Archive for October, 2013
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Brian Solis opened the PRSA International Conference to share his views on the future of PR, marketing and relationships in front of 2,000 professionals and students.
Despite his status as a noted author, blogger and social media expert, Brian Solis said that he never stops learning.
“I’m still a student,” he said during today’s General Session at the PRSA 2013 International Conference in Philadelphia.
And he implored attendees to keep learning as well.
I think I’m getting tired…
My connectedness is slowly seizing my quiet moments.
My sanctuary of enjoying my thoughts alone is now threatened.
The moments of watching life pass by as I take pause are now replaced by the need to plug in and socialize without truly socializing.
I swipe, pinch and zoom, and scroll as if I’ve become a digital conductor of sorts.
Guest post by Michael Brito, author of Your Brand: The Next Media Company
There are four fundamental truths shaping today’s digital ecosystem, which I outline in my upcoming book, Your Brand: The Next Media Company.
Number one. There is a content and media surplus in the market place. There’s no shortage of advertising, marketing messages, mobile devices or social interruptions trying to command our attention, daily.
Learning Technologies today announced Brian Solis as the opening keynote for the 2014 Learning Technology Conference in London.
opening keynote – day one
Wednesday 29th January 2014
10:00 – 11:00 Opening keynote
Brian Solis’ best-selling book The End of Business as Usual is now available in Dutch. The book was translated by Antje Bosscher.
To commemorate the event, Solis also contributed an article for Marketing Online in the Netherlands that explores 10 trends causing digital disruption in business – “SOLIS: 10 TRENDS TEGEN DIGITAAL DARWINISME”
Each year, The Altimeter Group hosts an annual Social Business survey to learn how social media is evolving within enterprise organizations. Data is then compared to previous reports providing a sense of movement to the numbers and also a developing benchmark for our analysts and clients. Our last survey was studied in Q3 2013 and also Q4 2012, the latter was used to provide context to a report published by Charlene LI and me in March 2013, “The Evolution of Social Business: Six Stages of Social Business Transformation.”
The Maritz Innovation Symposium is a private, invitation-only forum event that explores “What’s Next?” in a world of digital disruption. Taking place at Maritz in Fenton, Missouri, the Symposium will connect and inspire an internal network of innovative leaders from across the business to discuss key strategies, next generation methodologies and business innovations—creating disruptive transformation across multi-faceted industry sectors.
The future of business hinges on your customers’ shared experiences – the tweets, blogs, posts, comments, photos and reviews they share in this ultra-connected age. The collective voice of these shared experiences can often trump your product or service – and your most clever and creative marketing.
I’ve come to learn that having opinions, insights, and standing for something is as taxing as it is rewarding. Like you, I am inspired by what surrounds me, by history and by the possibilities that open up as a result of my experiences. But, it is not easy. And, I suppose it’s not supposed to be.
Brian Solis will take the main stage at the World Business Forum in Mexico City to share his views on how collaboration will fuel a new competitive market. Brian joins other thought leaders including Mohanbir Sawhney, Don Tapscott, Felix Baumgartner, and Angella Nazarian.
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.