Who and What is Silver Disobedience®?

Silver Disobedience® philosophy affirms that healthy relationships always begin with the relationship we have with ourselves. Through gentle daily essays, Silver Disobedience  followers explore and discuss the idea that perhaps our collective experiences have been essential to helping us define our personal pathways, enabling us to get to know ourselves more deeply and with greater kindness over time. It is this self-awareness, self-understanding and acceptance that makes it possible for us to love another.

A highly-differentiated creative platform, Silver Disobedience® is recognized for feel-good, zero-politics, reflective and inspiring essays written with a deep understanding of human nature.

Dian Griesel, is the founder and president of Silver Disobedience® Inc. and the writer of Dian’s Daily Dose. She is a perception analyst identified by media worldwide as a Top Influencer/Creative for her ability to lead the largest collective discussion with the 45+ demographic. Dian is also a Forbes.com columnist and a bestselling author of business, health, science and inspiration books, including her latest book, The Silver Disobedience Playbook: 365 Inspirations for Living & Loving Agelessly. She has been interviewed worldwide on the importance of getting the message right, including discussing the likes, wants and needs of the 45+ demographic. Additionally, for 30 years Dian has owned DGIcomm, a public relations and content production firm specializing in regulated companies. She has lectured on corporate transparency and SEC, FTC & FDA issues for public companies at Wharton School of Business, St. Johns and Harvard University’s Medical School Graduate Program. Last, but not least, in the spirit of “full disclosure” Dian has appeared in over 50 campaigns for top luxury national brands via her representation with Wilhelmina New York as a Direct Model.  (Full bio and more here.)

Millions of people, aged 45+, read Silver Disobedience blogs that are shared via SilverDisobedience.Rocks  as well as branded @SilverDisobedience pages on Facebook  Instagram and Pinterest and @DianGriesel on Twitter. Silver Disobedience® engagement rates are in the Top 1% on Instagram. Exceptional numbers of readers respond with thousands of likes, along with heartfelt, essay-like comments and shares.

Additionally, @SilverDisobedience holds a significant CAN-SPAM compliant, “opt in white list” email list of subscribers who are open to receiving targeted offers and coupons from companies seeking to build their brand awareness with “those of a certain age.”

Silver Disobedience® messages resonate with a rapidly growing, powerful Circle of Life audience.  The Silver Disobedience® community is living life in ways you might not imagine — unless you’ve spent time reading through the hundreds of thousands of comments that have been posted (since inception November 2017.) The dialog details how actively this community is embracing living life during their “Second Acts.”

SilverDisobedience® partners with and advises select businesses seeking to engage or better understand the passionate 45+ demographic.

We offer deep insight; unique sponsored blog content – posts & stories; special coupon offers; and, polls with our followers.  

IF your Company, management, brands and products would benefit from exposure to the @SilverDisobedience audiences, let’s talk.

Dian Griesel, Chief Influencer, can be reached at: 212.825.3210 or ChiefInfluencer@SilverDisobedience.Rocks

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Silver Disobedience® Audited Demographics

are also available upon request

The Numbers:  Silver Disobedience® reaches a significant segment of a powerful growing group. As of 2017, 50% of the population in the United States is over age 50: Those between ages 51 to 69 have hit 74 million strong. The number of Americans 65+ is projected to double over the next three decades from 35.9 million to almost 70 million. Thanks to growing health & fitness trends along with medical advances, the 85+ population is the fastest growing segment, and in an unprecedented longevity surge is projected to grow to 19 million strong by 2050. Those age 65 living in the USA today will live an additional 18 years, on average. Interestingly, the Silver Disobedience crowd might be grandparents or parents of young children…or both. SilverDisobedience represents every phase of the Circle of Life.

The Money: The population that is 50+ makes up 42% of after-tax income in the US which is approximately $2.4 trillion.  Many in their 50s are still in their prime earning years as their careers continue to soar. Those of Silver Disobedience years outspend younger adults online, in brick-and-mortar stores, and in every other way 2:1. On a per capita basis, we’re spending more than other generations by an estimated $400 billion a year. AARP says those 50+ actually control over 70% of all US disposable income and its projected that we may inherit about $15 trillion in the next 20 years.

Work Lives: 10,000 of us reach retirement age every day. Most of us, however, actually plan to work well past age 65.  Why? Overall, we’re an entrepreneurial group: 45% of the Silver Disobedience® population considers themselves to be entrepreneurs. We’re still buying cars, office supplies, advertising and spending more to grow our businesses.  50% are women who still work full time. Silver Disobedience is an equal opportunity group.

Family Structures: Many of us are supporting and making choices for our adult children. This includes things like education, travel and housing. We’re helping with student loans, living expenses, transportation and medical bills. Two out of five of us that are parents have actually helped our children get out of debt by helping to repay outstanding bills.  Silver Disobedients™ are refinancing mortgages, looking at annuities, wondering about social security, investing in stocks and bonds and watching our pennies while hoping they grow.

Homes:  We’re taking care of our homes. 66% of us won’t be moving or selling the homes we’ve been living in.  67% of us will stay in our home state to remain in proximity to our children and friends. Those of us who will move, 50% will reside within 30 miles of their hometown. 46% of us will want to move to bigger homes, while 54% will downsize.

Health Trends: We’re taking care of ourselves. We lead healthy lives. We’re members of health clubs. We bicycle, run and workout. We enjoy yoga, Pilates and Cross Fit. We are staying fit and energized. At the same time, we are buying health insurance, paying our out of pocket medical bills and adding life insurance to our inheritance gifts to future generations.

Online Shopping, Social Media & Technology: We’re better at technology than “kids” might think…and advertisers might realize.  77% of us own smartphones. We associate our phones with work flexibility and freedom. All said…some of us admit to being addicted to Video Games. However, the 50% of us that enjoy video games believe they are helping us with our cognitive decline. Silver Influencers™ like online and digital puzzles, solitaire, word games and trivia.  78% of us are online checking the news, ordering from all kinds of retail websites and…nobody has to give @SilverDisobedience followers permission to spend money.  Although you might think the Internet is where kids hang out…more than 71% of us are on social media including Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest and more. We love YouTube and often consult it for instructions regarding “How To” projects, sewing and craft ideas, recipes and everything else the channels have to offer.

Entertainment:  @SilverDisobedience followers go to the movies, live theatre and we still rock out at concerts. Who else but us could pay those outrageous ticket scalper prices for the last Rolling Stones, U2, Billy Joel, Paul McCartney and Grateful Dead tours…or Bruce Springsteen on Broadway? We might even take a helicopter or private plane to get to our destination…although coach class is largely populated with us, too. Growing up with record players and albums–we are still largely willing to pay for our music choices. We like the tunes that take us back in time…as well as a surprisingly wide range of current artists. We make up almost one quarter of online music sales…and love live music too.

Travel: We’re traveling! Since many of us are still working…90% of us, are getting Paid Vacation Time–and about 54% of us are using all or most of it.  We take planes, trains, cruises, buses and cars. Many of us are working through our Bucket Lists…and we’re not opposed to getting great suggestions for travel destinations.  We trust what our friends say about places including hotels, airlines, car rental companies and everything else that goes into planning a perfect trip.

Leisure Time: 42% of us still enjoy watching basic TV and cable channels. About 21% of us are testing out Netflix, Hulu and Amazon TV — thanks to the influence of our children and grandchildren.  We are readers. 40% of us still like books–whether traditionally bound or Kindles.  We’re gardeners–whether we live in suburban, country or even city settings. We like plants and flowers.  69% of us still enjoy caring for our yards and gardens.

Silver Disobedience™ members are informed and active consumers who actively share their opinions through spending money, then telling friends and others all about their choices through social media sharing…AND good old-fashioned face-to-face conversations!

Shockingly, widely respected research reports that only 5% -10% of all marketing efforts target “those of a certain age.”

That’s a very expensive decision.

Silver Disobedience research confirms the frustration felt by this valuable audience expressed daily through commenting on our blog posts. They openly acknowledge feelings of being ignored and abandoned by marketers. Worse, due to choices of the words and/or the actors in campaigns designed to target their pockets – many Silver Disobedients have expressed that they feel disrespected.  Go on the very pubic pages and read the commentary yourself. What a shame and loss for those companies and brands that don’t understand the potential impact of reaching decision-making Silver Disobedients™ of the World.

Founder Dian Griesel knows the value of this audience.

She engages with their comments and opinions daily.

Dian is @SilverDisobedience  Together we are Silver Disobedients™ and we have the ability to grant access to the powerful world of Silver Influence.

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Dian Griesel, Chief Influencer, can be reached at: 212.825.3210 or ChiefInfluencer@SilverDisobedience.Rocks