July 17, 2015 - No Comments!

Work that connects your brand conversation.

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Your senior living community is a brand.

It could be argued that marketing is often too lofty a pursuit when a product, brand, or service demands sales. The “more boots on the streets” hue and cry seems like a good idea, but in retrospect, that is often short-sighted. Sales people actually love and benefit from solid, breakout marketing that drives inquiry and continues to establish brand awareness. Branding is the promise that opens the doors to sales. The market is open to marketing, if it’s different, clear, human, and relevant. Oh right, it also has to connect with their emotions and supports the rationale decision to at least “take a look.”

Know what your senior living community stands for.

Although every senior community might “look alike” how you speak, connect, and engage with this high net worth individual is key to your brand presence. Be clear and honest on your differentiators, know your audience, feel good about solving the problems at hand so you can address and improve the brand promise; often, just drilling down on the “who are we, what do we do, why we do it and who we do it for” can distill your brand to a one page brief. And that’s a good thing.

Today’s seniors. Wow.

High net worth, smart, cultured, independent, well-traveled and bringing deep life experiences. These seniors have discerning tastes and have been exposed to the subtleties of amenities. Then this population with a combination of wealth and expectations is putting many retirement communities on point to evolve facilities, refine services and be more targeted with marketing.

Similar to hotel branding and positioning.

Smart senior communities are taking their design direction from the best of hospitality design. We are seeing trends of significantly upgrading the dining room, building new cafes for flexible dining plans, remodeling public spaces for multi-generational engagement and building new clubhouses that are amenity filled. If all this sounds like a high-end hotel that is just fine just so long as the staff and resident community make it a home too.

The branding and sales cycle. It’s a conversation.

The decision to move to a continuing care retirement community is a big one. Historically, it takes, on average, 17 separate touch points over about 18 months to finally close a new prospect. This means a strong calendar of community-based events. Continuing contact and brand presence. The market is shifting, and your brand must adapt accordingly (The new seniors are seeing stronger and smarter messaging, better marketing; you need to be on their short list.)

Resin knows seniors. Our numbers prove it.

Ask us for our metrics and results by community and we’ll be glad to talk how we move the meter to 98% occupancy or how we increased event attendance, deposits, and wait list numbers. Our digital and analog brand work spans web, email, video, direct mail, print, and regional broadcast. New branding and messaging case studies are yours for the asking.

Resin is sticky.

Our experience covers most of the nation now with senior living communities in Northern California, Kansas, Virginia, Wisconsin, and North Carolina. We like to solve problems, address challenges, showcase ways that might have you thinking differently about the synergistic and cohesive brand campaign that smartly uses budgets, efforts, and continues to elevate your marketing — and that will definitely lead to sales. 

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Resin is the Bay Area advertising and branding experts in that’s repositioned, rebranded and relaunched senior living communities in California, Ohio, Wisconsin,Kansas, North Carolina, and Virginia. Resin has increased occupancy, awareness, and brand expectations on what a senior living community can be. Smarter digital and analog strategies, creative, and brand management help our clients always elevate with thinking that’s simple, fresh, and relevant.

Resin. When you want to talk to seniors, talk to us.

 

 

July 17, 2015 - No Comments!

When does a bank become awesome?

Quirky Kids. Personal Banking. Customer Connections.

Resin has had the good fortune to work with Bank of Marin and now we’re happy to report, our relationship continues with the “Swimmer” TV spot, and a new campaign heralding the bank’s 25 year anniversary.

New work is breaking on the “quirky kids” campaign that shows a lighter, delightful side of the Bank of Marin profile. Resin partner and design director, Tim Paschke uncovered a true find in an endless Getty image search that served up a new discovery for our client: a total image bank of funny, fun, charming and irascible kids who, when partnered with the headline and copy, expressed the human touch for the bank. Sometimes it’s like that: kismet.

Bank of Marin + Resin = Awesome.

We’ve been part of the stratospheric Bank of Marin growth. When we first started working with the team, they had seven branches, now they have seventeen. From Napa down to the East Bay and over into the City this “community” bank has smartly channeled its growth with conservative, fiscally responsible decisions and acquisitions. Naturally, they have always asked us to be part of the discussion and show the kind of advertising and branding that delivers on the bank’s vision: community, business, friendly, approachable, human, and light.

 Smarter Bank Branding.

Bank of Marin has always believed in looking at their customers as the important pillar in their community outreach; yes, bank employees and management sit on over seventy non profit boards and volunteer time, expertise and financial assistance, because the bank knows that the financial enterprise and institution must be part of the locale, the community, and the businesses. Bank of Marin knows its about the people and how they relate on a community and business level without getting lost in a sea of “me too’ financial advertising.

Resin is the bay area advertising and branding agency with deep financial and lifestyle experience, and most notably has marketed and branded premier senior living communities in Northern California, Ohio, Virginia, Wisconsin, North Carolina, and Kansas.

July 17, 2015 - No Comments!

New work for senior living communities. Start here.

There’s a shift, a change.

Be a part the branding challenge that’s shifting the conversation from what we accept, and toss it overboard. Transform it. Be a force that’s redirecting how advertising is talking to the  senior audience. You know the numbers, you’ve read the press. You’ve seen the surge of a population that’s aging. No denying it. The senior market is here. Big time. And if you’re in the business of advertising, marketing, branding, talking, showing, telling, or selling, you may want to start thinking in new ways. New attitudes. Throw that gear into overdrive and start shaping the conversation in ways that are smarter, more entertaining, more informative. Look, changes in advertising and how you talk to your audience has happened and is happening with all brands in packaged goods, lifestyle, technology, finance, automotive, and categories of business that are discovering that the old way and methods (pun intended) are beginning to understand one simple premise: Don’t continue with the status quo. Don’t settle for the way it was, capture and expect to think about the way it can be, or maybe, should be. If you can pull five examples of interesting, new, breakout advertising in the senior market, grab those tear sheets and watch that brand over the next year or so. See if their work continues to hold up, excite, or connect on a the level that captured your interest.

Redford at 90mph.

Who doesn’t love and appreciate the strategy that smartly defines or even re-defines what the brand is doing to change a perception, offer a focus, channel new thinking in any mix of short term and long term thinking. The strategy is what we want to say, and the creative is how we’re going to say it. Spoiler alert: Do not introduce the “kitchen sink” strategy for fear of not saying everything to everyone at once (see reference “drinking water from firehose”). Think about the strategic rollout of a 12-month plan of action that knows who you want to talk to, why, and when. Be able to adjust the strategy should the market demand a more nimble chain of thought. And never produce creative as a checklist that covers the strategy; interpretation by the creative is where the magic happens.That senior you saw last year renting a SUP board? Think about her. Ever hear about Robert Redford driving his Porsche up to Oregon at 90mph? Yeah, he’s only 78.

Be bold.

It’s ok to be the voice of a brand that’s fluent in “engaging” – speak with a tone a voice, and a manner that can be clever, different, informative but personal. Think about the conversation and don’t try to fill the conversation with everything. Leave a little something to the response, inquiry and call to action. Bold content intrigues and leaves a little something to be discovered. Experiencing your brand means enjoying and delighting in how your brand connects with the person; be clear, be fresh, and never underestimate the beautify of simplicity where your message is a showcase of stopping power in an increasingly noisy world. Bold means being out there, for a reason and with a purpose. Bold means taking a stand and brininging your audience along for the ride. (Name five brands in any area of your personal and professional interest that you remember or at the very least looked forward to hearing from them.)

.The audience is hungry for different.

Without going into the litany of neurological studies mapping he human brain, suffice to say, the brain likes to be active, challenged, and has a long standing reputation for noticing and being attracted to “different” —- you have a lot to work with here; imagery, words, motion, color, texture, sensations and design characteristics that when thoughtfully mapped into the business of brand and advertising can reshape the offer, message and overall connection between you and your customer.

Seniors do not like to be treated like seniors

Bright, articulate, cultured, and seeking the next new thing, they want to keep their attitudes fresh, their outlook bright, and the opportunities that connect with them. Well read, educated, professional, and world experienced this is a market segment that should be absolutely ripe for the best and advertising you can find, approve, and run. So do it. Get that strategy mapped, demand creative that turns heads and know that if you can challenged the market, do it. And be the new brand champion that could very well be the next brand that stepped outside the box and into the brave, new world of leading a market. The rewards are endless.

Who the hell is Resin?

Resin is the Bay Area advertising and branding experts in marketing to seniors. We’ve repositioned, rebranded and relaunched senior living communities in California, Ohio, Wisconsin, Wichita, and Virginia. Resin has increased occupancy, awareness, and brand expectations on what a senior living community can be. Smarter digital and analog strategies, creative, and brand management help our clients always elevate with thinking that’s simple, fresh, and relevant.

When you want to talk to seniors, talk to us.

 

 

 

 

July 16, 2015 - No Comments!

What we want out of a photographer. Read on.


What do you want out of a photographer?

Client and agency, one would guess, want the same thing: value, expertise, own-able look, efficient team, fantastic shots, and the intangibles like insanely awesome post work, and finally, the take away that “Let’s shoot with that person again.” So here’s how we go about developing new work for clients and the evaluation of a photographer and the portfolio.

This is how we do it.

First the folio and maybe a reference, a referral, somebody said these folks are good. Let’s take a look at what we’re shooting: people, lifestyle, landscape, architecture, food, travel, product, technology, personal projects (show us something that gets everyone excited with your post work, color, lighting, and the texture.

Then what?

What’s the lighting set up? Let’s look at the backdrop, cropping, post work, color work, black and white. The photographers book, the videographers reel, is all about subject and feel.

Finding the right shooter. 

We want the extra can of nitro strapped onto the camera. We want the talent to bring something that challenges the stereotypical look and feel. The extra boost that takes the shoot into another level. Hit us up for a double espresso and a glazed donut and we’re good to go.

Hit the ground running.

Finding the photographer or videographer who can hit the ground running and understand what the agency wants, and then amps it up to 11, (Spinal Tap reference, thank you for reading this far)  is part of the package. Ideas and shot list, shot blocking, the pre pro and planning takes time, and often there just doesn’t seem to be enough of that.

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Did someone mention budget?

Anyone can take a snapshot, but a picture, well, that actually just may be worth a thousand words. And let’s not under-estimate the importance of talent that charges fair market value for their skill set. (In our age of digital-ism, everybody’s a photographer, just point your iPhone and click, see that was easy; “Honestly I don’t know why these guys charge so much.”)

Ok, then let’s work against the dollars and find the value.

Fast, cheap, or good, pick any two. We know what the market costs. We know what rates include. And yes, we have to walk the line between budget and brand. Look and feel. Value and Vibe (I ran out of ‘v”words, if you have one send it to me).

We don’t hire, we team.

This isn’t showing up with a camera. We want a partner, a team mate who brings something particularly unique to the look and feel, sure, but there’s more; like managing a photoshoot with schedules, crew, equipment, and communication.

The well-managed shoot.

It’s a thing of beauty, the other part of that, not so much. Like anything in life, you get what you pay for; ok, sometimes you run into a really good deal, but we file that under ‘luck’ and we move on.

 

 

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The lens focused on WCBR. Southern hospitality.

Five day shoot with stills and video, simultaneously shooting both; orchestrated with the unerring patience and assistance of our client, WCBR, and the courteous and talented Jackson Smith, photography, http://www.jacksonsmith.com and video with Josh Gooden,http://www.joshgooden.com/blog/.

Jackson knew our client, Jackson knew Josh, both had never worked together but once we had a full day of pre pro blocking shots and slating our efforts, we knew we had terrific talent at work. Jackson loves to capture emotion. He dialed into the residents and the sense of place, connection, and the relationships. He shot all of the images with a Canon and a slightly wide 80mm portrait lens. Lighting? A combination of strobes, natural light – scrims and reflectors with an eye towards not making the lighting too beautiful – but more natural. Jackson also introduced us to his parlance of getting the “guudgeyness” in a photo, which we believe means gooey with a goodness and a creamy filing. He may spell it differently, but he gets it and it happens.

