The New York Post’s Sara Ashley O’brien noticed that top financial analysts were shifting Twitter from a buy to sell rating. As she cleverly noted, “Some analysts have been quick to give Twitter the bird — but does the company deserve it?”
But, digital technology analyst Brian Solis of the research company Altimeter Group sees a brighter future, provided Twitter can face its unique challenges as successfully as Facebook.
Like Facebook had to do, Twitter must generate revenue with new types of products, such as promoted tweets. They then must “train investors to see the value of these products,” says Solis.
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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.