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While gamers may be seen as easy targets for ridicule, the gaming industry is nothing to scoff at with 2018 revenues reported at more than $43 billion. Millennials, in particular, are big gamers with a new study by Nielsen reporting that two-thirds of US Millennials play video games every month.Read More
According to mailbox tech company Package Concierge, more than half (58%) of internet users ages 18 to 25 had ever used buy online, pick up in-store (BOPUS). And among that group, nearly two-thirds said they had used BOPUS within the past month.Read More
While this generation is digitally curious—eMarketer estimates show that 77.5% of Xers are social network users—their usage tends to be narrower and less experimental than younger generations.Read More
According to Q3 2018 research from Nielsen, US consumers ages 35 to 49 spend nearly the same amount of time with old media like live and timeshifted TV and radio, as with their digital devices by accessing apps and the web on a smartphones or tablet.Read More
Smartphone ownership is the norm for Xers—we estimate that 88.5% of the Xer population, or 57.9 million people, own such a device. For marketers, knowing how to reach this cohort with timely and relevant communications is key.Read More
Mobile and social usage are major elements of Gen X’s digital activity, so it’s no surprise that those also figure into their shopping. But while such usage is a default behavior for millennials, Gen X is selective in using mobile and (especially) social as shopping tools.Read More
Millennials spend about $322.5 billion annually, a strong figure but one that’s less than Baby Boomers and Gen Xers. What may set Millennials apart from those other two cohorts is that they are more apt to let their purchasing dollars speak for them when it comes to a business’ environmental impact or ethical behavior, according to this year’s Global Millennial Survey from Deloitte.Read More