Moms Moving More Mobile

Just because Mom’s are becoming more mobile-ly engaged doesn’t mean
you can your Mom a text message instead of a Mother’s Day Card. In fact,
if you are just thinking about the card now, you’re going to have to priority mail something or shell out the cash for flowers or one of those edible arraignments. As an Ode to Moms everywhere, today’s post will feature new research on the Mom market and some of their mobile activities. But true to my own words, I already sent the card.

moms● On average, there are 4 million babies born in the US every year. Average spending on a new baby is roughly $10,000 – $12,000
● Women raising young children made up over 20% of the total population
● Over 85% of Moms or Moms-to-be own smartphones
● Smartphone ownership among Moms has increased by 34% in the past 2 years
● 90% of millennial Moms have texted a photo of something they intent to buy to get someone else’s opinion
● Nearly 60% of Moms have used their phone to find store hours and locations
● 55% of Moms have used their mobile devices for social media activities
● 44% of millennial Moms made a purchase on their smartphone in the past week

What This Means To You

Mommy = Money.
The annual spending power of Moms is estimated at $2 trillion.
That doesn’t count the amount of influence Moms have on other purchases.
With that much discretionary spending, retailers should throw Mom’s a second holiday as a thank you. Virtually every business can benefit from the extra attention of Mothers.
Things like a loyalty program specifically for moms could prove very lucrative. Moms tend to share and are influenced by the opinions of other moms. This makes mobile and social very important in creating a loyal mom customer base. Tomorrow we’ll look at the effect of social media on moms. For more information on finding new opportunities with target audiences, please contact:

Al Fiala
amfiala@gmail.com

Sources: MediaPost; BabyCenter

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