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August 2012

Inside the 1800Flowers Offices, INTERNal Perspective

The INTERNal Perspective of Public Relations Intern Sarah Melley

August 31, 2012

In her second post for the INTERNal Perspective, Public Relations Intern Sarah Melley shares her experience interning at 1-800-FLOWERS.COM and her involvement in the Imagine the Smiles and Summer of a Million Smiles initiatives. Here’s Sarah in her own words:

I have learned so much about Public Relations while interning here at 1-800-FLOWERS.COM. As a Public Relations intern, I have participated in two major company-wide initiatives, Summer of a Million Smiles and Imagine the Smiles, to deliver smiles in the community and beyond. I was involved in donating flowers to the Island Harvest Mobile Food Pantry in Freeport and was a part of the committee that selected the winners for the Imagine the Smiles campaign from the numerous nominations. It’s great to be a part of something bigger than myself and I always feel good knowing I helped deliver a smile that day. Continue Reading…

Flower Care & Handling

How to Make Flowers Last Longer

August 30, 2012

Make a Simple Floral Bouquet Last Up to Three Weeks

It has been scientifically proven that flowers make people feel good. According to behavioral research conducted at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, nature provides us with a simple way to improve emotional health – flowers. The presence of flowers triggers happy emotions, heightens feelings of life satisfaction and affects social behavior in a positive manner far beyond what is normally believed.

By following the simple flower care and handling tips that I have provided, you can get those good feelings to last longer! Continue Reading…

Inside the 1800Flowers Offices, INTERNal Perspective

The INTERNal Perspective of Email Marketing Intern James Hoge

August 29, 2012

Who works on the emails sent out to our valued 1-800-FLOWERS.COM customers? James Hoge explains his role in creating those emails as an Email Marketing Intern this summer in his own words:

As the proud new owner of a marketing degree from Elon University, I was very excited to dip my feet into the professional world this summer. I’ve had the opportunity to observe and take part in the inner workings of a unique and innovative company. This has been an invaluable experience and a great jumpstart to my career. For the past two months I have been working with the Email Marketing team learning how to plan, design, review and analyze 1-800-FLOWERS.COM marketing emails. I’ve worked cross-functionally with several departments to accomplish these tasks, which has given me a valuable insight into how the company communicates and operates internally. Continue Reading…

Inside the 1800Flowers Offices, INTERNal Perspective

The INTERNal Perspective of Interactive Marketing Intern Gabrielle Bacarella

August 28, 2012

Gabrielle Bacarella, an Interactive Marketing Intern, also of previous “Petal Talk” fame, talks about her experiences interning at 1-800-FLOWERS.COM for the second consecutive summer. Her are Gabrielle’s insights in her own words:

When I entered my first year at Boston College, I had no idea what I wanted to major in, let alone pursue a career. After taking several courses, I found that I really enjoyed Human Psychology, declaring it as my major with a minor in Human Resource Management. Continue Reading…

Wedding

Fall Wedding Flower Ideas, Trends & Themes

August 28, 2012

There are so many options for flowers and décor for fall weddings that it can be difficult deciding on one theme or direction. Here are just a few fall wedding flower ideas to help you with the perfect autumn combinations to delight and inspire.

Rich Hues and Lots of Texture
Bold Fall Wedding FlowersTap into what’s in season in the world of flora and fauna for bouquets and centerpieces that are unique and visually stunning. Continue Reading…

Floral Occasions & Holidays

Labor Day Picnic Gift Baskets

August 27, 2012

Picnic gift baskets for Labor DayLabor Day is the celebration of the many workers in our country and all that they contribute to our society. As so, this holiday is meant to give workers time away from the workplace to enjoy themselves. Labor Day often symbolizes the end of summer, so many people set sail for the beach, mountains or any other outdoor location for some fresh air, great weather and time with friends and family. Labor Day picnic gift baskets provide everything necessary for a fun day out in the sun.

How to Make Labor Day Picnic Baskets

1. First you will need the baskets. The number and size of the items that will fit into the baskets will be determined by how much the baskets can hold. For this reason, it is important to get your baskets first. Baskets can be purchased from craft stores, antique shops or any number of home accent stores. Continue Reading…

Inside the 1800Flowers Offices, INTERNal Perspective

The INTERNal Perspective of Web Marketing Intern Kirsten Knott

August 24, 2012

Even she’s majoring in public relations, Web Marketing Intern Kirsten Knott describes how interning at 1-800-FLOWERS.COM has her thinking about her future career path:

I have learned so many valuable insights from my internship at 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, but the main thing I’ve gained here is a newfound direction. I have always known I wanted to pursue a career in public relations, but I was unsure of what type of company or industry I wanted to work in. During my internship, I had the opportunity to observe and experience the dynamics of a company that cares. Continue Reading…

Inside the 1800Flowers Offices, INTERNal Perspective

The INTERNal Perspective of Marketing Intern Matthew Keenan

August 22, 2012

Matthew Keenan, a talented Marketing Intern at 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, reveals what surprised him about his internship this summer and the impact this experience will have on his future:

When I first started my internship at 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, I expected to be doing menial marketing-related projects all day. But that wasn’t the case. I was given the responsibility of conducting in-depth marketing assignments, centered on canvassing customer comments about the products they received. I’ve also prepared parts of the marketing weekly report and worked on competitor analysis. Continue Reading…

Wedding Flowers

Colorful Wedding Bouquets

August 21, 2012

Need ideas for lovely wedding bouquets? Adding color to your bridesmaid bouquets alongside an elegant and white bridal bouquet can really make the bride stand out, even more than she already does!

Colorful Wedding Bouquets

One of the 1800FLOWERS franchise stores in Fairfax, Virginia, family-owned florist Twinbrook Floral Design, designs and creates gorgeous wedding bouquets all year round and shared this beautiful photo of wedding flowers.
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