2016 has been a year in which technology and marketing were mixed, matched and built upon one another to create the next steps in the (constant) evolution of Marketing. In order to bring this year to an appropriate close, we set out in search of some of the most relevant eBooks on Technology and Marketing trends that were published this year. A lot of hard work and passion was invested in each of these digital glossaries and we just want to congratulate all of the awesome men and women that contributed. Our hats off to you all.
1. 10 Tips for Creating Engaging Social Media Videos
Video has been everywhere this year. From Social Video, 360 and VR Video, to live streaming, it was everywhere you looked on the internet. This is why everyone should start planning their Video Strategy early for 2017. Read the eBook, brainstorm, start planning and most importantly, get to implementing what you’ve learned. And do it quickly.
2. The Ultimate Guide to Content Distribution
Creating astonishing content could ultimately be in vain if you don’t know where and how to share your work with the world. If you want to be a top performer in 2017, make sure you use the next couple of weeks to implement all the great content distribution ideas featured in this ebook. But remember, a huge part of your Content Marketing success is the quality of the work you put out, so always promote quality over quantity and always bring added value.
3. How to Run Your First Personalization Campaign
Speaking of strategic content creation, Personalization was one of the Marketing trends that went a bit under the radar this year. This probably happened because a lot of people do not consider it mandatory (yet) to have a Personalization Campaign, and also because it is a very strategic feature which isn’t really spectacularly visual. If you are already using Personalization, kudos to you. On the other hand, if you are not, we encourage you to begin looking into it and this eBook is everything you need to get started.
4. B2B v B2C Content Marketing Lessons
A very interesting concept that was presented this year was the fall of B2B and B2C and the rise of P2P (Person 2 Person). Until this is adopted at a larger scale, here is an eBook that comparatively presents some very interesting data on Social Media sharing practices for both B2B and B2C. Make sure you write everything down and use the knowledge to help you plan your future Social Media Strategy.
5. How to Build Products Users Love
User Testing has been around for a while but I think that it only recently became one of the focuses of many companies and startups. This is a great eBook which features a lot of context for User Testing and it also has some very in-depth interviews with a couple of very influential product focused professionals. It is a great place to start if you want to make some improvements to your products, or why not, launch some new products that your users will surely love.
6. Chatbots – Conversational UI and the Future of Online Interaction
2016 was the year of the Chatbot Revolution. It was a year where a lot of companies (as of September, there are as many as 30,000) created chatbots for a wide variety of business objectives. From customer support and weather forecasts to helping you learn a new language, and Dad jokes, as well as book recommendations, there are chatbots out there that are guaranteed to bring added value to their users.
7. Technology Trendsetters – How will the future of tech shape our lives?
We created this eBook mainly because we wanted to see exactly what the future of tech will look like. We talked to a lot of professionals that offered us very interesting insights from Virtual Reality and IoT, to Artificial Intelligence, the future of gaming and many many more futuristic concepts. We would say this eBook is a journey into the (near) future that everyone should take before the year is over, just to have a clearer image of what is about to come.
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