Flowerama Columbus Marketing Efforts Ramping Up

columbus 400Flowerama Columbus Opts For Comprehensive Marketing Approach

In July of 2014 the Ozment family, owners of Flowerama Columbus, Flowerama Reynoldsburg, Flowerama Westerville and Flowerama Whitehall, hired Flyline Search Marketing to design and deploy a comprehensive marketing program for their firm. We were tasked to deliver an advertising program, designed to immediately increase sales transactions, improve their brand awareness and to generate sustainable double digit revenue growth for their firm.

Depositphotos_8588374_s (2)When asked how they found out about us, they advised that they first learned of Flyline Search Marketing from Allen’s Flowers. The owner of Allen’s Flowers, Brad Levy, hired our firm back in April of 2012. Brad and his family have been clients of ours since that time. Brad participates in the “Next Level” floral industry group, that the Ozments are also members of. Steve Ozment had gotten to know Brad pretty well as a result of the meetings. He was extremely taken back with the top line results that Brad had shared with the group. According to Steve, the numbers for Allen’s Flowers were truly eye popping and far exceeded anything being generated by other shop owners in the group.

Fall FlowersThe Ozment family operates four store locations in the Columbus area. Their store locations are located in: Columbus Ohio – 1600 Morse Road, Reynoldsburg Ohio – 6311 East Main Street, Westerville Ohio – 635 South State Street and Whitehall Ohio -4785 East Broad Street. The Ozments have traditionally relied upon a business model that called for using store front locations, strategically positioned in high traffic areas. That approach has served them well, and provided growth over the early years of their business. The storefront approach is historically the way many flower shops have grown to prominence in the floral industry. Here is a great video you might enjoy telling more about the Flowerama Columbus story.

Flowerama Columbus is truly a family affair. Virtually the entire family is involved in the business to some degree. The primary operators of the business are Steve Ozment, Kara Ozment and Andrea Ozment. They are assisted by Mark Ozment, Alisa Ozment and parents Bob and Jeanne. If you haven’t met this family, you really need to. They are awesome folks and really put everything they have into their business and serving their community.

Depositphotos_31562021_xs (2)The Ozments are seasoned professionals and very astute marketers. Several years ago, they came to the realization that the Internet was beginning to reshape the shopping patterns of people searching for fresh cut flower arrangements in the Columbus area. Armed with that knowledge, they decided that it was time to expand their online footprint. The old traditional floral site they had been using was in need of a face lift. They wasted no time and quickly hired a web development firm to help them create a new, more modern online storefront. They chose to custom design and construct a fully responsive, custom built floral website. You can view the new site by clicking this link (www.FloweramaColumbus.com). Their goal was to create a new website, capable of improving the shopping experience for people surfing the web via a desktop, laptop, I-pad or tablet computer device. They didn’t stop there. They also constructed a new mobile themed website as well. The mobile site is designed to make it easier for smartphone users to peruse flower arrangements and to easily and securely make purchases from their phones.

The Ozments quickly realized that the site was really effective, but, in order to get the most out of it, they needed a marketing agency. They chose Flyline Search Marketing. Through their connection with Allen’s Flowers, they were able to connect with us. They signed an annual service agreement with us in mid July of 2014. Our team quickly set about the business of deploying all the strategic components of our comprehensive marketing program. That program is specifically designed for flower shops. It is currently viewed to be one of the top performing marketing programs available in the floral industry.

Carithers Store FrontWe originally created the comprehensive marketing program in January of 2009. At that time we had been hired by Charles Carithers to help him grow his business. Charles and his family own Carithers Flowers in Atlanta. We built the program and produced eye popping results for Carithers. Our connections with other flower shop owners have all grown from those early roots we laid down in serving Charles and the Carithers Flowers organization. The program proved to be incredibly productive for Carithers and that continues today. Through the incredible leadership of Charles Carithers and the support we have provided, Carithers Flowers has grown into one of the largest and most prestigious flower shops in the United States.

We just put together and shared some high level program metrics with the Ozments this past week. The data gave them a glimpse into their advertising program start up experience versus that of other florists we serve. Their key metrics really look rock solid. The data was very clear. Flowerama Columbus is quickly shifting into high gear with their Internet marketing efforts. The program results show that they are already tracking, trending and moving along a very similar pattern of growth, experienced by Carithers Flowers, Allen’s Flowers, Veldkamp’s Flowers and other florists we serve. Armed with their new website and supported by Flyline’s comprehensive marketing program, Flowerama Columbus should be a force to be reckoned with for many years to come.

