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Posts tagged with ‘Mom Research’

  • What Does Mom Really Want for Mother’s Day 2016?

    By Stephanie Azzarone on April 20, 2016
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    The No. 1 present moms want for Mother’s Day 2016 is a handmade gift from their child. But following that? Forget the store-bought greeting cards and flowers: What makes mom happiest is a day off entirely for herself. As mom-marketing specialists,  Child’s Play Communications asked more than 500 moms with children under the age of 18 to choose from a […]
  • Smart Moms and Smartphones Make the Season Jolly and Bright

    By Stephanie Azzarone on December 11, 2014
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    Retailers and marketers have caught on that mobile devices are the most effective way to reach consumers — especially busy moms – this holiday season. A number of recent articles recognize the increasing reliance on mobiles and how sophisticated, savvy moms use them. One recent article points to a dramatic surge in pre-Black Friday shopping as consumers began searching for […]
  • Making Millennial Moms Merry

    By Stephanie Azzarone on November 19, 2014
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    For those who market to moms, ‘tis (almost) the season to be jolly. After all, when it comes to holiday plans — from what to buy for the family, to shopping for the holiday dinner, to where to spend the vacation and how to get there – moms, by far, remain in charge. If you’re promoting products for kids, or […]
  • Stock those Toy Shelves: Here Come the Millennial Moms

    By Stephanie Azzarone on May 27, 2014
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    Millennial moms are becoming an increasing force behind toy purchases – no surprise, really, given that the older members of this generation, born between the early 1980s and the early 2000s, are now at a point where they are starting families. A new study by research firm NPD indicates that millennial women are the most powerful buying segment for the […]
  • The Changing World of Moms

    By Stephanie Azzarone on July 24, 2013
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    I’m a big believer in research and hard numbers as legitimate indicators of trends. Recently, I’ve been reflecting on how demographic studies have identified so many changes in the world of moms since my company began marketing to them exclusively 25 years ago. I thought I’d share some of those stats with you, along with thoughts on what they mean […]
  • To Interest Moms, Try Pinterest

    By Stephanie Azzarone on March 28, 2012
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    Moms love Pinterest. The hottest new social media program around, Pinterest is a “virtual pinboard” that allows users to create online collections of things they love and share those graphics and accompanying content easily with others. Moms can create “boards” on the Pinterest site, then “pin” original graphics they have created or “repin” graphics found on others’ Pinterest boards or […]
  • Mama’s Boy

    By Stephanie Azzarone on February 27, 2012
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    As the mother of a boy-child now grown to a young man, I had to share an article that appeared in this weekend’s Wall Street Journal . It’s based on a new book by Kate Stone Lombardi titled “The Mama’s Boy Myth,” all about how it’s really OK for a mom and her son to be as close as a mom and her […]
  • How to Get Your Teen to Talk to You

    By Stephanie Azzarone on February 3, 2012
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    Now here’s a way to persuade your teen to talk to you. When girls stressed by a test talked with their moms, stress hormones dropped and comfort hormones rose, according to a study by the University of Wisconsin. When they used IM, nothing happened. This research follows an earlier study by the University showing that both phone conversations with mom […]
  • Twins Are In

    By Stephanie Azzarone on January 30, 2012
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    Twins are the new trend when it comes to U.S. births. As of 2009, the last figure available, 1 in every 30 babies born here was a twin, compared to 1 in 53 in 1980, according to a recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report. The twin birth rate rose by more than 2% a year, on average, from […]
  • Moms, Tech And CES

    By Stephanie Azzarone on January 25, 2012
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     Thirty-nine percent of women begin using technology more when they become moms, and women’s tech purchase criteria change when they have a child, according to a BabyCenter study.  Nearly half of women – 49% — said they were interested in technology that “empowered them to be a good mom.” That said, earlier this month I attended the Consumer Electronics Show, […]