When it comes to retirement living marketing GBD delivers sound strategy, creative flair and proven expertise. Our services span feasibility to sales, and cover the full spectrum of lifestyle needs for over 50s estates, retirement villages, community care and residential aged care. You’ll find our approach flexible and responsive, bringing you inspired solutions, and results that count.

GBD are retirement marketers in Sydney, Central Coast

Retirement marketing
and advertising specialists

GBD specialises in delivering creative, effective marketing ideas for clients and has built a reputation in the retirement village marketing industry through the sheer weight of great results. Quite simply, we know how best to market retirement villages and we do so every day.


From greenfield to settlement GBD offer the full range of marketing services for the retirement industry.

Greenfield development specialists
Greenfield development specialists

GBD has an enviable track record marketing retirement village greenfield sites and off-the-plan developments. We know how to create and build anticipation in the market well before public release. From pre-sales to sustained market interest following launch, our unique IAC methodology brings together creative flair, sound strategy and retirement village marketing expertise.

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ILUs and serviced apartments
ILUs and serviced apartments

GBD has proven results chalking up milestones for over 150 retirement villages in Australia and totaling over $2 billion in sales since 2003. Whether it’s refurbished homes, new stock, apartments or free-standing villas, increasing occupancy rates is where GBD helps put your retirement village brand on the map.

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Home and residential aged care
Home and residential aged care

With marketing experience in both the not-for-profit and private sector of residential aged care, GBD has a well-rounded understanding of the industry and its specialised services. Our distinctive approach cultivates the prominence of your brand in the heath industry referral networks and importantly, the market’s preference for you as an aged care provider.

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Baby Boomers Heather and Robert - GBD retirement marketing blog
Retirement marketing blog

Follow the story of a retiring couple, Heather and Robert combined with new and innovative marketing trends.

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Latitude One TVC
Latitude One 60sec TVC

A 60 second TVC promoting Ingenia Lifestyles new over 55s resort in Port Stephens.

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Gibraltar Park music video
Music video

Produced by GBD for Gibraltar Park Estate retirement village’s social media marketing campaign.

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OUR Retirement Marketing SERVICES



• product research • strategy development • brief development • options analysis • risk assessment • supply & demand • site search and selection • redevelopment options • business case development • pricing models • financial feasibility • value management


Marketing & PR

• market research • big data research • focus groups & surveys • marketing & communications plans • development naming and branding • marketing collateral • graphic design • online marketing • direct marketing • pr • print management • event management • logos • image sourcing • exhibition • packaging



• creative and design • press • radio • online • TV • media buying • campaign design • campaign management • photography • architectural virtuals • video • advertising music • voice overs • signage • billboards • image sourcing • exhibition


Digital & Online

• web design • web development • website landing pages • site visibility • SEO • social media • digital marketing • adwords campaigns • online banner ads • property listings • web traffic reporting and analysis • e-marketing • digital sales tools • email marketing (EDM) • content management systems (CMS) • HTML5



• sales strategy • sales recruiting • sales team • sales training



• visual concepts • groups • portrait • lifestyle • architectural • aerial • art direction • styling • make up • talent sourcing

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Edit Suite & Music

• TVC • DVD • radio • voiceovers • producing • editing • video • recording • jingles • soundtracks • message on hold


With our expert knowledge on retirement marketing, innovative designs and professional ongoing support, you will get results –
But don’t take our word for it. See what our marketing clients say.

GBD impressed us with the portfolio of work they had built up under Jeff McGarn’s leadership, especially in the retirement living space. A mixture of internet (www.theterraces.org.au), visual, print and radio advertising methods have been deployed. Already we have a healthy waiting list for the retirement units, with the first stage of the project still over a year from completion.

Paul Sadler CEO, Presbyterian Aged Care (PAC)

We had approximately 300 visitors to our open day. It was truly a great day and certainly the best open day I have experienced in my Australian career in the sector! I acknowledge that the success of the open day was largely due to the advice provided by GBD and the quality of the marketing campaign leading up to the event. This is also evidenced by the fact that we took 8 applications in the week leading up to the open day and 3 applications yesterday (the day of the event).

Erik Boddeus National Retirement Manager, Hindmarsh

GBD has been closely involved with our campaigns since 1995 producing collateral material of a very high standard. Since Gold Logie winner John Wood became our ambassador, GBD's creative team has produced some humorous TV and print commercials that have had excellent results. Creativity is only half the story – of equal importance is attention to detail, adherence to deadlines and quick response to our many and varied requests.

Linda Hooper Marketing Manager, Living Choice

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Our contact details

Suite 3.11 East Wing,
Platinum Building,
4 Ilya Ave
Erina NSW Australia 2250
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t 02 4365 6777
f 02 4365 6222
e design@gbd.com.au
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