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This Webbmedia Group annual report reflects on the most inventive, interesting and emerging tech trends in the past year and then takes a look ahead. ...

This Webbmedia Group annual report reflects on the most inventive, interesting and emerging tech trends in the past year and then takes a look ahead.

In 2013, we expect to see widespread adoption of new interfaces, new digital marketplaces, a change in how content is delivered, the eruption of sensor networks and a whole bunch of video. This report includes 29 of the most important trends we expect to track in 2013. We also offer short summaries on the industries that we believe will soon face significant disruption.

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  • Strategy & Innovation 2013 Tech Trends What’s new, what’s next and what will matter in the coming year Annual Trends ReportDecember 7, 2012 267-342-4300 hello@webbmediagroup.com webbmediagroup.com
  • IntroductionIn the past year, we watched a car drive itself on a California highway. Bold mediaexperiments (like News Corp’s The Daily) failed, while other newcomers (Quartz,Upworthy) have found great success. We learned that a social media algorithm canaccurately predict regional crises...and the dire consequences to a localcommunity when the Internet goes dark.This Webbmedia Group annual report reflects on the most inventive, interestingand emerging tech trends in the past year and then takes a look ahead.In 2013, we expect to see widespread adoption of new interfaces, new digitalmarketplaces, a change in how content is delivered, the eruption of sensornetworks and a whole bunch of video. This report includes 29 of the mostimportant trends we expect to track in 2013. We also offer short summaries on theindustries that we believe will soon face significant disruption. 267-342-4300 hello@webbmediagroup.com webbmediagroup.com
  • Trends: Quick ListContent: Video: Digital Culture:• Native Advertising • Better, Not Second Screens • Meme Power• “Everywhere” Deployment • Live Dashboards • Privacy• Device-Specific Content • Living Room Monitoring • Women• Aggregation • Too Much Content • Regional Conflicts• Verification • Mobile Malware Sensor Networks: • Facebook UnravelsDigital Marketplaces: • Collision Avoidance• C-to-C Exchanges • Personal Sensors• 3D Printing • Hidden Wearable Tech 2013 Industry Disruptions:• Product Design• Payment Systems Data: • Publishing (Books) • Publishing (Newspapers)Interfaces: • Personal Clouds • Libraries • Big Data • Education• Eye Controls • Sentiment Mining • Financial Services• Gesture-Based Computing• Phablets• E Ink 267-342-4300 hello@webbmediagroup.com webbmediagroup.com
  • Native Advertising Every content producer hopes to publish a story that has a killer headline and is produced so well that that a consumer can’t help but to engage with and share it with others. In the second half of 2012, some publishers began publishing exceptional – though sponsored –  content. It was a seamless experience and every bit as good as what consumers might find elsewhere on that same website, though it was clearly written for or produced by a paid advertiser. Multiple companies will launch native advertising experiences in 2013. To be sure, a successful strategy requires a dedicated in-house team to write copy and package content that reflects the same voice, ethos and design as the site. 267-342-4300 hello@webbmediagroup.com webbmediagroup.com
  • “Everywhere” Deployment Consumers demand content portability. If a financial story breaks overnight, they expect to be informed first thing in the morning, then to be able to easily follow that story during the day on multiple devices and in a format that suits them at that moment in time. News media and other content-driven organizations should focus on story deployment that includes a variety of channels and platforms in the coming year. 267-342-4300 hello@webbmediagroup.com webbmediagroup.com
  • Device-Specific ContentConsumers don’t spend hours reading books andlengthy magazine articles on their desktopcomputers. They do, however, spend an average of51 minutes each day reading on their tablets. Yet formany organizations, a “mobile” strategy simplymeans designing a responsive website that functionsas well on a phone or laptop.Content-driven organizations that produceindividual stories intended for different devices willdo well in 2013. The same story package should becustomized – written at different lengths, indifferent styles and have varying kinds of multimedia– depending on the device, type of story and time ofday. 267-342-4300 hello@webbmediagroup.com webbmediagroup.com
