Childrens’ treats with an adult twist – the latest coffee shop trend!

We were delighted to have been invited to host the second day of the HTA Catering Conference. During the day we were looking at coffee shop trends. Children’s treats with an adult twist were an unexpected trend, but if one looks at the rise of gourmet “fish finger sandwiches” then the trend makes sense. Boozy…

It’s starting to look a lot like Christmas

We have been looking for an exceptional Garden Centre Christmas Event to blog, and this one from Burston Garden Centre ticks every box for us. As the Facebook post shows the whole centre is involved… Adding in Food Tastings, and a Festive Tea in the restaurant really bring the garden centre teams together at this…

Have you run out of things to say on Facebook?

One of our client Garden Centres has developed a daily post on Facebook by highlighting their delicious sounding daily specials and giving a weather update. What a great way to promote the cafe specials, and provide a useful service to all of their gardening customers. Why not check them out on Facebook Here is todays…

Have you thought of running your own TV Channel?

Cramden Nurseries in Northampton have their own youtube channel – geraniumtv It is beautifully promoted on the nursery… …and effective with over 17000 views in under a year… They also have a great facebook presence… We ought to add we set everything up for them – the videos and the success however is all their…

What a great idea from Dyson that we can all learn from…

We keep mentioning that we are HUGE fans of Pinterest, and we even have our own boards, but have been waiting to see the first company to realise the HUGE potential that Pinterest offers. Today that prize is awarded to dyson, who are using Social Media in just the right way… What if we did…

Engaging with customers

As Garden Centre Marketing Consutlants we are often asked how to boost likes on Facebook and how to engage with customers on other Social Media Platforms… Asking for feedback, and looking for ways to stay in touch with customers are good starting points… Mexican Restaurant chain Chiquito have a simple keep in touch table to…

One simple way to drive you Facebook likes through the roof!

Here is a great and simple way to get people engaged with your Facebook page. It would be perfect for the next Bank Holiday weekend! 1.¬†Ask customers and Facebook fans to come into the centre over the Bank Holiday weekend, take a photo of the thing they like most about you, and upload their photo…

We really are huge fans of Pinterest, here are 4 reasons why…

Think of a scrapbook, where you put cool things you have seen and want. “Cool Cars”, “Mulberry Bags I would love”, that sort of thing. Now share that with all your friends, who can copy your clippings to their scrapbooks. That is pinterest – scrapbooking for the digital world. But wait, how about these facts……