SOURCE: SHIFT Communications

July 07, 2008 14:32 ET

PR Agency SHIFT Communications Promotes Amy Anderson to Managing Director, Boston Office

Boston Public Relations Veteran to Manage Booming Agency

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - July 7, 2008) -


  • SHIFT Communications -- one of the fastest-growing independent public relations agencies in North America -- today announced that Amy Anderson has been named managing director of SHIFT's Boston headquarters.
  • Anderson will manage the Agency's Boston office as it continues to attract a roster of premier clients including Akamai, Johnson & Johnson, BearingPoint and RealNetworks.
  • Formerly a vice president of account services for SHIFT, Anderson brings over a decade of leadership experience in IT security public relations and high-tech public relations, managing a broad range of expertise in various industries and vertical markets, including security, network management, storage, financial services, government, education and healthcare.
  • In her role, Anderson also leads SHIFT's international PR efforts, building a network of best-of-breed, independent agencies in each major geo. When SHIFT's clients require international PR, the Agency can offer centralized billing and coordination.
  • Prior to SHIFT, Anderson worked at Sterling Hager, Inc. (SHIFT's predecessor company) directing strategy and message development, as well as coordinating media and analyst relations with clients in the security, e-learning, B2B and e-commerce space.
  • Anderson received a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and sociology from Hollins College as well as a Masters in public administration from Virginia Commonwealth University.

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  • "Amy is a whip-smart PR pro who has been a pillar of stability in the Boston office for years," said Jim Joyal, a SHIFT principal. "We have every confidence in her ability to shine in this important role."
  • "More than any other agency, we're pushing boundaries and exploring new ways to spark conversations on behalf of our clients," Anderson said. "This an exciting time to be at the helm of SHIFT's Boston office, and I can't wait to tackle my new role."

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SHIFT Communications is an award-winning, privately-held national public relations firm representing some of the best-known enterprise and consumer technology brands, including Akamai, Novell, Quantum, RealNetworks and Shimano. SHIFT pioneered the world's first Social Media News Release and Social Media Newsroom, changing PR forever. SHIFT Communications' 100+ employees are located in the Boston, Mass., and San Francisco, Calif. metros. For more information on SHIFT's high-tech public relations and consumer public relations, visit


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