Shift Communications

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Shift Communications is public relations firm with offices in Boston and San Francisco, with about 60 clients worldwide. [1]

PR work

One area of work that it does for its clients is blogs & social media. Its website states, "As blog readership continues to explode, savvy companies are capitalizing on the PR opportunities that social media and the blogosphere offer. Increasingly, blogging and other key social media elements are an integral part of our clients’ overall pubic relations strategy.

"SHIFT offers a full range of social media, blogging relations and blog monitoring services."

"From helping to define your social media strategy, to generating online buzz, to monitoring and shaping what is said about your company in the blogosphere, SHIFT will help you optimize the PR opportunities of blogs and social media, while minimizing the risks." [2]

Other work includes: [3]

Income and employee totals

O'Dwyer's PR lists Shift Communications as earning $10,598,245 in net fees in 2007, up 43.1% on the previous year. It notes the firm has 94 employees. [4]

PR Week ranked Shift Communications as the thirty-sixth largest independent PR agency in the United States in 2008, with 2007 revenue of $9,978,010, a 38% increase from the previous year's total revenue of $7,241,897. The ranking also notes its staff total of 89 (2006 total: 85), with $112,112 in revenue per employee.[5]


From their website:[6]


Clients include:[7]

Contact details

Brighton Landing
20 Guest Street, Suite 200
Brighton, MA 02135
Phone: (617) 779-1800
Fax: (617) 779-1899
Email:jim AT

260 California Street, 9th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone: (415) 591-8402
Fax: (415) 591-8450



  1. About, Shift Communications, accessed May 2008.
  2. Blogs & Social Media, Shift Communications, accessed May 2008.
  3. Services, Shift Communications, accessed May 2008.
  4. 2007 Worldwide Fees of Independent Firms With Major U.S. Operations, O'Dwyer's PR, accessed May 2008.
  5. "2008 Agency Rankings," PR Week, 28 April 2008.
  6. Management Team, Shift Communications, accessed May 2008.
  7. Clients, Shift Communications, accessed May 2008.