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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.

Why does my car give me such a strong physical and emotional reaction? Is it the little logo on the back bumper? As the Creating Results team tells our clients, a brand is not just a logo design. It is the entire consumer experience.

A brand is the fundamental emotional experience that you want consumers to have every time they come in contact with your product – it’s employees, residents, services, or even its physical space, campus or buildings within. It’s why consistency and clarity are essential.

Creating Results has had the pleasure of working on many branding projects. Efforts for a Boomer-focused tourism destination and for a senior living organization can help to illustrate how a brand’s personality can influence the design of a logo.

Welcome back from the long holiday weekend! While it may not be Monday, we didn't want you to miss out on this week's roundup of the most engaging content.

This week, Laura Forer of MarketingProfs6u answers the age old question: when should you post on social media? Additionally, Christopher S. Penn, Vice President of Marketing Technology at SHIFT Communications reminds us about what we should be focusing on when we market our products and services.

Happy Monday! Each week we review the mature marketing content that had people talking (and thinking). This week we hear the stories of three individuals who retired and then had second thoughts.  Then, our most shared content explores storytelling and shares tips for how you can make it shine.  Have something to share? We'd love to hear your thoughts and…

When we're designing websites for older adults, a client sometimes will ask, "Can it have ____? I saw it on such-and-such's website and it's so cool!"

I'm a creative person so I like cool.

But I like results even more.

What's cool and trendy can, at times, actually turn off the baby boomers and seniors our clients are trying to attract. These mature consumers don't want fuss and bother. They want functional, easy-to-use tools that help them make decisions and take action.

That said, there are two "trends" I think are relevant to our older adult targets.

Happy Monday! Like every Monday, we are reviewing the most engaging content from the previous week. This week, for our "most clicked" item, we look at a project from Stanford Center on Longevity. For the "most shared," is the fashion industry ignoring Baby Boomers?

Most Clicked:  The Sightlines Project

How long do you want to live? 76, 92, or even 101? According to The Sightlines Project from the Stanford Center on Longevity, three out of four Americans want to live past 100 IF they are in good health.

The research highlights three key findings to live a long and vigorous life:

As Director of Marketing Strategies, I spend my time looking at client results and defining why numbers are what they are. Conversion data for senior living clients comes from a complex combination of pay-per-click and retargeting, optimized landing pages and more.

Over the last years, I’ve also spent significant hours working towards multiple Google Partner certifications.

Yet when analyzing results and preparing new plans, I still guide our teams to leave room in every budget for a very non-digital marketing tactic:

Direct Mail. At this year’s LeadingAge PA conference, a session on this tried-and-true technique reaffirmed why.

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,…