Google AMP

How Does Google AMP Affect Your WordPress Website’s SEO and What Can You Do About It?

Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) is a Google Project that started back in 2015. It promised to provide faster webpage loading, higher levels of user engagement, and better flexibility. AMP offers more than the average SEO update that Google rolls out almost every year without fail. It is excellent news for those using 3G mobile networks…

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Crisis Communications

Three Tips to Consider for Crisis Communications

Crisis communications are a hot topic right now. While most companies have some kind of crisis plan or approach outlined, nothing can entirely prepare you for a crisis before you are in the midst of it. I can’t imagine that Procter & Gamble had a placeholder statement in the event that teenagers started to ingest…

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Social Media Strategy

How To Know Your Social Media Marketing Strategy Is Not Working

Social media marketing is extremely popular nowadays. Every business entity that craves for popularity is ought to develop and nurture a social media presence. However, like with everything in life and business, you can always go wrong. There are more factors that can lead to a negative outcome: a purpose which is not concrete or…

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Planning Content

Why Planning Content Is More Important Than Producing It

In the information age, producing it has become almost a requirement for a company to be found on the internet. However, what many forget is that planning content is so much more important than creating it. What to consider before producing? There are those who create content just to fill a gap, but there are…

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Revisiting Twitter’s 280-Character Limit: What’s Working Today

In mid-November 2017, we examined the new 280-character limit that Twitter made generally available to the public on November 7, 2017. At the time, it was definitely too early to tell whether companies and individuals were embracing the new character limits. Now that we’ve had a few months pass, how has the landscape changed? Length…

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Celebrating Goals

Celebrating (And Honoring) 2018 Goals

There are seven core values which drive everything we do at SHIFT. These values encourage us to be connected, honorable, creative, smart, positive, dedicated and fearless. Even before an employee is hired, we ask a series of questions to ensure their cultural fit, as finding the right person to join our family is more important…

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Landing a Graphic Design Job

Part 1 – Getting the interview I am sometimes asked how I evaluate graphic design candidates and what criteria matters most. They are great questions because the perception of how designers should engage prospective employers is more open-ended than in most professions and my opinions are similarly more subjective. So let’s just assume that what…

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What Do Voice Technologies Mean for Data and Marketing?

Voice commands, interactions and support are all part of a relatively new interface born from the connected device market. Of course, they also borrow from the big data industry, thanks to source systems or software that tap into massive troves of data. Google Home and Amazon’s Echo — Alexa — for instance, rely on contextual…

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Making the Most of an Event (and Increase your Conference ROI)

Conference season is upon us, sending millions of executives, innovators, investors and media personnel scurrying across the globe. U.S. residents alone logged more than 450 million trips for business purposes in 2016, with 38 percent for meetings and events. That number only continues to grow as mega-events like CES become, well, even more mega. This…

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Building Media Relationships

Building Media Relationships

Securing earned media is more challenging than ever. Journalists receive hundreds of pitches per day while being tasked with creating more content under tighter deadlines. PR people need to find a way to cut through the noise to deliver results for their clients and/or companies. In a perfect world, the cream rises to the top…

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