Florists Convince Companies to Rethink Negative Flower Ads

When Robert Bryant, AAF, AIFD, of Flowers By Robert Taylor West Covina, California saw a Facebook post that read, “Get Tickets instead of Last Minute Flowers for Valentine’s Day,” he acted fast. He reached out to the owner of the independent ticket broker — who happens to be a customer — and brought the negative floral remark to his attention. “’I know you didn’t create the ad’,” Bryant said to the ticket broker, “I’m just asking that you promote your services on their own merits.”

Soon after, TicketGiant posted not one, but two flower-friendly messages on Facebook. The first read: “After buying her Roses don’t forget to add the Concert tickets For Valentine’s Day.” In the second post, TicketGiant shared a Flowers by Robert Taylor Valentine’s Day post with the message: “My florist since 1983.”

Kate Delaney, AAF, of Matlack Florist Inc. in West Chester, Pennsylvania, experienced similar success when she reached out to Panda Planner, a company that produces a series of planners to improve productivity. She received an email promotion from the company with the subject line “Flowers are overrated – Give a V-Day gift that has meaning.”

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