the ALS #icebucketchallenge, social media campaigns can direct lots of attention to your brand.

Read on to learn how your garden brand can conduct a successful social media campaign.

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Topics: Trending Thursday, internet marketing, Garden Media Group, social media, facebook

Trending Thursday: Get More Shares from Your Garden Brands Content

Posted by Merissa Blum on Thu, Oct 23, 2014 @ 9:07 AM

It's no longer good enough to publish ordinary content on the online universe - that content needs to be compelling to your audience. Compelling enough that they want to share it. 

A new study released by ShareThis explains how content is shared, what kind of content is shared and what platforms are being used to share it.

If you're not getting as many shares as you'd like on Facebook, maybe that content would be put to better use on Twitter or vice versa. Lets find out.

Read on to learn what your garden brand should be sharing and where.

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Topics: Twitter, Trending Thursday, trends, Instagram, Garden Media Group, social media, facebook

3 New Ways to Track Your Garden Business' Reputation

Posted by Dan Ream on Mon, Jul 14, 2014 @ 9:00 AM

Contrary to popular belief, the most important commodity to a garden business isn't money.

The mysterious asset we're talking about has nothing to do with the monetary economy.

What is it?

Your brand's reputation.

You need to understand where your gardening business stands in the marketplace in order to continually improve your position.

To do this, you'll first need to measure your reputation.

Keep reading to learn 3 ways you can measure public opinion about your garden business.

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Topics: PR Measurement, garden marketing, image building, garden business, facebook

Trending Thursday: Facebook's Influence Shrinking for Garden Brands?

Posted by Emma Fitzpatrick on Thu, Jun 19, 2014 @ 9:00 AM

Yes, Facebook has TONS of users, more than 1 billion users internationally, or 17% of the world population at large. Twitter and Instagram, the other two big social media platforms, are still lagging behind in users with about 200 million.

Even though Facebook was once the king of social media, there's a major shift happening in how people use the platform.

As of late, Facebook's dedicated users are few and far between. 

Discover why Facebook's users are fleeing, which affects the reach, number, and time your garden business should spend on this social outlet below.

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Topics: PR Strategy, Public Relations Trends, Trending Thursday, social media, facebook

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