What Brands Need to Know About Juneteenth

Juneteenth is this week.  In the event you are new to the conversation, Juneteenth marks June 19, 1865 when enslaved African-Americans in Galveston, Texas were told they were free.  For 155 years, the day has been celebrated in various cities across America.  This year the number of celebrations and observances are expected to be larger than ever.  Some brands have announced a paid day off for employees while others are planning moments of reflection. As brands began to email and call BSM Media asking for advice, we turned to our MomSelect community.  We opened a dialogue with the thousands of [...]

By |2020-06-22T15:55:13+00:00June 17th, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

Ready, Set, Go! Moms are Packing their Bags!

It’s been a long few months for moms.  Not unlike the general population she’s been taking preventative health measures at home with her family. Unfortunately her to do list has grown to include educating her children, seeking out essential household items and entertaining the family.  Now that states are reopening what can we expect her to do with her time?  According to a recent survey of moms by BSM Media, Moms are ready for a vacation. The research of 892 moms from across America asked “What is the first thing you will do (after reconnecting with local relatives and friends) [...]

By |2020-06-22T15:54:03+00:00May 21st, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

The Toy Industries Biggest Challenge May Be Coming

Let’s face it the toy industry has seen its challenges over the last 18 months.  First it was the elimination of Toys R’ Us as a major distribution channel, then it was delays in manufacturing while China battled COVID-19.   Things were looking brighter recently for those brands with enough inventory to enjoy a spike in sales as desperate homebound moms bought toys to help entertain her children.  There seemed to be a rebirth of jigsaw puzzles and family game nights that screamed opportunity and sales for toy makers.  However as retailers begin to open their doors and the holiday sales [...]

By |2020-06-22T15:52:51+00:00May 12th, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

How Moms Will Shop in a Post Pandemic Retail World

The locked doors of local malls will soon be open and homebound moms will be released from their confinement.  As states begin to reopen the economy and allow retailers to welcome customers back, will moms be rushing out to flex their spending power? BSM Media surveyed over 500 mothers from across America about their anticipated post pandemic shopping behaviors.  Here’s a summary that may be helpful as your brand plans to lure mom consumers back into your stores. 1. Moms will trust retailers to adhere to safety guidelines but want a little more to help her feel safe. Most moms [...]

By |2020-06-22T15:51:45+00:00April 30th, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

Marketing to Expectant Moms During a Pandemic

Four weeks ago when most America when into lockdown, marketers worried about the future of their marketing to mom campaigns. What they soon discovered however was that homebound moms searching for products, educational tools and entertainment created opportunities for sales growth.   Most importantly the new normal presented the chance to deepen their relationship with mothers, their principal consumers. Brands such as The Dole Food Company and Entenmann’s offered household managers education content for the family, recipes for increased demand for in home dining and coloring pages for bored children. In the midst of media stories focused on the changing role [...]

By |2020-06-22T15:50:32+00:00April 16th, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

#BrandsSupportingMomsSupportingBrands – 3 Innovative Marketing Programs Leveraging the New Normal

The New Opportunity in Connecting Your Brand to Moms  Right now, is the BEST time to strengthen your relationship with Moms. They are loyal to the brands that support them when they need them the most and right now is one of those times. There are numerous opportunities to be relevant to their homeschooling, boredom buster and meal planning activities with good content, peer-to-peer recommendations and distant socializing solutions.   Right now, Mom Influencers are making creative meals with whatever is left on grocery store shelves, homeschooling their children and in the case of Mom Bloggers trying to keep their businesses [...]

By |2020-06-22T15:48:50+00:00March 23rd, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

7 Mistakes to Avoid When Working With Mom Influencers

Holiday season is approaching and selling products to Millennial Moms is on most marketer’s minds. Word-of-mouth marketing has long been a tactic for marketing to moms. The name may have more recently changed to influencer marketing, but it still remains an effective strategy if executed properly. Unfortunately, in the search for the silver bullet to drive sales, many brands are throwing caution to the winds when engaging with mom influencers. I’ve identified common mistakes we see marketers making in hopes of helping you avoid them as you market to moms this season. 1. Using the same mom influencers everyone else is [...]

By |2019-10-17T00:48:25+00:00October 17th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

8 Ways that Gen Z Moms Differ from Millennial Moms

Yes, you read that right- Gen Z Moms.  Just when you thought you had figured out the behaviors of Millennial Moms, here come Generation Z mothers. The oldest of the latter cohort are 25 years old and are entering motherhood with all the spending that moms represent to the US economy. In fact, it’s predicted that the Gen Z population will control more than $44 billion in spending by the year 2020 according to Futurecast and when you consider that 85% of household income is controlled by  according to BSM Media research, it’s time to focus on this powerful consumer [...]

By |2018-12-10T17:46:29+00:00December 4th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

6 Marketing to Moms Tactics Often Overlooked by Marketers to Drive Sales This Holiday Season

The holiday shopping season is in full swing for moms. Whether they are Millennial Moms or Gen Xers, mothers control purchases for the whole family, from her spouse’s office to child’s classroom gift exchange to her own purchases for the home. She’s buying seasonal foods, home décor, and entertainment products in addition to all the toys on her list.  With so many brands fighting for Mom’s attention this season, it’s more important than ever for marketers to hyper-focus their tactics to drive sales. Here are six marketing to moms tactics that brands should be considering to emerge from the marketing [...]

By |2018-10-15T16:03:32+00:00October 23rd, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

How an Innovation Project Evolved into a Marketing Machine for Chick-fil-A

It was 2013, and most brands were throwing money and product at Mommy Bloggers in hopes that a blog post would drive sales. This cycle occurred with every product launch, and it continues today with many brands. However, an email from the Chick-fil-A innovation center transformed the way this brand worked with moms, and it led to priceless success generating conversation about the brand in homes across America. Today, I reveal the story about how Chick-fil-A’s Mom Panel turned from an innovation project into a marketing machine. As the CEO of BSM Media and the author of 6 books on [...]

By |2018-06-20T14:23:38+00:00June 20th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments