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After the Re-start: How to Communicate About Your Next COVID Crisis

Posted May. 11th 2020

Many companies that shuttered production or closed offices due to the COVID-19 pandemic are now busy getting their facilities ready for a phased-in restart. They are implementing safety measures such as deep cleaning, reworking schedules and workstations to allow for social distancing, implementing disinfectant and temperature check protocols, adding new signage and preparing employee training […]

Re-Opening Your Company: Communicating About Your Safety Precautions

Posted May. 5th 2020

Companies around Detroit, throughout Michigan and across the country are planning and implementing new safety practices, protocols and set-ups to help protect employees as they plan for the re-start of their operations. They are conducting deep cleaning, reconfiguring production line and office layouts to accommodate responsible social distancing, setting up disinfecting stations and schedules, implementing […]

Key Questions Your Employees Want Answered When Your Company Re-Opens Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted Apr. 29th 2020

Here in Detroit, automakers and their suppliers are hard at work tackling the logistics that will enable the North American auto industry to start rolling re-starts of production in the weeks ahead. And many other companies in other sectors are doing the same, watching the auto industry for some cues on best practices in safe, […]

COVID-19: What Communications Lessons Can We Learn from This Crisis?

Posted Apr. 23rd 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has certainly turned the business world upside down. Communications professionals have had quite the challenge laid before them. Despite a constantly changing business environment, regional and cultural differences and a variety of other obstacles that have come their way, communications professionals have been working harder than ever behind the scenes to keep […]

Meet the Media: Chad Kirchner, Automotive Freelance Reporter

Posted Apr. 6th 2020

I’m a freelancer who has contributed to The Drive, Truck Trend, Overland Journal, AutoWeb, The Truth About Cars, AutoGuide, AutomotiveMap and more. Can you tell us what types of stories, trends or issues are on your radar now? I tend to specialize a bit in pickup trucks, how they’re used, and a little bit of […]

Best Podcasts for Automotive & Mobility Technology Suppliers

Posted Apr. 2nd 2020

With the number of business podcast downloads going up, as people hunker down and look to sharpen their business skills amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, we thought it would be a good time to offer our insights … What are the top podcasts for mobility technology and automotive suppliers, who are trying to keep up with […]

Meet the Media: Don Loepp, Editor of Plastics News

Posted Mar. 23rd 2020

I’m editor of Plastics News, a weekly business newspaper that’s part of Crain Communications Inc., and I’m also editorial director for Crain’s global polymer group. Crain has a total of six polymer-related publications, including Rubber & Plastics News, Tire Business and Sustainable Plastics, among others. I started on Plastics News as a staff reporter in […]

Nine PR Tips for Auto Suppliers During the Coronavirus Crisis

Posted Mar. 19th 2020

With the situation in the North American auto industry changing virtually every hour, it is an especially challenging time for PR and communications professionals working for automotive suppliers and mobility technology providers. In talking with our clients and PR colleagues from around the world – including some markets that are now beginning to recover from […]

Meet the Media: Paul Eisenstein, Publisher & Editor-in-Chief of TheDetroitBureau.com

Posted Mar. 9th 2020

I am Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of TheDetroitBureau.com, an automotive web magazine (NOT a blog). I serve as Bureau Chief of The Detroit Bureau, which is the news service I founded way back in 1979. Through that I write for as many as 40+ media outlets in a given year. Regular clients include NBCNews.com and CNBC.com, […]

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