Category Archive for: Strategy

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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social media efforts

A Marketer’s Rainy Day: Social Media Efforts Checklist

Social media is more popular than ever, playing a major role in the top news stories of 2016, from international sporting events to US politics. Tweets about the Rio Olympics generated 75 billion impressions. Instagram reached 600 million users. Facebook saw a staggering 1.79 billion monthly active users. Despite these numbers, many brands have seen…

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Business Press

5 Business Press Hits & The PR Strategy Behind Them

Google. Facebook. Yahoo! These are the giants that so often demand the attention and set the agendas of business press. But coverage in The Wall Street Journals, Forbes, Business Insiders and Fortunes of the world are achievable for companies of all sizes – startup or mature, public or private. And the seemingly unknowable rhyme and…

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Consumer PR and B2B PR

Exploring the Differences between Consumer PR and B2B PR

If you’ve worked with or for a PR agency, chances are you understand the difference between consumer PR and B2B PR. If you haven’t had an opportunity to work on both sides, however, there’s a good chance you may consider “the other” and think “just what are they doing over there?” If this is your…

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PR Pros

What PR Pros Can Learn From Cult Classic Movies

As the weather slowly becomes cooler and the constant slew of summer activities starts to dwindle, I always find myself wanting to curl up in a blanket and turn on a good movie. On a personal level, I love losing myself in a riveting narrative – whether I’m following Sherlock Holmes as he seeks to…

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Crisis Communications

Crisis Communications: What to Expect from Your PR Team

In PR, the term “crisis” can mean many different things impacting how to mode a crisis communications plan specific to a client and situation. For some of our clients, it’s a slip in a product shipment date that has been discussed negatively on social media or in the press. For other clients, it can be a death…

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