work perks

Taking Advantage of SHIFT’s Work Perks

As you’re reading this post, our Boston office sits empty. No, we haven’t all come down with the flu – we’re touring Boston Harbor on our annual Summer Outing, just one of the many work perks at SHIFT! There are seven core values which drive everything we do at SHIFT. These values encourage us to…

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seo

The 3 Keys of Communicating the Value of SEO to C-Suite Executives

Many people have found that Search Engine Optimization is not only important, but medium to large companies are often allocating significant internal resources to handle SEO. I recently had conversations about communicating the value of SEO to C-suite executives at two of the biggest health companies. Their experiences of hiring, working with agencies, and getting their…

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media relations

8 Tips to Start a Strong Media Relations Day

Media relations is often the bread and butter of any PR program, and at SHIFT we pride ourselves on being some of the best trend spotters and pitch and content developers in the industry. However, the path to PR is not always the same for everyone, and the tricks and tips we’ve all learned along…

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accessible content

How to Make Content Inclusive for People with Disabilities

Today’s blog is a guest post by Julie Donovan, Director of External Relations at Empowerment Through Integration. Enjoy!  One billion people with disabilities live in today’s world. Unfortunately, most of the challenges they face in society don’t come from their own inabilities, but rather an environment that is not always accessible. The ever-increasing technological world presents…

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State of Social Q2 2017: Snapchat Active User Growth Slows

Snapchat, the shiniest new object in social media (at least as far as publicly-traded companies go), held its second earnings call since its initial public offering (IPO) recently, and the news from the yellow ghost isn’t great. Let’s dig into what Snapchat had to say. User Growth Snapchat reports its userbase by quarterly averaged daily…

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1:1 meetings

Making the Most of 1:1 Meetings

Here at SHIFT we have a long tradition 1:1 meetings (which are exactly what they sound like, meeting one-on-one!). We like to ensure all members of the team have face time with managers to express concerns, work through problems, or just get to know each other better. As my team has grown and more of…

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thought leadership

When Thought Leadership Drives Lead Generation

Every company wants more leads, right? Influencing a target audience to meet a goal or take action is the heart of public relations. In a recent SHIFT blog, our VP of Marketing Tech, Chris Penn, answered the question ‘what is thought leadership?’. In simple terms it’s a recognition created by others that someone is an…

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business press coverage

The Earned Media Holy Grail: Business Press Coverage

It’s rare that a week goes by without the team talking about business press coverage. All clients want it, and few understand what it takes to get it. When I first started in PR, the desire was an article in a major national newspaper, above the fold and on the right side. Now, in the…

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Improve Search Rank With Social Media

Guest Post: 5 Tips to Improve Your Search Engine Ranking with Social Media

Today’s post is by guest blogger Vincent Hill – enjoy! Leveraging social media is a great way to increase your website traffic and reach your target audience. This implies that you should always be considering what your business is posting on social media, paying special attention to keywords that will increase your search engine ranking.…

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State of Social

State of Social Media, 2Q 2017: Twitter Fails to Grow Users

Twitter, the 140-character stream of what’s happening now, surprised everyone by reversing its Q1 growth and falling flat – literally – with no quarterly user growth. Let’s see what else happened in their Q2 earnings. Audience Growth We see the surprise below: 0.0% growth from quarter to quarter for Twitter’s monthly active users: Twitter, during…

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