June 14, 2012

Brands: How to cut your exposure to Facebook business risk

by Christopher Rollyson

Many brands are boosting their investments in social business platforms, but CMOs are too often focused on next quarter’s numbers, failing to insulate themselves against platforms’ business risks. Find out how brand execs can insulate themselves by moving to make their relationships and networks portable. Continue reading

June 13, 2012

Facebook will remain king, but social pure plays will fade

by Christopher Rollyson

Facebook will remain the dominant popular social network in many markets for many years, and it won’t have to worry about being “displaced” by another social network the way that it displaced MySpace. In the near term, this lack of competition will give the company some breathing room, but a more daunting threat awaits: the waning of social network pure plays’ influence by 2017.  Continue reading

June 11, 2012

Facebook’s biggest barrier to enormous wealth? Trust

by Christopher Rollyson

Image by RedKoala on BigStockPhoto   Why Facebook will find it hard to monetize the social graph This is first of a three-part series on Facebook as an investment. Coming up: • Facebook will remain king, but social pure plays will fade • Brands: How to cut your exposure to Facebook business risk If Facebook’s stock price were based on … Continue reading

April 9, 2012

How sales and marketing can collaborate in social business

by Christopher Rollyson

Sales and marketing sit on the edge of a massive disruption, and B2B professionals who realize it and act will reap enormous rewards. In a nutshell, the economics of “one-to-one” communications are networked now, which gives Sales huge new leverage. Meanwhile, Marketing has the opportunity to personalize its function in myriad ways. Continue reading

July 6, 2011

What kind of Web 3.0 world should we make?

by Christopher Rollyson

Reid Hoffman, founder of LinkedIn and Silicon Valley insider, provides rich insight into technology trends, markets and building companies. Christopher Rollyson attended his presentation at SxSW and provided a substantial rundown. A main snippet? Web 3.0 would “arrive sooner and be stranger than we think.” Continue reading

August 18, 2009

5 quick tips on using LinkedIn to start up

by Christopher Rollyson

How to use LinkedIn to shrink your business cycle: for startups, entrepreneurs and job seekers Continue reading