Posts Tagged:Agency LIfe

Happy Holidays from SHIFT Communications!

Season’s greetings from SHIFT! As CEO, I’d like to first thank you for being part of the SHIFT community in 2014. The year was an incredible one! In 2014, we amped up our firm’s internal culture and training initiatives so that every team member is happier, healthier and more focused on your needs. We’ve got…

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Budding PR Pros: Push Yourself To Keep Growing

At a recent staff meeting in SHIFT’s Boston office, our VP of Marketing said to us all with a grin, “When you feel like you’ve learned everything there is out there to learn, that’s when your career is over.” It may have been tossed out casually on a Friday, but it’s absolutely true. At some…

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Battling Burnout in Agency Life

We spent the first three parts of our “Your First Year in PR” series talking about how to set yourself up for success as a budding PR pro. Today we’re going to take a break and focus on something that can creep up on you at any point during your career: burnout. As a psychological term, burnout…

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Your First 365 Days in PR, Part 3 of 6: Do

Excelling during your first year in PR is all about setting yourself up for success with basic best practices. In this six-part series, we’ll dive into the anatomy of the first 365 days of agency life and share methods for success for each stage. Days 1-30: Learn Days 30-90: Structure Days 90-180: Do Intermission: Battling…

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The Balancing “Act”: Finding a Culture That Fits Work-Life Balance

You hear these terms all the time: “corporate culture” and “work-life balance.” But, what is “corporate culture” exactly, and is there really such a thing as “work-life balance”? I remember coming in for my SHIFTern interview a few months ago and hearing a fellow SHIFTer comment that she hates the term “work-life balance.” As she put it,…

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Your First 365 Days in PR, Part 2 of 6: Structure

Excelling during your first year in PR is all about setting yourself up for success with basic best practices, and then following through with lots of practice and experimentation. Think of year one as a massive learning process. Like any complex process, it helps to break it down into stages. In this six-part series, we’ll dive…

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Your First 365 Days in PR, Part 1 of 6

So you’re newly hired at a public relations agency. Congrats! Now the pressure is on. Excelling during your first year in PR is all about setting yourself up for success with basic best practices, and then following through with lots of practice and experimentation. Think of year one as a massive learning process. Like any complex process, it…

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Agency Life 101: Getting to Know Amanda Munroe

We take a lot of pride in our workplace here at SHIFT — from  our work ethic to our culture. When people talk about “agency” life, there tends to be a mix of truth and misconceptions. In order to give a true representation of what life is like here at SHIFT, we thought it might…

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#HireFriday: How collisions and culture create innovation

One of the most difficult things to explain about why a company is a great place to work is that defining company culture to outsiders is nearly impossible. A company’s culture is almost 100% inside baseball, meaning it’s made up of all of the inside jokes and all of the shared experiences that the company…

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