Sunnyvale, Calif. – January 12, 2010 – Brian Solis’ blog, Defining the convergence of media and influence (www.BrianSolis.com), has been named one of the top 20 marketing blogs in a Marketing Executives Networking Group (MENG) survey.
MENG surveyed nearly 2,000 executive marketing members to determine which marketing blogs were actually being read by marketing executives. Solis received votes in all three of the coveted categories: “favorite marketing blog,” “most valuable marketing content,” and “most enjoyable marketing blog to read.”
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, and has written several ebooks on the subjects of Social Media, New PR, Customer Service, and Blogger Relations.
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.
The Marketing Executives Networking Group (MENG) is the premiere international community of executive-level marketers who share their passion and expertise to ensure each member’s success. This not-for-profit organization of nearly 2,000 members fosters career and personal success across virtually all industries and marketing specialties by providing networking opportunities and the ability to share knowledge and best practices. Members must have reached at least the VP level in their organization. Eighty four percent of members have Fortune 500 experience and 70% have earned graduate degrees, the majority of which are from top-20 business schools. To learn more about MENG, post executive level marketing positions, or to access MENG’s database of marketing executives, speakers and consultants, visit www.MENGonline.com. MENG can also be found on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/MENGonline.