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Suntory has picture perfect mobile app contest

May 8, 2015  By Dave Harrison

May 8, 2015, Tokyo – Always looking for new ways to use technology to engage consumers, Suntory Flowers is presenting the first photo contests on GrowIt! Garden Socially, the free garden photo sharing app.

As social sharing becomes increasingly popular with each smart phone and tablet sold, this app is a great platform to promote Suntory’s major plant brands and help novice and expert gardeners find them locally.

The first photo contest featuring Senetti pericallis and runs from May 7-18. Three lucky entrants will win gift certificates from their favorite garden retailer – one $100 prize and two $50 prizes.


Entering is easy:

1.    Download GrowIt! for free from the App Store or Google Play store.

2.    Signup with a username.

3.    In the app, add a photo of your favorite Senetti plant.

4.    In the comments, tag it #SenettiRocks.

After Senetti, the next featured brand will be Million Bells calibrachoas from June 1-14, and then the summer wraps up with Sun Parasol mandevillas from July 20-Aug. 2.

Growers and retailers who carry these key Suntory plant brands can promote the campaign and upload their own photos to attract consumers in their local markets, this season and in the future. That is the best way to benefit directly from the GrowIt! Garden Socially app.

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Since the groundbreaking introduction of Surfinia, the first vegetatively propagated petunias, Suntory has been a leader in bringing innovative new varieties to market. These include Million Bells calibrachoas, Tapien and Temari verbenas, Summer Wave torenias, and more recently Sun Parasol mandevillas and Senetti pericallis.

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