Category Archive for: Public 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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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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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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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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What Working in Healthcare has Prepared me for in Public Relations

What Working in Healthcare has Prepared me for in Public Relations

From a young age, I knew I wanted a career where I could provide help, support and guidance to others. What that career would be I was unsure of until after graduating college. However, I knew I wanted it to be in the healthcare industry in one form or another. My first job out of…

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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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Top Blog Posts Of 2018 Q4

SHIFT Archives: The Best of Q4 Content 2018

As each year comes to a close, we like to sneak a peek into the SHIFT archives to see our content hits and misses. When devising a content strategy for a new year, it’s important to take note of what worked (and why) to plan what’s to come next year. Want to see how to…

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PR Panel Recap Agency Life And What It Takes To Thrive In The Industry

PR Panel Recap: An evening discussing agency life and what it takes to thrive in the industry

When I began studying Communication and Public Relations in college, I quickly realized how important it was to surround myself with and seek out the advice from those already in the field. Whether it was attending my school’s PRSSA events and workshops or finding a mentor at an internship, I remember how much I valued…

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3 Categories of PR and Earned Media

All earned media, like all public relations efforts, are not the same. To start thinking about the broad categories of earned media today, let’s go back to basics. Here’s the gist: Broadly, the primary purpose of media is to generate audience, to start buzz, to create awareness. Media brings people to your doorstep, curious to…

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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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