Women at work

Seeking Advice as a Woman at Work? HBR’s New Podcast Has Got You Covered

I’ve been listening to NPR for more than 20 years, so when Podcasts started to become a trend, I was in heaven. From the early days of This American Life, I’ve always loved to listen to stories aloud. But for years I looked to podcasts as just a form of entertainment to pass the time…

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Pop The Champagne! Exciting SHIFT News (x2!)

Announcing some exciting news out of not one, but two SHIFT offices: Alan Marcus (NYC) has been promoted to Managing Director and Jennifer Purcell has been hired as Vice President to lead the SHIFT Austin office — congrats, both! Alan will continue to lead and grow the New York office while expanding his strategic council even more…

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writing errors

8 of the Most Common Writing Errors

Writing is one of those skills that can enhance the possibilities of your success, no matter what you do for a living. With the increased use of social media and texting, many of us have restricted ourselves to simplified spellings, pro-slang words, or we can say a form of “newspeak” from 1984, the dystopian novel…

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work/life balance

Achieving a (Successful) Work/Life Balance

It’s been another restless night at the Coates Mather house. My husband and I stumble down the stairs, into the kitchen, kids in tow, spilling cheerios, milk and half brewed coffee all over the place. Its 6:20am, go time is 7:20am. We debate about who should get ready first as we side glance at unanswered…

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Learn from Luxury brands

What Social Media Marketers Can Learn from Luxury Brands

When implementing strategies that involve social media optimization, experts can use a software program that offers detailed statistics, post videos that feature a company’s products, add reviews that describe services that a business offers, evaluate the strategies that competitors utilize, offer rewards for individuals who buy the company’s products and examine the interests of potential…

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Professional image

4 Easy Steps to Upgrade Your Professional Image

Whether you’re an employer or an employee, chances are you’ve heard the theory that you only have a seven second window to make a good impression when you meet someone for the first time. While a great first impression will certainly boost your chances of getting a new job, the same technique does not necessarily…

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LinkedIn Metrics

LinkedIn Metrics – Q&A Series: Clicks or Social Actions?

In terms of LinkedIn metrics, is it more valuable to have more clicks or higher social actions? As your company page grows and you share new content every day, it increases the opportunities for others to find out about and interact with your page and its content on LinkedIn. If you are new to LinkedIn…

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brand reputation

6 Steps To Protect Brand Reputation

Brand reputation is the cornerstone of trust and power. It is the deciding factor for all credibility, gain, and opportunity. It is how we are perceived and remembered. Reputation is a legacy. And the best part? We control it. But what happens when our brand is in peril? How do we avoid a potential blunder?…

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Successful PR program

Can Successful PR Programs Ever Operate in a Vacuum?

Put up your hand if you’ve ever been in this situation: client says they want to be in the New York Times so the PR team schedules a call. On that call you review relevant reporters with the client and walk through relevant topics/trends that will catch the reporter’s attention, making sure to provide strong…

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Content Creation

5 Methods for Content Creation

With every client, there always seems to be a point where the team is stuck creatively. These are the opportunities to think creatively in both approaching and creating content for the client. For those that are currently in the position, there are a few different methods that we can use to spark this creativity and…

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