team goals

Resetting Team Goals

It’s January and everyone is talking about “New Year, New You” and what the upcoming trends are for the year ahead. It’s great to think ahead but what if you don’t have the infrastructure to support new initiatives? Before getting too far with your 2018 planning you should also look at your team and foundation…

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pain balm

Marketing After Facebook for Brands [VIDEO]

Facebook changed its algorithm to suppress unpaid brand posts. Do we just dig our credit cards out and pay Mr. Zuckerberg whatever he wants? What are our alternatives? In this video, we’ll review the five pillars of digital marketing communications and how Facebook’s changes shouldn’t impact the rest of our marketing efforts: Search marketing Social…

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consumer PR

2018 Predictions: Consumer PR Edition

It’s hard to believe that 2017 has come and gone. Between “fake news,” Oscar mix-ups, and an adorably blundered BBC interview, it was a roller coaster of entertainment (at least that’s what many of us are choosing to remember over the countless negative stories). Now we turn to the new year and think about impending…

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2018 resolutions

A Sampling of SHIFTer’s 2018 Resolutions

It’s the start of a new year and here at SHIFT, we are kicking our resolutions into high gear. To celebrate the fresh start and ring in 2018, here’s a look into what we’re resolving to do this year: “I plan to take a page out of Steve Covey’s book and put first things first.…

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Top Public Relations Trends in 2018: Introduction

2018 PR Trends: Social Media [Video]

2018 is here, and we’re digging into what look to be some of the biggest trends that will affect PR practitioners this year. In this installment, we’ll look at 2 major trends in social media: Influencer Marketing Train Keeps Picking Up Speed Influencer marketing shows no sign of diminishment despite questionable ROI. Influencer marketing methods…

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Top Public Relations Trends in 2018: Introduction

2018 PR Trends: Search Marketing [Video]

2018 is here, and we’re digging into what look to be some of the biggest trends that will affect PR practitioners this year. In this installment, we’ll look at 2 major trends in search marketing: Advanced PR Practitioners Embrace AI Fully The most advanced PR practitioners will embrace AI technologies and incorporate them into day-to-day…

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Top Public Relations Trends in 2018: Introduction

2018 PR Trends: Paid Media [Video]

2018 is here, and we’re digging into what look to be some of the biggest trends that will affect PR practitioners this year. In this installment, we’ll look at 3 major trends in paid media:  More Paywalls Go Up Traditional news media is struggling to survive, hemorrhaging cash. To compensate, more walls will go…

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Top Public Relations Trends in 2018: Introduction

2018 PR Trends: Owned Media [Video]

2018 is here, and we’re digging into what look to be some of the biggest trends that will affect PR practitioners this year. In this installment, we’ll look at 2 major trends in owned media: PR Professionals Blindsided by Rich Media Media monitoring has traditionally been focused on digesting and interpreting text. As the dominant…

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Top Public Relations Trends in 2018: Introduction

2018 PR Trends: Earned Media [Video]

2018 is here, and we’re digging into what look to be some of the biggest trends that will affect PR practitioners this year. In this installment, we’ll look at 4 major trends in earned media:  Press Releases Continue Their Slow Demise The venerable press release continues its decline into irrelevancy. While companies may be…

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search engine ranking

How Social Media Marketing Can Boost Your Search Engine Ranking

Digital Marketing and its association with social media go hand in hand, and they definitely shouldn’t part ways. The same holds true when it comes to organic search. Social media content and strategies can help you and your business achieve better SEO results whereby your website can get improved rankings in the SERPs (search engine…

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