Industry Honors & Awards
While we take great pride in receiving the recognition and acclaim of our industry for the quality of our work, we will always derive the greatest satisfaction from helping our client-partners achieve their business goals. For us, their success is the greatest reward of all.
– Faith Ott | CEO & Founder | Sage Age Strategies
Focusing exclusively on the senior living industry, Sage Age Strategies has a long history of creating successful growth strategies and integrated marketing campaigns for over 400 senior living communities and senior service providers such as senior-focused pharmacy companies, financial organizations and salon and spa services. While our growth strategies and related materials have received numerous awards and drawn acclaim in the senior living industry, they have, most importantly, succeeded in the competitive marketplace by filling more than 25,000 units, launching more than 150 new development projects and successfully meeting – and exceeding – our client-partners’ expectations and business goals.
Award Winning Services that Achieve Client Goals
Sage Age Strategies has received numerous national and international honors for excellence and achievement from a variety of organizations including: The 2014 INC. Magazine List of the fastest-growing private companies in America; the Generations Award for excellence in senior marketing, the LTC LINK Elite Supplier Award, the Web Health Awards℠, the Annual TELLY AWARD and the National Mature Media Awards℠ for producing the best in marketing strategy and implementation, website/online optimization, responsive communications, educational materials and programs for the mature market.
The Mature Online Marketing Business Achievement Award for Best Senior Living Blog
Sage Age Strategies was recently honored by RetirementHomes.com for winning the 4th Annual National MOMBA Award (Mature Online Marketing Business Achievement) in the category of “Best Senior Living Blog” for a client community.
The RetirementHomes.com MOMBA Awards recognize the most creative and original marketing initiatives in the senior living profession today. Winning entries were determined by a distinguished panel of five industry judges.
“The crop of MOMBA entries gets better by the year, so I can say unequivocally that these winners are among the top senior living industry providers and suppliers in the world, and they should be immensely proud of themselves for their hard work,” says Robert Walker, Brand Manager of RetirementHomes.com, who has managed the MOMBA Awards since their inception in 2011.
Today, blogging is considered an essential tool for achieving high levels of brand recognition, customer engagement, prospect development and market growth. By using the latest in best practice knowledge, blogging can provide optimal search engine visibility for “Page One” rankings; valuable, shareable content about your community to prospective customers; a “thought leadership” positioning for your brand; and direct engagement with large numbers of prospects for your sales funnel.
INC. Magazine’s List of the Fastest-Growing Companies in America
Sage Age Strategies was named by INC. Magazine to its exclusive list of the fastest-growing companies in America for 2014. The INC. 5000 list ranks U.S. businesses according to their percentage growth for a full three-year period. Sage Age Strategies achieved an impressive growth rate of 132 percent during this period. Among the 5,164,000 privately registered companies in the U.S., INC. Magazine honored the fastest-growing 5,000. Sage Age Strategies ranked 2,807 among the top 5,000 winners. Sage Age Strategies was the only marketing and consulting organization that operates exclusively in the senior living industry to make the prestigious list.
During this period of significant growth, Sage Age more than doubled our employee force – now at 32 – to successfully meet the needs of our rapidly growing list of client-partners. Virtually all of our additions to staff have been in key functional areas that are critical to the success of senior living communities today such as strategic growth planning, census enhancement, website development and optimization, sales training, social media and integrated marketing strategy.
In congratulating Sage Age Strategies for its accomplishment, Eric Schurenberg, President of INC. Magazine,stated, “For 33 years, INC. has welcomed the fastest-growing private companies in America into a very exclusive club. This achievement puts you in rarefied company. The elite group you’ve now joined has, over the years, included companies such as Microsoft, Timberland, Vizio, Intuit, Chobani, Under Armor, Oracle, and Zappos.com. You should be proud of all Sage Age Strategies has achieved to date.”
The 2014 Generations Awards
In April 2014, Sage Age Strategies was once again honored for excellence in marketing to seniors – with an unprecedented 12 Generations Awards. Sage Age received three Platinum (Highest) Awards, seven Gold Awards and two Special Recognition honors for Marketing and Communications Excellence from the prestigious international organization.
The Generations Award is an international competition for excellence in senior marketing aimed at professionals who communicate to the 50-plus mature market. As noted in its mission, the Generations Award honors phenomenal achievement and service to professionals who dedicate their outstanding talents towards reaching the senior community and communicating to elders worldwide.
