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The Financial Brand: Top 10 Retail Banking Trends and Predictions for 2016

The Financial Brand: Top 10 Retail Banking Trends and Predictions for 2016

By Jim Marous, Co-Publisher of The Financial Brand, Excerpt For the fifth consecutive year, we have surveyed a panel of close to 100 global financial services leaders for their thoughts around upcoming retail banking and credit union trends and predictions. The crowdsource panel including bankers, credit union executives, industry analysts, advisors, authors and fintech followers from Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Europe, and Australia. These exclusive interviews are one of the components of the expansive Digital Banking Report, ‘2016 Retail Banking Trends and…

Miss Universe host may have been mislead by poorly designed cue card

Miss Universe host may have been mislead by poorly designed cue card

via One News Now, TV New Zealand Excerpt Miss Universe host Steve Harvey may have been set up to fail by a poorly designed cue card when he incorrectly announced Miss Colombia had won over Miss Philippines. However, US digital analyst Brian Solis tweeted he didn’t believe it was Harvey’s fault alone. “Design is often underestimated and underappreciated,” he wrote.    

7 eBooks Every Digital Marketer Should Read

via Pam McBride, Leadsift, excerpt If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the fast-paced changes occurring in digital marketing, you’re not alone. But you don’t have to enroll in a two-year program or a certificate course just to keep your head above water. There are dozens of marketing experts who are eager to share their knowledge with you – for free. We’ve compiled a list of our seven favorite ebooks that everyone working in the digital marketing space should read. They range…

CNET: How Nest aims to own your smart home

via Richard Nieva, CNET Excerpt Alphabet, the mama-bird parent company of Google, is hoping 2016 is the year Nest leaves the, well, you know what. Nest, which makes thermostats, smoke detectors and security cameras that connect to the Web, has operated pretty much independently since Google bought the company in 2013. And that was before the company formerly known as Google pulled apart its various divisions to turn them into individual companies. “We’re going to see a [move] toward an…

Huff Post: 8 Experts Predict What Digital Marketing Will Look Like In 2016

Huff Post: 8 Experts Predict What Digital Marketing Will Look Like In 2016

via Rahul Varshneya, Huffington Post I spoke to 8 experts to get their prediction for effective growth channels in 2016. Here’s what they had to say: Brian Solis of X: The Experience When Business Meets Design. Experiences are more important than products now. In fact, experiences are products. They’ve also become a lively topic of consumer comment for all the world to hear. In order to be competitive, brands must get better not only at understanding and satisfying customers’ wants…

37 Thought-Provoking Tweets from Brian Solis’ Talk on Disruption

via Bryan Escobedo, Red Sky I had the fortune of joining more than 100 attendees for the latest ED Sessions speaker series featuring best-selling author and noted keynote speaker Brian Solis. Solis calls himself a digital anthropologist, which basically means he studies technology’s impact on business, society and culture. Not to get Orwellian, Bradburyian (or insert your favorite dystopian novel’s author here), but with all of us becoming increasingly glued to our mobile devices, do you wonder where all this technology is leading…

How YouTube Red Puts the Squeeze on Netflix

Via Daniel Holloway, The Wrap, Excerpt he Google-owned video platform on Wednesday unveiled YouTube Red, a venture into subscription video on demand. For $9.99, users will be able to browse videos on YouTube ad free. The centerpiece of the offering is a slate of original scripted and unscripted projects set to premiere in 2016 and available only to subscribers. The move puts YouTube, long the dominant ad-supported digital video platform, in the same space as Netflix, long the dominant ad-free…

69 Experts Share 2016 Marketing Predictions

Via Bryan Kramer Quite honestly, we’ll see more of the same patterns we’ve seen in previous predictions…new platforms, new ways to engage, new data sources and tools to improve accuracy, metrics, frequency and reach. My prediction is more of a clarion call for marketers to take a step back and learn more about the role marketing can play in shaping the customer experience in every moment of truth. There’s marketing as we know it (broadcasting, a lot of talking, shiny…

CapGemini and Brian Solis: The Innovation Game [VIDEO]

With tech startups rapidly eating into traditional sectors, large organizations face an increased pressure to innovate. The challenge is that traditional innovation approaches are broken. A recent study revealed that only 5% of R&D staff feel highly motivated to innovate. In certain sectors, more than 85% of new products fail and an overwhelming 90% of companies consider they are too slow in launching new products and services.

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