American Grown Flowers Wins Coveted Marketing Award

For 24 years, Floral Management has held a contest to identify exceptionally clever and successful campaigns. The winner, dubbed Marketer of the Year, receives $5,000, a cover story and (typically) much fanfare at the Society of American Florists’ annual convention. (Thanks again, Irma!) This year, SAF announced the winner, American Grown Flowers, via a Facebook …

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How Are Florists Faring with Critical Online Marketing Tactics?

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.

Historic Detroit Property to Feature Interactive Floral Exhibit

Craving a swanky late summer activity that provides a hefty dose of design inspiration? A trip to Detroit may be in order. The American Institute of Floral Designers North Central Chapter is partnering with the Cranbrook House & Gardens Auxiliary to present “Art in the Elements: A Plein Air Floral Exhibition” Friday, September 8, through …

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FTD Announces ‘Intern with Ian’ Contest

Want the chance to train alongside one of the nation’s most esteemed event designs? Through the end of the month, FTD is accepting applications for its “Intern with Ian” contest, in which one lucky member will receive a trip to Florida to work with Ian Prosser, AAF, AIFD, PFCI, NDSF.

Botanica International To Expand Its Event Empire

“Here we grow again…” That’s become the mantra of Botanica International, the company renowned designer Ian Prosser, AAF, AIFD, PFCI, NDSF, started in Tampa, Florida in 1989. It’s been 10 years since Prosser chose to abandon retail sales and focus on providing upscale, show stopping events. The decade has involved several developments to help Botanica …

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Accent Decor Turns 20

If you’re in Atlanta this week for AmericasMart, be sure to stop by Accent Decor booth. The company responsible for a long list of the industry’s most intriguing containers and accessories (including the Celfie vase) will be celebrating its 20th anniversary at the annual wholesale gift show. Co-founder Margaret Hofland took a few minutes to …

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FTD Announces Makeover Contest

Is your showroom looking a little drab? Through its sixth annual Makeover Magic Contest, FTD will award one lucky florist a shop makeover by FTD education consultant and visual merchandising expert J. Keith White, AIFD.