Social media are not equal in online mommies’ eyes, however. Most say they use mass-reach networks such as Facebook for socializing and entertainment, but turn to specialized content sites for information and counsel from fellow parents.
And while parenting may not define who these people are, it has a strong impact on what they buy. Eighty-five percent of respondents said having a baby changed their purchasing habits in some way, while 62% said it specifically led them to change the brands they usually bought.
And 73% said it changed the very criteria they use for selecting items to buy. For example, before having a first child, women reported quality, features and design as top considerations in their shopping choices; after childbirth, those priorities switched to safety, quality and price.
“To reach today’s mom successfully you need to understand fully how she lives her life,” BabyCenter chairman and global president Tina Sharkey said in a release. “The 21st Century mom has many faces and the more you know about her, the easier it will be to build a relationship that lasts a lifetime.” Read full article at PromoMagazine.com