According to Erik Qualman of ClickZ, “Questions I’m often asked are: Who do I read? Who do I look to for new ideas? Who are the true leaders of the social media space? It’s such a great question that I’ve taken my first pass at a social media all-star team.”
As a Top 20 All-Star, Solis joins fellow social media luminaries, including Gary Vaynerchuk, Jeremiah Owyang, Charlene Li, and Seth Godin. A complete list of award winners and the write-up can be found here: http://www.clickz.com/3636093.
About Brian Solis
Brian Solis is globally recognized as one of most prominent thought leaders and published authors in new media. A digital analyst, sociologist, and futurist, Solis has influenced the effects of emerging media on the convergence of marketing, communications, and publishing. He is principal of FutureWorks, an award-winning New Media agency in Silicon Valley, and has led interactive and social programs for Fortune 500 companies, notable celebrities, and Web 2.0 startups.
Solis actively contributes his thoughts and experiences through keynote speaking appearances, books, articles and essays as a way of helping the marketing industry understand and embrace the new dynamics fueling new communications, marketing, and content creation. His blog, BrianSolis.com, is among the top 1.5% of all blogs tracked by Technorati and is ranked as one of the leading voices in the Ad Age Power 150 index of worldwide marketing bloggers. Solis also runs bub.blicio.us and contributes to TechCrunch, BrandWeek, and WebProNews.
In concert with Deirdre Breakenridge, Solis released “Putting the Public Back in Public Relations: How Social Media Is Reinventing the Aging Business of PR,” a well-acclaimed book that shows how to reinvent PR in order to build relationships that matter and reach a new generation of influencers. Solis also published the award-winning “Now is Gone” with Geoff Livingston.
FutureWorks is an award-winning digital and social media agency in Silicon Valley and San Francisco founded by author, speaker and thought-leader Brian Solis. FutureWorks fuses “best of breed” social media, new media, digital PR and conversational marketing.
FutureWorks’ client base and experience extends across many industries and ranges from emerging startups, Web and iPhone app developers, and consumer electronics manufacturers to enterprise software, “blue chip” corporations and mainstream consumer brands. FW’s objectives are simple – become an integrated partner with our clients; provide aggressive outbound digital and social media support; secure positive coverage and engage in online conversations on a daily basis and, most importantly, build long-term relationships.