Do You Build Value or Add Noise? The Future of Digital Marketing by Brian Solis

Brian Solis recently gave a speech about his new e-book about the future of digital marketing, “What If PR Stood for People and Relationships?” Hosted by Vocus-Cision at Google Headquarters,

Noted blogger and new media marketer Geoff Livingston shared the lessons from Brian’s presentation, which centered on the need for marketers to focus on becoming valuable to audiences rather than achieving traditional online success.

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The Australian Features On Stage Interview of Telstra CEO David Thodey by Brian Solis


Telstra chief David Thodey says the telco will be “relevant forever”, as it shifts its energies towards becoming ‘digital first’.

Mr Thodey, speaking with US analyst Brian Solis at the 2014 Australian Digital Summit, was asked how the 120-year old telco would stay relevant in an age of start-ups and constantly changing technology.

“It’s a question I ask myself a lot, because you can never assume what you were good at yesterday will be appropriate for the future,” he told the Sydney audience on Monday.

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Brian Solis to Ring NASDAQ Closing Bell


Momentum Events, The Pivot Conference, will  host two single-day conferences (October 16-17) at the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square. Now in its fifth year, Pivot brings together start-ups, brands and agencies to discuss disruptive technology trends and how to leverage them into competitive advantages..

In honor of the occasion, Brian Solis, Co-Producer of Pivot will ring the Closing Bell.


Nasdaq MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio


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21 Digital Marketing Trends and Predictions for 2015

TopRank’s Lee Odden compiled insights from some of the world’s most influential digital experts to share their marketing predictions for 2015.

Here’s an excerpt with thoughts from Brian Solis…

21 Digital Marketing Trends and Predictions for 2015

I’d love to say that by 2015 we will truly see digital strategies that are integrated across social, mobile, advertising, marketing, comms, et al. But, we won’t. What we will see though is a more conscious effort to bring disparate groups to the table to learn how to collaborate across screens, channels, and moments of truth to deliver ONE experience to customers wherever they are in the lifecycle.

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Digital PR Awards: Brian Solis = Blogger of Year


Winner: Brian Solis

Brian Solis’ blog is ranked in the top 10 marketing blogs in the AdAge Power 150 and is also a Top 100 business blog as ranked by Technorati. A digital analyst, anthropologist, and futurist, Solis has studied and influenced the effects of emerging technology on business, marketing, and culture.

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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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ClickZ: 5 Things You Should Know About Brian



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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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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.

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