Category Archive for: News

SHIFT Communications: 12 Years and Counting

This week we celebrate the 12th anniversary of the founding of SHIFT Communications. And what a ride it’s been! Back in 2003, the Agency’s first concern was whether – and how – the 30-odd people who had survived the wreckage of our predecessor firm might make a go of it under our new banner. It was…

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Keep PR Weird: SHIFT Starts 2015 With New Austin Office

Let’s start 2015 with a bang! I’m excited to announce the debut of SHIFT Communications’ fourth office, open for business now, in Austin, TX! My original plan for this blog post was to be a bit cheeky. Texas is so big; there are so many rich metaphorical themes I could have plumbed, from Cowboys (link…

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Sharing Big News

If you haven’t heard, we shared some pretty big news yesterday. As you might imagine, a lot of planning went into our efforts to get the news in front of clients, potential customers, friends and reporters yesterday. Last week, we covered how to prepare for a big announcement like this — but what are some of…

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Big News: Scott Monty Joins SHIFT

Scott Monty could have gone anywhere after his hugely successful stint at Ford Motor Company. For the past 5+ years, when anyone asked for “great examples of companies doing great work in Social Media,” Ford was one of the few examples universally cited by newbies and the experienced alike. While Scott is the first to…

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How to Create Animated GIFs for Twitter

Quick update: There’s an iOS app Spark that I read about that will help you make GIFs in seconds. You’re welcome. 😉 Video content is great and wonderfully compelling, but it doesn’t play in every environment. Twitter’s media player isn’t always reliable and no form of video plays reliably in email marketing on all platforms.…

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Twitter Profile Redesign (2014 Edition)

Twitter is changing its profile design again, and they’ll be rolling it out to users over the coming weeks/days. (Look like Facebook to anyone else? We thought so, too.) While not much of extreme importance has changed, you’ll want to be prepared for the new look. Here’s a quick rundown of what you need to…

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The March Toward Brand Journalism Continues

Yesterday we shared a brilliant post written by Jay Baer about the greatest hoodwink ever, social media. Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn are primarily media companies. The social aspect? That’s everyone’s job. If you’ve shared links, discussed the news with friends, or written a lengthy post about current events on any of the social sites…

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6 Ways to Use Twitter Tailored Audiences for PR and Marketing

When Twitter launched its Tailored Audiences in December, it allowed advertisers to reach audiences that were already visitors of their website using cookies to tie to Twitter IDs. Now, Twitter has expanded Tailored Audience capabilities to include targeting of existing email databases and influencers identified by Twitter ID. Rather than walking you through the how…

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All the Interesting Things: Marketing, PR, and Ideas for 01/10/14

One of SHIFT’s 7 core values are connected which means much more than just having a full Address Book app on your phone. Connected means knowing what’s going on, knowing what’s worth reading and sharing. Here are the top 5 most interesting reads that SHIFTers shared among each other lately. Let us know what you think in the comments!…

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How the Google Trends Topics Update Will Shake Up Your Content

Google Trends released a new beta feature (topics) this week that points, once again, to how exactly search is changing. It’s not hard to predict that Google will continue to make changes to search in 2014 along these lines, but let’s dig into what this update does and its importance. Not familiar with Google Trends? It’s…

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