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The Top 5 Auto Supplier Social Media Mistakes

Posted Feb. 23rd 2015

How was your company’s social media engagement last year? Was it better – or worse – than your North American automotive supplier competitors and peers? And more important, how can you make your social media more effective this year?  Our proprietary study of how the top 25 North American automotive OEM suppliers used social media […]

PR Lessons from What Did Jesus Drive?

Posted Jan. 28th 2015

Former Ford and Chrysler PR executive Jason Vines’ new book, What Did Jesus Drive?, is more than an entertaining, candid chronicle of some of the biggest PR crises in the auto industry. It’s also a study and sharing of the mistakes made and lessons learned around these crises. And more importantly, it is a primer […]

Too Many Auto Supplier Social Media Posts are Self-centered

Posted Oct. 17th 2014

Are your followers and fans asking: “What about me?” Social media experts stress that at least 75 percent of posts a company makes on its social media platforms should be something that its audience finds valuable. The problem is what the company thinks is valuable and what the audience thinks is valuable often don’t match […]

‘Don’t Pitch Reporters via Social Media’

Posted Oct. 9th 2014

“Don’t pitch reporters via social media”— that was the subhead in a press release about a recent survey of journalists conducted by a news release distribution wire service. The release pointed out that while most journalists do rely on social media for research, news creation and sharing of their news, 83 percent of reporters surveyed […]

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, […]

Most Auto Supplier Social Media Posts Lack Visuals

Posted Sep. 5th 2014

Everyone reads pictures. And it’s no secret that good visuals boost social media engagement. Yet based on our Social Media and Automotive Supplier Habits (SMaASH) study of the top 25 North American auto suppliers, most auto suppliers’ posts are missing a crucial component: a visual. How much do visuals help? Here are some statistics: LinkedIn posts […]

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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