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Trending Thursday Throwback Trends: 24-Hour Gardens

Posted by Samantha Arcieri on Thu, Oct 27, 2016 @ 3:26 PM

For today’s Trending Thursday post, we’re looking back to 2007 where we identified gardening as a non-stop activity with 24-hour Gardens.

As the idea of outdoor living spaces took off, people started to view their gardens as an extension of their homes. People began turning their gardens into destinations that were able to entertain guests well after the sun went down.  

Here’s how the concept of 24-Hour Gardens has shaped the garden industry for the last nine years.

Continue reading to learn more about 24-Hour Gardens.   

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Topics: Garden Trends, Trending Thursday, garden marketing, garden business, garden PR consultant

Tips for Working with Clients across Different Time Zones

Posted by Samantha Arcieri on Wed, Sep 21, 2016 @ 11:23 AM

Garden Media Group may be a boutique PR firm, but our presence is felt worldwide.

Our headquarters in Kennett Square, PA, works with clients in more than two countries, five states and across a handful of time zones.

We’re committed to serving clients as if we’re sitting in the cubicle next door.  

Whether in Taipei or in our own backyard, it’s our mission to make sure clients get what they need – and that we’re available when needed!

Continue reading to learn how.  

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Topics: garden PR consultant, conference calls, meetings, leadership, PR Strategy

Trending Thursday Throwback Trends:  Slow Gardening

Posted by Samantha Arcieri on Thu, Jun 30, 2016 @ 1:32 PM

For more than a decade, Garden Media has introduced the garden industry to ground breaking trends and provided insight to its clients. Since we first published our annual trends report in 2001, our mavens have cited dozens of exciting new things that  shake up the garden industry each year.

This month, we’re taking a look back at some of our favorite trends. For our first throwback trends post, we’re revisiting a classic from 2010: Slow Gardening.

Continue reading to learn more about Slow Gardening.

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Topics: Trending Thursday, Garden Trends, Garden Media, marketing, garden PR consultant

PR Firms Take Note: Be a Summer “Must See” like Shark Week

Posted by Jill Swartzentruber on Wed, Jul 15, 2015 @ 10:12 AM

Shark Week is back and better than ever. 

And with this summer being one of the most recorded shark sighting seasons on record, this week long event could make a big splash.

It's summer of the shark and the public is eager to know what drives these aquatic beasts.

Broadcasted in over 72 countries with more than 4 million viewers, Discovery channel’s Shark Week is the most watched series on television.

Besides learning the knowledge of a subject that is not taught in school, what is the draw for these viewers? Why are so many people obsessed with Shark Week? In honor of this annual event ending this past Sunday, let’s look at some lessons PR pros can learn from the masters of the ocean.

Keep reading to find out how PR pros and garden marketers can take a bite out of Shark Week.

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Topics: Public relations, creating content, audience, garden PR consultant, garden business

3 Effective Ways to Show the Value of Gardening Public Relations

Posted by Dan Ream on Wed, Sep 3, 2014 @ 9:00 AM

The world today is one of instant gratification. We want results, and we want them quickly. 

The web gives us access to more information than our predecessors could have ever predicted, and because we can get results quickly, we make decisions quickly too.

And that makes public relations measurement more important than ever. 

The ROI of money invested in gardening public relations should be easy to see. 

Keep reading to learn 3 effective ways of making public relations measurement visually appealing and easy to digest.

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Topics: Public relations, lawn & garden public relations, PR Strategy, garden PR consultant, PR Measurement

3 Ways to Measure Blogger Influence and Public Relations Impact

Posted by Dan Ream on Mon, Jun 16, 2014 @ 10:00 AM

Gardening public relations is all about getting the word out about your product or service. Green PR pros are always looking for great people to help them do this.

Bloggers are one of the newest and most powerful media outlets, especially since they have such devout readers. However, measuring the public relations success of a blog hit can be tricky.

How do we deduce how influential specific bloggers are? It's not an exact science, but there are a few tricks.

Keep reading to learn 3 creative ways your gardening business can measure blogger influence. 

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Topics: blogging, audience, garden PR consultant, social media, PR Measurement

How Sport Statistics Relate to Gardening Public Relations Metrics

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

Quantifying public relations provides valuable insight into the effectiveness of specific PR strategies, campaigns and tactics.

There are many ways to analyze the same set of data.

For example, looking at PR measurements and analytics through the lens of sports statistics develops an interesting, new perspective. 

Keep reading to learn how you can use sports to better understand the impact of public relations on your gardening business.

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Topics: lawn & garden public relations, garden industry public relations, PR Strategy, garden PR consultant, PR Measurement

Measurement Monday: Communicating PR Measurement

Posted by Dan Ream on Mon, Jun 2, 2014 @ 9:00 AM

Public relations pros are always looking for ways to prove the effectiveness of their strategies.

There are a number of ways to do this, but because businesses are chiefly concerned with the bottom line, finding ways to measure the monetary impact of gardening PR efforts is typically most effective.

However, assigning dollar values with measurement metrics can be complicated.

Communicating positive results is great, but the way those numbers are calculated is just as important!        

Keep reading to learn how to take the complex issue of measuring gardening communication success and make it a bit simpler.

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Topics: Public relations, marketing communications, garden PR consultant, PR Campaign, PR Measurement

Big vs. Small Garden Public Relations Firms: Which is Better

Posted by Emma Fitzpatrick on Wed, Mar 12, 2014 @ 9:00 AM

With PR firms, bigger isn't always better.

In fact, a big PR firm may be more of a negative than a positive, but we'll talk about that in a bit!

When hiring a public relations firm, whether you're a big or small garden business, PR is a big investment and there are many factors to consider.

To discover the nitty-gritty details on hiring a public relations firm, read the step by step process here.

Then, learn 4 reasons why a small PR firm can rock your socks off--and may even be better than that big ol' firm and an even bigger investment.

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Topics: Public relations, Garden Media Group, lawn and garden public relations, garden industry public relations, PR Strategy, hiring a public relations person, garden PR consultant

Six Public Relations Actions to Take Before 2014

Posted by Katie Dubow on Wed, Dec 11, 2013 @ 9:02 AM

This year-end checklist offers several suggestions to enable you to take control of your garden marketing and PR before 2014. 

Here are 6 actions to consider to jump-start your marketing in 2014.

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Topics: lawn & garden public relations, garden industry public relations, garden PR consultant, garden marketing

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