It’s no secret that flowers make us happy! Whether you’re growing, buying, receiving, or just looking at them, they always have a way of making us smile.
That’s why we have some of the best and happiest employees! That’s why we want you to get to know each and every one of the ladies making the magic happen here at Lone Star Living. Our employees therefore help make us who we are and have helped our workplace culture bloom. We’re certainly proud to have them as part of our Lone Star Living team.
If you follow us on social media, you may have noticed some of our fun story highlights. That’s our very own Rebecca Lamus at work! “Rebe,” as we affectionally call her around the office, is our social media specialist here at Lone Star Living. Not only does the create content for our brand, but she assists in producing videos and photos as well!
We interviewed Rebe to understand what it’s like in the day of a social media specialist. Read on to find out what it’s like creating social media content around flowers!
Q: Can you briefly explain what a typical day as Lone Star Living’s social media specialist looks like?
A: A typical day involves managing social platforms for Lone Star Living (checking the likes, comments, etc.), preparing new ideas for Lone Star Living content, and creating stories.
Q: How long have you been working as a social media specialist? How about in the floral industry?
A: I’ve been working as a social media specialist for 5 years, and 1 year and 5 months in the floral industry.
Q: What’s the coolest part about working with flowers?
A: The coolest part is getting to know so many types and varieties of flowers that I didn’t know existed. Not to mention, I love having flowers at home all the time.
Q: How do you decide what to post?
A: It’s all teamwork. I follow the strategies we create for the content, but sometimes it’s still very difficult to decide what to post.
A lot goes into the process. You have to really take into account what day it is, the audience, the mood that the audience may be in that day, etc.
Q: Social media trends are always changing. How do you stay on top of the latest floral content ideas?
A: By following different floral companies and always researching what’s new in the world of social media. I also find ways to apply this all to the world of flowers.
Q: We hear you’re famous in Texas. Can you explain?
A: LOL! Granted, besides being the social media specialist for Lone Star Living, I’m also sometimes (all the time actually) the model for the photos we post. As a result, I guess that does make me be famous in Texas, hahaha.
Q: What do you most enjoy about working with Lone Star Living bouquets?
A: I really enjoy working behind the scenes for Lone Star Living. I love being part of the magic behind every post.
Q: As a social media specialist, you spend a lot of time online. What is the most bizarre flower fact you’ve ever read?
A: The most bizarre fact I’ve read is that Leucadendron can be both male and female. In other words, it’s a hermaphroditic plant. I never thought that a flower could be both genders!
Q: If you were a flower in a garden, which one would you be and why?
A: I would be a white rose because it is one of my favorite flowers. They represent purity, loyalty and youthfulness, which are all qualities I possess. I also love that they are romantic because I LOVE romance (cheesy, I know).
Q: Name one interesting use for flowers you learned on the job that you didn’t know before working in the floral industry.
A: One interesting tip I’ve learned is the use of tape to remove pollen from lilies. Pollen can stain your clothes after all, so it’s pretty useful. Additionally, remember to cut a bit of the stems off your flowers.
Naturally, this helps them to take in more water, meaning they will also last longer as a result. I actually didn’t know that until I began working with flowers.
Next time you see Lone Star Living post an Instagram highlight, pay attention to the details! Rebe poured her heart and soul into it!
Thanks for making our social media happen, Rebe, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!