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What will happen in the online and digital space in 2012?10 trends.

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DIGITAL TRENDS 2012

Hello! My name is Bart.

This is my daughter Merel.

Im passionate about coffee.

Im passionate about coffee.I live and work in Ghent.

I work at digital agency Netlash-bSeen.

@netlash

http://slideshare.net/netlash

DIGITAL TRENDS 2012STIMA, Trends Night, 9/02/2012

Based on Netlash-bSeen Online Trendrapport 2012.

Based on Netlash-bSeen Online Trendrapport 2012.

Crowdsourced, postmodern collection of opinions.

10 trends based on my personal opinion.

Listen carefully.

Personal opinion.

Listen carefully.

1. The rise of the Death Stars

Its a Winner Takes All world. 2012 will continue the trend of 1 big behemoth that eats all its competition.

Online will eat all communications

Digital will eat all interfaces

Facebook will eat all social networks

Apple will eat the PC-market

Death Stars

Network effects are dominant online.

Network effects are dominant online.

Look it up. Metcalfes Law.

Network effects are dominant online.

Look it up. Metcalfes Law.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metcalfe's_law

2. Fragmentation of social

Yes, Facebook will be the dominant general social network.

Yes, Facebook will be the dominant general social network.

Next to that general SN, we will subscribe to a truckload of niche-networks.

Communities can not be built. They form around existing common interests.

Just like in real life (work, sport, bar, hobby, family...).

The Facebook IPO will spawn a new breed of startups, ideas and business.

(2 - 3 years)

3. Location is the new context

Context is the way to break through the banner blindness of consumers.

Context is the way to break through the banner blindness of consumers.

See: Google. Ads are relevant to the search words.

Location is the new context.

Make your online offering more relevant by adding location as a filter.

4. Sensors everywhere

Location sensors (gps) are only the beginning.

Location sensors (gps) are only the beginning.

Our devices (starting with our smartphones) will become aware of their surroundings.

The nerd in me is happy. Star Trek is coming!

Nest is a thermostat with activity, light, temperature... sensors.

iBGStar Blood Glucose Meter is meant to manage diabetes, with integrated app.

Twine is a DIY-kit with temperature, vibration, moisture... sensors.

Jawbone Up measures movement and sleep cycle.

Cars with apps and sensors

Face recognition

Smart Clothing

Even more sensors in smartphones

Watch out for:

5. Data, data, data

Online analytics

Trend data from social media

Personal data from quantified self

Everything is measurable

Start hiring statisticians and data gurus. Invest in big data infrastructure and CRM.

6. NFC is the new QR

RFID chips on steroids

Contactless communication

Expect it in smartphones next year

Near Field Communication

You will still use it wrong.

Its not a marketing tool

cfr. QR-codes

cfr. Bluetooth

You will still use it wrong

7. Mainstream 3D-printers

Makerbot is a 3D-printer that costs 1.749 USD...

Everything will be digitized.

8. Mobile first

More internet access with mobile devices then with laptop/desktop.

touch

context

different screens

responsive!

Think Mobile First

9. Think Integrated

mobile / desktop

offline / online

data silos

Think integrated

website

seo

sea

social

e-mail marketing

Siloes

analytics

press releases

community

affiliate

...

Playtimes over.

10. Keep an eye out for...

mobile payments

Facebook credits

APIs

disappointing video

HTML5

tablets

Keep an eye out for...

Start with strategy.Think integrated.

Remember 1 thing.

There will be only 2 types of companies left.

The quick and the dead.

There will be only 2 types of companies left.

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