• Beyond The Holiday: 3 Other Ways To Celebrate With Mom In November
    As you head to the store to pick up your bag of Halloween candy and last-minute costume items, you will notice that sitting next to the brightly lit jack-o-lanterns are brightly lit Christmas trees. Yes, it appears that the holiday shopping season is upon us and as soon as Nov. 1 hits, you might find yourself in a full holiday panic.
  • Beyond Product Reviews, Leveraging The Power Of Mom Bloggers
    Holiday season is in full swing and many marketers will once again turn to the influence of Mom Bloggers. Just as technology has changed since last holiday season, so have the most effective ways to leverage your relationships with moms. Here are a few ways to expand your tactics and maximize your marketing with these social media mavens.
  • The Other Side of the Fence: What A Brand Marketer Learned While Working For A Digital Publisher
    After graduating from business school, I jumped right into the marketing world with a job as associate brand manager. One of the perks of the job was that I had the opportunity to spend a year learning how things work "on the other side of the fence" - that is, on the digital publishing side. I'm about three-quarters of the way through my year - focused specifically on the mom marketplace - and so far it's been a wonderfully eye-opening experience. In business school, or even in traditional brand marketing jobs, we don't usually get this kind of hands-on experience ...
  • The Millennial Mom Uses Pinterest All Along The Purchase Funnel
    Pinterest is at the forefront of changing media habits and some of the most active users are Millennial Moms. Not just a giant recipe box for planning meals, Pinterest plays an important role in anything she is planning. According to Bob Gilbreath, the president of Ahalogy, a leading Pinterest marketing optimization company, the Millennial mom is using Pinterest for search and planning all along the entire purchase funnel.
  • 'It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas,' Sings My Inbox
    Yes, it's only September and there are a steady stream of emails that are laying the foundation for a busy holiday sales season. And if this week's U.S. News & World Report story is any indication, it will be a prosperous year for products and brands with major players like Wal-Mart, UPS and FedEx reporting sharp increases in holiday hiring (always a good indicator of a positive forecast).
  • Mom's 'Backup Brain' - Why Smartphones Are Smart Media
    You just left the house, you're in your car, and you're halfway down the block when you realize you left your wallet on the kitchen table. Do you turn the car around and go back? Now imagine that instead of your wallet, you've left your smartphone. Are your tires squealing as you make that U-turn?
  • Dads Are Getting Schooled
    It's that time of year and parents are all in the midst of settling into new back-to-school routines. I recently interviewed Tim Sullivan, President of School Family Media. School Family Media was founded 15 years ago and works with PTAs and PTOs helping parents connect with schools and teachers in grades K through 8.
  • Are You Really Connecting With The Connected?
    As marketers evaluate our ever-evolving leisure-time environment, the critical role played by Millennial Moms cannot be overstated. Not only do they represent an audience of influential customers with expanding economic power today, they are also responsible for teaching content consumption behaviors to next generation audiences, their kids. According to our research, these moms are using new tools to connect, communicate and consume content and their kids are watching and modeling these new media behaviors.
  • 5 Tips For Building Deeper Relationships With Customers
    With the back-to-school rush complete, you have a few weeks to take a breath before the madness of the holiday season begins. September is a great time to look at your overall marketing to mom strategies and see where you are finding success and where you might want to put in a little more effort as we head into the very important Q4.
  • The 1-2-3's Of Mom Engagement
    In the spirit of the back-to-school season, let's open our math books and look at some big numbers. Moms spend an estimated $2.4 trillion on products and services every year. The global baby care market is expected to exceed $66 billion in U.S. dollars by 2017, with close to 4 million babies born in the U.S. each year.
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