PR Agency Profile

SHIFT is an integrated communications agency with offices in Boston, San Francisco, New York City and Austin, driven by 120 creative, smart and sassy brainiacs. That’s right, our employees drive us. In 2012 we launched an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), which means all of our employees are now employee-owners — and those shares were gifted to all; no one had to spend a dime of their own money.  Know any other firms willing to truly put their money where their mouths are  when it comes to caring for their staff?  We believe that engaged employees offer superb client service.

Our client roster includes well-known consumer brands like McDonalds, H&R Block, and Canadian Club Whisky… Technology innovators like, Appirio and Logitech… Media properties such as Techcrunch and Engadget… and Healthcare clients like Sermo and M*Modal.

We’re also Agency of Record for some of the world’s coolest and largest events around, like RSA Conference (IT security), HIMSS (healthcare), Ad:Tech (advertising) and Techcrunch DISRUPT (showcase for startups).

Speaking of startups… we helped launch Yelp,, Kaspersky Lab, Powerset, Gazelle and many other stars past and present.

And while our client roster is extensive, no single client represents more than 10 percent of SHIFT’s revenue, giving us the independence we need to provide clients with the best service and counsel. This also helps us stay edgy and inventive when working on startups, and the big clients love that energy.

So. 120+ smart folks, three cool offices, a bunch of awesome clients and award-winning work. That’s why SHIFT was named the Holmes Report’s 2012 Digital/Social Agency of the Year and named overall Small Agency of the Year in 2013.

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