Turn the page to 2011

Reflect a little on 2010, and read what industry experts and subject matter pros have to say about the year ahead.

Another year has gone by, just as we knew it would.  During this time, we’ve each had personal trials along with triumphs.  And we’ve seen the same  forces exert on the world at large.

There are experiences and lessons we want to remember, and events we wish had never happened.  There are even things we’d change if only we could.   I can’t understand the epic floods in Pakistan or why there are children in my kids’ school district who are hungry.  I just know that amidst all the things I don’t know and can’t understand, there are lessons I can’t ignore.  I pledge to do more about that in 2011 as my intentions and actions meld (and they will; how else can I legitimately drum it into my kids?).2011 predictions

As a People we saw tragedy unfold here and there in the world around us; it lived around the corner for awhile.  And yet we were also touched by the miracles large and small bestowed upon us each day.  The pain of calamity and the full heart coexist.  Together they teach us compassion and stretch us to realize the potential that lies within each of us.  Twin desires to escape and achieve have led many to discover their inner strengths and fortitude. May we each learn to appreciate what we’ve been given and care for what we’ve earned.  Those are my wishes for you all in 2011.

In previous years I published posts covering 2009 predictions and 2010 predictions in the circles of marketing and business.  Today I’ll continue the mini-tradition with a list of links to posts and videos prognosticating about what we’ll see happen in those circles during 2011.  Sure, some of this could be found through a simple search.  But you’d have to cut through a lot of chaff first.  I’d like to send a “thank you” to the individuals who put their thoughts down and cared to share with us all.

Have you run across a post you’d like to add?  Please leave a link in the comments.


Trendwatching:  http://trendwatching.com/briefing/

The Food Channel:  http://vimeo.com/17931123

Pantone:  http://www.pantone.com/pages/pantone/Pantone.aspx?pg=20821


iMedia Connection:  http://www.imediaconnection.com/content/28135.asp


Mashable:  http://mashable.com/2010/12/20/news-media-predictions/

Nieman Journalism Lab:  http://www.niemanlab.org/2010/12/maybe-not-much-will-change-at-all-more-2011-journalism-predictions/

Digital Marketing and PR

Spin Sucks:  http://www.spinsucks.com/communication/communication-and-marketing-trends-for-2011/

Bazaar Voice:  http://www.bazaarvoice.com/blog/2010/11/22/2011-the-end-of-%E2%80%9Csocial%E2%80%9D-marketing/

iMedia Connection:  http://www.imediaconnection.com/content/28160.asp

The Atlantic:  http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2010/12/clay-shirkys-big-media-prediction-for-2011-syndication-stops/67918/?

Branding Strategy Insider:  http://www.brandingstrategyinsider.com/2010/11/11-branding-and-marketing-trends-for-2011.html?

CMS Wire:  http://www.cmswire.com/cms/enterprise-collaboration/2011-predictions-email-forever-or-rip-and-replace-009593.php

Web Pro News:  http://www.webpronews.com/topnews/2010/12/17/why-2011-will-be-a-huge-year-for-smbs-1

Landor:  http://www.landor.com/index.cfm?do=thinking.article&storyid=837&sct=1&s=1&a=1049&bhcp=1

Mashable:  http://mashable.com/2010/12/21/advertising-industry/

Burrelles Luce:  http://www.burrellesluce.com/freshideas/2010/12/2010-trends-and-2011-predictions-for-public-relations-marketing-and-social-media/

Reinventing, by Rishad T.:  http://rishadt.wordpress.com/2010/12/26/four-key-trends-2011/

Hospitality Times:  http://www.ehospitalitytimes.com/?p=8647

MENG:  http://blog.mengonline.com/2010/12/28/top-11-marketing-predictions-for-2011-its-all-about-protecting-and-nurturing-the-brand/ (by Mark Burgess, @mnburgess)

B2B Marketing

Buzz Marketing For Technologyo:  http://pauldunay.com/11-b2b-marketing-predictions-for-2011/

