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Turning Silver Into Gold: How to Profit in the New Boomer Marketplace
by Dr. Mary S. Furlong

Published by FT Press

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As they age, America's 78 million baby boomers will live more active, creative, inventive lives than any generation before them. This represents a truly enormous business opportunity. In this book, the world's number one authority on marketing to "post-50" baby boomers offers a complete blueprint for profiting from that opportunity. 

Dr. Mary Furlong reveals breakthrough product and service opportunities, and gives you the tools, resources, techniques, and data you need to capitalize on them. She offers powerful insight into baby boomers' new lifestage transitions in housing, health, fitness, finances, family, fashion, romance, travel, and work -- and the new brand choices they're about to make.

Throughout, Furlong combines extensive, authoritative market research with inspirational stories about passionate, tenacious entrepreneurs and brand leaders who are blazing new trails in these fast-growing markets. You'll learn how to segment boomer markets, and identify opportunities to innovate entirely new categories of products and services. You'll discover which sales and marketing strategies really work, and even uncover opportunities in the surprising worldwide boomer market. 

Five Trends Shaping the Next Baby Boomer Revolution
Global markets, longevity, lifestage transitions, technology, and spirituality 

From Concept to Product to Financing, and Beyond 
All you need to execute on your baby boomer product/service opportunity 

The New Healthcare Revolution, The New Healthcare Business 
How boomers are using the newest innovations to take control over their health futures

Sex and Romance: I'll Have What She's Having
The new sexual revolution: making it feel like the first time -- or better 

Choosing Families, Making Connections
Powerful new opportunities in helping boomers reach out and connect 



pub date: 2007-02-09 | hardcover | 9780131856981