CMA Event: The How-To’s of Marketing to Children

You’ve got a great kids product. You’ve tested it with kids who aren’t your own and you’re sure that parents understand – and love – the value it adds to their lives. So how the heck do you get them to buy it? Ask Linnette! That’s where Linette Attai (PlayWell LLC) comes in. She’s spent … Continue reading CMA Event: The How-To’s of Marketing to Children

CMA Event: Dice, Digits, and Dreams

Games are old hat to me. I bust out this card game at Starbucks, I used to be a gaming blogger, and I helped promote this. While the trend of gamification in all aspects of children’s media may be new, the principles and rules of gaming are in my blood. But that’s not true of … Continue reading CMA Event: Dice, Digits, and Dreams

CMA Event: Entrepreneurs, Inventors, and Makers – Oh My!

Gamified learning – or, the idea of using play to help reinforce learning – is a topic near and dear to my heart. It’s something I strive to do every day at na2ure, where I manage the creation of toys that aspire to teach biology. To kids as young as 5. By having them “build” … Continue reading CMA Event: Entrepreneurs, Inventors, and Makers – Oh My!

CMA Event: A Delicious Evening with Yummico

Great things really do come in small packages – teensy, adorable, delicious packages. At least, at startup media company yummico they do. And what a wonderful selection of small packages they have. CMA sat down with co-founders Traci Paige Johnson (Blue’s Clues), Caroline Baron (FilmAid), and Head of Strategy Susanna Pollack (CBeebies) to chat about … Continue reading CMA Event: A Delicious Evening with Yummico

Get Outta My Dreams / And Into the App Store

August 3, 2011 Getting Ideas out of your Head...And Into the App Store ~An Evening with Traci Lawson~ Why, hello WiCM, There’s been plenty of demand for an app development event, and WiCM’s own Traci Lawson, the creator of color-based app Frogs and Fireflies, delivered. Before a very large group (50+ attendees) at Columbia University, … Continue reading Get Outta My Dreams / And Into the App Store

The Future is Now…in the basement of the Apple store

February 8, 2011 Talking Tech - Apple Apps Hello hello, This week’s event, Talking Tech: Apple Apps, promised to satisfy my long-held curiosity of the Age of the App,™ a term which may or may not already be coined. If not, I’m calling dibs. If so, just kidding, and please remember that lawsuits often cost … Continue reading The Future is Now…in the basement of the Apple store