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.

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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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ABC News and Brian Solis Examine What Instagram Video Means for News Coverage


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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.”

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Instagram Adds Video, CNET and Solis Talk About Why


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Instagram has video — 15-second, filtered, camera-stabilized miniature movies, to be exact. But more importantly, with the release, video will finally get its moment in the spotlight. Jennifer Van Grove and Brian Solis are back together once again to examine how this is good for social video, Instagram and Facebook overall.

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Los Angeles Times Compares Facebook’s Instagram Video to Twitter’s Vine with Brian Solis

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When Facebook announced that Instagram would add video, Jessica Guynn of The Los Angeles Times asked Brian Solis and the differences and how users would react.

Following is a snapshot of Solis’ view on the subject…

Altimeter Group analyst Brian Solis says Instagram may have a shot at doing for video what its arch-rival has only begun to do: put the new art of short-form video in the hands of millions of people the world over.

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Experiences Matter to Your Bottom Line

SAS invited Brian Solis to speak at New York’s Integrated Marketing Week to expound on his notion of “shareable” customer experiences and how they’re key to future business success.

To Solis, the future of business has always been about creating value – for shareholders and for all stakeholders in the enterprise. What’s changing is how value is defined, derived and demonstrated in the context of today’s new generation of consumerism. While technological advances are making customer-centricity imperative for the enterprise, success will not be defined in terms of technology, but in terms of shared experiences and the outcomes they generate.

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San Jose Mercury News Seeks Commentary on Yahoo’s Tumblr Acquisition from Brian Solis

Brandon Bailey of The San Jose Mercury News covered the Tumblr Yahoo! deal and reached out to Brian Solis for his thoughts.

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Many adults already use multiple services for different purposes, such as Facebook for friends, Twitter to follow celebrities and LinkedIn for professional contacts, said Brian Solis, principal analyst at Altimeter Group. But when there are so many alternatives, he added, “Facebook is going to have to compete every day for our attention.”

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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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