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Flower Shops Enjoying Astonishing Growth

Flower Delivery 300Flower Shop Growth Rates Off The Charts

Data from The Society of American Florists indicates that the number of locally owned and operated flower shops in the United States continues to decline at an alarming rate. This downward trend has been going on for years. Industry leaders and flower shop owners have all shared opinions and feelings about what they feel are the root causes. In our estimation, there are likely many factors that are truly to blame. One red flag that stands out to us is, we see far too many local flower shops who don’t know how to effectively generate sales leads for their organizations. Relying too heavily on wire-in order volume could potentially be a formula for disaster, if you haven’t laid the proper ground work to win with that business model. Our advice. Learn how to generate your own sales leads.

10678508_869043607941_482773389807749643_nWhile the floral industry continues it’s shake out, flower shops supported by Flyline Search Marketing continue to grow at astonishing rates! We routinely hear back from our flower shop owners that their growth rates far exceed those of other flower shop owners in the industry floral groups they participate in. Why are they doing so well you ask? The secret lies in the great vision and leadership of folks like Charles Carithers, Brad Levy and John Veldkamp.

These florists didn’t just hire a marketing vendor to do some work. Instead, they chose to treat us with great respect and to add us to their team as a strategic partner. They placed their unwavering belief in us that we could successfully drive positive change for their businesses. Then they gave us the latitude to do our job to the best of our ability. Some think we are far too quick in taking on the heavy burden of helping a flower shop to turn their fortunes around. Heck, where we come from, we call that opportunity! Who wouldn’t want the chance to partner with some of the greatest families in the flower business. It’s a once in a lifetime chance to help these families thrive, while at the same time giving us the chance to deliver stunning results and prove that we are the best marketing team in the floral industry.

0f0d452The florists we serve are truly some of the brightest and most innovative minds in the floral industry. Most of them prefer to leave the industry spotlight to others. The vast majority of them actually seem to favor maintaining an effective degree of anonymity. These folks are simply brilliant, tactically gifted, forward thinkers who are the some of the most successful people in their industry. Oh the truth be told, not everyone we have served falls into this category, although the vast majority have truly embraced the value of a strategic partnership with our firm. At the end of the day, we can honestly say that we put every ounce of energy we have into our service. To those who continue to put their faith in us, we are honored, thankful and truly blessed for the chance to serve you and your family. Thank you for allowing us to contribute to your success.

FloristsWhat Flyline Search Marketing ultimately brings to the table is an incredibly well thought out strategy, a comprehensive marketing approach, industry leading PPC platform designs, relentless drive, a competitive spirit and and dogged determination to drive success for those we serve. It’s not money that motivates us. It is the chance to be a part of something special. We relish the challenge of helping a flower shop owner go from good to great! We will always place a higher value on our clients success than we will ever place on our own. Those who place their faith and trust in us are rewarded. We are fiercely loyal and never rest until the families we serve have achieved their goals. For those that say they don’t understand, it is not your money we desire. Instead, we seek to earn your lasting friendship, trust and respect. That is just how we are wired!

The Flyline Search Marketing team out works and out performs those we compete with. If you want to beat us, you had better plan to spend a ton of sleepless nights because while you are sleeping, we plan to be up kicking your backside. You can ask the florists we serve, our team will work whatever hours are necessary to ensure we deliver on the promise! Our program has been deployed in some of the largest and most competitive cities in the United States. It has delivered results in all of them. We are talking cities such as; Atlanta, Albuquerque, Columbus, Denver, San Diego, Long Beach and more. As new clients have partnered with us, our knowledge and ability to identify local and regional demographic differences has steadily gotten stronger. In addition, the new marketing opportunities have allowed us to continually refine our approach and platform designs.  Our advertising program was capable of delivering a seven digit annual revenue result five years ago. Today it has morphed into a strategic weapon, designed to deliver astonishing results for florists who partner with us. The truth is in the sales results. Flower shop owners we support have significantly grown their brand strength and now hold commanding, dominant positions in the markets they choose to operate in.

Couple visionary leadership with the best marketing program in the industry, sounds like a formula for a very successful, long term business partnership. Are you interested in working with us?

By |November 18th, 2014|Advertising For Florists, Flower Shop Marketing, Internet Marketing For Florists, Local Florists, Local Flower Shops|Comments Off on Flower Shops Enjoying Astonishing Growth