Barb Mosher Zinck writing for InsideCXM dissected a recent CMO.com interview with Brian Solis.
We are surrounded by digital transformation, both personally and professionally, but just because we see it and acknowledge that it’s happening and that we need to adjust accordingly, doesn’t mean we are (and if we are, we may not be doing it right). The focus for the column this week is how marketing and IT need to first think differently, then make the right changes to meet the future (and the present).
Brian Solis keynoted AudaVision Toronto 2015 and AutoServiceWorld published a recap with some of his thoughts.
Brian Solis, principal and “digital anthropologist” at the technology research firm Altimeter Group, admits that the rapid change of the past 15 years or so has left many businesses in reaction rather than proaction mode. This will sort itself out soon enough – by 2020, over 50% of our workers will be WIFI-friendly millennials. Once society as a whole is more in sync with high-tech advances, we will be better positioned to plan for success.
In this short video, he introduces the rise of Generation C and how an era of connected consumerism created the perfect storm for digital Darwinism to accelerate. He also discusses how the future of marketing takes more than technology, it takes a philosophical shift to create meaningful and shareable experiences.
Deborah Shane published a thoughtful piece in Small Business Trends to help entrepreneurs and business owners succeed. In her article, “14 Keys For Creating Your Business Success Story,” Shane referred to Brian Solis as “a voice for our new media generation.”
Brian Solis is a voice for our new media generation. Solis has studied and influenced the effects of emerging media on business, marketing, and culture. His book, “The End of Business as Usual,” explores the emergence of Generation C, a new generation of customers and how businesses must adapt to communicate and reach them.
On April 7, 2015, Brian Solis keynoted AudaVision in Toronto Canada, an event for North American insurers. The event was held at the Palais Royale on the shore of Lake Ontario west of downtown Toronto. Canadian Underwriter was on hand and published a summary of highlights from the event.
Businesses tend to use information technology to improve processes, efficiency, margins and scale, rather than customer experience, suggested Brian Solis, principal analyst for the Altimeter Group, based in San Francisco.
Marketing cannot be built on happenstance. As Brian Solis said during a recent Chute webinar:
Don’t compete for the moment. Compete for meaning. If you compete for the moment you’re irrelevant.
Even if we could reliably predict when meaningful moments would arise, mostbrands simply don’t know how to work in real time. They aren’t making a massive investment to be at the ready when a major event unfolds – and rightly so. Committing so many resources when no one knows for sure what, if anything, will happen is high-stakes gambling at best.
Over the last few years, few people have exerted as much positive energy at SXSW Interactive as Brian Solis and Hugh MacLeod.
Solis has interviewed numerous high-profile speakers at the event, ranging from Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan to longtime NBA star Shaquille O’Neal. Meanwhile Hugh MacLeod designed the “Austin is the Killer App” art for the 2011 SXSW big bag; he also penned the simple sketch that helped kickstart the SXSW 4 Japan relief effort in 2011.
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.