We shot residents, community, ambient, staff, we filmed, staged, and managed, for the most part, to hit our marks, meet our timeline, and make sure this truly remarkable community showed off its best side; and with their new signature pool, fitness center, and gorgeously designed apartments, it made us all look good. Jackson Smith was supremely patient with our residents and always pushed for more out of a shot. His crew moved smoothly from one set to the next, and we “found” the shot (not easy to do when faced with new lighting or furniture or ambient issues). See aforementioned “value.”

 

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Josh pulled out the drone.

Josh Gooden is a drone shooter, and MOVI shooter, and and wide dolly shot, who pushed it all to getting the complete library of shots while Jackson shot stills, Josh shot video. Then Josh shot ambient, then he shot virtual tour stuff, then he shot drone stuff and then we looked a the footy and saw that Josh crushed it. Evening 7:00pm-8:30pm summer light in Virginia when the air is still, humid, and carries a Southern soft that settles into the lowering sky, you can feel the warming breeze that blows across the Blue Ridge Mountains. That’s how it was. We’ll get three :30 tv spots out of this footage and the client will get a look that underscores their brand promise of “extraordinary living” and we got to know the goodness of Gooden. Ask him about the first wedding he ever shot and it involves bikers, motorcycles, and cigars and, well you can ask about the rest. He might even tell you about it.

So what do we look for in a photographer? More like what does a photographer look for in an assignment. In this case, the agency found a team that looked through the lens and saw the beauty of film. It’s what they love. And why we’d hire them again. For brands who want to look fabulous.

Resin is the Bay Area advertising and branding experts in marketing to seniors. We’ve repositioned, rebranded and relaunched senior living communities in California, Ohio, Wisconsin, Wichita, and Virginia. Resin has increased occupancy, awareness, and brand expectations on what a senior living community can be. Smarter digital and analog strategies, creative, and brand management help our clients always elevate with thinking that’s simple, fresh, and relevant.

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When you want to talk to seniors, talk to us.

 

 

 

February 04, 2015 - No Comments!

Mad about Madison.

Over the water.

We flew into one of our new, favorite cities, Madison, Wisconsin. Sure the cheese is marvelous, the food is really good (even for our jaded Bay Area palettes) but even more of a delight was the weather, a balmy 70 and the locale, right on Lake Monona; the second-largest of a chain of four lakes along the Yahara River in the area and forms the south shore of the isthmus that forms downtown Madison. The name ‘Monona’ is a Chippewa word believed to mean ‘beautiful’, although the lake was originally named by the Ho-Chunk ‘Tchee-ho-bo-kee-xa-te-la’ or ‘Teepee Lake’. We did not know that either. Flying in we came over the lake and spotted the world-famous, Frank Lloyd Wright’s signature “Monona Terrace” brilliantly decked in white.

Capital thinking for Capitol Lakes.

Our four day site visit to the senior living community, Capitol Lakes, included a full day of focus groups with current residents and prospects; we like to listen to what the our market has to say about senior living, aging, what a community is, or should be, and a menu of topics and subjects including estate planning, legacy, healthcare, lifestyle, and just about everything a community touches. We also needed to photograph residents in and around the Capitol Lakes campus, and the city of Madison. As the only downtown CCRC, Capitol Lakes’ residents love their city. They love being in the middle of the urban, metro mix of lifestyles. And for good reason, this is always voted as a “top American city” to live in and retire in. Restaurants, shopping, transportation, parks, the lake, everything that makes Madison wonderful is wonderfully close; the new Overture Performing Arts Center, the library, the capitol building. You should visit. Generally suggested before winter.
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Lights, camera, action. Or better yet, can you stand like this?

Working with award-winning photographer, Thomas Strand, out of Minnesota, we had a two-day schedule that started at 8:00am sharp for location and set up, with one day dedicated to only locations in Madison. Tom was comfortable shooting about 5 residents a day, and after a day of prepping and scouting locations for light, environment, and access, we were ready to go. With the capitol building, the historic and newly remodeled library and the striking new Overture Performing Arts center, and the lakefront, we moved through Madison. The next day was all residents on campus/community shots. With an efficient crew of Tom shoots with Canon cameras, likes very large, broad light sources. No strobes. Tom specializes in people/portrait photography. And his post work is dramatic, different, and brings out something special about the person and the place; the relationship, the story, the narrative comes alive and continually brings out the best in the person. It’s a style he’s developed over his career and it brings portrait work to another level. His post work is that  rare combination of skills and talents that set his work apart, and why we like it. Clients and even the residents are always amazed at what Tom brings to their brand look and feel.

