Posts Tagged:public relations

PR career

How Being a Sports FANATIC ‘Assists’ in Elevating Your PR Career

There is nothing more exhilarating than to watch your favorite team year over year. Whether it is analyzing the statistics of players, going through those “in the trenches” moments where it just wasn’t your year but picking back up with positivity for the next year, or that healthy rivalry you have with friends of the…

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media hits

A New Year’s Resolution for PR: Media Hits and the Importance of Asking WHY

If SHIFT had a dollar for every time a client or prospect said the following, we’d likely be living in the lap of luxury by now. “We want to get media hits in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, NPR – those type of tier one media outlets.” When pressed on the “why” behind…

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best of q3

SHIFT Archives: The Best of Q3 2016

As each year comes to a close, we like to analyze the SHIFT archives to learn what content performed best. When devising a content strategy for a new year, it’s important to take note of what worked, what didn’t work, and why, to plan for next year. Want to see how to do this for…

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google tools

Using Data from Google Tools to Boost Your PR Pitches

If you’re an avid (or even a sometimes) reader of the SHIFT blog, then you already know data-driven public relations is something we know well. Our PR teams have been taking an analytical approach to forming their account strategies for some time, and our clients have been very pleased with the results. As one of…

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Public Relations Program

Hold the Presses: When to Wait on Investing in a Public Relations Program

Public relations is an undeniably valuable tool for any business. For a start-up, the idea of seeing the company’s name in lights is appealing, and even for well-established businesses, public relations provides an opportunity to influence their audiences. But despite the value of PR, it’s not always the best strategy or investment. Some companies just…

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Public Relations

Why a “One Size Fits All” Approach to Public Relations Doesn’t Work

Just like with shoes, jeans and boyfriends, in public relations it’s true that one size doesn’t fit all. When putting together a comprehensive PR and marketing plan, it’s important to remember that companies are like snowflakes — each has differing backgrounds, leadership, goals and approaches. Here are some things to keep in mind when developing…

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HR PR

Why HR-PR Should be a Pillar of Any Program

Human Resources-Public Relations (HR-PR) is something I rarely walk away from a meeting with a prospect or new SHIFT partner without bringing up. Some clients proactively ask for PR’s help building an employer brand. Others don’t necessarily see a place for it in their communications activities. And some, while they envisioned a PR program hyper-focused…

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small public relations budget

How to Make the Most of a Small Public Relations Budget

Working on a small public relations budget is difficult for many reasons, but some of the most successful campaigns I’ve worked on were executed with a small budget. Below are some pointers to help you when working on a smaller PR budget. Determine The Client’s Goals Most clients understand how precious time is when working within…

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Digital Advertising Performance

Digital Advertising and Public Relations, Part 5: Advertising Measurement

Public relations professionals often make mention of the concepts of earned, owned, and paid media. However, when they begin to talk about media, they quickly brushed past paid media. Ignoring paid media is a capital mistake; doing so ignores a body of strategies and tactics which complement and enhance the power of earned media and…

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Data Mining in Public Relations (Across All Budgets)

Data speaks. It can persuade new ideas, motivate change, disrupt innovation, elevate brands, stir controversy and expose truths. It matters to consumers, salespeople, CEOs, businesses, investors and most importantly, media. So, naturally it should matter to PR pros. While the media is constantly fighting for readership in a world of clickbait, listicles and memes, the…

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