Social Media Case Study: Building an Instagram Channel for GardenStreets

Executive Summary

GardenStreets is a purveyor of plants and interior plant design based in Boston, MA. Founded in January 2019, GardenStreets looked to Careful Feet Digital to grow its Instagram channel from scratch, to both start to grow brand awareness and to showcase GardenStreet’s plant interior design skills.


“More than an agency, I see Careful Feet Digital as a strategic partner, providing feedback and going above and beyond, which is a value add above any agency I’ve worked with before.”



GardenStreets is a one-man shop, so the founder is extremely busy. She had no time to identify which social channels would be best for her to use, not to mention no time to build out the channels themselves. Enter Careful Feet Digital. CFD helped GardenStreets identify which social media channels would assist in growing (no pun intended) brand awareness in Boston and beyond, as well as the social channel(s) which would best act as a portfolio/calling card for GardenStreets’ interior plant design projects.  

How Careful Feet Digital Helped

After doing a social media audit that identified Instagram as the channel that was perfectly positioned for GardenStreets’ strategic objectives, Careful Feet Digital created a digital brand book and mood board to lead the creation of GardenStreets’ Instagram channel. Referring to this book for ongoing imagery sourcing (as well as leading the creation of custom images through brand consulting), Careful Feet Digital has managed GardenStreets’ channel since it had less than 50 followers.

In just four months’ time, Careful Feet Digital has increased the GardenStreets following almost 1550%.


These aren’t just any followers, however. At Careful Feet Digital, we go beyond vanity metrics to provide high quality followers by building off of following with meaningful engagement.

This means, among other things, that followers are interested in the services GardenStreets offers- in the case of GardenStreets, which is physically located in Boston, we thus make an effort to engage with accounts in the Boston metro area, which yields a high following from this region.


Another big objective of the Instagram strategy was to increase brand awareness, which has been a consistent feature of our work on the GardenStreets Instagram account. In just three months, we’ve reached 15k accounts via Instagram.


GardenStreets provides curated green spaces at home and for the office.