Do Good

Jennifer HighfieldDo Good

Do Good Shift Says

Most large corporations have a Community Relations or Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) department, which focuses on giving back to the communities where they do business, where their employees live and where their customers are. According to a Time Magazine article, in 2002 only about a dozen Fortune 500 companies issued a CSR or sustainability report. Now the majority does.  Some companies … 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

Follow Me: How to Use Social Networks to Build Visibility & Drive Sales

Cynthia CloskeyGeneral

Today I’ll be speaking on a panel at the 5th Annual Business Technology Conference, organized by the Small Business Development Center at Duquesne University. Our moderator will be Betsy Benson, Publisher and Vice President of Pittsburgh Magazine, and sharing the panel with me will be the delightful Victoria Dilliott, owner of Affogato Coffee Bar. Our session title: “Follow Me: How … Read More

AlphaLab accepting applications for Summer/Fall 2009

Cynthia CloskeyGeneral

One of our client companies is iTwixie, a web company creating the ultimate online hangout for tween girls. iTwixie was one of six startups accepted in AlphaLab’s Winter/Spring 2009 program, which provided the company with seed funding plus office space on Pittsburgh’s South Side, guidance from AlphaLab and the organization’s parent, Innovation Works, and excellent interaction opportunities with Pittsburgh’s venture … Read More

PodCamp Pittsburgh 3

Cynthia CloskeyEvents

It’s back! Pittsburgh’s social media conference returns for the third year running, with great sessions, awesome networking opportunities, and unexpected unexpectedness. PodCamp Pittsburgh 3 will take place on October 18 and 19, 2008, with a meet-and-greet the evening of October 17. WHEN: October 18 and 19, 9am to 4pm each day WHERE: Art Institute of Pittsburgh, 420 Boulevard of the … Read More

AMA Pittsburgh Marketing Mixer at Six Penn Kitchen

Cynthia CloskeyEvents

Meet local marketers and enjoy the downtown scene. When: Thursday, June 12, from 5:30 to 7:30p Where: Six Penn Kitchen, 146 Sixth Street, Pittsburgh Who: Anyone, plus members of the American Marketing Association’s Pittsburgh chapter How much: $20 for food, two drinks, and unlimited mingling Enhanced mingling is courtesy of The Famous Grouse, Scotland’s oldest working distillery, whose reps will … Read More

Pittsburgh Blogfest 14

Cynthia CloskeyEvents

Spring has sprung, the grass is riz. I wonder where the bloggers is. They’re getting ready for Pittsburgh Blogfest 14! If you’ve been curious about blogging, podcasting, and other social media — and if you’ve wondered how to integrate social media into your business marketing efforts — Blogfest is a friendly, informal setting for talking with people who share that … Read More

DevHouse Pittsburgh #4 — BBQ House Party

Cynthia CloskeyEvents

DevHouse Pittsburgh is "the premier Pittsburgh-area hackathon event that combines serious and not-so-serious productivity with a fun and exciting party atmosphere." We’re about rapid development, ad-hoc collaboration, and cross pollination. Whether you’re a l33t hax0r, hardcore coder, or passionate designer, if you enjoy software and technology development, DevHouse Pittsburgh is for you. DevHouse is not a marketing event. It’s a … Read More

PodCamp Pittsburgh 3

Cynthia CloskeyEvents

PodCamp Pittsburgh 3 is the third iteration of a community UnConference for people who create, enjoy or are interested in learning more about blogs, vlogs, audio podcasts, web video, content networks and new media monetization. WHEN: Saturday, October 18 through Sunday, October 19, from 9 AM to 4 PM each day WHERE: The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, 420 Boulevard of … Read More

PodCamp Pittsburgh 3 planning meeting

Cynthia CloskeyEvents

There will be another PodCamp Pittsburgh 3 planning meeting on Wednesday, March 26, 2008 at 7:00 PM (note the later time) at the Creative Treehouse in Bellevue. Topics to be covered will include: Finalizing event date Discussion of mission and goals for the year Updates from subcommittee leaders Discussion of partnership to handle financial matters

Refresh Pittsburgh meeting

Cynthia CloskeyEvents

The next meeting of Refresh Pittsburgh will at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, April 1 at the Creative Treehouse in Bellevue. Refresh Pittsburgh is a community of designers and developers working to refresh the creative, technical, and professional culture of Internet developers in the Pittsburgh area. To start the evening, Pat Collins will present “CakePHP: Rapid application development with PHP”. Why … Read More

Marketing for Nonprofits Workshop

Cynthia CloskeyEvents

My colleague Karen Bryant will be presenting an all-day marketing class at the Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management this Thursday. There are still a few spots open. Marketing for Nonprofits: Five Keys to a Winning Marketing Plan. Every nonprofit needs a strategic marketing plan to attract clients, secure funding and get noticed. This practical, how-to session presents the five keys … Read More