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Mike Stakem

Michael Stakem


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Mike Stakem

An award-winning designer with a BFA from George Mason University, Mike is Director of Creative Services, overseeing all creative talent, including internal and external designers, production artists, photographers, web designers and coders, and video producers. From developing fresh design approaches that differentiate our clients from their competition, to building targeted creative campaigns that provide standout marketing solutions and tools, Mike enables us to support the creative needs of a wide variety of clients, from retirement communities to real estate firms to law firms.

Mike's decades of experience in marketing to older adults means he brings a strategic eye to projects big and small. He excels at inspiring clients and our internal team, encouraging and nurturing great ideas and ensuring they are brilliantly implemented.

Since he joined the firm in 2001, Mike's work has consistently been recognized with major industry awards. He has received top honors at the regional level (Major Achievement in Marketing Excellence Awards), national level (Mature Media Awards, Best of 50+ Housing Awards) and international level (Generations Awards). In addition to being a prolific designer, Mike provides creative leadership as part of the firm's senior management team.

Design, Digital Imaging, Web

Best advice ever heard:
Just because you call it Art, doesn’t make it Art.

Ideal vacation:
Someplace tropical. With a Beach. With my friends and my dog, Rocco. Oh, and a cool drink. Perfection!

Inspiring wisdom:
“There are painters who transform the sun to a yellow spot, but there are others who with the help of their art and their intelligence, transform a yellow spot into the sun.”
-Pablo Picasso


As we all know, Mature Marketing Matters! That's why we've focused our efforts on reaching this large, diverse and very entertaining cohort as the muse for our blog.

  • Finger on car radio

    Back in 2010, we extolled the benefits of using radio to market to Baby Boomers. But we warned you then that very soon traditional radio wouldn’t be the only game in town. Well, we were right, and we were wrong. The era of audio marketing is upon us. With increasingly tech-savvy seniors, it can be […]

    The post Radio Is Still A Star appeared first on Creating Results.

  • Middle-Ages owman looking tathe words "senior," Elderly" and "Mature"

    Many active adult and senior living communities are marketed as 55+ or 65+ communities. And yet, when younger seniors (prospects ages 55-64) visit these communities in person, they may struggle to find residents as young as they are.

    While industry professionals may have visions of communities where younger, more vibrant seniors make up the lion’s share of the population, making that transition is tough. But that doesn’t mean that your community shouldn’t try to attract youngers seniors — you just have to know what resonates with them. Here are four ways you can attract younger seniors through your marketing.

    The post Four Ways to Attract Younger Seniors appeared first on Creating Results.

  • Having a community sales center that “wows” is a vital part of converting prospects into residents. It’s the bricks-and-sticks part of the sales process and gives prospects a place where they can look, feel, touch and experience your community and all it has to offer.

    The post 5 Must-Haves for a Successful Sales Center appeared first on Creating Results.

  • Baby Boomers are no longer new to social media. Many have adopted apps such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter in their daily lives, yet marketers are still hesitant to market to this demographic, thus neglecting an audience of more than 76 million people in the US. In this month’s roundup, we look at why marketers should market to older adults through social media, and the best ways to do so.

    The post Roundup: Getting Social with Baby Boomers appeared first on Creating Results.


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