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Covering the recent Social Media Week Chicago conference, Tyler Becker‘s article’s looks at the presentation given by Howard Tullman, CEO of 1871, a community of digital designers, engineers and entrepreneurs, about technology trends that will be impacting businesses around the world in the coming year. Social Media Week is a leading social media and technology news platform and conference. Mr. Becker is the Director of Content at Crowdcentric.

10 Technology Trends Radically Changing How Businesses Will Engage With Customers In 2016

engaging supporters

Tyler Becker | Social Media Week | 11/8/15

In the near future, the way businesses interact, engage, and sell to customers will be entirely different. The ground rules and the new ways of communicating with individuals will take the best of the best that exists today, learn from the failures, and make both sides happier along the way.

At Social Media Week Chicago, 1871’s CEO, Howard Tullman, presented 10 cultural trends and technological innovations that will impact businesses around the globe next year.


  1. Time is the Scarcest Resource of All
  2. The Consumer Wants Full Control
  3. Attention is the New Currency
  4. Context is More Important than Content
  5. A World of Constant Connectivity
  6. Messaging Trumps Email
  7. Search Is Changing, and So Are We
  8. Personal Data is the Oil of the Digital Age
  9. Access is More Important than Assets
  10. Video Content Continues to Dominate

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Nonprofits don’t have to wait for some distant future to start engaging supporters more effectively. Mobile-first solutions are available today that can help your organization raise awareness, extend your reach and keep supporters motivated to continue helping your cause.

One of the ways your organization can start engaging supporters using mobile technology right now is to empower them to become fundraisers for your cause. Supporters can easily set up their own personalized crowdfunding pages in just minutes to promote via email, text and social media to their own network of family, friends, and colleagues.

The sense of ownership and accomplishment that crowdfunding can create, especially when you consider that the average supporter can raise over $500 from their personal network, can keep your supporters engaged and motivated to continue helping support your cause for a very long time.

MobileCause makes engaging supporters easy and cost effective with an integrated suite of mobile-first solutions your organization can use to raise more donations while saving time and resources.

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