GROW! Marketing and Public Relations Tips

Are You Sleeping on This Social Platform?

Posted by Lindsay Day on Thu, Jun 30, 2022 @ 6:01 PM

What if we told you there was a social media platform that has over 430 million active users, billions of visits each month, and is being overlooked by most companies?

Reddit. Yep, we said Reddit. It is the internet epicenter of virality.


Centered around massive, highly casual message boards –called subreddits – this platform creates a community around any niche interest, from fandoms to flowers. Among the countless subreddits are many garden and horticulture-related boards like “What Is This Plant?” and “Plant Clinic,” the latter of which has 4.5 million followers alone!


Right now you’re probably thinking “Ugh, another thing to keep track of?” but don’t panic! No need to overhaul your whole digital strategy. Read on to learn three tips to stay Reddit-ready. 

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Topics: Public relations, internet marketing, Social, technology, generation z

Mind the Gap: Talking About Plants in a Post-COVID World

Posted by Becky Paxton on Fri, Oct 22, 2021 @ 2:06 PM

Gardening is on the tip of everyone’s tongues as unprecedented millions took to plants during the pandemic. Are you speaking the new gardener’s language?

This report analyzes millions of social media posts and articles written across the course of the pandemic. These gardening posts reveal key patterns in language and sentiment – and represent a significant shift in the way the public talked about plants before and after COVID-19.

Navigating emerging pandemic trends and topics, Mind the Gap helps readers better relate to the gardening public – and gain the trust of the new gardener.

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Topics: branding, marketing communications, garden PR consultant, internet marketing, Garden Media Group, Garden Trends, social media, Social

The #PlantTok Accounts You Need to Follow Now

Posted by Lindsay Day on Thu, May 27, 2021 @ 3:13 PM

Over the past year, millions have sunk their hands into a bag of potting soil and fallen in love with gardening. Whether it was a new indoor plant for the at-home office, or starting vegetable seeds, these new gardeners are here to stay! Getting started can be intimidating and there is no shortage of options of where to find info on gardening.

Read more to find out WHERE these new gardeners are going for tips and tricks.

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Topics: internet marketing, social media, Social

6 P's of Brand Prosperity

Posted by Katie Dubow on Tue, Nov 27, 2018 @ 9:57 AM

“Brand prosperity is a lot like the root system of a tree; if you think about the root system of a tree, it is hidden beneath the earth, but it is fundamental to whether or not that tree flourishes and whether or not it bears fruit … if any of the roots are weak or not functioning well, the ability of the tree to flourish is compromised.”

—Michael Movitz, The Movitz Group

The success of a brand, according to Michael Movitz, relies on an interconnected set of factors he calls the 7 P's: Purpose, product, people, pathway, pricing, and promotion of the brand.

Read more to learn how to manage these factors and achieve brand success.

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Topics: branding, Digital Branding, horticultural marketing communications, internet marketing

Let Beyoncé Run Your Marketing Strategy

Posted by Nicole Guarasci on Wed, Apr 13, 2016 @ 9:36 AM

beyonce2.jpgWho runs the world? Beyoncé! And marketing is no different.

Queen B, as her fans like to call her, is not only a top entertainer, but also a great marketer. Any brand should aspire to follow in her marketing and public relations footsteps. 

Beyoncé utilizes strategies that are not typical - but work very well. And by adapting her efforts to the digital world, she has found even greater success.

Continue reading for public relations lessons you can learn from Beyoncé.

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Topics: branding, PR Strategy, Marketing to Millennials, internet marketing, social media

Pinterest Turns Web Browsing into a Virtual Shopping Experience

Posted by Jill Swartzentruber on Thu, Jul 2, 2015 @ 2:20 PM

What began as a virtual scrapbook experience has evolved into a one stop shop for all tech-savvy shoppers.

Pinterest is sweeping out the middle man and letting users browse and purchase items straight from its mobile site with the new “Buyable Pins” option, rolling out to users as we speak.

With this upgrade, Pinterest has the ability to launch into the number one spot for e-commerce. As of now, they are right behind Facebook in terms of online sales generated from social media.

According to Shopify, Pinterest brings in an average sale of $50, which is higher than any other social media platform.

93 percent of users plan out their purchases by using Pinterest, and orders on Pinterest from mobile devices have increased by 140 percent in the past two years.

Continue reading to find out how Pinterest’s Buy It Now button can help Garden businesses boom.

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Topics: Pinterest, Digital Branding, internet marketing, garden business, social media

Trending Thursday: Three Content Marketing Trends for 2015

Posted by Merissa Blum on Thu, Dec 11, 2014 @ 9:02 AM

Content marketing, a way to reach an increasingly wary audience, shows no signs of slowing down in 2015. Rather than using traditional methods of outbound marketing, businesses are finding that content marketing attracts customers and builds real trust between brands and people.

Wondering what types of content marketing your brand should be engaging in for 2015?

Look no further! We have compiled a list of the top marketing trends that your garden brand should start using now.

Continue reading to learn about three trends that are key to your garden business’s success.

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Topics: Trending Thursday, trends, internet marketing, Garden Media Group, marketing

Trending Thursday: Influential Customers of Your Garden Brand

Posted by Merissa Blum on Thu, Dec 4, 2014 @ 9:23 AM

You are creating awesome marketing and public relations campaigns, but are they resonating with your audience as much as they could be?

This depends, have you been utilizing your connected consumers in each of these campaigns?

Did you know: “The average customer has a reach of 42 people for each positive experience or engagement with your company online."

"That means if you have 200 customers who are brand advocates, you have a potential reach of 8,400!” – Social Media Today

Social Media Today’s “The Power of the Influential Customer” infographic discusses the what, who, and how on influencing customers.

Continue reading to learn how to leverage your influential customers with easy referral marketing tips.

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Topics: Trending Thursday, internet marketing, Garden Media Group, content marketing, marketing

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

5 Tips and Tricks to Market Your Garden Brand to Millennials

Posted by Merissa Blum on Wed, Jul 23, 2014 @ 9:00 AM

To thrive in the present and grow in the future, garden brands need to market, target and build relationships. This is important to do with all customers, but particularly crucial in appealing to Millennials. 

Millennials have a desire to create their own path, influencing how and why they opt for one garden brand over a competitor. Often called the "DIY generation", this growing consumer base's preferences will become increasingly important to your garden business. 

Millennials are already extremely powerful - and their buying influence in the garden industry is only budding.

Continue reading to learn 5 tips and tricks to sell and market gardening to Millennials.

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Topics: lawn and garden public relations, garden marketing, Marketing to Millennials, internet marketing, Garden Media Group, content marketing

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