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Association Chat Podcast

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Jun 21, 2017

How can associations move from Social Media to Social Business? Our guest, bestselling author Olivier Blanchard, joins us to discuss what most association execs are getting wrong about digital strategy and how to align social media activity to key business objectives (among other things)! 

Olivier Blanchard is a French-born, American-based Senior Analyst with Futurum Research, a Brand Management, Digital Marketing, and Digital Transformation consultant, the author of three best-selling books, and an acclaimed keynote speaker. He draws from his years of experience in Product Development, Strategic Marketing, Technology Integration, and Business Management roles across a range of B2B, B2C and B2G industries, to help companies and their partner ecosystems develop successful business strategies, properly deploy new technologies and agile business capabilities, and align their programs and investments to business goals and objectives.

Though based in the US, his geographic range extends beyond North America to Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and Asia. Olivier is the author of the best-selling #1 social business desk reference for digital managers and business executives: Social Media ROI: Managing and Measuring Social Media Efforts In Your Organization(Que/Pearson), and the co-author of The Ultimate Field Guide to Digital Program Management, and Building Dragons: Digital Transformation in the Experience Economy. Olivier is also a sought-after subject-matter expert, keynote speaker, and corporate trainer.

Olivier has worked with companies large and small. Among them: Microsoft, IBM, CiscoDellIIR (Middle East); ADMA (Australia); iabSanoma MediaWDM Belgiumi-SCOOP, EDC London (Europe); InterLat Group (Latin America), CEGN, the Fondation de Gaspé Beaubien(Canada), PRSAJive SoftwareMIMARaytheonthe Federal Reserve Systemthe Centers for Disease Control (CDC)the University of North CarolinaClemson UniversityLoyola UniversityFord CanadaDesign Centers InternationalAdobeVerizonHincapie SportswearAmericas MartK2 SportsTickrRaytheonCoranteSmartbriefLexis NexisIntercontinental Hotels Group, Dassault Systemes and General Mills.

About Association Chat
Association Chat (est. 2009) is an online community and weekly chat that takes place on Tuesdays at 2pm ET on You can connect with the association community throughout the week on Twitter using the hashtag #assnchat or through the Facebook Group.
Find out more about Association Chat at (*"Cheekily" hashtagged from the beginning! #assnchat – yes, we know what it looks like and no, we aren't changing it.*)
KiKi L'Italien serves as host for the chat with regular guests and quarterly live events along with creative collaborations with industry thought leaders.