Spring means prom season, and that means you may be finding the perfect outfit for the occasion or you’re helping your teen search for a prom look that will be the life of the party. Flowers have long been a part of prom as well, but several young people are opting for more modern versions…
Earlier this week, our friends at Bloomerang outlined the devastating effects of FTD Inc.’s Valentine’s 2018 market campaigns. This approach lead to a Valentine’s holiday that underperformed their expectations by as much as $20 million. The company is considering $50 million in credit support from their largest shareholder, Liberty Interactive Corp.
But this article isn’t about FTD. At least, not directly.
You see, this latest incident with FTD is not a new problem, but is actually symptomatic of a much larger problem in our industry. It’s a problem that is perpetuated much more frequently by retail florists than the various conglomerations of online and order gathering outfits.
The most common question we get from florists all over is: What do I need to focus on for my online marketing? This is a very legitimate question, as online marketing can cover a really broad set of options, and there are always new channels to consider.
Recently we surveyed florists to find out how they were using and engaging with some elements that we’ve determined to be the most essential. The highlights are presented in the following infographic for your review.
Here’s a recent update on a critical issue for all computer users. This information comes courtesy of Malwarebytes, a security software firm. A new strain of ransomware, a Petya-esque variant being called Petya/NotPetya, is swiftly spreading across the globe today, impacting tens of thousands of computers as of 2:00 p.m., PST. More powerful, professional, and dangerous…
Millennials, the current cohort of 18-year-olds to 30-somethings, value experiences over physical things. This generation focuses its spending on travel, concerts, social events, and cultural programs. Millennials’ estimated income is more than $230 billion, representing 21% of all money earned in Canada alone. In 15 years, they’ll represent 75% of the labour force. It’s time to listen to their wants!
Google’s Chrome browser is going to start warning customers that your site is Not Secure. Here’s what you need to know before Jan 31st, 2017. Missing out on this change could cost you a lot of business.
We are receiving multiple reports from florists regarding unauthorized manipulation of their Yelp listings by a an uncontracted third party. Update: Both Yelp and BloomNation have provided some clarification.
For the sixth year the Memorial Day Flowers Foundation organized the handout and headstone placement of 140,000 roses and summer flowers at Arlington National Cemetery. Thanks to Mayesh, Kennicott Brothers, and other WEFSA wholesale florist members over 125 florists gave out roses at local cemeteries, parades, and from their shops.
…And what your opening line should be Christmas lights are out and so are the carolers. To the florist who works in weddings, these signs mean something very significant: booking season has arrived. At Twisted Willow Design, we book approximately 70% of our weddings from December to early February. How do these prospects come about?…
When people think of marketing, they think of sleazy salesman equipped with lies and snake oil. They think of the unfavorable times that their wallets were gutted by unfulfilled promises. They think of dishonest corporate culture that is filled to the brim cold, often robotic, ideas and slogans. People do not think fondly of marketing.
The most important responsibility of a Facebook marketer is to increase engagement. If you aren’t actively increasing your engagement, then you’re better off spending your time and resources on other marketing platforms. The problem, though, is that it is getting more difficult for small business to capitalize on engagement—there is too many noisy algorithm changes…
A lot has been said about Local SEO recently, especially in the form of targeting your keywords to customers searching for florists in local neighborhoods. To make the most of geo-targeting, you need to find that healthy balance between precision and making sure that visitors searching for you aren’t too limited.