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Grow! with Katie - Maria Failla

Posted by Courtney Brown on Wed, Apr 8, 2020 @ 2:19 PM

Today on Grow! With Katie, we had the pleasure of welcoming Maria Failla!  Maria is a self-proclaimed "Plant Killer turned Plant Lady" on a mission to help every person successfully care for houseplants- no matter how small their home is.

Maria is the owner and host of the Bloom and Grow Radio Podcast, where she interviews different “Plant People” and experts to find houseplant care tips, stories and lessons to help her listeners find inspiration and feel empowered to start their own houseplant collection.

Want to start tuning in to Maria’s podcast? Here ya go! 

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Topics: Garden Media Group, Interviews

Grow! With Katie Guest, Doug Tallamy

Posted by Courtney Brown on Wed, Apr 8, 2020 @ 12:01 PM

Today’s guest on Grow! With Katie is Doug Tallamy, a professor in the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware. 

He has authored eighty research articles and has taught Insect Taxonomy, Behavioral Ecology, Humans and Nature, and other courses for thirty-two years.

Tallamy devotes his time to research so he can better understand the many ways insects interact with plants and how such interactions determine the diversity of animal communities. 

He also wrote a handful of books; Nature’s Best Hope: A New Approach to Conservation That Starts in Your Yard, The Living Landscape, and Bringing Home Nature: How you can sustain wildlife with native plants. All of these can be found at

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Topics: Speaker Series, Interviews

Four Ways to Turn New Hires into Superstar Employees

Posted by Courtney Kates on Thu, Jun 1, 2017 @ 3:15 PM

Hiring new team members can be an extensive process. After browsing countless resumes, making tons of phone calls and holding multiple interviews, you finally find the perfect fit for your team.

However, the work doesn’t stop there.

The next step – training. Properly training an employee can have a huge impact on the role they play in the company. A well trained employee will be more knowledgeable and motivated, as well as more comfortable in their new position. But, all training is not created equal.

Read more to learn how you can improve your training process.

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Topics: branding, PR Strategy, Garden Media Group, Internship, Interviews, employment

Coach your Client Through a TV Interview

Posted by Samantha Arcieri on Wed, May 25, 2016 @ 9:25 AM

As a PR professional, there’s nothing better than watching your client shine. We love when our clients get an opportunity to tell their stories – especially on TV.

It is our job to make them stars, after all. 

What many people may not realize is that there is quite a bit of behind-the-scenes preparation, practice and time that goes into making clients TV ready.

We’ve offered a few tips on how to mold your client into the perfect brand ambassador.

Continue reading for tips on how to coach your client through a TV Interview.

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Topics: Public relations, branding, Media Relations, Garden Media, Interviews

The stress-free way to sail through an interview

Posted by Katie Dubow on Wed, Mar 2, 2016 @ 9:51 AM

I gave this to talk an energetic and really smart group of PRSSA members at West Chester University. I had a great time and they asked a lot of great questions. It was an honor to share these tips with them in the hopes that they nail their next interview! I wanted to share my talk with you as well:

Sure, interviews can be stressful. You are subject to examination under a microscope, and you've got a small chunk of time to convince someone why hiring you would be a fantastic business decision.

With a little forethought, a bit of practice and the right attitude, you can walk away from that office expecting a good news phone call in the near future.

Continue reading to learn how to ace any interview.  

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Topics: Public relations, Marketing to Millennials, Internship, leadership, Interviews

Interns take note: tips for getting in the door at Garden Media

Posted by Samantha Arcieri on Tue, Dec 22, 2015 @ 8:11 AM

Congratulations! You’ve applied for an internship and have made it to the second round: the in-person interview.

Everything from your tone of voice to the questions asked played a factor in making you shine, so you want to be sure you continue to stand out from the crowd at the office. 

Candidates who are asked to meet with Garden Media at the office have one more opportunity to impress us with their talent and enthusiasm.

Continue reading for tips on how to ace an in-person interview.

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Topics: Public relations, Garden Media, Internship, leadership, Interviews


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