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“What can you tell me about CRMs?” This is a question we’ve been asked repeatedly by clients as of late. Many are thinking (or rethinking) their strategy when it comes to how they use their CRM and what they need to be successful. Knowing where to begin the CRM search can be daunting. So many solutions are available. Some are…

Traditions of America has been building and selling homes in the Pittsburgh area since 2008. Specializing in 55+ active communities, the builder has delivered thousands of homes in its growing portfolio of communities throughout Pennsylvania. Interest in the Traditions of America’s lifestyle and custom home options skyrocketed with Sewickley Ridge in 2014, its second community in Pittsburgh, which sold out in…

As a 55+ homebuilder, how do you capture 55+ active adult prospects, stay top of mind and ultimately convert them to a sale, given the plethora of housing options for mature consumers? Through our latest Social Silver Surfers study, we found out the best (and worst) strategies straight from your prospective homeowners themselves. Surefire Strategies for Capturing 55+ Active Adults:…

Today we went live on Amazon and iBooks with the latest e-book in our "Social, Silver Surfers" study of Boomers' and seniors' digital marketing preferences.

This one-of-a-kind proprietary national study of 40+ers began in 2010. That first Social, Silver Surfers effort resulted in a small PDF that captured what older adults like / don’t like about websites and social media. Creating Results repeated and expanded our research in 2013, this time publishing an Amazon e-book which captures the data and related marketing recommendations.

The most important result, however, has been the improved effectiveness of our client’s digital marketing programs.

We’ve also received positive feedback from those who are targeting Baby Boomers and seniors in a variety of industries. These marketing pros tell us their ROI improved by applying the tips from Social, Silver Surfers.

That motivated us to go even further with this new e-book.

Every Monday we recap the previous week's most engaging content. This week our most clicked is a Call to Action for Gerontologists, by Jo Ann Jenkins, CEO of AARP. Our most shared article highlights the older population growth from the U.S. Census Bureau. Most Clicked: Disrupt Aging: A Call to Action for Gerontologists AARP’s Chief Executive Officer, Jo Ann Jenkins, published an…

SESSION: “How the Macroeconomics of Healthcare and Shifting Demographics are Changing the Future of Aging Services”

SPEAKER: James Orlikoff, consultant named one of the 100 most powerful people in healthcare

Orlikoff noted that big trends such as macroeconomics and demographics are already impacting providers of health services to older adults. These have given consumers more choice than ever before, which is actually a risk to providers. Why? The average consumer can not only choose your competitors, he/she can choose not to use the service at all. (Most American consumers do not have enough cash to purchase care on their own, so they’ll stop using healthcare and/or default on medical bills.) To stay relevant regardless of whatever curve ball the healthcare game may pitch next, Orlikoff encouraged attendees to focus on four strategies:

Happy Monday! Each week we share mature marketing stories and insights that drew attention and interest.  This week we explore how 55+ communities are evolving and insights from the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics about how to combat ageism.  We'd love to hear your thoughts and take-aways, so be sure to share within the comments below. Most Clicked: Recently,…