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My 2009 Predictions

I would be negligent as a person who consumes so much information and spends so much time engulfed in social media not to make my own predictions for 2009. So, here they are…
  1. Distribution rules.
    – New media companies will establish distribution networks before they build a single destination for their content. Companies will understand tvloop_logo_betathe need to put their efforts to reaching an audience across the web, instead of driving them to a single destination. As I have noted in a previous postTVLoop is a prime example of this. Instead of creating a site similar to Hulu, where all the content lives on a single destination, they first created a distribution network reaching an audience that already existed on social networking sites. Without sounding cliche, companies need to fish where the fish are instead of exerting their efforts luring them to a single trap. The most important thing is understanding how to monetize these distribution networks and create monetary value for the content. 
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Some Make Resolutions, Some Make Predictions

Here are a handful of links to some predictions for 2009:

eMarketer’s Predictions for 2009

Social media expert and co-author of “Groundswell” Charlene Li’s predictions for 2009

2009 predictions from 15 social media experts – from Jaffe Juice

Hypebot’s music industry predictions

Music Alley’s digital music predictions

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eMarketer Second Guesses 2009 Social Networking Ad Spend

A new report from eMarketer says the original projections of $1.8 billion in ad spending on social networks in 2009 are actually lower. eMarketer is now claiming this number is actually closer to about $1.3 billion for 2009. While this number is still greater than social network ad spending in 2008, it is not as high as once thought to be.

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