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Last month, Erin Read and I spoke at LeadingAge Massachusetts on why organizations should be using video in their integrated marketing strategy.

But, what if you’re not ready for video?

According to Dr. James McQuivey of Forrester Research, the value of a one-minute video is 1.8 million words. However, as the old adage goes, a picture is worth a thousand words, which means photography can be very powerful.

Media Post reports there are 2.6 billion images shared daily across all visual channels, which has changed consumer shopping behaviors drastically.

The biggest challenges marketers face in today’s visual world are:

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Our Monday recap of top mature marketing links is, this week, a Tuesday recap thanks to a day out of the office celebrating America's independence.

Sorry, there are no s'mores below but you will find a few tasty insights to improve your communications.

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We often chuckle about the number of headlines focused on marketing to Millennials. (Almost as many as there were hyping the Baby Boomers turning 50 some years ago.)

If you are looking for Millennials, we can tell you where to find them:

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Every week, we review the mature marketing content from the previous week with which our followers were most engaged.

This week, we will take a look at how technology is expected to impact the way in which society views aging in the future, as well as John Oliver's take on the trials and tribulations of retirement planning in today's economic landscape.

MOST CLICKED: According to Joseph Coughlin, director of the MIT AgeLab, technology and rising expectations are the two factors that are expected to have the most impact on the future of aging.

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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 ...

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Each week we take a look at the mature marketing articles from the previous week that engaged our followers the most. This week, we will explore how headlines impact engagement, as well as the top three things that Baby Boomers require as they consider their future housing accommodations. MOST CLICKED Headlines are the first impression that your audience receive from…

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Happy Monday! Today's mature marketing news of interest is brought to you by the letter "S". Each week we share stories or action items that are important to know for those targeting mature consumers. Have something to share? We'd love to hear your comments and ideas (and we promise to respond accordingly). MOST SHARED: If you've read anything regarding social…

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Each week we explore mature marketing articles that were of particular interest to our followers. This week we explore how technology continues to help us age better and retirement by the numbers. Have something to share? We'd love to hear from you in our comment section. MOST CLICKED 40% of Baby Boomers have stayed with the same employer for 20+…

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Did YOU want to work in senior living when you grew up?

Earlier in the year, Creating Results’ Executive Vice President Kimberly Hulett and I attended a LeadingAge DC event, “C-Suite Round Table Discussion: The Future of Aging Services” at George Washington University.

Organizations like Asbury, Kendal’s Collington, Goodwin House, Vinson Hall and Stoddard Baptist Homes were represented on the panel.

As we expected, these leaders in non-profit senior living shared great insights into the future of aging services.

What we didn’t expect to hear was what sounded like “convincing” directed at the George Washington long-term care management students who also were in attendance.

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A new week, a new round-up of the content that grabbed the attention of marketing pros!

Each Monday, we tally which were the boomers / seniors marketing articles, research and other items that got our followers engaging on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Ghost-Town Plus ... er, I mean Google Plus.

Then, we share the top items here on our blog. Be sure to follow us on those social platforms for even more 50+ marketing insights!

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Where are Baby Boomers moving to? Which metro areas are they leaving behind?

Headlight Data analyzed the most recent U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey for an actionable summary of trends:

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More people of all ages are watching / sharing online videos than ever before.

And studies show video marketing has power to motivate consumers – including Baby Boomers and Seniors – to act or buy.

Yet many senior providers don’t know how to integrate video into their marketing.

Over the next month, Jessica Ruhle and I will be sharing best practices for creating both product and lifestyle videos to strategically position senior-serving organizations. We’re honored to have been invited to speak to the topic at both the LeadingAge Massachusetts and LeadingAge Pennsylvania conferences.

Why are continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs), 55+ housing or any organizations focused on older adults considering video at all? Is it because executives are demanding it? Because they see everyone doing it?

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