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Resin. We work virtually everywhere. 

Resin is the Bay Area advertising and branding experts in marketing to seniors. We’ve repositioned, rebranded and relaunched senior living communities in California, Ohio, Wisconsin, and Virginia. Resin has increased occupancy, awareness, and brand expectations on what a senior living community can be. Smarter digital and analog strategies, creative, and brand management help our clients always elevate with thinking that’s simple, fresh, and relevant.

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When you want to talk to seniors, talk to us.

January 17, 2015 - No Comments!

Your market is maturing, so should your brand.

 

No doubt about it.

You’re seeing the numbers correctly. And they’re big, or bigger and growing every day. So it’s time to look at the new year ahead and brush off the branding cobwebs and start looking at who’s out there doing a terrific job of making their brand better and more relevant. Maybe that’s you?

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Freedom.

Freed from the constraints of raising a family and with more time of their own, mature consumers seek products, services, and activities that complement their desire to live life to the fullest. The mature market has over $1.6 trillion in spending power and a net worth that’s nearly twice the U.S. average. The facts speak for themselves — the mature market represents a tremendous opportunity across all categories.

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Senior living. The brand.

Not for profit, for profit, CCRC and the category of senior living is often misunderstood. Ever think about a community advisory board to educate your market? Tear a page out of successful advertising and communication techniques. Agree on your position, message, and see how to develop and execute a strong campaign that sells your promise to the market: adult children, seniors, professionals, HR management at major industries and companies, even in home care partners.

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A few numbers for the New Year.

  • The most affluent of any age segment
  • Larger than African-American and Hispanic market segments combined.
  • Account for 60% of all healthcare spending
  • Purchase 74% of all prescription drugs
  • Buy 51% of all over-the-counter drugs
  • Acquire 41% of all new cars
  • Purchase 25% of all toys
  • Account for 80% of all luxury travel
  • Spend $7 billion online annually
  • Fastest growing segment on the Internet
  • Spend more time online than teenagers
  • Adults 50+ control a household net worth of $19 trillion.
  • Own more than three-fourths of the nation’s financial wealth
  • Own 70% of all money market accounts and certificates of deposit assets
  • Have an income per capita that is 26% higher than the national average
  • Spend more than one trillion dollars on goods and services
  • The largest 55+ population resides in California, New York, and Florida respectively
  • 42% of museum visitors are 55+
  • Spends more per capita on groceries, O-T-C products, travel and leisure than any other age group
  • Travel ranks among the top leisure activities for men and women over 50
  • Mature vacationers travel more frequently than any other age group and stay longer
  • 55+ households are the fastest growing user segment to embrace computer technology
  • 22 million adults 50+ are now online, representing 28% of the 50+population. *

Source: www.onmagazine.com

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Resin is the Bay Area advertising and branding experts in marketing to seniors. We’ve repositioned, rebranded and relaunched senior living communities in California, Ohio, Wisconsin, and Virginia. Resin has increased occupancy, awareness, and brand expectations on what a senior living community can be. Smarter digital and analog strategies, creative, and brand management help our clients always elevate with thinking that’s simple, fresh, and relevant.

When you want to talk to seniors, talk to us.

December 12, 2014 - No Comments!

The true story behind the Resin holiday film.


How’d you guys make this movie?

During the Polar Vortex of 2013 we boarded a midnight train out of Moscow and booked overnight travel bound for the Ural Mountains. Travel time was nearly 26 hours and with little or no food service — “No beverage cart!” — we were lucky to have packed various and sundry foodstuffs that we had quickly tossed together from a weathered, nondescript, red kiosk manned by a former KGB officer.

