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Disrupt or Be Disrupted: Welcome To The Disruption Revolution

03/04/2014 13:33:26 PM

Sometime toward the end of last year, I spent some time with David Passiak (@Passiak), author of Red Bull to Buddha: Innovation and the Search for Wisdom. At the time, he was leading an ambitious project to connect over 20 innovators in the ...

#Philoselfie: Science behind selfie-expression

03/01/2014 14:00:56 PM

Oxford Dictionary’s word of the year is also one of the most fascinating movements in social is that of the selfie. Part vanity, part communication, part fun, and part absurdity, selfies represent a new generation of #selfieexpression cum ...

A Return to Simplicity, Empathy and Imperfection in Communication: Human to Human #H2H

02/24/2014 11:57:09 AM

Guest post by Bryan Kramer, author of the new ebook, “There is no B2B or B2C: Human to Human” and CEO of PureMatter Marketing has become so complex, in segmenting audiences into “B2B” (business to business) and “B2C” (business to ...

Hello, It’s Nice to Meet you…Again: Your Digital Reputation Precedes You

02/18/2014 18:20:12 PM

My good friend Andy Beal just released his latest book, Repped, 30 Days to a Better Online Reputation. Late last year, he asked me to write the foreword for the book and when I heard what it was about, I was all in. Whether you realize it or ...

GoldieBlox vs. the Beastie Boys – A Parable on Permissions

02/11/2014 10:09:29 AM

Guest post by Monica Corton (@momusing), Executive Vice President, Creative Affairs & Licensing Next Decade Entertainment, Inc. Now that the Beastie Boys have gone on the offensive for the unlicensed and unauthorized use of their song “Girls”, ...

The Quality Prism: The secret to co-creating brands through social media

02/06/2014 10:02:20 AM

Guest post by Greg Narain (@gregarious) co-founder of Chute, a company that helps brands discover or collect relevant photos from social networks and incorporate the visuals into their websites and apps Brands finds themselves at a challenging ...

Apple Still Lives in the Shadow of Steve Jobs and That’s a Problem for Its Future

02/03/2014 13:05:37 PM

Don’t be fooled by the coming iWatch. Don’t see Apple’s new TV product as the dawn of a new era of Apple innovation. The new products you’re going to see from Apple this year and next are the final new designs coming to fruiti

Empowering Employees with Social Media Improves Customer Relationships and Grows Revenue

01/29/2014 08:05:55 AM

Employee empowerment is about creating brand advocates to scale customer relationships and effectively compete in new digital markets. Organizations can no longer rely on inbound and outbound sales reps, people willing to jump through hoops ...

4 Steps to Connecting with—and Engaging—Generation C

01/27/2014 12:11:24 PM

Connected, empowered consumers—also known as of Generation C—have come to expect businesses to know them, to understand them, and to deliver what they want, where, when and how they want it. I recently published an ebook with IBM, The Connected ...

Build Experiences Not Just Products

01/21/2014 10:22:20 AM

Music is the one thing that accompanies me on my journeys, experiences, as well as my adventures in writing. While earbuds deliver sound, they do not deliver the essence of the song, the waves of sound, nor the soul of the artist. At the same ...

Business Transformation: Why General Motors is Investing in Customer Experience

01/14/2014 12:23:11 PM

As editorial director and conference producer of The Pivot Conference, I have the privilege to meet with the people who are bringing about real change inside organizations. During the 2013 conference, I had the chance to interview Dr. Rebecca ...

2014 – The Embolden Years: Change agents lead the way for digital transformation

01/09/2014 10:04:06 AM

Happy New Year! 2014 is upon us and it’s once again time to share our (Altimeter Group) predictions for the year ahead. Except this time, predictions are moved aside in favor of important trends that are on the horizon. Let’s use this time ...

Audience as the New Currency: YouTube and Its Impact on Hollywood and Social Media

01/06/2014 11:29:34 AM

Guest post by Brendan Gahan (@BrendanGahan), a YouTube marketing expert. Gahan was Forbes 30 under 30 for Marketing & Advertising and has helped Fortune 500 brands with their YouTube and social media marketing. Let’s face it: YouTube has ...

5 Steps to Improving the Customer Experience with Big Data

12/30/2013 09:55:20 AM

Guest post by Lisa Arthur, CMO of Teradata Applications and author of the new book Big Data Marketing (Wiley). Follow her on Twitter @LisaArthur. Technology advancements are making it easier for people to constantly, effortlessly and sometimes ...

The Future of Business is Creating Meaningful and Shareable Experiences

12/28/2013 10:19:27 AM

Special guest post by Peter Guber, noted business leader and author of best-seller, Tell to Win While everyone’s talking about social media, professional motivation, or the need for change in business, people who are actually looking for ...

Time to Grow Up! Social businesses mature, yet many still lack a strategic foundation [infographic]

12/17/2013 14:10:20 PM

This year has been particularly busy yet productive for Charlene Li and me having published two reports that detail the six stages of social business evolution and the true state of social business in 2013, an ebook on how successful social ...

Demand Horizon: A Revolutionary Approach to Creating Great Products

12/15/2013 08:34:48 AM

Gerry Campbell is a serial entrepreneur, investor and adviser (bio). He’s also a good friend. Gerry has just published a new book, Demand Horizon: A Revolutionary Approach to Creating Great Products. The book introduces a new mental model ...

The Rise and Fall of Sony, Panasonic, and Sharp and How to Survive Digital Darwinism

12/05/2013 09:30:10 AM

When I learned that my last book The End of Business as Usual was selected for distribution in Japan, I felt that something more than mere translation was needed to help its message resonate with those who read it. In fact, I paused development ...

Social Business is not Dead: New charts and data reveal the real evolution of social businesses

12/03/2013 15:33:12 PM

In recent times, I’ve noticed a rise in discussions around the “death of social business” and also an increase in alternative “fill in the blank but don’t use the word social” businesses. Some of those discussions have been hosted ...

Today is #GivingTueaday – Please gift our stylish pocket squares and support cancer research

12/03/2013 10:10:22 AM

Wolf & Wylan – History of the Pocket Square – PART 5 from Jesse Redniss on Vimeo. Joint post by Jesse Redniss and Brian Solis Today is #GivingTuesday and we (Wolf & Wylan) have been officially selected by Crowd Funding platform Indiegogo ...

Leadership Unplugged: Stripping out the noise to uncover a new direction

11/26/2013 11:42:19 AM

Guest post by Roland Deiser and Sylvain Newton Twenty years ago, on November 18th, 1993, the music band Nirvana agreed to an unplugged performance at the Sony Music Studios in New York City. It was part of a television series called “MTV ...

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