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Aussie Boomers feel ignored
A whopping 94% of Aussie Boomers “hate the way that advertising targets them”, according to new research.
Why it matters
A survey commissioned by CarsGuide Media highlights how Australian marketers are ignoring a significant spending group: Boomers (aged 55-75) represent 25% of the Australian economy and almost half (46%) of the country’s disposable income; and the over-65s are predicted to double as a proportion of the population over the next 30 years.
A marketing approach that fails to target this group appropriately has potentially significant implications for those categories where older consumers are the highest spenders – like entertainment, auto, health and travel.
- The study suggests that Boomers are “misunderstood or overlooked in favour of younger age groups, such as Millennials and Generation X”.
- Less than 5% of advertisements show people within the Boomer demographic.
- Only 9% of Boomers said they discovered a brand via advertising in traditional media.
- Only 6% of Boomers use social media for research – they’re not interested in content served to them, but prefer to seek out quality content that speaks to their concerns and interests.
“There’s a huge opportunity for marketers to start negating the ageism bias in their marketing strategies, and think about how they can pivot to this audience in a more engaging way – they’re active, they’re working, they’re wealthy, so stop talking down to them and start trying to reach them in a way that they will respond to” – Shannon Fitzpatrick, director of commercial partnerships at CarsGuide Media.
Sourced from Australian Financial Review, B&T [Image: Anna Shvets from Pexels]
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