state of social media snapchat

State of Social Q4 2017: Snapchat Snaps Back

Snapchat, the shiniest new object in social media (at least as far as publicly-traded companies go), held its fourth quarter earnings call and its first annual call since its initial public offering (IPO) recently. Let’s see what the company had to report. User Growth Snapchat reports its userbase by quarterly averaged daily active users, meaning…

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Phone pitching

Phone Pitching 101

  Picture this: It’s Monday morning and your client informs you that the launch you’ve been planning has been moved up to Wednesday! As a PR pro, you know things change last minute, so this news doesn’t rattle your cage. However, it’s CRUNCH time and you need media feedback as soon as possible to make…

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SHIFT Communications Moves to Downtown Boston!

As I type this note, I am sitting in our sparkling new space in the heart of Boston’s Back Bay; a space that is a perfect representation of SHIFT – open, collaborative and vibrant. To start 2018 in our new home is truly exciting. The best part is that we were able to create a…

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HIMSS18

Three Ways to Enhance Engagement at #HIMSS18

HIMSS18 is a staple for those in the health IT industry, so much so that we often forget to explore new strategies for engagement at the show. This year’s conference is just around the corner, taking place from March 5-9, 2018 at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas. While you have likely already begun…

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State of Social Facebook

State of Social Q4 2017: Facebook Smashes Ad Revenue Records, $6 ARPU

Facebook, the largest social network and the largest product ever made for the human race intentionally, released its 4Q 2017 earnings report. Let’s see what the social media juggernaut had to say. User Growth After passing 2 billion monthly active users last year, Facebook added another 2.75% growth to its user base, taking it to…

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end of instagram influencers

The End of the Instagram Influencer (As We Know It)

Facebook, Instagram’s parent company, has had it with influencers, at least as many of them stand on the service now. They’re taking strong action to nullify the automated tactics of many Instagram influencers. The collateral damage? Like its parent, Instagram will be far more pay-to-play for brands and businesses. The free ride is over. What’s…

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Reputation Management

Reputation Management: Rising Above Competitors

There’s nothing wrong with healthy competition. Whether it’s on the field or in the boardroom, competition makes people try harder, move faster and embrace change. Without competition, there would be less incentive to think about customers, push for innovation or strive to hit goals. In PR, we rarely meet a CEO, a CMO or a…

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facebook algo

How Much Impact Has Facebook’s Newsfeed Changes Had?

Much ado was made during the month of January about Facebook’s Newsfeed changes. Social media experts proclaimed that everything was fine; business press declared the era of social media over. What actually happened, and how measurable has the impact been? Methodology To examine the changes, we looked at the Facebook engagement rates of 3,265 Facebook…

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Real-Time Marketing Tips for the Super Bowl

The Big Game is finally here! In just a couple of days, the Patriots and Eagles will face off in Super Bowl LII. As a marketing professional, you’re probably salivating at the social media opportunities the big game presents as much as you’re salivating for those halftime snacks. But if you’re like me, you don’t…

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comfort zone

4 Ways Push Your Team Out of Their Comfort Zone

With the new year brings new goals for your PR teams and their clients. The new year isn’t just for personal goals, people! Successful, growing businesses are comfortable with SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time-bound) goal setting when it comes to planning for growth with clients, but what about internal employee growth? The new…

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