SEOlympics: Top Marketing Blogs of U.S. West

SEJ (Search Engine Journal) recently listed as one of the best top 10 blogs for marketing and business content.

To help all of us become better content marketers (and digital marketers in general), here are 10 top-notch marketer blogs located in the Western part of the U.S. This list was pulled together using subjective criteria, like voice, content strategy, and quality.

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Brian Solis Releases a New Ebook with Vocus: A Manifesto for Building Relationships in the Digital Era

Via Vocus

Do you think that PR just stands for public relations? It actually stands for a whole lot more.

In his newly released e-book “What If PR Stood for People and Relationships?,” award-winning author Brian Solis discusses how to build relationships in the digital era.

According to Brian, relationship building in today’s world of smartphones, social media and big data requires understanding that your audience consists of real people and that you can accomplish more together than alone.

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Shake-Up 2014 Keynote: Brian Solis with Robin Carey, “Has the Empire Struck Back?”

Rather than present during his keynote, he opted to sit down with Robin Carey at the The ShakeUp this year. The duo discussed the future of marketing with Robin wondering, “Has the Empire Struck Back?”

In a moment of humility and complete transparency, digital analyst, anthropologist and author Brian Solis shared the true state of digital marketing, why “we’re” part of the problem and what to do now and in 2015 during.

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SAS: Digital marketing – it’s really about people

John Balla is a Principal Marketing Specialist of Customer Intelligence at SAS. During the release of What’s the Future of business, John and Brian partnered on a series of events to help marketers learn how to use technology to become more human and engaging in each moment of truth. Balla recently published his thoughts over at SAS to continue the conversation…

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CNN: Does Ello have what it takes to be the anti-Facebook?

In the past week, social network Ello gained much more traction than even its seven founders anticipated. Ello co-founder Paul Budnitz said requests and approvals for access to the invite-only service were totaling 40,000 per hour. CNN’s Sara Ashley O’Brien reported on the fledgling social network seeking input from industry experts including Brian Solis.

Sara reported that the LGBT community is embracing the site after being kicked off Facebook due to its “real” name policy. That, along with the promise of no advertising, are the reasons why some are calling it the “anti-Facebook.”

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Where Digital Is and Where It’s Going


Formerly part of the 3M’s digital team, Greg Gerik recently joined the team at Shoutlet as VP of Product Marketing. Gerik attended the annual Social Shakeup in Atlanta where Brian Solis opened the event with a thought-provoking conversation with Robin Fray Carey.

Gerik summarized the entire conversation in a thorough article. Following is an excerpt…

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A Call for New Expertise in Business


In the third installment for HootSuite’s business video series, Brian Solis discusses the widening gap between current expertise and emergent roles defining the future of business. Here, Solis makes the case to invest not only in new people but also to help today’s employees learn new skillsets to evolve along the business.

Click here to see the post over at HootSuite

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30 Expert Marketers You Should Follow on LinkedIn and Twitter

Murray Newlands writing for Inc. assembled a list of 30 of the world’s top marketers. He states that each are worthy of following if you’re a business owner or marketing professional seeking to break through the noise. These distinguished marketers are the top influencers within their particular fields and have proven that they are the very best of the best. If you’re new to marketing or simply in need of some inspiration, this list is exactly what you need to reinvigorate your efforts and start making progress on the right path.

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We Are All Millennials: The 7 Trends Changing the Future of Business

While Brian Solis was in Sydney earlier this year, he visited his friend Mathew Slavica, Founder of Digital Stand. The result of that conversation turned into a series of posts and a pretty incredible video.

Mathew wrote about the engagement on LinkedIn

If you had a chance to interview one of the world’s most original and prominent thought leaders in social and new media, what could you hope to learn about the future of business?

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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. More so, he humanizes technology’s causal effect to help people see people differently and understand what to do about it. He is an award-winning author and avid keynote speaker who is globally recognized as one of the most prominent thought leaders in digital transformation and innovation.

Brian has authored several best-selling books including What’s the Future of Business (WTF), Engage! and The End of Business as Usual. His blog,, is ranked as a leading resource for insights into the future of business, new technology and marketing.

Contact Brian



  • Brian Solis, Future of Business Forum, Oslo
  • Brian Solis, Future of Business Forum, Oslo
  • Brian Solis, Future of Business Forum, Oslo
  • Brian Solis, Future of Business Forum, Oslo