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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 […]

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 […]

7 Tips for Pitching Stories in the New Media Age

Posted Aug. 11th 2017

Media pitching is harder than ever. There’s more competition. Fewer reporters. Less time. In the new media age, you only have a few seconds to get the reporter’s attention. Knowing how to effectively pitch your ideas to the media is still one of the most important skills to have because it can help make a […]

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: #24 Celebrating Snap-on Tools’ Production Milestone (2007)

Posted Jul. 20th 2017

In 2007, Snap-on Tools, an American designer, manufacturer and marketer of high-end tools and equipment to professional tool users, planned to celebrate a historic milestone at its production plant in Algona, IA. The plant, which had been in operation for more than 50 years, would be producing its two millionth Snap-on tool storage unit. Snap-on […]

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 […]

Meet the Media: Steve Plumb, Senior Editor at AutoBeat Daily

Posted Jul. 11th 2017

Steve Plumb is the senior editor of AutoBeat Daily, an online outlet providing concise, to-the-point and accurate daily news reports about what really matters in the auto industry. With more than 20 years of experience, he’s covered every aspect of the global auto industry during his career, from new vehicles, advanced technologies and production and […]

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 […]

Meet the Media: Terry Costlow, Freelance Writer

Posted Jun. 6th 2017

Meet the Media: Terry Costlow is a senior writer at Costlow Enterprises, where he contributes to a variety of industry journals, such as SAE’s Automotive Engineering International, Electronic Engineering Times and Interface Age Magazine. He’s been writing about electronics and technology since the 1970s, when the Apple 1 was introduced and the Osborne portable computer […]

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