  • Aggregation In 2013, many organizations will focus on aggregation to produce more content for their channels with fewer staff resources. Companies such as NewsCred, Percolate and Magnify are just a few of the existing startups promising to provide rich content for websites, while dozens more are launching Q1 - Q2. A successful aggregation strategy must rely on editorial curation rather than algorithm alone. And it should dutifully credit those from whom an idea originated. We recommend reading The Curator’s Code (http:// www.curatorscode.org) for insights on how best to credit aggregated content. 267-342-4300 hello@webbmediagroup.com webbmediagroup.com
  • Verification During the 2012 campaign and election, some verification initiatives, such as MIT’s SuperPACApp, showed how critical information could be revealed in real-time. With a proliferation of social networks, new websites and a faster-than-ever news cycle, consumers are finding difficulty discerning which stories can be trusted. At the same time, they are motivated to look for credible information and to learn more about the sources behind the content they consume. 267-342-4300 hello@webbmediagroup.com webbmediagroup.com
  • C-to-C ExchangesWe’re busier than ever and finding it increasinglydifficult to manage our necessary daily tasks.Enter the latest crop of consumer-to-consumerexchanges, where an easy app interface connects usto people who can immediately help. Needsomeone to wait in line at the DMV? Post your offeron TaskRabbit and select a bidder you like. Need alast-minute ride to the airport? Zaarly already has ahandful of drivers ready to help.These lightweight, cost-effective C-to-C exchangeswill expand and proliferate in 2013, offering moremembers and services across cities everywhere. 267-342-4300 hello@webbmediagroup.com webbmediagroup.com
  • 3D Printing For The Masses In 2012, 3D printers became accessible to makers with means. Printers could be bought for a minimum $1,000, and while they allowed us to print trinkets at home, all of the 3D devices still required a good knowledge of computing and a lot of patience. The 3D printing market is poised to explode in the next year. In Europe, consumers will be able to upload their own creations to Staples and hours later, pick up their 3D objects from the store. In the U.S., Shapeways already hosts a 3D marketplace online, where designers can contribute objects for sale and individuals can print one- off architectural models or art projects for a relatively low fee. 267-342-4300 hello@webbmediagroup.com webbmediagroup.com
  • Rapid, Curated Product DesignIt’s hard to get a new product launched. Especiallywhen it requires lots of capital to produce aprototype. While crowdfunded sites like Indiegogoand Kickstarter provide a platform for initial funding,they don’t offer a marketplace or sales partners tomove that product once it launches.New sites like Quirky are transforming the traditionalinvention model. Ideas are submitted, membersoffer suggestions and vote, and the most popularideas are put into production. The process is fast,and products come to stores such as Target,Frontgate and OfficeMax quickly. 267-342-4300 hello@webbmediagroup.com webbmediagroup.com
  • Digital Payment Systems In the past year, mobile systems like Square, Bank of America’s Mobile Pay on Demand and PayPal’s Here have allowed us to take credit card payments from virtually anywhere. In 2013, we expect to see more digital payment systems that offer competitive rates and additional services, such as money management. 267-342-4300 hello@webbmediagroup.com webbmediagroup.com
  • Eye ControlsFrom iris scans to eye tracking cameras, 2013 will bethe year of the eyeball. New startups already haveprototypes that can identify us by simply scanningour eyes. Some police jurisdictions in the U.S. havealready deployed similar technology, while othercompanies are creating personal security systems(software that unlocks a mobile phone only afterpositive authentication via an iris scan).Researchers in Copenhagen have developed an eye-controlled tablet for anyone to use. After passing aninfrared light to the user, a smartphone or tablet’scamera can be operated by moving the eye. Thissystem promises to help those with disabilities. Itwill also aid night owls read silently next to theirsleeping partners. 267-342-4300 hello@webbmediagroup.com webbmediagroup.com
  • Gesture-Based ComputingMany people spend countless hours browsing forrecipes online. Once they send a recipe to theirtablet or smartphone and they’re in the kitchencooking, home chefs face a universal problem: howcan they scroll through the instructions withoutdirtying the screen?A few companies launched innovative fixes in thepast year, from a single large button intended forthe elbow to a modified screen with all of theinformation in one place.In 2013, we anticipate seeing the integration ofgesture-based computing, offering consumers theoption to wave their hand over a phone or tablet’scamera to advance to additional screens. We’vealready seen great success with gesture-basedgames in the Microsoft Kinect and PS3. 267-342-4300 hello@webbmediagroup.com webbmediagroup.com
