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Observations from the World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting in Davos

Observations from the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos

World Economic Forum (WEF) Davos is over for another year. The fact that many political leaders and representatives were absent – notably Presidents Trump and Macron, and Prime Minister May – meant the conversations this year centered more around business than in previous years. No matter your opinion about the business elite hobnobbing on the…

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podcasts

7 Podcasts to Make You a Better PR Pro in 2019

Have you been searching for a way to make your dreadfully long commute more productive – or even (dare I say it!) enjoyable? Look no further, as we’ve done a deep dive into the world of podcasts to find a plethora of options relevant to the many aspects of PR. As I’m sure you’re aware,…

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Finding Common Ground During the 2018 Midterm Elections

Finding Common Ground During the 2018 Midterm Elections

The current political climate in the U.S. is tumultuous and has brought to light how polarizing our opinions can be. With an expected voter turnout that would hit a 50-year record during midterm elections, it’s no surprise that Google Trends shows that it’s heavily searched, and beyond that, healthcare is top of mind. But, what…

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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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Tackling Quarterly Earnings With a Targeted Media Approach

The PR game changes when working a public company. As a PR professional, you not only need to consider the complex structure of the publicly-traded organization (and how your media outreach efforts impact stakeholders beyond the company itself); but you’re also tasked with driving coverage around investor-related news. Enter, quarterly earnings announcements. Pitching earnings is…

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Boston TechJam

Boston TechJam: Lessons in Building Buzz for Events

Editor’s note: All images vis Matt Tetrault/Pretty Instant Since its start six years ago, SHIFT has been a proud founding partner of Boston TechJam, an event led by Mass Technology Leadership Council to bring awareness to and celebrate Greater Boston’s innovation ecosystem. SHIFT’s helps create buzz leading up to the event, to drive ticket sales, sponsorships…

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Social Media Strategy

How To Know Your Social Media Marketing Strategy Is Not Working

Social media marketing is extremely popular nowadays. Every business entity that craves for popularity is ought to develop and nurture a social media presence. However, like with everything in life and business, you can always go wrong. There are more factors that can lead to a negative outcome: a purpose which is not concrete or…

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2018 resolutions

A Sampling of SHIFTer’s 2018 Resolutions

It’s the start of a new year and here at SHIFT, we are kicking our resolutions into high gear. To celebrate the fresh start and ring in 2018, here’s a look into what we’re resolving to do this year: “I plan to take a page out of Steve Covey’s book and put first things first.…

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artificial intelligence coverage

4 Smart Strategies For Securing Artificial Intelligence Coverage

Artificial Intelligence Coverage Overload Read any publication today and you will find an array of artificial intelligence coverage articles. From Elon Musk’s bold statements about artificial intelligence’s (AI) role in a potential World War III to IBM’s recent $240 million investment in the future of AI, the technology’s promises, benefits, and concerns have captured the…

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Data-Driven Survival: Titanic Edition

“Mr. Andrews, forgive me. I did the sum in my head and with the number of lifeboats times the capacity you mentioned, forgive me, but it seems that there are not enough for everyone aboard.” – Kate Winslet as Rose DeWitt Bukater in Titanic According to Wikipedia, there were approximately 1,317 passengers and 900 crew…

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