Category Archive for: Earned Media

Influencer Marketing

Is Scrutiny On Influencer Marketing Compliance Becoming More Intense?

As the adoption of influencer marketing continues to rise, so too does the scrutiny of the practice. For more than a year, the FTC has made it clear to brands and marketers that disclosure is critical. These compliance standards also apply to brands running their programs through ad agencies or public relations firms as they’re…

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digital media era

Does Old Fashion PR Still Have the Magic in the Digital Era?

You might not know Edward Bernays by his name, but if you have a bookshelf at home – congratulations, you’re a “victim” of the late PR guru’s master spinning skills. A bookshelf is an essential piece in most American homes today, whether realizing its intended function as a mini library or simply used as a…

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maximize news

How to Work with Your PR Firm to Maximize News

So far in 2018, 101.9 million articles and 5.6 million news blogs have been published online, according to a search on media analytics tool Sysomos. Through its own newsroom, Facebook issued 31 corporate and 24 product announcements. In 2017, nearly 22,700 venture capital deals were struck according to CrunchBase. What does this all mean? Getting…

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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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Reputation Management

Reputation Management: Rising Above Competitors

There’s nothing wrong with healthy competition. Whether it’s on the field or in the boardroom, competition makes people try harder, move faster and embrace change. Without competition, there would be less incentive to think about customers, push for innovation or strive to hit goals. In PR, we rarely meet a CEO, a CMO or a…

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media relations

Making Media Relations Connections

I made the move from Boston to SF four months ago and couldn’t be happier to be in the hub for technology and healthcare innovation. The SHIFT SF office is located right in the thick of it all in downtown SF. As such, I had the opportunity to attend a few events from last week’s…

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NYC Consumer PR

NYC Consumer PR Trends, Key Moments and Lessons Learned in 2017

The SHIFT NYC consumer PR team cooked up another strong showing in 2017, keeping our clients’ brands in the hearts and minds of consumer lifestyle and technology reporters. Against the head winds of an ever-shrinking pool of media outlets, an influx of hard news and an uncertain political climate, the team rolled up its sleeves…

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AI features

The Year AI Features Dominated the Media

At the end of last year, Fortune predicted that 2017 would be the year of artificial intelligence (AI). Boy, were they right. Whether it was new AI features in Amazon’s AWS cloud offering, Facebook’s use of AI to fight suicide or Elon Musk’s claim that AI will cause WWIII, there was rarely a day –…

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reporter relationships

Consumer Corner: No Client News? 4 Ways to Maintain a Reporter Relationship During a News Lull

In life, you never want to be that person. That person that only reaches out when they need something, and never returns the favor. That person that only talks about themselves, and forgets to ask how the other person is doing. We all know that person and they’re the worst. So, as a public relations…

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news announcement

The Times to Avoid Making a News Announcement

You’ve put a ton of time, effort, blood, sweat and tears into a news announcement. You’ve developed sound messaging, created killer creative content, drafted a fantastic press release and wrote thoughtful, tailored pitches to reporters you’re convinced will jump all over the news. It’s game day and you’re ready to go. It’s your time to…

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