With 2009 quickly coming to an end, and the New Year in site, the LMGPR team decided to come up with some predictions we have for 2010. Our predictions are for technology, public relations, social media, pop culture, security and everything in between. Here is what we believe next year will bring:

  • There will be at least five major legitimate business applications for Facebook that catch fire
  • One catastrophic security incident that will cause all eyes to turn towards the ineffectiveness of information security today
  • Brad and Angelina will break up over Twitter
  • Over-the-top video will begin to take a serious bite out of traditional entertainment delivery channels (cable and satellites) converting televisions into internet-ready display devices
  • President Obama will replace his BlackBerry for an iPhone
  • There will be at least one monstrous merger and acquisition (M&A) that will shake the social media world
  • Security and social media will still be a major issue
  • Tech publications will continue to shrink and will be entirely online
  • A new messaging screening app called “The Tiger” will be introduced for mobile phones
  • Twitter and Facebook will  join forces and attempt to take over the world… or at least take over social media
  • Online video viewing will get better, but won’t be perfect
  • Mattel will make a Social Media Barbie
  • IPOs will return in the Silicon Valley
  • Social media will continue to erode the boundaries between traditional marketing and PR, becoming a new form of communications for businesses: social media marketing