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AGEISM IN ADVERTISING: Brain wave research shows how and why “older” audiences are tuning out advertisers

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Zoomers -- Canada's most powerful audience -- are used to not seeing themselves reflected in today's advertising. Although they control 60% of consumer spending, they receive less than 10% of targeted ad spend. Where they are portrayed in the messaging, it's often with images that reflect the ...

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Updated: HOW MANY MILLION ZOOMERS ARE YOU MISSING? Here’s our second list

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The evidence is overwhelming – Zoomers (age 45-plus) are Canada’s most powerful audience. Here's our second list of 15 categories where there are at least 2 million Zoomers you may not be reaching. The numbers are updated to reflect Vividata Spring 2019.  5,876,000 Zoomers personally ...

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Updated: HOW MANY MILLION ZOOMERS ARE YOU MISSING?

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  ZOOMERS CONTROL THE MARKETPLACE. HERE ARE 15 CATEGORIES WHERE THERE ARE AT LEAST 2 MILLION ZOOMERS YOU MAY NOT BE REACHING.  Percentages and index numbers are important. But when it comes to determining sales potential, what really matters is tonnage -- how many actual people are ...

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Research shows Boomers push back against aging stereotypes in advertising

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Do advertisers know how Boomers see themselves? How they'd like to be portrayed? Are advertisers, in fact, portraying them that way? Does it matter? Financially, it obviously does. The vast spending power of Boomers makes them a market that can't be ignored. And now comes compelling ...

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Is there life after 54?

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Is there life after 54? You might not think so, if you looked at where ad dollars are concentrated. The media buying target that is commonplace today -- adults 25-54 -- is based on the assumption that the 25-34 age segment is critically important, and marketers don't have to pay too much ...

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Meet the Longevity Explorers: Seniors who aren’t just using technology, but helping develop new apps

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The idea that "older" people are somehow helpless in the face of technology is a myth, of course -- and here at ZoomerU, we've presented a lot of evidence to that effect. But now an innovative new group in the US is going one step further. Tech Enhanced Life has created an online community of ...

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“Hybrid” retirement: it’s here and it’s only going to grow

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ZOOMER U VICE PRESIDENT DAVID CRAVIT WAS INTERVIEWED ON THIS TOPIC ON ZOOMER RADIO. LISTEN TO WHAT HE HAD TO SAY. The word "retirement" carries with it an either/or: you were working and then you stopped. Traditionally, this happened at age 65. The model was straightforward: you entered the ...

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Myth: Zoomers are being left behind by technology

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With today’s dizzying rate of technological advance, it’s easy to let yourself believe that the “older” market aren’t keeping up. Nothing could be further from the truth, and we can prove it. Start by recognizing that three different age cohorts are represented in the Zoomer (45-plus) ...

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Today's Factoid

1,390,000

Number of Zoomers investors who have personally traded online over the past 6 months. That's more than all other age groups combined. In fact, Zoomers account for almost 60% (59.5%) of all Canadians who have traded or managed investments online over the past 6 months.   Source: Vividata Spring 2018.