Influencer Marketing – Generation X, Targeting the Baby Boomers

 Generation X –
Targeting the Baby Boomers

 

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Although millennials are projected to officially become the “largest living adult generation” in 2019, it is the baby boomer generation that is considered to be the ones with the spending power, and they are having quite an impact on the travel industry.

According to global wellness travel company Health & Fitness Travel, the Baby Boomers are making all the difference. Paul Joseph, Director of Health and Fitness Travel, has recently said; “The years ahead could be the golden age of 50+ travellers as retirees seek to prolong their vitality. More holiday resorts are incorporating active and wellness programmes for healthy ageing, which provide physical and emotional benefits, long after the tan has faded.”

Older generations are more resistant to traditional advertising than younger people, so travel companies need an effective, authentic way to reach this fast-growing and lucrative group.

Increasingly this generation are online and active on social media. In fact boomers spend an average of 27 hours per week online, which is two hours more per week than those between 16 and 34.

There are three golden points to consider when marketing to this generation:

  • Know which platforms work best to target this market.
  • Collaborate with relevant and relatable influencers.
  • Ensure that content is tailored appropriately.

We have an established network of influencers and are experts at deciding which influencer is right for a campaign. We assess who the client’s target market is, what the brand values are, and how that matches up with the influencer’s image and their followers. If you’re looking for the right influencer to target the affluent Baby Boomer market, please get in touch.

Notes – Who make up the “Baby Boomers”? This term defines those who were born between the early to mid 1940s to 1960-64. The nickname was created following ‘baby boom’ after World War II. The age ranges tend to span between approximately 54 and 73.

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Is Sustainability the new Luxury Marketing Tool?

Is Sustainability the New Luxury Marketing Tool?

Webp.net-resizeimageIn the last year the term “sustainability” has risen to the forefront of discussion, and it continues to be a hot theme this year. Whether it’s a buying or lifestyle choice, the demand for sustainable goods, services and travel experiences is rising. Why? Perhaps it’s down to the Millennials…

A recent survey of UK Millennials was carried out to understand what motivates them as a ‘mindful consumer’. Nearly 70% of the respondents said that they would consider a brand’s values and their ethics before making their purchase.

Top luxury and major brands are certainly adhering to the consumer expectation of practicing sustainability. Gucci’s CEO Marco Bizzarri for example pledged that the Italian brand will remove fur from all collections as of the spring/summer of this year, announcing that  “being socially responsible is one of Gucci’s core values, and we will continue to strive to do better for the environment and animals”. Hollywood actress Nikki Reed, an advocate of sustainable and ethical efforts recently launched her brand ‘Bayou With Love’ jewellery collection in partnership with Dell Computers, to create luxury limited-edition jewellery pieces made of gold from old, recycled computers.

In travel, many luxury resorts across the globe are now reassessing their business strategy and consumer offering to ensure that “eco-friendly” measures are taken, for both their guests and the environment.

Our client, Heritage Resorts in the south of Mauritius, for example has recently partnered with NGO Reef Conservation and introduced a campaign entitled “Respect our Coast”. This initiative has been launched to help protect a natural lagoon that borders Heritage Resorts, one of the most pristine and well-preserved lagoons on the island. Home to over 70 species of fish and numerous living corals, the campaign has put measures in place to limit damage. For example, offering Avene sunscreen in the resorts’ boutique, a mineral-based screen that has no impact on the environment, reducing the maximum speed for speedboats along the coastline, and providing guests with a reef conservation welcome pack in their rooms, with a lagoon directory that informs guests how to make the most of the lagoon and the environment while ensuring its preservation and much more.

Click here to find out more about Heritage Resorts’ sustainable promise.

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