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Recently Creating Results has spoken about the benefits of an integrated email and social media strategy at a variety of settings, including the LeadingAge annual meeting, International Conference on Active Aging, the Planned Giving Group of New England, and the International Builder Show.  Some audience members express concern with how to effectively use each avenue to reach mature consumers, others…

That provocative headline is the topic of a panel Todd Harff will host today at the International Builders' Show in Orlando. Todd will be joined by three panelists who are nationally respected developers/marketers of a dozen communities catering to 50+ homebuyers. What the panelists have in common is persistence, creativity and success. What distinguishes them is the variety of approaches…

Tweets from @CreatingResults over the course of the last week that were most shared, discussed and clicked.  Happy Tweeting! By far the most shared post was Gaining Boomer and Senior Marketing Insights from Social Media. Find out what messages/strategies are hitting (or missing) the mark. Todd Harff recaps a number of resources that can be extremely helpful in determining and…

The Pew Internet & American Life Project released its second 'Generations" reportlast week, with data about what various cohorts - from Gen Y/Millennials to Baby Boomers to the Greatest Generation - are doing on the Internet.  Turns out, these cohorts are becoming more alike in their online activities.  A quick synopsis: Activities Dominated by Millennials Pew found that Gen Y/Millennials…

Last Friday, “Eat, Pray, Love” opened in movie theatres around the nation.  It’s likely many a Baby Boomer woman was in the audience, marveling at the tale of self-discovery.  Professionals marketing to Baby Boomers and 65+ seniors can discover a few insights into their own mature audiences by considering how we eat, pray and love.

Baby Boomer Spending on Food

* I really appreciate The Bundle’s infographics that illustrate household spending by age.  Take a peek at their 2010 report and you’ll see that Baby Boomers (aged 50-65) and Silent Generation (65+)  spend more on food and drink than the “coveted” 18-25 year olds – $6,992 and $5,211 respectively.  36-49 year olds are the tops in food and food and drink, averaging $7,487 in 2010 per household.

* Reflecting their lifestage, 35-50 year olds spend the most each year on groceries – $4,322 per Bundle.  50-65 yr old BInfographicFoodSpendingByAgeoomers are in second place, spending an average of $4,001.

* Mature marketing expert Brent Green has called Baby Boomer men the “next marketing frontier,” noting that men are more apt to spend than save (even in a downturn) and more prone to buy national brands at the grocery store. 

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