My brother finally gave in and joined the social media world this week when he unveiled his Facebook profile. For years, people would ask him what he was waiting for, and his response was always "not EVERYONE is social." According to Pew Research, while not everyone embraces social media platforms, the number of those who avoid them is shrinking. In…
If you’re attending the National Association of Home Builders' (NAHB) International Builders Show in Orlando, Florida this week, be sure to stop by for our session on search engine optimization (SEO) and search engine marketing (SEM). Our very own Beth Mickey and Patrick McShane escaped the cold and flew south for the annual event.
Happy Monday! Rather than our normal most clicked and shared recap, we thought the timing was right to focus today’s post on content and how to impact your marketing strategy for 2018. How-To Videos and Mature Consumers “7 in 10 viewers often use YouTube to solve a problem when it comes to their job, studies or hobbies,” states Think with…
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…
Senior living marketers and sales professionals have been trying to figure out what words we should use when speaking to older adults for a long time. Much of this is a tremendous effort to not offend – which invariably leads to a bunch of jargon that is either coddling or incomprehensible.
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…
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.
Happy Monday! While many of our readers are enjoying the long Columbus Day weekend, we know there are still plenty of you who want to see the mature marketing news and insights from the past week that had people talking. This week we learn from Senior Housing News that senior living has a new threat looming of which we should…
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.