Archive for November, 2013

Maritz Research Writes, What Brian Solis Said: Gifts of Technology


Recently, Maritz hosted its inaugural Innovation Symposium for a select group of 200 employees. The purpose of the event was to bring fresh ideas from industry thought leaders in the areas of disruptive innovation, big data and social business. Brian Solis, Principal Analyst at Altimeter Group, joined the A-List speaker lineup, and shared some powerful ideas on connecting with today’s digital consumer.

Heather Bartel of Maritz shared some of her reactions to Solis’ presentation…

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Twitter vs. Facebook IPO: The Wrap and Brian Solis on How the Micro-Blog Dressed Up to Win Over Wall Street

Brent Lang and Sara Morrison of The Wrap analyzed Twitter’s opening day on NYSE. To better understand why Twitter outperformed expectations compared to Facebook, the duo reached out to Brian Solis for comment.

“The debacle that was the Facebook IPO showed Twitter what not to do,” Brian Solis, a digital analyst at the research and advisory firm Altimeter Group, said. “Twitter approached the market more conservatively. They did a great job of surpassing expectations and they did so by setting the bar lower.”

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The Daily Record Dives into the Social Business State in 2013

The Daily Record stumbled across a tweet by Brian Solis sharing the new Altimeter Group report he published along with Charlene Li, “The State of Social Business 2013: The Maturing of Social Media into Social Business.” Report Eva Abreu shared her thoughts and findings after reading the report…

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Impatience is a Virtue: What’s Next for Social Business

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Guest post by Philip Sheldrake as a reply to Chris Heuer’s post, “Social Business is Dead! Long Live What’s Next!”

As he finished a game of Cut The Rope on his iPhone, my young godson asked what my phone was like when I was his age. I broke it down for him. I was in my twenties before someone offered to take north of ten thousand dollars for a basic digital camera, and not much less for a GPS device. And I got my first basic mobile phone (I explained that means just making phone calls and sending text messages) as I approached thirty.

Can Twitter make shareholders, users happy at the same time? Brian Solis shares his thoughts with Al Jazeera

With Twitter lighting up the NYSE on its opening day, Al Jazeera’s Verne Kopytoff called Brian Solis to discuss what’s next. As Kopytoff notes, “With its IPO behind it, the social media powerhouse’s commitment to some long-held ideals could be challenged.”

Here are a few of Solis’ thoughts from the article

“Every company is pressured by shareholders,” said Brian Solis, an analyst with Altimeter Group. “And shareholders don’t always have the best interest of users at heart.”

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San Francisco Chronicle Seeks Commentary from Brian Solis on Twitter IPO

Writing for The San Francisco Chronicle, Benny Evangelista reached out to Brian Solis to discuss Twitter’s successful debut on the New York Stock Exchange.

Here are a few of the highlights of the conversation

In front of Twitter’s headquarters Thursday, passers-by had different reactions to the street protest. Some people said they didn’t understand how Twitter works – highlighting a problem that analyst Brian Solis believes Twitter will work to solve. “It’s time for it to finally say what Twitter is in a way that Main Street will understand,” said Solis, principal analyst with the Altimeter Group, a San Mateo research and advisory company.

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Introducing Wolf & Wylan, a new line of pocket squares that directly benefit cancer research

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My good friend Jesse Redniss, Senior VP of Digital at USA Network, and I are aiming to bring back the lost art of gentlemanliness with a twist, one that blends style, character and digital philanthropy. And, we need your help.

Jesse and I are introducing a very special line of pocket squares in honor of October and the fight against #breastcancer and #Movember to combat prostate and testicular cancer. This very special line flies under the brand of Wolf & Wylan and we have two designs that needs new pockets to call home.

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Brian Solis and CNBC review how Twitter wants to change the world and make money

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On the eve of its initial public offering, which could raise billions and mint new millionaires, it’s worth exploring Twitter’s business model and prospects. Can a community of ephemeral messaging morph into a serious, profitable venture? CNBC’s Heesun Wee reached out to Brian Solis to explore how Twitter is changing the world and how it can also win over Wall St.

In her article, “How Twitter wants to change the world and make money,” Wee and Solis look Twitter as a promising but nascent advertising platform that is having a tremendous cultural impact.

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Digital Analyst and Anthropologist Brian Solis to Explore Business Digital Innovation at LeWeb’13 Paris

Brian Solis, Principal Analyst at research and disruptive technology experts Altimeter Group, is the latest business thought leader heading to LeWeb’13 Paris. At LeWeb,he’ll share his views on how businesses need to innovate their strategies and overall perspective over the next 10 years.

Solis, whose widely-read publications on the evolution of business models and customer relationships include ‘What’s the Future of Business,’ ‘The End of Business as Usual’ and ‘Engage,’ joins an eclectic line-up of LeWeb’13 Paris speakers that features legendary venture capitalist Fred Wilson, PayPal President David Marcus, Evernote CEO Phil Libin and Orange Chairman & CEO Stéphane Richard.

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Brian Solis: Four Ways to Be the Future of Marketing

“Business as usual” no longer exists. Technology is changing business, and marketers are scrambling to keep up,” reports Brian Conlin of Vocus. He recently summarized a presentation given by Brian Solis to brands and agency around the world. Conlin distilled the presentation into four actionable takeaways….

What’s the Future of Business?” author Brian Solis analyzed how marketers can meet the future head-on at his October 30th Vocus webinar. Here are four key suggestions he makes:

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ABOUT ME

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.

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