Child magazine's annual Fashion Show
Annual Children's Champion Awards
Book signings by celebrity children's authors
Child Lifetime Achievement Awards
Hosting book launch parties
Children's Champion Awards—celebrating people who make a difference in children's lives
Miriam Arond is president of Miriam Arond Consulting, LLC, a New York-based boutique consulting agency that specializes in brand strategy, digital and print content development, marketing, PR, and social media planning, and business and career coaching.
Miriam works with a wide variety of clients, including: non-profit organizations, media companies, consumer product businesses, consumer emblems, lawyers and other professionals, and others. Each project starts with an analysis of the client's goals, challenges, competition, and cross-channel communications and leads to a highly customized and strategic 360° brand roadmap to ensure that each client fully leverages its assets to stand out and succeed in today's crowded marketplace. She also offers personal branding, career coaching, and media training services to individuals.
Prior to founding her consulting firm, Miriam worked for 20 years as a media executive, spearheading numerous launches of magazines, websites, social media campaigns, and partnerships. She has worked with some of the biggest organizations in America—including Hearst, the New York Times Magazine Group, Meredith Corporation, the James Beard Food Conference, the Partnership for a Healthier America, the March of Dimes, and the Smithsonian Institute. She has won dozens of awards for excellence in editorial, design, and business leadership.
Miriam was Director of the Good Housekeeping Institute, the legendary consumer product testing and advocacy organization from 2007-2015, where she introduced many groundbreaking initiatives, including: the Green Good Housekeeping Seal, the first major innovation to the iconic GH Seal in 100 years, the award-winning Product Reviews channel on goodhousekeeping.com, Toy, Beauty, and Car Awards, the Good Housekeeping Institute blog, and public tours of the GH Institute.
During her tenure as Editor in Chief of Child from 2000-2007, the lifestyle parenting magazine won 40+ awards for Editorial and Design Excellence. She oversaw the launch of the award-winning website child.com and spearheaded Child magazine's children’s fashion shows during New York Fashion Week, annual Children’s Champion Award Galas, honoring Marlo Thomas, Judy Blume, Marion Wright Edelman, Geoffrey Canada, Erin Brockovich, and others, and Children’s Book Awards, in partnership with Barnes & Noble. Miriam hosted numerous children's book signings by celebrity authors, including Julie Andrews, Billy Crystal, Jamie Lee Curtis, Maurice Sendak, Eric Carle, Emeril, Rhea Perlman, Spike Lee, and many others. She published many newsworthy, data-driven features such as "10 Best Children’s Hospitals,” "10 Safest States for Kids," "10 Best Family Resorts," "10 Best National Parks for Families" and "Crisis in the ER"—which led to numerous interviews on TV, radio, print, and the web.
As Editor in Chief of American Health magazine, Miriam published and hosted AH Advocacy Awards, celebrating women's health heroes, including colon cancer screening advocate Katie Couric and Candace Lightner, founder of MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving). She helped develop Reader’s Digest's health website.
Miriam is coauthor of The First Year of Marriage: What to Expect, What to Accept and What You Can Change, which is based on an exclusive nationwide survey and has been published in six editions. She is a member of the Board of Directors of American Friends of Soroka Medical Center, the Professional Advisory Board of the Child Development Institute at Sarah Lawrence College, and a founding member of the Nora Magid Mentorship Prize Scholarship at the University of Pennsylvania, and the Penn Gazette Alumni Board. She has served on the National Board of Trustees and the National Communications Advisory Council for the March of Dimes, the Entertainment Software Review Board, and the Media Advisory Committee for SKIP (Sick Kids Need Involved People). She has appeared on dozens of national TV and radio programs, been quoted in the New York Times, Wall St. Journal, greenbiz.com, and many other newspapers, magazines, and websites, and is a frequent speaker at thought leader conferences.
Miriam Arond earned her Bachelor’s of Arts degree in English from the University of Pennsylvania where she was graduated Magna cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa and has a Master’s of Arts degree in Journalism from New York University.