70 is the New 50 and Other Baby Boomer Facts of Life

This was the year that the demographic, statistical and medical marketing spotlight shifted. The Baby Boomer crowd—people born between 1946 and 1964—were no longer the largest generational cohort. All (marketing) hail! Millennials—roughly, ages 18-34—are now King of the Hill as the largest bunch, and nearly everyone’s “marketing prime” target. Although Millennials remain an important planning…

Silver Surfers Arise: Prime Audience for Healthcare Marketing

It may seem counterintuitive, but America’s population of older adults—frequent users of healthcare services—are increasingly frequent users of the Internet. The intersection of senior citizens and the Internet is a growing demographic sweet spot for hospital and healthcare marketing. Although younger age groups are closely associated with technology, gadgets and Internet use, various surveys reveal…

Don’t Alienate the Over-50 Bunch. They’ve Got the Money.

All too often marketing professionals unintentionally alienate one of the largest (and most financially significant) target audiences, the over-50 crowd. Maybe they didn’t mean to, but the 30-something marketing person just doesn’t have a clue about the true mindset of the 50-, 60- or 70-something person they want to reach. We see this frequently when…

Senior Surprise: Unexpected Growth Factor in Hospital Plastic Surgery

Hospital based plastic surgery, for many facilities, is experiencing something of a new-business rejuvenation. But what is surprising is that it’s not just the 30-something crowd that’s considering cosmetic procedures. There’s a strong and growing interest among senior citizens who want a youthful appearance. The marketing insight for physicians, administrators and hospital marketing professionals…

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