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Q&A: How to Boost Your Business Through Innovation in an Era of Global Disruption

Q&A: How to Boost Your Business Through Innovation in an Era of Global Disruption

In an earlier post, Emakina and I explored the depths what it takes for businesses to become “the light in times of darkness.” Following the event, we received additional questions that we deemed were worth follow up. So, we scheduled a second recording to address all that we could. We wanted to share the conversation with you here… Extra Q&A Session with Brian Solis Last June, Emakina organised a webinar with 8-time bestselling author and digital anthropologist Brian Solis to…

Communication is an art, perhaps in the age of social media, a lost art

Communication is an art, perhaps in the age of social media, a lost art

I recall an oft shared quote, which may or may not have been said by Blaise Pascal, “If I had more time, I would have written a shorter letter.” The point is that when we are purposeful and thoughtful, we can be incredibly articulate, engaging, and even rousing. The pace at which we attempt communication today, which is only accelerating, and the media to which we have unprecedented access, is eroding the very foundation of communication itself. But it doesn’t…

International Council of Shopping Centers: The Future of Retail and Real Estate Isn’t What It Used to Be

International Council of Shopping Centers: The Future of Retail and Real Estate Isn’t What It Used to Be

Brian Solis delivered the keynote address at the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) 2020 CenterBuild Conference. His presentation, “The Future of Retail and Real Estate Isn’t What It Used to Be,” was well-received and is online now. When ICSC was founded in 1957, the retail industry was a veritable juggernaut even surging forward beyond the initial wave of Amazon and e-commerce in the 90s. Then over time, the relationship between consumers and digital, social media, real-time, and mobile slowly,…

Introducing Generation-N, The New Customer Defining the Novel Economy

Introducing Generation-N, The New Customer Defining the Novel Economy

Meet Generation-Novel, the new critical customer segment created by the pandemic. Before COVID (BC), your customer was already living a digital ritual of mobile, social, real-time for work, play and endless sharing and consumption. Now, with shelter in place and general fear of getting sick, customers are only becoming more and more digital. It’s not just for the early adopters or younger generations. Everyone is becoming equally digital because they have to. But it’s not just about tech and the…

December 2020 is LifeScale Month  🙌: Let’s Make 2021 a More Creative and Happier Year

December 2020 is LifeScale Month 🙌: Let’s Make 2021 a More Creative and Happier Year

Dani Saveker developed Visual Synopsis to capture inspiring content in a beautiful, simple and memorable way. Did you know that half the human brain is directly or indirectly devoted to processing visual information? The brain can identify images seen for as little as 13 milliseconds. At least 65% of people are “visual learners.” In 2019, Dani Saveker, CEO and the founder of GLAS, and creator of Visual Synopsis, read LifeScale: How To Live a More Creative, Productive, and Happy Life. It…

In these dark times, be the light: How to boost your business through innovation

In these dark times, be the light: How to boost your business through innovation

In 2020, Emakina and I partnered on a special #FastTrack webinar to help brands become the light in these dark times. The conversation was titled, “How to boost your business through innovation in the current and future context.” Leading up to the event, Luc Malcorps of Emakina and I explored topics in the webinar, but also work leading up to COVID-19 that may prove more meaningful now than before. I hope this helps you… The Covid-19 crisis unhinged society and…

Humanly Possible: A LifeScale Approach to Scaling Your Life Toward Creativity and Happiness

Humanly Possible: A LifeScale Approach to Scaling Your Life Toward Creativity and Happiness

I’ve known Bryan Kramer and Courtney Smith Kramer for many years now. We’ve become real world friends, plus our families spend time together. Truth is, it’s never enough time. Bryan invited me to be on his podcast, “Humanly Possible.” What a special time. I’d like to share it with you. IN THIS EPISODE: Persuasive design Reverse engineering the addiction to social media Helping businesses navigate these unprecedented times QUOTATIONS FROM THIS EPISODE: “It wasn’t a big leap of faith at…

The Digital Marketing Barometer: The Top Ten Most Powerful Influencers

The Digital Marketing Barometer: The Top Ten Most Powerful Influencers

Luca Tagliaferro assembled a list of the top trends, websites and influencers powering the world of digital in 2020. Brian Solis made the top ten along with friends and other amazing thought leaders, Neil Patel, Ann Handley, Seth Godin, Mari Smith, Kim Garst, Jeff Bullas, and more. Many of the faces that run the most powerful tools are just as popular as the tools themselves. Many powerful digital marketing celebrities have a huge following on social media and some of…

This is not the new normal or the next normal: that’s for everyone else

This is not the new normal or the next normal: that’s for everyone else

We talk about the ‘new normal’ or the ‘next normal’, but for world-renowned digital anthropologist and author Brian Solis, ‘normal’ was part of the problem. In this powerful talk, he explains how the pandemic has accelerated digital transformation for the better and paved the way for disruptive innovation with technologies like 5G. Now more than ever, we need new ideas, partnerships and mindsets that unlock creativity and imagination to deliver sophisticated new experiences for business customers and consumers. I recently…

14 Expert B2B Influencer Marketing Predictions for 2021

14 Expert B2B Influencer Marketing Predictions for 2021

  TopRank Marketing assembled 14 industry leaders to share their predictions for Influencer Marketing in 2021. What will B2B influencer marketing look like in 2021, and where will it take B2B marketers and brands when a post-pandemic world eventually arrives? To help answer these questions we’ve gathered top B2B influencer marketing insights from both industry experts and our own team, and present our look at their predictions for 2021. Moving into 2021, we can all congratulate each other for making…

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