Clay Christensen vs. Jill Lepore – Brian Solis Weighs in at CMSWire

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CMSWire’s Noreen Seebacher tackled the recent brouhaha between Harvard’s Clay Christensen and Jill Lepore over “Disruptive Innovation.” Seebacher reached out to leading experts including Jeff Dachis,  Professor Howard Yu and Brian Solis to debate the debate.

Excerpt from “What’s the Deal with Disruptive Innovation?

Brian Solis:

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Video: Brian Solis Keynote at DM Prisen, Copenhagen

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Brian Solis recently keynoted Direct Marketing Prisen in Copenhagen on behalf of postnord, the holding company of two merged postal companies Posten AB and Post Danmark. Print isn’t dead. Digital isn’t the endgame. Brian’s presentation explored the need to and importance of finding the balance between offline and online, print and digital.

Please take a moment to watch his thought-provoking presentation, “This so-called digital life and what does it all mean?”

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CMO.com: Coming Megatrends in Marketing

CMO.com‘s Giselle Abramovich interviewed four industry experts including Brian Solis to explore the megatrends marketers should be paying attention to over the next five years.

Following is an excerpt of the interview between Brian and Giselle…

Brian Solis, principal analyst at Altimeter Group, told CMO.com:

The first megatrend I see is the unionization of the marketing and IT function into a new division aimed at improving the customer and employee experiences. This will expedite the process of aligning tech investments around specific purposes a lot faster and adapting over time.

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CMSWire: Investing in Digital and Social Improves Customer Relationships

CMSWire, an online magazine that focuses on customer experience and business information management recently tackled the subject of whether or not digital and social improves customer relationships.

Author Noreen Seebacher writes…

Life has become increasingly complex for modern marketers. In the not so distant past, all anyone expected them to do was identify, acquire and retain customers. Now they’re expected to build long-term relationships with them — and as anyone who has ever had a partner or a spouse can tell you, that takes a lot of work.

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Reuters: Bay Area techies ditch phones, tablets at ‘digital detox’ camp

Reuters’ Christina Farr recently attended a digital detox camp. She shared her experience and also reported on the rise of the technology cleanse trend.

The article features thoughts from Brian Solis, who also studies the digital impact on society.

SAN FRANCISCO, June 19 (Reuters) – Tired of the social media treadmill and hoping to unplug for a couple days? Consider this fast-growing summer camp three hours outside of San Francisco, where the first ritual involves handing over your personal electronics to volunteers in white lab coats.

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The Pivot Conference Unveils the Future of Business, Technology and Society; New Format Helps Executives and Strategists Chart a New Course Toward Market Relevance

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The Tomorrow Project, LLC, Brian Solis and Momentum, the organizers of Pivot, today announced the agenda for the 2014 Pivot Conference scheduled for October in New York City.

The Pivot Conference takes place October 16-17 at the Nasdaq Marketsite in Times Square and is produced by Brian Solis, principal analyst with Altimeter Group and author of the recently published best-seller What’s the Future of Business.

The Pivot Conference is the annual gathering of the leaders of social/mobile/digital initiatives for major organizations at the forefront of business transformation.

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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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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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