The Generations Award recognized the Sage Age Strategies creative team for their outstanding work with clients. Award-winners were determined by an experienced team of international industry leaders, including marketing, communication, advertising, public relations, media and online professionals. All entries were evaluated based on their individual design, content, communication effectiveness and overall excellence.
Awards, clients and categories included:
- Sage Age Strategies for their work with North Woods Village for their entry “NorthWoodsMemoryCare.com” in the Website Overall Category.
- Sage Age Strategies for their work with Main Line Senior Care Alliance for their entry “Collaterals & MainLinesCa.org” in the Integrated Marketing Materials Category.
- Sage Age Strategies for their work with The Highlands at Wyomissing for their entry “Annual Report” in the Annual Report Category.
- Sage Age Strategies for their work with Boylston Place for their entry “Campus Brochure” in the Brochure Category.
- Sage Age Strategies for their work with Heritage Run at Stadium Place for their entry “Campus Brochure” in the Brochure Category.
- Sage Age Strategies for their work with Luthercare for their entry “Annual Report” in the Annual Report Category.
- Sage Age Strategies for their work with InspiredLiving for their entry “Collaterals and InspiredLivingMemoryCare.com” in the Integrated Marketing Materials Category.
- Sage Age Strategies for their work with Waterstone at Wellesley for their entry “WaterstoneatWellesley.com” in the Website Design Category.
- Sage Age Strategies for their work with Momentum Post-Acute Rehabilitation for their entry “MyMomentumRehab.com” in the Website Design Category.
- Sage Age Strategies for their work with Luthercare for their entry “LutherCare.org” in the Website Design Category.
- Sage Age Strategies for their work with Cumberland Crossings for their entry “Respite Mailer” in the Direct Mail Piece Category.
- Sage Age Strategies for their work with Buffalo Valley Lutheran Village for their entry “Skilled Nursing Brochure” in the Brochure Category.
Last year, the Sage Age Strategies creative team was honored with five Generations Awards in the following categories:
- Sage Age Strategies for their entry “Abe’s Garden” in the Brochure Category.
- Sage Age Strategies for their entry “The Highlands Annual Report” in the Annual Report Category.
- Sage Age Strategies for their entry “PharMerica Mailer” in Direct Mail Piece Category.
- Sage Age Strategies for their entry “Bridges® Video” in the Marketing (service/product) Category.
Sage Age Strategies for their “Meridian Independent Living Ads” in the Advertising Campaign Category.
The 2014 LINK Elite Supplier Award
Sage Age Strategies received the prestigious 2014 LINK Elite Supplier Award in May 2014. This award is bestowed on supplier organizations that participated in the previous year’s LTC LINK Conference and ranked as a Top 25 supplier based on senior living providers’ evaluations of their level of preparation, consultation, innovation and overall value.
David Ellis, Managing Director of the LINK Conference said,”This seal identifies Sage Age Strategies as a progressive thought leader in long-term care and senior living, and as an organization that understands how to build partnerships with clients and support providers’ strategic and operational needs.”
LTC LINK brings top executives from large long-term care and senior living provider organizations together with executives from leading suppliers for peer-to-peer education, networking and consultative meetings centered on generating actionable business improvement ideas.
The Web Health AwardsSM
Sage Age Strategies was selected as a multiple winner in the most recent annual Web Health Awards program with a total of eight awards received. This competition – held twice each year in Winter/Spring and Summer/Fall – recognizes the nation’s best digital health resources in the industry.
The Annual Telly Awards
Sage Age Strategies was selected by the 34th Annual Telly Awards as the 2013 Bronze Award winner for their Abe’s Garden documentary video. The competition drew nearly 11,000 entries from all 50 states and numerous countries.
The award-winning documentary addresses the growing challenge of Alzheimer’s disease in our country and features the personal stories of several individuals, including award-winning music artists Amy Grant and Karen Taylor-Good, who have dealt directly with the disease’s impact on their loved ones. The documentary also shares the wonderful advances being made at Abe’s Garden in Nashville, TN, a center of excellence for the latest in evidence-based Alzheimer’s and memory care.
The National Mature Media AwardsSM
The National Mature Media AwardsSM (NMMA) is the nation’s largest awards program of its kind. It recognizes annually the nation’s best marketing, communications, educational materials and programs created. Sage Age Strategies was honored recently by NMMA with awards for: the Bridges® brochure, Bridges® website and Bridges® video; the Park Manor brochure, Waterstone Architecture booklet and Waterstone Club 27 brochure; and the EPOCH Senior Living website.