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As an integrated marketing agency with a heavy focus on digital marketing to Boomers and Seniors, you may think we don't design and produce a lot of print collateral for our clients. But we do. In fact, we've seen that printed collateral has not only survived the digital age — it has made a strong comeback. It's still a core part of an integrated marketing strategy for many of our clients.

Let's look at the collateral package and some of the reasons why it is still in demand.

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For years we have been strategizing on how to effectively market senior living and active adult communities to the Silent Generation and Baby Boomers. As marketers we’ve developed an understanding for their likes and dislikes, and the ways in which they best receive information.

Many of the world’s biggest brands have shifted their sights to targeting the Millennial demographic and making lifelong customers out of its members. But a few companies have taken a different approach. With Baby Boomers retaining the most spending power among all generations for the foreseeable future, a handful of brands of spotted the opportunities that marketing to baby boomers offers and have adapted their strategy accordingly.

You can apply these same strategies when marketing to Baby Boomers in the senior living industry.

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Creating Results is Featured Speaker for 55+ Lunch & Learn Series For the past 10 years I’ve been fortunate to work alongside several builders and developers of 55+, active lifestyle communities. This, coupled with my participation in the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) 55+ Housing Council has played a large part in shaping my experience, passion and knowledge of…

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The Baby Boomer consumer generation is unlike any other generation of consumers that came before it. This is especially true when it comes to their purchasing habits. With the knowledge that consumers ages 65+ will continue to have the most spending power of any other generation in the US for the foreseeable, many retail brands are adjusting their strategies for marketing to Baby Boomers. In this month’s roundup, we look at the ways retail brands are adapting to Baby Boomers and how marketers in the senior living industry can do the same.

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Back in 2010, we extolled the benefits of using radio to market to Baby Boomers. But we warned you then that very soon traditional radio wouldn’t be the only game in town. Well, we were right, and we were wrong. The era of audio marketing is upon us. With increasingly tech-savvy seniors, it can be a smart addition to your…

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Many active adult and senior living communities are marketed as 55+ or 65+ communities. And yet, when younger seniors (prospects ages 55-64) visit these communities in person, they may struggle to find residents as young as they are.

While industry professionals may have visions of communities where younger, more vibrant seniors make up the lion’s share of the population, making that transition is tough. But that doesn’t mean that your community shouldn’t try to attract youngers seniors — you just have to know what resonates with them. Here are four ways you can attract younger seniors through your marketing.

Baby Boomers are no longer new to social media. Many have adopted apps such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter in their daily lives, yet marketers are still hesitant to market to this demographic, thus neglecting an audience of more than 76 million people in the US. In this month’s roundup, we look at why marketers should market to older adults through social media, and the best ways to do so.