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Too Many Auto Supplier Social Media Posts are Self-centered

Posted Oct. 17th 2014

Are your followers and fans asking: “What about me?” Social media experts stress that at least 75 percent of posts a company makes on its social media platforms should be something that its audience finds valuable. The problem is what the company thinks is valuable and what the audience thinks is valuable often don’t match […]

‘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, […]

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 […]

More Bang for Your Trade Show Dollars

Posted Mar. 24th 2014

(Guest post by Kayla Brown, Intern) When it comes time for your company to take part in a trade show or an event just showing up isn’t enough and it won’t guarantee the media coverage you are looking for. So this time around shake it up and try something new. Trade shows offer prime opportunities […]

The Missing “C” of Content Marketing

Posted Sep. 24th 2013

In a recent blog post (http://tinyurl.com/pnu7erq), Gartner research director Jake Sorofman – an expert in digital marketing strategy, trends and practices – introduced The Three Cs of Content Marketing: Creation—is the collaborative, often distributed process of generating original ideas and creative output in the form of text, images, video, infographics and the like. Curation—is when […]

Roll with the Changes: The New B2B PR Landscape

Posted Jul. 3rd 2013

(By Jaclyn Reardon, Assistant Account Executive) The past recession and the digital revolution have turned the world of journalism upside down. Not just for general consumer media, but also for trade media, which serve as the arbiters of credibility within an industry segment … and that traditionally could make or break a B2B company’s PR […]

New Tools, Old Rules: Social Media Policy

Posted Mar. 5th 2013

(Post by Jessica Killenberg Muzik, APR, Vice President – Account Services) When asked about social media policy, I once heard a PR executive sum it up in this way: “It’s just new tools, old rules.” Social media has indeed given professionals a new set of tools in our collective toolbox and with that comes the […]

It’s as Easy as ROPE: Social Media Plan Development

Posted Feb. 19th 2013

(Post by Jessica Killenberg Muzik, APR, Vice President – Account Services) In addition to my role at Bianchi PR, I also have the good fortune of teaching a social media course at Wayne State University in Detroit. The reason I say good fortune is, after many years in the PR business, it’s always refreshing to […]

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