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Facebook: Trial separation now; is divorce coming?

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A new poll by Pew Research shows that a high percentage of Facebook users have reduced their usage of the platform. In fact, 54% of users 18 and older have adjusted their privacy settings in the past 12 months, while 42% say they've taken a break from checking Facebook for several weeks or more. ...

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Boomers the key to auto industry sales

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Five years ago the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute made news with a study that showed car buyers were getting older -- and the key to future success would be the Baby Boomers. Adults in the 50-64 year old age group were 15 times more likely to buy new vehicles than 18-24 ...

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Back to school for Zoomers

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With summer drawing to a close, the back-to-school ads are increasing in their frequency, as expected. Whether the students are kindergartners or college freshmen, the preparations are under way. But as the students head back to the classrooms, we should take a moment to recognize an under-reported ...

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Myth #1: 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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1,947,000

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That's how many Zoomers bought computer hardware or software online in the past 12 months -- more than any other age group. Zoomers have embraced online shopping, and are the most important market in virtually every category. Source: Vividata Spring 2018 ...

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A generation of renters means less spending

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It’s not exactly news that buying a house is increasingly unaffordable, especially in the major markets like Toronto and Vancouver. The same applies across the USA, where the financial struggles of the Millennials are compounded by massive debt from student loans, and where the inability to swing ...

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Bucket List? Shopping List!

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In past generations, getting older meant withdrawing from the consumer marketplace. Age not only meant physical frailty, but economic frailty. Your income was fixed, you didn’t need as much because you weren’t doing as much, so you were less important to marketers. Besides, your brand habits ...

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If Zoomers were a province, it would be the biggest in Canada

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Here’s a marketing no-brainer: would anyone run a serious national ad campaign and leave out Ontario? Yet that’s precisely what happens when you don’t target Zoomers, Canada’s 45-plus population. We like to call them Zoomer Nation, because they’re certainly numerous enough. In fact, ...

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Today's Factoid

1,780,000

That's the number of Zoomers who bought concert tickets online in the past 12 months -- more than any other age group. It's clear -- Zoomers have embraced online shopping and are the most important market in virtually every category. Source: Vividata Spring 2018