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This Was 2016

We did it in 2014, and then we did it in 2015, now it’s time to summarize 2016.

Every year we bring you some great summaries from the most interesting channels online, in one post. The end of the year is a good time to look back, understand what interested people, what they were searching for, what they cared about and what they were hoping for. This was 2016.

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Google – Year In search 2016

Google’s year in search is created from “Google Trends” – a feature that reflects what are the hottest topics people are searching for. The video is moving, saddening, exciting and hopeful, all at the same time.

Facebook year in review

Facebook’s year in review summarizes the biggest moments on the biggest social network in the world. We give you a heads up – while last year’s year in review was more hopeful, the 2016 one is not going to be easy to watch. We certainly hope for the message at the end to become reality.

YouTube Rewind

YouTube’s yearly production to summarize its most viewed videos is simply impressive. YouTube is celebrating in this year in review “the videos, people, music and moves that made 2016”. It’s a lot of fun, so turn on your speakers.

YouTube Ads Leaderboard

YouTube also summarizes the most watched ads on the platform. Here you can find the top 10 most viewed ads on YouTube in 2016, and below you can watch the #1 ad on YouTube in 2016.

Musical.ly – Best Dances And Hashtages

We’ve already mentioned Musical.ly in this blog so we hope you know what it is all about by now. We couldn’t find an official Musical.ly video summary of 2016 but we did notice on Musical.ly’s official page the video below, summarizing the best dances and hashtags on Muscial.ly in 2016. If you’re above 20 years old, you might think it’s silly but if you’re in marketing, no matter the age, hang on there before you ignore one of the fastest growing social networks in the world with 130 million monthly users.

Time

It’s not about marketing nor online marketing, but in 2016 the world has lost some of the greatest public figures. Time Magazine summarized it in one sad video, that unfortunately is not up to date with some of the recent losses of George Michael and the actress Carrie Fisher. We sure hope that 2017 won’t take away as many great talents from the world.

LinkedIn
Perhaps a short video version of LinkedIn’s year, which was very interesting, exists but we couldn’t find it. Instead, LinkedIn summarized 2016 on the platform in a series of articles like “The most memorable articles of 2016” or “The jobs and industries with the biggest bonuses in 2016” as well as “LinkedIn’s top voices of 2016“. And if you’d like, here’s a 55 minutes webcast that was done live, created and broadcasted by LinkedIn and discussed what were the trends of the year on the platform and what should we expect next year.

Twitter’s #ThisHappened and Yahoo

We chose to talk about Twitter and Yahoo in the same breath because in a way, the both seem to be ending up in the same place.

Twitter, a sinking ship that might take a better turn in the upcoming year (especially if Donald Trump keeps using it as he did so far) and Yahoo, the search engine that has been struggling for years and lately was sold to Verizon, perhaps marking its end.

Then again, Twitter and Yahoo, with a user database of 317 million and 1 billion (which might already be out there with hackers…) respectively, we thought you might want to see what they have to say about the year that has passed, so here it is.

Twitter 2016 #ThisHappened

Yahoo – Year In Review Top Searches

To finish, if you’re into looking at this year in photos, Business Insider gathered the 42 most powerful photos of 2016. Enjoy it right here.

Here’s to a digitally creative, challenging, full of many moments that are worth to remember 2017!

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(Online) Year in Review 2015

Hey there!

So we were away for a few weeks – Christmas and New Year’s gave their marks but now we’re back and full on!

Before we’ll start sharing some interesting knowledge and news about everything that is online, we wanted to share with you some of the best video summaries from 2015.

It’s important to understand not only what interested people but also how did they react to these events, on their social media accounts, in their searches and generally, online.

We already shared Facebook’s year in review last month but since then many more came up and we wanted you to enjoy them as well, so here it goes!

Google – Year in Search 2015

Whereas in 2014 Google’s year in search was focusing on our “vs.” searches, this year Google gave us a look into the questions we’ve been asking.

With the moving words of Caitlyn Jenner in the background, we were both amazed and touched.

To explore the year’s biggest moments and the questions they inspired by Google click here

Wikipedia – #Edit2015

If you’ve been following Quantum, then you must know that we’re all about spreading the knowledge. And what is a top knowledge source online if not Wikipedia?

In Wikipedia’s year in review, you can find some of the most interesting events that happened in 2015 (and you haven’t seen on Facebook and Google’s year in review) and were added to Wikipedia as pages, in more than one language (or two… :-)):

Twitter – #YearOnTwitter

Hashtags are used in almost every written text we are engaged with, but without a doubt, Twitter is one of THE most hashtags-oriented platform.

Not only that hashtags help you see all the mentions on a specific subject in one place but they also help you make your point “faster and shorter”, which is a must on Twitter (due to the limitation of tweets’ length, 140 Characters).

We also liked that Twitter chose to show the actual tweets from the people who made this year memorable and some of the best responses (retweetes) to them.

To explore more in depth Twitter in 2015, visit the “YearOnTwitter” page on Twitter’s website in this link.

