eHow Knows How to Connect with Moms


Site Harnesses Data to Provide Content for Web’s Most Sought-After Demographic

SANTA MONICA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 18, 2012-- eHow, a Demand Media®(NYSE: DMD) property and leading online destination for expert tips, advice and know-how, is making waves with its new eHow Mom channel.

Launched in May of this year, just in time for Mother’s Day, eHow Mom attracted a higher concentration of women with children during its first month than any of comScore’s Top 5 Parenting Networks (comScore, May 2012). In fact, 36% of the 48 million moms on the internet visit Demand Media properties each month – and of those 17 million moms, 14 million visited eHow (comScore, May 2012).

“We created eHow Mom to help busy moms get the information they need, whenever and wherever they happen to be,” said  Joanne Bradford , Demand Media’s chief revenue and marketing officer.

With more than $2.4 trillion in spending power (source: eMarketer), moms represent one of the web’s most desirable demographics. By using data to examine their complex demands for content, Demand Media helps advertisers reach those moms by matching high-quality content with relevant advertising messages.

“For instance, moms with infants are three times more interested in food and nutrition than development and activities,” said  Sandeep Swadia , svp strategy & business development at Demand Media. “When their child reaches toddler age this trend reverses – moms with toddlers are three times more interested in development and activities than food and nutrition. It’s insights like these that help us connect the right moms to the right content and the right brands.”

eHow Mom showcases content created by parenting, child development and kids’ activities experts, as well as content created in partnership with the newly launched website Advertisers on eHow Mom have seen their conversion rates far outpace industry norms in key categories. For example, a leading CPG brand saw conversion rates at 300% above average within eHow Mom’s healthy lifestyle content, and a global food brand saw conversion rates at 200% above average in eHow Mom’s food and health content (source: Industry CTR at 0.10% from DoubleClick).

“The overwhelming response to eHow Mom clearly proves that we’re meeting a need in the marketplace,” said Bradford. “We’re thrilled with the results so far.”

About Demand Media

Demand Media, Inc. (NYSE: DMD) is a leading content and social media company that informs and entertains one of the internet’s largest audiences, helps advertisers find innovative ways to engage with their customers and enables publishers to expand their online presence. Headquartered in Santa Monica, CA, Demand Media has offices inNorth America, South America and Europe. For more information about Demand Media, please visit


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