What’s Different About How European Journalists Approach CEO Interviews?

Posted Nov. 20th 2015

A potential danger facing CEOs who engage in international media relations is the failure to understand how journalistic practices vary from one continent – or country – to another. So, to assist CEOs and their communications executives in understanding how journalists in Europe prepare for, and conduct, CEO media interviews, the Public Relations Global Network […]

Many Professional Service Companies’ Social Media Posts Lack Visuals

Posted Nov. 13th 2015

It’s no secret that everyone reads visuals. We’re wired to take in visual content faster and more effectively than words. For that reason, about 90 percent of the information sent to our brain is visual. Yet, based our recent study of 25 top metro-Detroit professional services companies, most of these organizations’ posts are missing a […]

Auto Suppliers Need to Shift Their Focus Outward on Social Media

Posted Nov. 6th 2015

More than 50 percent of the posts made on social media by automotive suppliers are focused on themselves, according to our recent Social Media and Automotive Supplier Habits™ 2.0 (SMaASH 2.0) study of the top 25 North American automotive OEM suppliers. Given that the golden rule of social media is: for every one post about […]

How CEOs Can Better Prepare for Media Interviews with North American Journalists

Posted Oct. 30th 2015

While not all journalists are the same, a recent survey by our global PR agency network offers some interesting insights on how some North American journalists prepare for, and conduct, an interview with a corporate CEO. As a communications professional, knowing a journalist’s preparations and preferences can help you better prepare your CEO for the […]

Most Professional Service Social Media Posts Fail the Interactivity Test

Posted Oct. 23rd 2015

Engagement is the immediate goal for most professional service firms’ social media presence. Law firms, architects, staffing companies and more go to great lengths to measure and analyze engagement with likes, favorites, shares, retweets, reach, clicks and other metrics. Yet only a small share of professional service firm posts are the type that actually encourage […]

Most Professional Service Firms Neglect Their Most Powerful Social Media Platform

Posted Oct. 2nd 2015

Professional service organizations are not taking full advantage of the power and reach of LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network with 350+ million members (and adding two more across 200 countries and territories per second.)  While LinkedIn is viewed as the most important social network for business people – ahead of blogs, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube […]

Professional Service Firms Don’t Share Enough Media Coverage on Social Media

Posted Sep. 11th 2015

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. […]

One approach for CEO media interviews does not fit all markets

Posted Aug. 28th 2015

While the Internet and digital communications are making the world smaller and driving some common 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 in Europe and North America, while there […]

Will the Reporter Let Us Review the Story Before It’s Published?

Posted Jul. 31st 2015

Journalistic customs vary widely based on geography when it comes to requesting pre-publication review of a CEO’s quotes or the entire story. So says survey results recently shared by Bianchi Public Relations’ partners in the Public Relations Global Network — PRGN. Consider that: North American journalists tend to shun any pre-publication reviews of stories based […]