Category Archive for: Community

Lessons From Boston TechJam: Tips for Event PR

On June 12, I had one of my best nights of sleep in a long time. We had just wrapped up year two of Boston TechJam, Boston’s tech block party and innovation festival. Thanks to a relationship with the co-founders, SHIFT is a founding collaborator and has run PR efforts for the events both years.…

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3 ways to measure the strength of your brand community

When dealing with crises (especially online), one of the most important things to have on your side is a strong community. A highly engaged community of fans who love you is one of the best defenses to have during a time of crisis. Highly engaged fans will leap to your defense (assuming that you are…

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Free eBook for Social Good: Tap to Market Mobile Marketing

A short time ago, SHIFT Communications was pleased to participate in the United Way’s Youth Venture Conference as part of our charitable work to stay connected to our community. One aspect of that event was for several staff members to take on the task of presenting different sessions to youth leaders in social entrepreneurship from…

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#GivingChristmas: Cradles to Crayons, kids in search of winter necessities

Yesterday, two teams of volunteers from our Boston office made their way to Cradles to Crayons, a volunteer organization that strives to help children who need the essentials fulfill those needs via a social worker or other adult representative. In short, it was heartrending to realize how many kids are waiting on a warm coat or shoes to help…

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The 5th Gear – Week of 9/30/13

One of SHIFT’s 7 core values are connected which means much more than just having a full Address Book app on your phone. Connected means knowing what’s going on, knowing what’s worth reading and sharing. Here are the top 5 most interesting reads that SHIFTers found this past week. Let us know what you think in the comments…

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Public Comments, Online Comments and Public Relations

“If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.” – Jacqui Rivait As a company spokesperson, whether the CEO of a Fortune 500 company, a clothing designer who makes outrageous remarks about tragedies to profit, or a person who says the wrong thing at the wrong time; saying things that aren’t nice…

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Labor Day Recipes from the SHIFT Crew

Celebrate the Labor Day holiday with some recipes from the SHIFT team. See what our team might be cooking up this weekend! I’m getting hungry reading about them. Click on the links below to be taken to each specific recipe a little further down. After you have taken in all the possible yumminess, tell us…

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Signal, Meet Noise: Breaking Out of the SXSW Panel Picker Crowd

Social networking, like every other industry, has a networking event it can call its own. Except this one is no small hotel ballroom affair. This one takes over an entire Texas town for five straight days of sunrise-to-probably-well-past-sunset events, official and unofficial, and brings together the biggest brands in interactive media. You better believe that…

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SHIFT 10th Anniversary Series: Later Fast

Happy 10th anniversary, SHIFT Communications! This April, in honor of SHIFT’s journey from small start-up to well-respected bi-coastal integrated communications agency, we will be featuring weekly posts from SHIFT staff members describing the experience and challenges along the way. Today we feature Danielle Mancano, an Account Director in our New York office. Was it Bob Dylan or…

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SHIFT 10th Anniversary Series: More Than Work

Happy 10th anniversary, SHIFT Communications! This April, in honor of SHIFT’s journey from small start-up to well-respected bi-coastal integrated communications agency, we will be featuring weekly posts from SHIFT staff members describing the experience and challenges along the way. Today we feature Mike Fearon, an Account Manager in our Boston office. Flashback to February 2008.…

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