BizTech Magazine Names BrianSolis.com A “Top 50 Must-Read IT Blog” for 2013

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For a second year in a row, Brian Solis’ blog (www.BrianSolis.com) has been named one of the Top 50 Must-Read IT Blogs by BizTech Magazine.

According to BizTech, “When it comes to understanding the intricate relationship between social media and business, Brian Solis wrote the book — literally. As the principal at research firm Altimeter Group, Solis is often regarded as the authority on social business. With the trends pointing toward the growing influence of social media in business, you might want to snag his words of wisdom for yourself.”

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The New York Post Talks about SnapChat’s Challenge with Keeping Pictures Private with Brian Solis

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Sara Ashley O’Brien of the The New York Post interviewed Brian Solis in a story that examined SnapChat’s business model and its ongoing challenges with keeping pictures private as well as the feud between its co-founders.

Here are some of Solis’ thoughts…

“What makes Snapchat so promising and popular is the illusion of self-destructing images. It is still genuinely misunderstood that Snapchat is a safe environment,” explains Brian Solis, principal analyst at Altimeter Group. Illusion is now very much the key word he believes.

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Huffington Post Explores The New Rules of Advertising, Marketing and PR with Brian Solis

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Scott Steinberg interviewed Brian Solis for his column in Huffington Post to discuss “The New Rules of Advertising, Marketing, and PR.

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All Analytics Interviews Brian Solis on Making Business More Human

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While in New York for Integrated Marketing Week, All Analytics spent a few moments with Brian Solis to hear his thoughts how marketers can stay competitive in the new digital economy.  Brian Solis, author of What’s the Future of Business and principal analyst at Altimeter Group, advocates going back to the basics: what customers think, believe and share with others. That, he says, may be the key to marketing principal analyst at Altimeter Group, advocates going back to the basics: what customers think, believe and share with others. That, he says, may be the key to marketing success.

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Adobe Interviews Brian Solis While in London for a Special Edition of Marketing Minute

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In July 2013, Brian Solis was invited to present in London at a special Adobe event celebrating the launch of What’s the Future of Business: Changing the way businesses create experiences. Immediately following the presentation, he 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. The interview was edited down for its usual episode format but was also published in full to preserve the rich dialogue between Solis and Waite.

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CNET Talks to Brian Solis About the Rise of the Vine Famous

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CNET’s Jennifer Van Grove talked to Brian Solis once again to discuss how the loopy video app is providing young adults, aspiring actors, and YouTube stars with a new place to showcase their quirky creativity. As Van Grove and Solis observe, a new generation of stars are emerging.

As with so many new social tools, Vine is cool with the younger set. “Vine is mainstream amongst Millennials,” said Brian Solis, an analyst who studies digital preferences among young people for Altimeter Group. Gen Z, those born between the mid 1990s and mid 2000s, is also “all over Vine,” he said.

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PSFK Publishes Epic Interview with Brian Solis that Explores Experience Design

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PSFK, a leading media authority on Design, Advertising and Digital Media, interviewed Brian Solis on his ideas around the future of experiences introduced in his latest book, #WTF.

Macala Wright lead the interview and introduced it this way…”In today’s digital age, consumers expect more from the business they support and the products they purchase. Consumers not only expect great brand experiences, they believe they’re entitled to them. Experience are now directly tied to aspiration and intention, creativity and technology are merely the enablers. In his new book, What’s The Future of Business, Brian Solis, the principal of The Altimeter Group, takes marketers through matrix of designing and connecting for consumers.”

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Forbes Publishes Back-to-Back Interviews with Brian Solis on the State of Social Businesses and Why Many Brands are Anti-Social

In his popular column in Forbes, business author Rob Asghar interviewed Brian Solis for two in-depth, back-to-back stories on how to build a true Social Business and why most businesses are Anti-Social in a Social Media era.

Building A Truly Social Business: A Conversation With Brian Solis

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USA TODAY Ponders The Selfie with Brian Solis

USA TODAY’s Jefferson Graham talked to Brian Solis for his piece, “Talking Tech: The art of the selfie — some tips.

You’ve seen folks doing it all summer long: taking those silly pictures of themselves directly into the smart phone. They’re called “selfies.” Some tips to get your best shot.

Brian Solis, an analyst with the Altimeter Group, says teens and young adults look to the selfie as an “evolution” of visual chat. “They communicate not through text, but imagery of themselves. The visuals capture and communicate their state of mind.”

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CNBC Explores the Role Twitter Plays in Customer Service with Brian Solis

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CNBC’s Meghan Lisson spoke to Brian Solis about his views on Twitter’s new role in customer service and whether or not businesses are ready to Tweet back.

Here are some of Solis’ thoughts from the article.

Faced with shrinking digital attention spans, brands must compete to stay relevant. It’s adapt or die, said Brian Solis, principal analyst at the Altimeter Group and the author of ”What’s the Future of Business?

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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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