  • Phablets “Phablets” are exactly what they sound like: tablets with phone capabilities. Or slightly bigger, more tablety mobile phones. In 2013, several new phablets are launching, primarily for Asian markets. While some find the form factor of these devices prohibitive, there’s still demand for smaller, lighter-weight devices. If you’re in doubt, consider the iPad Mini and Kindle Paperwhite. 267-342-4300 hello@webbmediagroup.com webbmediagroup.com
  • E InkOne of the most exciting devices launched in 2012was Amazon’s Paperwhite Kindle, which offers an EInk display that works regardless of direct light.E Ink, which is actually the name of a proprietaryproduct rather than the technology itself (think“Kleenex” vs “tissue”), is powering numerous devices,from eReaders to watches to retail displays. Early in2013, smart credit cards that can display real-timeaccount information will launch in Asia, while astartup called PopSLATE will begin offering a secondE Ink screen that can be attached to the back of asmartphone to double the display capacity. There’seven a concept baseball glove that shows the speedof a fastball and sends pitch signals to the catcher intotal secrecy. 267-342-4300 hello@webbmediagroup.com webbmediagroup.com
  • Better, Not Second Screens Is it unrealistic to think that consumers will someday multitask while watching live video...without using their mobile phones to trade messages on social networks? We think so. It’s a matter of building a better – vs a second – screen experience. Some organizations have launched dashboards combining the search and social functionality that consumers seek elsewhere while watching live television. Others, such as the smartly- designed HBO GO tablet app, deliver helpful content during time-shifted viewing that serves as a value add to the consumer. It’s easy to argue that the network’s Game of Thrones franchise is better viewed through HBO GO than on a big television screen because the app offers critical details about the show’s many, many characters. The success of HBO GO has been celebrated by channel subscribers, a fact that hasn’t gone unnoticed by the cable companies previously charged with distributing HBO content. 267-342-4300 hello@webbmediagroup.com webbmediagroup.com
  • Live Dashboards During the 2012 election season, most major news organizations launched video dashboard experiences. Some (HuffPost Live) had superior technology and a unique layout, while others (Washington Post) offered exceptional content. Video, delivered live via great dashboards, promises big advertising revenue while offering value for the consumer. While we haven’t seen a single dashboard product superior to any other, we do anticipate dashboard experiences that combine aggregation, social discovery, deep search and added functionality (like annotation) as well as video content in 2013. 267-342-4300 hello@webbmediagroup.com webbmediagroup.com
  • Too Much Video Content With increased demand for video and easier means to produce content, we expect to find a glut of content in 2013. For example, at the end of 2012, 72 hours of video were being uploaded to YouTube alone every minute. This presents an opportunity and a challenge for media organizations. There will be more content than ever to aggregate, curate and vet. Yet with a supply glut comes an insistence on quality content, putting pressure on companies to release video of exceptional value to the consumer. 267-342-4300 hello@webbmediagroup.com webbmediagroup.com
  • Collision AvoidanceIn the past year, California State passed legislationlegalizing self-driving cars just as Googleannounced a successful trial of its own self-drivingvehicle.Meantime, the Velo Bike Shop released a bike with asmartphone application that alerts the rider beforeshe runs into an open car door (or something else).The bike also offers navigation for cyclists and socialfeatures.In 2013, we expect to see more autonomousvehicles and collision avoidance systems, freeingpassengers to sit back, relax and actually enjoy theirrides. 267-342-4300 hello@webbmediagroup.com webbmediagroup.com
  • Personal Sensors The new fitbit one is so tiny it easily gets lost in pockets. But it offers big personal data possibilities. This device tracks steps and stairs climbed, vibrates to remind the wearer to get up and walk and synchs wirelessly across phones and computers. There are a number of affordable personal sensors coming to the market that will track energy burned, quality of sleep and even posture. Information can be saved to a private web page or shared with the outside world for additional motivation. 267-342-4300 hello@webbmediagroup.com webbmediagroup.com
