jewelSinger/Songwriter and Celebrity Mom Jewel joins Liz Hawks and Angie Read of longtime M2Moms® sponsor Fleishman Hillard and Laura Hutfless of CAA on a panel discussing how brands can reach Moms authentically with celebrity influencers. The session “Striking the Right Chord with Celebrity Influencer Campaigns” will address how brands can partner with a celebrity to reach consumers, the best timing, a realistic budget, and more. This exclusive presentation will take place at M2Moms® – The Marketing to Moms Conference, October 22 & 23, 2014 in Chicago. A private performance for conference attendees will follow.

Currently Featured in NYT Parenting Column Motherlode, Expert on How Moms Can Take Back the Family Meal

Jenny Rosenstrach

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Jenny Rosenstrach, creator of the blog Dinner: A Love Story and author of the soon to be released book Dinner: The Playbook (August 26, 2014, Random House will show marketers at the 10th Anniversary M2Moms® how moms can take the stress out of family meals. According to Liz Fongemie, M2Moms® producer, “Jenny’s luncheon keynote will give marketers real life insights into some of the many demands on today’s moms. It’s information that contributes to improved brand communications and business results with this powerful consumer segment.” M2Moms® – The Marketing to Moms Conference, October 22 & 23, 2014, Chicago Cultural Center, is a professional learning event that teaches brand marketers how to increase their share of moms purchasing.

Rosenstrach, currently featured in the New York Times weekly parenting column, Motherlode, is co-author with her husband Andy Ward of Bon Appetit’s monthly column The Providers. Fongemie added, “Lifestyle insight is very important to every consumer marketer. Understanding consumers’ motivations and their environment is critical to all brand messaging. Jenny is a food expert, a columnist, an author, and a mom herself. She is personally and professionally passionate about this topic of family mealtime. Her keynote is exactly the kind of info that marketing execs expect when they attend M2Moms®. ”

“New research, case studies, workshops, peer-to-peer learning and networking — M2Moms® delivers everything brand marketers and their agencies need to keep up with today’s ever evolving, demographically changing moms,” Fongemie continued.

“With a spending power of $2.4 trillion annually in the U.S. alone, moms really are brand-critical decision makers for a broad range of products and services,” said Fongemie. “The Fast Facts page on M2Moms® website is filled with statistics showing that moms buy everything from sports drinks to prom dresses, diapers to dog food, lipstick to laptops, autos to pharmaceuticals. They use every channel, every possible screen, traditional & new media, they use it all.”

“Every year,“ Fongemie continued, “M2Moms® is attended by a really comprehensive and diverse list of brands including Microsoft, Johnson & Johnson, Evenflo, IKEA, Abbott Nutritionals, GM, Allstate, Heinz, Symantec, Hasbro, BBC, NBA, Procter & Gamble, Wyeth and Coca-Cola. M2Moms® typically sells out every year. Marketers attend because they know that keeping up with today’s moms is critical to building and maintaining market share in virtually every industry and product category.”
Preliminary 2014 M2Moms® sponsors include Associate Sponsors: Mabel’s Labels; Yahoo!; Destination Maternity Corp.; MtoM Consulting; Ketchum; Experian Marketing Services; TapInfluence; WWE; 22Squared; Showcase Sponsors: The Motherhood; School Family Media; PTPA Media; Free Agents Marketing; Random House; Sprout; Workshop Sponsors: The Bump, Mom Central Consulting; Crowd Tap; Video Content Resource: Snippies; M2Moms® proudly supports the Special Olympics.

For M2Moms® information: www.m2moms.com or 860.724.2649 x11. M2Moms® is produced by PME® Enterprises LLC, 912 Silas Deane Hwy., Suite 101, Wethersfield, CT 06109.

The marketing team at Procter & Gamble is at it again with their amazing tribute to Olympic Moms, Thank you, Mom by P&G. We dare you not to tear up! #BecauseOfMom.

P&G’s presentation on this campaign for the Summer 2012 Olympics was one of the highest rated at M2Moms 2012. We can’t wait to see the rest of the ads!

TancerDid you miss Experian’s workshop Moms Rule, Marketers Drool: Insights for Capturing Mom’s Attention at M2Moms® 2013? Presenter Bill Tancer, General Manager of Global Research, Experian Marketing Services and author of Click… What Millions of People Do Online and Why It Matters, will reprise his well-rated M2Moms® workshop from October’s M2Moms® conference via a live webinar, Monday, January 20 at 1:00 pm ET. Through Experian’s exclusive market research and analysis, webinar attendees will learn to capture the attention of today’s always on, always connected Mom.

Click here for a full description and to register.

Kathy Sheehan, Executive Vice President and General Manager, GfK’s Consumer Trends Team was voted best speaker by the audience of brand marketing executives in attendance at the 9th Annual M2Moms® – The Marketing to Moms Conference, Oct. 23 & 24, 2013, Chicago. “The award, titled, ‘You Take The Cake’ is given annually to the speaker who has presented the best insight and information about how to improve sales and marketing results with today’s moms,” stated Nan McCann, M2Moms® producer.

