Infographic: What Millennials Value Most in Their Lives, Careers and Personal Tech

Marketers can learn a lot from a simple game of ‘would you rather’

Here's what's important to the oft-maligned 18- to 34-year-old cohort. - Credit by iStock Photo
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A simple choice between A and B can say a lot about a person—or, in the case of 9GAG’s just-released Millennial Black Paper, an entire generation. In April, the cross-platform entertainment network, which counts 150 million users around the globe, teamed up with research firm GfK to create a simple “would you rather” questionnaire meant to determine what millennials (defined as ages 18-34) value in their lives, careers, politics, technology and more.

Over the course of two weeks, the survey received 134,694 responses from people in 194 countries. So what did they find? “It’s not a myth that you have to engage with millennials to get their attention,” said 9GAG COO Lilian Leong. “[They’re] not slaves to the internet or social networks. They’re a lot smarter than they’re given credit for. And they value real friends more than their Instagram followers.”


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This story first appeared in the Oct. 16, 2017, issue of Adweek magazine. Click here to subscribe.

@adweekemma emma.bazilian@adweek.com Emma Bazilian is Adweek's features editor.
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