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Tried and True Adages that Apply to PR

Posted Jun. 28th 2018

By Claire Olech (former Bianchi Public Relations intern and recent PR grad. You can find her on LinkedIn.) As a PR student, it’s customary to receive advice from professionals who have experience in the field. It may come in different packaging, but often, it’s an old adage that you’ve heard before around the dinner table. […]

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 […]

6 Lessons from United‘s ‘Re-accommodate’ PR Disaster

Posted Apr. 12th 2017

Although new facts are still coming out – and we may never know the whole story – there’s no question that the forcible removal of a passenger from a United flight on April 9 was the start of a PR disaster for the airline. In less than 48 hours, a video of the man being […]

Six Ways CEOs Sabotage Media Interviews

Posted Nov. 4th 2016

Despite the best of preparation by the PR professional, sometimes offenses by a CEO during a media interview can have a negative impact on the resulting media coverage – causing damage to the CEO’s and the firm’s images, and perhaps even undermining the firm’s prospects for future positive coverage. Worse yet, often these offenses are […]

Are Auto Suppliers Wasting Time & Effort on Facebook?

Posted May. 6th 2016

Facebook may be the most powerful social media platform around, with nearly 1.5 billion monthly active viewers. Perhaps that’s why 84 percent of the top 25 North American OEM automotive suppliers have Facebook pages. The question is: Are they leveraging that presence effectively to boost awareness and engagement for their brands … or are they […]

Seven Ways Auto Suppliers Can Supercharge Their Social Media Impact

Posted Mar. 24th 2016

While many of North America’s top automotive OEM suppliers have increased and improved upon their use of social media in the past year, they can kick up the horsepower of their social media programs by following seven simple tips. Our second annual proprietary study, “Social Media and Automotive Supplier Habits 2.0™” (SMaASH 2.0™), analyzed social […]

Most Auto Suppliers’ Social Media Posts Fail to Be Interactive

Posted Feb. 12th 2016

Most auto suppliers claim that audience engagement and connection are the immediate goals for their social media posts. Beyond that, they want to increase awareness, improve brand reputation and ultimately drive conversion or sales. And they go to great lengths to measure engagement – counting likes, follows, favorites, shares, retweets, reach, clicks and other metrics. […]

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