Introduction

Frank About Women is a global think tank with a mission to make advertising and communications more effective, relatable and enjoyable for both advertisers and women. We investigate the far from obvious, challenge assumptions and deliver provocative insights and ideas that help brands build meaningful relationships with real women.

 

Frank About Women was founded 14 years ago by MullenLowe with a mission to help marketers better understand how to connect with women through creative, effective communications. Women are expected to control two-thirds of global consumer wealth in the coming decade, but nine out of ten women feel that brand communication strategies often fail to connect with them in the right way. This gap in communications was the impetus for the initial development of the Frank About Women brand and consultancy to address the issue head-on.

Global Motherhood

Moms control 85% of home purchases and wield an estimated annual buying power of $2.1 trillion in the U.S. By 2017, we’ll see U.S. baby care category spending reach $67 billion, as well as $35 billion in China. In addition to this proven spending power and expected growth, we also know it’s a mother’s care, nurturing and influence over her children that shape the generations of our world to come. So with moms in mind, we thought it would be interesting to examine the similarities and differences in global motherhood as a means to better understand our developing, future world. From that pesky internal monologue to external family and social pressures, to brands and products she leans on for support, we’ve peeled back the layers of “mom-dom.” While some things remain universally true, we’ve uncovered a variety of market differences that shape motherhood globally.

Frank About Women conducted a Global Motherhood Survey using online opt-in panel sources from February to March 2016 in the following markets:

• Australia

• China

• Colombia

• India

• U.K

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Leadership

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    Shaun Stripling
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    SANDY DORAN
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    MARIALEJANDRA URBINA
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    SARA LI
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    DEVIKA SHARMA
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    DERRY SIMPSON

NEWS

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    MULLENLOWE GROUP GETS FRANK ABOUT WOMEN STUDIES ‘GLOBAL MOMS’ AND THEIR $2.1 TRILLION U.S. ANNUAL BUYING POWER