Category Archive for: News

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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This Week In Tech: The DARQ Side and a CES Sting

This Week In Tech: The DARQ Side And A CES Sting

Following on Dave’s inaugural tech roundup last week, here are some of the stories that resonated this week for the SHIFT B2B account teams. Accenture’s Top Tech Trends for 2019 This week, the global consulting firm Accenture released its annual Accenture Technology Vision report for 2019, highlighting the top five trends it expects to shape…

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How to Stay Top of Mind Post Launch

Now What? How to Stay Top-of-Mind Post-Launch

Congratulations! You just had your first big launch. It was exciting and exhausting all wrapped into one. You got some great press, gained a few followers and sold some products. So… now what? (Cue the crickets.) A launch can be a great moment for a company. The harder part is maintaining that momentum after it’s…

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3 Brands That Inspired Me on Social Media in 2018

3 Brands That Inspired Me on Social Media in 2018

A version of this post originally appeared on the Padilla blog, an AVENIR GLOBAL company. 2018 kicked off with major changes across the board to the core social media platforms. We saw long-term impacts from algorithm adjustments that changed everything from best practices on posting cadence, to reevaluating which metrics are the best measure of content…

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Welcome to the Family, Cherry!

Another exciting time in the AVENIR GLOBAL family! AVENIR GLOBAL, SHIFT’s parent company, announced Monday the acquisition of Cherry, a large independent healthcare creative agency located in the U.K. “We are delighted to welcome Cherry to the AVENIR GLOBAL family. From brand strategy to social and interactive, our teams will be able to draw on…

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Three Tips for Keeping Clients Apolitical, but Relevant

Three Tips for Keeping Clients Apolitical, but Relevant

In today’s politically charged environment it can seem that the best thing for clients to say, is nothing at all. After all, not addressing a topic can help a business to keep a neutral stance, especially if it’s in relation to topics that could isolate members of their workforce or customer base. Being silent on trending…

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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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Welcome to the family, Padilla!

We’re thrilled to share that SHIFT’s parent company, AVENIR GLOBAL, has acquired award-winning PR and communications company Padilla. Welcome to the family! Padilla brings its 210 employees across six offices in the US to the network, along with expertise in Food & Beverage, Agribusiness, Technology and Manufacturing. Not to mention their close to 60 years…

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healthcare

Takeaways from PULSE: The Atlantic Summit On Health Care

Monday’s PULSE: The Atlantic Summit On Health Care, similar to any current healthcare events, routinely covered all the major, hot topics in today’s healthcare system, from opioid crisis, and precision medicine, to care costs, with an impressive roster of speakers and panelists sharing their deep thoughts on where healthcare is heading in various areas. Here…

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Facebook crisis

Lesson From Facebook: 5 Tips on Handling Crisis Communications

Crisis communications is the opposite of traditional public relations and involves putting out a “fire” of some sort. Your brand might be under scrutiny for something said or done from a product recall to a bad tweet. There is often a tide of public and media opinion that follows. Your response is the most important…

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