30 Social Media Predictions for 2012 (Part 1)

A very Happy New Year to one and all. We hope that 2012 is a good one for you and yours. From a social media point of view, we think it is going to be a very exciting year indeed.

The excellent Social Media Examiner blog has recently published its list of '30 Social Media Predictions for 2012' based on the expert opinion of social media professionals.

We have listed below the first 15 predictions and would be interested in your own thoughts and views. Which of these will have the biggest impact on your business and how do you intend responding? What other important trends would you have on the list?

We will publish Predictions 16 to 30 tomorrow. 
#1: Businesses consolidate social media activities
#2: Photo and video social networks will blossom
#3: Brands embrace real time
#4: Strategy takes center stage for social media
#5: New apps help with content overload
#6: Businesses outsource content creation
#7: Advanced analytics are coming for the masses
#8: Regularly creating unique content becomes essential
#9: Businesses learn to choose the right channels
#10: Facebook’s growth inspires unique Facebook marketing experiences
#11: Competition on Google+ rises
#12: YouTube provides a social experience
#13: YouTube takes the lead
#14: YouTube rises to top of mind
#15: More social players will join in
The full Social Media Examiner article can be read here.

Take care.

Vincent, Jim, Alan


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