Archive for September, 2013
Brian Solis, award-winning author and principal at Altimeter Group, was recently interviewed by Google Think Insights, which was published online and as a digital download, “Give Them Something to Talk About: Brian Solis on the Art of Engagement.” Google’s new hub for marketing insights and inspiration for advertisers and agencies. As part of Google’s Engagement Project, Solis discussed how brands inspire people to share meaningful product experiences.
Recently, my Altimeter Group colleague Charlene Li and I published an ebook that revealed The Seven Success Factors of Social Business Strategy. To our pleasant surprise, the industry didn’t just react with positive feedback, but also with fantastic infographics that brought the core of the book to life. I wanted to share a few with you here.
Guest post by Andrea Vascellari. You can follow him on Twitter @vascellari and visit his website at www.andreavascellari.com.
Today we still see a large number of organizations that keep struggling to align social media and new emerging communication technologies with the overall firm strategy.
Organizations should adapt, look in the mirror and recognize that they need to change because the world has changed. They should embrace new strategic frameworks to avoid getting caught up in the digital hype that hit them every day with new solutions and focus on what can actually help them achieve their business and communication objectives.
Barilla’s LGBT remarks boiled over on social media and David Worthington of SmartPlanet sought Brian Solis’ views on the subject.
“Guido Barilla’s comments were the perfect recipe for a social media crisis. In a world where news no longer breaks, it Tweets, Barilla had no chance to stop the wrath it deserved on social media. The company had remained silent for far too long in a real time world but at least Barilla issued an apology on its primary accounts around the world. Certainly boycotts are inevitable. Now the company must wait to see just how much this debacle impacts its business,” said Brian Solis an author and principal analyst with Altimeter Group.
Sometimes we just need a change in perspective…a change in how we see the world to shape how the world sees us.
Today is a new day. Embrace it. Make it yours.
In many ways, the prospect of a new beginning, a new chance, it’s enough to get most of us out of bed. Optimism becomes the catalyst to take on the day, every day. But, how is this day really any different than yesterday or any day prior? The answer is there. It’s right in front of you and it’s always there. At least, that’s where it was the last time.
Robert Scoble (Scobleizer/Rackspace), Gary Kremen (Bitcoin), Steve Kirsch (entrepreneur), Bradley Lautenbach (Zuckerberg Media), Brian Solis (Altimeter Group) and Maynard Webb (Yahoo Chairman) are just some of the big names in social media and tech that will take to the stage in Silicon Valley over the coming days.
C2SV (Create. Converge. Silicon Valley.) kicks off September 25th at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center (its new $130 million expansion opens next month).
Companies at the leading edge of change are recognizing that Social isn’t the catalyst for transformation, it is a shift in human behavior that changes everything. Social and its partner in change, mobile, can’t be limited to particular campaigns or even to specific departments. This revolution impacts employees and customers and all parts of the enterprise. There are no boundaries now; everything is integrated.
Following his keynote at Telefonica’s annual Campus Party at the O2 Arena in London, Brian Solis joined Co-anchors: Shivvy Jervis and Hugo Pinto for an episode of Digital Futures: ‘Innovate! Inspire! Invent!’.
What’s it going to take to really drive innovation and entrepreneurship? Telefonica Digital tracked down an MIT data scientist, programming prodigy and ‘father of the internet’ plus 7 other global thought leaders (including Brian Solis) at the world’s largest electronic entertainment event – Campus Party. Here’s their take on future innovation, women in technology and building a Digital Europe.
By now you’ve heard that Twitter IPO will fly soon. On the heels of its release of the controversial Conversations feature, Twitter announced, via a Tweet of course, a confidential S-1 filing for a planned IPO. In fact, just last week, I shared with ABC News that we needed to prepare for the inevitable. While many experts are jumping on their platforms to shout that it’s about time, many investors are smirking with clasped hands, understanding of course that in the game of ROI, this is in fact the right time. With over $1.16 billion in funding and an estimated market valuation at somewhere between $9 and $10 billion, Twitter’s patience and timing will serve amongst its greatest assets.
For a second year in a row, Brian Solis’ blog (www.BrianSolis.com) has been named one of the Top 50 Must-Read IT Blogs by BizTech Magazine.
According to BizTech, “When it comes to understanding the intricate relationship between social media and business, Brian Solis wrote the book — literally. As the principal at research firm Altimeter Group, Solis is often regarded as the authority on social business. With the trends pointing toward the growing influence of social media in business, you might want to snag his words of wisdom for yourself.”
Brian Solis is principal at Altimeter Group, a research firm focused on disruptive technology. A digital analyst, anthropologist, and futurist, Solis has studied and influenced the effects of emerging technology on business, marketing, and culture. Solis is also globally recognized as one of the most prominent thought leaders and published authors in new media. His new book, What's the Future of Business (WTF), explores the landscape of connected consumerism and how business and customer relationships unfold and flourish 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. Prior to End of Business, Solis released Engage, which is regarded as the industry reference guide for businesses to market, sell and service in the social web.