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Digital and Real World Influence is About Community

Digital and Real World Influence is About Community

Shortly before we rung in 2021, I spent time with the TopRank marketing team to talk about the year ahead. I joined 13 others in helping the team prepare an article sharing B2B influencer marketing predictions for 2021. Please take the time to read what other experts had to say. I wanted to share my part with you here. Thank you! Moving into 2021, we can all congratulate each other for making it this far. When it comes to B2B…

How B2B Influence Adds Value to Business Customers

How B2B Influence Adds Value to Business Customers

Lee Odden and I have been friends for over a decade. He’s super smart, a pioneer in digital discovery and influence, and a wonderful human being. We recently worked together on the 2020 State of B2B Influence Marketing Report. And, to celebrate its launch, we shared a moment together diving into the world of B2B influence. I wanted to share it with you here…transcript and video below. In Episode 9 of Inside Influence, host Lee Odden of TopRank Marketing talks…

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…

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