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.”
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?”
Concise E-book outlines seven powerful factors for designing and supporting an effective social business strategy
Bestselling authors and noted technology analysts Charlene Li and Brian Solis are helping businesses get serious about social media. Their new book, The Seven Success Factors of Social Business Strategy, was written to help readers learn how to better align social media strategies with business objectives to deliver real results and ROI.
The Next Web’s Ken Yeung took a read of the new ebook by Charlene Li and Brian Solis and shared his takeaways here…
In Seven Success Factors, Solis and Li follow up to their research report The Evolution of Social Business, which looked at the six stages a company undergoes to become a social business. Solis tells us they explored what separated one company from another and this is what they found:
Noted author and technology pundit Andrew Keen invited Brian Solis to join for an episode of TechCrunch TV’s Keen On to discuss Brian’s new book, WTF.
Known as one of Silicon Valley’s smartest observers of social media, Altimeter Group analyst Brian Solis is now thinking way beyond Twitter and Facebook. The future of digital business, Solis says, is “shared experiences”.
Brian Solis, award-winning author and principal at Altimeter Group, unveiled the fourth edition of his Conversation Prism, an ever-evolving infographic that captures the state of social media, organized by how important social networks are used by professional and everyday consumers.
Viewed and downloaded millions of times over, the Conversation Prism in its various stages captures a snapshot of important moments in the history and evolution of Social Media. It’s the only research-driven map to explore the evolution of the social web dating back to the rise of social media.
The crowd before newly-elected Pope Francis in 2013. Photo credit: Associated Press / Michael Sohn
Brian Solis of the Altimeter Group envisions a future brimming with potential, and a key part of his vision of the future are connected customers. These people are connected thanks to amazing technologies that enable the shared experience to take center stage, and for which new measures of success highlight many big opportunities. The connected customer is the focus of this post, the second in a five-part series that I’ve devised to capture his grand vision and share with you here.
The world’s largest social network is developing a mobile product codenamed “Reader” that will highlight and showcase news from Facebook users and media organizations. Timothy Stenovec asked Brian Solis for his thoughts.
With its new feature, Facebook could be setting its sights on Twitter’s position as the place to turn for breaking news, Brian Solis, author of What’s the Future of Business and a principal analyst at Altimeter Group, told HuffPost.
Sally Zhang of ABC News sought Solis’ views on Instagram Video and its role in news coverage
Brian Solis, principal analyst at Altimeter Group, says Instagram Video’s Cinema feature in particular, which stabilizes shaky video, will lead the way for that.
“With video, it takes more than filters,” Solis told ABC News. “It takes realizing that to make everyday people look like incredible videographers or cinematographers, they needed something to solve video’s biggest barrier to watchability and shareability — giving users a digital tripod to dramatically improve the video experience.”
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.