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Browse Fantastic Ways to Stay Updated with The Latest Trends!

By: Sahil Mittal | Date : 10 Sep 2019 | Category : Content Marketing

Date : 2 years ago

With the industry trends keep on evolving every now and then, customers today have become extremely choosy about designs and aesthetics. Whether you are a customer or a business, in order to stand out among the fellow crowd and businesses, it is important to keep yourself updated with the latest trends and techniques.

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The Digital era has totally revolutionized businesses over these years. With almost 4.54 billion people active internet users as of January 2020, encompassing 59 percent of the global population, the customer today value businesses that exhibit an online presence. With this digital revolution, it has now become extremely easy for everyone to browse trending art & designs over the internet and webspace.

Here Is Why There Is A Need to Keep Yourself Updated with Trends:

Ecommerce growth statistics show a steady rise in global retail e-commerce sales by the year, with the total value rising from $1.34 trillion in 2014 to $2.84 trillion in 2018. This is expected to cross $4 trillion by 2020 and reach $4.88 trillion in 2021. In fact, with an estimated global population of 7.7 billion people, that's about 25 percent of the world's population shopping online. What’s more, this number is rising rapidly and is expected to hit a massive 2.14 billion people in 2021.

With the majority of businesses moving to online space, it has become relatively important for both customers and businesses to keep themselves updated with the latest trends and designs. Businesses, in order to stand out among their competitors, need to deliver creatively unique and different designs to their customers. Customers on the other hand, in order to identify potentially creative and dedicated businesses, need to keep themselves a little updated with design trends.

Here we list out some effective ways and methods to keep yourself updated with design and art trends revolutionizing every now and then.

1. Subscribing to the Trade Journals:

For beginners who are just starting out their business, trade journal is an excellent source to get insights to industry news and trends. They are generally written for people belonging to a particular industry or sector and offer a deep insight view of the industry.

With businesses moving online businesses have now switched on to e-journals, offering more insights than newspapers and offline channels. You can even subscribe to any trade journal online to keep yourself updated on everyone with the latest happenings around the world. Some of the renowned journal databases include ProQuest, the American city, NYPL, EBSCO, etc.

2. Reading Business Magazines:

Business Magazines can be another excellent way to broaden your approach and look out to your industry. They not only keep you updated with latest trends and happenings but even help you innovate creative ideas for your business.

Freelancers, Entrepreneurs, and Businesses need to browse other industry verticals as well. This will help you create better insights into your industry discovering the view from other industry verticals as well.

3. Build Effective Networking:

In an era where businesses are growing digitally, building networking has become extremely easy. Through forums, discussion boards, blogs, Podcasts, LinkedIn & Facebook Groups, businesses can build effective networking with seniors and industry mentors.

Enlighten your communication with peers and experts in private forums, professional groups, and discussion boards. Always exchange your ideas and insights with people to understand their views and recommendations.

4. Customize your News Feed:

The recent technological advancements allow us to leverage business insights as per our interests, operations, verticals, and niche. Google Trends, News websites, Quora, Tumbler, Instagram are few of the very effective channels that can help you filter out relevant news.

With the recent buzz of social media channels, you can now leverage technology to update you with the recent trends, innovations and best practices. We recommend everyone to customize your dashboard relevant news as per your area of interest and niche.

5. Follow your Role Models:

This can be a very effective way to get inspired and updated with the latest happenings around the industry. Business leaders love to keep people updated about their recent inventions and success stories through networking platforms like LinkedIn, Twitter and media tech companies like Yourstory, INC42, Entrepreneur, etc.

6.  Browse Websites and Blogs:

Blogs can be a very effective way of getting quality information and stats related to your industry. With blogging, you can not only exchange ideas and information but can get insights into key statistics and research relevant for your industry. Always look for businesses, online websites that share relevant information through blogs, emails, and newsletters about your industry.

7. Connect with Your Customers:

By communicating with your customers, you can understand their lookouts and views about your business operations. This can help you improve your business strategies and operations.  Many a time customers rich ideas and improvisation suggestions help you generate more innovative solutions for your businesses which then turn profitable.

8. Observe Your Competitors:

Another effective way to keep yourself updated with recent trends is to monitor your competitor’s activities. This can help you track trends that you might have missed out in any case. Do take care to research and plan any strategies of your competitors before introducing it to your business.

9. Network with Other Industry Professionals:

If you are among the design & art world then networking with professionals in other renowned industries can help you scale your business to the next level. Businesses have sensed the core operating need of delivering trending and creative designs to the customers. Networking with professionals in other renowned industries can work as an effective way of delivering customer expectations easily. For e.g. Interior designers can now partner with graffiti and calligraphy artists to deliver incredible designs and artwork.

Knowledge is power.  By interacting on a regular basis with clients, seniors and other participants not just within the country but even internationally, you will always stay updated with respect to the trends in the industry and the business world.

The designers, artists, and creators on UEPAKI have the option of sharing their experiences, trends, thoughts, and views with others in the industry, as well as the rest of the world. Learn from the experiences of seniors in the industry, or simply share your own experiences. By creating a larger online presence, you also contribute heavily to increase your consumer base. UEPAKI is the platform that lets you connect with an unrestricted audience. There is no better place for networking- whether you are trying to build your brand value or reach out to clients or looking to work as a freelancer.