Mobile search has revolutionized the way a lot of us find information and make day-to-day decisions. And Google’s latest update to its search algorithm is recognizing this trend. As of late April, the search giant is now emphasizing results that it determines to be more “mobile friendly” in its search results, which could spell big changes in traffic for thousands of sites.
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There are lots of 2015 predictions out there. Some are obvious. Some not so much. As 2015 rolls on, we look beyond the trends already gaining momentum to ask what the bigger story might be. What will set the leading brands apart from the rest in the minds of consumers in the coming year? We see three big ‘trends behind the trends’ that we think will impact both consumers and brands throughout the year ahead.
For years, advertising agencies have sought out, valued, and fiercely competed for awards and recognition for their creativity. They’ve sometimes been criticized for their pursuit of creative awards, under the assumption that business results should come first. Has anything changed? Could a focus on creativity be a new driver of business success? Several studies, and business leaders, seem to think so.
Storytelling was a major theme at this year’s Colorado Governor’s Tourism Conference. The annual gathering attracted members of the state’s $17 billion tourism industry, for discussions, training and networking. Judging from the content of several presentations, the concept of storytelling could be playing a bigger role in how travel brands market themselves.
It wasn’t that long ago that the arrival of the personal computer changed just about every aspect of our personal and business lives. The Internet did the same thing not much later, on a bigger scale. Now we’re told that we’re in the Post-PC era, with our smart phones and tablets keeping us constantly connected.
What’s next? According to many sources, we’re about to enter a new era where our mobile devices will become smaller, smarter, and hyper-aware. It’s being called the Wearable Era.