Now that our "Top 10" lists for 2012 are out, we're turning our attention to top trends to watch in 2013.
First up: Five big trends to look for in the world of social media marketing.
5. Social Gets More Physical
In the year ahead, look for an increasing number of social initiatives to move away from pure-play digital to the physical world. Coca-Cola has been a leader in this, with efforts like the Happiness Truck and Happiness Vending Machines, which engaged consumers in the physical world, and helped those consumers propagate the experience via digital.
You also saw Microsoft use branded mobile game apps like "Dance Cam" to engage in the physical world by enabling folks to create dance videos on their mobile phones and then share them.
And ad hoc physical world social networks will become commonplace. Look at efforts like Heineken's personalized QR codes for music festivals, where users can create their own customized QR code stickers that other attendees can scan to spark up conversation.
Factor in augmented reality, and "liking" things in the physical world will take on all-new forms.
In a world gone mobile, having a desktop presence or experience becomes increasingly irrelevant.
4. 'Presence' Takes A Backseat to Campaigns
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In 2012, 3D projection mapping wasn't just for building facades anymore.
On the heels of our big Top 10 Augmented Reality Initiatives for 2012, here's our list of the 10 best projection mapping projects from the year so far.
The big trend in 3D projection this year? Moving away from projections on just buildings to, well, projections on anything and everything - indoors and out.
But what's you're view? Agree or disagree with us? What initiatives make your list?
One thing's for sure: We can't wait to see where this emerging tech takes us next.
10. Barco at Caesars Palace
What happens in Vegas sometimes goes viral.
9. 'Carmapping' Citroen DS5: 3D Projection Mapping on a Car
Putting 3D projection mapping in motion.
8. Samsung Gives Some Face Time to 3D Projection Mapping
3D projection mapping for the Galaxy Y Duos does double time with this dude's face.
6. 2012 Bud Lite Hotel
Okay, we'll drink to this.
5. 3D Projection Game on Building Uses iPad As Controller
Eristoff innovates. Why didn't Absolut - or even Red Bull - think of this first?
4. 3D Projection Comes to Haute Couture
One physical dress. Lots of different looks.
3. Lil Wayne Uses Projection Mapping to Promo New Fashion Line
2. Skyway International Light Festival
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