Digital Trends for 2012

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What will happen in the online and digital space in 2012?
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Digital Trends for 2012

  1. DIGITAL TRENDS 2012
  2. Hello! My name is Bart.
  3. This is my daughter Merel.
  4. I’m passionate about coffee.
  5. I’m passionate about coffee.I live and work in Ghent.
  6. I work at digital agency Netlash-bSeen.
  7. @netlash
  8. http://slideshare.net/netlash
  9. DIGITAL TRENDS 2012 STIMA, Trends Night, 9/02/2012
  10. Based on Netlash-bSeen Online Trendrapport 2012.
  11. Based on Netlash-bSeen Online Trendrapport 2012. Crowdsourced, postmodern collection of opinions.
  12. 10 trends based on my personal opinion.
  13. Listen carefully.
  14. Personal opinion. Listen carefully.
  15. 1. The rise of the Death Stars
  16. It’s a Winner Takes All world. 2012 will continue the trend of 1 big behemoth that eats all its competition.
  17. ‣ Online will eat all communications ‣ Digital will eat all interfaces ‣ Facebook will eat all social networks ‣ Apple will eat the PC-market Death Stars
  18. Network effects are dominant online.
  19. Network effects are dominant online. Look it up. Metcalfe’s Law.
  20. Network effects are dominant online. Look it up. Metcalfe’s Law. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metcalfe's_law
  21. 2. Fragmentation of social
  22. Yes, Facebook will be the dominant ‘general’ social network.
  23. Yes, Facebook will be the dominant ‘general’ social network. Next to that general SN, we will subscribe to a truckload of niche-networks.
  24. Communities can not be built. They form around existing common interests. Just like in real life (work, sport, bar, hobby, family...).
  25. The Facebook IPO will spawn a new breed of startups, ideas and business. (2 - 3 years)
  26. 3. Location is the new context
  27. Context is the way to break through the ‘banner blindness’ of consumers.
  28. Context is the way to break through the ‘banner blindness’ of consumers. See: Google. Ads are relevant to the search words.
  29. Location is the new context. Make your online offering more relevant by adding location as a filter.
  30. 4. Sensors everywhere
  31. Location sensors (gps) are only the beginning.
  32. Location sensors (gps) are only the beginning. Our devices (starting with our smartphones) will become aware of their surroundings.
  33. The nerd in me is happy. Star Trek is coming!
  34. Nest is a thermostat with activity, light, temperature... sensors.
  35. iBGStar Blood Glucose Meter is meant to manage diabetes, with integrated app.
  36. Twine is a DIY-kit with temperature, vibration, moisture... sensors.
  37. Jawbone Up measures movement and sleep cycle.
  38. ‣ Cars with apps and sensors ‣ Face recognition ‣ Smart Clothing ‣ Even more sensors in smartphones Watch out for:
  39. 5. Data, data, data
  40. ‣ Online analytics ‣ Trend data from social media ‣ Personal data from ‘quantified self’ Everything is measurable
  41. Start hiring statisticians and data gurus. Invest in “big data” infrastructure and CRM.
  42. 6. NFC is the new QR
  43. ‣ RFID chips on steroids ‣ Contactless communication ‣ Expect it in smartphones next year Near Field Communication
  44. You will still use it wrong.
  45. ‣ It’s not a marketing tool ‣ cfr. QR-codes ‣ cfr. Bluetooth You will still use it wrong
  46. 7. Mainstream 3D-printers
  47. Makerbot is a 3D-printer that costs 1.749 USD...
  48. Everything will be digitized.
  49. 8. Mobile first
  50. More internet access with mobile devices then with laptop/desktop.
  51. ‣ touch ‣ context ‣ different screens ‣ responsive! Think Mobile First
  52. 9. Think Integrated
  53. ‣ mobile / desktop ‣ offline / online ‣ data silos Think integrated
  54. ‣ website ‣ seo ‣ sea ‣ social ‣ e-mail marketing Siloes ‣ analytics ‣ press releases ‣ community ‣ affiliate ‣ ...
  55. Playtime’s over.
  56. 10. Keep an eye out for...
  57. ‣ mobile payments ‣ Facebook credits ‣ API’s ‣ disappointing video ‣ HTML5 ‣ tablets Keep an eye out for...
  58. Start with strategy. Think integrated.
  59. Remember 1 thing.
  60. There will be only 2 types of companies left.
  61. The quick and the dead. There will be only 2 types of companies left.
  62. Conversation
  63. Questions?
  64. twitter.com/netlash bart@netlash-bseen.be www.netlash-bseen.be

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