While you’re in Kansas City for the Bootcamp, we have a special treat lined up. There will be a limited number of seats available for tours and special marketing chats with Family Tree Nursery and The Roasterie.
Day 1: Wednesday, Feb. 8
The Right Approach to Social Media
How are you listening to your constituents, responding to them, and giving them reasons to keep listening to you? In this session, we will discuss the philosophy of content marketing, share tips for selecting social media and learn how to integrate an online marketing map.
Facebook Audience Engagement
Learn about different content strategies leveraged on Facebook and how to use them to manage relationships and meet your organization’s objectives.
Where Should You Be? Considering Secondary Platforms for Your Audience–Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, Snapchat
With so many different social media platforms on the market, it’s hard to know which one you should tackle next. Let us help you be strategic with your next social media move.
Lunch, Keynote Speaker
Nicole Leinbach Reyhle, founder of Retail Minded
Claiming and Building the Online Hub of Your Business: Basic DIY Website Platforms
Claim your presence online without needing to know HTML coding. Learn about online platforms that can help you create an online presence.
Easy Video Tools
Smartphones with a great camera and the ability to record high definition video are no longer difficult to find – in fact they’re everywhere. This session will provide tips on how you can look like a videographer pro on social media.
Session requirements: Please bring your phone and a tripod/microphone if available. Space is limited to 45 participants.
Facebook Deeper Dive: Analyzing Performance of Your Page
Have you ever heard that you can’t measure Facebook? While Facebook measurement can be a tricky subject — it can, most definitely, be measured. Learn how-to successfully measure what matters during this hands-on workshop.
Session requirements: Participants will need a laptop, preferred to have over 1,000 followers and 120 posts. Space is limited to 45 participants.
Learn to Love Your Photos: Clever Phone Photo Tips to Help You Stand Out
Taking great photos isn’t just for people with fancy cameras. Good photography can come from smart people who think creatively and know how to make the most of what they’ve got. This workshop session will provide participants with hands-on activities that help improve photography skills.
Session requirements: Please bring your phone.
Integrating Facebook Ads into Your Marketing Plan
Do you use Facebook ads? Want to learn the latest strategies? Discover how to quickly attract quality customers, build loyal fans and grow your revenue with Facebook. In this session we will explore the benefits of using Facebook ads and share strategies that work.
Session requirements: Participants will need a laptop. Space is limited to 45 participants.
Simple Graphic Tools to Make Your Content Shine
Take your social media graphics to the next level with easy to use tools like Canva and Adobe Spark. Create a graphic for your next event while in this session.
Session requirements: Participants will need a laptop.
Day 2: Thursday, Feb. 9
Revitalizing Email Marketing
This session will provide hands-on activities to help your business launch into or revitalize existing email marketing. We will help you plan a new welcome page for email subscribers to increase value for them and set expectations, form a content team to establish a monthly email presence and plan out the next 6 months of e-newsletters for your business.
Am I Ready for E-Commerce?
Are you thinking of adding a “buy” button to your website? This session will provide you with information on what to consider before taking the plunge to selling online.
Red Carpet Customer Service
Gain must-know tips on how to greet customers, keep them engaged and close sales the “red carpet way.” Presented by Nicole Leinbach Reyhle, founder of Retail Minded.
Putting It All Together
What are you going to do with all the new skills you’ve learned or enhanced at the bootcamp? The last thing we want to do is send you home with a stack of notes and no time to plan or implement. In this last session, we will guide you to put everything learned into an actionable plan for the next three months.
After our New-Media Marketing Bootcamp concludes, attendees are invited to stay for Retail Works.
RetailWorks is a conference for independent garden centers, nurseries and allied Green Industry businesses such as landscape contractors, maintenance firms, and landscape architects. The conference provides an opportunity to learn cutting edge techniques for business operations such as marketing, sales, employee management, and to share horticulture research, news and trends.
Thursday, February 9
12:00-1:00 p.m. Lunch (KC BBQ Buffet)
1:00-1:45 p.m. Opening Comments, Green Industry Trends for 2017
Dr. Cheryl Boyer, Kansas State University Department of Horticulture and Natural Resources
1:45-2:30 p.m. 2016 Plant Disease Highlights
2:30-3:00 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
3:00-3:20 p.m. Break with refreshments
3:20-4:20 p.m. Apps for Agritourism
Dr. Lauri Baker, Kansas State University Department of Communications and Agricultural Education 4:20-4:25 p.m. Closing Remarks, Cheryl Boyer