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What Once Was Old, Now Is New – The Reinvention Of The Chatbot

What Once Was Old, Now Is New – The Reinvention Of The Chatbot

Today’s blog is a guest post from Jeffrey Freedman, AXON – enjoy! In terms of technical innovation, society’s driving force has always been to increase efficiency. We aim to cut out the middle-man, remove waste, and be able to consume things quicker and easier—whether that be books, movies, transportation, music, or information. One such innovation…

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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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How to Work With Opposite Audiences In one Business

How To Work With Opposite Audiences In One Business

Companies are frequently obsessed with the idea of appealing to “everyone”. Doesn’t matter whether it is required by a battalion of stakeholders, or an absolutely incompetent chief marketing officer, it always ends the same way. And clearly not a successful one. The deal is that attempting to address multiple audiences usually looks like yelling with…

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Back to School – Employee Communication Edition

Back to School – Employee Communication Edition

September is here – and as students go back to school, it’s time for us to follow suit. Let’s take a few minutes to reeducate ourselves on a subject that’s more and more important in the tech-driven, always-on world we live in: employee communication. Here are a few things to keep in mind. Everyone is…

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Pinterest Marketing Tool

3 Reasons Why Your Brand Should be on Pinterest in 2018

Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are typically the “big three” social channels a marketer has to look for when crafting a social media strategy. But as the social media landscape changes and evolves, these may no longer be enough. Here is the case for why you, a savvy marketer/social media manager, should add Pinterest to your…

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How Could CRM Change In The Next Decade?

The most important factor determining the success of a business belonging to any industry is the customer flow. As the art of marketing flourished over the years, so did the methodology of building a consistent customer pipeline. It used to be nothing more than remembering the name of your clients or sending them a few…

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Data-Driven Media Relations Resources

Data-Driven Media Relations Resources

Here at SHIFT, we pride ourselves on our data-driven approach to communication and public relations. So, it stands to reason that we extend that thread through into our media strategies for our clients. Sometimes, it’s about finding data points to include in pitches to bolster your client’s idea or announcement. Other times, data can help…

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3 Data-Driven PR Proof Points

We talk a lot about data-driven PR, but what does it really mean? It’s easy to learn how to use tools like Moz or Google Analytics, but how does it tie into the larger mission? Like with any program, how we use it depends on the brand’s goals. While we have an entire series to…

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How to Create Animated GIFs for Twitter

Video content is great and wonderfully compelling, but it sometimes can get lost in the mix. So if you’ve got great short-form video content, how do you make sure it gets seen? Animated GIFs might be one approach to take. When Twitter announced that users have the ability to post animated GIFs the Internet rejoiced.…

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The Shultz Hour

In April, David Leonhardt at the New York Times wrote a column about the need to take a Shultz hour. For those unfamiliar, it comes from George Shultz, who was the Secretary of State under President Reagan. The concept is to carve out one hour a week to sit undisturbed with a pen and paper…

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