Never call a baby boomer ‘old’
Many boomers want to be out on the ski slopes with their grandchildren or on the links teaching them how to golf..they plan on experiencing life almost like kids in their 20s, now that they finally have some extra time …
Senior Technology: 5 Facts About How Post 50s Are Using The Internet
Recent research shows that baby boomers comprise the fastest growing segment of smartphone owners. And nearly half of all seniors online use Facebook. Indeed, boomers make up a third of all Internet users, with a third of those boomers describing …
Revenge of the Over-40 Actress
Hollywood’s youth-obsessed climate has begun to thaw, paving the way for what would have been impossible only a decade ago – a female film star born after age 40.
Auto Industry Ageism Provides Lesson for All
…Millennials’ tendency to devalue consumerism is bad news for marketers, perhaps none more so than those in the auto industry. Millennials simply are not the consumers their Boomer parents were at the same age, and it has turned the auto …
Time For A Beauty Marketing Makeover
Justin Timberlake’s new music video, “Mirrors,” should be required viewing for beauty execs looking to make a real impact on their companies’ bottom lines. It may just inspire them to rethink dated marketing plans that ignore Boomer and older women—who …
AARP Rolls Out Social Monetization
New ‘Hot Deals’ Facebook initiative offers sponsors integrated ad buy. AARP, the association for those aged 50-plus and publisher of the largest circulation magazine in the country, is taking advantage of Facebook to not only reach its core membership, but …
The lowly state of traditional magazine publishing isn’t news
The lowly state of traditional magazine publishing isn’t news, though the dire industry activity of recent months seems to resound to the steady beat of nails pounded into coffins. Why else would Time Warner try, and fail, to jettison its once-mighty publishing arm, Time Inc., to Meredith Corporation?
Baby Boomers Return To The Multiplex, And Hollywood NoticesNPR
A number of films appealing to older audiences, or films that have themes closely related to aging, have been scooping up nominations for Oscars and other awards.
Cupid Takes Aim At Hearts (And Wallets)Mediapost | Engage:Boomers
Ah, the sacred traditions of Valentine’s Day: flowers, candy hearts, and, if you’re a Baby Boomer, perhaps romance after divorce.
Super Bowl Ads: Why Are Boomers Being Sidelined?Forbes
It’s amazing that the majority of TV advertisers target 18- to 49-year-olds almost exclusively. Boomers are typically invisible, resulting in significant missed opportunities and annoyed potential customers.
Life After 50: Has the TV Industry Finally Figured Us Out?Huffington Post | Post 50
Somewhere along the way, being 50 and older started to age out of the highly appealing 18-to-49-year-old demographic.
Happiness: The gift that keeps on givingMediapost | Engage:Boomers
Marketers often ask me how they can meaningfully infuse their brand into the broader context of Boomers’ lives so that it becomes known, not just for its core benefits, but also for its impact on a broader and deeper level
AARP: Never Too Late To Think ‘Mobile First’MediaPost
With more than 37 million members, the AARP is one of the largest advocacy organizations in the U.S.
Can AARP Become a YouTube Hit?
You might not think 24-year-old YouTube star Michelle Phan would have much to do with the biggest organization for retired people.
Why Boomers Won’t Release Their Grip On Technology
Put away the cozy image of the little old lady knitting a sweater for the grandkids, or the distinguished gentlemen playing chess in the park, because the newest elder generation is not going to sit quiety in a rocking chair.
50+ Market Proves Golden for Consumer CellularChief Marketer
Perhaps the quality of the mousetrap really does cause prospects to beat a path to a marketer’s door.
ECommerce Redefines The Digital DivideMediapost | Engage:Boomers
While younger users often go online as a leisure activity, the driving force behind older Americans’ use of the Internet is a sense of purpose.
Welcome to Your Living Room, Boomers
This isn’t the best thing to admit, but the term “baby boomer” makes me a little queasy. In my mind it conjures images of 65-year-old hippies skipping through meadows on their way to the local Social Security office.