• Get Ready To Tackle The Mash Up Trend In Families
    Moms across the country are constantly navigating unknown territory and uncertain circumstances as they raise their kids, maintain a household, and juggle a variety of responsibilities. As the younger Millennials and Generation Z grow older in these homes, their mothers are working to catch up and understand their kids' needs - in doing so, they look to various sources of information including, potentially, your brand.
  • 3 Ways Smart CPG Brands Are Building Stronger Relationships With Customers
    CPG products and brand-consumer relationships are fundamentally different than any other category. CPG products are used intimately, actually going on and being ingested into customers' bodies, arguably building and requiring a much closer connection with customers.
  • Tapping Into The Sisterhood Of Motherhood
    "Off to Chicago for 2 day business trip. I could hear my kids crying as I closed the front door to catch my Uber this morning. I waited until we had pulled away before I started to cry. I hate leaving them!" wrote a mom I know from a private Facebook group recently.
  • What Moms Really Want For Mother's Day
    Even though Mother's Day is two months away, holiday merchandise is starting to hit stores. Chocolates, flowers, restaurant dinners and spa certificates will be handed out to the tune of $22+ billion this Mother's Day. That's right: $22 billion with an average of $172+ being spent individually on each mom, according to the National Retail Federation's 2015 Mother's Day spending report. But are those things moms really want?
  • Spending Is Hopping This Easter
    Here comes Peter Cottontail, hopping down the bunny trail with billions of dollars in his basket. In a survey report released this week by the National Retail Federation (NRF), an Easter 2016 spending estimate of $17.3 billion will be the highest in the survey's 13-year history. Who is leading the charge to store cash registers and online checkout buttons? Of course, it's moms, who are giving marketers a clear direction on the importance of all holidays to earn their business.
  • How Grocery Stores Are Evolving To Meet Mom's Needs
    There is no doubt that the shopping habits of moms are changing, but how is the industry changing to meet her needs? Below are four ways that grocers are evolving to meet the new needs of shoppers according to Meg Major, chief content editor for "Progressive Grocer."
  • Have Moms Changed In The Past Five Years?
    I've been writing for MediaPost's Engage:Moms since 2011. Five years is a long time to write every month on a singular topic. Recently, I went back to those first few posts and came across one headlined, "R. E. S. P. E. C. T.": an acronym for what moms want. Following in the steps of Joe Pulizzi, founder of the Content Marketing Institute and one who is often referred to as Godfather of Content Marketing, I thought I'd repurpose this piece as it is still relevant today.
  • Getting Mom Moments Right
    A mother's life is a hard life sprinkled with little moments of joy - an unexpected giggle-fest with the kids, a glass of great wine, or the spouse handling your most hated chores. At least that's marketers' favorite new storyline, with ads that show "the ultimate mom moment" leaping like a majestic dolphin from the high-speed, low-sleep, kid-toting, thankless sea of mom life.
  • Moms, Food Brands And The New Dietary Guidelines
    Last month, the U.S. Government (Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion) released the 2015-20 Dietary Guidelines. These guidelines included some interesting new items as well as removal of some old recommendations like limited cholesterol.
  • Moms Spending Big Money On Connected Toys For Their Kids
    Tell children to play with toys and they will grab their tablets first, thanks to the continued blending of traditional and digital toys. This week, a new study we conducted, and released at the Digital Kids Conference (at Toy Fair), reveals what moms are willing to spend, and how and why they buy.
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