Category Archive for: Public Relations

media relations

Making Media Relations Connections

I made the move from Boston to SF four months ago and couldn’t be happier to be in the hub for technology and healthcare innovation. The SHIFT SF office is located right in the thick of it all in downtown SF. As such, I had the opportunity to attend a few events from last week’s…

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Marketing After Facebook for Brands [VIDEO]

Facebook changed its algorithm to suppress unpaid brand posts. Do we just dig our credit cards out and pay Mr. Zuckerberg whatever he wants? What are our alternatives? In this video, we’ll review the five pillars of digital marketing communications and how Facebook’s changes shouldn’t impact the rest of our marketing efforts: Search marketing Social…

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consumer PR

2018 Predictions: Consumer PR Edition

It’s hard to believe that 2017 has come and gone. Between “fake news,” Oscar mix-ups, and an adorably blundered BBC interview, it was a roller coaster of entertainment (at least that’s what many of us are choosing to remember over the countless negative stories). Now we turn to the new year and think about impending…

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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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Top Public Relations Trends in 2018: Introduction

2018 PR Trends: Search Marketing [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 search marketing: Advanced PR Practitioners Embrace AI Fully The most advanced PR practitioners will embrace AI technologies and incorporate them into day-to-day…

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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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Top Public Relations Trends in 2018: Introduction

2018 PR Trends: Owned 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 owned media: PR Professionals Blindsided by Rich Media Media monitoring has traditionally been focused on digesting and interpreting text. As the dominant…

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Top Public Relations Trends in 2018: Introduction

2018 PR Trends: Earned 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 4 major trends in earned media:  Press Releases Continue Their Slow Demise The venerable press release continues its decline into irrelevancy. While companies may be…

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Q4 Top Blog

SHIFT Archives: The Best of Q4 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 Q4 2017…

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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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