Category Archive for: Technology

How to Find a 10x Marketer, Part 2: Intangibles

In part one of this series, we covered the concept of a 10x Marketer and why you need one. Now, what qualities and skills really make a 10x Marketer? It would be easy to list out the skills that you would find on a typical job description, but it’s not enough to look for someone…

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5 Tips on Creating an Extraordinary YouTube Channel for Your Brand

Ah, YouTube. Seldom mentioned with major social platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, yet still a household name. Many brands don’t leverage YouTube to its fullest extent – which can mean a major missed opportunity. The site boasts approximately 1 billion unique visitors each month and 6 billion hours of video watched. From a survey of…

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7 Steps to a Better Livestream Q&A

Have you ever wished you could just sit down with your audience for a quick chat? Live streaming offers followers something that other outlets don’t: a chance to experience a brand in real-time. The sense of personal connection between follower and brand over a livestream platform like Periscope or Meerkat is unmatched by other forms…

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The Exciting Technology In Back to the Future No One Noticed

If you’re joining us at the time this blog posts, Marty, Doc, and Jennifer should be arriving in a few hours. While we wait, let’s discuss the future. Or at least, the future predicted and represented in “Back to the Future: Part II”. The movie predicted a lot of real world technological advancements, such as…

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SHIFT Announces New Augmented Influence Reader

SHIFT has always been an innovator in social media, digital influence, and data-driven public relations. However, most of our employees have to do influencer research while seated at desks, in offices. While we all enjoy a collegial, collaborative environment, there’s no substitute for getting actual face time with influencers. Our new SHIFT Augmented Influence Reader…

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Unicorns, Upscaling and the State of Massachusetts Technology

There are a few interrelated themes that have gotten a lot of play in technology press over the past few months. First is that per Fortune, we’re in the age of unicorns, pre-IPO companies with at least $1 Billion valuation. This is quickly followed by the converse questioning of “are there too many unicorns?” and are we…

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The Facebook Paradox, Part 2: No Free Lunch

In the previous post, we discussed the dominance of Facebook’s audience reach. No other social network can reach that many people on Earth. The flip side of this coin is Facebook’s continued reduction in what brands and companies can do for free on their service. Let’s look backwards for a bit of context. May 2012:…

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The Future of Marketing eBook

Thanks to all the advances in data and technology taking place today, the future of marketing has never been brighter. It has also never been more rapidly evolving, forcing marketers and professionals from all industry walks to work harder than ever to keep pace. We at SHIFT believe it is imperative to embrace the challenges this…

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B2B Marketers: Even more data is coming, are you ready?

The world seems awash in data with trends like IoT, wearables and big data dominating the headlines.  For a B2B marketer, these headlines can feel very consumer oriented and likely not relevant.  They are most concerned with data that falls into their marketing domain (email, web traffic, social, earned media measurement) and feeding sales as much as possible. …

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Nothing in Marketing is Unique

From the latest tool or piece of automation software to measurement or campaign tactics, very few things we come across in the communications industry are truly unique. Most “major” technological advancements are just that, advancements on an idea that has actually been around for a long time. “[Insert New Invention Here], now that’s the greatest…

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