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Partners in Fact: Social Day of Action

Posted Jun. 5th 2018

Today, we are participating in a Social Day of Action with the News Literacy Project, the PR Council and many of our PRGN colleagues to underscore the importance of news literacy. Do you investigate news sources to evaluate their veracity, biases or emotional cues? In this day in age, it’s critical to practice and teach […]

CEO Media Interview Mistake #2 – Not Knowing Where Reporters Go For Research

Posted Apr. 12th 2018

Fact: Reporters’ First Research Source is NOT the Info You Sent Them Only one in 10 journalists surveyed by the Public Relations Global Network (PRGN) ranked the info sent by the company or its PR firm as the first source they use when conducting research before a CEO media interview. That means 90 percent of […]

10 Best Practices for PR Firm RFPs

Posted Jan. 29th 2018

The RFP – Request For Proposal. Some love RFPs. Others hate them. They can create a lot of extra work for the client. And for the PR agencies, they can become crowded cattle calls, involving a mélange of mismatched PR firms who get embattled in a lengthy competition to win a new project or account. […]

NAIAS 2018 Auto Supplier PR Survival Guide

Posted Jan. 10th 2018

NAIAS – the North American International Auto Show in Detroit (in its 30th year as an international event) – and its technology showcase – AutoMobili-D – open up to some 5,000+ press people and thousands of auto industry insiders next Sunday. Bigger than ever, this key auto industry event can be overwhelming to the first-time […]

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 […]

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 […]

Why PR FAILS

Posted Oct. 20th 2017

Are your PR attempts not generating the type of results you seek? Are you passing on PR opportunities due to previous lackluster results? Are some of your PR attempts failing? Generating good PR for professional service firms is not easy. In fact, it’s HARD. It takes time, effort, money and, sometimes, good luck. But good […]

25 Fun Facts for Bianchi PR’s 25th Anniversary

Posted Oct. 6th 2017

1. Due to a last-minute snafu with a Bloomfield Hills office building landlord, Bianchi PR’s launch day, August 10, 1992, actually occurred in the basement of Jim Bianchi’s home. 2. Bianchi PR’s first client was Fruehauf Trailer, once the Detroit-based, world’s leading manufacturer of truck semi-trailers. 3. The first phone call Bianchi PR received on […]

The Challenge of Autonomous Driving Technology PR & Communications

Posted Sep. 29th 2017

Autonomous vehicles are coming. We have been hearing it and reading about it for the past few years. The research advisory firm, Gartner, indicated in its 2016 Hype Cycle chart (http://www.gartner.com/newsroom/id/3412017) that driverless cars have moved past the “peak of inflated expectations” and are headed for the so-called “trough of disillusionment”, as it becomes increasingly […]

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