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Meet the Media: Mike Wayland, Automotive Reporter at The Detroit News

Posted Aug. 16th 2016

Without revealing any secrets, can you tell us what types of stories, trends or issues are on your radar now? The auto industry is one of the most intriguing areas of the United States economy right now, as new technologies and companies enter the industry. The development of semi-autonomous and self-driving vehicles combined with the […]

8 Questions to Ask in Your PR Agency Search

Posted Aug. 12th 2016

You’ve done it! You got the green light to engage a PR firm to assist with your PR and marketing needs. Choosing a PR firm that is the right fit for your firm is crucial to the success of your PR program. Once you’ve outlined your goals, needs and budget, you are prepared to meet […]

Need a Boost? How PR Can Benefit Your SEO

Posted Jul. 27th 2016

Where your company or brand shows up via online search engine results has never been more important. With nearly every company offering accessibility and outreach via its website and social media accounts – and with the majority of people searching for contacts, services and products online – the competition to stand out from the online […]

How to Engage Decision Makers in PR

Posted Jul. 22nd 2016

Has one of your really great marketing ideas fallen flat due to lack of engagement from key members of your firm? Have you presented a solid PR proposal to seemingly deaf ears? Have you ever left a meeting feeling frustrated by the lack of enthusiasm for a communications campaign? One of the main PR missteps […]

Where Do Journalists Go to Research Your CEO Before a Media Interview?

Posted Jul. 8th 2016

Most journalists around the globe have the same basic goal – to get the story. But HOW and WHERE they do research on the CEO prior to an interview varies widely, especially depending upon what part of the world they’re working in, according to our partners in the Public Relations Global Network (PRGN – www.prgn.com). […]

Meet the Media: Dave Kunz, Eyewitness News Automotive Specialist at KABC-TV

Posted Jul. 5th 2016

What’s the top story you’re working on right now? Well, as usual I’m juggling lots of things. Just spent a day in the hills of Malibu at Motor Press Guild’s annual “Droptops & Dirt” off-road and convertible event. Got lots of great footage for both a Jeep 75th anniversary story and one on the upcoming […]

Why Professional Service PR Efforts Fail

Posted Jul. 1st 2016

We have no doubt that there’s a real value in doing PR. It’s a powerful business development tool that brings visibility and credibility to your firm. It improves your image with your key internal and external audiences. It builds or increases brand recognition … positions your people as thought-leaders … raises awareness for the causes […]

Meet the Media: Karen Dybis, Metro Detroit Freelance Writer and Author

Posted Jun. 21st 2016

What’s the top story you’re working on right now? To be honest, it would be my latest book rather than a story. I’m writing a book about Detroit’s Delray neighborhood. So that is a top priority to me (research and writing takes about a year). I’m always looking for help in that area, so if […]

Taking a Proactive Approach to Social Media

Posted Jun. 10th 2016

Consistent action creates consistent results. In reviewing more than 8,300 posts for our Social Media Use by Professional Services (SMUPS) study, we noticed that the firms who took a consistent, proactive approach to their social media efforts had better audience engagement. Are you posting only when there is a conference or webinar, and then going […]

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