Dec 24 in Business Written by: Heather Rast
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?).
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.
The Food Channel: http://vimeo.com/17931123
iMedia Connection: http://www.imediaconnection.com/content/28135.asp
Digital Marketing and PR
iMedia Connection: http://www.imediaconnection.com/content/28160.asp
Branding Strategy Insider: http://www.brandingstrategyinsider.com/2010/11/11-branding-and-marketing-trends-for-2011.html?
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)
Buzz Marketing For Technologyo: http://pauldunay.com/11-b2b-marketing-predictions-for-2011/
iMedia Connection: http://www.imediaconnection.com/content/27999.asp
Harvard Business Review: http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2010/12/six_social_media_trends_for_20_1.html?
Content Marketing Institute: http://www.zmags.com/social-media-predictions-2011
Sentiment Metrics: http://www.sentimentmetrics.com/blog/2010/12/21/what%E2%80%99s-hot-for-2011/
Search Engine Watch: http://searchenginewatch.com/3641639
Affiliate Marketing Navigator: http://www.amnavigator.com/blog/2010/12/16/35-affiliate-marketing-predictions-for-2011/
Business and Tech
Business News Daily: http://www.businessnewsdaily.com/2011-big-ideas-for-small-businesses-0835/
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