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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 […]

Are Firms Focusing Too Much Effort on Twitter?

Posted Feb. 26th 2016

Twitter is a popular social media platform for the top Detroit-area professional service firms. In fact, all of the 25 top firms we studied use it. And 58 percent of all 8,300 social media updates posted by those firms over a three-month span were posted on Twitter, as opposed to LinkedIn, Facebook or YouTube. At […]

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Six Ways CEOs Sabotage Their Own Media Interviews

Posted Feb. 19th 2016

Despite the best of preparation by the PR professional, sometimes offenses by a CEO during a media interview can have a negative impact on the resulting media coverage – causing damage to the CEO’s and the company’s images, and perhaps even undermining the company’s prospects for future positive coverage. Worse yet is the fact that […]

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. […]

Top Blog Posts on Social Media for Professional Service Firms

Posted Feb. 5th 2016

While many professional service firms have rushed to use LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube in their business-to-business content marketing strategy, many don’t know how their efforts compare to those of their peers. To help those firms understand how their efforts stack up … and what the greatest opportunities for improvement are … we analyzed three […]

How Do Journalists Evaluate Your CEO in Media Interviews?

Posted Jan. 29th 2016

What are the most important factors considered when a journalist evaluates a CEO during a media interview? According to study results shared by our partners around the world in the Public Relations Global Network — PRGN — it all depends where the interview is happening. A survey of journalists around the world showed that overall, […]

How can auto suppliers take a consistent, proactive approach to social media?

Posted Jan. 22nd 2016

Auto suppliers have made significant progress with social media in the past year, according to our second annual study – Social Media and Automotive Supplier 2.0™ (SMaASH 2.0™) – of the top 25 North American automotive OEM suppliers (as ranked by Automotive News). We’ve found that suppliers have dramatically built their audience across social media […]

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