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Advertising In Boston: Mother's Day Spending Will Set Record

Apr 28, 2023 5:59:59 PM / by Larry Julius

Mother's Day is On May 14th this year. According to per capita data from The National Retail Federation, 3.4 million adult consumers in the Boston area plan to celebrate the occasion.

Between now and that special Sunday in May, the NRF expects a record $703.2 million to be spent in Boston to honor all the different moms in consumers' lives. Of those celebrating Mother’s Day, most (57%) are purchasing gifts for a mother or stepmother, followed by a wife (23%) or daughter (12%).

Comparatively speaking, Boston area consumers will spend 12.6% more to celebrate Monther's Day this year than they did in 2022, which was also a record year.

“Mother’s Day provides Americans with an opportunity to honor important women in their lives,” NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay said. “As people make plans to celebrate this year, retailers are prepared to help shoppers find gifts of appreciation and admiration for those they want to recognize on this special day.”

Almost half of all Mother's Day spending in the Boston area will fall into three categories:

  1. Jewelry: $17,287,880
  2. Special Outing: $12,411,812
  3. Electronics: $8,865,580

The other half of Mother's Day spending includes purchases of gift cards, clothing, flowers, personal services, housewares, books, and greeting cards.

The challenge for Boston area retailers, however, is keeping a significant share of these Mother's Day dollars in local cash registers and out of the coffers of online sellers and department stores. Right now, according to the NRF, those two retail channels will gobble up almost 68% of all spending.

To earn a larger share of Mother's Day spending, local small business owners will need to advertise to convince Boston consumers of the benefits of buying from local companies.  By almost every marketing metric, the best way to advertise is on Boston radio.

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Advertise In Boston: Reaching Millennial Parents

Feb 18, 2020 7:41:00 AM / by Larry Julius

How quickly the millennials have grown up.

According to Nielsen, 50% of all Boston area parents with children under the age of 18 are millennials.  

From the time their kids are born until they reach they are 17, these young parents will spend, on average, $233,000 per child. This does not include the cost of college.

Currently, there are 910,018 children under the age of 18 living in the Boston area. That makes the local millennial-parenting economy worth upwards of $212 billion. These dollars are being spent, among other things, on diapers, daycare, transportation, toys, education, electronics, clothing, and health care.

For New England small business owners interested in competing for a substantial portion of this multi-billion dollar pool of parental cash, they must advertise to millennial moms and dads. By almost any measurement, advertising on Boston radio is the best way to reach this audience.

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