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Month: October, 2013

Time Magazine asks Brian Solis about the state and future of Google+

Credit: Andrew Kelly / REUTERS In a piece entitled, “Google Is Far From Losing the War Over Social,” Time’s Verne Kopytoff examined the state and future of Google+. At 390 million users, Google’s social network is 60% larger and much younger than Twitter. But two years after its launch, many still question its progress. Koptoff interviewed Brian Solis where the two spent an hour discussing every aspect Google’s rise, strategies, and the meaning of Google+ within the company’s greater ecosystem…

The Wall Street Journal asks Brian Solis to weigh in on Twitter’s S-1 filing

Twitter filed its S-1 on October 3rd, 2013 in its quest to raise up to $1 billion in a public offering. The company reports up to a quarter billion users and also a quarter billion in revenue for the first six months of 2013. While revenue doubled this year over last, its net loss grew by 40% to $69 million as a result of ballooning expenses. In its story covering Twitter’s IPO plan, The Wall Street Journal asked Altimeter analyst…

Author Paul Gillin interviews Brian Solis for Huffington Post

Author Paul Gillin interviews Brian Solis for Huffington Post

Paul Gillin, author of many popular business book including Attack of the Customers, his most recent release, interviewed Brian Solis to discuss the upcoming Pivot Conference along with his views on the state of customer experience and business innovation. In an article meant to shake things up starting with the headline, “It’s the Customer Experience, Stupid,” Gillin and Solis explore disruption, innovation and the need for businesses to change at the top. Solis believes customer experience is the only sustainable…

StarkInsider Highlights Brian Solis Keynote at 2013 C2SV

StarkInsider Highlights Brian Solis Keynote at 2013 C2SV

StarkInsider was on hand to catch Brian’s keynote at the inaugural C2SV festival in San Jose. Bringing culture, technology and music together in one place, C2SV brought together luminaries to share their thoughts on the past and future of their fields. Performances and conversations featured the likes of Steve Wozniak, Iggy Pop and the Stooges, John McAffee, Jello Biafra among others. Brian focused on technology’s impact on business and society and how to innovate in a world where new technology…

A Conversation with Adobe on the Future of Marketing and Disruption

A Conversation with Adobe on the Future of Marketing and Disruption

Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to present in London at a special Adobe event to celebrate the launch of What’s the Future of Business: Changing the way businesses create experiences. Immediately following the presentation, I joined Adobe’s Jeremy Waite to shoot an episode of Marketing Minute. As the title suggests, each episode is supposed to last 60 seconds. However, this conversation wrapped just shy of 10 minutes. And, I think you’ll see way. As Adobe explains, “In this…

Los Angeles Times includes thoughts from Brian Solis on how to help Twitter boost its IPO

Los Angeles Times includes thoughts from Brian Solis on how to help Twitter boost its IPO

Los Angeles Times technology reporter Jessica Guynn published an important article discussing Twitter’s IPO hurdle. As her headline points out, “The service is well known but not widely used.” The article includes experts who weigh in on the challenges and opportunities facing Twitter as a mainstream platform and also a publicly traded company. “Twitter is facing this dilemma as it struggles to get past a quarter billion users: Its growth is directly tied to what the public understands about what…

Social Media Today’s Robin Carey hosts a rare fireside conversation with Brian Solis at Social Shakeup

Social Media Today’s Robin Carey hosts a rare fireside conversation with Brian Solis at Social Shakeup

Brian is rarely on the answer side of a fireside chat. As host of the Webby Honored Revolution Web series and executive producer and host of The Pivot Conference, he is usually the one to ask the questions. But this year at the inaugural Social Shakeup in Atlanta, Robin Carey used a keynote slot to ask Brian pressing questions about the future of marketing and business. The audience saw a side of Brian that few have seen. Here are some…

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