Don’t get into your business mode yet! Year’s end brings a lot of joy to everyone and frankly, taking a day or two more relaxing won’t hurt your business in any way. Besides, being relaxed and all, might actually be the best state of mind for you to reflect on the year behind you and plan the year ahead of you. 2017 prediction roundup is here to help you out choosing the best course of action for your business by laying out what industry experts and influencers predict will work in 2017 for anyone’s business, big or small.
This weeks roundup is a selection of the hottest stories we picked up during the last couple of days. From trendy social media marketing and 2017 SEO topics, over importance of video content marketing in the year ahead of us. Inspiring scoops with tips and tricks you should consider using in your 2017 digital marketing plans.
In a competitive environment such as ours we’ve seen it all in 2016. From the battle of the giants (FaceBook vs YouTube battling for video market), over favorite services closing (remember Vine!?) and new technologies steeping into the fray (360 and LIVE streaming video). Exciting as 2016 was, everyone is expecting 2017 to be even more challenging. Consider the following links stepping stones that can help you in making your own blueprint of this years digital marketing strategy.
The Year In Branded Content
Summary: @VideoInkNews timeline of previous year’s most eye catching branded content.
Read more: https://thevideoink.com/the-year-in-branded-content-77767ac68e8#.358kl9jro
Technology trends that will transform content marketing in 2017
Summary: @TheNextWeb laying-out tech advances that are likely to transform this landscape in 2017 and beyond.
Read more: http://thenextweb.com/insider/2016/12/22/technology-trends-that-will-transform-content-marketing-in-2017/
Where Is Marketing Spending Headed in 2017?
Summary: Several research studies have found that a majority of marketers are expecting their budgets to increase in 2017. @customerthink shows us where will they spend it.
Read more: http://customerthink.com/where-is-marketing-spending-headed-in-2017/
Four marketing mega trends nobody’s talking about
Summary: @markwschaefer sharing his view of some of the underlying shifts, the marketing mega trends, you need be considering in 2017.
Read more: https://www.businessesgrow.com/2016/10/03/marketing-mega-trends/
What Does It Take To Become An Influencer?
Summary: Influencer marketing will be on forefront of everyone’s marketing strategy 2017.
Read more: https://www.brid.tv/influencer-marketing/
8 Experts Predict The Digital Marketing Trends For 2017
Summary: Rising tech markets give their take on trends to follow in 2017 by @Entrepreneur
Read more: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/287024
5 Content Marketing Trends to Plan Your 2017 Budget
Summary: @FSBDCatFGCU helping you plan your budget in 2017.
Read more: https://fsbdcswfl.org/2016/10/26/5-content-marketing-trends-to-plan-your-2017-budget/
10 Video Stats That Will Help Your 2017 Marketing Plan
Summary: Stats from @YumYumVideos explaining why video content is a must for your 2017 marketing plan.
Read more: http://go.yumyumvideos.com/blog/10-video-stats-that-will-help-your-2017-marketing-plan
Top Marketing Trends and Predictions for 2017 (Infographic and Analysis)
Summary: @MattSMansfield analyzing and painted 151 marketing trends and predictions posts.
Read more: https://shift.newco.co/top-marketing-trends-and-predictions-for-2017-infographic-and-analysis-7c6db6a7124c#.d5ygpri33
Digital Marketing Trends To Keep An Eye On In 2017
Summary: We’ve asked influncers to share their view on trends that will dominate 2017.
Read more: https://www.brid.tv/digital-marketing-trends-2017/
6 Digital Trends in 2017 That Will Redefine Influence and Interaction for Marketers
Summary: @Adweek arguing old dogs with new tricks will work in 2017.
Read more: http://www.adweek.com/news/advertising-branding/6-digital-trends-2017-will-redefine-influence-and-interaction-marketers-175143
36 Analytics Predictions for 2017
Summary: @effinamazing on how digital analytics will change in 2017
Read more: http://effinamazing.com/blog/analytics-predictions-of-2017/
More Mobile, More Flexible: 6 SEO Predictions For 2017
Summary: @mainstreethost sharing their view on SEO trends for 2017.
Read more: http://www.mainstreethost.com/blog/mobile-seo-predictions-2017/
10 Bold Social Media Predictions for 2017
Summary: Social media played a huge role in 2016 and will continue to do so as @cavejustin explains for @simplymeasured.
Read more: http://simplymeasured.com/blog/10-bold-social-media-predictions-for-2017/
10 Fearless Predictions for B2B Tech Sales and Marketing in 2017
Summary: @Gartner_inc with the predictions from the realm of B2B technology sales and marketing.
Read more: http://blogs.gartner.com/todd-berkowitz/20161217-fearless_predictions/
The Event Trends That Will Shape Your 2017: Over 50 Expert Predictions
Summary: @EventbriteUK shows you what event trends should you be keeping an eye on next year?
Read more: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/blog/event-trends-2017-ds00/
Now, over to you!
Surely you have already pondered on what will work in 2017 for you. Or at lease you have some idea what will you try. We’d like to know it. Let us know! Leave a comment in the comment section below and thank you for reading!