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TopRank References Brian Solis as an Influencer Role Model in Its New List, 5 Key Traits of the Best B2B Influencers

TopRank References Brian Solis as an Influencer Role Model in Its New List, 5 Key Traits of the Best B2B Influencers

Industry thought leader on digital marketing and influence Lee Odden, TopRank listed Brian Solis in his latest list “5 Key Traits of the Best B2B Influencers.” Brian is referenced under “Popularity.” There’s no one formula for the perfect B2B influencer, but there are some common characteristics that B2B brands should look for in varying proportions according to what’s important to a program or activation. I call those characteristics the 5Ps of B2B Influence. Popularity While network size is not the…

Brian Solis is Mentioned By Dan Gingiss In a LinkedIn Interview About Creating Memorable Social Media Experiences

Brian Solis is Mentioned By Dan Gingiss In a LinkedIn Interview About Creating Memorable Social Media Experiences

In Sean Callahan’s LinkedIn article “The Insight Track with Dan Gingiss: Creating Memorable Experiences on Social Media,” Gingiss – a keynote speaker, author and experience consultant – offered his perspective on B2B companies leveraging social media to deliver exceptional experiences online. Gingiss mentions Solis as one of the authors who has been most influential to him. Referring to him as “the Godfather of Customer Experience,” he mentions Solis’ two game changing books that are actually experiences to read: “What’s the…

Engage Against the Machine: The End of Business as Usual

One of the most often asked questions about The End of Business as Usual is how it’s different than Engage. I thought I take a moment to answer it here just in case you were wondering the same thing. Engage was and is special. In fact, I felt the mission and content of the book was so special, that I wrote it twice. I viewed both versions as my chance to not only document the transformation in marketing and service…

The Rules of Smarter Engagement

To celebrate the release of my new book, The End of Business as Usual, I recently hosted a discussion on behalf of Vocus on how businesses should rethink a marketing-driven social media approach by not just engaging, but activating a market-driven strategy defined by smarter, more meaningful engagement. More than 1,000 people attended the event and while I tried to answer every question, many were left unaddressed because of time constraints. This post tackles some of the recurring questions we…

B2B Social Media Lead Generation Explained

Guest post by Eric Schwartzman and Paul Gillin B2B social media marketing is particularly well suited for business-to-business lead generation. Business purchasing decisions are made by stakeholder committees with diverse priorities and a voracious appetite for details. Social media is the most efficient channel for committees of engineers, product developers, purchasing managers and marketers to self-educate, and a way for marketers to abbreviate sales cycles. B2B social media makes it possible for marketers to inform communities with greater fidelity and…

Are Your Ears Burning? In Social Networks, One-Third of Consumers Talk Brands Every Week

Social media didn’t invent conversations, it provided us with tools to surface and organize them. Conversations about brands predates the mediums used to connect messages and aspirations with consumers. The motivation for brands to engage in social networks varies based on the culture and agility of each company, but what is constant is the aspiration to connect with customers and prospects to earn awareness, attention and connections. On the other hand, B2B and B2C consumers have also expressed desire to…

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