Sue Thursday, March 25, 2010

My name is Sue Robinson and I am a local Triangle blogger, stay-at-home mother of two kids ages 1 and 3, social media junkie, retired pastry chef and I am going to RDU's National Mom's Nite Out.

I wanted to get involved with this event because I am trying my best to be more locally aware, locally connected and meet new moms. What better place to do all that then at an event that celebrates what it means to be a mom?

I am hoping to make new connections, make new friends, have a good time and most importantly; laugh and smile a lot!

This is exactly the kind of break I have been wishing for and the fact that all I did was raise my hand and say, "Can I help?" has lead me to already make connections that will last a lifetime. I feel so honored to be working with the women and companies on our planning committee. If you haven't checked them out yet, you should.

I hope that you are going to attend as well, that way we can meet, cheers to ourselves and have a good laugh, all with a big smile on our faces!

Are you attending? If so, leave a comment telling us why. Thanks and talk to you soon...

Sue

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Follow @MomsNiteOut for all the happenings across the nation.

Sue

Are you a local Raleigh/Durham, NC company or affiliate that would like to be involved? Yes!

Then please contact us if you would like to participate in our local National Mom's Nite Out:

  • Sponsors, Giveaways, and Swag Bags: If any of these are of interest to your company, please contact Molly Gold, President of GO MOM! Inc,. at mgold@gomominc.com

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How you can help!

Bloggers, Moms and Social Media

There are a number of ways that you as a mom can get involved in National Mom’s Nite Out:

  • Host your own event in your home or in your community. Gather a group of moms together and throw your own Mom’s Nite Out party! We will have recipes, activities and lots of ideas for you throughout April and into May, submitted by moms and companies. If you have ideas you’d like to share, click here to share your ideas.Whether your event is open to the public or private, we’d like to recognize it as an official National Mom’s Nite Out celebration. Please click HERE to share the details with us. We’ll list it as private on the Website but we want to still promote you, your blog or organization as supporting this amazing night of celebrations. If you event is public, we’ll promote your National Mom’s Nite Out event on this site, as well as through eNewsletters and local and national media releases.
  • Partner with a local retailer or event sponsor. There are hundreds of retailers and organizations throwing National Mom’s Nite Out parties. These party organizers are looking for moms to partner with to be Party Hostesses. This is a great way to get to know businesses in your community, publicize your brand, blog, website, podcast or books to other moms and get your name out there. If you are interested in being a local Party Hostess click HERE, enter your information, and we will do our best to introduce you to a local party organizer.
  • Donate your product, book or services as a prize for National Mom’s Nite Out. If you are a mompreneurer or business owner and you’d like visibility in the community, this is a great way to have your product, book or services profiled. Simply send a high resolution of your product, service or book, along with a short (50 words or less) description of the item to Valika@bsmmedia.com. We will then profile it on our Mom’s Reading Page and/or Prize page and it will be one of the items we give away to a mom on May 6th. Prizes will be awarded via Twitter, Newbaby.com and Momsniteout.com. All donated items will be mailed directly from the donator and BSM Media will notify you on May 7th of the winner and her information.

Companies and Brands

It’s not too late for your company or product to get involved in National Mom’s Nite Out. There are numerous sponsorship, sampling, promotional and event opportunities available.

Here’s how you can participate in National Mom’s Nite Out:

  • Donate a product or products for the multiple sweepstakes and contests on May 6th
  • Contribute swag for moms attending local events
  • Sponsor content on National Mom’s Nite Out website such as great food and/or drink recipes or fun activities.
  • Organize an event in your retail location that we can publicizeWe welcome retail locations and companies to host their own events. It can be as simple as a wine and cheese gathering or as extravagant as fashion shows and pedicures. National Mom’s Nite Out organizers can partner retailers and companies with local moms to help create a buzz in your community and bring moms to the event. To inquire about partnering with local moms bloggers and influencers, please email Valika@bsmmedia.com.
  • Promote National Mom’s Nite Out through your communication channels
  • Underwrite a local event
  • Share special discounts or offers with moms for May 6th

Specific Opportunities for companies:

We are currently seeking companies who have food and beverage items which we can showcase at local mom-hosted events. To donate, please email Valika@bsmmedia.com. All donations will be recognized through a series of promotional opportunities.

