First of all, Happy New Year to everyone, we hope you’ve had a grand time and are ready to embrace 2016 after some much-needed R&R!

Now that the festive season (of food and copious amounts of alcohol) is just about out of the way, here at Digital Next we’re excited for everything that 2016 promises to bring; prosperity, expansion and diversity.  As a company, we’re expecting big things that will reaffirm businesses need for a more integrated digital strategy.

The digital age is continuing to flourish and we’ve learnt a lot from 2015, we all know that SEO and PPC will continue to remain key players throughout 2016, but social media and content marketing are proving themselves to be just as important in an ever changing digital environment, ensure you stay ahead of the game by understanding each aspect of your marketing strategy.

As a business owner or marketing manager, it’s likely your budget is in place for the year, or you will at least have something in mind for where you want to direct your focus. It’s important to highlight what your goals are for the year before deciding on where to invest. Be sure to remember that an effective digital strategy will not only help to engage your audience, it is also a great way to communicate a uniform brand message to ensure you are a trusted voice in the industry.

We have the whole year ahead of us (minus four days), and many of us will have devised New Years resolutions that may or may not have fallen by the waist side by February; but as a business you should be setting realistic resolutions that you want to stick to. Develop a resolution to really grow your digital strategy, and who better to do do this with than Digital Next?

Have a great year!

Well here it is, December, the time that most of us look forward to (unless, like me, you’re a bit of a Scrooge). Nevertheless, it’s customary to get a bit festive at this time of year, as we start to devise achievable resolutions that we’ll inevitably ignore, but just remember that it’s the thought that counts!

Besides my cynicism, at Digital Next the general consensus is that we love Christmas (so I’m told). It’s a time of generosity, cheer and glee; bring your family and friends close together and spend those cold winter nights reading some quality content from the Digital Next HQ, that might just teach you a thing or two, though we can’t promise anything!

So, in the spirit of Christmas, we’ve transformed our blog into a sort of online advent calendar. Although you, the reader, won’t physically be able to open the doors like you would to get to your chocolate, there are some nice little surprises behind our metaphorical doors. We’ll be releasing an article every day for you to sink your teeth into, spanning all key elements of any digital marketing strategy, including blogs, tips, predictions for 2016, reviews of 2015, interview led client pieces and, well, the rest is a surprise!

Whilst everyone else may be winding down, we’re gearing up for our countdown to Christmas. Giving you a retrospective look at 2015 to see the year off with a bang, and to bring you a bit of an insight into what you can expect from Digital Next in 2016, (we’ll give you a clue – it’s a lot more).

Anyway, I digress, the overriding message we want to send out here is Merry Christmas everyone. Have fun, cherish your loved ones, and let the festivities commence!