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Corporate Leaders are Missing Important Digital Skills

Corporate Leaders are Missing Important Digital Skills

Writing for Learning Solutions, Pamela Hole explores the rising digital divide in the C-Suite. In fact, fewer than a third of digital leaders rate themselves as “effective in digital acumen” according to the DDI Global Leadership Forecast. This gap is bad for business. “The world’s most digitally mature companies lead all other companies in value creation. They also have proved much more resilient during the crisis,” research by the Boston Consulting Group found. Forbes underscores the need for leaders to become digitally savvy: “Executives…

Why Web 3.0 Will Rewrite the Business Playbook: An Interview withBrad Howarth, CMO Australia

Why Web 3.0 Will Rewrite the Business Playbook: An Interview withBrad Howarth, CMO Australia

Original article written by Brad Howarth, CMO What an extreme honor it was to visit Melbourne and Sydney after all this time. Following my presentation at the Salesforce Retail and Consumer Goods Industries Summit, I met with my new friend Brad Howarth of CMO Magazine. Over the course of one hour, we explored everything from the future of brands, the new role of marketing in 2030 organizations, and of course, the rising world of Web3 (Web 3.0), the next iteration…

Technology, Adaptation, and the Future of Employee Experience with Nathalie Nahai

Technology, Adaptation, and the Future of Employee Experience with Nathalie Nahai

My dear friend Nathalie Nahai invited me on her popular podcast, The Hive, to discuss her new book and the future of tech, resilience, and leadership. I’d like to share that conversation with you here. Today I speak with the inimitable Brian Solis, a world-renowned digital anthropologist and futurist. An award-winning author and global keynote speaker, Brian’s research, advisory and presentations humanise the relationship between disruptive innovation and its impact on institutions, markets and societies. He not only helps audiences…

The importance of retail experience design; Designing a valuable retail experience

The importance of retail experience design; Designing a valuable retail experience

via Lauren Mathews, LEAP Author Lauren Mathews explores the importance of total experience innovation in a hybrid world. Solis’ book, X: The Experience When Business Meets Design, couldn’t be more timely. In her article, she writes… 90% of purchases are researched online before being made in-store. Customers expect a memorable experience when shopping in stores. A retail store experience brings a brand’s story and values to life. But retailers can’t rely on Instagrammable moments and digital screens alone to make their stores…

The CMO’s Guide to Understanding the Future of Brands, Consumers, and Community in a Web3 World

The CMO’s Guide to Understanding the Future of Brands, Consumers, and Community in a Web3 World

Buckle up, marketers. You are in a front row seat on a ride to the next revolutionary iteration of the internet: Web3.  Conceptually, Web3 is a decentralized, permissionless, trustless internet experience—not requiring the support of a trusted intermediary—that employs peer-to-peer interaction and meritocracy to put power and ownership in the hands of individuals rather than centralized entities. It’s envisioned as a digital space where services are operated, owned, and improved upon by communities of users.  Concretely, Web3 is a new…

Seth Godin and Brian Solis Discuss How to Make Your Brand More Trustworthy

Seth Godin and Brian Solis Discuss How to Make Your Brand More Trustworthy

by Ari Bendersky for Salesforce 360 A key to building more trust with customers? Be more human. Marketing guru Seth Godin and Salesforce vice president and global innovation evangelist Brian Solis offer their take on how to build customer trust. For many companies, being seen as trustworthy by customers is an ultimate goal. But what does it really mean to have trust and build trust with customers? In a recent conversation on the Blazing Trails podcast, marketing guru Seth Godin and…

The big questions brands should ask before they jump Into Web3, NFTs, and the Metaverse

The big questions brands should ask before they jump Into Web3, NFTs, and the Metaverse

Video shot at The CMO Club Innovation Forum in West Hollywood, Calif. If you’re given the choice between being a consumer or a stakeholder of your favorite brand…, which would you choose? This is an important consideration for brands in the next web. Oftentimes brands and businesses in general think transactionally. Since the pandemic the digital transformation led to the digitalization of a lot of touchpoints in a customer journey. But if you think about that, where’re digitalizing the analog…

Beyond the Hype of Web3: Delivering Utility, Value And Community in the Next Web

Beyond the Hype of Web3: Delivering Utility, Value And Community in the Next Web

Originally published in Forbes My dear friends Chris Heuer and Kristie Wells asked me to open Web 3.1, a new unconference series they founded. The goal of the event was to explore ways to deliver the promise of web3. This article is inspired by the research that went into my presentation and the conversations that followed. You can watch the presentation here. Since October 2021, Google Trends data shows that “web3” as a search term started to take off. The…

The Future of Work: Building a Mindset that Embraces Innovation

The Future of Work: Building a Mindset that Embraces Innovation

via Formstack PODCAST Future of Work: Building a Mindset that Embraces Innovation with Brian Solis What’s the difference between innovation, iteration, and disruption? We brought digital futurist Brian Solis on to this episode to explain. The author and Salesforce Global Innovation Evangelist provides insights into how these topics are distinctly different yet interconnected. Brian breaks down how any organization—regardless of size, industry, or notoriety—can harness innovation through a simple shift in mindset. In less than 30 minutes, he shares ways…

The Magic of Stories: How to be an Amazing Storyteller When Everyone is a Storyteller

The Magic of Stories: How to be an Amazing Storyteller When Everyone is a Storyteller

“There are over half a million Linkedln members with storytelling listed in their profile.” Once upon a time, I collaborated with LinkedIn and GapingVoid Culture Design Studio to explore the art and science of storytelling and inspire marketers to reimagine how they connect with their audiences. That partnership led to an interview, shared below, an ebook, “Once Upon a Digital Time“, and a video conversation, “Can Storytelling Save Marketing?” (video at the end of the post). Please follow this post…

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