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Meet the Media: Paul Heney, Editorial Director at Design World / WTWH Media

Posted May. 2nd 2017

Paul is a dynamic editor, writer and public speaker with more than 20 years experience in b2b magazines, online content and editorial management. He is the editorial director for OEM design engineering magazine Design World (www.designworldonline.com) / WTWH Media, helping design engineers parse the flood of information available online today so they can receive critical […]

Meet the Media: Rod Meloni, Business Editor at WDIV-TV News (NBC Detroit)

Posted Apr. 18th 2017

Emmy award-winning business editor at WDIV-TV where he is responsible for all business, automotive, finance and personal finance coverage, Rod Meloni joined WDIV in 1995 after working as an anchor, reporter and investigative reporter in Saginaw, Michigan and Tampa and Miami, Florida. Currently president of Detroit’s Automotive Press Association, he is the first working journalist […]

BPR’s Top 25 PR Projects: #17 Autonomous Driving News Conference at CES (2017)

Posted Apr. 13th 2017

At CES (formerly known as the Consumer Electronics Show), the largest trade show of its kind in the world with some 177,000 attendees and 4,300 exhibitors spread out over several facilities and 2.5 million square feet of exhibit space, an exhibitor competes for media attention with everything from the latest big screen TVs to virtual […]

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: • […]

New PR Challenges for Professional Service Companies

Posted Mar. 17th 2017

As the media landscape continues to shift, professional service communicators must adapt or risk being left behind. Finding out where you can make the most impact, reach your specific key audiences and achieve your communications goals amidst the ever-shifting, massive 24/7 news cycle is crucial … but difficult. It’s not impossible as long as you […]

BPR’s Top 25 PR Projects: Center for Automotive Research’s Changing of the Guard at MBS (2011-2012)

Posted Mar. 16th 2017

When the Center for Automotive Research (CAR) was looking to increase executive visibility after a leadership change, as well as to continue to promote its Management Briefing Seminars – the North American auto industry’s preeminent conference – it turned to Bianchi PR for support. The firm worked to arrange deep-dive interview sessions for CAR executives […]

The Sneaky Seven: How to Avoid Media Interview Pitfalls

Posted Mar. 10th 2017

Post by Jessica Killenberg Muzik, APR, VP – Account Services Many executives have stumbled in media interviews because they ran into unexpected questions or techniques commonly used by some journalists to help extract information or juicy quotes from tight-lipped or cautious executives. Of course, the best way to prepare for such interviews is to refer […]

No Comment? No Way! Dealing with Dreaded Interview Questions

Posted Feb. 24th 2017

The phrase “no comment” came into popular use after the usually eloquent Winston Churchill uttered those words to a reporter’s question about his visit to Hitler’s bunker in 1946. While the phrase has retained the same literal definition, it has taken on a connotation that suggests deception, duplicity or disregard. So what do you do […]

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