Category Archive for: Media Relations

Key Takeaways from An Evening with Women in Media and Communications

Key Takeaways from “An Evening with Women in Media and Communications”

What’s it like to be a female tech reporter in Silicon Valley, particularly in the era of the #MeToo Movement? This question drew me towards signing up for the recent PRSA event An Evening with Women in Media and Communications in San Francisco. As a fairly new SHIFTer and member of the PR world, I…

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3 Questions with a Top Woman in PR: Leadership Lessons and #MomLife

3 Questions with a Top Woman in PR: Leadership Lessons and #MomLife

Last month, SHIFT had the honor of recognizing one of our own Vice Presidents, Amanda Munroe, as a Top Women in PR by PR News. This is the third consecutive Top Women in PR win for SHIFT (we have a ton of women who rock), as Managing Partner, Amy Lyons, was honored in 2016, and Senior…

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This Week in Tech: Apple and Facebook Dominate the Headlines

This Week in Tech: Apple and Facebook Dominate the Headlines

Hello there! Welcome to SHIFT’s first ever B2B tech news roundup, designed to help marketers and communications pros stay up to date on the trends that could make or break their strategies. Our clients rely on us to stay up to date on their industries and how they fit into the news of the day…

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Breaking into B2B Tech PR

Breaking into B2B Tech PR

Developing and implementing public relations programs for organizations in the B2B tech space is a unique challenge, whether it’s in the HR, finance, retail, cybersecurity, enterprise storage or marketing/ad tech industry. This is especially true when first starting out. Whether you’re beginning your PR career altogether or simply making the transition from a more consumer-facing…

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Planning

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Planning.

Where will Public Relations take us in 2019? Answer: wherever we want. Over the past few years the lines have blurred between affiliate marketing, internal communications, content strategy and earned media. When prospects reached out to us in the past we would generally be asked about securing earned media to drive awareness and generate leads.…

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The Essential Elements of an Effective Pitch

The Essential Elements of an Effective Pitch

During my first year at SHIFT, I have learned several pitch writing techniques and seen some success, but I’ve also had days when I’ve received radio silence from reporters. It can be a challenge to generate an exciting pitch when there’s a lack of news or SME availability, but the key to grabbing a reporter’s…

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A Podcast Primer for PR and Marketing Professionals

A Podcast Primer for PR and Marketing Professionals

There’s no denying the media landscape is changing. As people consume media in new ways, traditional news channels – newspapers, magazines and broadcast news – face a new contender: the podcast. Popularized in part by the true crime show ‘Serial,’ which recently broke records for its season three debut, podcasts have become a household staple…

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3 Places to Surf Ahead of the News

3 Places to Surf Ahead of the News

For centuries, humans rode waves as a form of transportation, from ancient Polynesian cultures onward. Surfers swim out into turbulent waters and find a wave to match speeds with. The basic idea then is to be ahead of the break, riding the wave to the shore. A similar phenomenon can occur in marketing and public…

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Catering Email to its Audience

Marketing e-mails are fairly easy to fall to the wayside. You and I, despite our best spam filters, get them all the time from people we don’t care to hear from or have any business dealing with. The concept gets turned onto its head when those emails are necessary and sincere, whether this means marketing…

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Three Ways to Maintain Post-Earnings Momentum

In Wednesday’s blog, we covered strategies to prepare for earnings announcements, from surveying the competitor landscape, to creating killer media vetting processes, to drilling down to targeted coverage areas and more. The next step involves rolling out your post-earnings pitch strategy. For PR professionals, pitching anything “after the fact” might seem foreign, counterproductive or even…

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