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Meet the Media: Nick Manes, Finance and Technology Reporter at Crain’s Detroit Business

Posted Mar. 22nd 2021

I am the finance and technology reporter at Crain’s Detroit Business, covering the startup sector in Ann Arbor and Detroit, as well as the region’s banks and lenders, such as Rocket Mortgage and UWM. Can you tell us what types of stories, trends or issues are on your radar now? The mortgage lenders had an […]

Meet the Media: Erin Pustay Beaven, Managing Editor at Rubber & Plastics News

Posted Mar. 8th 2021

Erin Pustay Beaven is the managing editor at Rubber & Plastics News. What’s the top story you’re working on right now? The biggest story this week was the announcement that Goodyear is poised to purchase Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. It’s a big story for the industry I cover because it brings together the two […]

Meet the Media: Erica Schueller, Editorial Director, Commercial Vehicle Group at Endeavor Business Media

Posted Feb. 22nd 2021

I am the editorial director, Commercial Vehicle Group at Endeavor Business Media. The Endeavor Commercial Vehicle Group is comprised of six CV brands: FleetOwner, Fleet Maintenance, Trailer/Body Builders, Bulk Transporter, Refrigerated Transporter, and American Trucker. In my current position, I have a mix of operational and strategic responsibilities. I work with the lead editors of […]

Meet the Media: Peter Fretty, Technology Editor at IndustryWeek

Posted Feb. 8th 2021

I am currently the technology editor at IndustryWeek where I focus on helping readers make sense of new and evolving technologies. I have the amazing opportunity to constantly learn about the latest innovations and what their adoption could mean for manufacturers. Can you tell us what types of stories, trends or issues are on your […]

Meet the Media: Sebastian Blanco, Automotive Freelance Reporter

Posted Jan. 11th 2021

I’m a freelance writer with a focus on electric vehicles and other alternative powertrains. For over a decade, I was the editor-in-chief of AutoblogGreen and today I freelance for a good roster of publications, including Car and Driver, Forbes, Automotive News, SAE Automotive Engineering and others. Freelancing means you never know what you’ll be writing about on […]

Top 11 Meet the Media Profiles of 2020

Posted Dec. 16th 2020

To help automotive and mobility PR professionals get a better handle on specific reporters’ needs, interests and beats … and to bridge the gap between these PR pros and the media who cover the most fascinating industry in the world – automotive/mobility – we launched our Meet the Media blog series in early 2016. To […]

Meet the Media: Eric D. Lawrence, Automotive Reporter at the Detroit Free Press

Posted Dec. 7th 2020

Please provide your job title and media outlet(s), as well as a brief description of your duties: Automotive Reporter, Detroit Free Press. I’m part of the Free Press Autos Team, where I primarily cover Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. I also write about mobility and transportation topics, including pedestrian safety. Can you tell us what types of […]

What Do Journalists Want? Five Elements of a Good Story

Posted Nov. 19th 2020

Most PR practitioners have asked some version of this question at some point in their career. Moving beyond the traditional who, what, where, when, how and why, we focus on this question when we’re working to really engage a key reporter to generate that special story for a client. This is part of the reason […]

Meet the Media: Vince Bond, Reporter at Automotive News

Posted Nov. 16th 2020

I cover the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles beat for Automotive News. My other areas of focus are marketing and diversity-related issues, mainly around the development of the minority dealer base. Can you tell us what types of stories, trends or issues are on your radar now? The ongoing impact of COVID-19 has been the central issue […]

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