According to Affinity Research, 42 percent of all adults own a smartphone, and 15 percent (or more than 34 million consumers) plan to purchase one in the next six months. Of both sexes, slightly more men own these devices than women (54 percent versus 46 percent).
“Millenials are the most likely generation to own these types of mobile devices – 28 percent are more likely to own a smartphone than the average American adult.
• 54 percent – or more than 25 million Millennials – currently own a smartphone, and 18 percent plan to purchase one within the next six months.
• 63 percent of Millennials use their smartphones at work, while 95 percent report that they are the sole users of the device.
• Millennials who have graduated college are 23 percent more likely to own a smartphone than others in their generation.”
Smartphones are definitely the wave of the future. More and more, consumers are using them to access the latest news, social media, shop, and take advantage of mobile marketing deals.
Valerie Lambert of Bilou Enterprises will share her insights into the latest information and statistics with smartphone technology at the upcoming PRSA Mid-Atlantic Chesapeake Conference. Join her on Nov. 3 at the Four Points by Sheraton BWI Airport as she engages session participants with real-time interaction to demonstrate the variety of ways PR pros can utilize smartphone technology.