Listing your event as an official National Mom’s Nite event:

The list of local and national events associated with National Mom’s Nite is constantly growing. If you have an existing event or want to host an event at your retail location, mom destination, restaurant or other facility, simply send us details. Make sure to include all the important who, what, when and where.

Why sponsor a Mom’s Nite Out event?

The answer is simple. National Mom’s Nite Out will support it with the following:

  • Promotion through online partnerships with mom bloggers, Twitter, social media and mom websites
  • Promotion via press releases and media kits
  • Partner your company/event with local mom influencers who can serve as hostesses and bring friends to your event
  • Promotion on the National Mom’s Nite Out website, blog and on Newbaby.com

Sue


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Sue Friday, March 5, 2010

According to the founder, Maria Bailey, this is what National Mom's Nite Out is all about:

Ask a mom about Mother’s Day and she’ll tell you that she often has to focus on other mother’s in her life. What she would really love for Mother’s Day is a day off- Welcome to National Mom’s Nite Out.

The first ever National Mom’s Nite Out is the brainchild and passion of Maria Bailey, internationally known Mom expert and author of “The Ultimate Mom.” Maria is host of Mom Talk Radio, Founder of BlueSuitMom.com, Co-Founder of Newbaby.com and Founder of Mom Select. She is also the author of “Marketing to Moms” Getting Your Share of Trillion Dollar Market”, “Trillion Dollar Moms: Marketing to a New Generation of Mothers” and “Mom 3.0: Marketing with Moms by Leveraging New Media and Technologies”. For over a decade, Maria has exhibited a passion for bringing attention to the economic and social influence of US mothers. National Mom’s Nite Out is a long overdue event and the ultimate attempt to unite moms and companies in celebrating motherhood. However Maria is not doing it herself, she and her team at BSM Media have reached out to every mom influencer, mommy group, social media network and company they’ve ever met along their decade in the mom market to create the ultimate in Mom’s Nite Out.

The National Mom’s Nite Out is the first nationally organized celebration of motherhood Intended to bring together today’s moms, physically and virtually, The National Mom’s Nite Out will unite over 150 social media groups, companies, local playgroups, mommy bloggers and mother social networks in giving moms a well deserved night off.

The evening will consist of local events held across the country, as well as mom-organized parties and virtual activities. To allow moms everywhere to join in on the fun, mothers will be invited to throw their own mom’s nite out event by downloading party ideas and elements from The National Mom’s Nite Out website. The night of the event moms can join in the fun through online chats, Skype and Twitter tweet-ups.

When

Thursday, May 6, 2010 (Thursday before Mother’s Day)

Where

Online, On Twitter, In Social Network Sites, In-home and In Sponsoring Retail Locations

Who

The National Mom’s Nite Out is being orchestrated by Maria Bailey, Host of Mom Talk RadioNewbaby.com, BlueSuitMom.com, and MomSelect.com. Simon Property Group, Inc, the largest operator of regional malls, is a host event sponsor of The National Mom’s Nite Out and will provide venues for moms to attend local events in their cities. and author of “The Ultimate Mom Book” as well as top Mom Websites,

Event Overview

Beginning in February, presenting partners (mom bloggers, mom websites and social networks) will begin promoting and generating buzz about this year’s National Moms’ Nite Out celebration. The website will include:

Information on events being held, activity schedules and directions including:

  • Virtual Mom’s Nite Out party planning elements, such as instructions on hosting an in-home Moms’ Nite out party, recipes ideas, printable invitations, etc.
  • Electronic applications that moms may use to demonstrate their excitement on blogs, Facebook, MySpace and Twitter.
  • Sponsor recognition and content
  • Photo and video galleries

Sponsorship Opportunities

There are many opportunities for companies who want to connect with the lucrative mom market to be involved with The National Mom’s Nite Out event. These include:

  • Local Market Event Sponsorship
  • Entertainment Sponsorship
  • Online sponsor of e-blasts, emails, printable elements
  • Custom opportunities available

Please contact Amy Sobel for sponsorship opportunities, (954) 943-2322, x6 or amy@bsmmedia.com.

Sue Monday, March 1, 2010

Mark your calendars ladies, the second annual National Mom's Nite Out is coming!

Thursday May 6, 2010 from 6:30 - 9:30 pm @ the Embassy Suites of Cary.

Stay tuned for more details right here on our RDU National Mom's Nite Out blog!

Thanks and talk to you soon...