Ready for Bootcamp?

It’s almost time! We have been busily wrapping up loose ends in preparation for our New-Media Marketing Bootcamp next week. What will you see? What will you do? What do you need to bring?

On Tuesday, February 7, the first thing we’ll do are pre-conference tours. After we meet at 11:30, we’ll head to Fiorella’s Jack Stack Barbecue for a fantastic Kansas City feast.

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Next we’ll head to The Roasterie: Air-Roasted Coffee to tour and chat with their marketing specialist.

To top off our tours, we’ll head to Family Tree Nursery to chat with owner Jonah Nelson about how they manage and market their garden center.

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Okay, so maybe it won’t look exactly like this, but there will be plants and a gorgeous remodeled garden center to enjoy.  Seriously…what a treat!

When you arrive you’ll be greeted by the front desk at the DoubleTree Hotel (pardon the Holiday decorations in our photos). Don’t forget to make sure you get one of their famous cookies!

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They also have lovely dining areas.

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The conference area has nice wide hallways and windows all along one wall so we’ll have good light for practicing photos and videos in the hall.

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One of the primary reasons we chose this facility for our conference was the abundance of green spaces for the photo and video sessions. Granted, it’s not summer and therefore totally green outside, but we’ve got several choices so you’ll be able to spread out (as opposed to only spaces in the building or out in the parking lot).

BRING: camera, smartphone, chargers, connectors, microphone and/or any other equipment that you already own and would like to practice using more.

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If you’re planning to attend the Facebook Deeper Dive: Analyzing the Performance of Your Page session, we’ll be in this tiered theatre-style room with power outlets at each seat.

BRING: your laptop computer, charger, and data from your facebook page. If you’re not sure how to do that, we can help you. We have ample Wi-Fi for the meeting.

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Wednesday evening, we’ll have a lovely reception on the deck (if the weather holds).

BRING: Your appetite! We will have loads of delicious food for you!

Thursday morning we’ll continue the general and breakout sessions, ending at lunch. If you’d like to stay for the RetailWorks conference in the afternoon, well then please join us! Here is the agenda:

1:00 p.m.          Opening Comments, Green Industry Trends for 2017

Dr. Cheryl Boyer, Kansas State University Department of Horticulture and Natural Resources

1:45 p.m.          2016 Plant Disease Highlights

2:30 p.m.          Meet the Pests! (Hands-on practice with turf and landscape weeds, diseases, and insects)

Dr. Megan Kennelly, Kansas State University Department of Plant Pathology

 3:00p.m.          Break with refreshments

 3:20 p.m.          Apps for Agritourism

Dr. Lauri Baker, Kansas State University Department of Communications and Agricultural Education

 4:20 p.m.          Closing Remarks, Cheryl Boyer

So, get packing and we’ll see you next week!no earlybirdblank-NMMB Postcard V2 112816_Page_2.jpg

2 thoughts on “Ready for Bootcamp?

  1. Hi Cheryl,
    Is this an appropriate event for a container operation grower? We grow perennials, shrubs, trees for our own use.
    Thanks
    June Schnittker
    master Landscape, Inc.

    1. Hi June,

      Yep. Container-grown plants are my area of expertise! We’ll work with you to think through your goals and needs since it will be different for every business. With you guys, we might focus on how you can tie all the different parts (production, planning, implementation, maintenance) into the marketing plan for the entire business. Everyone can use more sales and production for your own business feeds into sales, right? Behind the scenes production info is great for new-media marketing!

      -Cheryl

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