  • Hidden Wearable TechnologyIn 2012, cellular companies turned us each intoinvisible hotspots. In 2013, many startups will dowhat previously seemed impossible: transform useach into walking, charging batteries.Early in 2013, the Everpurse will begin shipping itsline of battery-powered handbags which include acharging station hidden in a secret compartment.Power Felt, another startup, offers a thermoelectriclayer that transforms our body’s natural heat intoenough energy to power a mobile phone. Simplyslide your modified phone into your pocket andprevent battery depletion. 267-342-4300 hello@webbmediagroup.com webbmediagroup.com
  • Personal Clouds We are storing more and more information in personal clouds. Between Dropbox, Google and Evernote, we can easily conduct business, share photos and maintain our personal calendars without having to own a computer. While we rely more on personal clouds, it will be increasingly important to maintain clean, searchable data and to protect our accounts. In 2013, there will be a new crop of search tools helping us to search through our own cloud-based information. We’ll also see different options to safeguard our sensitive files from unwanted eyes...and to ensure that content isn’t accidentally deleted or corrupted. Demand for both search and protection will increase throughout the year. 267-342-4300 hello@webbmediagroup.com webbmediagroup.com
  • Big DataWe interact with data throughout our days, sendinginformation as we use the Internet, drive our cars,see our doctors, pay our taxes and make mobilephone calls.This collection of data can be unruly. But whenparsed well, it can show correlations for everythingfrom disease management and prevention to votersentiment and elected officials.In 2013, we’ll see a bigger push than ever before intoworking with Big Data. Those who can help managethese large, complex data sets will win new businessacross numerous industries. 267-342-4300 hello@webbmediagroup.com webbmediagroup.com
  • Sentiment MiningIn 2012, MIT researchers proved that their algorithmcould predict trending topics on Twitter within a 5%margin. But they aren’t the only ones working on asystem to predict trends. Businesses, governments,activist organizations, PR agents and others hope tomine social data to understand sentiment.How do we feel now about a particular candidate?Better yet, will we still care about that candidate inthree days? These are the questions startups willendeavor to answer in the coming year. 267-342-4300 hello@webbmediagroup.com webbmediagroup.com
  • Meme Power In 2012, a somewhat obscure Korean singer and comedian released a video on YouTube. It was since viewed 889 million times, beating a two-year-old record set by another Internet celebrity, Justin Bieber. Park Jae-sang, otherwise known as Psy, and his team are set to earn more than $8 million on this video alone. Psy’s “Gangnam Style” video became an instant meme, copied, parodied and re-uploaded all over the world. Psy joins Clint Eastwood’s “Invisible Obama in an Empty Chair,” Ridiculously Photogenic Guy, McKayla Is Not Impressed and a number of other photo and video movements that drive significant traffic around the Internet. It’s difficult to create a successful meme from scratch, but it’s becoming easier to predict a meme and capitalize on it using Tumblr, Twitter and other tools and networks. 267-342-4300 hello@webbmediagroup.com webbmediagroup.com
  • PrivacyWe are uploading millions of photos every day to socialnetworks, and in the process we’re attaching rich dataalong with them: who’s in the photo, where the photo wastaken, even what equipment was used. Combined withsocial check-in services, which continually show ourphysical locations and who we’re with, a number of cleversearch tools have emerged that can effortlessly divulge aperson’s name, age and interests simply by snapping aphoto of his or her face.While sophisticated users have expressed concerns abouttheir privacy, younger mobile and social network users aremore and more willing to share everything with everyone.Facebook continues to change its terms of service often,but most users aren’t aware of what personal information isbeing shared with the outside world. What – if anything –to do about our digital privacy will be an ongoingdiscussion throughout the next year. 267-342-4300 hello@webbmediagroup.com webbmediagroup.com
  • Women In 2012, one of the biggest and highest-profile venture capital firms, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, was hit with a sexual harassment suit by one of its partners. Meantime, a Google top executives, Marissa Mayer, left to become the CEO of the company’s longtime rival, Yahoo. Presidential candidate Mitt Romney, responding to a question about persistent inequalities in the workplace, said that he had “binders full of women” brought to him while he was governor of Massachusetts. A cadre of smart, creative women have been hard at work – though hardly-noticed – leading product development, tech innovation and startups. Still, this group is being underserved in terms of content. (Not all women are content reading mommy blogs.) Groups such as TEDxWomen and advocates like Change the Ratio and TheLi.st are working to highlight both successes and inequalities. In 2013, we expect to see more woman receiving funding, speaking at conferences, being interviewed by mainstream media and getting recognition for their many contributions in tech and beyond. That means new verticals and channels with better content, too. 267-342-4300 hello@webbmediagroup.com webbmediagroup.com
