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Top Public Relations Trends in 2018: Introduction

2018 PR Trends: Paid Media [Video]

2018 is here, and we’re digging into what look to be some of the biggest trends that will affect PR practitioners this year. In this installment, we’ll look at 3 major trends in paid media:  More Paywalls Go Up Traditional news media is struggling to survive, hemorrhaging cash. To compensate, more walls will go…

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digital signage

Digital Signage: the Ultimate Mode of Marketing Your Retail Business

Is your business beginning to pick up? Are you looking for ways of catching up with your competitors? Do you want to create attention grabbing digital signage in your place of business? Then this is certainly a good read for you. Small and medium retailers often struggle to compete with competitors. It is in times…

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startup marketing

10 Surprising Startup Marketing Hacks

Launching a new business is an exciting journey that can help entrepreneurs realize their dreams while improving the world. As every experienced entrepreneur knows, however, finding initial customers is the most difficult part of the startup process. The reality is that few customers want to buy from a company that has few online reviews, no…

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holiday marketing

Holiday Marketing Tips

It’s that time of year again! Where Christmas music starts to besiege mainstream radio and you start getting irrationally angry at random strangers setting up their Christmas lights too early. But it’s never too early to start thinking about holiday marketing strategies. In fact, you’ve probably been thinking about them for months now. If you’re a little behind in your holiday planning, don’t sweat it. These…

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Breaching 140: Who’s Using Twitter’s 280 Characters?

On September 26, 2017, Twitter surprised its users by announcing that certain users would have their tweet character limits doubled, from 140 characters to 280 characters. This beta test was to determine whether users wanted the increased characters. After the beta, Twitter rolled out 280-character tweets to all users. Naturally, as one of the first-ever…

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State of Social Q3 2017: Snapchat Struggles For Relevance

Snapchat, the shiniest new object in social media (at least as far as publicly-traded companies go), held its third earnings call since its initial public offering (IPO) recently, and the little ghost is struggling. Let’s see what the company had to report. User Growth Snapchat reports its userbase by quarterly averaged daily active users, meaning…

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State of Social Facebook

State of Social Media 3Q 2017: Facebook Nears $5 ARPU

Facebook, the largest social network and arguably the largest product ever made for the human race intentionally, released its 3Q 2017 earnings. Let’s see what the behemoth had to say. User Growth After passing 2 billion monthly active users last quarter, Facebook notched another 72 million or so new monthly active users for 3.29% growth.…

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State of Social Twitter

State of Social Media, 3Q 2017: Twitter Restates

Twitter, the 140-character stream of what’s happening now, surprised everyone with a measurement disclosure. Let’s dig into everything they announced. Audience Growth We see modest growth below, as Twitter adds an additional 1.23% quarter-over-quarter growth in monthly active users: Twitter now addresses 330 million users around the world; their presence is largely international. Only 69…

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IBM CDO Strategy Summit Roundup

The IBM Chief Data Officer Strategy Summit, a bi-annual event hosted by IBM, just wrapped up its fall edition. At this event, Chief Data Officers from around the world to discuss and share insights as peers. SHIFT Communications and NATIONAL Public Relations sent a team of three to the Boston CDO Strategy Summit to learn…

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influencer programs

Consumer Corner: 3 Tips for Building Successful Influencer Programs

Influencers programs have become an important part of many PR strategies, particularly consumer PR strategies, and especially when coupled with traditional media relations. When done well, influencer programs can create powerful brand advocates for your client who spread awareness and drive conversions. If executed poorly, you could end up with indifferent partners who are only…

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