FutureWorks’ Brian Solis Nominated for The Hospital Club 100 Shortlist

Sunnyvale, Calif. – June 15, 2010The Hospital Club announced its shortlist of the 100 most influential people shaping the creative and media industries. Among the nominees is social media pioneer and principal of FutureWorks, Brian Solis. Solis was named in the ‘Established’ group for Advertising, Marketing, and PR.

Voting is now open to the general public until June 25 at http://www.thehospitalclub.com/100/vote.php. Finalists will be announced on July 7 on thehospitalclub.com and in The Independent Newspaper.

Now in its third year, the Hospital Club 100 covers both established and emerging talent, spanning ten categories: advertising, art & photography, design, fashion, film & TV, marketing & PR, music, new media, publishing & writing, and theatre & performing arts.

According to the Hospital Club, the list focuses on current contribution and importance, not just the size of someone’s celebrity status, profile, bank balance, titles or past reputation.

The Hospital Club opened in 2004 by Eurythmics’ Dave Stewart and Paul Allen, one of the Microsoft founders. Designed for London’s creative community, the club features a bar, lounges, restaurant, cinema, gallery, and state of the art music and television production facilities.

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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