Rochelle Greayer to Speak at Garden Bloggers Conference

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rochelle-greayer-429Rochelle Greayer is the author of Cultivating Garden Style (Timber Press, September 2014) as well as the founder and editor of Pith + Vigor, a literary newspaper and online magazine for garden enthusiasts. In addition, she is the creator of the popular blog Studio ‘g’, named one of the top ten gardening blogs by the editors of Better Homes and Gardens and BHG.com; co-founder and editor of Leaf Magazine, a digital design magazine for garden makers; and a weekly columnist (The Gardenist) for Apartment Therapy, “one of the most influential interior design sites on the Web” according to Forbes magazine.pith-vigor cover-200px

A graduate of the English Gardening School in London, she has been designing gardens for private residences and hotels around the world since 2002. A lover of fresh homegrown food, she is also one of the founders of the Harvard Farmers Market, the largest weekly farmers market in central Massachusetts. Prior to her garden design and writing career, Rochelle was a physicist rocket scientist (yes, really), riding in the cockpits of F-14s and F-18s and helping launch Russia’s first commercial satellite.

Prior to writing her first solo book, Cultivating Garden Style (Timber Press, September 2014), in 2012 she was featured in Luke Dixon’s Keeping Bees in Towns and Cities and in 2004 and 2005 she worked with Rosemary Alexander to co-author The Essential Garden Design Workbook and The Garden Makers Manual.

Nate Berkus to Speak at Garden Bloggers Conference

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We are ecstatic to announce that Nate Berkus will be speaking at the Garden Bloggers Conference.

Nate is a decorator, product designer and author. His interior design firm, which he founded in 1995, designs interiors across the country and around the world. In Fall 2012, Nate brought his branded line of home goods and accessories to Target stores nationwide, and his fabric collections are available at Fabricut, Calico and Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Stores. He was the host, judge and executive producer on NBC’s “American Dream Builders” in 2014. Nate’s interiors, and design expertise, have garnered national press in publications such as Elle Decor, Architectural Digest, House Beautiful, Us Weekly, People, O Magazine, Lucky and InStyle, among others.

Join us at the conference and take advantage of this opportunity to see Nate!

For more on Nate, visit his website.

Lori Thomas Ross to Supply Marketing Therapy at Garden Bloggers Conference

lorrie_thomas_ross-546We are delighted to have Lori Thomas Ross as a speaker at this year’s Garden Bloggers Conference. Lorrie Thomas Ross (aka The Marketing Therapist®), is a marketing expert, educator and author. She is the CEO of Web Marketing Therapy, Inc., a digital marketing agency and training company that gets organizations on the right path to success. Her expertise empowers organizations to create scalable web solutions that brand, build and boost business. She speaks nationally on a number of marketing-related subjects. Lorrie teaches custom courses for corporations as well as workshops through UC Berkeley Extension. Her book, The McGraw-Hill 36-Hour Course to Online Marketing is a common companion to professionals looking for online marketing management expertise, support and guidance.36_hours_book_cover_200x200

Ross’ marketing and education background have turned her into a “markEDing” evangelist (that’s not a typo, it’s a mashup: Marketing + Education = markeding®). She is staging a peaceful revolution on the way that people and companies think about and approach marketing. Approaching marketing in an ethical way with a pure, educational purpose helps people better understand why to support an organization’s products and services, takes the stress out of marketing and gets more “good” organizations over their fear of marketing so they get in the game.

Lorrie Thomas Ross holds a Master’s degree in Organizational Management from Antioch University. She has been featured in the media as a marketing expert by publications including INC, Forbes, SUCCESS Magazine, the Associated Press, eCommerce TimesEntrepreneur and FOX News.

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Lisa Steele to Share The Secret of Her Success at the Garden Bloggers Conference

 

lisa-steele-523We can’t wait to hear Lisa reveal how she successfully launched Fresh Eggs Daily, currently the largest online natural chicken keeping resource, during her presentation at the Garden Bloggers Conference. In five short years, her Facebook page has amassed nearly 400,000 likes, and her blog, which she has been writing since the beginning of 2012, was named one of the Top Ten Garden Blogs for 2014 by Better Homes & Gardens magazine. A certified herbalist, Lisa peppers her blog with herbal remedies, tips on growing and using herbs, practical craft projects, recipes using fresh eggs and produce, and homemade products for the coop and home along with her basic natural chicken and duck keeping advice, drawing in more than 375,000 page views a month.

