New York, N.Y., March 30, 2010 — Mobile phones are an essential part of everyday life, with nine out of 10 U.S. adults today using at least one mobile device and 35 percent of mobile phone users now paying $100 a month or more for service. With the release of a new Mobile Consumer segmentation system and three new mobile psychographic scales, Experian® SimmonsSM provides marketers with much-needed insight into the divergent and rapidly evolving behaviors and attitudes of mobile consumers . These new systems currently are available to all clients in the latest release of the Simmons National Consumer Study /National Hispanic Consumer Study .
“Experian Simmons is proud to be a recognized leader for our work in developing innovative behavioral and attitudinal segmentation and profiling tools, and we are committed to providing clients with new segmentations in every quarterly release of our syndicated National Consumer Study,” said Ken Wollenberg, general manager, Experian Simmons. “The new Mobile Consumer segmentation system and psychographic scales will provide our clients with the insights they need to make important decisions as they evaluate mobile as an exciting new medium for reaching American consumers.”
Through an extensive evaluation of dozens of data points measuring the behaviors and attitudes that consumers have toward mobile communications, information gathering and entertainment, Experian Simmons uncovered five distinct segments of mobile consumers.
The five Mobile Consumer segments now available are:
Below are the three currently available Mobile Consumer psychographic scales developed by Experian Simmons:
Experian Simmons developed a report to provide an overview of American consumers’ usage of mobile phones, including an analysis of the behaviors and attitudes of the five Mobile Consumer segments. The report can be downloaded at http://smrb.com/web/guest/2010-mobile-consumer-report .
For more information on the Experian Simmons Mobile Consumer segmentation system and psychographic scales, visit http://www.ExperianSimmons.com .
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