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Introducing The Ideation Cycle – A Fun Framework for Marketing and Building Movement Around New Ideas

Introducing The Ideation Cycle – A Fun Framework for Marketing and Building Movement Around New Ideas

Everyone has ideas. What separates ideation from impact is action, community-building, and creating value. Ideas represent possibilities for alternate futures. Ideation stirs hope and forms pathways to change. But, the idea is just one part of transformation and innovation. It takes a village as they say. And the village must not only believe in the idea, but also believe in mission, the purpose, and the value they’ll experience as a result. In an era of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine…

Culture 2.0: Why a Digital Culture is a Competitive Advantage

Culture 2.0: Why a Digital Culture is a Competitive Advantage

Ah, the days when we could travel for to conferences. I’d like to share one fond memory with you because this topic is only more relevant in a post-pandemic world. I was invited to give a keynote presentation at Social Business Forum X in Milan.  The theme of the presentation was the importance of building a digital culture to compete in an era of “digital Darwinism.” At the center of it, is not technology, it’s a renewed human-centered approach to employee…

X: The Experience When Business Meets Design – GetAbstract Summary

X: The Experience When Business Meets Design – GetAbstract Summary

Digital customer experience has never been more important. The pandemic accelerated e-commerce, AI and automation, and digital transformation by 10 years. What most businesses still aren’t prepared for however, is how to think beyond digital tools and platforms to design intuitive digital experiences that inspire human engagement in every touch point across the CX journey. That’s what X: The Experience When Business Meets Design set out to do. It was designed to help “imagineers” image a unified customer journey that…

SXSW 2021: The Path Forward for Healthcare Innovation and Digital Transformation

SXSW 2021: The Path Forward for Healthcare Innovation and Digital Transformation

Brian Solis, Global Innovation Evangelist at Salesforce, joined Ron Kim, SVP and Chief Technology Officer at Merck, and Manoj Narayanan, Chief Technology Officer at Real Chemistry, to explore “Five Things to Know About Digital Transformation in Healthcare.” The session was an official part of SXSW 2021 programming. Hosted by Jo Ann Saitta, Global Chief Digital Officer at Real Chemistry, the panel explored digital and human dimensions of what the future of healthcare innovation should be in a post-pandemic economy. Digital…

Designing for Digital-First Customers: Focus on Experience for Breakthrough Innovation – Sound & Communications

Designing for Digital-First Customers: Focus on Experience for Breakthrough Innovation – Sound & Communications

NSCA hosted Brian Solis in its 2021 Business & Leadership Conference Virtual (BLCv) as keynote speaker. NSCA’s Business & Leadership Conference is the industry’s most notable platform for executive-level education and discussion. Brian’s topic focused on a “Discussion Of Digital-First Customers Informs NSCA Business & Leadership Conference Attendees.” Following his presentation, Sounds & Communications, a publication reaching the commercial AV technology and application industry, shared a thorough summary of his keynote. Discussion Of Digital-First Customers Informs NSCA Business & Leadership Conference Attendees…

The Novel Economy, Generation N, and Thriving in a Digital-First Environment: Futurist Brian Solis on Marketing Smarts [Podcast]

The Novel Economy, Generation N, and Thriving in a Digital-First Environment: Futurist Brian Solis on Marketing Smarts [Podcast]

What an absolute treat to spend time with my friend Kerry O’Shea Gorgone on the Marketing Smarts [Podcast] for MarketingProfs! — Brian Solis is a digital analyst, anthropologist, and futurist. He’s written several bestselling books, including What’s the Future of Business (WTF), Engage!, and The End of Business as Usual. Brian recently brought his technology expertise to Salesforce as the company’s Global Innovation Evangelist. I invited Brian to Marketing Smarts to talk about the “Novel Economy,” what he calls “Generation…

What is the Novel Economy and Why is it Important in a Post-Pandemic Economy?

What is the Novel Economy and Why is it Important in a Post-Pandemic Economy?

Written by Patrick Anderson, Tasktop “Anything is Possible in the Novel Economy” Following the disruption wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic, global businesses are squinting their eyes through the dust of the aftermath. Little has prepared them for what Brian Solis calls the “Novel Economy”. Yet despite all the uncertainty and hardship, Brian—Global Innovation Evangelist at Salesforce—remains upbeat that opportunity abounds, and that “anything is possible” — especially if enterprises center their response around the safety and evolving needs of customers…

Rewired for Distractions vs. Rewiring for Intent

Rewired for Distractions vs. Rewiring for Intent

Part of me wishes that LifeScale was released in 2020. I know, I know, it’s not the most popular year. But it is the year that we were, en masse, informed about our “social dilemma” and also further thrust into living a digital-first life at work and at home, which basically became the same thing, i.e. WFH, WFHLife, work from home, work from anywhere, remote work, et al. Early in 2020, as lockdowns were in their initial onset (in some…

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