4 guiding questions for reaching millennials

Insights from recent marketing blunders can help marketers target this diverse audience. Here are questions communicators must answer when approaching this unique demographic.

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A version of this article originally appeared on PR Daily in November of 2017.

Marketers have a millennial problem.

According to a study by the McCarthy Group, 84 percent of millennials don’t like or trust traditional advertisements.

Sean Foster, CEO of marketing platform Crowdtap, spoke about the situation during a panel discussion at Social Media Week. “Fundamentally, our relationship with consumers is broken,” Foster said.

In today’s fast-paced world, millennial consumers navigate an onslaught of messages. They are slow to respond until marketing connects with them on a personal level, yet they judge very quickly.

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