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Online Content and How it Fits into Green Public Relations

Posted by Katie Dubow on Mon, Dec 17, 2012 @ 8:57 AM

If you read this blog, you know that content is king.  But, does it matter where that content lives, whether it's online or in print?

Print is a medium that our clients still live for and we still see value in and getting a hit in the Wall St Journal or Southern Living is a home run.  But, what if magazines and newspapers follow the Newsweek trend and move all of their content online?  According to the Pew Research Center’s statistics on print vs. online media, more than half of Americans currently receive their news from digital sources, and the number of people relying on social media exclusively for their news has doubled in the past two years.  The trend to digital is increasing everyday. 

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Topics: lawn & garden public relations, content marketing, inbound marketing

SEO Tips for Garden Industry Videos

Posted by Emma Fitzpatrick on Wed, Nov 21, 2012 @ 9:00 AM

Just a few days ago, we were reflecting on the importance of including videos in press releases, but today, we’re going to take it a step further.

After a video is made, it cannot just be used in press releases! It must be mass-distributed. YouTube is the internet’s second most popular search-engine, right after Google. 48 hours of video are uploaded every minute of every day.

With that much content, SEO optimization for videos should be a critical and thoughtful task.

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Topics: internet marketing, SEO, Youtube, inbound marketing

Blogging Down The Web: Get Your Garden Industry Blog Noticed

Posted by Emma Fitzpatrick on Wed, Oct 31, 2012 @ 9:00 AM

By the end of 2011, there were over 181 million blogs all around the world! Blogging does not get talked about nearly as much as social media, but boy, it should!

Blogging leads to new business, expands brand awareness, increases organic serach traffic, provides a foundation for all social media, and allows you to become a credible, reliable, and creative business in the eye of your consumers.

But, how can you compete with 181 million blogs? To put it simply, your garden business cannot get blogged down.

Blogging with a purpose is key, but promoting your blog is the other half the battle. It isn’t about blogging more, but instead, blogging better.

Below our ways to successfully blog with a purpose and get your blog seen.

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Topics: garden marketing, PR Strategy, blogging, inbound marketing

Off to an Inbound Marketing Conference

Posted by Katie Dubow on Mon, Aug 27, 2012 @ 9:06 AM

Today is the first day of Inbound 2012 and with 2,500 other marketers attending, I am stoked to learn some new tricks for our Garden Media bag. 

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Topics: Public relations, marketing, inbound marketing

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