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Meet the Media: Katie Burke, Silicon Valley Reporter at Automotive News

Posted Oct. 24th 2017

Katie Burke is the Silicon Valley and Volvo beat reporter for Automotive News, covering the intersection of the technology and automotive industries. Without revealing any secrets, can you tell us what types of stories, trends or issues are on your radar now? As a reporter in Silicon Valley – especially covering transportation – it feels like […]

7 Tips for Pitching Stories in the New Media Age

Posted Aug. 11th 2017

Media pitching is harder than ever. There’s more competition. Fewer reporters. Less time. In the new media age, you only have a few seconds to get the reporter’s attention. Knowing how to effectively pitch your ideas to the media is still one of the most important skills to have because it can help make a […]

BPR’s Top 25 PR Projects: #22 Adient’s First North American International Auto Show (2017)

Posted Jun. 29th 2017

Just a few months after its spin off from Johnson Controls, Adient, the world’s largest global automotive seating supplier, held its first press conference and exhibit at the 2017 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). Tasked with handling Adient’s media relations for the show, Bianchi PR was up for the challenge of competing for and […]

BPR’s Top 25 PR Projects: #21 The New Steel’s National Media Luncheon

Posted Jun. 8th 2017

When the Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI) wanted to spotlight the benefits of new automotive steel grades beyond its usual trade-focused media targets, Bianchi PR secured a media luncheon and press conference with national media at a top venue for global newsmakers: Detroit’s Automotive Press Association. Just as the automotive “materials war” surrounding what material […]

BPR’s Top 25 PR Projects: #20 Cooper Standard Showcases Technology Vehicle at MBS (2010)

Posted May. 25th 2017

To help Cooper Standard demonstrate several product innovations from the company’s four product groups, Bianchi PR worked with the Center for Automotive Research to be front and center with media interviews and vehicle tours during one of the most important auto conferences of the year: its Management Briefing Seminars. Pre-show work to make the trip […]

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 […]

BPR’s Top 25 PR Projects: #19 Yanfeng Automotive Interiors at NAIAS (2017)

Posted May. 11th 2017

Taking the stage at the 2017 North American International Auto Show for the first time as Yanfeng Automotive Interiors, the world’s largest supplier of automotive interiors and a joint venture established in 2015, the company wanted to make a splash. The challenge: how to stand out in a competitive crowd at a show that’s geared […]

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 […]

BPR’s Top 25 PR Projects: #16 Johnson Controls at the North American International Auto Show (1998-2016)

Posted Mar. 30th 2017

How do you stand out at a show that’s geared specifically towards automakers, when you are an automotive supplier? That’s the challenge for many of our auto supplier clients that are sponsors and exhibitors at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). One client in particular, Johnson Controls has been a sponsor and exhibitor of […]

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