TopLine Business Acumen Series Digest: January10, 2022 edition

This week’s most engaging stories

TopLine’s Business Acumen Series features business trends and opportunities to help sales professionals prospect and engage clients. It’s updated several times daily within TopLine. This digest features some of the week’s top stories.

Understanding Moms’ Media Behaviors

Audio, social media, and smart speakers allow you to reach the most powerful consumer: mom! According to a new report, media consumption is strong among mothers.

  • 93% use social media, and 85% use Facebook — the highest among all social platforms.
  • 76% have listened to online audio in the last week.
  • 1 hour and 12 minutes in daily time spent listening to radio.
  • 64% have listened to a podcast.

Smart speaker and voice-operated personal assistant use are gaining popularity. Of moms:

  • 46% own a smart speaker, up from 34% in 2019.
  • 74% of smart speaker owners own an Amazon device.
  • 63% use voice-operated personal assistants (such as Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant), showing their appreciating of hands-free devices.
  • 58% own two or more smart speakers.

Are your local businesses successfully marketing to the key decision-makers of the home?

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Adult Non-Alcoholic Beverage Association is Born

A new association has created to make a new sector in the adult beverage industry stand out. The Adult Non-Alcoholic Beverage Association (ANBA) consists of over 40 different brands that serve alternatives to alcoholic beverages. They not only want to make their category of adult drink known to the industry, but to consumers as well. This type of adult drink has been steadily growing and has no signs of stopping anytime soon. The global market for non-alcoholic drinks is predicted to grow by $30 billion by 2025. This is surely a type of drink bars, restaurants, and retailers should not ignore.

Do you know of alcohol retailers or bars? Can you help them take advantage of this upcoming trend?

Many Americans in Credit Card Debt Unaware of Their Interest Rate

According to Bankrate, 40% of respondents with credit card debt were unaware what their interest rates were. This could have big implications for the financial habits of Americans. CNBC.com gives several options if you find your interest rate is high.

First, finding a zero-interest credit card can allow you to get chunk of debt paid before interest starts being charged after 21 months. Second, a personal loan could be a solid option since its interest rate would likely be lower than the credit debt interest you’re paying.

Do you know any lenders? Can you connect them with Americans struggling with a high interest rate?

Social Media Shoppers Look to Independent Businesses

Social media shopping continues to grow as a vital piece of online commerce. As per a recent Accenture report, social media spending will reach $1.2 trillion USD by 2025.

The same report further shows some key trends amongst these social media shoppers. For instance, 59% of surveyed individuals said they were more likely to support small-to-medium sized businesses via social media.

Do you know any small or locally-run businesses in your area? Can you help them amplify business by advertising via social media?

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