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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 […]

Seven Ways Auto Suppliers Can Supercharge Their Social Media Impact

Posted Mar. 24th 2016

While many of North America’s top automotive OEM suppliers have increased and improved upon their use of social media in the past year, they can kick up the horsepower of their social media programs by following seven simple tips. Our second annual proprietary study, “Social Media and Automotive Supplier Habits 2.0™” (SMaASH 2.0™), analyzed social […]

How to Find the Best Automotive PR Firm for Your Company

Posted Mar. 22nd 2016

Google the term “automotive PR firm” and you’ll get more than 9.3 million results. Yikes. And what’s worse, those listed on the first pages of the search results may be there because they are great at search engine optimization, but not necessarily because they have significant automotive supplier expertise or knowledge. To help you wade […]

Meet the Media: Jeff Gilbert, Auto Reporter at WWJ Newsradio 950

Posted Mar. 15th 2016

  What’s the top story you’re working on right now? The fun thing (and the challenging thing) about being in radio is the top story at 1 PM can become totally unimportant at 1:15, when something else breaks. We’re in one of those times when there’s not a big overriding auto story (GM/Toyota Recalls, GM/Chrysler […]

The ‘Average’ Auto Supplier, Socially

Posted Mar. 4th 2016

Our recent Social Media and Automotive Supplier Habits™ 2.0 (SMaASH™ 2.0) study of the top 25 North American automotive OEM suppliers showed that suppliers have stepped up their social media game in the past year. Among the highlights: • More suppliers are embracing social media – The most popular social media channels where leading auto […]

Most Auto Suppliers’ Social Media Posts Fail to Be Interactive

Posted Feb. 12th 2016

Most auto suppliers claim that audience engagement and connection are the immediate goals for their social media posts. Beyond that, they want to increase awareness, improve brand reputation and ultimately drive conversion or sales. And they go to great lengths to measure engagement – counting likes, follows, favorites, shares, retweets, reach, clicks and other metrics. […]

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