2019 in Review

2019 in Review

2019 in Review with some interesting nerd facts listed here. The year of 2019 has been a whirlwind, and 2020 looks to be more of the same with economic news, impeachment, and upcoming runs for President.

We saw as nerds our culture grow. With the all time high conclusion of Avengers: End Game.

Generation X lost Luke Perry who many remember from 90210.

Game of Thrones ended with not a bang, but a “what in the???”

The the ending of Star Wars. Maybe.

Disney+

Disney Plus launched their own streaming service to compete with Netflix.

This year is leaving us with some memories, and some remorse having lost some other icons not in the list below such as those from Star Wars. See the list here that is quite large (source here).

Brands in 2019 have that have left their mark

  • Apple — brand value: $234.2 million
  • Google — brand value: $167.7 million
  • Amazon — brand value: $125 million
  • Microsoft — brand value: $108.8 million
  • Coca-Cola — brand value: $63.4 million
  • Samsung — brand value: $61 million
  • Toyota — brand value: $56.2 million

New Brands to watch for in 2020

One of these would include TikTok. The app has already surpassed Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter online in app downloads.

With video becoming a part of larger marketing budgets, 2020 could be videos year, and with that, the year of “Brand.”

Boeing lost nearly $3 billion in the 2nd quarter

Boeing is one to watch as their airliner the 737 Max has not been green lit for flight, but expected to in 2020 after Boeing lost nearly $3 billion in the 2nd quarter. (https://www.businessinsider.com/boeing-posts-nearly-3-billion-quarterly-loss-2019-7).

But since they announced a new CEO, their stock has sky rocketed.

Microsoft and the CCPA

Finally for my list of Brands to watch, Microsoft. Microsoft stands out because of its backing of California legislation regarding consumers privacy rights online with the CCPA. Not something you expect from a tech giant in age of data and user tracking.

For 2019 Review as we move to 2020, privacy laws will also become more aware to internet users. This will fundamentally change advertising.

Here are the top 10 Google Searches in 2019:

  • Disney Plus
  • Cameron Boyce
  • Nipsey Hussle
  • Hurricane Dorian
  • Antonio Brown
  • Luke Perry
  • Avengers: Endgame
  • Game of Thrones
  • iPhone 11
  • Jussie Smollett

For 2020 what Brands and events would you like to see succeed or happen?

I've built brands and created online experiences since I started my own company in 2008 called Capstone Creations. Today I help business owners develop strategies that are geared for growth and conversion optimization using WordPress website development and design. I love digital strategy. If it's in advertising, I love participating building teams and guiding companies to discovering new avenues of revenue.

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