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Three Reasons to Boost PR Amidst Tough Times

Posted Jun. 25th 2020

Marketing communicators are fighting the battle of their careers, trying to defend their budgets amidst the global economic downturn driven by the COVID pandemic. As any student of the martial art of judo knows, it’s painful and often fruitless to try to resist an attack. It’s more effective to go with the attack but channel […]

Not Back to Normal: 5 Factors for Communicators to Keep in Mind Post-Pandemic

Posted Jun. 22nd 2020

While most places are not completely out of the Covid-19 woods yet, we are seeing movement toward something that resembles an altered version of “normal” as select industries and workplaces return to work in-person. With new safety and social distancing procedures in place, people in the automotive, manufacturing and mobility technology space are slowly ramping […]

Jim Bianchi Discusses Crisis Communications with Reputation Rhino

Posted Jun. 10th 2020

Jim Bianchi, president of Bianchi Public Relations, was recently interviewed by online reputation management firm Reputation Rhino for its public relations and crisis communications expert series. You can find the complete interview below. The post originally appeared here.  With more than 35 years of experience on both the corporate and agency sides, Jim is a […]

CAR Management Briefing Seminars Goes Virtual for 2020

Posted May. 28th 2020

By Lisa Hart, Senior Vice President, Center for Automotive Research We’re all wrestling with a new normal during the corona virus pandemic.  Business events especially have needed to transform – to continue to serve their purpose of connecting people, ideas and actions to further develop relationships and succeed in showing a return on investment. One […]

7 Essential Tips To Be A Great Podcast Guest

Posted May. 21st 2020

By Jan Griffiths, President & Founder of Gravitas Detroit We are experiencing a podcast boom. Right now, you can find over 850,000 active podcasts and more than 30 million podcast episodes in 100 different languages. Podcast listeners are more likely to engage with a brand on social media and are more attuned to new products […]

After the Re-start: How to Communicate About Your Next COVID Crisis

Posted May. 11th 2020

Many companies that shuttered production or closed offices due to the COVID-19 pandemic are now busy getting their facilities ready for a phased-in restart. They are implementing safety measures such as deep cleaning, reworking schedules and workstations to allow for social distancing, implementing disinfectant and temperature check protocols, adding new signage and preparing employee training […]

Re-Opening Your Company: Communicating About Your Safety Precautions

Posted May. 5th 2020

Companies around Detroit, throughout Michigan and across the country are planning and implementing new safety practices, protocols and set-ups to help protect employees as they plan for the re-start of their operations. They are conducting deep cleaning, reconfiguring production line and office layouts to accommodate responsible social distancing, setting up disinfecting stations and schedules, implementing […]

Key Questions Your Employees Want Answered When Your Company Re-Opens Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted Apr. 29th 2020

Here in Detroit, automakers and their suppliers are hard at work tackling the logistics that will enable the North American auto industry to start rolling re-starts of production in the weeks ahead. And many other companies in other sectors are doing the same, watching the auto industry for some cues on best practices in safe, […]

COVID-19: What Communications Lessons Can We Learn from This Crisis?

Posted Apr. 23rd 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has certainly turned the business world upside down. Communications professionals have had quite the challenge laid before them. Despite a constantly changing business environment, regional and cultural differences and a variety of other obstacles that have come their way, communications professionals have been working harder than ever behind the scenes to keep […]

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