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What You Should Know About Generation Z

Generation Z

We can all think of someone—an aunt, uncle, parent, grandparent, coworker, weird kiosk guy in the mall, whomever— that tries just a little too hard to stay hip with the times… Ahhhh, Phil Dunphy: The prime example of someone who, despite his endearing personality, is unfortunately just a few steps behind. This clip from Modern Family flawlessly depicts the way …

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Storytelling: what technology means versus what it does

This video has been a point of discussion this week among our PGi team—as you watch, you’ll witness its undeniable emotional power. Understanding that Henry is the hero of the story and that technology merely facilitates the music that brings him back to life again, brings fluidity and vitality to his limbs, expression to his face and light to his …

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#shift: The Gift That Keeps On Giving

This article was written by Kunal Merchant, co-founder of social media acquisition and analytics agency Etiquette Creative. Last year I was asked to participate in an “un-conference” called #shift by my friend, Joey Rubin. I’ve known Joey for a few years while working in nightlife, producing events, and DJ-ing in New York City. At the time, I was working as …

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Reflecting on #shiftsxsw: a conversation with Baratunde and “How to Be Black”

During the #shiftSXSW event during South by Southwest Interactive, PGi was privileged to host a classic Sunday soul food dinner and open dialogue with Baratunde Thurston, published author and Digital Editor of “The Onion.” Baratunde joined us at the top of the Frost Bank building overlooking dowtown Austin at dusk to discuss his new book, How to be Black, while …

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In review: #shiftsxsw video interview with Brian Solis

It was only fitting that Brian Solis would kick off the #ShiftSXSW event series.  Solis currently serves as principle of a research-based advisory firm called Altimeter Group. Most recently, Solis, who has built a reputation as a thought leader in new media, published a new book The End of Business As Usual.  Something that Solis has received a rave reviews …

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A focus on the intersection of the future and the way we work: #ShiftSXSW

Beginning tomorrow, PGi will engage thought leaders, strategists, and business visionaries in a three-day conversation that intersects at the interactive hub of the SXSW conference in Austin, Texas. Our offices, located the top of the Frost Bank Building, will serve as host for the second #shift conference. This pop-up event empowers, studies and celebrates exciting new fields as well as …

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Turn Your Location Services on for #shiftSXSW

Attending SXSW this year? The SXSWi (interactive) panels bring together some of the greatest forward thinking tech-heads from around the world, with social media serving as the keynote for many of their ideas. With SXSW and our #shift event in mind, and being a bit of an app-junkie, I saw a new locational service that I had to write about: …

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Event in Review: #ShiftNYC Dialogue on Social Enterprise

In the #shift event series, we focus conversation and thinking about the progression in professional cultures. One of our favorite topics revolves around social enterprise: the power of integrating social responsibility in the fabric of our business models, and creating new types of organizations that not only drive profit, but drive impact as well. We were thrilled to have such …

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The Zen of Social Media: The Balance Between the Warm and Fuzzies & Social Media Addiction

Hello, my name is Blakely and I’m a social media-aholic. And you might be, too. Have you ever felt that phantom smartphone vibration? Sleep with your phone next to the bed — just in case? Get nervous when your 140-character haiku brilliance doesn’t get retweeted? Or comment on a Facebook post while in the shower? You just might be hooked. …

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iMeet’s Ahead of the Curve: 12 Tech Trends for 2012

Aimlessly surfing the web this weekend using StumbleUpon as my trusty guide, I came across an immaculately arranged page, peaking my interest enough to stay and read for a bit. What I discovered was Fast Company’s Co.Design blog. The topic: twelve technology trends that will command 2012, which only engaged me further. As I read through the predicted directions of …

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Maybe You CAN Change the World: The Future of Social Good

If your company disregards social media as a consumer trend or solely personal tool, you’re grossly underestimating its power. Social media is the first true collective voice of our world, making the exchange of information faster than previously imaginable and creating a global social awareness like never before. Just consider the transformation of information exchange in the past twenty years. …

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How does #Shift inspire?

The #Shift NYC un-conference started conversations and inspired new ideas for social enterprise and brand evolution in an age of new media. Learn more in this short video vignette, just after the “Broadcast” salon: [tube]emxZ-31503w[/tube]

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Straight talk about #Shift

What did attendees think of the #Shift un-conference? Watch a brief glimpse after the “Broadcast” salon and listen to what a few participants experienced, including Kassidy from Journey of Action and Brad of Revision3. [tube]hzr3Pvj83fg[/tube]

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#ShiftNYC and social enterprise in action

Smart companies are moving toward social responsibility as a business model and—recognizing that consumers are choosing products and brands that promote social good—are abandoning superficial PR campaigns. Whether a business is donating money, passing on skills, or creating a platform for social good, their focus is on generating awareness and creating an impacy. Two such companies—Warby Parker and This Shirt …

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Day 2, Part 1: #Shift Recap of the Social IR discussion

On day two of #Shift, a collaborative conversation on investor relations trends, including social media integration in IR communications, created a stir in this historically by-the-book segment. Moderated by Michael Santoli of Barrons, the panel pulled together some very forward thinking and social IR experts including Howard Lindzon, Joshua Brown, Barry Ritholz and Sean O’Brien. The group discussed the importance …

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#ShiftNYC continues with New Work Life ideas

As the #ShiftNYC conference progressed through the end of the week, the energy, themes, and connections of each event built upon the next. Attendees regularly approached the PGi and SocialPeopleTV hosts throughout the day, remarking on the positive vibe of the room as well as the candid and constructive dialogue that highlighted the sessions. The following overview of the New …

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The Coworking Revolution

Mobile technology has fundamentally shifted the way people think about work and where they get their work done. Smartphones and virtual meeting products have enabled professionals in every realm of business to be productive, make an impact and still stay connected in ways never experienced before. Our views of the traditional workplace are fading away and being replaced with a …

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You Can’t Do That on Television! Or Can You?

I’m sure you can relate to an early point in a newfound relationship where you were both still in that phase where you’re not quite sure things will work out. You may ask feeler questions, such as, “What’s your favorite color,” or if they’re OK with watching “rom-coms.” In the past, I’ve asked, “Where do you get your news,” and …

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Office Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes: How Office Environments Are Shifting

David Bowie certainly knew a lot about changing and so do offices. Decade after decade, we’ve seen changes in the office landscape (check out Wired’s Evolution of Office Spaces). Employers often look for ways to boost or maintain employee morale, productivity, teamwork and autonomy all at the same time. Office planning is one of the first places where they start. …

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Work is a Beach: Are Workations Our Doom or Our Freedom?

You can run, but you can’t hide. Just 15 years ago, vacation was an escape from the daily nine-to-five grind. The unplugged era is over, folks. Welcome to the age of the “workation.” We’ve all had that perfect vacation planned. A week–long trek through Italy, hiking in the Rocky Mountains, lounging on white sand beaches or Christmas with the family. …

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