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Hard to believe it's already December — where did the year go? Each week we take a look at the mature marketing stories and inspirations that had people talking and sharing. This week we explore the differences between Boomer and Millennial multifamily buyers courtesy of Realty Biz News, and MarketingProfs helps us uncover the top eCommerce preferences and how we can apply…

Happy Monday! Last week thousands of leaders and providers within the senior living industry headed to New Orleans for the 2017 LeadingAge Annual Meeting & Expo. Our CR team returned home inspired, excited and even more invested in partnering with organizations dedicated to serving and helping seniors thrive. While at the conference we shared some insights in real-time through our…

Next week is Halloween.

In many places, there will be no costumed children going door-to-door for sweets. Instead they’ll hit malls, church parking lot “trunk or treat” events, or another alternative. Like the candy sold in stores, Halloween has been shrunk down and packaged for our safety.

While Halloween may no longer be a night of frights, it turns out that seniors do have some valid fears … about digital marketing!

Our Social, Silver Surfers research revealed two areas that spook the very consumers we hope to enchant on our websites.

As part of Creating Results' ongoing series into photography for 50+ marketing, we have examined the WHY of committing to good photography (older consumers' expectation of quality and the importance of delivering emotion) and the HOW (stock vs. custom photography). Now it’s time to plan the photo shoot and pick a photographer.

There are three basic steps to this process. Let's walk through them together.

#1. Determine What You Need

Before you decide to do a photo shoot you should already have determined your goals. Most organizations would significantly benefit from authentic, accurately representative images that you can't get elsewhere. In the senior living industry that means representing mature consumers doing things they enjoy doing — or perhaps aspire to do.

Before we discuss this week's most engaging content, we would like to send our thoughts and prayers to everyone affected by the Las Vegas shooting last night. The Creating Results team offers our support as we try to make sense of the world we’re living in.

In this week’s most clicked item, The Huffington Post identifies the top motivators for adults age 50 and better to remain in optimal health as they age. And in this week’s most shared item, senior blogger Ronni Bennett offers insights for adapting to the physical, emotional, social, calamitous and cultural challenges of aging.

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.