SXSW Interactive 2014 takes place in Austin from March 7-11. Brian will be in town and hopes to meet with you at one of the following locations or events….
Thursday, March 6th
8:30 – ?: Annual Calm Before the Storm Party, Gingerman
Friday, March 7th
ALL DAY: Techset/Paypal Social Media Lounge, Austin Convention Center, 4th Floor – Rooms 19 A & B (NOTE: Happy Hour is at 4:30)
A great place to connect with other digital influencers throughout the show. With awesome WIFI, power, dedicated programming, music, food and drinks, Paypal and Techset social media lounge serves as your home base for the entire SXSW experience.
Bryan Elliott wrote a provocative post on the future of business at Huffington Post that features points from Brian’s book, The End of Business as Usual to make the case.
We can probably all agree that things are changing fast but there are certain signs that signal, as author Brian Solis has written, that 2014 is The End of Business as Usual.
by Jeff Bennett
360 presented a webinar hosted by author/analyst Brian Solis and myself which featured content from Brian’s latest book #WTF? What’s The Future Of Business? Brian has done mountains of research around the great sea changes taking place in the modern business landscape and makes a really compelling argument for businesses to focus more on customer experience. In fact, during the presentation, I was struck in particular by the great utility of his 6 Qualities That Define Engagement matrix.
Whisper co-founder Michael Heyward and editor in chief Neetzan Zimmerman at the company basketball court.(Photo11: Jefferson Graham)
USAToday’s Jefferson Graham asked Brian Solis for his thoughts on Whisper’s evolution from anonymous social network to…?
“Whisper has morphed from an anonymous network into a hybrid gossip, confessional, and allegation media network,” says Brian Solis, an analyst with the Altimeter Group.
Read the full article over at USAToday.
Humorist Andy Herald of Pasadena created the “banana sdded for scale” meme that has been hugely popular on the photo-sharing service Imgur. (Luis Sinco, Los Angeles Times / February 12, 2014)
Imgur pictures itself as YouTube for viral images
Online image-sharing service Imgur figured out early on how to cash in on its fast-growing popularity. The company says it is profitable and has 130 million people visiting the site each month.
by Mark Cameron, BRW
I spoke to Brian last week to get his views on how and why social media is having such a dramatic impact on the way that businesses are evolving.
Our discussion centred around how businesses are dealing with managing the changes in communication that social media has brought, and the economics of relationships at scale – a fundamental issue in today’s environment. This is not a technology issue. To quote Brian, it revolves instead around the fact that society is beginning to “rethink the nature of the transaction”. All transactions involve the trading of data and unless every party walks away from this trading with a sense of value the whole engine will stop working.
via @ticbeat, Marcos Merino
Brian Solis (analista digital de Altimeter Group, conferenciante y autor de best-sellers) redactó recientemente un informe para IBM titulado “The Connected Consumer and the New Decision-Making Cycle” (El Consumidor Conectado y el Nuevo Ciclo de Toma de Decisiones). Según la compañía, el objetivo del informe era enseñar a ir más allá de segmentos y datos demográficos para comprender la dinámica de la participación en las redes y poder así transformar la relación de las compañías con sus clientes.
Join Lithium CEO Rob Tarkoff (@rtarkoff) and Brian Solis (@briansolis), prominent author and digital analyst, for a conversation around the effects of technology on businesses and culture.
In addition to exploring themes in Brian’s latest book, “What’s the Future of Business”, this discussion will provide insights for anyone looking to understand the landscape of connected consumerism and how business and customer relationships unfold and flourish.
Watch the video over at Lithium.
Brian Solis answers 2 questions from attendees ahead of the Social Business Summit in Melbourne.
1) How can small businesses, with upwards of 150 employees, think about social strategically without straining resources or losing focus while still delivering ROI?
2) How do we get executives involved in social media the right way…if at all?
See you on February 18th, 2014!
Register here: http://www.socialbizevents.com.au
Use discount code: BrianSolis@SB14
Smart Focus recently hosted a discussion about the future of marketing in London. As the presentation was concluding, Solis received a question from the audience asking for his impression of Princeton’s prediction of the death of Facebook.
Here’s what Solis had to say…
“Facebook has a simple but important purpose – to change and improve how the world connects and communicates. Facebook has 1.2 billion users, email has 3.3 billion. We keep talking about networks that we say are going to die, yet they keep getting bigger and bigger. It’s not going anywhere.”
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.