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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 […]

Will the Journalist Let Us Review the Article or CEO Quotes Before Publication?

Posted Sep. 7th 2017

Will the journalist let us review the article or CEO quotes before publication? In the United States, PR professionals often cringe when they hear their CEO ask that question. But, according to the results of a survey conducted by our affiliates in the Public Relations Global Network, such a request may NOT be so outlandish […]

In the PR Agency Search, Experience Beats Hourly Rate

Posted Sep. 5th 2017

It’s no secret that companies are looking to get maximum value from their PR firms. And in that quest for value, when selecting PR firms, some companies give heavy weight in the evaluation process to hourly rates. This can be a mistake, because hourly rates do not equate to actual value. Years ago, I was […]

Alternatives to CES for the Auto Supplier

Posted Aug. 25th 2017

If you’ve exhibited at CES and were disappointed because you’re not getting the attention you expected, you may not be alone. For many auto suppliers, it’s just too crowded, cluttered and competitive to really stand out with media and customers.  So, what could you do instead to get the exposure, the positioning and the media […]

Happy 25th Anniversary Bianchi PR! A Look at How the PR World Has Changed Since 1992

Posted Aug. 18th 2017

Post by Adriana Van Duyn, Account Supervisor, Bianchi PR Things were quite a bit different 25 years ago! In 1992, Bill Clinton became president … Minnesota’s Mall of America, spanning 78 acres, was constructed … and Bianchi PR was founded. The PR world was also a bit different back then. In celebration of Bianchi PR’s 25th […]

13 Things I’ve Learned in the PR Agency Business

Posted Aug. 7th 2017

Post by Jim Bianchi, APR, President  Back in ’92, when I started my PR firm, I had more than a dozen years of PR experience – and more than half of that with another PR agency – so I thought I knew pretty much all I needed to know. I was wrong. Really wrong. And […]

Off the Record, Embargoes and Other Media Relations Pitfalls

Posted Jul. 14th 2017

If you’ve been doing PR for any length of time, you’ve received a call like this: “Why did that reporter use those market share numbers? I thought you called him after the interview and told him all of that information was off the record.”   Executives are sometimes confused about what is fair game for […]

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