When it Comes to Data, Remember to Ask the Right Questions

As AI Democratizes Analysis, Marketers Must Remember to Ask the Right Questions

AI is changing every industry. Consumer facing applications, like Alexa, are what most people are currently aware of. As this HBR piece showcases, deep enterprise applications are coming to light, as UBS Group AG is now using Alexa to answer questions of for its wealth management clients. Although the HBR piece focuses on the bespoke…

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influencer marketing

Consumer Corner: Influencer Marketing vs. Earned Media

It’s no secret the traditional media landscape is changing – and rapidly. In response, brands, journalists, marketers and communicators are constantly adjusting how they operate. As PR professionals, navigating this swift evolution of the news industry means continually evaluating where – and how – consumers are being influenced most. Due in part to a major…

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Business-Blog

How to Generate Content for your Business Blog

One of the biggest ways to differentiate your company in today’s age of aggressive digital marketing is to use creative and original content to attract new customers, engage existing clients and establish credibility and trust within your market. After all, nearly 2 million blog posts are written every day and if you can’t differentiate yourself…

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State of Social

State of Social Media 2Q 2017: Facebook Crosses 2 Billion Users

The largest social network in the world – and to some people, the entire Internet – released its 2Q 2017 earnings. What’s new with the 800 pound gorilla in social media? User Growth Facebook passed a milestone this quarter: 2 billion monthly active users. This is an astonishing feat: at no other time in history…

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work perks

Taking Advantage of SHIFT’s Work Perks

As you’re reading this post, our Boston office sits empty. No, we haven’t all come down with the flu – we’re touring Boston Harbor on our annual Summer Outing, just one of the many work perks at SHIFT! There are seven core values which drive everything we do at SHIFT. These values encourage us to…

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seo

The 3 Keys of Communicating the Value of SEO to C-Suite Executives

Many people have found that Search Engine Optimization is not only important, but medium to large companies are often allocating significant internal resources to handle SEO. I recently had conversations about communicating the value of SEO to C-suite executives at two of the biggest health companies. Their experiences of hiring, working with agencies, and getting their…

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media relations

8 Tips to Start a Strong Media Relations Day

Media relations is often the bread and butter of any PR program, and at SHIFT we pride ourselves on being some of the best trend spotters and pitch and content developers in the industry. However, the path to PR is not always the same for everyone, and the tricks and tips we’ve all learned along…

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accessible content

How to Make Content Inclusive for People with Disabilities

Today’s blog is a guest post by Julie Donovan, Director of External Relations at Empowerment Through Integration. Enjoy!  One billion people with disabilities live in today’s world. Unfortunately, most of the challenges they face in society don’t come from their own inabilities, but rather an environment that is not always accessible. The ever-increasing technological world presents…

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State of Social Q2 2017: Snapchat Active User Growth Slows

Snapchat, the shiniest new object in social media (at least as far as publicly-traded companies go), held its second earnings call since its initial public offering (IPO) recently, and the news from the yellow ghost isn’t great. Let’s dig into what Snapchat had to say. User Growth Snapchat reports its userbase by quarterly averaged daily…

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1:1 meetings

Making the Most of 1:1 Meetings

Here at SHIFT we have a long tradition 1:1 meetings (which are exactly what they sound like, meeting one-on-one!). We like to ensure all members of the team have face time with managers to express concerns, work through problems, or just get to know each other better. As my team has grown and more of…

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