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Designing Creative for Older Adults and Seniors

When designing creative for older adults and seniors, it’s essential to understand what their motivators are and how they process information. For over 25 years, Coming of Age has been designing creative that connects and resonates with the over-50 age group, with outstanding results for our clients. Our creative approach is based on our deep understanding of aging audiences. To …

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Hey Marketer… Are Boomers Using Voice Assistants?

Amazon Echo, Google Home and other AI voice assistants have grown rapidly in popularity. Today, 28% of internet users also use a smart speaker. Next year, that number is expected to grow 13.7% to bring the total users to 83 million. Most assume it’s the younger, tech-savvy audience driving sales. But Boomers, especially those in their sixties and older, make …

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6 Ways to Effectively Communicate with the 50+

Andrew Hutchinson writes in 3 Notes on Being More Human and Building Your Brand in Social Media: “Whilst more people are embracing creativity and experimentation, there are some things that we’ve learned that are universally true, some aspects that, regardless of the medium, will remain influential in success. Those elements are human factors.” “You can’t do business without people,” he …

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Think Reciprocity to Meet Aspirational Needs of Baby Boomers

Contemporary theories of marketing are increasingly defined in the context of collaborative relationships between a marketer and consumers that operate on behalf of meeting needs of the latter. But honoring this idea, especially in Baby Boomer markets, is often problematic because a continuing focus on sales quotas pressure marketing and sales staff to concentrate more on making deals than on …

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Baby Boomers’ Hobbies: Their interests can be good for your bottom line

Unique individuals make up the Baby Boomer generation. While they don’t all look exactly the same, there are some things they have in common. One of them is time. As their children grow up, move out and start raising families of their own, Boomers’ often find the freedom to pursue interests they’ve had to put off for years. That reality …

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Baby Boomers Are Still The 800-Pound Gorilla

Let’s Revisit The Opportunities The media is currently promoting Millennials as targets to pursue. It’s very clear the numbers are impressive, but numbers don’t buy anything. It would be short-sighted of marketers to ignore Baby Boomers in favor of Millennials. In 1946, Baby Boomers began their tremendous influence on the world. No one could have predicted how this generation would …

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Baby Boomers & Seniors on YouTube: What Marketers Need To Know

While previous generations turned to their children or grandchildren to learn about new technology, Baby Boomers and Seniors are turning to YouTube. In fact, Seniors are the fastest growing segment on YouTube mobile. And as Boomers and Seniors continue to be increasingly active online – spending 27 hours per week – marketers need to learn how best to connect with …

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Time for a New Lens: Change Your Marketing Paradigm to Reach the 50+

By G. Richard Ambrosius – To say that it is time to change marketing paradigms to connect with an aging marketplace is what author Tom Peters would call “a blinding flash of the obvious.” Yesterday’s marketing rules worked in the youth-driven markets of the yesterday, but the return on investment in advertising began a downward slide as leading edge baby …

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Do You Have A Story To Tell? Baby Boomers Want To Hear It

A huge cognitive gap exists between a 30-year-old copywriter and a 65-year-old consumer. The result is that very little advertising aimed at Baby Boomers reflects the way they think because, typically, the young copywriter sees the world through the lens of an under-40 year old. As individualistic as our fingerprints, how we think is influenced by our unique life story, …