Sheehan’s presentation titled, Understanding Today’s ‘Full Spectrum’ Mom was based on the latest research from GfK Roper Reports®, now celebrating its 40th year. Sheehan explained, “’Working Mom’, ‘Tiger Mom’, ‘Stay-at-Home Mom’, ‘Single Mom’. It seems that the word ‘mom’ today is always preceded by some type of qualifying adjective. Today’s moms are more diverse than ever, reflecting a full spectrum of their needs in the marketplace and their expectations of brands. “Full Spectrum” also applies to moms as women themselves – engaged in a variety of roles, ‘mom’ just being one of many.”

“We were trying to provide a thoughtful overview of the different segments that today make up the Mom’s market, and help marketers understand the diverse needs and opportunities that this Full Spectrum represents,” Sheehan added. “GfK Roper Reports® annually interviews over 11,000 Americans (more than a third of which are moms) every year to understand the “why” behind the trends that are emerging in the marketplace, and what this means for positioning their brands, products and services for profitable growth.”

“Kathy’s session is a perfect example of what M2Moms® is all about,” McCann said.” M2Moms® is dedicated to helping marketers improve their marketing efforts to today’s ever evolving moms. It is precisely because of moms’ purchasing power that M2Moms® draws attendance from a truly diverse and comprehensive list of brands,” McCann explained, “including Microsoft, Kellogg’s, Evenflo, IKEA, Mead Johnson, GM, Allstate, Heinz, Symantec, Hasbro, BBC, NBA, Procter & Gamble, Wyeth and Coca-Cola. They all recognize that marketing to moms is critical to continued brand growth and market share.”

M2Moms® sponsors include Title Sponsor: Sprout; Associate Sponsors: GfK, Mom Central Consulting, House Party, Ketchum, Destination Maternity, WebMD, MtoM Consulting, Tap Influence, Yahoo!, Mabel’s Labels, WhatToExpect.com, Meredith Parents Network, Conill, FleishmanHillard, The Motherhood, Mattel; Showcase Sponsors: GGP, School Family Media, Kids & Company, The Education Center, Sachi, Moms Meet, PMP, Teen Life, Sports Illustrated Kids and Time for Kids; Workshop Sponsors: The Marketing Store Worldwide, The Bump, Child’s Play Communications, Eric Mower+Associates, Robin Leedy & Associates, Sway Group, PTPA Media, Experian, Blissful Media Group; Video Content Resource: Snippies; News Resource: M2Moms® News. M2Moms® 2013 proudly supports Text4baby.

For M2Moms® information: www.m2moms.com or 860.724.2649 x11. M2Moms,m is produced by PME® Enterprises LLC, 912 Silas Deane Hwy., Suite 101, Wethersfield, CT 06109.

Since the summer of 2012, past M2Moms® Sponsor Quester® has been having an on-going dialog – not surveys — with 500 moms. The result is MomQuest™, which features monthly syndicated reports of what’s on moms’ minds: family, shopping, new brands, dining out, social media. Hot topics from 2013 — including Moms and Me-Time, The Role of Technology in Their Children’s Lives, and Online Shopping — are available through a monthly newsletter or by downloading a full report.

“While women are incredibly sophisticated and complex, marketing to them doesn’t have to be,” said Tinesha Craig, division director of Insights In Marketing’s i-on-Women™, referring to her firm’s new e-book that educates marketers on how to effectively target women. The book, Getting Women to Buy: Better Insights to Transform Your Marketing, ventures outside the traditional marketing research box and provides valuable information to marketers about exactly what women want and how to give it to them.

Women account for 85% of all consumer purchases, including everything from health care to automobiles, and will spend nearly $7 trillion annually by 2020. And yet, according to research from Insights in Marketing’s i-on-Women™ team, only 9% of women and 13% of moms feel that marketers are effectively communicating with them. Because of this, marketers are missing out. “Getting Women to Buy” aims to change that by helping marketers understand the underlying motivations behind her behaviors.

Today, many medium-to-large companies rely on demographics, attitudes and purchase history to target consumers in marketing campaigns. According to research from i-on-Women™, the true competitive edge lies in understanding who she is at her core. Getting Women to Buy is the first step toward that understanding.

purse-stringsMaria Reitan of Carmichael Lynch Spong and PurseStrings Radio talks Post-Recession Marketing, Latina Moms and the Hasbro Case Study with Liz Fongemie of M2Moms® in this recap of the 2013 Conference.

Check out the Related Episodes section as well, for additional conference previews and recaps.

