• More Are Not Only Living Green, But Eating Green
    Many Boomers and seniors grew up being told, "No dessert until you've finished your vegetables." That parental pronouncement led to spinach hidden in napkins, broccoli smuggled to the dog, and, for some, a lifelong aversion to anything green.
  • If The Boomerang Kid Never Leaves, Is The Parent Ever An Empty Nester?
    A recent "New York Times" story clarified the brave new age of young adulthood: It looks a lot like childhood.
  • Everyone Benefits When Marketers Target Grandparents
    My grandmother meant the world to me. She took me in for a while after my parents separated, and gave me an allowance that we kept under wraps. She provided guidance when I needed it, and shared family secrets my parents either weren't privy to or were unwilling to divulge. She was the anchor to my first 27 years of life, and nearly a quarter of a century after her passing, I still feel the depth of the bond we shared and the indelible imprint she left on me.
  • The Beginnings Of Ageless Marketing II
    For almost a quarter of a century we've advocated the wisdom of David B. Wolfe author of Serving the Ageless Market, Ageless Marketing, Firms of Endearment and Brave New Worldview. In June, I published the first of a series of articles reflecting David's thinking. This is the second article.
  • Social Recruiting (And Advertising) Game Is Changing
    In a world that's seemingly entirely online, it has to hurt to hear, again and again, you're just no longer "with it." And when that feeling of powerlessness extends to your ability to seek out your next job, it's more than just a minor grievance; it's a matter of vital importance.
  • Closing More Community Sales By Throwing Away Your Script
    Imagine you're a salesperson at a senior living community, and your customer is about to walk in the door. How do you avoid giving a typical, canned sales pitch? You know: "Here's the living room, here's the dining room, here's the washer/dryer, over there is the pool" - basically ticking off the features like a real estate agent.
  • How 'Aging In Place' Will Spur A Boom
    Aging in Place is a growing trend that is driven by the fact that older Americans want - and sometimes need to remain in their homes as long as possible. This trend is quickly becoming mainstream and has implications for several industries from housing to technology, health services, and financial services.
  • 6 Ways to Effectively Communicate With People In The Fall & Winter Of Life
    Andrew Hutchinson writes in 3 Notes on Being More Human and Building Your Brand in Social Media: "Whilst more people are embracing creativity and experimentation, there are some things that we've learned that are universally true, some aspects that, regardless of the medium, will remain influential in success. Those elements are human factors."
  • The 'F' Word (Facility) and Other Dirty Words in Retirement Living
    How do you sound when you describe your retirement community to prospective residents, their children and the media? How do you talk about what you do with those people you are already serving?
  • Where To Launch A New Product? Don't Forget Google
    I recently met with a company launching a new beauty product for Boomer women. They had tested it via direct-response television, and wondered why women were watching their infomercials but not buying their products. The commercials directed women to a toll-free number and to the brand's proprietary website to buy the product. They asked us if women 50+ were reluctant to buy beauty products online?
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