New Workshops Take Flight!

Ed facilitating an Academy workshop

I've taught more than 300 professionals Social Business through hands-on workshops, and happy to announce new workshops from Altimeter Academy focused on Content Marketing and Social Business Analytics. Having been both a change agent in organizations and now an advisor for those facing change, I know how important skill development is to thrive in times of disruption.  Our ability to succeed is not based on our own skills alone, but perhaps most important, through the knowledge of key … [Read more...]

SXSW Interactive: Exploring the Perhiphery

SXSW Interactive—or what I like to call it, “Geek Mardi Gras”—is over, and the dust is settling. Although there was no real central theme at this year’s SXSW Interactive conference, there were very interesting themes on the periphery of digital. It’s great that the conference curators are exploring the outside boundaries of “Interactive”.  It’s just that kind of attention to peripheral vision (and not a direct hit on traditional interactive) that will keep South-By relevant and … [Read more...]

Call for Insights #3: Altimeter Blog Ring and the Sentient World

Sentient World

Request: We want to hear from you. Tell us on your blog or website how the Sentient World impacts your business (positively or negatively), and we’ll cross-link to the conversation. Altimeter Group continues its blog ring in September and October to deepen understanding of our three research themes.  The next theme of focus is the Sentient World.  Consider these key questions when contributing to the conversation on your blog or website: Once the information exchange begins, how can … [Read more...]

Call for Insights #2: Altimeter Blog Ring and the Adaptive Organization

Adaptive Organization

Request: We want to hear from you. Tell us on your blog or website how the principles of an Adaptive Organization impact your business, and we’ll cross-link to the conversation. Altimeter Group continues its blog ring in July and August to deepen understanding of our three research themes. The next theme of focus is the Adaptive Organization. Consider these key questions when contributing to the conversation on your blog or website: What consumer technology trends will contribute to the … [Read more...]

Call for Insight: The Altimeter “Blog Ring” focused on the Dynamic Customer Journey

Altimeter Group Dynamic Customer Journey

Request: We want to hear from you. Tell us on your blog or website how the Dynamic Customer Journey is impacting your business, and we’ll cross-link to the conversation. During SXSW 2012, Altimeter Group launched its three research themes to the public: Dynamic Customer Journey, Adaptive Organization and Sentient World. Now, we’re asking you -- bloggers, brands and vendor representatives, thought leaders, and insightful practitioners -- to get in on the conversation. Beginning today, … [Read more...]

Facebook Files S-1 for $5 Billion IPO

by Brian Solis, principal analyst Just a few moments ago, Facebook officially filed an S-1  for an initial public offering seeking to raise $5 billion. Here are a few key findings… - 845 million monthly active users, year over year growth of 39% - 483 million daily active users as of December, year over year growth of 48% - 425 million monthly mobile users - 100 billion friend connections as of December 31, 2011 - 2.7 billion Likes and comments per day during the last quarter … [Read more...]

Social Strategy Webinar Slides Now Available

Jeremiah Owyang and I held a webinar entitled "Developing A Social Strategy" that had over 495 participants asking very insightful questions -- we had a great time sharing the information and got new ideas on how to develop our thinking as well. Many people who wanted to attend the webinar weren't able to because of schedule conflicts. We also received quite a few requests from people for the slides or recording so that they can forward it to colleagues and friends who would benefit from the … [Read more...]

“Socialgraphics” webinar slides and recording now available

Thanks to everyone who attended the webinar we held today on "Understanding Your Customers' Social Behaviors". Many people wanted to attend the webinar but weren't able to because of schedule conflicts. So we're making the slides and a video recording (slides and audio) available here. You can also download from Slideshare.net (for slides) and drop.io (for the recording). Also, there was a vibrant conversation taking place on sites like Twitter, using the hashtag #socialgraphics (for search of … [Read more...]

New study: Deep brand engagement correlates with financial performance

I'm releasing today a new research report that I wrote in conjunction with Wetpaint called "ENGAGEMENTdb". The study looked at how the 100 most valuable brands -- as identified by the 2008 BusinessWeek/Interbrand Best Global Brands ranking -- engaged in 11 different online social media channels. We critiqued the brands on not only their breadth of engagement across these channels, but also their depth, such as whether they reply to comments made on blog posts. Each brand was given a numerical … [Read more...]

Would you invite 16 bloggers to spend 24 hours with your company? The Navy did.

(I previously wrote an intro and link post about the bloggers who went on the USS Nimitz.) When the Navy issued the invitation for 16 bloggers to spend a day on the USS Nimitz, I thought there had to be string attached, or that the Navy wanted to use us bloggers as propaganda spreaders. But hey, I'm used to people pitching me and trusted myself to be able to figure out the real story behind the Navy "story". But surprisingly, there were no pre-conditions, no restrictions on access other than … [Read more...]