Top 25

The Top 25 Global Social Business Leaders

Top 25Social business is about much more than social media. A social business is an organisation whose culture and practices encourage networks of people—employees, partners, customers and others—to create business value, and, ultimately, increase revenue and profits.

So who are the exceptional talents building today’s social businesses and what can we learn from them?

The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has identified 25 leaders who are successfully applying social technologies, principles and strategies within organisations around the world.

Sponsored by IBM, this top 25 list highlights some of the organisations (and their leaders) that have truly revolutionised the way they operate using social technologies.  Here are the top 5:

  • Bonin Bough – Vice-president of global media and consumer engagement, Mondelez International
  • Marisa Thalberg – Vice-president for corporate digital marketing , Estée Lauder Cos
  • Chris Laping – Senior vice-president for business transformation, Red Robin Gourmet Burgers
  • Scott Monty – Former chief of global digital communications, Ford Motor Co
  • Gilberto Garcia – Director of innovation, Cemex

It’s a fascinating list, and there are definitely stories here that will be relevant to all sizes and types of organisations.

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Stuart McIntyre is a Senior Strategist at Fostering Community Limited. He curates a number of product-focused news sites, is a lapsed podcaster, founded the Social Connections user group and regularly speaks at conferences and events. This blog represents his own slightly-eccentric and usually-controversial opinions!