Which Newer Apps Are Poised to Take Off?

It’s critical to identify the next big things in social media before they become the “next big things.” Here is some excellent information on this topic from Salesforce Canada, whose blog features tips, trends, and insights from the world’s leading enterprise cloud ecosystem in sales, service, marketing, community, analytics, and apps: “What social media platforms […]

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TIAA-CREF’s Chief Economist: Four 2016 Video Forecasts

TIAA-CREF, the full-service investment firm that manages nearly $835 billion in assets, recently produced a series of short videos about the year ahead (2016) featuring its Chief Economist Tim Hopper.    1. The U.S. economy should accelerate modestly this year.   2. Fed rate hikes could stimulate economic growth this year.   3. The U.S. economy is on […]

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Where Is Wearable Technology Headed in 2016?

Over the last couple of years, there has been a flood of wearable technology — from smart watches to pure activity trackers such as Fitbit. So, what’s likely to happen in 2016? Here are 2016 predictions from James A. Martin, writing for CIO.com: “The popularity of wearables will continue to mount.” “Smartwatches won’t kill off […]

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eMarketer: Most and Least Likely Trends for 2016

eMarketer recently posted two different predictions about 2016: the trends most likely to occur and the trends least likely to occur. They are a pretty interesting combination! Most Likely to Occur in 2016 The Voice Of the Consumer Will Be Heard Marketers Will Join the Conversation (in Messaging Apps) Mobile Payments Will Take Off Mobile […]

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A Video Preview of 2016

The Innovation Group at J. Walter Thomson Intelligence has prepared a dynamic video preview of its predictions for 2016 events, as part of its roundup of 100 trends to focus on in 2016. The full report will be published shortly and we will post it here. 🙂  

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Bloomberg 2016 Forecasts

About this time each year, a number of well-known, reliable sources produce their forecasts for the  following year. Bloomberg (via its Bloomberg Businessweek) has just published its “The Year Ahead 2016” issue. Here is a video overview of the year ahead. It is followed by a link to the 50 companies to watch in 2016. […]

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Key Trends for 2014: Links to Several Forecasts

With the start of the new year, many predictions about 2014 have been published. Here is a compendium of some of the more interesting forecasts to watch out for: “100 Things to Watch in 2014” “7 Consumer Trends To Run With In 2014” “What Could Happen in China in 2014?” “10 Crazy Tech Predictions for […]

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Looking Ahead to Marketing in 2020

Predicting the future can be quite challenging — and the accuracy of such projections varies widely. Social media Steven Van Belleghem has prepared an in-depth slide show of marketing predictions to the year 2020. What do YOU think about his predictions? Click the image to access the slide show.    

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