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Finding the Best Automotive PR Firm for Your Company

Posted Feb. 18th 2015

If you Google the terms “automotive PR firm,” you’ll get more than 1.1 million results – and those listed on the first pages of search results might be there because they are great at SEO, not necessarily because they have significant automotive expertise. To help you wade through potential candidates in your automotive PR agency […]

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 […]

Most Auto Suppliers Neglect Their Most Powerful Social Media Platform

Posted Nov. 7th 2014

Automotive OEM suppliers are not taking full advantage of the power and reach of LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network with 300+million members (and adding thousands more every day) While LinkedIn is viewed as the most important social network for business people – ahead of blogs, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Google+ – most auto suppliers […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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