Have you awoken from your tryptophan nap, inbound marketing friend? If you're still groggy, I'll remain succinct and get right to our digest of top posts in this shortened week:
Tops in traffic and tweets this week were John's predictions for the top 5 inbound marketing trends for 2012 - the continued growth of smartphone use coupled with localization will create a whole new level of personal marketing; increased sophistication around lead tracking will accelerate your prospects down the sales funnel while multi-channel marketing will help cast the widest net at the top of your funnel. The cloud will continue to grow with SaaS companies providing open APIs for app development and the creation of their own SaaS ecosystems. Finally, hands-free marketing intelligence will open a brave new world for sales and marketing professionals.
In other top posts, Chad reminded us that Google+ needs to conquer MySpace first before it climbs the Facebook mountain while Dan highlighted data supporting the growth of Tumblr and identified key reasons your brand should consider Tumblr as part of your overall content strategy.