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May I Have Your Attention, No, May I Have Your Intention Please?

May I Have Your Attention, No, May I Have Your Intention Please?

My friend Stephen Denny asked me if I would write the foreword for his new book, “Unfiltered Marketing: 5 Rules to Win Back Trust, Credibility, and Customers in a Digitally Distracted World.” It meant a lot to me. Having the ability to set the stage for someone’s passion and hard work is not something I take lightly. I asked if it would be okay to share the foreword upon release of the book and he said, “of course.” Unfiltered Marketing…

How COVID-19 and the “Novel Economy” is changing the way customers respond to businesses

How COVID-19 and the “Novel Economy” is changing the way customers respond to businesses

TechRepublic’s Karen Roby spoke with Brian Solis, global innovation evangelist at Salesforce and bestselling author of several books, about what he calls Generation N and how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected business. The following is an edited transcript of their conversation.  Karen Roby: How our lives have changed since we last talked! This is why I was really glad to talk to you today, because Generation N! This is a concept I want you to explain, and tell everybody,…

Redefining the human-centred approach to marketing

Redefining the human-centred approach to marketing

Via CMO… We’re living in a time of the ‘#noveleconomy’, a new and unusual time marked by the coronavirus, where the number one driver has to be customers and employees, Salesforce global innovation evangelist, Brian Solis, claims. “We have to learn, whether that’s in retail or in brand, how to deliver a much more impactful experience, not just for someone who’s connected, but for someone who’s emotionally, subconsciously and intellectually moved because of a global pandemic,” Solis explained during this…

10 Quotes to Enrich Your Customer Experience

10 Quotes to Enrich Your Customer Experience

Mercí Thierry Spencer Transcript in French (via Google Translate): rien de tel qu’une bonne situation pour s’inspirer et partager des convictions autour de soi je vous propose une sélection de dix citations pour enrichir votre expérience client les gens ne se souviennent pas toujours de ce que vous dites ni même de ce que vous faites mais ils se souviennent toujours de ce que vous leur avez fait ressentir my angel ou écrivaine poétesse actrice et militante américaine ne pensais…

With Social Media Addiction, AI Algorithms, and Disinformation, the Real Social Dilemma is Ours to Solve:  Where Do We Start?

With Social Media Addiction, AI Algorithms, and Disinformation, the Real Social Dilemma is Ours to Solve: Where Do We Start?

How do we live in a world of constant distraction without giving up these digital tools that monopolize our attention, but provide value at the same time? Is it an all-or-nothing game? These are questions more people are asking as a result of the overwhelming success of the Netflix documentary The #SocialDilemma, which looks at the consequences of driving user engagement through so-called “bubble filter” algorithms, that increase utilization by showing us more of what we’re already watching, insulating us…

Introducing a new live video series, Intersections: Where Ideas and Possibility Converge

Introducing a new live video series, Intersections: Where Ideas and Possibility Converge

The new media world is simply incredible. It’s rich with opportunities to learn and share with platforms that make onboarding, creating, publishing and consuming content approachable by just about anyone. I’ve been blogging since about 2004, producing online videos shortly thereafter and podcasting for the last few years. It wasn’t until recently however that I started to experiment with live-streaming as a host. In development for about six months, I’m proud to announce “Intersections: Where Ideas and Possibility Converge,” a…

FranceSoir: La génération N: un nouveau type de consommateur transformé par la pandémie

FranceSoir: La génération N: un nouveau type de consommateur transformé par la pandémie

L’épidémie de coronavirus, accompagnée de mesures de protection sanitaires inédites, a considérablement changé les habitudes et les règles de vie en société. Aux États-Unis, pays de la société de consommation par excellence, Brian Solis a développé le concept de la génération N pour décrire un nouveau type de consommateur, complètement tourné vers le digital, né pendant la pandémie de coronavirus. Les personnes peu connectées rejoignent les générations Y et Z Brian Solis, expert en économie digitale et analyste en innovation pour Salesforce,…

The Content Experience Also Shapes the Customer Experience, Design Accordingly

The Content Experience Also Shapes the Customer Experience, Design Accordingly

Originally published in the Alexa blog, “Out with Content Strategy, In with Content Experience.” Did you know that 90% of smartphone users are not absolutely certain of the specific brand they want to buy when they begin looking for information online? And, 65% look for the most relevant information regardless of the company providing the information? The question for you is, where is your business in these activities? What is it that customers find about your brand, if at all,…

The Future of Retail: Inspiring Innovation In The Novel Economy

The Future of Retail: Inspiring Innovation In The Novel Economy

Since the dawn of COVID-19, brick-and-mortar retail has been thrust into yet another level of disruption. From e-commerce to mobile to social media to apps to a global pandemic, retail can’t seem to catch a break. But now, maybe they can. Consumers are now, not only increasingly digital first, they’re bound by a somatic marker that is COVID-19. The future of retail isn’t what it used to be. In this 50 minute, yes, almost one hour, conversation with Alicia Esposito…

The Rise of Digital Darwinism and the Real-world Business Drivers for Digital Transformation

The Rise of Digital Darwinism and the Real-world Business Drivers for Digital Transformation

When I had an incredible opportunity to join Salesforce as the Global Innovation Evangelist, I jumped in with both feet. Shortly before starting, I partnered with long-time friend Sandy Carter at AWS to develop a playbook that helped AWS partners accelerate their digital transformation and innovation services to then do the same for organizations around the world. This is only more important now than when I wrote it. Setting the stage to transform your business Digital transformation (DX) is shaping…

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