If you think Pinterest users are all middle-aged women, think again. According to new information reported in Chain Store Age, Millennials account for more than one-third of Pinterest users worldwide. What’s more, Millennials are more likely than other demographics to agree with the statement that Pinterest is “a guide to life and a place to teach me how to do things.” Nearly eight out of 10 Millennial Pinterest users agree with that statement. The upshot? If you want to market to Millennials, you need to get on Pinterest.
A whopping 75 percent of content pinned by Pinterest users is from businesses, and Millennials are a driving force behind the use of the social media site as a shopping tool. Consider: Some 80 percent of Millennials say Pinterest helps them find things they want to buy; 72 percent say it helps them connect with brands they love; and 71 percent say it recommends relevant products to buy.
Clearly, Millenials rely on Pinterest as a source of shopping ideas, education and inspiration. There are two particularly hot areas for Millennials: Health and fitness (84 percent of Millennial Pinterest users say the site is where they find health and fitness information and products, compared to 64 percent of all all Pinterest users) and baby and parenting information (66 percent of Millennials use Pinterest to find this type of information, compared to just 45 percent of all Pinterest users).
How can you use this information to attract more Millennial customers?
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