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Brian Solis, a globally recognized expert on Web 2.0, Social Media, and the new technology landscape, is Principal of FutureWorks, an award-winning PR and New Media agency in Silicon Valley and San Francisco with a client base ranging from emerging Internet start-ups and consumer electronics companies, to web apps, enterprise solutions and “blue chip” corporations. He has been instrumental in launching and defining the success for hundreds of companies in the Web 2.0 landscape.
Solis actively contributes his thoughts and experiences on Web 2.0 through speaking appearances, articles and essays. To stay connected to the community and help spotlight its evolution, Solis runs a popular Web 2.0 industry blog, bub.blicio.us
Solis, who is ranked in the Ad Age Power 150 leading marketing blogger index, also blogs regularly at BrandWeek, Social Media Today, and WebProNews. He also maintains a personal blog at PR2.0, which is a top 5,000 Technorati blog. In addition, Solis is co-founder of the Social Media Club, an original member of the Media 2.0 Workgroup, and contributes to the Social Media CollectiveHYPERLINK “http://conversationalmedia.org/”.
In concert with Geoff Livingston, Solis recently released “Now is Gone” a new, award-winning book that helps businesses learn how to engage in Social Media. He has also written several ebooks on the subjects of Social Media, New PR, Customer Service, and Blogger Relations.
Solis is an active leader in spotlighting and cultivating new startups and emerging visionaries in Silicon Valley and also Southern California. He co-organizes the monthly Silicon Valley NewTech Meetups and also donates his expertise, time, and resources to promoting and advising the San Francisco NewTech Meetup, various BarCamps, STIRR, SF Beta, Twiistup, TechCrunch, TechCocktail, DEMO, Office 2.0, and Dealmaker Media events.