Category Archive for: Media

Getting Ink through Rapid Response

I know what you’re thinking: what is rapid response, why is it so important to me and how rapid are we talking? Reporters are working in a fast paced environment and when major news hits, they need expert commentary on a variety of topics; that’s where you come in. This is especially true when a…

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Scoring with Business Press

In the world of PR, landing client coverage in publications like The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal or Bloomberg Businessweek is the ultimate win — and when that story runs in print, it’s icing on the cake. You probably know that securing coverage in a business publication is no easy feat, especially if…

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The Thrill of the Chase

People often ask what drives us? For me, it’s a good challenge. Tell me that I can’t do something, and I will prove that I can. Say I don’t know what I’m talking about (especially if it involves football and the NFL), and I’ll blow you away with a well thought-out, carefully crafted argument. What…

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Friday Fun: #Patriots vs. #Seahawks

Photo by Nike Unless you live under a rock, you know that the New England Patriots won the AFC Championship and will be facing off this weekend with the Seattle Seahawks at Super Bowl 49 in sunny Glendale, AZ. With one SHIFT office smack dab in the middle of #PatriotsNation, we are obviously paying close…

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Play #PRBingo With Top 50 Most Used Words in Press Releases!

Every year, SHIFT Communications releases its Top 50 Most Used Words in Press Releases. We look at thousands of releases, analyze millions of words, and come up with the words that you use most when you write a press release. This year, we wanted to add some fun to the list and encourage you to…

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Getting Coverage as a B2B Startup

Being a startup comes with many challenges: developing, funding, getting users .. the list goes on. When you’re a B2B startup, you face those same challenges and the realization that your packaging may not always be as shiny as that new dating app or ride sharing service. But as we all know, B2B startups can…

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How to Extend the Life of A Media Hit

If an earned media hit lands in a publication but no one sees it … does it generate awareness? We’ve all been there: we work hard to build a relationship with a reporter and finally secure a stellar feature in a tier one publication. It runs, the client is ecstatic, it gets shared a few…

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How We Ran Our Own Consumer Tech Showcase – And How You Can Too

As publicists, we hear it all the time – writers receive hundreds of pitches each day, and they’re exhausted by rote product promotion. This makes breaking through to media challenging, no matter how creative, captivating, or newsworthy the pitch. Whether announcing a new mobile app’s release, or proposing a product for holiday gift guides, it’s…

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2014 Internet Trends: Mobile Boom, Messaging Shifts and Audience Migrations

Former Morgan Stanley analyst and current Kleiner Perkins investor Mary Meeker presented her annual Internet Trends report yesterday at re/code’s Code Conference. Meeker and KPCB have published a report every year since 2001, providing the technology and media industries with powerful insights into the future of digital and how the world interacts with each other…

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Public Relations and Media Relations: What’s the difference?

If you work in public relations, you’ve definitely been asked, as have we, “What exactly is PR?” (If you still don’t have an answer, check out our take on the question here) The next question is usually, “So is it the same as media relations?” Our answer? No, and here’s why. The Public Relations Society…

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