Winner: Brian Solis
Brian Solis’ blog is ranked in the top 10 marketing blogs in the AdAge Power 150 and is also a Top 100 business blog as ranked by Technorati. A digital analyst, anthropologist, and futurist, Solis has studied and influenced the effects of emerging technology on business, marketing, and culture.
His recent blogposts have included “A Manifesto for Building Relationships in the Digital Era” and “Digital Transformation and the Race against Digital Darwinism.” His research and his books help executives, and also everyday people, better understand the relationship between the evolution of technology and its impact on business and society and also the role we each play in it. As a result of his work, Solis also helps leading brands, celebrities, and startups develop new digital transformation and new media strategies.
In addition to his writing and research, Solis is the host of the annual Pivot Conference where brands, agencies, and experts come together to address challenges and opportunities in new media. He also hosts Revolution, a popular online video series that examines technology, trends and best practices and introduces viewers to the thought leaders who are blazing the trail. Guests have included Katie Couric, Mark Burnett, Shaq, Billy Corgan, and Guy Kawasaki.
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