Mar 25, 2015
SheKnows Media Hosts Community Meet-Ups in New York City, Atlanta, Chicago, Boston and San Francisco as Part of a Listen To Your Mother Sponsorship
NEW YORK, NY – March 26, 2015 – SheKnows Media, the number-one women’s lifestyle digital media company1 with 81.5 million unique visitors per month2 and 162 million social media fans and followers, today announced that it is hosting five community meet-ups over the course of the next two months in cities across the United States to celebrate women content creators.
These community meet-ups in advance of #BlogHer15: Experts Among Us, the world’s largest celebration of women content creators taking place July 16-18 at the Hilton New York, will be hosted in connection with Listen To Your Mother shows in the following cities:
• Brooklyn, New York on April 8
• Atlanta on April 24
• Chicago on May 3
• San Francisco on May 8
• Boston on May 9
Listen To Your Mother – sponsored in part by SheKnows Media – is a series of live, nationally recognized storytelling shows in 39 cities that feature readings by local writers on mothers and motherhood in the weeks leading up to Mother’s Day on May 10. Guests who attend the SheKnows Media community meet-ups proceeding or following Listen To Your Mother shows will enjoy an interactive, fiesta-themed experience, where SheKnows “Experts” will be on hand to share how to use traditional and unique ingredients to make the perfect margarita and mojito, guacamole dip, stuffed tamale or street taco.
The DIY theme at each community meet-up is a nod to Experts Among Us, SheKnows Media’s leading influencer platform. It’s also the theme of #BlogHer15: Experts Among Us. Now in its 11th year, #BlogHer15: Experts Among Us seeks to inspire and empower women to express themselves and their unique points of view through content creation. More than 3,500 content creators, social media influencers, entrepreneurs, brand executives and industry luminaries are expected to attend this year’s event, co-produced for the first time by SheKnows Media and BlogHer.
“Giving women a supportive environment to connect with one another and to create and share content about their passion points and expertise is core to our mission of women inspiring women,” said Samantha Skey, SheKnows Media’s Chief Revenue Officer. “We look forward to bringing that to life at these community meet-ups, as well as at #BlogHer15: Experts Among Us.”
Elisa Camahort Page, SheKnows Media’s Senior Vice President, Community Content & Events, added, “We want to give our local community members, business leaders, influencers and the Listen To Your Mother content creators in cities across the U.S. a taste of what they can expect at #BlogHer15: Experts Among Us. BlogHer, now part of SheKnows Media, has supported the show since its inception as a true success story and wonderful representation of everything our events are about: Celebrating organizations and individuals who take huge strides to amplify women’s voices, and inspiring the next great voices in our community.”
Ann Imig, Listen To Your Mother’s Founder and National Director, will once again host an Open Mic after-party following the Voices of the Year community keynote and ceremony at #BlogHer15: Experts Among Us.
“The annual BlogHer event in 2009 was a defining moment for me and served as the springboard for Listen To Your Mother, which I founded to give a voice to motherhood after being inspired by a Voices of the Year community keynote,” Imig said. “I am honored to have a role at #BlogHer15: Experts Among Us, and thrilled to offer a piece of that amazing experience to our talented content creators, producers and fans in several cities throughout the 2015 Listen To Your Mother tour.”
1 comScore, Media Metrix, Multiplatform Lifestyles Category Ranking Reports, January & February 2015, U.S.
2 comScore, Media Metrix, Multiplatform Key Measures Report, February 2014, U.S.
About SheKnows Media
SheKnows Media is the number-one women’s lifestyle digital media company with 81.5 million unique visitors per month (comScore, Media Metrix, Multiplatform Lifestyles Category Ranking Report, February 2015, U.S.) and 162 million social media fans and followers. The company operates a family of leading media properties that include SheKnows.com, BlogHer.com, StyleCaster.com, DailyMakeover.com, BeautyHigh.com and DrinksMixer.com. With a mission of women inspiring women, SheKnows Media is revolutionizing the publishing industry by forging a new kind of model that seamlessly integrates users, editors and content creators onto a single platform designed to empower all women to discover, share and create. Whether it’s parenting or pop culture, fashion or food, DIY or décor, our award-winning editorial team, Experts, bloggers and social media influencers produce authentic and on-trend content every day. We dig deep to learn what makes our audience tick, revealing unexpected insights on women and digital media. Our robust, end-to-end suite of premium branded content and influencer marketing solutions generate more than 2 billion ad impressions per month (sources: DFP and OAS), allowing brands to distribute authentic content and integrated advertising at scale.
SheKnows Media is based in New York and Scottsdale, Ariz., with offices in Los Angeles, Chicago and Belmont, Calif. We also operate internationally in Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom.
About Listen To Your Mother
Listen To Your Mother (LTYM) aims to support motherhood creatively through artistic expression, and also financially–through contributions to non-profit organizations supporting families in need. LTYM shows are held in 39 cities across the county (from Maine to California) in honor of Mother's Day, with the national organization mentoring over 100 women to produce the series. Performances are published on the LTYM video channel where over 1,000 humorous and poignant stories on all aspects of contemporary motherhood are streamed, and LTYM's first anthology will be published by Putnam Books in April 2015. Each LTYM show donates a minimum of 10% of ticket proceeds to a local cause, as well as providing the cause awareness/fund-raising opportunities. The LTYM show line-up and ticket information can be viewed here.