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2014 – Looking back at the year that was . . .

As the year comes to an end, many of us take the time to look back and reflect on the year that was. From music to movies, to general news and musings, we’ve put together the best round-ups of 2014.


From global conversations to the latest social trends, Twitter explores the moments that made this year memorable. As they say, if it happened in #2014, it happened on Twitter…

2014 in Music

Since 2007, DJ Earworm has created a mashup of the top 25 songs of the year to add to his ‘United State of Pop’ series. Using an instrumental version of a song to drive the mashup, the San-Francisco based DJ has been recognised for his technically sophisticated, pop music and video mashups.

2014 in Movies

You know that feeling of excitement you get when you watch a really great movie trailer? Be prepared for eight whole minutes of it, with this epic mashup of 2014’s most memorable movies from the guys at JoBlo. You’ve got a whole summer worth of hot, lazy afternoons to stretch out on the couch with the air-con blasting watching these gems – start your list now!

2014 in Communications

As the year went by, we saw PR predictions come to life and communication trends filter through from the innovators to the masses. Thrive took away some valuable insights from AAP MediaNet‘s top trends of the Communications Industry in 2014:

  • While we all know content is integral for an effective communication strategy, 2014 taught us that in order to engage your audience, frequent quality content must be published.

  • And you must distribute this content across multiple platforms for maximum impact. Your audience isn’t always in the one place!

  • 2014 was the year for internal storytelling. Generating earned media for themselves allowed companies to deliver timely and relevant content to their targeted audiences.

  • Using these storytelling techniques combined with engaging experiences, companies were successful in creating value and loyalty. The need for differentiation was definitely a focal point for 2014.

And we couldn’t wrap up 2014, without a Buzzfeed list. . . 

It could forever be known as the year of the selfie stick (though we really hope that doesn’t ‘stick’). However our 2014 wrap up wouldn’t be complete without at least giving a mention to the invention that, let’s face it, everyone wanted but was too embarrassed to buy. But just remember this for 2015, ‘No one looks cool with a selfie stick’.

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