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Meet the Media: Mike Martinez, Auto Reporter at The Detroit News

Posted May. 24th 2016

What’s the top story you’re working on right now? It’s a relatively slow period in the industry right now: The UAW contract negotiations wrapped up late last year, and auto show season has come and gone. But I’m working on a number of stories, from autonomous car features, to reports on what’s happening at Ford […]

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 […]

Why One Global Approach for CEO Media Interviews Doesn’t Work

Posted Apr. 22nd 2016

Even though the Internet and digital communications are making the world smaller and driving some commonality in practices, the world of journalism is anything but unified in cultural habits, preferences and approaches. According to our global partners in the Public Relations Global Network (PRGN), who surveyed more than 200 journalists across Europe and North America, […]

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 […]

The Top 8 Tips for CEOs on International Media Interviews

Posted Apr. 1st 2016

There are eight ways CEOs can help ensure their media interviews have the best possible outcome when dealing with North American and European journalists, according to study results shared by Bianchi Public Relations and its partners in the Public Relations Global Network — PRGN — (http://bit.ly/18DOK4t). 1) Know what the media have been saying about […]

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 […]

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