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Boston TechJam

Boston TechJam: Lessons in Building Buzz for Events

Editor’s note: All images vis Matt Tetrault/Pretty Instant Since its start six years ago, SHIFT has been a proud founding partner of Boston TechJam, an event led by Mass Technology Leadership Council to bring awareness to and celebrate Greater Boston’s innovation ecosystem. SHIFT’s helps create buzz leading up to the event, to drive ticket sales, sponsorships…

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working a conference

From Rookie to Pro: Key Takeaways From Working a Conference

Recently, I had the privilege of traveling to San Francisco to work the 2018 RSA Conference with my fellow SHIFTers. As a rookie on an extremely established and experienced account, I was unsure what to expect while attending the conference. Was there enough coffee in the world to prepare me? Fortunately, yes. However, I did…

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importance of stories

The Importance of Stories for Child Health

Stories matter. That’s not just an opinion. That’s not an axiom or a homily or a saying or even a pithy bumper sticker slogan. That’s a genuine, biological imperative. Our stories, the things that we tell each other when we gather for dinner, the narratives that we painstakingly write down on paper, the arcs that we scrutinize…

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consumer

Inspiring the Consumer: You Can’t Do That on Television

I can remember the first time I was afflicted by consumerism. The Sears Wishbook, fresh from its plastic wrap. Me with a felt tip pen circling Barbies and pajamas with Care Bears. Flash forward a decade, I leafed through Seventeen and took note of teen lit book recommendations, Farah Fawcett shampoo, Kissing Potion rollerball lip…

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Lobbying

Lobbying for Your B2B Client or Pitch Idea

I was recently speaking with a lobbyist that works with a client. The lobbyist was explaining his role, not only on behalf of my client but also more generally, including his job description and goals. He stressed that while most people think a lobbyist strictly influences laws or policies to benefit a company or organization,…

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healthcare

Takeaways from PULSE: The Atlantic Summit On Health Care

Monday’s PULSE: The Atlantic Summit On Health Care, similar to any current healthcare events, routinely covered all the major, hot topics in today’s healthcare system, from opioid crisis, and precision medicine, to care costs, with an impressive roster of speakers and panelists sharing their deep thoughts on where healthcare is heading in various areas. Here…

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Successful PR program

Can Successful PR Programs Ever Operate in a Vacuum?

Put up your hand if you’ve ever been in this situation: client says they want to be in the New York Times so the PR team schedules a call. On that call you review relevant reporters with the client and walk through relevant topics/trends that will catch the reporter’s attention, making sure to provide strong…

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Earnings Reporting

How to Prepare for Earnings Reporting

I remember meeting a friend for coffee around this time last year – we exchanged updates on, amongst other things, how our lives at work were going. When I explained that it felt like year-end earnings reporting came out of nowhere, she replied “Oh… really? You weren’t expecting it this year?” Point taken. So, aside…

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Creating Client News

5 Tips for Creating Client News When There is None

Every PR professional knows that securing coverage when your client has an interesting, newsworthy announcement to make is like shooting fish in a barrel. However, the challenge arises when there’s no news, and let’s face it – for most companies, that’s most of the time. After all, it’s not every day that you launch a…

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tech giants

Tech Giants Dominated the Media in 2017: Here’s How to Get a Piece of the Action

It’s nearly impossible not to notice that the five Tech Giants – Amazon, Google, Apple, Microsoft and Facebook – have steadily eaten up more and more share of the media. With such a big impact on the stock market, it’s natural media would put a large majority of resources (and, consequentially) headlines toward them. And…

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