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What’s So Great About PR Agency Culture?

Posted Sep. 19th 2019

“Culture eats strategy for breakfast” – that’s what management consultant Peter Drucker said about the power of corporate culture. He asserted that strategy is important but that an organization’s culture is the true path to its success. Lots of PR agencies brag about their culture. Their social media channels and website share pictures of their […]

How to Find the Best Automotive PR Firm for Your Company

Posted May. 30th 2019

When you Google the search term “automotive PR firm,” you will get more than 304 million results. YIKES! What’s worse is that many of those listed on the first pages of the search results are there because they are great at search engine optimization, but not necessarily because they have significant – or even any […]

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 […]

Tried and True Adages that Apply to PR

Posted Jun. 28th 2018

By Claire Olech (former Bianchi Public Relations intern and recent PR grad. You can find her on LinkedIn.) As a PR student, it’s customary to receive advice from professionals who have experience in the field. It may come in different packaging, but often, it’s an old adage that you’ve heard before around the dinner table. […]

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. […]

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. […]

PR Agency Search: Experience and Value Are Top Priority

Posted Feb. 16th 2017

Post by Jim Bianchi, APR, President Companies want 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 […]

8 Questions to Ask in Your PR Agency Search

Posted Sep. 2nd 2016

Our August 12 blog post, 8 Questions to Ask in Your PR Agency Search, is still getting a large number of views, so it seems many people are struggling with the challenge of selecting the right PR firm. So, based on our experience on both the client and the agency sides, we’d like to offer […]

BPR’s Top 25 PR Projects: #1 Freudenberg-NOK Lean Manufacturing Program Rollout (1992)

Posted Sep. 1st 2016

Challenge: Helping a then little-known sealing joint venture between a German company and a Japanese company communicate the benefits of its lean manufacturing program, when almost no supplier in North America was actually practicing lean production. Approach: Start with a media audit to gauge awareness and opportunities, then move into media relations — starting with a […]

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