Posts in category "Education Strategy"

Adventure is on the Menu in School Cafeteria Trends

Adventure is on the Menu in School Cafeteria Trends
From Adventurous Choices to Twists on Familiar Favorites, School Cafeterias Fight Kid Boredom with Novelty  Trends in school cafeterias go through one main gatekeeper: the nutrition/foodservice director. Nutrition directors juggle many competing and critical goals in selecting school lunch foods, such are pleasing kids’ palates, offering interest and variety, holding visual appeal and delivering nutrition... Read more »

‘Stealth Veggies’ Are Good Enough for Mom, But May Not Cut the Mustard in School Cafeterias

‘Stealth Veggies’ Are Good Enough for Mom, But May Not Cut the Mustard in School Cafeterias
Stealth Vegetables Are a Proven Strategy for Moms In Tuning into Mom: Understanding America’s Most Powerful Consumer, we explore how many moms use the strategy of “hiding” vegetables in homemade meals and also purchase pre-made products like Pirate’s Veggie Booty to increase vegetable consumption among their children.  This was such a common strategy among moms... Read more »

My Last Back to School (as a Mom)

My Last Back to School (as a Mom)
The Magic of School Supplies: Bringing Parents and Children Together Recently, the WSJ highlighted how back to school is still an in-person shopping experience for a variety of reasons: (1) children/young adults can pick the notebook that they like (2) the ritual of back to school shopping may help transition the child’s mindset towards school,... Read more »
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Does Your Brand Tap into the Power of Sages?

Does Your Brand Tap into the Power of Sages?
Boomers Have More Time and Money and are Easier to Engage Five-time author and Purdue professor Carolyn Boiarksy had a brainstorm last year: Baby Boomers love to get together, and they have money and time to do so. Organizations that provide these opportunities can benefit from the participation, engagement and loyalty of Boomers. Boiarksy’s observation... Read more »

The New $19 Billion Education Market: 38 Million Grandparents Giving the Gift of Education

The New $19 Billion Education Market: 38 Million Grandparents Giving the Gift of Education
In the past year, I’ve had multiple in-depth conversations with moms and dads about the choice of elementary, middle school or high school for their children.  These are parents who have concluded that their child needs something different from their local public school, and are fortunate enough to be able to afford a private school... Read more »

Off to College and At College: The Growing Market of 11 Million Millennial Full-Time Students and their Parents

Off to College and At College: The Growing Market of 11 Million Millennial Full-Time Students and their Parents
Across the US, an estimated 21 million students will be enrolled in college in 2014, up from 15 million in 2000 according to the National Center of Education Statistics; 11 million of those students are full-time undergraduates, and approximately 3 million are headed off to college for the first time. While “Back to School” is... Read more »
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How Law Schools are Getting Their Groove Back

How Law Schools are Getting Their Groove Back
Julia Brady, Principal at Perceptive Strategies, is guest author for this article on the evolution of law schools. Brady is a brand strategy consultant who has developed growth strategies for leading consumer, healthcare and higher education brands including Gatorade, Quaker Oatmeal, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business and NorthShore University HealthSystem. While many... Read more »

What Brands Need to Know about Segmenting First-Time Moms by Age

What Brands Need to Know about Segmenting First-Time Moms by Age
Much has been mentioned on the subject of first-time moms becoming older in the US. In 1980, the average age of the first-time mom was 22.7, and in 2010 it had increased to 25.4.  Delving into the data a bit more, you see African American and Hispanic first-time moms have an average age of 23.1... Read more »

Capture Mom and Dad’s Attention by Aligning with Their Child’s XTraC’s (Extracurricular Activities)

Capture Mom and Dad’s Attention by Aligning with Their Child’s XTraC’s (Extracurricular Activities)
As Teri and I wrote about in Tuning into Mom: Understanding America’s Most Powerful Consumers, the child’s extracurricular activities are a powerful influence on the family lifestyle, both for moms and dads.  As my friend Craig said to me on the sidelines of our sons’ flag football game a few years ago, “I feel like... Read more »
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Summer Camp Planning Segmentation: The Early Birds, The Spring Break Planners & The Last Minute Crowd

Summer Camp Planning Segmentation: The Early Birds, The Spring Break Planners & The Last Minute Crowd
Eleven million children attend summer camp each year, according to the American Camp Association. Over spring break, many parents and their children are making their plans. This week gives them time to discuss priorities and interests, and to research the various summer camp options.  I spoke with Angela Allyn, Senior Program Coordinator for the City... Read more »
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