Category Archive for: Data-Driven PR

crisis management

Crisis Management 101: Shark Week Case Study, Part 1

While Discovery channel is currently running their “it’s still a bad week to be a seal” campaign, we have a feeling it’s really sharks who are in for a tough few days. Why? Thanks to Google Trends, we know interest in the term “shark attack” is set to increase drastically as searches for “shark week”…

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data visualization

Demystifying Data Part 5: Telling Your Story With Data Visualization

What good is having a stellar data analysis if you can’t communicate it? All too often we get lazy and just send a bunch of charts and graphs to our clients, hoping they’ll understand what we’re trying to say. There are a lot of data visualization tools on the market, such as IBM Watson and…

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Fast Track Your Data: An IBM Machine Learning Event Recap

I had the pleasure and privilege to attend IBM’s Machine Learning event, Fast Track Your Data, recently in Munich, Germany. While the event covered a number of topics including hybrid cloud data management, governance, and machine learning, a couple items stand out for marketers and communicators to pay attention to. Simplifying Data Science Data science,…

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Content Marketing Agency

6 Questions To Ask A Content Marketing Agency Before Hiring

Managing all components of a successful marketing strategy has become a juggling act in the 21st century. How can one organization possibly keep every ball in the air between social media management, e-mail marketing campaigns, and, especially, SEO?  Hence, why hiring a content marketing agency is becoming the new norm with 73 percent of major…

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network graphs

Network Graphs for Data Analysis

Today’s post is from our partner at NATIONAL, Kevin McCann. Enjoy!  I love network graphs. I’m also the kind of person who says things like “I love network graphs” without irony. Take from that what you will. Before I get to why I think they’re great, some basics. What’s a network graph? In muddled layman’s…

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Agency PR

Advice for Those Considering Agency PR

When it comes to a career in public relations, professionals have many options – including working in-house or at an agency like SHIFT. If you’ve ever considered doing agency PR but weren’t sure, you’re in luck. SHIFT partner and resident hot dog griller Jim Joyal has some considerations to make before shipping off your résumé.…

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Connecting PR To Business Results

One of the most common requests I’ve received in my work in public relations is, “how do we connect our public relations efforts to business results?”. This question – and its many variations – is a disguise for a much simpler question: How does PR help me make money / not get fired? Public relations…

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SHIFT san francisco

Announcing New Leads out of SHIFT San Francisco!

Have you heard the news? Two strategic hires have joined SHIFT San Francisco: David Hargreaves will act as Managing Director and Nathan Beers as Vice President. Welcome, both! Meet David David joins us having spent two years managing a sales and marketing team for SaaS startup Snipp Interactive. Prior to that, he spent nearly 10 years at NextFifteen Group…

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Three Public Relations Mega-Trends in 2017: Where Are We Now?

Earlier this year we published a blog post highlighting the three PR mega-trends we predicted would shape our industry in 2017. Now that we’re almost halfway through the year (what?!), we wanted to take a look back at how these trends have impacted our efforts so far. Content Shockwave According to Google News, there were…

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Demystifying Data Part 4: Data Analysis – You have the data, now what?

You’ve identified your questions, you’ve tracked down your data set, you’ve cleaned and verified it – now you need to do something with it. It’s party time! The good news is that these days there is no shortage of tools that can help you put your data down, flip it and reverse it. If you…

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