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Brian Solis to Discuss the Human API at LeWeb 2012

Brian Solis, award-winning author and principal at Altimeter Group, is scheduled to speak on December 6 at LeWeb in Paris. LeWeb is Europe’s biggest tech conference, running from December 4-6. This year’s theme centers around hyperconnectivity and “The Internet of Things.” Solis’ session, “The Human API and the Internet of Things” is scheduled for December 6 at 11:20 am. According to Solis, “The Internet of Things is everywhere and we’re just getting started. But the importance of this trend is…

Brian Solis included on Mashable’s “25 Twitter accounts that will make you smarter”

Brian Solis included on Mashable’s “25 Twitter accounts that will make you smarter”

Brian Solis (@briansolis) joins the likes of NASA (@NASA), TEDTalks (@TEDTalks), and Melinda Gates (@MelindaGates) in Mashable’s 25 Twitter accounts that will make you smarter. Mashable picked 25 Twitter accounts that will increase one’s general knowledge in a wide range of topics: science, technology, human rights, the environment and more. According to Mashable, these individuals and general fact-toting accounts will help you engage in intelligent discussions — so you can impress your friends and family. Mashable described Solis as: “a…

Brian Solis Named to Billboard’s Twitter 140

Billboard’s second annual Twitter 140 named Brian Solis (@briansolis) one of the 140 must-follow Twitter accounts in the music industry. Billboard described Solis as a “connected, respected, and well-read source for the latest social media and tech news.” According to Billboard, the Twitter 140 includes the voices who steer the conversation about the music industry and digital culture. The list was determined by a panel of industry experts, musicians, digital trailblazers and Billboard’s own staff. The musicians and individuals included…

Brian Solis Kicks Off Pivot 2012: From Social Brands to Social Business

Pivot Conference Producer, Editorial Director and Host, Brian Solis kicked off the 2012 Pivot Conference in New York City. Held October 15-16, Pivot is the only conference focused on how leaders from big brands and agencies can succeed in a market transformed by Social Consumers. The conference brings together today’s marketing leaders who recognize the game-changing power of the plugged-in social consumer. Solis developed this year’s theme, “From Social Brands to Social Business” and selected all Pivot speakers. “This year,…

Brian Solis headlines LinkedIn’s Brand Connect Australia 2012

Brian Solis kicked off LinkedIn’s Brand Connect 2012, delivering the keynote address on the Future of Social Media. Brand Connect brought together Australia’s top marketing and advertising executives to discuss the latest global digital marketing trends. In the keynote, Brian discussed the future of social media and marketing, emphasizing the role of community and people. Too often, marketers use social channels for traditional marketing campaigns…resulting in too much talking and too little listening. Brian explored how the best companies are…

BrianSolis.com Named To BizTech Magazine’s 50 Must-Read IT Blogs For 2012

Brian Solis’ blog (www.BrianSolis.com) has been named one of the top 50 must-read IT blogs for 2012 by BizTech Magazine. According to BizTech, “As an accomplished and recognizable business analyst for the Altimeter Group, Brian Solis has built a name for himself by calling it like it is…Solis effectively tackles everything from evaluating ROI in social media to collaboration — before the trends catch on.” BrianSolis.com explores the intersection of technology, culture, and business. It is among the world’s leading…

Los Angeles Times Explores Facebook’s Olympic TV Play with Brian Solis

Los Angeles Times Explores Facebook’s Olympic TV Play with Brian Solis

When Facebook and Twitter announced deals with Comcast Corp.’s NBCUniversal to track Olympic social chatter, Jessica Guynn and Brian Solis discussed why for her story in The Los Angeles Times. “The consumer voice is quickly becoming the new sweeps,” Altimeter Group analyst Brian Solis said. “NBC and any network covering live events must now think about designing integrated experiences across the screens in ways that go beyond just sharing social data.” “The media still underestimates the role of social media,”…

Al Jazeera Examines

Al Jazeera Examines

Rob Reynolds of Al Jazeera invited Brian Solis to join a group of experts to discuss Facebook’s rise to 1 billion users, how it continues to grow, and the role Facebook plays in social change. Following are excerpts from the episode, “Facebook plans to cash in on its popularity.” Leaps and bounds doesn’t even describe how much this company has grown,” says social media analyst Brian Solis of the Altimeter Group in Silicon Valley. “It surely has eclipsed anyone’s predictions.”…

New study from Brian Solis and the Altimeter Group challenges preconceptions about social influence

A new report by Altimeter Group Principal Analyst Brian Solis challenges what we think about digital influence, how it’s created, and how it spreads. The study, The Rise of Digital Influence, is a ‘how-to’ guide for businesses to spark desirable effects and outcomes through social media influence. According to Solis, “Many companies are looking at influence backwards, unknowingly or lazily relying on scores rather than understanding how influence is actually created and used.” The “Rise of Digital Influence” explores the…

Solis’ one-on-one interview with Billy Corgan reverberates across music industry

Brian Solis’ one-on-one conversation with Billy Corgan of the Smashing Pumpkins lived up to expectations, as the Smashing Pumpkins frontman railed against posers in the music industry and released some highly quotable sayings. The discussion took place on March 12 at the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas and was quickly covered by Rolling Stone, Billboard, and other media outlets. Examiner.com included the interview in its “Top 10 thrills at SXSW” round-up. Additional coverage of the discussion can be found at:…

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