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Last week saw four members of the Creating Results team on the road to a terrific senior living industry conference in Hershey, PA.

It seems only appropriate, then, that this weekly round-up of top 50+ marketing links has a bit of a travel theme.

“For the next 20 years, baby boomers are without question the financial force behind leisure travel.”

So says baby boomer marketing expert and Creating Results friend Brent Green in a recent TravelPulse feature article. Several studies back up Green's statement.

* AARP found that 99% of Americans would travel for fun in 2016. The association estimates baby boomers spend over $120 billion annually in leisure travel. 32% of those planned an international "bucket list" trip ...

I love it when my passions align.

1. MOST CLICKED: Is the wine industry forecast becoming cloudy, as "oenophile boomers" are replaced by frugal Millennials?

That's what the Silicon Valley Bank predicts in its annual State of the Wine Industry report. (How am I not a subscriber?) Beverage World reports that the bank is placing the blame squarely on the younger generation.

"While demand for premium wine will increase this year, there are clouds on the horizon that should be considered. We believe total and per capita wine consumption in the U.S. will drop for the first time in more than 20 years due to emerging generational shifts in consumption patterns that we see accelerating in the near term," says Rob McMillan, founder of Silicon Valley Bank's Wine Division and author of the report.

How Road Scholar Effectively Targets Older Travelers - Creating Results’ Twitter feed recently shared an article about Road Scholar (formerly Elderhostel) and we were surprised by the flurry of new interest it sparked in this ‘grandaddy’ of educational travel resources for older adults. Several folks shared the tweet with their own followers and many said they were now...

Happy Monday! Let's get right to the top links of the week. (Though newer subscribers may wonder ... What makes a top link? It's the amount of attention that post got from followers, fans & friends on Creating Results' various social channels.) 1. MOST CLICKED: Take a pair of soon-to-be-newlyweds in their 20s. Have professional make-up artists age them to appear as they…

Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear Barbie ... Barbie, the iconic toy of the Baby Boom, turns 56 today. Like her peers, the doll has seen great personal and societal changes. From mass production to personalization. From activist (she received a black friend during the Civil Rights movement) to flashpoint for debates on female identity. And, like her…

Time once again for Creating Results' mature marketing round-up, a collection of resources which garnered the most attention via Twitter, Google + and other platforms in the past week. (Not engaged with us yet on these social networks? Please use the links above to connect.) 1. MOST SHARED: Financial planner Jill Schlesinger reminds readers that an aging America means an…

I hope everyone enjoyed the short week and the long weekend. This week, I've got the opposite happening! I'm heading to New Orleans for the International Council on Active Aging conference to present an exciting case study -- "The Ins & Outs: Social Media Marketing for Retirement Communities." Will you be in Nawlins as well? I hope I'll see you…

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