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Every Monday on this blog we recap the most engaging content from the previous week.

This week, our top article was actually a consumer-focused guide to having those tough conversations with aging loved ones about their housing situation. As experts in marketing senior housing, Creating Results suggests three ways you can build brand awareness around holidays and "The Talk."

We also wanted to give a shout out to our President, Todd Harff. His post on 2017 Marketing Plans was one of the most shared items!

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“I'm about to just give you all of my money And all I'm asking, hey, is a little respect” (Otis Redding in 1965. Made popular by Aretha Franklin in 1967.)

Be honest.

Looking at all of your marketing initiatives, is your team truly respecting people?

Mature consumers are experienced buyers and they want to give someone a whole lot of money. Since Baby Boomers and seniors value respect, make emotional decisions and hate BS, they do business with organizations that they trust and feel good about.

If you want their money, challenge your organization to be more personal and demonstrate R-E-S-P-E-C-T in every aspect of your 2017 Marketing Plan.

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Who would have guessed 25 years ago that anyone (even a 5-year-old!) could take — and instantly share — great photos using a device that's about the size of a wallet?

The visual world changed dramatically in the 1990s with the invention of a chip making that possible. By 2003 more camera phones were sold worldwide than stand-alone digital cameras, and by 2006 half the world's mobile phones had a built-in camera.

Today, many organizations are still struggling to react to the challenges this paradigm shift in photography have created.

Looking ahead to 2017 it is critical not only to acknowledge — but to embrace and thoughtfully plan for — photography as a necessary investment. How?

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Happy Monday!

It's not an oxymoron. When you enjoy your work and the people you work with / for, Mondays can be happy.

Which rather neatly ties to the theme of this week's Monday mature marketing round-up. Our top links this week all touch on how work can help us enjoy active, independent lives as we age.

MOST SHARED: There's no age-based 'shelf life' on senior's ability to live independently

Carol Bradley Bursack has a website dedicated to caregiving, and she answers caregiving related questions in a column for North Dakota's Inforum.

Just before Thanksgiving, Bursack answered a question from an adult child who was receiving pressure to move his very independent 73-year-old father out of his own house, to begin to take over managing the father's life.

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Happy Monday - I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday, spent with family and friends. We are certainly thankful for our subscribers, today and every day!  Each Monday we recap the mature marketing stories from the past week that generated significant interest. Today, we explore the positive impact of companions in geriatric healthcare and why we shouldn't necessarily call…

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LeadingAge 2016 Annual Meeting Session: What Makes Boomers “Ready”?

This session featured both continuing care retirement community (CCRC) team members and residents, who emphasized that the days of the sales pitch are in our rearview mirror. Today’s consumers are looking to find where they have the greatest connection with employees and residents.

Budgets should be allocated for hospitality and bringing prospects and residents together to form a sense of community. Rather than presenting to a prospect, the aim should be to develop a relationship with the future resident.

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Last week was a bit of a whirlwind for our team -- working to delight our clients while also seeking out new insights at one of the senior living industry's biggest conferences, LeadingAge.

In addition to the audience we spoke to in-person in Indianapolis, we also were engaging with audiences across social platforms. This week, for fun, let's abandon our "most clicked"/"most shared" structure and break down activity by network.

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"Make me feel special."

That's how Gregg Scott of RLPS Architects advised attendees of the 2016 LeadingAge Annual Meeting to attract baby boomers to their communities. Create an experience through innovative amenities (on-campus auto care!), doormen / concierges and flexible, inspired dining.

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Another manic Monday? Take a break to read this week’s Monday Recap! Each week we like to review and recap mature marketing news and content that had the most engagement. This week, the ActiveRain Blog discusses increasing home prices are outpacing household and theguardian.com explores the steadily increasing interest of U.S. seniors in the cinema. Most Shared: Homeownership: Bridging the Largest…

Mature Marketing Links of the Week

Happy Monday! Each week we pause and revisit the mature marketing stories and insights from the past week that had people sharing and clicking. This week, we explore TV and how the ways in which baby boomers engage with it have evolved. We'll also take a look at the far-reaching shares and applications of research. Have something to share? We'd love to hear from you!

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