Well, it’s that time of the year again: the one where we make a few predictions for the marketing world, and revisit our past prognostications. We started
doing these prediction posts back in 2014 after we read Rand Fishkin’s annual predictions.
In case you’re curious about how how our future-telling escapades have gone, read our 2015 and 2016 marketing prediction posts.
As usual, we’re going to grade last year’s predictions before we allow ourselves to make another set but SPOILER ALERT: we’ll be gazing into our crystal
ball either way.
Here’s the grading scale we decided on...
Cyprus Tourist Arrivals up 22% for the first 4 months in 2016 in comparison to 2015
The total number of tourist arrivals in Cyprus has increased for the months of January to April 2016 from 391k for the same period in 2016 to 478k in 2016.
This represents an increase of 22% over last year and gives an optimistic outlook for Cyprus Tourism Industry for the entire 2016 season.
Fig. 1 Cyprus Tourist arrivals up 22% in 2016 (January to April)
The raw numbers of Tourist arrivals in Cyprus
(January - April 2015 vs 2016)
INFOGRAPHIC – Year End 2014
The holiday season is filled with sugar plum fairies, a couple of turtle doves, and – our favorite – New Year’s resolutions! We, however, tend to skip
the typical ones that revolve around exercising more often or eating more veggies. Instead of aiming to better our waistlines, as marketers we opt
for resolutions that advance our digital properties. We’re cool like that.
Check out our top 3 resolutions for ringing in the New Year digitally:
Marketing & Sales Teams, everywhere, should unite. And it will be glorious.
The end of one year and the beginning of another often brings with it an uncanny desire to start over, to start fresh, to forget the year that was.
Whatever happened for you and your business in 2014, you can learn from it. If you were successful, you can use your achievements to attain goals you didn't
think you'd reach. If you didn't have the best year, you can use your trials and tribulations to come back with a banner year in 2015. The point is,
don't just forget about the past and look ahead, especially when it concerns digital marketing.
Trying to forecast the future is fun, because let's be serious, we all want to pretend like we knew exactly what was coming. We've attempted
a few predictions this year, but you'll have to return in 2015 to see just how good we were at playing oracle. With all the articles on
trends and predictions during this time of year, the real question is how do you and your business use the combination of information,
data and guesswork to your advantage?
WSI's November’s infographic entitled “Foretelling the Future of Digital Marketing in 2015″ has 5 key predictions that will help you in preparing your digital marketing strategy for the coming year.
Every January over on Moz's blog, Rand Fishkin makes a set of predictions about digital marketing
for the upcoming year. These posts are fun, interesting, relevant and
valuable, which is everything you want content to be in 2015. Since we
like the idea of pushing ourselves to think outside the box, we're going
to publish WSI's 2015 digital marketing predicti...