Aric Wood named Chief Operating Officer of Dachis Group

I’m thrilled to announce that effective today, Aric Wood assumes the role of Chief Operating Officer at Dachis Group. Aric was formerly CEO of XPLANE | Dachis Group and brings experience from Intuit, ePinions, and Bain, as well as a Harvard MBA to our management team. He’s based in Portland and solidifies our West Coast …

Three years of social business design

Three years ago today, Austin Ventures announced that it would back Jeff Dachis in creating a new company. Here’s what Dachis Group believed in from the very beginning: “I believe there is enormous opportunity in helping companies devise and implement a strategy to engage their constituents in a meaningful dialog throughout the enterprise. As companies …

Dachis Group acquires Powered

Dachis Group has acquired Powered. In the past 2.5 years, Dachis Group introduced the concept of social business design to the world and we’ve grown our business around it. As we look forward to 2011, Dachis Group is now the largest Social Business consultancy in the world. Social business draws on many disciplines. We are …

Archrival, now a close friend

Dachis Group has acquired Lincoln, Nebraska-based Archrival. The firm founded by Clint! Runge and Charles Hull has its roots in youth branding, which led to deep proficiency in youth-related platforms. Archrival was one of the first 14 Facebook Preferred Developers and has strong skills in mobile and digital as well. Their office space looks pretty awesome, too. …

Why we acquired Stuzo

Dachis Group has acquired Stuzo. A brief background on Stuzo: One of the first ten Preferred Developers worldwide selected by Facebook Offers a full suite of services and technologies serving social marketers Has launched nearly 200 custom social marketing campaigns for over 100 leading global brands and agencies in under three years Early on, consultants …

Inveniemus Viam Aut Faciemus

Two years ago, I joined Dachis Group as employee #1. This week, I start my third year with the company and it’s fun to glance back and see what we’ve accomplished. But it’s even more energizing to look ahead and see where we’re going. Our strategy is hiding in plain sight. Companies have the world to …

The client side

There’s an inescapable fact about being a successful consultant: you must possess a great level of empathy regarding the professionals you seek to assist. Even better if you possess that understanding yourself, having worked on the client side. I’m pleased to tell you about the most recent Dachis Group hires that bring Enterprise 2.0 and social media marketing expertise from the client side: David Mastronardi and Peter Fasano.

Dachis Group acquires XPLANE

This morning, Dachis Group announces our acquisition of XPLANE, the visual thinking company. With this acquisition, we add capabilities in visual thinking, process design, and change communication to augment our experience in strategy formulation, program design, and technology implementation. Dachis Group now consists of over 100 staff worldwide in five countries.

Dion Hinchcliffe joins Dachis Group

Dachis Group is off to a great 2010 and hope you are as well. Over the past two years, the company has been putting pieces in place to help companies make Social Business Design a reality. I’d like to think we make a little bit of progress toward that goal every day, but today is …

With a Little Help from Our Friends

Successful social business design requires focus on people, process, and technology.  Dachis Group helps clients in these areas via implementation and development services. When considering technology, especially “social” technology, the market is full of point solutions, not platforms.  However, no one-size-fits-all solution exists – there is no “social technology backbone.”  Solutions come from different perspectives, …