Brian Solis Joins Forces with Citibank in Free Online Event for Small Businesses

Live streamed event will be held May 27 6-7 pm EDT to help small business owners harness the power of social media

Sunnyvale, Calif. – May 24, 2010 – Brian Solis, principal of the award-winning New Media agency FutureWorks, will be the featured speaker in Citibank Small Business’ online, live streamed event: “Drive Sales and Word of Mouth Referrals using Social Media.” Held in celebration of National Small Business week, the free online event will help small businesses harness the power of social media to market and expand their business.

The event will be held Thursday May 27, 6-7 pm EDT. Those interested can register at the Event Registration page located online at: https://www.citievents.com/Metron/forms/2010SmBusSocMedWeb.form

About Brian Solis
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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