  • Regional ConflictsIn 2012, there were a number of troubling regionalconflicts that were aided by – or blocked entirely from –digital media. As tensions heated up between the Syriangovernment and its rebels, the Internet in that countrysuddenly went dark. In Egypt, as a new government wasforming, messaging systems, social networks and blogswere being used to coordinate protests in the very TahrirSquare where the previous regime was toppled.For better or worse, mobile phones, social media andaccess to lightweight content management systems haveescalated regional conflicts. Due to the success oforganized movements in the Middle East, more groups willuse these resources to catalyze their own revolutionsaround the world in the coming year. 267-342-4300 hello@webbmediagroup.com webbmediagroup.com
  • Mobile Malware Just as we were figuring out how to open attachments in our mobile email, a new crop of malware has started to circulate. Google’s mobile OS (Android) has become a target for malicious attacks such that in 2013, it will be more likely that a consumer’s phone will become infected than her personal computer. 267-342-4300 hello@webbmediagroup.com webbmediagroup.com
  • Facebook Unravels 2012 has been a difficult year for Facebook. Although many lauded its acquisition of the popular photo sharing network Instagram, the company’s IPO was fraught with controversy and share prices have fallen below investor expectations. Facebook’s consistent challenge has been in monetizing its user base without causing backlash. In the fall, Facebook changed its EdgeRank algorithm and some other features such that brands lost significant visibility. Meantime, in order for friends and fans to see posts, Facebook started to require payment in exchange for guaranteed placement within the newsfeed. The pace of new Facebook account registrations has slowed, and advertisers and brands are growing weary of pay-to-play policies. Will Facebook close in 2013? That’s highly unlikely. But it does appear that without more user empathy, the company may permanently alienate the very base it’s trying to monetize. 267-342-4300 hello@webbmediagroup.com webbmediagroup.com
  • Industry Disruption: Book PublishingMILESTONES – In 2012, the New York Times gave a very positive review of a self-published book.Another self-published trilogy, “Fifty Shades of Grey” went to the top of best seller lists atUSAToday, NYT and Amazon.Meantime, there was a merger between two of the big six publishers, Penguin and RandomHouse, and there were too many book store closures to count across North America. Antitrustlawyers went after big publishers, settling with HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster and Hachette,while it filed suit against Apple, Penguin and Macmillan.CHALLENGES – Outside observers argue that the book publishing industry has closed itself off tomodern work styles, distribution tools and digital media, referencing the success of self-published authors and new platforms like Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing. That said, it’s alsoevident that in order to produce valuable, high-quality work, there are big pieces of this legacysystem that must still function, the very least of which includes experienced editors.OPPORTUNITIES – 2013 will be a volatile year for book publishers and marketplaces, but it canbe cause for great innovation, too. We see numerous possibilities to incorporate the best oftraditional publishing with the latest efficient, user-friendly digital tools and devices. The goodnews is that consumers are as hungry as ever for quality reading. 267-342-4300 hello@webbmediagroup.com webbmediagroup.com
