PR News Names SHIFT Communications a 2018 Top Place to Work in PR


SHIFT Communications, an integrated communications agency, today announced it has been named one of the Top Places to Work in PR by PR News. SHIFT was honored during PR News' Top Places to Work Awards Dinner on Wednesday, November 28 in New York City alongside other top agencies, corporations and nonprofits in the communications field. SHIFT's sister agency AXON Communications, part of the AVENIR GLOBAL network, has also been named a winner and joined the award celebration.

The 2018 Top Places to Work in PR award program identifies and acknowledges PR organizations and teams who exemplify a dedication to work-life balance, social good and growth opportunities. SHIFT was chosen for this accolade based on establishing an engaging and creative work environment that helps employees fulfill their personal and professional passions, as well as living its core values including positive, connected and smart.

"This recognition is a true honor," said Amy Lyons, Managing Partner, SHIFT Communications. "We work hard to make SHIFT an exciting, innovative and well-rounded place to work. Being chosen as a Top Place to Work in PR by PR News year-over-year shows that our commitment is working. We believe that when all our employees can grow and learn together, we'll achieve collective success."

PR agencies, corporations, nonprofit organizations and associations of all sizes are eligible to enter to win the Top Place to Work in PR award. Entries are judged by a well-respected panel of PR executives and the knowledgeable staff at PR News.

SHIFT Communications was previously named a top agency by several other PR industry organizations, including the Holmes Report and PRWeek. SHIFT is currently hiring in its Boston, New York and San Francisco offices. View and apply to open career opportunities here.

About SHIFT Communications 

SHIFT Communications is an award-winning integrated communications firm that represents some of the best-known enterprise and consumer brands, including Citrix, Demandbase, McDonald's, Simon Premium Outlets, Red Hat and RSA Conference. SHIFT Communications' 120+ employees are located in the Boston, San Francisco, New York and Austin metros. Established in 2003, SHIFT is an AVENIR GLOBAL company. For more information on SHIFT's data-driven approach to marketing and public relations visit


AVENIR GLOBAL is a Montreal-based holding and management company with an active operations mindset and a hands-on approach to all its investments. With 760 staff and offices in 21 locations across Canada, the U.S. and in Europe, it is among the top 25 largest communication firms in the world. In Canada, AVENIR GLOBAL owns NATIONAL Public Relations, the country's leading public relations firm, servicing clients across a wide range of sectors, which includes NATIONAL Capital Markets, the industry's foremost investor relations and financial services practice. In the United States, AVENIR GLOBAL owns SHIFT Communications, a data-driven integrated communications agency; and the public relations and communication company Padilla, which includes the brand consultancy Joe Smith, the food and nutrition experts at FoodMinds and the research authorities at SMS Research Advisors. The AVENIR GLOBAL network also includes healthcare specialists AXON Communications, with offices in Toronto, the U.S, the U.K. and Europe and Madano, a strategic communications consultancy based in London. AVENIR GLOBAL is owned by RES PUBLICA Consulting Group.

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