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Why PR FAILS

Posted Oct. 20th 2017

Are your PR attempts not generating the type of results you seek? Are you passing on PR opportunities due to previous lackluster results? Are some of your PR attempts failing? Generating good PR for professional service firms is not easy. In fact, it’s HARD. It takes time, effort, money and, sometimes, good luck. But good […]

25 Fun Facts for Bianchi PR’s 25th Anniversary

Posted Oct. 6th 2017

1. Due to a last-minute snafu with a Bloomfield Hills office building landlord, Bianchi PR’s launch day, August 10, 1992, actually occurred in the basement of Jim Bianchi’s home. 2. Bianchi PR’s first client was Fruehauf Trailer, once the Detroit-based, world’s leading manufacturer of truck semi-trailers. 3. The first phone call Bianchi PR received on […]

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 […]

Alternatives to CES for the Auto Supplier

Posted Aug. 25th 2017

If you’ve exhibited at CES and were disappointed because you’re not getting the attention you expected, you may not be alone. For many auto suppliers, it’s just too crowded, cluttered and competitive to really stand out with media and customers.  So, what could you do instead to get the exposure, the positioning and the media […]

7 Tips for Pitching Stories in the New Media Age

Posted Aug. 11th 2017

Media pitching is harder than ever. There’s more competition. Fewer reporters. Less time. In the new media age, you only have a few seconds to get the reporter’s attention. Knowing how to effectively pitch your ideas to the media is still one of the most important skills to have because it can help make a […]

Bianchi PR’s Top 25 PR Projects

Posted Aug. 9th 2017

Leading up to Bianchi PR’s 25th anniversary, we’ve shared our Top 25 PR Projects, a biweekly profile highlighting some of our favorite client projects. Here’s a recap of all 25. 1. BPR’s Top 25 PR Projects: #1 Freudenberg-NOK Lean Manufacturing Program Rollout (1992) 2. BPR’s Top 25 PR Projects: #2 TRW Automotive spin-off (2003) 3. […]

13 Things I’ve Learned in the PR Agency Business

Posted Aug. 7th 2017

Post by Jim Bianchi, APR, President  Back in ’92, when I started my PR firm, I had more than a dozen years of PR experience – and more than half of that with another PR agency – so I thought I knew pretty much all I needed to know. I was wrong. Really wrong. And […]

BPR’s Top 25 PR Projects: #25 Munro & Associates BMW i3 Teardown (2015)

Posted Aug. 3rd 2017

In 2015, Munro & Associates launched a deep-dive teardown, costing and benchmark study of the revolutionary BMW i3 urban electric car – the first production vehicle to use carbon fiber extensively. This study was designed to help automakers and suppliers better understand the processes, technologies and costs involved in this revolutionary vehicle. How do you […]

New Technology in Motion (TIM) Detroit Event Could Be Perfect Venue for Auto / Tech Mobility Suppliers

Posted Jul. 28th 2017

Technology start-ups looking to break into the competitive automotive arena, as well as automakers and suppliers looking for partners to help develop the next generation of vehicles, may now have a new gathering place – the Technology in Motion (TIM) Detroit event. Much more focused and specialized than the unwieldy and hugely competitive CES held […]

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