<UPDATED, January 3, 2013. * Marks new links.>
This is a list of many of the 2013 prediction lists, trend reports, and forecasts that I have collected since the beginning of December. It is not comprehensive, obviously, but I found something interesting in everything below. This collection is intended to be digital at it’s heart, including industry predictions about the future of big data, digital marketing, social media, emerging technology and digital design. If you have additional links, I would love to add them. I will update this list up until the end of the year.
I’ll post a summary of what I think are the biggest themes in a future post, but for now please take a look and see what you think stands out to you. Let me know in the comments which lists you think best capture what you see coming in digital in 2013.
Happy New Year! See you in 2013.
Major Research Organizations
Mary Meeker Internet Trends Year-End Update
Meeker is the Queen of the digital future. The primary point she made in 2012 is that there is massive disruption across multiple industry and verticals, and it continues to expand. If your industry or business model has not been disrupted by digital recently, then it will be soon.
Pew Internet Year in Review, The Year in Data
This is more general than just digital but there are a couple of crucial themes that carry into our world, firstly that 39% of voters under 40 viewed the election through multiple screens, and secondly, 45% of US adults own a smartphone.
eMarketer Trends for 2013
- Content, Context Vie for Supremacy
- ‘Big Data’ Gets Bigger
- Making Mobile-First a Priority
- Commerce Loses It’s Linearity
- What Fragmentation Means for ‘Critical Mass’
Gartner Technology Research, Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2013
MIT Media Lab: Joi Ito’s Trends to Watch in 2013
Blogs and Publications
Forbes.com, Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2013.
Harvard Business Review, Four Innovation Trends to Watch in 2013.
MarketWatch, Top 10 Tech Trends to Watch in 2013.
*AllTwitter.com, Four Twitter Predictions for 2013.
Inc. Magazine, 7 Things You Need to Know About 2013.
The Economist, Global Trends for 2013.
The Futurist Magazine, Top 10 Forecasts for 2013 and Byond.
Venture Beat, The Top 10 Rends in Enterprise Cloud for 2013.
Lists from Agencies
Edelmann’s David Armano, Six Social-Digital Trends for 2013.
JWT Intelligence, Our 10 trends for 2013 in 2 minutes (video) or you can read the executive summary, 10 Trends That Will Shape Consumer Mindset and Behavior in 2013.
Sparks & Honey, 54 Trends for 2013: Now, Next & Future (Snapshot) (Slideshare).
The Richards’ Group, 2013 Ten Digital Trends.
WebbMedia Group, 2013 Tech Trends.
Digital Services and Sites
LinkedIn, The Biggest Ideas of 2013.
Hootsuite, The 5 biggest social media trends of 2013.
Smart Insights, Digital Marketing Trends 2013.
PointBurst, Staying Ahead of the Curve: Social Media in 2013.
ExactTarget, Inspired Marketing Predictions for 2013 (SlideShare).
KISSmetrics, 25 Online Marketing Trends for 2013.
SEOptimise, 25 Online Marketing Trends for 2013.
Design Mind, 20 Tech Trends for 2013.
DigiDay, Trends Publishers Will Pass Up in 2013.
Branding Strategy Insider, Digital and Media Marketing Trends for 2013.
Search Engine Journal, 2013 Marketing Moves ON.
Social Media Today, How to Spot a Trend: 7 Social Media Trends that Matter in 2013, the follow up SlideShare of 15 Marketing & Business Trends in 2013 That Will Change Your Business and Predictions for 2013 Emerging Marketing Trends.
Lists from Brands
Broadcom‘s Top Trend Predictions for CES 2013
Lists About Design
CreativeBloq.com, Design Trend Predictions for 2013
SmashingHub.com, Web Design Trends in 2013.
Galaxy Unite, Top Design Trends and Best Practices 2013.
Random Bonus Lists
Scholastic Editors Forecast Top 10 Trends in Children’s Books for 2013.
Edudemic, 5 Big Education Technology Trends of 2013.
Dynamit, Must Know Digital Trends 2013
CommPro, 2013 Digital Media Relations Trends.
Dream Grow, Social Media and Content Marketing Trends 2013
Harvard Business Journal, Top Ten Sales Trends for 2013.
Entrepreneur Magazine, The Biggest Trends in Business for 2013.
Global Trends, 10 Key Trends in 2013
TheRanconteur.com, 2013 Mobile Business Predictions (Infographic).
The Fiscal Times, 10 Real Estate Trends to Watch in 2013.
Colloquy.com, Under The Radar: Ten Trends Loyalty Marketers Might Not See Coming in 2013.