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BPR’s Top 25 PR Projects: #25 Munro & Associates BMW i3 Teardown (2015)

Posted Aug. 3rd 2017

In 2015, Munro & Associates launched a deep-dive teardown, costing and benchmark study of the revolutionary BMW i3 urban electric car – the first production vehicle to use carbon fiber extensively. This study was designed to help automakers and suppliers better understand the processes, technologies and costs involved in this revolutionary vehicle. How do you […]

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 […]

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 […]

10 Tips for Giving a Great Speech at the Holiday Party

Posted Dec. 6th 2016

Guest post by Christina McKenna, President, Bluestone Executive Communications Editor’s note: Here we go: The holiday office party season is upon us. Year after year, this is our most popular post. We’re pleased to bring it back for a holiday encore. Please share with anyone who needs a shot of inspiration-or courage. Cheers!Ah, the office […]

How to Get Company Decision Makers on Board with PR

Posted Oct. 25th 2016

When it comes to PR, garnering and maintaining “buy-in” from key company decision makers is a must. While there is no doubt there’s real value in PR, your program needs both financial support and professional involvement from top executives in order to succeed. Ask yourself these questions: • Has one of your really great PR […]

BPR’s Top 25 PR Projects: #3 American Heartland Homebuilder/ABC-TV’s Extreme Makeover Home Edition (2006)

Posted Sep. 29th 2016

Detroit-area company American Heartland Homebuilder (now Live Well Homes) was faced almost overnight with a need for some publicity, after agreeing to donate labor and materials to build a brand new home for an Armada, Mich. family that had recently lost its father/husband, as part of ABC-TV’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition show. Challenges: We had […]

PR Challenges for Professional Service Firms

Posted Jun. 30th 2015

Professional service firms face a myriad of challenges – industry consolidation, increasing client demands, more intense competition and diminishing loyalty of partners, for starters. 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 realm of […]

How North American Journalists Prepare for CEO Interviews

Posted Apr. 10th 2015

Not all journalists are the same, but a recent survey offers some new insights on how some North American journalists prepare for, and conduct, an interview with a corporate CEO. As a communications professional, knowing a journalist’s preparations and preferences can help you better prep your CEO for the best possible interview outcome. Key findings […]

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