The Visual Revolution Roundup features the top news, reports, and editorials from the past week that all marketers should know. Check out this week’s stories below and let us know on Twitter if there are any we missed that should be in next week’s list.

2014/2015
These 2015 Trends Will Impact All Businesses, According to Ford – Co.Create
From Generation Z to wearables, Ford futurist Sheryl Connelly discusses her predictions for 2015. See the full presentation and read the Co.Create interview above!

Top Tweets of 2014 – PopSugar Tech
Check out PopSugar’s selection of tweets that exemplify 2014. The most obvious trend we see in this list? Almost every top tweet has a photo.

Op-ed: Why Brands Should Use More UGC in 2015 – Digiday
SheSpeaks founder and CEO Aliza Freud discusses how brands can better use content generated by their customers – and idea we’re very familiar with here at Chute. She even included one of our favorite campaigns to have worked on in 2014 – Share a Coke!

Video
YouTube Testing Feature That Creates GIFs Directly From Videos – Digital Lab Blog
Youtube is testing a new feature that allows viewers to create gifs automatically by simply clicking the “Share” button under the video. Currently, it’s only enabled for the PBS Idea Channel, but I’m pretty excited to make reaction gifs from my favorite Youtubers without opening Photoshop.

Youtube Publishes “Youtube Rewind: Turn Down for 2014” – Youtube
Youtube’s annual New Year video went live this week! Marketers, take note of the names of those included, these are some of the Internet celebrities you should be looking at partnering with in 2015.

Instagram
Kevin Systrom on the Future of Instagram – Adweek
Ever wondered which Instagram creators Kevin Systrom is a fan of? Or what features the platform is looking to implement in the coming year? While sometimes vague on specific details (for obvious reasons), this Adweek article is a great read.

Lowe’s Explores Native Tools on Vine, Instagram – AdAge
We loved getting to hear from Bob Estrada, the man behind Lowe’s #FixInSix campaign, during VRS! AdAge reports on how the retailer is expanding on that idea to bring value to their followers.

Other
All the Key Social Platform Changes From October/November 2014 – Marketing Magazine
Marketing Magazine published a great list of updates and news from all the main social platforms, like Twitter and Tumblr.

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Monica is a book hoarder and gets overexcited about community-driven marketing. She lives in New York City and dreams of a day when a landlord will let her have a cat.

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