Marketing Shifted. Now what…

Sarah MayerCommunications, Marketing Strategy

Due to the emergence of digital media (i.e. social media, blogging, video, online reviews, etc) marketing is shifting almost daily. Traditional marketing channels have gone digital.  Buying has gone social.  Experiences with new and current customers are happening online first before the real-world.  As a business, organization or professional it’s important to take a thoughtful look at the best way … Read More

PUMP Brand Refresh: Elevating a Storied Brand

Andrew GordonBranding, Communications, Design, Market Research

PUMP logo

At Shift Collaborative, we love creating brand identities because it’s a chance for our whole team to get together and contribute to something meaningful that will be visible in our community. We were especially eager to work on a new brand identity for the Pittsburgh Urban Magnet Project, or PUMP as it is known to most in the Pittsburgh community. … Read More

From Local Attention to National Acclaim for Smallman Galley

Tim ColbertCommunications, Media Relations, Shift News

A virtuous PR path for the country’s first restaurant incubator Since we started working with Smallman Galley just over a year ago (has it really been an entire year?!), we’ve been on an adventure to collaborate with the owners, the chefs, and the bar-program manager to bring their passions to life: four aspiring chefs in four separate kitchens — with … Read More

Let’s Create a Manifesto!

Cynthia CloskeyCommunications, Marketing Strategy

Generating ideas

Maybe you’ve been told you’re not a special snowflake, but actually you are. You are a special snowflake. Each of us is special and unique. Each of our companies or organizations is unique, with a certain way we look at the world and our market and ourselves. But when the world looks at us, we rarely look unique. We all blend … Read More

Six Incredible Cave Drawings of Kittens at Play

Tim ColbertCommunications, Social media

Article by Tim Colbert, public relations director at Shift Collaborative While every generation thinks they invented sex, I’m starting to worry that a lot of our younger marketing and PR peers feel that they’ve invented communication. I blame social media. Kids, I’ve got a message for you — social media is the latest but by no means the last in … Read More