A history of leading the way
The “Been There” blog was born, one of the first “mom blogs” in the country, which later became The Motherhood as we know it today.
The Motherhood Inc. was founded following the success of a viral, online relief effort to help families impacted by Hurricane Katrina that launched in August 2005 on the Been There blog.
The Motherhood created and executed one of the first nationwide, brand-sponsored blogger activations in celebration of Huggies’ 30th anniversary. The Motherhood’s “Mom Sends the Msg” blogger campaign to reduce distracted driving was part of The Oprah Winfrey Show.
The Motherhood created a national “Do Good Day” for American Eagle Outfitters to launch a new brand and chain of stores. The Motherhood hosted the first virtual briefing, an innovation in how brands and influencers connect.
The Motherhood launched the first large-scale food blogger campaign with a live chat and video series called Cooking Connections, in partnership with ConAgra Foods. CEO Cooper Munroe hosted the first chat live on stage at a blogger conference with celebrity chef George Duran.
The Motherhood helped launch the first-ever Giving Tuesday (following Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday) with a social media takeover alongside the United Nations Foundation, the 92nd Street Y and other partner organizations.
The Motherhood executed a nationwide hunger-fighting campaign resulting in more than 3 million meal donations and 100 million blog and social media impressions. Influencers from our team were the third-largest driver of site traffic.
Cooper Munroe presented a TEDx Talk, “The Motherhood Effect.” With the University of Pittsburgh, we researched and analyzed best tactics for brands to engage and activate moms online, and the findings were released at a top corporate social media summit.
The Motherhood was named the American Marketing Association’s Marketer of the Year. Our campaign on behalf of Fred Rogers Productions and Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood was recognized with the first-ever PRSA People’s Choice Renaissance Award.
The Motherhood was named Pittsburgh Public Relations Society of America’s Renaissance Agency of the Year and received the Best in Show Award for a year-long campaign with The Stork OTC. The Motherhood’s team was named PR News’ Social Media Team of the Year.
Cooper Munroe was named by PR News as one of the nation’s top “Game Changers” in PR. The Motherhood officially launched our proprietary, custom-built project management and insights dashboard.
The Motherhood celebrated 10 years of client work. Cooper Munroe received the Women of Achievement Award, recognizing excellence in her field and community, as well as outstanding accomplishments for the advancement of women.
To address the unique needs of clients in regulated industries, The Motherhood built a risk mitigation and compliance process that has been implemented for top brands in pharmaceutical, healthcare, finance and government organizations.
Boosting creative content with additional ad spend has become a key element in successful influencer marketing campaigns, and The Motherhood has fine tuned this process through advanced test and learn programs with leading brands and agencies across the country.
As social media platforms evolve and grow, so do we. The latest trends in TikTok, IG and Reels, podcasts and audio platforms, newsletter publishing - all present tremendous opportunities for our clients and partners, and have become a robust piece of our program offerings.
The Motherhood rang in the new year by sweeping the influencer marketing category at the Public Relations Society of America Renaissance Awards, winning every influencer marketing award that was presented.
Cooper Munroe was named as an Official Member of Forbes Agency Council.
The Motherhood was named PR Team of the Year by the Public Relations Society of America Renaissance Awards. Several client campaigns also received top honors in the influencer marketing category.
Compelling campaigns worthy of awards.
We have engaged thousands of influencers and executed thousands of campaigns, many award-winning, for major consumer brands. More than just executing content, our strategy-driven work creates long-term value for our brand partners - most of whom engage us as a trusted marketing partner time and time again.
We think like you think.
The Motherhood provides you with a results-oriented partner and an extension of your team. Unlike other influencer marketing agencies, we have PR roots and agency backgrounds, which means you get a smart, strategic campaign that syncs seamlessly with your marketing plan. We understand the shifting demands of PR, the tight deadlines, and the need for holistic thinking. We strive to make life easier for our clients.
Our senior-level executives provide strategic counsel every step of the way, and take a hands-on management approach to your ongoing influencer marketing goals. We believe in cross-collaboration to ensure a client’s social media and influencer programming are as integrated as possible to enhance and strengthen brand marketing objectives.