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As the year — and decade for that matter — comes to a close, we’re taking a look back at our blog’s most popular content from the last 12 months. We covered many of the industry’s hot topics, rising trends and best practices. From journey mapping and social media to sales and finances, here are the insights that most engaged our readers in 2019.

Selling Blue Sky - Tips for Depositor Retention

A few months ago, we shared with you 3 Tips for Blue Sky Senior Living Sales Success. In that post, we mentioned that, across many communities, we’ve seen anywhere from a 10% to 30% cancellation rate between initial deposit and move-in phases. In this post, I’ll share key insights for maximum depositor retention, as well as tactics we’ve seen yield the most success in helping our clients maintain their blue sky, pre-sales goals. So, open the door (and your mind) and come on in!

Sometimes, it’s easy to tell when certain things should be avoided. Like that large puddle of water that may or may not be three feet deep, for example. Or, better yet, not setting your alarm so you won’t be late in the morning. But what about when you’re marketing to Baby Boomers? What are words you to avoid saying or images you want to avoid showing?

Here are five things you should consider when marketing to Baby Boomers so that you can motivate — not alienate — your prospects.

It’s that time of year again. The time to ask “what if…” as we prepare to come together once more with our allies in aging services at the LeadingAge 2019 Annual Meeting + Expo. We’re looking forward to an inspiring keynote, educational sessions, knowledge sharing from all facets of the aging services industry and, of course, all the good times that will ensue.

Baby Boomers have the majority of the spending power in the US and marketers across countless industries — including senior living and 55+ housing — want to gain their attention. In order to do that, they’ll have to understand how Boomers are spending their wealth. This month, we’ll look at the prevalent Baby Boomer spending trends of 2019.

From building trust with your prospects to increasing awareness of your brand, you’ll find several benefits of having a strong senior living content marketing strategy in place. Content marketing provides ways for you to ditch the heavy sales pitch, get creative and focus on educating your prospects through various media. As you create your strategy, here are five types of content you can leverage to help kickstart your next content marketing push.

You’ve decided to you’re up for the task of hosting events for your community’s prospects. Now, it’s time to think about pre- and post-event planning.

In our previous event planning post, we discussed the various types of events and the purpose of each. In this follow-up, we’ll offer more insights on how to plan and implement each type of event, and how best to follow-up with prospects afterwards.

Where Baby Boomers are choosing to put down their roots for retirement is a great indicator of what they want out of this next phase in their lives. Our friends at RentCafe recently released the results to their most recent study — a look at the most popular zip codes among Baby Boomers.

We’ll be looking at three of the key takeaways from this study and how they apply to the senior living and 55+ community industries.

Digital marketing has become a fundamental part of integrated marketing strategies across various industries — yes, even in senior living and 55+ housing. Countless resources are available to aid your senior living digital marketing efforts. This month, we’ll look at tools, resources and best practices you can use to implement and evaluate your digital marketing strategy.