Could HIT-Amazon partnership spread like wildfire?

Aaron Hutchins of Kidscreen, a media company that covers the global children’s entertainment industry, covered the HIT Entertainment-Amazon deal and asked Brian Solis for his thoughts. Amazon and HIT Entertainment, a division of Mattel, announced a partnership that will bring the preschool series, as well as an array of consumer products exclusively to Amazon.com, via a Fireman Sam hub on the site.

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10 Brian Solis Quotes on The Future of Business by Prezly

Every now and then, Brian receives a nice surprise that gives him pause. Today is one such moment.

The team at Prezly put together a Slideshare featuring quotes from Solis’ last three books Engage, The End of Business as Usual and What’s the Future of Business (WTF).

Prezly is a PR toolkit that gives users everything they need to share important news with important media contacts.

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Brian Solis, World-Renowned Digital Analyst & Futurist, to Keynote DrivingSales Executive Summit

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Award-winning author Brian Solis to show dealers how to navigate and embrace disruptive technologies (from wearables to sharing economies) and drive better customer relationships and more sales by becoming part of the ‘disruption’.

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Folk Skal Føle (People Must Feel)!

Direct Marketing Prisen

Digital adfærd kræver ny kommunikation. Det gælder om at vække følelser, og til dét er der masser af uudnyttet digital viden at hente, sagde Brian Solis da han indtog scenen ved årets Direct Marketing Pris.

Digital behavior requires new communication. The idea is to evoke emotion, and that’s a lot of untapped digital information to collect, said Brian Solis when he took to the stage at this year’s Direct Marketing Awards.

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Future Proof the Customer Experience: Tips from Brian Solis

Vocus’ Erin Feldman published a fantastic summary of Brian Solis’ latest research report on digital transformation. The article, “Future Proof the Customer Experience: Tips from Brian Solis” shares a roadmap for strategists to take the right steps toward the future…today.

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Digital transformation is upon us, Brian Solis says, and it affects the way we behave and interact with the world. As businesses try to catch up with our ever-increasing digital behavior, they find themselves asking the question, “What would our digital customers do?”

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Brian Solis Shares the Future of Retail, Experience and Technology

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Over the last few years in particular, Brian has been asked by leading retail brands and industry organizations to study and present on the future of retail As a result, Brian has studied in depth how mobile, social, and disruptive technology is affecting the in-store experience. More so, he’s observing the role of technology and its impact on the entire customer experience. He’s noting what’s gaining traction as well as those that fail and why. Additionally, Solis is also looking at how retailers are exploring technology, what’s working, what’s not working and what it takes to transform. He’s compiled a compelling series of lists, examples and presentations that help strategists define a strategic roadmap to the future…today.

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Brian Solis Keynotes Direct Marketing Prisen 2014 in Copenhagen

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Brian Solis was selected to open Direct Marketing Prisen in Copenhagen. Hosted annually by Post Danmark (Post Nord), Solis shared his view on the evolving digital lifestyle and the need to change the future of marketing.

“This So-Called Digital Life”

Brian Solis explored the evolution of disruptive technologies and its impact on business and society. He shared how technology is changing how people communicate, connect, and share, which is veering away from how businesses market, sell, and serve.

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Advertising in the Year 2020? How About Right Now?

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Brian is often asked about the future of marketing, advertising, or better ways that brands can reach customers. What he isn’t asked is about how behaviors, preferences and expectations of the very people brands are trying to reach are evolving. While in Austin, RocketFuel, a company that uses artificial intelligence to make digital advertising better, asked Brian to share his views for advertising in the year 2020. Instead Brian focused on what advertisers need to do now.

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RocketFuel’s ADVERTISING 2020 with Porter Gale, Susan Borst, Richard Frankel and Brian Solis

Agency Do’s And Don’ts In A New Era

RocketFuel presented a SXSW panel of AdTech visionaries to talk Advertising 2020, a look at current trends in the advertising industry and where it’s headed in the second half of the decade.

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Airbnb Agrees to Give N.Y. Host Information in Tax Probe

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BusinessWeek reported today on the agreement reached between Airbnb and New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. Christie Smythe reached out to Brian Solis for his take on the deal. Following is a synopsis including Brian’s thoughts on the subject…

Airbnb Inc., the short-term home rental service for travelers, agreed to comply with a New York state probe of it and hosts who may be violating state occupancy and tax regulations.

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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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