Marketing to Seniors

Insights on the over-50s

Decision Making


Richard Storey and Katarina Tencor, Institute of Practitioners in Advertising, Silver, IPA Effectiveness Awards, 2014

This case study demonstrates how Public Health England, the national health body, addressed the anxieties surrounding cancer in order to drive people to seek help earlier in the cycle when the disease is easier to treat.


Liam Brown, Jonathan Daly and Laura Davis, Institute of Practitioners in Advertising, Bronze, IPA Effectiveness Awards, 2014

This case study demonstrates how the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada encouraged people to take early action to ensure their final years of life are healthy ones.


Julian Earl, Institute of Practitioners in Advertising, Gold, IPA Effectiveness Awards, 2014

This case study demonstrates how Renault's launch of its new Dacia car brand into the UK market overcame prejudice directed at cheaper cars to deliver the best first year result ever recorded by a new car brand.


Anthony Harris and Tony Quinn, Institute of Practitioners in Advertising, Bronze, IPA Effectiveness Awards, 2014

This case study demonstrates how Garnier Ultralift, the skin care product owned by L'Oréal, cut through scepticism about the cosmetic brands' scientific claims and increased sales.


Matthew Philip, Institute of Practitioners in Advertising, Gold, IPA Effectiveness Awards, 2014

This case study explains how Specsavers, the optician retail chain, grew from its launch in 1984 to become an international brand with the largest market share in the UK.


Mike Colling and Helen Weavers, Institute of Practitioners in Advertising, Silver, IPA Effectiveness Awards, 2014

This case study explains how The Salvation Army, the international Christian charity, grew the number of donors and total donations in the UK during five years of recession.


MMA Smarties, Silver, MMA Smarties, 2014

This case study describes how US drugstore chain Walgreens boosted share of voice and enrolment in its new Balance Rewards consumer loyalty programme by connecting with individuals via their fitness devices and applications.


European Association of Communications Agencies, Gold, Euro Effies, 2014

This case study describes how Hornbach Baumarkt, the German Hammer manufacturer, launched a limited addition 'must have' product that created such high demand that all the hammers sold out in three days in Germany and Austria.


Lisa Edgar, David Bunker and Kevin Cowan, ESOMAR, Congress, Nice, September 2014

This paper sets out the case for using "perceived age" for segmention, which can be more predictive of consumer behaviour than chronological age alone and includes supporting work conducted with the BBC, the media organisation.

WARC RECOMMENDS


BEST PRACTICE

Talking to older audiences

Practical tips, examples and recommended reading


WARC BRIEFING

Marketing to seniors

Over-50s: Theories and key trends


ARTICLE FOCUS

Moving beyond youth culture

A global Havas study on ageing


ARTICLE FOCUS

Baby Boomers

An overview from the Advertising Research Foundation


TRENDS

Brain Training

How Boomers’ health concerns are driving a new market