Ithaca, NY (PRWEB) April 8, 2005
Baby Boomers are sophisticated consumers of advertising, having grown up the heyday of mass marketing. Companies that don't understand this sophistication are doomed. Yet many rely on advertising agencies that believe the baby boom market is passÃ© and not worth pursuing. The real story may be that most agencies are ill-prepared for tackling the 50+ consumer, but don't want you to know it.
In his book "Advertising to Baby Boomers," Chuck Nyren takes on the excuses that large advertising agencies give for not targeting the baby boom audience, and urges companies wanting to attract this formidable market of 76 million people to rethink their approaches. "Companies need to put pressure on their agencies," argues Nyren in his groundbreaking book. "Some simple demands, a bit of vigilance, and you and your agency can effectively reach this unwieldy demographic. If you're a businessperson, you know that creative thinking doesn't begin and end inside an advertising agency."
Using familiar examples, Nyren advises how to change prescription drug advertising, discusses planned retirement communities and the ways that they can be made more appealing to maturing consumers, and more importantly, offers valuable advice on the advertising of general consumer goods and services.
Exploding the myth that Baby Boomers just want to retreat to their younger years, Nyren explains that Boomers are not hung up on age. "Who actually thinks about his or her age all the time, or even very often?" he asks. "Contrary to social commentators, the media, and certainly advertising agencies, most of the time we are who we are: people in our middle age, and not much different but a little different than other generations were in their middle ages. We're not jumping in mosh pits while juggling cans of soda, trying to be eighteen again. We are slyly redefining what it means to be in our forties, fifties and sixties."
Chuck Nyren's egalitarian approach to advertising and the creation of campaigns is all-inclusive. A large section of the book is dedicated to helping Baby Boomer entrepreneurs get their marketing and advertising up and running. The author as well gives advice and guidance to the small businessperson on how to fashion a handmade campaign.
Written to kick start your creative thinking, "Advertising to Baby Boomers" will entertain you, enlighten you, and make you a critic of every advertisement you see that should appeal to Baby Boomers but doesn't.
"Do you want to have fun reading a business book and still learn what it takes to cash in? "Advertising to Baby Boomers" exposes the heehawing, habits, and hang-ups that are preventing companies from making fortunes from this wealthy demographic. Written by a third-generation seasoned copywriter and creative strategist, wise and welcome advice pokes up from every page, packaged with occasional satire and silliness. Chuck Nyren is the Baby Boom generation's advertising debunker." - Brent Green, author of Marketing to Leading-Edge Baby Boomers.
For press consideration: advance reader copies of "Advertising to Baby Boomers" are now available from the publishers. Contact Doris Walsh, Paramount Market Publishing: email@example.com
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The book will be released in May 2005. (hardcover, $29.95)