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BPR’s Top 25 PR Projects: #13 Yanfeng Automotive Interiors West Coast Media Event (2016)

Posted Feb. 17th 2017

In a world where vehicles will one day drive themselves, how does a new supplier set itself apart as a leader in autonomous vehicle interior design and development? Yanfeng Automotive Interiors, the world’s largest supplier of automotive interiors and a joint venture established in 2015, set out to do just that by offering a sneak […]

Meet the Media: Dave Zoia, Executive Director-Content at WardsAuto

Posted Feb. 7th 2017

Dave Zoia is executive director-content at WardsAuto where he oversees the editorial team and is responsible for all editorial content at WardsAuto. His duties include planning stories and assigning staff to events coverage, editing copy, managing the website daily and overseeing production of e-newsletters and other editorial products. Dave is also in the mix when […]

Professional Service Firm PR Challenges

Posted Feb. 3rd 2017

Industry consolidation, increasing client demands, more intense competition and diminishing loyalty of partners – these are just some of the obstacles professional service firms face daily. All of these factors make marketplace differentiation and reputational protection— two key benefits of a targeted public relations program – more important, and more difficult, than ever. In the […]

BPR’s Top 25 PR Projects: #12 PPG Industries Car Color Popularity & Trends Outreach (2001-2008)

Posted Feb. 2nd 2017

  Each year, companies that manufacture automotive coatings release data surrounding car color popularity and future car color trends. Being one of those companies, PPG Industries had knowledgeable, in-depth research to share … but its message was getting lost due to tardiness in announcing its findings later than its competitors. The fun and interesting topic […]

Meet the Media: Craig Trudell, U.S. Automotive Team Leader at Bloomberg

Posted Jan. 24th 2017

Craig Trudell is Bloomberg News Detroit Bureau’s new U.S. automotive team leader. He had been editor of Asia auto coverage for Bloomberg News in Tokyo. He joined Bloomberg in January 2010 and reported on Chrysler, Ford and GM from Detroit for three and a half years. 1. Without revealing any secrets, can you tell us […]

8 Tips for Global CEOs to Ace Media Interviews

Posted Jan. 23rd 2017

Based on the most recent PRGN (www.prgn.com) survey of journalists in North America and Europe, there are eight things CEOs (and their PR people) can do to optimize their media interviews. The CEO should: 1) Know what the media have been saying about the CEO and your company, as this is a key pre-interview research […]

Why Using One Global Approach for CEO Media Interviews Can Fail

Posted Jan. 23rd 2017

While 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 as geography changes. According to our global partners in the Public Relations Global Network (PRGN), who surveyed more than 200 journalists across Europe and North America, while […]

BPR’s Top 25 PR Projects: #11 NASCAR Technical Institute Grand Opening (2002)

Posted Jan. 20th 2017

When Universal Technical Institute wanted to make a splash with the opening of its NASCAR Technical Institute – the country’s first technical training school that combines a complete automotive technology program with NASCAR-specific motorsports curriculum – it raced to Bianchi PR for help. To help open the 146,000-sq.ft. facility in Mooresville, North Carolina – the […]

How Journalists Assess and Evaluate CEOs During Media Interviews

Posted Jan. 13th 2017

Do you know the single most important factor when a journalist evaluates a CEO when conducting a media interview? We do … According to a study by our partners in the Public Relations Global Network — PRGN — it depends. Our survey of journalists around the world showed that overall, most journalists rank the CEO’s […]

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