  • Industry Disruption: Newspaper PublishingMILESTONES – Late in Q4, News Corporation announced that its star digital product, The Dailyapp, would close. Audiences for news content grew, though print circulation declined. A studyfrom the Pew Research Center revealed that losses in print advertising dollars outpaced gains indigital revenue by a factor of 10 to 1.CHALLENGES – While some newspapers have made great strides in creating innovativedistribution channels for their content, the fact remains that operationally, newspapersfunctioned the same in 2012 as they did in 1912, even as all of the elements involved in creatingthe newspaper – as well as consumers themselves – have transformed in response to our newdigital realities.OPPORTUNITIES – 2013 is a good year to introduce radical change. Why 2013? Because withoutsignificant updates, many newspapers will not survive until the following year. What are the newprofit centers worth considering? How should a modern newsroom be structured, and shouldthat include the traditional roles to which we’ve grown accustomed? Is a two-site strategy (onepaid, one free) the best model for all newspapers? What should news cost, and how cannewspapers create value for their consumers? How can newspapers direct exceptional contentat the right time, to the appropriate device? Surfacing creative solutions will not be difficult. Thereal challenge will be in shifting mindsets across the industry. 267-342-4300 hello@webbmediagroup.com webbmediagroup.com
  • Industry Disruption: LibrariesMILESTONES – In 2012, many libraries were forced to dramatically cut staff hours, reduce newacquisitions and close branches. Even schools faced those same problem: James Logan HighSchool in Union City, California, closed its entire library for the year due to a lack of budget.CHALLENGES – Traditionally, libraries have received their funding from local, state and federalgovernment sources as well as via individual contributions and library foundations. With moneytight everywhere, libraries are being forced to operate with fewer resources. Adding to theirtroubles: many patrons now use the library as a help desk for their technical questions (mobilephones, tablets). In some library systems, the bulk of their active patrons are those only lookingfor jobs at public computer banks or kids who need shelter after school.OPPORTUNITIES – Libraries are a critical part of a well-educated, civically-minded society. Theycertainly have been throughout history, and that shouldn’t change because we now have theInternet. Libraries must find ways to set benchmarks and concretely measure their successes.Webbmedia Group has released a Key Performance Indicators Toolkit, which is available for freeto any library that wants to start tracking data. Meantime, thinking creatively about outsidepartnerships, inviting programmers and entrepreneurs to be a part of library culture anddeveloping new enrichment programs will help create a stronger base of support. Librariesshould also consider new profit centers and alternative memberships, both of which are possiblewhile still meeting funding requirements as a city/ county or nonprofit agency. 267-342-4300 hello@webbmediagroup.com webbmediagroup.com
  • Industry Disruption: EducationMILESTONES – In 2012, Khan Academy offered 215 million lessons online for free. Some wereexpected (differential calculus), while others were published as real-world events, like the FiscalCliff, were unfolding. Just as we lauded Khan Academy for offering valuable education resourcesonline, lots of very smart teenagers were looking at such luminaries as Mark Zuckerberg andSteve Jobs and making a decision to skip college.CHALLENGES – It isn’t the case that consumers don’t want an education. It’s that a D.I.Y. culturehas started to permeate high schools just as digital media has proven to democratize learning.College is expensive, and some argue that the standard curriculum wastes too much time. Whyshould a software engineer be forced to endure six credits of physical fitness? At the same time,there are numerous problems with some of the accredited online degree programs. Some areeasy to game, and hiring managers aren’t yet convinced of the efficacy of those programs.OPPORTUNITIES – Why aren’t institutes of higher learning thinking more creatively? We applaudStanford and MIT for making some of their courses available online, but we also believe that aquality education should cost at least as much as a cup of Starbucks coffee. We believe that it’stime for accreditation boards to revisit standardized curricula, for universities to reconsidertenure, for the established digital platforms (Blackboard especially) to take a hard look at theiruser interfaces and for all of academia to welcome active innovation into their hallowed halls. 267-342-4300 hello@webbmediagroup.com webbmediagroup.com
