Bianchi Biz Blog

BPR’s Top 25 PR Projects: #18 Adient’s New Detroit Headquarters Press Conference (2016)

Posted Apr. 27th 2017

When Adient, then a one-month-old spinoff and the world’s largest global automotive seating supplier, was ready to officially announce that it would be the first major auto supplier to establish its headquarters in Detroit in decades, Bianchi PR was ready to assist with the media relations for the press conference. Adient acquired the historic 10-story, […]

The Reality of Auto Supplier PR at CES

Posted Apr. 21st 2017

“CES has become the show where startups and suppliers come to convince the world – and the rest of the auto industry – that they are on the cutting edge,” Automotive News recently reported (http://bit.ly/2oRi17r). And with 7,545 media registered at CES 2017 – more media, according to CES host CETA, than the 2016 Olympic […]

Meet the Media: Rod Meloni, Business Editor at WDIV-TV News (NBC Detroit)

Posted Apr. 18th 2017

Emmy award-winning business editor at WDIV-TV where he is responsible for all business, automotive, finance and personal finance coverage, Rod Meloni joined WDIV in 1995 after working as an anchor, reporter and investigative reporter in Saginaw, Michigan and Tampa and Miami, Florida. Currently president of Detroit’s Automotive Press Association, he is the first working journalist […]

BPR’s Top 25 PR Projects: #17 Autonomous Driving News Conference at CES (2017)

Posted Apr. 13th 2017

At CES (formerly known as the Consumer Electronics Show), the largest trade show of its kind in the world with some 177,000 attendees and 4,300 exhibitors spread out over several facilities and 2.5 million square feet of exhibit space, an exhibitor competes for media attention with everything from the latest big screen TVs to virtual […]

6 Lessons from United‘s ‘Re-accommodate’ PR Disaster

Posted Apr. 12th 2017

Although new facts are still coming out – and we may never know the whole story – there’s no question that the forcible removal of a passenger from a United flight on April 9 was the start of a PR disaster for the airline. In less than 48 hours, a video of the man being […]

Where Do Journalists Gather Pre-interview CEO Intel?

Posted Apr. 7th 2017

While journalists around the world have the same basic goal, how they prepare for a media interview with a company CEO varies widely depending upon what part of the world they’re in, according to study results from our teammates in the Public Relations Global Network (PRGN). For example, when preparing to interview a CEO: • […]

Meet the Media: Chester Dawson, Senior Reporter at The Wall Street Journal Detroit Bureau

Posted Apr. 4th 2017

Without revealing any secrets, can you tell us what types of stories, trends or issues are on your radar now? My primary role is covering Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and global auto parts suppliers, so anything and everything affecting these corporate actors is on my front burner. Journalists are drawn to the intersection of business and […]

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