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Meet the Media: Rob Spiegel, Senior Editor at Design News

Posted May. 10th 2016

What’s the top story you’re working on right now? GE’s digital factory. The company is talking about factories as a service. That means renting plant technology to manufacturers the same way GE rents jet engines to airlines. The vendor takes full responsibility for the optimization of plant equipment and the manufacturer doesn’t have to employ […]

Meet the Media: Chris Sweeney, Reporter at Rubber & Plastics News

Posted Apr. 26th 2016

What’s the top story you’re working on right now? Our parent company, Crain Communications, is celebrating its 100th anniversary. Each publication is doing a special report focused on family run operations within their industry. Ours will run in the May 16 edition of Rubber & Plastics News. Tell us about your dream assignment. The assignments […]

Meet the Media: Dustin Walsh, Senior Reporter at Crain’s Detroit Business

Posted Apr. 12th 2016

What types of story ideas are at the top of your radar? It’s election season. That means taking a look at the broad policy issues, and candidates’ platforms, and disseminating what that means to the local economy. Right now, there are a lot of conversations around free trade agreements, immigration, etc. That said, my beats […]

Meet the Media: Tom Murphy, Senior Editor at WardsAuto

Posted Apr. 5th 2016

What’s the top story you’re working on right now? As an editorial staff, we are near the end of evaluating 47 vehicles for the 2016 Wards 10 Best Interiors competition. It’s not just a matter of, ‘Oh I like these seats’ or ‘these cupholders are awful.’ We figuratively tear apart all the vehicles, scoring them […]

Meet the Media: Brent Snavely, Auto Reporter at The Detroit Free Press

Posted Mar. 29th 2016

What’s the top story you’re working on right now? The top story I am working on right now is the evolution of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. FCA announced changes to its strategic plan in late January. Those changes included a decision to eventually stop producing the Dodge Dart and the Chrysler 200. Meanwhile, the company will […]

Top Social Media & PR Blog Posts of 2015

Posted Dec. 30th 2015

As 2015 comes to a close, we look back at the top six posts on the Bianchi Biz Blog that generated the most views and attention. Three of the posts were related to the PRGN survey of how journalists in Europe and North America prepare for CEO media interviews, two were related to our study […]

Auto Suppliers Don’t Share Enough Media Coverage on Social Media

Posted Sep. 26th 2014

A recent study by Nielsen showed that “expert” content – third-party articles in trusted media outlets –is the most effective source of information impacting people in all stages of the purchase process Nielsen said, on average, earned media coverage lifted brand familiarity 88 percent more than branded content and 50 percent more than user reviews. Yet, […]

More Bang for Your Trade Show Dollars

Posted Mar. 24th 2014

(Guest post by Kayla Brown, Intern) When it comes time for your company to take part in a trade show or an event just showing up isn’t enough and it won’t guarantee the media coverage you are looking for. So this time around shake it up and try something new. Trade shows offer prime opportunities […]

Making Personal Connections on a Professional Level Can Lead to PR Success

Posted Mar. 17th 2014

(Post by Jessica Killenberg Muzik, APR, Vice President – Account Services) Not that long ago, I had the opportunity to pitch “key” national and regional media in other parts of the U.S. for a client, which can be a challenge when you don’t already have solid, established relationships with target reporters in areas such as […]

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