Category Archive for: Media

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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media relations

Media Relations 101: Knowing When & How to Pivot

You’ve drafted your pitch, found your media targets and crafted the perfectly pithy subject line. You’re confident that the angles you’re pitching are strong and timely and will be of interest to the media and their audiences. But what happens when your media relations efforts aren’t as successful as anticipated? Whether you’re an AE on…

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Content Creation

5 Methods for Content Creation

With every client, there always seems to be a point where the team is stuck creatively. These are the opportunities to think creatively in both approaching and creating content for the client. For those that are currently in the position, there are a few different methods that we can use to spark this creativity and…

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Building Media Relationships

Building Media Relationships

Securing earned media is more challenging than ever. Journalists receive hundreds of pitches per day while being tasked with creating more content under tighter deadlines. PR people need to find a way to cut through the noise to deliver results for their clients and/or companies. In a perfect world, the cream rises to the top…

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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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state of social media snapchat

State of Social Q4 2017: Snapchat Snaps Back

Snapchat, the shiniest new object in social media (at least as far as publicly-traded companies go), held its fourth quarter earnings call and its first annual call since its initial public offering (IPO) recently. 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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Phone pitching

Phone Pitching 101

  Picture this: It’s Monday morning and your client informs you that the launch you’ve been planning has been moved up to Wednesday! As a PR pro, you know things change last minute, so this news doesn’t rattle your cage. However, it’s CRUNCH time and you need media feedback as soon as possible to make…

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Top Public Relations Trends in 2018: Introduction

2018 PR Trends: Social 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 2 major trends in social media: Influencer Marketing Train Keeps Picking Up Speed Influencer marketing shows no sign of diminishment despite questionable ROI. Influencer marketing methods…

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best of Q1 content 2017

SHIFT Archives: The Best of Q1 Content 2017

As each year comes to a close, we like to sneak a peek into the SHIFT archives to see our content hits and misses. When devising a content strategy for a new year, it’s important to take note of what worked (and why) to plan what’s to come next year. Want to see how to…

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paid media

Do You Need Paid Media?

A recent marketing discussion on Facebook surfaced the criticism that paid media, in a world of earned, owned, and paid, should be unnecessary, that if you do amazing and awesome work in earned and shared media, paid wouldn’t need to be part of the mix. This has been a familiar refrain ever since the debut…

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