Category Archive for: Professional Development

Company culture

How Your Company Culture Can Become a Marketing Tool

Companies use marketing to attract new customers, retain current customers and to study what works and what doesn’t. There seems to be a new marketing strategy popping up: the idea that a business needs to market themselves and their company culture. Company culture, as defined by Andrew Hartley, director of alternative board at Bradford West,…

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Women at work

Seeking Advice as a Woman at Work? HBR’s New Podcast Has Got You Covered

I’ve been listening to NPR for more than 20 years, so when Podcasts started to become a trend, I was in heaven. From the early days of This American Life, I’ve always loved to listen to stories aloud. But for years I looked to podcasts as just a form of entertainment to pass the time…

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Pop The Champagne! Exciting SHIFT News (x2!)

Announcing some exciting news out of not one, but two SHIFT offices: Alan Marcus (NYC) has been promoted to Managing Director and Jennifer Purcell has been hired as Vice President to lead the SHIFT Austin office — congrats, both! Alan will continue to lead and grow the New York office while expanding his strategic council even more…

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Professional image

4 Easy Steps to Upgrade Your Professional Image

Whether you’re an employer or an employee, chances are you’ve heard the theory that you only have a seven second window to make a good impression when you meet someone for the first time. While a great first impression will certainly boost your chances of getting a new job, the same technique does not necessarily…

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Digital Marketing Courses

5 Free Digital Marketing Courses Every Marketer Should Take

We’ve all heard it before – take this course and advance your SEO strategy, it only costs $499 and it’s a limited time offer. Now, we may be asking ourselves, “Is it worth investing my money into this course?” Unless the person offering the course uncovered Google’s algorithm, I’d say no, probably not. However, there…

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2018 resolutions

A Sampling of SHIFTer’s 2018 Resolutions

It’s the start of a new year and here at SHIFT, we are kicking our resolutions into high gear. To celebrate the fresh start and ring in 2018, here’s a look into what we’re resolving to do this year: “I plan to take a page out of Steve Covey’s book and put first things first.…

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Q3 Top Blog

SHIFT Archives: The Best of Q3 2017

As the year comes to a close, we like to analyze the SHIFT archives to learn what content performed best. It’s important to take see what worked and what didn’t work to plan for the new year to come. Want to see how to analyze your own blog? Here’s how. The best of Q3 2017…

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Thankful

SHIFTers Give Thanks

Let’s face it: 2017 has been a doozy. After the hurricanes, political upheaval and Friday Night Lights being taken off Netflix (Say it ain’t so, coach!), many are ready to turn their calendars to 2018 and start fresh. However, now that we’re reaching the end of the year, ‘tis the season to focus on all…

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How to handle criticism from a PR perspective

One of the biggest perceived problems in the world of public relations is criticism. Since the advent of the social media era, handling criticism has been one of the top requests made of PR professionals and agencies by brands and companies. Criticism is perceived negatively in the world of PR—especially by stakeholders who are looking…

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Management Corner: How to Keep Your Team Motivated

It’s Q4 and if you work at an agency, that means it’s chaotic. You’re wading through new business prospects and trying to serve your existing client base. Your clients are trying to sort through strategic planning, contract renewals and resetting expectations for the new year. You and your team need each other more than ever…

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