Ageism hurts all of us by diminishing the incredible value of our lived experiences.
Google's All In sets out to ensure older adults are more authentically represented.
NCOA was proud to review Google's inclusive marketing toolkit, promoting fair and accurate representation of older adults.
All In—Google's inclusive marketing toolkit—offers resources to help embed inclusion into every stage of creative work
Media Relations Manager
Arlington, VA (June 17, 2021) — The National Council on Aging (NCOA), the voice for every person’s right to age well, announced that it has collaborated with Google to create a set of inclusive marketing resources for the advertising industry to ensure that older adults are more authentically represented. Google's inclusive marketing toolkit is now available to all marketers who want to improve representation and accessibility in their work at All In at g.co/all-in.
All In includes useful tools, strategies, and practices to embed inclusion into every stage of a campaign. NCOA was able to leverage our experience of more than 70 years to review and provide detailed feedback on Google's audience guide on age, to help the advertising industry portray people of all ages in a positive nuanced way. "Ageism hurts all of us by diminishing the incredible value of our lived experiences. It’s time for marketers to treat it the same as every other form of bias.” said NCOA President and CEO Ramsey Alwin.
“We applaud Google for providing practical tips to communicate with older adults with dignity. NCOA was proud to review the guidelines, and we encourage every savvy marketer to use them in their messaging.”
These are a starting point for creating work that is authentic and void of stereotypes. These resources are being shared to help drive wider changes across the industry because meaningful progress will come faster if everyone works together.
The All In site covers a host of valuable topics at every stage of an advertising campaign including building diverse teams that include older adults, crafting inclusive strategies from planning to media buying, developing advertising creative that is inclusive, and, finally, insights for how to measure progress.
“Advertising shapes culture. By addressing how people are portrayed in all forms of marketing, we can foster a more respectful and accurate representation of everyone, especially older adults.” said Chief Marketing and Business Development Officer, Ken Bracht. “These resources will further improve as research and insights evolve."
The National Council on Aging (NCOA) is the national voice for every person’s right to age well. We believe that how we age should not be determined by gender, color, sexuality, income, or zip code. Working with thousands of national and local partners, we provide resources, tools, best practices, and advocacy to ensure every person can age with health and financial security. Founded in 1950, we are the oldest national organization focused on older adults. Follow us at @NCOAging.