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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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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Diversity in the Workplace: It’s a Grassroots Effort

Diversity in the Workplace: It’s a Grassroots Effort and it Begins with You

If you’re a working professional, there’s a 99 percent chance (not a proven statistic) you’ve heard the word “diversity” mentioned at work at some point or another. High-five if you were the one to bring it up! There’s always more that can be done to advance the state of diversity in every industry. I was…

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Four Copy Editing Tips Every PR Professional Needs to Know-min

4 Copy Editing Tips Every PR Professional Needs to Know

When it comes to PR professionals, writing and editing content is the most important task. Even the most skilled of writers always need help with finishing big batches of work and there are many factors which can contribute to you achieving that. “Copy editing skills are always important for PR specialist and no matter how…

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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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Five Years And Counting

Five years and counting: Why I’ve stayed (and will continue to stay) at SHIFT

PR, advertising and the entire marketing industry are revolving doors when it comes to talent, especially when you consider how the workforce has changed in the last decade. Before, job hunters had to jump through a series of interviews to prove their worth to employers. Today, every company is wooing solid talent with perks and…

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Influencing the Way You Work with Influencers; A Cautionary Tale

For Millennials and Gen Z-ers alike, building and maintaining a personal “brand” reputation on social media has undoubtedly become a daily priority none of us saw coming. With the evolution of new social platforms and enhanced functionality features constantly on the cutting edge, people everywhere are taking advantage of these platforms to say what they…

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How to Make the Most of Earnings Season for PR

Earnings reports are often considered the realm of Investor Relations. But there’s lots of play for Public Relations, too. When earnings season rolls around each quarter, reporters are tied up for weeks analyzing and writing on results, especially business and financial outlets. That means pitching your own company’s report or newsjacking one of the tech…

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Measuring Up- A This, Not That List For Social Media Metrics

Measuring Up: A “This, Not That” List For Social Media Metrics

A version of this post originally appeared on the Padilla blog, an AVENIR GLOBAL company. With recent algorithm changes, bot clean-ups and paid advertising on social media, it can be a challenge to articulate campaign success. As social media managers, it may seem like an enticing option to report on vanity numbers such as likes,…

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