On Tuesday 22nd of February, Orlaith Carmody joined us to host “The Business Case for Marketing to Older Consumers”
There are approximately 1m people living in Ireland today over the age of 60. That number will have doubled by 2051.
Age Friendly Ireland believes that this group controls up to 50% of all consumer spending, but attracts only 10% of marketing spend. What do advertisers propose to do about this gap and obvious opportunity?
The workshop will help advertisers to understand the scale of the worldwide ageing demographic, the impact on society, and why they should be targeting more of their spend at an increasingly active and affluent consumer base.
Orlaith Carmody is a Communications Consultant and Business Advisor to Age Friendly Ireland. She has delivered coaching, training and workshops for many years, nationally and internationally.
She is the author of Perform As A Leader, which shares her coaching and teaching over 20 years, and offers a complete toolkit to anyone looking to develop their front line communication skills – pitching, presenting, chairing, negotiating, performing on the media or coaching and leading teams.
Following an early career as a broadcast journalist with RTÉ, Orlaith became a director of a number of SMEs in media and recruitment, and served on the board of RTÉ from 2010 to 2015. She currently serves on the Compliance Committee of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, and is voluntary Chair of the Shona Project.