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34% Consumers Find Long-Form Content More Credible & Engaging: Mavericks’ Report

In its recent report titled- ‘The Attention Game’, Mavericks, an integrated marketing agency, has revealed that about 34% of consumers believe that long-form content is more credible and engaging than any other medium and that 31% audience engage with such content during work breaks and 26% in early mornings.

| Published on July 9, 2024

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Mavericks, an integrated marketing agency, in its latest research report- “The Attention Game” has dismantled the common misconception that short-form content, while widely consumed for its quick and convenient nature, falls short in building trust compared to its long-form counterparts.  

As per the report, this trend extends beyond content and hints at a potential broader societal shift towards quicker, easily digestible experiences across various aspects of life.

Structured around three foundational pillars- Preferences, Value Derived, and Opinions– the report is believed to equip Chief Marketing Officers (CMOs), Corporate Communications Leaders, and content creators with the critical insights and strategies they need to win consumer attention in today’s ever-distracting digital landscape.

Key findings from “The Attention Game” report include:

  • Trust in Long-Form Content: Consumers perceive long-form content as more accurate and reliable than short-form content. 34% of respondents find long-form writing more credible and engaging than any other format.
  • Mornings for Deep Dives: 23% of long-form content consumption happens in the mornings, suggesting a dedicated audience for in-depth reading at the start of the day
  • Long-Form Dominates Entertainment & Information: A significant 41% and 43% of users prefer long-form videos and written-content for entertainment and information, respectively, highlighting a strong preference for engaging narratives
  • Gen Z’s Content Marathon: A whopping 40% of Gen Z spends over 5 hours daily consuming content, showcasing their immersive digital engagement
  • Content with a Double Play: Marketers are encouraged to invest in high-quality, long-form content to establish trust and credibility, balancing it with short-form content to capture immediate attention.

Commenting on the report launch, Chetan Mahajan, Founder and CEO, Mavericks, said, “In a digital landscape dominated by quick snippets and fleeting impressions, our research underscores the enduring value of long-form content in building trust and engaging audiences. ‘The Attention Game’ provides a strategic roadmap for marketers to navigate this complexity, offering actionable insights that drive real-world results. At Mavericks, we are committed to helping our clients reach their audience and engage them in meaningful ways that foster long-term loyalty and success.”

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