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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Altimeter’s Brian Solis and Charlene Li Publish New Book, “The Seven Success Factors of Social Business Strategy”

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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.

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CNN Talks to BrianSolis about Hate and Free Speech on Twitter

An advocate for honoring women on British currency was thanked for her efforts on Twitter with dozens of rape threats. A female writer who recently spoke out against rape jokes, almost predictably, got the same treatment. CNN’s Doug Gross asked Brian Solis for his thoughts on the subject based on his views around “Freedom of Tweet, is it a Right or Wrong?

Following are some of Brian’s thoughts as published in, “Twitter faces new pressure to limit hate speech.”

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The Next Web Reviews Seven Success Factors of Social Business by Charlene Li and Brian Solis

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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:

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Brian Solis Makes an Appearance on TechCrunch TV

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.

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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”.

Shared experiences. WTF?

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Brian Solis publishes fourth edition of popular infographic, The Conversation Prism

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.

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sas Runs Five-part Series Based on Brian Solis’ Vision of the Future [of Business]


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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.

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HuffPo Covers Facebook’s New Reader with Commentary from Brian Solis

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.

Following is an excerpt from the article

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.

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ABOUT ME

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.

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