The age-old belief is “content is king.” But is it the content itself that drives people to watch a show?
Recent Magid data shows that Gen Z and Millennial consumers are more motivated by the ability of content to lend itself to their social media standing – and the affirmation they gain from sharing their take – rather than pure enjoyment of the content itself.
At the same time, consumers across generations consistently spend their time on the same content platform – YouTube. On average, Gen Z/Millennials spend 10-12 hours weekly on YouTube, while Gen X/Boomers similarly spend 9-11 hours.
CEO Brent Magid and Quantitative Researcher Deets Sharma discuss the imperative to look beyond generations to understand new behaviors and motivators driving content engagement.