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e-Strategy Trends’ continually updated collection of mobile app trends and statistics for marketing, public relations, advertising and strategic communications professionals.

Smartphone App User Demographics [TABLE]

Table: Smartphone App User Demographics

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.

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Map App Users, 2017-2021 [CHART]

Chart: Map App Users

Maps and navigation apps are essential tools for smartphone users, and we forecast that 66.8% of smartphone users will use them monthly, with a growth of 5.8% from 2017 to 2018. More than 155 million people will use maps and navigation apps by the end of this year. We expect that growth will remain steady in the coming years, and penetration will reach 67.6% by 2021.

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Weekly Commercial Message Consumption Frequency [CHART]

Chart: Weekly Commercial Message Consumption Frequency

While very few marketers would dispute the effectiveness of personalization, there are still barriers to being able to personalize at scale, namely the time and cost involved in creating personalized content. A survey of more than 1,000 US consumers from Periscope by McKinsey shares some insights on personalized messages and what consumers think of them.

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TikTok US Users By Age & Income [CHART]

Chart: TikTok US Users By Age & Income

Who is downloading and using TikTok? Not surprisingly, data from March 2019 shows that the age group with the largest number of unique visitors is 18-24-year-olds (3.7 million), which accounts for just over one-quarter (25.8%) of the total US adult visitors.

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