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How North American Journalists Prepare for CEO Interviews

Posted Apr. 10th 2015

Not all journalists are the same, but a recent survey offers some new insights on how some North American journalists prepare for, and conduct, an interview with a corporate CEO. As a communications professional, knowing a journalist’s preparations and preferences can help you better prep your CEO for the best possible interview outcome. Key findings […]

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 […]

The Reporters Who THINK They Know

Posted Dec. 10th 2014

In media relations, it’s not the reporters that don’t know your company that’ll kill you. It’s the ones who THINK they know your company. Why? Because the ones who don’t know your company, if they’re good journalists, will be open and will listen to your pitch, at least if you’ve done your homework to meet […]

Taking B2B Release Distribution to the Max

Posted Oct. 29th 2014

(Post by Jessica Killenberg Muzik, APR, Vice President – Account Services) You’ve taken the time and effort to carefully craft your news release. You’ve steered it through the internal and external approval process. And now, you are ready to share your news with the world. But much of that that time and effort is wasted […]

‘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 […]

Think Outside the Automotive Journalist

Posted Sep. 24th 2014

(Post by Leslie Dagg, Account Supervisor) With Detroit being the epicenter of the automotive business in North America, if not the world,and with so many of our clients involved in the automotive industry, it’s natural that much of the media relations outreach we do on their behalf is with automotive journalists. As any good B2B […]

Invest in Real Coffee Creamer and Other Insights on What Auto Reporters Really Want

Posted Aug. 28th 2014

(Post by Jessica Killenberg Muzik, APR, Vice President – Account Services) In the PR agency business we have two sets of customers … our clients and the media. As such, it’s always nice to check in with our automotive media friends, every now and then, to find out what they really want from us and […]

Prepping for the Trickiest Auto Journalists’ Questions

Posted Aug. 6th 2014

(Post by Adriana Van Duyn, APR, Account Supervisor) In coordinating many interviews with the automotive trade media on behalf of our clients over the years, we’ve learned a few things about what reporters want. We also know that securing the interview is just the first step in the media relations process. The real key to […]

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 […]

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