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Informa Tech Automotive Group: Connecting the automotive and technology ecosystem to inform, inspire and accelerate a brighter future.

Posted Jul. 9th 2020

By: Freya Smale, Portfolio Marketing Director, Informa Tech Automotive Group The need to virtualize events has forced our industry to adapt quickly. To succeed at virtualization, it is vital to understand that virtual events are not the same as physical events. We must approach virtual as something new, by asking ourselves: how can we create […]

Not Back to Normal: 5 Factors for Communicators to Keep in Mind Post-Pandemic

Posted Jun. 22nd 2020

While most places are not completely out of the Covid-19 woods yet, we are seeing movement toward something that resembles an altered version of “normal” as select industries and workplaces return to work in-person. With new safety and social distancing procedures in place, people in the automotive, manufacturing and mobility technology space are slowly ramping […]

CAR Management Briefing Seminars Goes Virtual for 2020

Posted May. 28th 2020

By Lisa Hart, Senior Vice President, Center for Automotive Research We’re all wrestling with a new normal during the corona virus pandemic.  Business events especially have needed to transform – to continue to serve their purpose of connecting people, ideas and actions to further develop relationships and succeed in showing a return on investment. One […]

The Pulse of Automotive Media During the COVID-19 Restart

Posted May. 14th 2020

As automotive companies begin to re-start, we reached out to a few key media editors and friends to get a pulse on what topics they are most interested in covering, who they are most interested in talking to and how we as automotive PR professionals can help them most in the current COVID-19 environment. Here […]

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 […]

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