Win a free copy of the soon-to-be-published book by Brian Solis: What’s The Future of Business

Rethink your business model to incorporate the power of “user” experiences.

Whats the Future of BusinessBrian Solis is a principal analyst at Altimeter Group, and is globally recognized as one of the most prominent thought leaders and published authors in new media. A digital analyst, sociologist, and futurist, Brian has studied and influenced the effects of emerging media on business, marketing, publishing, and culture. His book Engage! is regarded as the industry reference guide to building and measuring success in the social web. His most recent book, The End Of Business As Usual, looked at the changing consumer landscape, it’s impact on business & what companies can do to adapt & lead.

Publishing on March 11, Brian’s new book What’s the Future of Business will galvanize a new movement that aligns the tenets of user experience with the vision of innovative leadership to improve business performance, engagement, and relationships for a new generation of consumerism. It will provide an overview of real-world experiences versus “user” experiences in relation to products, services, mobile, social media, and commerce, among others. This new book:

  • Explains why experience is everything and how the future of business will come down to shared experiences.
  • Aligns the tenets of user experience with the concepts of innovative leadership to improve business performance and engagement and to motivate readers to rethink business models and customer and employee relationships.
  • Motivates readers to rethink business models, products and services, marketing, and customer and employee relationships with desired experiences in mind.

To mark the publication of Brian’s new book, Social: IRL is giving away a free copy of What’s The Future of Business, each Friday from now until March 8.

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You can also catch our recent video interview of Brian Solis for SMCKC, which features valuable social business insights and personal backstory

ManageFlitter Reaches 1 million Users, Giving Away 50 Lifetime Pro Accounts

Social: IRL sponsor ManageFlitter, recently hit an impressive milestone – 1 million users.

To celebrate, ManageFlitter is giving away 50 lifetime Pro accounts.  Visit their website for details and to learn how to enter to win. Deadline for entries is end of day August 20.

With both free and Pro versions, ManageFlitter offers users a powerful set of tools to “work faster and smarter with Twitter.”  It helps users manage and grow their Twitter accounts, and identify and connect with relevant Twitter users via advanced search and follow tools. It also includes Twitter analytics and a unique PowerPost interface to help ensure tweets are sent at the optimal time for a specific audience.

We’ve been proud to have ManageFlitter as a Social: IRL sponsor and we congratulate them on their continued growth and on reaching this special milestone.