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4_3_17

Happy Monday! Each week we explore the mature marketing news that received the most interest and clicks the previous week. This week is all about mobile marketing.

First, we'll explore mobile usage among boomers and seniors by way of a report from Edison Research, and then we'll take a look at mobile marketing as it relates to what MarketingSherpa found were the most disliked advertising avenues.

MOST SHARED

This past week I was thrilled to join the Mid-Atlantic 55+ Housing Council to share opportunities and insights for marketing 55+ communities to the mature consumer. I always learn so much when I join the council, and this event was no exception.

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Sit back and enjoy your fresh brew while we round up the "most clicked" and "most shared" 50+ marketing content from the past week.

Most Clicked: Scientific Proof that Happiness is for the Aging

Carolyn Gregoire of The Huffington Post gives us a snapshot on how life is better as you age. Gregoire expands on this scientific proof by acknowledging our culture tends to correlate youth with happiness which, she says, “couldn’t be farther from the truth.”

According to research and the author: “80 percent of life’s defining moments occur by the age of 35 – suggesting that there may not be much to look forward to in the second half of life.” College years, getting married and having children are pivotal moments in our lives and most of us experience this before 35.

How is it possible our happiness peaks after these landmarks?

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Here is the roundup of the most engaging posts from the previous week.

MOST CLICKED: Demographic Projections and the Implications that Affects our Economy

Jo Ann Jenkins, CEO of AARP, wrote an thoughtful article on our extended lifespans and the implications our longevity will have on our economic and social structure.

Ms. Jenkins, in a post published on LinkedIn, notes that since longer lives create multiple questions, like paying for pensions and medical care, a change in our views on aging is needed. As a society, Jenkins feels we need to focus on the benefits of an extended life starting now.

Here are a few more intriguing facts from the article to ponder:

2_16_17

I often think of Johnny Carson's old Carnac sketch whenever experts line up and make their predictions for the coming year -- whether they be experts in marketing, policy, health, business ...

Like my New Year's resolutions, the predictions are often founded on hopes and dreams and we can watch the year zing by without seeing the change realized.

I commend OurParents writer Robyn Tellefsen for trying to predict what would come next in the topsy turvy world of senior living. She reached out to a wide variety of people who work within the industry for an article published February 6, 2017, "What's Ahead for Senior Care."

Among those tapped for their insight was Creating Results' own Kimberly Hulett, who said ...

2_13_17

It's that time again! Every Monday we recap the most engaging information from the previous week.

First up, this week's most shared content item is about senior trends in 2017 as told by industry experts. In an article on OurParents.com, industry experts predicted that Boomers will be moving to senior communities more quickly, have more care options and will see changes in retirement living costs.

Next, this week's most clicked content was an article about Kindred Healthcare. Kindred is selling its 91 skilled-nursing homes and moving towards a virtual portfolio (including preferred partnerships with other nursing home operators). The first partner announced was ...

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This week, we analyze the consumption of traditional TV and the decline (or lack thereof) for different age groups. As well as how retailers are losing dollars because of their lack of focus on baby boomers.

Most Clicked: Traditional TV and Age Group Trends

A recent article on Marketing Charts contains some key information for marketers who focus on the mature consumer related to TV viewing.

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"Little Things Can Mean A Lot."

Each Monday our team recaps a few of the "little things" that meant a lot to our subscribers and followers over the past week. Articles that inspired, stats that answered a burning question, and more.

Taken together week-after-week, these LITTLE things can have a BIG impact on integrated marketing programs aimed at baby boomers and seniors.

MOST CLICKED: A tie!

Lois Bowers discovers in senior living marketing, little (positive) things mean a lot. http://bit.ly/2k9RHRG

Lois is senior editor at McKnight's Senior Living, and she recently spent a few days at a senior community, trying to view it as a future resident might.

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Every Monday, we recap the most engaging content from the previous week.

This week, the Houston Chronicle takes a look at why more Baby Boomers are opting to forgo homeownership in favor of renting. Also, you can never have too many leads in the senior living industry; McKnight's Senior Living takes a closer look at the newest referral source for senior living communities.

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