YouTube Rewind: Now Watch Me 2015

We can’t summarize this year without the second biggest search engine in the world, YouTube. In our blog posts, we share a lot of interesting facts about YouTube, in case you missed it and to present YouTube’s rewind, here’s one of these facts:

400 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute. (July 2015, YouTube’s CEO Susan Wojcicki)

Enjoy this fun summary, and prepare your body for a dance:

GoPro – Best of 2015

Well, we know! It’s not related to social media or search engines, but we came across GoPro’s video and we couldn’t help but sharing it with you.

Amazing moments, in the sky and in water, on the snow and in high speed. GoPro puts it the best way possible – GoPro. Be a Hero. Our addition – In 2016. In life.


If you’re not lazy enough to read (such a weird concept!), WordPress’s year in review worth a click here (Did you know that more than 660 million posts were published on WordPress.com in 2015?!).

If you’re using email as one of your marketing channels, MailChimp’s year in review can be eye opening for you, in this link. We also recommend you to check Instagram’s year in review here and here as it is a raising social network in Mauritius. If you’re interested in social media overseas, here’s Tumblr’s year in review.

We wish you a happy, fruitful, full of successes year!

Ran into some other interesting year in reviews? Please share in comments!

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3 Video Talks That’ll Make You Think Differently About Marketing

The task is not so much to see what no one has yet seen; but to think what nobody has yet thought, about that which everybody sees.” Erwin Schrödinger, one of Quantum Mechanics Founders

The combination of the three video talks in this article is quite unusual, mainly because the speakers come from such different fields, as you’ll discover further on. The mutual thing is that they all bring an interesting perspective to how we think about marketing.

From $3M to $60M in Five Years Window

For those of you who don’t know who Gary Vaynerchuk is, you can thank us later. He grew his dad’s wine business from $3M to $60M in five years window, but that’s not even the interesting part. What’s interesting is that he did that using Google AdWords, “which came around” in 1999 and for 9 months paid 5 Cents (in the US) for the keyword “wine” before someone bid him up. He never stopped working – he’s a serial entrepreneur, investor and the CEO of his very own successful media company.

Why Smart People Like Curly Fries

Jennifer Golbeck is a computer scientist who develops ways to predict people’s behavior by analyzing the huge amount of information we provide freely about ourselves through Social Media. As she puts it in her own words “we have behavioral preference demographics data on hundreds of millions of people which is unprecedented in history”.

Fun fact is, the talk was given in October 2013, when Facebook had 1.2 Billion users. Since then, Facebook’s community added “only” 300 million users more :)

Our Intuition is Deceiving Us Consistently and There’s Nothing We Can Do About It 

Professor Dan Ariely is exploring and teaching a study area called Psychology and Behavioral Economics. Professor Ariely is not in the marketing business but his findings are powerful tools for any marketer/sales manager out there. One thing for sure, if you don’t know Dan Ariely and his work, you will not be able to stop thinking about this talk.

Have some interesting videos to recommend as well? Please feel free to share with us in the comments section below!

If you’d like Quantum team to help you think about marketing in a different way, please don’t hesitate to contact us now!

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7 Video Summary of 2014 that will Amaze You

The year is almost ending, Christmas is already behind us and a New Year is coming in a few days only.

Before you start writing your bucket lists for 2015, stop and look back at this year through these amazing videos, brought to you in one place.

Google – Year in Search 2014

Google gives a look at this year’s events through our searches, with an optimistic message. We always like positive messages, especially if they come before a new year starts. Enjoy!

Facebook – 2014 Year in Review

Facebook uses its unique features to show us how we reacted to the big events that took place in 2014. We are “feeling curious” for another year with Facebook. (the sharp eyed among you will notice that this is the only video not embeded from Youtube. About the war between Facebook and Youtube, stay tuned for future posts).

Youtube – 2014 Ads Rewind: A global look back

Video advertising is one of the most growing advertising channels in the past year. Internet users understand by 74% more a product presented by video rather than reading about it. With the amount of information going through users screens, a well done video can make one’s product stand out. Here’s a look of Youtube’s 2014 ads rewind video.

Youtube Rewind: Turn down for 2014

This Youtube’s video is another 2014 summary by Youtube, looking back at the “moments, memes and people that made 2014”. Prepare yourself for dancing!

Wikipedia: #Edit2014

Wikipedia, the internet encyclopedia and also the 7th most popular website in the world, created for the 1st time ever a look back on what we visited, read and edited in 2014.

Information is power. We love Wikipedia and we wish it will keep growing and be accessible to more people in the world in 2015.

National Geographic: Adventurers of the year 

Well, this video is not about online marketing, Facebook or Google. It is about National Geographic selecting every year “the Adventurers of the Year”. It is about people who take it to the next level. It is inspiring, and this is how we wish 2015 will look like. Enjoy this amazing video!

The last video we chose to share with you is one we found on Mashable, created by Luc Bergeron. This video summarised 2-3-3 (two hundred and thirty three!) videos from the best of the web to one 6:44 minutes video and the result is simply amazing. Hold your stomach, Enjoy and wish yourself a breathtaking 2015!

Did you find more cool video summaries of 2014?

Share with us in the comments section below!

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