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His only menu suggestion was the pickled herring, which, in retrospect was a good call. Many of our passengers seemed to have an acquired appetite for the tasty fish and were eager to trade many of their own cheeses, bread, and salty snack items for the sought-after herring. We were in the driver’s seat with our trades, and after filling our stomachs with roast beef sandwiches, robust barley soup, and freshly baked warm buttered bread, we fell asleep to the rocking motion of the train. We could hear many of the passengers still commenting on how lucky they were to have run into our pickled herring reserves.

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Shooting day.
After using our hand-crank, short wave radio and checking day old weather reports, we were fortunate again to have plenty of snow to work with. The promised white stuff accumulated quickly, nearly threatening the shoot. Naomi, our veteran wardrobe and makeup girl, (she also handled script continuity)  was happy to have packed more of her winter wear and surprised all of us with her rapid change artistry and modeled the latest, overpriced Bogner ski wear. Naomi knows how to travel. Truth be told, she was also ok with the herring, too. We were happy to have her along.

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Manning the Black 1957 16MM Bolex, and waiting for the light to work its magic as it moved into the late afternoon, our reindeer wrangler, Maxim, slipped the noose of the mangy neck of our “hero” – his personally-trained Rangifer tarandus. Cinematographer Boris Gorikav knew he had movie gold when the well-trained polar caribou stopped in mid-run, and stood stalk still, then winked at Boris, who nearly dropped the Bolly. It was a rare Urals film moment that only a few would ever witness.

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We toasted our good fortune, it started snowing again, and Boris the ever-ready shooter, opened up the Bolex’s f-stop and let the camera run, using only his steady eye to “feel the shot” Boris turned to us and mouthed the word “Happy holidays,” as he slipped the camera off its tripod and then turned it skyward to catch the gently falling flakes. Later he explained he was sure to use the same camera shot on a upcoming Shaun White snowboard documentary slated for a Patagonia shoot later in the year. Post work and sound design was handled onboard the return train back to Moscow the only “hiccup” was the lack of bandwidth aboard the aged locomotive. It was indeed a happy holiday, and one that the Resin crew, Naomi, and Boris will likely not soon forget.

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Resin is the bay area advertising agency that specializes in marketing and branding to seniors. During this festive holiday season we wanted to take time out for an unabashed and shameless plug: we’ve repositioned, rebranded and relaunched senior living communities in California, Ohio, Virginia, Wisconsin, and plan on opening the 2015 with new campaigns in Kansas. When you want to talk to seniors, talk to us.

October 31, 2014 - No Comments!

25 lessons we learned at Leading Age in Nashville.

If you were there, your list might look like this, or not.

1. Make your hotel reservations super early; see you in Boston.
2. Food is awesome in this city, better than the music?

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3. Hatch Show Print is renewing, see it.
4. Nashville music is awesome, as good as the food?
5. Over 10,0000 attendees and exhibitors fit nicely into the new, Music Hall.
6. Weather in October is as good as the food and the music.

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7. People liked our “I’m too young to get old” mobile scooters.
8. HUD compliance continues to be a relevant issue.
9. Hiring top talent and retaining them is a well- attended seminar.
10. Branding and positioning seminars are equally well-attended.
11. The Tennessee Titans have a fab stadium near a cool pedestrian bridge.
12. You can get around town in charming, jitneys driven by charming guides.

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13. Acme Seed and Feed has killer corn on the cob.
14. The Glenn Campbell tribute was special.
15. Aging in place technology is starting to hit its stride.
16. Senior living communities must be proactive; prescience is a new job skill.
17. The Idea House could use some baked cookies.

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18. The airport is only about 15 minutes away from the Omni Hotel.
19. Maximizing occupancy is always and forever a hot button.
20. Culture begins at the top and cascades throughout.
21. Always travel with carry on.
22. Seniors only think they want to age at home.
23. Everyone wants a new website.
24. Walking the floor demands sensible shoes.
25. CCRC dining plans are moving into a new venue of pricing, flexibility, options that curry favor with residents (Using the word ‘curry’ when referring to a menu is fun.)

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Resin is the Bay Area advertising and branding experts in marketing to seniors. We’ve repositioned, rebranded and relaunched senior living communities in California, Ohio, Wisconsin, and Virginia. Resin has increased occupancy, awareness, and brand expectations on what a senior living community can be. Smarter digital and analog strategies, creative, and brand management help our clients always elevate with thinking that’s simple, fresh, and relevant.
When you want to talk to seniors, talk to us.

