Category Archive for: Professional Development

Q&A: Finishing College and Beginning in an Agency

Q&A: Finishing College and Beginning in an Agency

If your college career is coming to an end, naturally your mind will be moving a million miles a minute. Will I move back home or will I see what it’s like to live on the other side of the country? Will I take a gap year and do philanthropy work or will I apply…

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Building Your Network, One Coffee At A Time

Building Your Network, One Coffee At A Time

Most years I skip over making new year’s resolutions, mainly because I know I won’t stick to them (fun fact, most people give up by February). Anyways, this year was a little different. I didn’t vow to work out more, eat better or save more money, although I should, I vowed to strengthen my professional…

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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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Creative Uses for Google Analytics in Public Relations

Creative Uses for Google Analytics in Public Relations

Analytics should be an important component of the work we do as public relations professionals, but how can we leverage analytics tools to serve our needs? During a PRSA Boston event, Matthew Raven, VP of Marketing Technology at SHIFT Communications, presented an insightful discussion about the power of Google Analytics and how it can serve…

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Executive Brand Building and Why It Matters Now More Than Ever

Executive Brand Building and Why It Matters Now More Than Ever

A version of this post originally appeared on the National Blog, an AVENIR GLOBAL company. In today’s digital world, executives have far more to consider than just accountability to shareholders. Organizations are pivoting constantly to capture the attention of and build loyalty with their audiences. Except for when it comes to the C-suite. The majority of…

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What Can the Boston Celtics Teach Us About B2B Tech PR

What Can the Boston Celtics Teach Us About B2B Tech PR?

A PRSA Q&A with Christian Megliola, SVP, Communications, Boston Celtics At first glance, there doesn’t seem to be many similarities between sports communications and B2B tech public relations. However, after hearing from Christian Megliola, SVP, Communications, Boston Celtics, it’s clear that the sports industry offers many lessons for all areas of public relations. Here are…

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Observations from CES2019-min

Observations from CES 2019

C-E-S. Three letters that strike dread in the hearts of tech communications professionals around the world. Despite losing many holiday breaks to the need to finalize last-minute show logistics over the years, I actually enjoy and – dare I say look forward to – the Consumer Electronics Show. It provides a fresh, shiny (and sometimes…

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In-House vs Agency- Three Differences From Experience

In-House vs. Agency: Three Differences From Experience

If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like working for a company’s internal marketing department (In-house) vs at an agency promoting other companies, read on! Although the goals are similar overall, to increase business and maintain their brand, there are differences in culture and procedures. I’ve worked both, promoting the company I worked at and the…

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Top Blog Posts Of 2018 Q3

SHIFT Archives: The Best of Q3 Content 2018

As the year comes to a close, we like to analyze the SHIFT archives to learn what content performed best. It’s important to see what worked and what didn’t work to plan for the new year to come. Want to see how to analyze your own blog? Here’s how. The best of Q3 2018 focused…

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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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