Category Archive for: Strategy

How to choose a martech stack

How to Choose a Marketing Technology Stack, Part 2 of 7: Strategy

In this series, we’ll unpack our marketing technology deployment strategy. We’ll learn how to properly plan a marketing technology stack rollout, develop a sensible governance model, examine what could go wrong, and succeed on the first try rather than patch and duct tape a disaster repeatedly. Part 2: Marketing Technology Strategy All strategy begins with…

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PR firm

“I’ve chosen a PR firm. Now how do I work with them?”

Picking and working with a PR firm is a big deal—and a big investment. If your company has gone through this before, or you’re involved in an agency search now, you know it’s a lot of work to get through the RFP process. The success of the partnership that’s about to begin is predicated on…

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How to choose a martech stack

How to Choose a Marketing Technology Stack, Part 1 of 7: Introduction

We were asked recently, …Would love your thoughts on the base marketing tech stack for a consumer company. Assuming Marketing Automation, Email, CMS…what else? At first glance, this seems like a fairly cut-and-dried question. What marketing technologies should consumer companies be using? Of course, while the question is direct and succinct, we know from Scott…

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ces

Part II: Month-by-Month Roadmap for a Successful CES Product Launch

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) has become one of the most anticipated and acclaimed events of the year, bringing technology enthusiasts from around the world to Las Vegas to see what’s new and hot in the tech space. However, it has also become one of the most crowded. Although CES 2018 seems light-years away, if…

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Launch a new product CES part 1

Should I launch a new product at CES in 2018?

CES is one of the most prominent gathering of technology minds, innovators, brands and media. With nearly 200,000 attendees, which included nearly 8,000 media members, in 2016 alone, it’s truly the world’s stage for consumer electronics. PR professionals and brands alike recognize the immense influence and exposure that CES brings — so it’s no surprise…

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the big game

Superb Owl: Getting Creative with Marketing Budgets

Time for THE BIG GAME (yes, you know the one) It’s that time of year again – The Big Game hits airwaves on Sunday. Want to get your brand in on the action? Pony up, or sit down. Oh, and don’t bother even mentioning the game by name – that’ll cost you as well. As…

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HIMSS

HIMSS17: Taking a Data-Driven Approach to On-Site PR and Marketing

With HIMSS17 around the corner, you likely have your marketing and communications strategy locked and loaded for the conference. Still, we all know that flexibility in planning and real-time communications are key at any event. In order to fully take advantage of the thought leadership opportunities at HIMSS, your organization and key opinion leaders (KOLs) need…

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fake news

Fake News: A Data-Driven Analysis

What’s the impact of fake news? Is it as big a problem as people make it out to be? Shortly after the 2016 US Presidential election, America’s interest in “fake news” skyrocketed; some believed that fake news sites heavily influenced the outcome of the election. How concerned were people? We saw search volumes spike during…

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public relations strategies

Public Relations Strategies: Redux

A few years ago we published a blog post titled “Public Relations and Media Relations: What’s the difference?” here on the SHIFT blog.  The post highlighted how to differentiate between public relations and media relations – explaining that media relations is just one of many public relations strategies. Today, we wanted to share a refresh…

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Timely Advertising

Do Your Research: In Timely Advertising, Timing is Everything

Timing is an important part of advertising. A perfect message reaching the perfect audience will be meaningless if the timing is off. An ad for the hottest toy of the Christmas season isn’t going to be as effective on January 5th. Perhaps we might get a few stragglers who still need to send a late gift, but overall…

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