October 17, 2014 - No Comments!

Resin plays Nashville.

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Somebody said there’s music around here?

We’re happy to be attending another great Leading Age conference in county seat of Davidson County. You knew that, right? The county seat part? Now you do. And it’s also on Cumberland River. We’re kind of excited to meet our clients, talk shop, see, and what’s new in the senior living community and services market. We may even take in some music. We heard there’s a few places in town where we may run into bluegrass, country, rock, and whatever else the street musicians are serving up.

We may play a few tunes.

We added our own take on Nashville by hiring and by featuring not one, but two violinists; Caitlin will be playing Sunday evening outside the tribute to Glenn Campbell and Katherine is playing outside the Omni and the Music Center for three days of the show.

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The senior market.

To turn a phrase, it’s growing up, maturing. And Resin is right there and has been part of the brand development for the past seven years. We see wonderful things happening with the evolution of senior living communities; the numbers are pretty big, too. By 2019 there will be over 175 new CCRC’s introduced into the US market. The demographics are all pointing to what we’re seeing with the ongoing interest in the new paradigm in senior living. Active. Easy. Simple. Accessible. More urban, more comprehensive, more personal, more options, choices, and an entirely new way of aging with the social opportunities in a community. Writing the next best chapter is rewriting the book on retiring.

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Resin is the Bay Area advertising and branding experts in marketing to seniors. We’ve repositioned, rebranded and relaunched senior living communities in California, Ohio, Wisconsin, and Virginia. Resin has increased occupancy, awareness, and brand expectations on what a senior living community can be. Smarter digital and analog strategies, creative, and brand management help our clients always elevate with thinking that’s simple, fresh, and relevant.

When you want to talk to seniors, talk to us.

 

 

 

October 08, 2014 - No Comments!

Come on in the water’s fine.Cold, choppy, and just perfect.

Bank of Marin has twenty branches from Napa to San Francisco to the East Bay. A growing business bank with a history of strong community partnerships, they asked us to capture a more “Personal business bank” message. Nicely, the client was open to something different. Something that might involve the bay, the elements, and a rugged, record-setting long distance swimmer who can appreciate the tedium and patience required in shooting a TV spot.

So we got into the water.

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Long distance swimmer, Joe Locke.

 Joe came to our attention and was introduced to the agency. Having recently completed his record-breaking 30-mile Farrallon Islands to San Francisco swim where Joe fought unforgiving currents, frigid waters, and, oh, right, the little issue of Great Whites who regard the Farrallons as their own private eatery, open 24/7.

Joe was in the water at midnight in late July and swam for 14 hours, just making the window for the tides, and currents swirling under the Golden Gate Bridge. Joe’s got mammoth shoulders, arms and legs and can power through the chop, he also has the patience of a saint, and swam for the cameras and crew, directed and requested like any actor to hit his mark, watery and at times, choppy. Joe and crew were up at the crack of dawn, and in the ‘warmer’ bay water.

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The Zodiac Crew.

Director Mark Dwyer, dwyerproductions.net and his crew were out past the breakwater under grey skies, a slight morning chop, and Joe in the water. Director of Photography Cliff Traiman used the Sony F55, complementing Rod Hartzog behind the MoVI with a Red Epic. Shooting under grey skies, with phenomenal light provided by Mother Nature, the morning bay water was relatively calm with a very light wind. Perfect “silk” over the water. Then of course, it wasn’t. Our typical Bay Area weather shifted quickly to sunny, sparkling skies, great if you’re a tourist. Not so great if you’re shooting for continuity. Our Indian Summer punched a hole in the cloud cover and the marine layer quickly rolled back, demanding an additional early morning call for matching shots. An early dawn call completed needed footage, we had coffee, high-fived, and called it good. A brilliant final edit and color correction with Mark Dwyer and Michael Rosen of Samplistic Studios captured a very personal story: the beauty of the bay and swimmer, Joe Locke doing what they do best—pulling right along side each other.

 

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