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Boomers & Older Customers Are Writing a Brand New Book

Many marketers today are not prepared to reach baby boomers and the fifty-plus, a class of customers who have more money to spend than any other group in history. “Boomers and older customers today are affluent, and they are disproportionately represented among most retailers’ customer bases,” says Sandra Gudat, president of Customer Communications Group. “It’s typical for a company to …

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Ten Behavioral Distinctions of Older Customers

Marketers continually look for ways to group targeted customers to connect efficiently with them. The following offers insights into understanding better older customers. 1. Increased individualism Older customers are less subject to peer influence than younger customers are. Keeping up with the Joneses is not as important as it once was; thus advertising that invokes social status benefits does not …

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Checklist for Creating a Website for the 50+

Baby Boomers, seniors and 50+ consumers interact with brands online and use the internet when making purchasing decisions on a daily basis. One of the first and most important interactions with your brand is a visit to your website, and designing your site to increase the satisfaction quotient and reduce the frustration quotient for aging audiences is essential. In Alice …

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How to Design Your Website for Seniors, Boomers and the 50+ Audience

Know Your Target Computer usage by those 50+ is soaring. Statistics show that the rate of internet use has been rising for all ages, and older adults are now among the fastest growing groups of internet users. The 50+ age group has made the internet an integral part of their everyday lives. According to a 2016 Pew Research poll, roughly …

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Coming of Age Receives Multiple Awards from Clutch

In a report released this month, Coming of Age was recognized by Clutch for our distinguished talent as an advertising and marketing agency, with particular emphasis on our experience working with clients in the business services, healthcare, financial services, hospitality, retail, and real estate industries. Clutch conducts ongoing, extensive research on agencies in the B2B space. The Coming of Age …

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Coming of Age Wins Two Awards at the 2018 CADM Tempo Awards

Coming of Age took second place in two categories at this year’s Chicago Association of Direct Marketing (CADM) Tempo Awards – in the Pharma/Healthcare and the Automotive sectors.   CADM honors Chicago’s best multi-channel response marketing campaigns and professionals at the annual Tempo Awards. These awards give marketers the opportunity to showcase outstanding marketing strategy, creativity, innovation and results. Coming …

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Generation X, Extraordinary Popular Delusions and The Madness of Crowds 

If Charles Mackay, the canny Scottish author of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds (1841), were alive today he’d probably rename his book Group Think, Herd Mentality – maybe even Mob Rule – to gin up his SEO results. But madness of crowds is right on the money when it comes to describing how mainstream Madison Avenue approaches generational marketing, in general, and Gen …

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Coming of Age Named Global Leader in Direct Marketing

The end of the year can be a hectic time for anyone in business, but it’s especially so for full-service agencies like ours. At Coming of Age, we’re hard at work helping our clients bring in holiday sales through our efforts in digital marketing and traditional advertising. With all of our time being spent on getting big wins for our …

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Health, Wellness And Five Foods Boomers Learned Aren’t So Bad After All

By Barry Robertson – A recent New York Times Food Section article, headlined The Hippies Have Won (Christine Muhlke, April 4, 2017) took an in-depth look at the veggie-enlightened world of chia seeds, Kambucha and kale – the later dubbed “the bacon of the clean-eating movement.” Ms. Mulke’s journey began with a nostalgic hat tip to yoga, meditation and Birkenstocks …

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Coming of Age featured as a Leading Advertising Agency in Clutch 2017 Coverage

At Coming of Age, we offer a wide range of services that include direct marketing, branding, traditional advertising, public relations and more. Our expertise in all of these areas, coupled with our understanding of the 50+ markets, is what drives us to produce only amazing and high-quality results for our clients, gaining them the recognition they deserve in their markets. …