It’s Time to ENGAGE!: Latest Book from Brian Solis Hits the Shelves

Sunnyvale, Calif. – February 26, 2010 – Today marks the official release of Engage: The Complete Guide for Brands and Businesses to Build, Cultivate, and Measure Success in the New Web, the latest work from Brian Solis. The book is published by John Wiley & Sons with a foreword by Ashton Kutcher.

With ENGAGE! as your guide, you can effectively compete in this new era of digital Darwinism while engendering the support of online champions. Social and participatory media significantly contribute to the success of every modern business, and with this book, you will find out how to:

• Create a space in the online ecosystem that truly represents your business and cultivates your customers’ loyalty and trust

• Participate in the unique culture of each available social media platform to engage your customers

• Establish an organizational structure that constantly targets the next new media trend

• Attract online champions and change agents who will uncover the social networks you need to reach and the influencers who will help build your reputation in the networked world

• Consistently adapt your company to market needs and trends based on the invaluable connections you forge and the empathy and insight you garner in the process

As Solis said, “There are thousands of customers waiting to hear from you about your business and vision. It’s the minimum ante to create a vibrant and loyal online community. When you engage, you will build an authoritative social network that increases your visibility, relevance, influence, and profitability. It’s time to Engage!”

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.

Solis’ latest book is Engage: The Complete Guide for Brands and Businesses to Build, Cultivate, and Measure Success in the New Web, published by John Wiley & Sons. Previous books include Now is Gone with Geoff Livingston and Putting the Public Back in Public Relations: How Social Media is Reinventing the Aging Business of PR.

About FutureWorks
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.

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