Category Archive for: Technology

technology PR

What Sets Technology PR Apart from Other Types of PR

Approaching my first year working in technology public relations, I’ve started to reflect on how much technology PR differs from my former life in corporate PR. In my past, I spent time working with nonprofits and now I pitch tech trade outlets (some of which I didn’t know existed). I used to put tech media…

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beware of shiny object syndrome in marketing

Beware of “Shiny Object Syndrome” in Marketing

While every marketer is aware of – and presumably wary of – falling prey to “Shiny Object Syndrome,” inevitably you’ll encounter a C-level executive whose teen-aged child has evangelized the next must-have campaign approach, and you’ll need a ready answer to delay any rash decisions. “Shouldn’t we be on Snapchat? My daughter and her friends…

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What is Marketing Technology?

Marketing technology. You’ve heard the term in presentations. You’ve seen it in industry news. It’s changing marketing forever. But you still may be left wondering, “What IS marketing technology?” In short: Marketing met IT and marketing technology is their offspring. Let’s examine the corporate strategic landscape to understand what marketing technology is. In the chart…

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SHIFT Communications Creates HAROLD: First Artificially Intelligent, Cloud-Based PR Employee

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 1, 2016 – Boston, MA – Cloud-based computing and artificial intelligence represent the future of content creation, distribution, public relations, and marketing. SHIFT Communications, the premiere data-driven PR agency, announced today the release of the Heuristic And Recurrent Ontological Lexicon Deep-learner, or HAROLD, the world’s first artificially intelligent (AI), cloud-based PR…

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SHIFT ATX at SXSW

If you like the sound of a cocktail or taco ideated by a robot, or a ride on the Mr. Robot ferris wheel, or an exclusive test drive of foldable vehicles, or getting your hair styled by the best local barbers while sipping on a fresh beverage – SXSW Interactive is the place to be!…

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Coming Full Circle – From Tech PR and Back Again

Six months ago, I joined the SHIFT Communications team as an Account Director. In my role, I oversee a variety of B2B tech PR programs, providing strategic direction and managing an exceptional team of professionals. You might have called me a bit of an untraditional candidate when I interviewed, having spent many years in PR…

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Be new to be newsworthy

PR practitioners must constantly create at the leading edge. What is new tends to be newsworthy. As SHIFT CEO Todd Defren has emphasized to clients throughout the years, our public relations efforts must embody at least one of these three attributes: First. Best. Only. When we build new things, we capture (however briefly) all three…

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How to Find a 10x Marketer – Part 4: It’s a Wrap!

Once you determine that you need a 10x Marketer, its time to figure out where to find one. Do you try to hire and onboard or do you train from within the organization? Plan to build up the skill set in house. Here’s why: While there is no hard and fast data, multiple independent studies report…

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How DOES Mobile Change The Brandscape?

Today, with over 2 billion smartphones in use, the ways in which consumers experience brands is fundamentally different. This is no fad – it is projected that by 2020, 80% of adults on Earth will have a smart phone. The way we think of the “internet” as a place for brands must fundamentally change to…

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Emerging Social Platforms

When a new social media platform comes out, there’s usually a mad rush to be the first on the platform. But using new social media platforms has advantages and disadvantages. Don’t rush into new platforms until you’re sure you can utilize them effectively. Wait, why shouldn’t you stampede to the hot, new social thing? Companies…

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