Her blog has more than two dozen corporate sponsors, an Amazon affiliate storefront and Lisa runs an Etsy shop from which she sells rustic, farm-themed goods that she handmakes. In addition to her blog and Facebook page, she is also an active presence on YouTube, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.

In October 2013, Lisa wrote her first book titled Fresh Eggs Daily: Raising Happy, Healthy Chickens…Naturally (St. Lynn’s Press) which has held the #1 spot on Amazon.com in the Bird Care category for most of the time since its release. She is currently working on a second book. She is also a contributing writer for Hobby Farm magazine, Hobby Farm Chickens magazine, Hobby Farms DucksUrban Farm MagazineHGTVGardens, and Backyard Poultry magazine.

As a true testament to the burgeoning interest in raising backyard flocks as a whole and Lisa’s personal success in the field, she recently recorded a radio show with P. Allen Smith and will be appearing on his television show on PBS as well. She also has appeared on a local NBC-affiliate lifestyle-themed television show. She has been featured in several national magazines here in the US, including Southern Living and Good Housekeeping, as well as publications as far away as Great Britain and New Zealand.

Lisa’s plans for 2015 include Fresh Eggs Daily-branded products in conjunction with several national companies and appearances on national television, along with growing her brand and presence online by continuing to provide relevant and high-quality content and information on both Facebook and her blog, as well as expanding her scope to include more duck-related projects. Her 2014 gross income reached six figures.

Jan Bills to Speak at Garden Bloggers Conference

Jan_Bills-150x150Jan Bills owns and operates Two Women and a Hoe®, a boutique indoor/outdoor sustainable landscape design, installation, and landscape management company in Michigan.

In 2006, she developed her business plan and strategy to exit corporate America to start her business. In 2008, she replaced her corporate high heels with Wellies and never looked back! Today she is living her dream and mixing business with pleasure!

In 2012, Jan launched a new business venture in her off-season, Social Media Millionaire Makers. Her passion for social media affords her the opportunity to consult and train small business owners, bloggers, and non-profit organizations. She also developed an e-Course entitled, ‘Numbers Don’t Lie’. With over 225,000+ Fans on her business Facebook page and a robust social media presence, she is anxious to share her strategies with others.

Jan holds a Masters of Art in Organizational Management and a Bachelor of Science in Business & Management. She is an Advanced Master Gardener and Certified Landscape Designer. She is also a contributing writer for State-by-State Michigan Gardening.

Shawna Coronado to Speak at Garden Bloggers Conference

shawna-coronado-440Shawna Coronado is an author, on-camera spokesperson, newspaper columnist, photographer, internationally recognized keynote speaker, and successful social media marketer with over eighteen years of experience with sales, marketing and public relations.

Shawna will speak on the topic “How to Monetize Your Online Brand.” Within the our industry in the last five years, social media tools such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, blogging and more have transformed how people communicate and build their businesses financial stance. Bloggers the world over are utilizing these tools to both connect and monetize their brands. Discovering how to build brand legitimacy and find new ways to monetize our brands while attracting fresh and interested consumers as our readers is the first step to creating a blogging revenue stream. In this discussion, Shawna will talk about techniques for blog monetization that can lead to stronger income.

As an experienced spokesperson with green lifestyle living, organic gardening, social media, and eco content creation, she campaigns for social good online and speaks internationally on building community, simple living, and green lifestyle tips for the everyday person. Shawna’s social media expertise has propelled her far within the online industry – she has over 200,000+ followers on her social media outlets and 170 videos on YouTube with a million+ views. Her goal with her online presence is to better the world by utilizing community involvement and simple green living as tools to encourage social good.

Shawna appears regularly on international radio and national American TV as well and has been featured on many stations including ABC, NBC, WGN, and PBS TV. Her organic living photographs and stories have been featured both online and off in many international home and garden magazines and multiple books. You can learn more about her at http://www.shawnacoronado.com.

Marcus Sheridan, Web Marketing Guru, Keynotes Garden Bloggers Conference

Marcus-Sheridan-largeCalled a “Web Marketing Guru” by the New York Times, Marcus Sheridan has traveled the world, helping businesses and brands of all sizes simplify marketing in the digital age so they get results. Known for his contagious enthusiasm and boundless energy when on stage, Marcus has since become a popular speaker and has been called the ‘Gary Vaynerchuk of the Swimming Pool Industry.’

