The leading digital parenting platform, Motherly, today announced it has acquired the pregnancy and parenting brand Well Rounded. The New York-based digital media and events company, known for its innovative experiential events as well as its expertise and relationships in the pregnancy and new mom community, will become a part of the Motherly umbrella on February 1st. The Well Rounded acquisition will expand Motherly's reach into the pregnancy market, and grow the company's sales portfolio to include events and influencer marketing.
Well Rounded's founders, Jessica Pallay and Kaity Velez, will join Motherly's staff and lead the company's events strategy, which will include at least 5 pregnancy and postpartum events in 2019. Well Rounded's online content and social communities will be merged into the Motherly brand and website, effective immediately.
"We have long admired the Well Rounded brand with its empowering and inclusive voice, and we know Kaity and Jessica have a real passion for helping women during their pregnancy and parenting journey," said Jill Koziol, co-founder of Motherly. "We are excited to bring their talent and market expertise to Motherly, where they'll help us continue to grow and deliver an even stronger value proposition to our audience and brand partners."
Since its founding in 2013, Well Rounded has become a leader in the pregnancy and parenting space, specializing in high-quality editorial and branded content, as well as unique signature and custom events. Well Rounded has worked with some of the top brands and influencers in the market to create cutting edge online and social campaigns, and impactful consumer-facing, media and influencer events.
"We are thrilled to be joining Motherly's exceptional team. They have a genuine commitment to providing the support and inspiration that is so critical to a woman as she goes through the motherhood transition," said Jessica Pallay, co-founder of Well Rounded.
"We can't wait to bring our portfolio of experiential events and 5-plus years of industry knowledge to Motherly, where we can reach a larger audience and make an even bigger impact on new and expectant moms," added Kaity Velez, co-founder of Well Rounded.