Posts in category "Marketing to Moms of Older Children"

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 »

Teens Say Ditch the Dinner Table. Snacking is the New Conversation-Starter.

Teens Say Ditch the Dinner Table. Snacking is the New Conversation-Starter.
Teens Prefer Connecting with Parents During Casual Snack-Time, Opening New Marketing Opportunities The most important priority for mom is her relationship with her child, yet the reality is time spent together diminishes in the teen years.  The family dinner in particular comes under pressure with teen’s schedules: extracurriculars, jobs, and long days at school.  All... Read more »

Skype Makes it Easy for Mom

Skype Makes it Easy for Mom
Staying Connected to Her Child is a High Priority for Mom—and Skype Makes it Simple Skype, the popular telephone and videophone software service, allows users, including moms and their adult children, to inexpensively stay in touch. All Skype calls between devices are free, including computers, smart phones and tablets. There are also paid options that... 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 »

Some Kids Like it Hot: Bland Isn’t Better When it Comes to Snacking

Some Kids Like it Hot: Bland Isn’t Better When it Comes to Snacking
Spicy Flavor Trend Rewards Brands that Avoid Bland When Marketing to Mom and Kids There’s a tendency to stereotype children as preferring bland flavors—think pasta with butter, Cheerios and applesauce. But children six and older actually appreciate more diverse flavor profiles, proven by the immense popularity of spicy snack foods like Takis and Flamin’ Hot... Read more »

Over 1 Million Young Adults and their Parents Will Discuss Grad School Over Winter Break

Over 1 Million Young Adults and their Parents Will Discuss Grad School Over Winter Break
Will Your Brand Support This Dialog? Today’s young adults value and trust their parents’ input for many important decisions.  Education is a huge decision, and many are actively considering getting a masters’ degree.  And, The Council for Graduate Schools, which captures data from institutions that confer over 74% of masters’ degrees, reported over 1 million... Read more »
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State Farm Reaches the Teen Driver and Parent Market With Celebrate My Drive, Road Trips and More

State Farm Reaches the Teen Driver and Parent Market With Celebrate My Drive, Road Trips and More
Recently, I had the chance to chat with Vicki Harper of State Farm Insurance to learn how the company has updated its Teen Driving Safety Programs since the 2010 case study in “Tuning into Mom: Understanding America’s Most Powerful consumer”.  State Farm’s  programs, including the Steer Clear Discount Program, seek to help teens become safer... Read more »

4-H Families: a Hidden Marketing Opportunity

4-H Families: a Hidden Marketing Opportunity
4-H families represent an untapped growth market and hidden marketing opportunity for many brands, products and services. Very few marketing strategies target this market segment, although there are many that could directly benefit from appealing to 4-H families. Across the country, six million youth and their families are members of 4-H, “the nation’s largest youth... Read more »

Sports Mom Marketing Strategies

Sports Mom Marketing Strategies
How Procter & Gamble is Marketing to Moms Procter & Gamble’s Febreze brand is in the midst of a marketing to moms campaign blitz with their “Mom vs. Stink” contest. Specifically, their marketing strategy targets “sports moms” with children in middle school or older. In our book, Tuning Into Mom, we emphasize how marketers often... Read more »
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Partner With Mom to Keep Kids Safe

Partner With Mom to Keep Kids Safe
Marketing strategies win Mom’s loyalty by helping teens drive safely Safety and health is a top hot-button issue for all moms. We write in Tuning Into Mom: Understanding America’s Most Powerful Consumer that the physical safety of her child is considered “very important” for 86% of moms—and that statistic includes moms of older children. Brands that... Read more »
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