With Mother’s Day almost here, Facebook for Business shared with us some timely tips for advertisers to make the most of the holiday.

  • Understand market opportunities
  • Provide inspiration to gift-givers
  • Get creative recommendations

Facebook Tips for Mother’s Day Advertising 2022


A key growth opportunity

To understand the value of the Mother’s Day market, consider participation at the national level: 83% percent of U.S. adults celebrate the holiday, translating to an enormous brand growth opportunity that boosts sales averages and increases visibility. The National Retail Federation (NRF) reported a $2B increase in consumer Mother’s Day spending from 2020 to 2021, with average spending increasing every year since 2018.

Online spending continues to increase, even compared to pre-pandemic numbers. Facebook notes that 34% of consumers plan to shop online and have their Mother’s Day gifts delivered directly. This presents a massive opportunity for eCommerce marketers, in particular.

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Source: National Retail Federation, Mothers’ Day Consumer Spending & Celebration Plans


Retailers Should Inspire Gifters

32% of Mother’s Day gifters always/very often look to retailers to provide inspiration for their gift-giving. Irrespective of demographics, NRF identifies core purchase motivators as convenience, uniqueness, cost, and creating a special memory.

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Source: National Retail Federation, Mothers’ Day Consumer Spending & Celebration Plans


Ad Creative

With consumers looking for retailers to inspire them, advertisers must craft campaigns and utilize ad creative that addresses those top motivations. Persona-led and motivation-driven ad creative will improve direct response results. Create “special memories” by evoking care, wonder, or nostalgia. A Mother’s Day celebration isn’t typically an ordinary, everyday experience, so gifters seek out unexpected and unique gifts. While jewelry continues to dominate gift spending, consumer electronics is a competitive category, following after special outings and experiences. Self-care and fitness gifts are also on the rise. Advertisers must understand the underlying values, desires, and behaviors of target customers to inspire their purchase decisions.

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Creative Facebook Tips

Facebook for Business recommends the following tips for Mother’s Day creative.

  • When incorporating seasonal assets (as many eCommerce advertisers will be doing), include strong, attractive branding to ensure your offering stands out
  • Highlight the value of the experience (not the product) to inspire the consumer
  • Remember that your product encapsulates a set of emotions from a gifter to the receiver
  • Appeal to the human (not the wallet) with great storytelling and alignment of values
  • Leverage user-generated content for a sense of community and authenticity
  • Make it beautiful, says Facebook: “Inviting, captivating visuals followed with direct pushes towards your desired action allow for the merging of performance and branding in a flawless way”
Facebook tips for mother's day messaging
Source: Facebook for Business



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