  • Industry Disruption: Financial ServicesMILESTONES – The financial services industry is vast, with myriad complications and lots of newcompetitors. At the end of 2012, one of the largest global companies, Citigroup, announced a 4%reduction – 11,000 jobs – in its staff. Additional challenges, such as cyber security, using socialmedia effectively, managing customer service via digital challenges, have held progress in thefinancial services sector back.CHALLENGES – When companies grow to become very large over time, innovation – especiallyin critical areas – is often stifled. In the financial services sector, some companies have publishedlegal policy on using social media...but haven’t followed through with positive case studies andbest practices for their marketing staffs to implement. We have all the technical tools to enablecomplete at-home banking, but many banks haven’t created capacity for personal digitaltransactions.OPPORTUNITIES – The financial services sector, while slow to embrace digital media andtechnology, can use the next calendar year to develop solid, pragmatic strategies for socialmedia, on-site digital banking, mobile payments and more. Given the pace of change withinfinancial services, enabling small teams the freedom work on these projects and push throughincremental change would be ideal. 267-342-4300 hello@webbmediagroup.com webbmediagroup.com
  • About Webbmedia GroupWebbmedia Group is a digital strategy agency that studies disruptivetechnologies and advises a worldwide client base of Fortune 100 and Global1000 companies, government agencies, media organizations, universities andfoundations. We help organizations through digital transformations byproviding original problem solving, cutting-edge ideas, thought leadership,creative strategic plans and hands-on brainstorming workshops.Learn more at http://www.webbmediagroup.com 267-342-4300 hello@webbmediagroup.com webbmediagroup.com
  • The Webbmedia Group DifferenceOne-on-One Interviews With Key StakeholdersWe have detailed conversations with key stakeholders at the beginning of every client engagement.We listen very carefully to perceived needs, work to understand individual and corporatechallenges and get to know the personalities that make up a companys culture. We dont makeassumptions about any organization or the work being done.Strategies That Can Be Implemented By Your OrganizationOur goal is to develop creative, solution-oriented strategies that lead to great performance results.Were innovative, but were also pragmatic in our approach with every client. Webbmedia Grouphas an exceptional track record of actionable strategies that were executable by existing staff. Wedont offer one-size-fits-all methodologies or huge projects that look great on paper but cant bemanaged. We do, however, push our clients to explore big ideas and radical change – but in ahighly transparent, calculated way.Faster DiscoveryTechnology, media and our digital marketplaces are evolving quickly. Webbmedia Group isconstantly tracking emerging technology, consumer behavior and the media landscape in order toanticipate industry disruption, evaluate startups and forecast trends. 267-342-4300 hello@webbmediagroup.com webbmediagroup.com
  • The Webbmedia Group DifferenceTruly Exceptional IdeasWhen the industry zigs, we not only zag...we invent an entirely new way to move around.Webbmedia Group specializes in hyper-creative, original problem solving. Our ideas engage ourclients current and future needs with strategies and plans that can be implemented.Fewer Clients, Deeper DivesWebbmedia Group is a boutique consulting firm, and we work with a limited number of clients atone time. As a result, we provide hands-on, concierge service not offered in other firms. We areselective about our portfolio to ensure that the client is a good fit for us, and that were a good fit forthe client. We make ourselves available well beyond usual business hours and we manage eachrelationship directly. Clients have our personal mobile phone numbers, special email addressescreated just for them and are invited to the various professional gatherings and events we hostthroughout the year.  267-342-4300 hello@webbmediagroup.com webbmediagroup.com
  • ServicesDigital StrategyWebbmedia Group is a digital strategy agency that studies disruptive technologies and advises aworldwide client base of Fortune 100 and Global 1000 companies, government agencies, mediaorganizations, universities and foundations. We help organizations through digitaltransformations by providing cutting-edge ideas, thought leadership, creative strategic plans,workshops and original problem solving.Bespoke Professional ExperiencesIn addition to our strategy and ideation work, we also offer bespoke events and professionalexperiences. We host a number of personalized events for our clients as well as a few invite-only Big Idea Buffets and other gatherings throughout the year, where we bring togethersmall groups of brilliant thinkers and challenge them to work collectively on solving industryor professional problems. 267-342-4300 hello@webbmediagroup.com webbmediagroup.com
  • Learn What We Can Do For Your OrganizationTo learn more about working with Webbmedia Group, to schedule an appointment or toinquire about having one of our consultants speak at your upcoming event, pleasecontact us:Phone: (267) 342.4300International: +00 (1) (267) 342.4300Web: http://www.webbmediagroup.comEmail: hello@webbmediagroup.comTwitter: @webbmediagroupNostalgia: 867.5309 267-342-4300 hello@webbmediagroup.com webbmediagroup.com