I had the pleasure of hearing Marcus speak recently and the attendees absolutely adored him! In fact, he was rated as the #1 speaker at this conference. We are so fortunate to have been able to book Marcus since he is a highly-sought-after keynote speaker.

He speaks passionately about what he has learned himself and provides simple, real-life examples of how he has made his brand and business wildly successful. In fact, as a result of his own meteoric rise, he has become a very successful HubSpot Partner, training inbound marketers  and companies everywhere how to find success.

Marcus Sheridan is the founder of The Sales Lion, one of the internet’s fastest growing marketing websites focusing on the transformational powers of inbound marketing on small businesses. But before spreading the good word about marketing, Sheridan, who also owns a prominent swimming pool company, established the most popular swimming pool website in the world through content marketing. (Marcus is also known as “The Pool Guy.”)

Marcus’ topic is entitled How Content Marketing Can Build Traffic, Loyal Readers, Your Brand, and Your Bottom Line: With more and more bloggers, and more and more content, standing out from the crowd and building your online presence is harder than it has ever been. In this highly interactive and fast-paced session, popular speaker Marcus Sheridan will explain specific ways you can create content that will not only generate more traffic and loyal readers, but will also help brand you as a thought leader with a unique approach and a top go-to source for gardening information.

Hope you get a chance to hear Marcus – it’s like a religious experience!

Bunny Williams in the House!

bunnywilliams_041514Bunny Williams will be illuminating the stage at the  Garden Bloggers Conference!

By day, Bunny is one of New York’s most successful interior designers, a woman whose hours are filled with high-powered meetings, magazine photo shoots, and detailed consultations with clients. But when the week shades into Friday evening, Bunny can be found in the idyllic retreat of her Connecticut garden, the emotional center of her life and the source of perhaps her greatest creative efforts. After five days at the top of the design world, nothing means more to this warm and brilliant woman than to spend the next two with her hands in the dirt, musing about the effect of trees and flowers, paths and benches.

The passion Bunny feels for her garden is a deep one shared by countless others — in the country, in the suburbs, and even in the city. Gardening has become America’s favorite pastime, but its vocabulary remains intimidating, even to those fluent in the language of style and design. Applying the lessons we’ve learned about interior space to the outdoors is a good idea, but it doesn’t work without help: before we can decorate the outdoor room we need to understand its character, and few people can guide us to that understanding better than Bunny Williams.

See the entire agenda and speaker line-up.   The conference program will include  learning about:

  • What Do Successful Bloggers Do
  • The Power of Personal Branding for Professional Success
  • How to Build a Strategic Social Media Presence & Memorable Brand Recognition
  • How to Monetize Your Online Brand
  • How to Expand Your Brand into Video & Gain a Global Presence
  • The Ultimate Blog Platform
  • How to Prevent Your Website from Getting Hacked
  • How to Get More Qualified Traffic & Drive Readers to Action
  • Connecting with Users: What You Should Know About Search and Analytics
  • How Photography Can Help Build Your Brand, Differentiate Your Blog, & Build Traffic on Your Web

 

 

 

Teresa O’Connor to Speak at Garden Bloggers Conference

teresa-oconnor-332Teresa O’Connor is an award-winning author, speaker and consultant about gardening, food and folklore. Trained as a master gardener in California and Idaho, her writing has been published in media including Fine Gardening, Horticulture, Coastal Home and National Home Gardening Club. Teresa is known by many as “Seasonal Wisdom” on social media, where she reaches 20,000 readers via Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Google+ and her blog, SeasonalWisdom.com – which P. Allen Smith called one of “Ten Great Garden Blogs.” She co-authored the book “Grocery Gardening: Planting, Preserving and Preparing Fresh Foods” (Cool Springs Press; 2010). In her other life, Teresa is a communications consultant who has written for names like The Walt Disney Company, University of California Cooperative Extension and Swarovski Crystal.

Chris Vaughn to Speak at Garden Bloggers Conference

chris_vaughn_600 Chris Vaughn is Director of Marketing for DigitalSherpa. Chris has served as Director of Marketing for DigitalSherpa since 2012. Chris directs and executes DigitalSherpa’s online marketing strategy, and is responsible for leading DigitalSherpa’s lead generation program and branding strategy. Chris drinks our company’s content marketing Kool Aid each day by providing content to help DigitalSherpa customers and prospects learn more about small business marketing. Before DigitalSherpa, Chris was the Managing Editor at Bluff Media LLC after graduating from Oglethorpe University in Atlanta in 2005 studying Marketing and Philosophy.