Costa Farms® Introduces New Hispanic Voice of Gardening

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Andrés Fortuño is the new contributing editor for Costa Farms’ Spanish Facebook page.

Andrés Fortuño is the New Contributing Editor for Costa Farms’ Spanish Facebook Page

We are taking an active role in our Hispanic efforts to reach this demographic, which has been growing steadily over the last few years.

Costa Farms, the largest producer of indoor plants in North America, has brought seasoned and accomplished Hispanic writer Andrés Fortuño onto the team to speak to the growing number of Hispanics who love to garden.

Fortuño will be “the voice” for Costa Farms’ new Facebook page, Costa Farms en Español. He will also help develop retail specific programs for the Hispanic market and conduct product knowledge classes in specific retailers in South Florida.

“We are taking an active role in our Hispanic efforts to reach this demographic, which has been growing steadily over the last few years,” says Jose Smith, President and CEO of Costa Farms. “Andrés will help us provide content in Spanish through our social media efforts and at the retail level.”

According to Facebook’s ad tool, 1.6 million users on Facebook are Spanish and 2.7 million have listed Spanish as one of their languages.

Fortuño has developed DIY gardening projects that have aired on Telemundo and Univision. He is experienced in the creative field, from traditional advertising and photography to landscape creations and editorial writing.

He currently writes for About.com Español, solely producing the Plants and Gardens section. He produces friendly and easy to read columns, while providing great information pertaining to the benefits of plants and the wonders of gardening.

“I am so excited to work with Costa Farms and help them reach the growing Hispanic market,” says Fortuño. “Social media is an effective tool that reaches millions of people and through Costa Farms en Español Facebook page, we can reach millions more.”

Learn more about Costa Farms at http://www.costafarms.com.

Costa Farms is the largest producer of indoor houseplants in the world. Founded in 1961 by Jose Costa, Costa Farms is a third generation, family owned business that globally stretches over 3,800 acres and employs 2,800 people. Along with thriving indoor, bedding and perennial plant divisions, Costa Farms operations are located in Florida, North Carolina and South Carolina, and abroad in the Dominican Republic, and Far East.

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