Bliss PR:  http://blog.blisspr.com/2010/12/14/top-10-predictions-for-b2b-marketers-in-2011/

Social Media

iMedia Connection:  http://www.imediaconnection.com/content/27999.asp

Gigaom:  http://gigaom.com/2010/11/08/the-next-wave-of-social-media-nears-critical-mass/

Spin Sucks:  http://www.spinsucks.com/social-media/eight-social-media-trends-for-2011/

Harvard Business Review:  http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2010/12/six_social_media_trends_for_20_1.html?

Smart Blog:  http://smartblogs.com/socialmedia/2010/12/10/why-2011-will-be-the-year-of-social-media-convergence-and-what-that-means-for-you/

Being Peter Kim:  http://www.beingpeterkim.com/2010/12/social-business-predictions-2011.html

Entrepreneur:  http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/217772

Content Marketing Institute:  http://www.zmags.com/social-media-predictions-2011

Inc.:  http://technology.inc.com/software/articles/201101/leary.html

Sentiment Metrics:  http://www.sentimentmetrics.com/blog/2010/12/21/what%E2%80%99s-hot-for-2011/

Mark W. Schaefer:  http://www.businessesgrow.com/2010/12/28/2011-social-media-forecast-digging-deeper/

Search Marketing

Search Engine Land:  http://searchengineland.com/bing-busts-out-an-early-look-at-most-popular-search-trends-in-2010-57175

Search Engine Watch:  http://searchenginewatch.com/3641639

Search Engine Land:  http://searchengineland.com/ten-search-marketing-hot-spots-to-watch-in-2011-59549

SEOmoz:  http://www.seomoz.org/blog/7-predictions-for-seo-in-2011

Affiliate Marketing Navigator:  http://www.amnavigator.com/blog/2010/12/16/35-affiliate-marketing-predictions-for-2011/

Business and Tech

Entreprenur:  http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/217508

Gartner:  http://www.gartner.com/it/page.jsp?id=1454221

IDC:  http://www.idc.com/research/predictions11/predictions11.jsp;

INC.:  http://www.inc.com/ss/11-big-ideas-watch-2011#10

Business News Daily:  http://www.businessnewsdaily.com/2011-big-ideas-for-small-businesses-0835/

Mashable:  http://mashable.com/2010/12/20/data-predictions/

MITX:  http://blog.mitx.org/Blog/bid/56588/Prognostications-for-2011

Tom Asacker:  http://www.acleareye.com/sandbox_wisdom/2010/12/2001-breakout-breakthrough-or-breakdown.html

Mashable:  http://mashable.com/2010/12/21/small-business-predictions/

What about a little hindsight?

2010 In Review

From Google, on how we searched:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0QXB5pw2qE

From The Mobile Future, on mobile:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mCkbrYKQyI

Fast Company:  http://www.fastcompany.com/1710411/top-10-trend-roundup-2010-itunes-facebook-twitter-spotify-amazon

Interbrand:  http://www.interbrand.com/en/best-global-brands/best-global-brands-2008/best-global-brands-2010.aspx

SEOmoz:  http://www.seomoz.org/blog/top-10-things-we-learned-about-seo-in-2010

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Geno Prussakov

Thank you for the reference. Great compilation. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Geno Prussakov´s last blog post ..UK Christmas 2010- Top Online Retailers by Customer Satisfaction


Gini Dietrich

I love you! Thank you for putting this together! I was going to spend some time looking at what others are saying about the trends and you’ve done all the work of aggregating the content for me. Now I just have to click and read. Thank you!1


Debbie Friez

Thanks for aggregrating this great list, and I appreciate the inclusion of my post! Happy New Year!
Debbie Friez´s last blog post ..PRSA Counselors Academy 2010- Alan Cohen- Acts of Balance Coaching- Interviewed By Johna Burke- BurrellesLuce


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