Retail Marketing

e-Strategy Trends’ continually updated collection of retail marketing 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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Digital Ad Spending By Industry [CHART]

Chart: Digital Ad Spending By Industry

eMarketer expects a shift in US digital ad spending next year, as economic factors weigh on certain industries. In 2020, financial services will displace the auto sector, while travel will surpass consumer packaged goods (CPG).

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Bad Shopping Experience Reactions [CHART]

Chart: Bad Shopping Experience Reactions

A report from BRP shows that there are significant variances in shopping behavior by age, in particular between those who grew up in the internet age (“Digital Consumers” age 18-37) and those born before this time (“Traditional Consumers” age 38+).

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Consumer Spending By Generation [CHART]

Chart: Consumer Spending By Generation

Marketers put a lot of time, attention, and valuable marketing dollars on targeting Millennials and Gen Z. There are some arguments to be made about how warranted that effort is, given that there’s a generation that has much more money to spend: Baby Boomers, according to Epsilon’s latest report on cross-generational marketing.

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