Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Baby Boomers Not Fans of Mobile Ads

Mobile shopping and advertising have caught on quickly in the US. While younger mobile users appreciate the convenience of smartphones for shopping, baby boomers are less sure. And they're a lot more sure they don't like ads on their devices.

eMarketer estimates that nearly three-quarters of US mobile phone users, or 59.3% of the total population, own and use a smartphone at least once a month this year. Smartphone penetration is decidedly higher among younger mobile phone users than among their older counterparts—for example, 90.2% of mobile users ages 25 to 34 have a smartphone this year, vs. 40.7% of those ages 65 and up—baby boomers have solid smartphone adoption, at 64.4% of mobile phone users this year. But they still don’t feel as warmly toward the devices as millennials or Gen Xers do. According to Experian Marketing Services polling from March 2015, just 28.0% of baby boomers agreed that “my mobile phone connects me to my social world,” vs. 53.5% of millennials and 46.2% of Gen Xers.

Read the entire survey here courtesy of emarketer.com. 

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