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The 5 Most Popular Marketing Cloudcasts of 2015: Brian Solis and X

By Heike Young, Salesforce Excerpt In September 2015, Salesforce Marketing Cloud launched our first podcast: the Marketing Cloudcast. On the show, Joel Book and I interview marketing thought leaders, practitioners, authors, and more about key trends, technologies, and topics in marketing today. We’ve featured guests from a variety of industries and business sizes, from B2B tech to nonprofit to beauty. They’ve taught us a lot, and if you work in digital marketing, I’m sure you can learn something from them,…

TYT: Will You Be A Part of Change Or A Victim Of It? Brian Solis interview w/ Cenk Uyghur

via The Young Turks Futurist, change management specialist and “X: The Experience When Business Meets Design” author Brian Solis sits down with The Young Turks’ Cenk Uygur to talk about the past, present and future and how more and faster change is coming, and the only question is whether you’re going to be a part of that change or a victim of it. Along the way, the two discuss how disruptive technologies and changing cultural standards will affect the news… 17 Business Quotes That Inspired Us In 2015

via As a small business owner, you have tough days – we all do. When you’re facing a challenge that seems insurmountable, are frustrated by a client, or feeling so exhausted you just want to nap for a week, read through these business quotes that inspired us in 2015. And here’s to a great 2016! Excerpt… Businesses are no longer the sole creator of their brand; it is co-created by consumers through shared experiences and defined by the results…

The Financial Brand: Top 10 Retail Banking Trends and Predictions for 2016

The Financial Brand: Top 10 Retail Banking Trends and Predictions for 2016

By Jim Marous, Co-Publisher of The Financial Brand, Excerpt For the fifth consecutive year, we have surveyed a panel of close to 100 global financial services leaders for their thoughts around upcoming retail banking and credit union trends and predictions. The crowdsource panel including bankers, credit union executives, industry analysts, advisors, authors and fintech followers from Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Europe, and Australia. These exclusive interviews are one of the components of the expansive Digital Banking Report, ‘2016 Retail Banking Trends and…

Miss Universe host may have been mislead by poorly designed cue card

Miss Universe host may have been mislead by poorly designed cue card

via One News Now, TV New Zealand Excerpt Miss Universe host Steve Harvey may have been set up to fail by a poorly designed cue card when he incorrectly announced Miss Colombia had won over Miss Philippines. However, US digital analyst Brian Solis tweeted he didn’t believe it was Harvey’s fault alone. “Design is often underestimated and underappreciated,” he wrote.    

7 eBooks Every Digital Marketer Should Read

via Pam McBride, Leadsift, excerpt If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the fast-paced changes occurring in digital marketing, you’re not alone. But you don’t have to enroll in a two-year program or a certificate course just to keep your head above water. There are dozens of marketing experts who are eager to share their knowledge with you – for free. We’ve compiled a list of our seven favorite ebooks that everyone working in the digital marketing space should read. They range…

CNET: How Nest aims to own your smart home

via Richard Nieva, CNET Excerpt Alphabet, the mama-bird parent company of Google, is hoping 2016 is the year Nest leaves the, well, you know what. Nest, which makes thermostats, smoke detectors and security cameras that connect to the Web, has operated pretty much independently since Google bought the company in 2013. And that was before the company formerly known as Google pulled apart its various divisions to turn them into individual companies. “We’re going to see a [move] toward an…

Huff Post: 8 Experts Predict What Digital Marketing Will Look Like In 2016

Huff Post: 8 Experts Predict What Digital Marketing Will Look Like In 2016

via Rahul Varshneya, Huffington Post I spoke to 8 experts to get their prediction for effective growth channels in 2016. Here’s what they had to say: Brian Solis of X: The Experience When Business Meets Design. Experiences are more important than products now. In fact, experiences are products. They’ve also become a lively topic of consumer comment for all the world to hear. In order to be competitive, brands must get better not only at understanding and satisfying customers’ wants…

37 Thought-Provoking Tweets from Brian Solis’ Talk on Disruption

via Bryan Escobedo, Red Sky I had the fortune of joining more than 100 attendees for the latest ED Sessions speaker series featuring best-selling author and noted keynote speaker Brian Solis. Solis calls himself a digital anthropologist, which basically means he studies technology’s impact on business, society and culture. Not to get Orwellian, Bradburyian (or insert your favorite dystopian novel’s author here), but with all of us becoming increasingly glued to our mobile devices, do you wonder where all this technology is leading…

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