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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Brian Solis Writes the Foreword for New Text Book on the Ethical Practice of Social Media in Public Relations

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A new text book edited by two Penn State faculty members offers insights for pubic relations practitioners, scholars and students on issues such as transparency, company social media policies, corporate social responsibility and ethical frameworks for social media communication.

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How Steve Jobs would feel about Apple acquiring Beats (podcast)

Brian Solis joins VentureBeat’s Dylan Tweney and Jordan Novet on “What to Think,” a weekly podcast that discusses tech news and trends.

On this episode, Brian shares his views on Apple’s rumored acquisition of Beats and Facebook’s paid vs. organic algorithm debate.

Click here to listen now…

You can also listen on YouTube: VentureBeat’s What to Think Podcast: Episode 4

Or right click/control-click on this link to download the What to Think MP3!

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Silicon Valley embraces The Pivot

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In honor of HBO’s Silicon Valley Show, the Michelle Quinn of the San Jose Mercury News examined some of the more popular buzzwords such as “pivot” and “growth hacker” frequently used among startups and investors.

Brian Solis added some color to the discussion…

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LinkedIn: 50 Sales and Social Business Quotes You Need to Hang in Your Office

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In today’s world of social connectivity, top salespeople are using social media on the job to listen to prospects, gather intelligence, build and grow relationships and more, and it’s giving them an edge over the competition.

To that end, the LinkedIn team assembled 50 of the best, most inspirational sales and social business quotes from the top social influencers. They’re the ones who have cracked the code about how to leverage their professional brand for maximum impact. And, they’re the ones whom we all should be learning from.

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Brian Solis to Keynote The Vistage Executive Summit in Denver

Brian will take the stage in Denver to help business leaders gain insights on how innovation can accelerate growth and productivity. Vistage International will hold its Vistage Executive Summit in Denver on Thursday, May 22nd, at the Hyatt Regency Denver.

Designed exclusively for business leaders in Denver and its neighboring communities, the event is dedicated to stimulating productivity and growth through innovative thinking and leadership. Attendees will explore how other business leaders from a wide range of industries are leveraging, embracing and adapting to the rapid pace of change, and how to infuse new ideas into their businesses.

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How to Beat Content Marketing Overload by Vocus

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Vocus featured Brian Solis in its latest ebook, “How to Beat Content Marketing Overload.” You can download it here.

Content marketing overload is real. In fact, you’re probably suffering from it right now. People are weary of the plethora of content they are exposed to and have started to tune it out. Marketers are tired of investing time and energy into content creation, yet seeing little to no return on it.

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We are Forever Students – Brian invests in tomorrow’s leaders…today

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Brian Solis believes that “we are forever students” especially in a time when technology advances faster than our ability to truly master it. Even though Brian is usually running around doing his thing, he will always make time for students. In fact, he’s made a commitment to professors and students. If one of his books is used as course material, he will virtually visit each class to share his views and also answer student questions.

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Brian Solis: Facebook wird zum Hub im sozialen Ecosystem

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Brian Solis ist nicht nur der Direktor der Marktforschungs- und Beratungsfirma Altimeter Group, sondern mit „Engage“ auch ein viel beachteter Buchautor zum Thema Social Media. Mit seinem neuen Buch „The Future of Business“ macht sich Solis auch über die Zukunft ganzer Geschäftsmodelle Gedanken, die sich derzeit durch Internettechnologien und vor allem durch Social Media drastisch verändern. Wir konnten Brian Solis auf der TNW Web Conference in Amsterdam treffen, wo er genau über dieses Thema referierte.

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Visualizing Digital Transformation at Brand Innovators

 

Recently Brian Solis was asked to present at Brand Innovators San Francisco on the evolution of Digital Transformation as a result of the new and ever-changing digital customer experience (DCX). You can read more about the report here.

Heidi Forbes Öste (forbesoste) was in the audience and following the presentation, she sent along a visual noteboard summarizing key points.

You can download a higher res image here.

Please download the report on Digital Transformation here.

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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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