Archive for August, 2013

Broadcast Yourselfie: How teens use social media and why it matters to you

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If you want to know the future of technology and its impact on society study how younger generations interact with one another today. With the sting of a face palm, you’ll experience a sheer rush of humility as you realize that everything you thought you knew about tech is simply nascent compared to the sophistication of digital natives. No matter how connected you are or how many followers or friends you have online, there’s a sense of artistry mashed together with counter intuitive behavior that just works.

Forbes Publishes Back-to-Back Interviews with Brian Solis on the State of Social Businesses and Why Many Brands are Anti-Social

In his popular column in Forbes, business author Rob Asghar interviewed Brian Solis for two in-depth, back-to-back stories on how to build a true Social Business and why most businesses are Anti-Social in a Social Media era.

Building A Truly Social Business: A Conversation With Brian Solis

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USA TODAY Ponders The Selfie with Brian Solis

USA TODAY’s Jefferson Graham talked to Brian Solis for his piece, “Talking Tech: The art of the selfie — some tips.

You’ve seen folks doing it all summer long: taking those silly pictures of themselves directly into the smart phone. They’re called “selfies.” Some tips to get your best shot.

Brian Solis, an analyst with the Altimeter Group, says teens and young adults look to the selfie as an “evolution” of visual chat. “They communicate not through text, but imagery of themselves. The visuals capture and communicate their state of mind.”

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The Accidental Narcissist And The Future Of [Connected] Customer Engagement

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Have you ever noticed that your Facebook News Feed is the digital equivalent to “It’s a Wonderful Life?” Perhaps you’ve likened your Instagram stream to that of  “Lifestyles of the Digital Rich and Internet Famous.”

In each network, and across multiple social streams, you’re fed a visual buffet of seflies, travel, food, fashion, and celebrations. In assemblage, they tell the story of life well lived, or at least a life well curated. At the center of each of these experiences is the person living and sharing them in real time.  Every day that passes, it seems that a growing network of our friends, family, and colleagues are charmed with this picturesque life.

CNBC Explores the Role Twitter Plays in Customer Service with Brian Solis

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CNBC’s Meghan Lisson spoke to Brian Solis about his views on Twitter’s new role in customer service and whether or not businesses are ready to Tweet back.

Here are some of Solis’ thoughts from the article.

Faced with shrinking digital attention spans, brands must compete to stay relevant. It’s adapt or die, said Brian Solis, principal analyst at the Altimeter Group and the author of ”What’s the Future of Business?

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Altimeter’s Brian Solis and Charlene Li Publish New Book, “The Seven Success Factors of Social Business Strategy”

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Concise E-book outlines seven powerful factors for designing and supporting an effective social business strategy

Bestselling authors and noted technology analysts Charlene Li and Brian Solis are helping businesses get serious about social media. Their new book, The Seven Success Factors of Social Business Strategy, was written to help readers learn how to better align social media strategies with business objectives to deliver real results and ROI.

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ABOUT ME

Brian Solis is a digital analyst, anthropologist, and also a futurist. In his work at Altimeter Group, Solis studies the effects of disruptive technology on business and society. He is an avid keynote speaker and award-winning author who is globally recognized as one of the most prominent thought leaders in digital transformation.

His most recent book, What's the Future of Business: Changing the Way Businesses Create Experiences (WTF), explores the landscape of connected consumerism and how business and customer relationships unfold in four distinct moments of truth. His previous book, The End of Business as Usual, explores the emergence of Generation-C, a new generation of customers and employees and how businesses must adapt to reach them. In 2009, Solis released Engage, which is regarded as the industry reference guide for businesses to market, sell and service in the social web.

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