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Bianchi PR’s Meet the Media Recap

Posted Dec. 19th 2017

In case you missed it, here’s a list of our most recent Meet the Media profiles: Jack Walsworth, Reporter & Web Producer at Automotive News Mark Phelan, Auto Critic & Columnist at the Detroit Free Press Chuck Murray, Senior Technical Editor at Design News Katie Burke, Silicon Valley Reporter at Automotive News Sam Abuelsamid of […]

Top PR Challenges for Professional Service Firms

Posted Dec. 15th 2017

Industry consolidation, increasing client demands, more intense competition and diminishing loyalty of clients – these are just some of the obstacles professional service firms face daily. All of these factors make marketplace differentiation and reputational protection— two key benefits of a targeted public relations program – more important, and more difficult, than ever. In the […]

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 […]

Meet the Media: Chuck Murray, Senior Technical Editor at Design News

Posted Nov. 7th 2017

Chuck Murray is a senior technical editor on his second tour of duty with Design News, a magazine designed for mechanical and electromechanical engineers in the OEM market. It serves as a resource for the system and product design engineering community. Chuck was a winner of the Jesse H. Neal Award for his story, “The […]

Meet the Media: James Amend, Senior Editor at WardsAuto

Posted Sep. 26th 2017

Meet the Media: James Amend is a senior editor at WardsAuto, a leading automotive news, information and data supplier that’s been around just about as long as the industry itself. He came to WardsAuto 10 years ago from the Associated Press in New York City, where he covered transportation stocks, but he’s a dyed-in-the-wool Michigan […]

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 […]

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 […]

Want to Be a Successful Storyteller?

Posted Jun. 16th 2017

Many marketers approach storytelling backwards. They create their story based on the facts, features and benefits they want to convey to the audience … they focus on what they offer, what their expertise is, how their product or service works … then they select or create a platform they’d like to use to tell that […]

Meet the Media: Joann Muller, Detroit Bureau Chief at Forbes

Posted May. 16th 2017

The Detroit bureau chief and Autos Editor for Forbes, Joann spends most of her time covering the automotive industry, but also keeps an eye on the rest of America’s heartland — where stuff is manufactured and grown. She has covered the automotive beat for more than 20 years at Forbes, Business Week and the Detroit […]

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