We ended 2015 with hopes, concerns and predictions about upcoming digital marketing trends. Now, 2016 is underway and with almost two months behind us, we need to re-evaluate what has changed and what has stayed the same. I believe this step is indeed important, since having a concrete understanding of recent trends helps us lay the foundation for defining our goals. However, we still have a few “unknown knowns,” meaning that although we may have mapped out all the possible directions for our marketing activities, we may not haven’t figured out yet exactly how to deal with them. To ease your struggle (and mine as well), I reached out to more than 30 international marketing gurus who shared with us their advice on how to effectively utilize the newest digital marketing trends. I also included tips and predictions from 54 experts called together by David Bain for Digital Marketing Radio’s Christmas Special episode, which was a pleasure to be a part of. I distilled all their wisdom into several categories: marketing strategies, social media, content marketing (including video and podcasts), mobile, paid advertising, analytics, marketing automation and, of course, SEO. In addition, you will find in this post some of our guest experts’ thoughts (spoiler alert: even skepticism!) about current global trends.