This Year, Give Mom a Dogfight

Forget the flowers—innovative brands are putting an experiential spin on Mother's Day

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Mother’s Day (better get moving, people, it’s 13 days away) will see Americans spend just shy of $19 billion this year, according to the National Retail Federation. Chances are, nobody needs help guessing how that money will be spent: 83 percent of people will give mom a greeting card, per the NRF, and 66 percent will opt to furnish mom with flowers. What’s more, according to a recent study by Experian, 52 percent of Americans will save time by going online to buy mom a gift with a few clicks.

But according to Katherine Wintsch, founder of marketing think tank The Mom Complex, brands are missing an opportunity.



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