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Many moons ago when Creating Results began to focus exclusively on marketing to boomers and seniors there was a "basic rule" for choosing images: Pick photos that showed people 10 to 15 years younger than the age you were targeting. Why? Because, "they" said, that's how people saw themselves.

Literature and movies have long played with the idea of people's perceptions of themselves as different from reality. Those perceptions extend to the labels we choose to accept or reject for our tribes and ourselves. A new study from Pew Research gives insights into how Millennials, Gen X, Boomers and Silent Generation members feel about their generational labels.


Happy Monday! The mature marketing stories of the past week that drew the greatest amount of interest focused on women and wealth and how when you retire is determined in part by if you have children.

MOST CLICKED: At Creating Results, we share the importance of knowing your target market with our clients when it comes to ensuring your success. Over the next 10 years women will control 85% of consumer wealth.


Another summer week has gone whooshing by, and for some of our readers it may seem summer itself has whooshed. Ice cream shops warn of limited hours. School buses once more set the pace on city streets. Kids are either back in class or counting down the hours remaining to finish that one book they've ignored for months ...

But at Creating Results we're living in the past. The past week, at least. As we do each Monday, we're recapping the links of the past week that got the most attention from mature marketing pros.

1. MOST SHARED: Charities must adapt to ageing population – or miss out on volunteers, says Lynne Berry, the chair of the UK's Commission on Voluntary Sector and Ageing. Berry's op-ed in The Guardian introduced the commission's final report, called "Decision Time," a deliberately foreboding title.


Happy Monday!  Our blog post this week highlights mature marketing articles that tackled the correlation between trust and age and how one tourism industry is effectively working to target senior travelers.  We look forward to hearing your thoughts on this and other key topics of interest among boomers and seniors in our comment section.  Have a great week. MOST SHARED:…

New data shows more Millennials living with their parents, a rise in multigenerational housing.

I remember graduating from college in 1992. I had a degree from an excellent college, a decent GPA, a pretty strong track record of leadership and work while an undergraduate, and what seemed like no prospects for a job. Why? The early 1990s Recession.

So, what to do? I moved back home to Mom. Then I applied my most marketable skill (not the degree, no, but the 90-words-a-minute I could type) and got a job as a temporary secretary for a few months until I could afford to move out. A few months of multigenerational living with 60ish Mom and my 80-year-old Nana was more than enough for me.

With that context in mind ... This week's top mature marketing links could be a flashback for readers who are fellow Gen Xers or a present pain point for readers who are Boomers.

1. MOST SHARED: Boomerang kids are staying put with Mom and Dad. Is this the "new normal"? That's what Next Avenue's Sue Campbell asked after reading the latest Pew Research.


There's a wonderful Yiddish proverb my father has quoted to me frequently: "Man plans, and God laughs." This week's round-up of top baby boomers marketing links touches on plans made and un-made.

1. MOST SHARED: Ever wonder what purchases upscale Baby Boomers and GenXers have planned? Or course you have. These are folks with a net worth of at least $1 million or living in a household with income of at least $250,000, and more than half are planning a luxury purchase this year. Definitely consumers to covet.

The Shullman Research Center has released statistics ...


Happy Monday. There is a lot of ground to cover, so let's jump right into the mature marketing stories of the past week that had people talking. Have something to share? We'd love to hear from you.

MOST SHARED: We had a tie this past week of the most popular and most shared stories:

#1: You plan ahead -- thinking you'll be prepared if/when the day comes that you or a loved one needs support or care to live well. But what happens when all the preparedness doesn't pay off?


Here it is, Monday again. Time for our roundup of the week's top links for baby boomer marketing and more.

1. MOST SHARED: "Women who leave the workforce to take on caregiving [on avg] lose out on $650,000 over their lifetime." This statement from Sen. Patty Murray, as part of the 2015 White House Conference on Aging (#WHCOA), was quickly retweeted and commented on. As one Twitter-friend noted: