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The TV Generation Gap is Growing

If you watch the daily network news programs you will quickly notice that this is a highly targeted program. Health related ads make up nearly all the avails.

The gap between younger eyes and older eyes spending time watching television is extremely wide and growing. chartoftheday_15224_daily_tv_consumption_by_us_adults_n

The average TV viewership is nearly 5 hours per day. But just look at the difference between a 18-34 year old and 65+. It is more than 5 hours.

If you think about it, the numbers make sense, as you move from starting families and kids to empty-nesters, there is more time in the day to watch television. Yet there may be more going on with streaming television, cord cutters and social media. There is more competition for eyeballs than there ever has been in the past.

The drug companies are very aware of this trend.



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Mark wrote his first direct-mail fundraising letter in 1981 for the University of Iowa Center for Advancement. The effort raised a few million dollars in undiscovered wills and legacy gifts. From that day forward Mark discovered a love of the big idea that moves the needle. After 12 years at KWWL, Mark became a business owner as a co-founder of ME&V — rebranded as AMPERAGE in 2015. After 25 years of leading creative teams in video production, graphic design, PR, writing and web development, Mark transitioned out of ownership in 2021. Today he serves in an employee role as special projects consultant. He is creatively ambidextrous — son of an artist and engineer — and famous for distilling complex ideas down to a few words and a few visuals. Mark is a writer. When he found that many nonprofits struggled with complex branding puzzles, he wrote the book, “NonProfit-NonMarketing .” He also wrote a novel called “Reenactment.” Mark is an active blogger OneMinuteMarketer® with nearly 1,000 readers each week on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter. One of his most popular YouTube videos is on “How to Look Good on Zoom.” One of Mark’s fondest business memories was being named to INC 500 two times and attending the INC 500 conference with other winners. Mark is considered by some a Civil War expert (and that explains his novel). Mark also served as an adjunct professor in the business and in the communications departments at Wartburg College. Mark is a graduate of the University of Iowa and is currently vice president of the University of Iowa Journalism and Mass Communications Advisory Board. Mark is married to state Sen. Liz Mathis, and the two love to travel, even when it means being trapped by a volcano in the Czech Republic for three weeks.