Engaging PR Decision Makers

Posted Nov. 17th 2017

Has one of your really great marketing ideas fallen flat due to lack of engagement from key decision makers at your firm? Have you ever left a meeting feeling frustrated by the lack of enthusiasm for a communications campaign?   Have you presented a solid PR proposal to seemingly deaf ears? One of the main […]

Will the Journalist Let Us Review the Article or CEO Quotes Before Publication?

Posted Sep. 7th 2017

Will the journalist let us review the article or CEO quotes before publication? In the United States, PR professionals often cringe when they hear their CEO ask that question. But, according to the results of a survey conducted by our affiliates in the Public Relations Global Network, such a request may NOT be so outlandish […]

Off the Record, Embargoes and Other Media Relations Pitfalls

Posted Jul. 14th 2017

If you’ve been doing PR for any length of time, you’ve received a call like this: “Why did that reporter use those market share numbers? I thought you called him after the interview and told him all of that information was off the record.”   Executives are sometimes confused about what is fair game for […]

BPR’s Top 25 PR Projects: #18 Adient’s New Detroit Headquarters Press Conference (2016)

Posted Apr. 27th 2017

When Adient, then a one-month-old spinoff and the world’s largest global automotive seating supplier, was ready to officially announce that it would be the first major auto supplier to establish its headquarters in Detroit in decades, Bianchi PR was ready to assist with the media relations for the press conference. Adient acquired the historic 10-story, […]

6 Lessons from United‘s ‘Re-accommodate’ PR Disaster

Posted Apr. 12th 2017

Although new facts are still coming out – and we may never know the whole story – there’s no question that the forcible removal of a passenger from a United flight on April 9 was the start of a PR disaster for the airline. In less than 48 hours, a video of the man being […]

Where Do Journalists Gather Pre-interview CEO Intel?

Posted Apr. 7th 2017

While journalists around the world have the same basic goal, how they prepare for a media interview with a company CEO varies widely depending upon what part of the world they’re in, according to study results from our teammates in the Public Relations Global Network (PRGN). For example, when preparing to interview a CEO: • […]

Why Using One Global Approach for CEO Media Interviews Can Fail

Posted Jan. 23rd 2017

While digital communications are making the world smaller and driving some commonality in practices, the world of journalism is anything but unified in cultural habits, preferences and approaches as geography changes. According to our global partners in the Public Relations Global Network (PRGN), who surveyed more than 200 journalists across Europe and North America, while […]

How Journalists Assess and Evaluate CEOs During Media Interviews

Posted Jan. 13th 2017

Do you know the single most important factor when a journalist evaluates a CEO when conducting a media interview? We do … According to a study by our partners in the Public Relations Global Network — PRGN — it depends. Our survey of journalists around the world showed that overall, most journalists rank the CEO’s […]

Five Tips for Selecting a Crisis Spokesperson

Posted Dec. 2nd 2016

Sooner or later, every firm will have to deal with some bad news. And who speaks on your firm’s behalf in these bad news situations can be just as important as what is said … maybe more important. Don’t automatically rely on the top communications executive or the CEO. They may not be the right […]