Stephanie Azzarone, president of long-time M2Moms sponsor Child’s Play Communications, has been named the winner of five Stevie® Awards for Women in Business, including three Gold Awards and a Grand Award. The awards were presented at a dinner on Friday, November 8, at the Marriott Marquis in New York City.

Stephanie Azzarone, President of Child's Play Communications

Stephanie Azzarone, President of Child’s Play Communications

Child’s Play Communications specializes in connecting companies with moms, through public relations, social media, content development and word of mouth marketing. Azzarone received the following accolades for herself and her agency:

  • Gold Award, Most Innovative Company of the Year
  • Gold Award, Innovator of the Year — Advertising, Marketing, Public Relations and Business Services
  • Gold Award, Lifetime Achievement – Business: Advertising, Marketing, Public Relations and Business Services
  • Silver Award, Woman of the Year — Advertising, Marketing & Public Relations

In addition, Azzarone and Child’s Play were awarded a Grand Stevie Award, given to the Top 5 organizations that submit the best collection of entries.
“I am both stunned and thrilled by this incredible recognition from such a prestigious organization as the Stevies," said Azzarone. The Stevie Awards for Women in Business are the world’s premier awards for women executives, entrepreneurs, and the organizations they run. “To receive a Gold Award in three categories and a Silver in a fourth was beyond anything we could have imagined. The Grand Award topped off an amazing night!"

The timing of the awards was particularly meaningful to Azzarone: 2013 marks Child’s Play Communications’ 25th anniversary. “We were the first agency to specifically market to moms and our focus from the start has been on creating innovative services to help brands convey their message to this influential demographic. Winning the top awards for innovation and lifetime achievement at this point in the life of my company is the best inspiration to do even more going forward.”

On behalf of Hain Celestial’s Earth’s Best brand, Jill Risucci, Senior Brand Manager, received the “Full Circle Award” at the 9th Annual M2Moms® – The Marketing to Moms Conference, Oct. 23-24, 2013, Chicago. The award was presented to Hain Celestial by David Iudicia, Director of Strategic Research & Insights at Yahoo! “Now in its fifth year, the Full Circle Award is given to a company that takes what they learned at M2Moms® and applies it in their business to improve their sales and marketing results with today’s moms,” according to Liz Fongemie, M2Moms® producer.

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Nan McCann, Producer of M2Moms® and David Iudicia of Yahoo!
present the Full Circle Award to Jill Risucci of The Hain Celestial Group
at the 9th Annual M2Moms® Conference on October 24, 2013, Chicago.

“The Hain Celestial Group’s Earth’s Best brand team has been attending M2Moms® since 2008,” Fongemie explained. “After attending last year’s conference they took what they learned and repositioned the Earth’s Best brand, complete with a new logo and packaging for a campaign that’s set to debut next summer. They were particularly inspired by Yahoo! Starcom’s Brave New Moms 2012 presentation which is why David Iudicia was chosen to give the presentation. David was responsible for the digital insights that underscored the changes.”

“We started this award tradition in 2007 when we began hearing stories about brands that attended M2Moms® and then used what they learned to either launch something new, to improve a product or service, or change the way they market to moms,” Fongemie added. “Past winners include Ontario Egg Farmers, ConAgra Foods, KinderCone and HABA Toys.”

“M2Moms® is dedicated to helping marketers improve their marketing efforts to today’s ever-evolving moms. Mom is the modern family’s most important decision maker in virtually every consumer industry and product category. It is precisely because of moms’ purchasing power that M2Moms® draws attendance from a truly diverse and comprehensive list of brands,” Fongemie continued, “including Microsoft, Kellogg’s, Evenflo, IKEA, Mead Johnson, GM, Allstate, Heinz, Symantec, Hasbro, BBC, NBA, Procter & Gamble, Wyeth and Coca-Cola. They all recognize that marketing to moms is critical to continued brand growth and market share.”

M2Moms® sponsors include Title Sponsor: Sprout; Associate Sponsors: GfK, Mom Central Consulting, House Party, Ketchum, Destination Maternity, WebMD, MtoM Consulting, Tap Influence, Yahoo!, Mabel’s Labels, WhatToExpect.com, Meredith Parents Network, Conill, FleishmanHillard, The Motherhood, Mattel; Showcase Sponsors: GGP, School Family Media, Kids & Company, The Education Center, Sachi, Moms Meet, PMP, Teen Life, Sports Illustrated Kids and Time for Kids; Workshop Sponsors: The Marketing Store Worldwide, The Bump, Child’s Play Communications, Eric Mower+Associates, Robin Leedy & Associates, Sway Group, PTPA Media, Experian, Blissful Media Group; Video Content Resource: Snippies; News Resource: M2Moms® News. M2Moms® 2013 proudly supports Text4baby.

For M2Moms® information: www.m2moms.com or 860.724.2649 x11. M2Moms,m is produced by PME® Enterprises LLC, 912 Silas Deane Hwy., Suite 101, Wethersfield, CT 06109.

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