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It's hard to believe that one month is already in the history books for 2016. I hope the New Year is treating you well, and hope you'll explore the weekly mature marketing stories that had people talking and sharing. Have something to share? We'd love your comments.

MOST SHARED: Women rule...according to a recent MediaPost article. The piece highlighted insights from a Fona International report that explored the impact and influence of women in spending. Per the author, women control $20 trillion (yes, trillion) in spending annually — a total that is expected to rise to $30 trillion over the next 5 years.

According to the report ...

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Many of our readers may have included fitness in their 2016 New Years Resolutions. But what about "brain fitness," that new and growing industry based on the concept that we can rewire and strengthen our neural pathways as we age?

This week's round-up of mature marketing articles and resources shares recent brain fitness news. The post also addresses news itself -- specifically, newspapers, that older and shrinking industry based on the concept of delivering local topics on printed sheets of paper. We wrap it all up with a quote timely for today, Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Read on!

1. MOST SHARED: Per Alvaro Fernandez, chief executive of SharpBrains, a market research firm SharpBrains, "worldwide revenues of the brain fitness industry surged to more than $1 billion in 2012 from $200 million in 2005 and are expected to surpass $6 billion by 2020."

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Good Monday morning before Thanksgiving! Many of us have a short work week, and are thus preoccupied with what's going to be on the dinner table on Thursday. But in the  meantime, let's look at some insights. Our mature marketing links this week tell us that newsprint advertising still has the power to motivate consumers (subscribers), especially older ones, despite the fact that print subscriptions continue to decline.…

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The Pew Research Center has released a new study, "Technology Device Ownership: 2015," which contains some actionable data for those marketing to baby boomers and seniors. In short, more adults -- including those over the age of 50 -- own smartphones and tablets than ever before. And while nearly three times as many 18-29 year old Millennials as 65+ers own a smartphone, ownership of tablets doesn't show the same age gap.

Here are some key statistics and some action items for your boomers / seniors marketing program.

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Typically this Monday round-up of top 50+ marketing links are organized by most clicked, most shared, most commented ... Today we'll take a slightly different tack as there were several topics that seemed to grab the attention of mature marketing pros over the past week.

LEADING ... LeadingAge, that is!

LeadingAge, the association representing 6,000 non-profit senior living communities and others providing services to the aging, held its annual meeting in Boston from November 1-4. Speakers shared many ideas on how to lead -- as an organization, as a manager, as a marketer.

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Next week Creating Results team members will join thousands of non-profit senior living professionals for the LeadingAge Annual Meeting in Boston. This conference offers a mix of inspiration and education for those who provide housing and services to older adults. We'll be doing our own part, sharing senior living marketing insights in two presentations. The first session examines marketing trends and whether it really is the "End of Advertising," as so many headlines have suggested in recent years. Now I don't want to steal any thunder from the presenting team of Todd Harff, Beth Spohn and Willow Valley Communities' Kim Daly Nobbs. But I can give you a little advance preview: ...

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While the days are getting shorter and the leaves are quickly falling, there still may be time to get that Fall roadtrip in. In that spirit, we look today at how advertisers are portraying the mature car shopper and driver, and how they are struggling to walk a fine line between insulting and amusing.

1. MOST SHARED: In a recent NPR radio interview, NPR's Scott Simon and correspondent Ina Jaffe discussed the idea that car ads are becoming "Boomer-averse." Jaffe, who covers aging, noticed what seems to be part of a trend in car advertising.

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