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7 Tips for Becoming a Rock Star Moderator

Posted Sep. 5th 2019

Guest post by Christina McKenna, President, Bluestone Executive Communications   A few weeks ago a client emailed a video, asking us to critique his performance on a panel discussion at a tech conference. He had worked hard to showcase his expertise with stories, examples and personal experiences and we, were eager to see his progress. But […]

Top Success Factors for a Winning Partnership with Your PR Firm

Posted Oct. 29th 2018

With research showing the average client-PR agency relationship lasts only a couple of years, we’re often asked how we’ve maintained client relationships that have lasted more than a decade. In two words, the answer is: true partnership. Most PR agencies have robust processes and competent people who want to deliver for the  client. And most […]

Top 9 Audio Podcasts for Automotive Suppliers & Mobility Technology Providers

Posted Oct. 8th 2018

Insight. Perspective. Information. Fast. If you work for an automotive supplier or a mobility technology start-up in the North American automotive industry, you face more intense competition than ever before. You need news, insight and analysis from respected experts that can help you make better decisions and develop successful strategies. And you need it NOW. […]

Top PR Firm in Midwest & Technology / Industrial Sector in Nation for 2018

Posted Apr. 24th 2018

O’Dwyer’s, a leading public relations industry publication, recently ranked Bianchi PR as one of the top PR firms in the Midwest region as well as one of the top firms serving the technology and industrial sector nationally. The latest O’Dwyer’s rankings showed Bianchi PR as #22 in the Midwest overall and the top public relations […]

The Best PR Agency RFP is No RFP

Posted Feb. 12th 2018

The RFP – Request for Proposal. When clients are looking for the right PR firm to work with, approximately one-third of all new PR work comes through RFPs. But for many PR agencies and clients alike, RFP is an acronym for Really Frustrating Process. Because it takes a lot of time, effort and expense – […]

10 Best Practices for PR Firm RFPs

Posted Jan. 29th 2018

The RFP – Request For Proposal. Some love RFPs. Others hate them. They can create a lot of extra work for the client. And for the PR agencies, they can become crowded cattle calls, involving a mélange of mismatched PR firms who get embattled in a lengthy competition to win a new project or account. […]

In the PR Agency Search, Experience Beats Hourly Rate

Posted Sep. 5th 2017

It’s no secret that companies are looking to get maximum value from their PR firms. And in that quest for value, when selecting PR firms, some companies give heavy weight in the evaluation process to hourly rates. This can be a mistake, because hourly rates do not equate to actual value. Years ago, I was […]

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 […]

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