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You’ve decided to take the plunge into the social media world and more specifically, Facebook. You’ve created a Facebook business page, posted some recent articles from your favorite resource, and liked a few posts from competitors and their followers. Yet your followers aren’t liking your posts or sharing those educational articles. You take it a step farther and boost a…

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.

In 2013, we blogged about smartphone and tablet usage in the United States by age and gender. In those five years, a lot has changed: A mobile-first focus for websites, better information access, new social media apps, enhanced online shopping and more. Here's an updated look at the current landscape of mobile device ownership and usage, especially among older adults.…

Today we look at a new facet of the increased use of social media by Boomers and Seniors—the need for tech support—and take a look at what the Creating Results Team is up to this week at LeadingAge.

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Readers last week were interested in Richard Harris' article on NextAvenue. In Why the New Social Media Fans Are Over 65, Harris writes that as older Americans discover tech's power to connect to others using social media, "they flock to it" ...

Happy Monday!  Last week was a hotbed of social activity---here are the top tweets, shared links and general insights that garnered the most attention for marketing to boomers and seniors.  Enjoy! MOST CLICKED:  Top Five Regrets of Dying What would your greatest do-oever be as you faced your last day of life?  This touching article from the guardian included insights…

Part 4 of a series on using social media for marketing to Baby Boomers and beyond. PART 4: FIVE WAYS LINKEDIN CAN HELP YOU REACH 40+ PROFESSIONALS Where can you be virtually guaranteed to find affluent, educated and mature consumers online? Try LinkedIn. For companies targeting younger matures (the tip of Gen X, Gen Jones/trailing edge Baby Boomers and those in…

Part 3 of a series on marketing to Baby Boomers and beyond through social networking. PART 3: FACEBOOK PRESENTS OPPORTUNITIES FOR BOOMER, SENIOR MARKETING First, the headlines touted how Baby Boomers (especially women) were flocking to Facebook. Then, statistics showed many older social networkers flocked right off again in the spring. Despite that dip, as of July 2009 usage among users…

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