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6 Steps to Get Your News Published

Media relations – it’s the crux of public relations. It’s storytelling. It’s writing. It’s relationship building. Depending on your clients’ industries, the way you conduct media outreach may differ, but the fundamentals are the same. Here are the steps for a successful strategy to get your news published: 1. Identify goals and objectives. The first[…]

Oh, the places Franco’s automotive team goes

Most automobiles are well-traveled machines, just like the automotive team at Franco! Our automotive clients take our team from shore to shore across the United States and through Canada to attend events and talk to automakers and media representatives near and far. From the steel in your car’s chassis and the material of your soft-top[…]

Networking: Love it or hate it, an essential business tool

I have a secret. Not all PR people love networking. Not every PR pro is a natural at working a room. Some actually dislike, even dread, networking opportunities. And there’s a big difference between enjoying events, and actually being an effective networker. But love it or hate it, networking is an essential skill for any[…]

Franco is Hiring an Assistant Account Executive

Do you love to write, tweet and network? If you’re apt to brag to visitors about the newest Detroit restaurants or Michigan-brewed beer, we should talk. Franco is looking for a creative, detail-oriented Assistant Account Executive with at least one year of media relations experience (agency experience preferred). The ideal candidate has strong organizational, media[…]

Franco on the Town

This month was a blast! We attended and coordinated events, supported clients at TV segments and hit the streets of downtown Detroit. Tina joined Henry, Clara and Edsel Ford lookalikes at the annual Henry Ford Estate Dinner Dance for a big announcement about the renovation of the Fair Lane Estate. Marie joined Palate of Milford’s[…]

Franco is Hiring an Account Executive

Do you have an affinity for all things highly engineered and a knack for uncovering angles that cut through the clutter of today’s media market? If so, Franco needs someone like you! We’re looking for a creative, detail-oriented Account Executive with at least three (3) years experience. Automotive, tech and/or B2B experience required. The ideal[…]

Interviewing for Video: 5 Best Practices

The popularity of videos has grown exponentially over the past few years and trends show that it’s not stopping any time soon. If you’re working in PR, marketing or social media, you’ll probably have to record a video at some point. Whether you’re a video pro or just starting out, these best practices are going[…]

Bob Bury

Detroit Historical Society CEO shares why Detroit inspires him

We recently had the pleasure to ask Bob Bury, Detroit Historical Society Executive Director and CEO, a few questions about the museum and how Detroit inspires him.   Tell us what’s coming up at the museum: Well you know 2017 is a big year for the city. There’s been a lot of big years for[…]

Franco on the Town

From TV segments to business symposiums, this month we were busy supporting our clients! Marie and Jen attended Avalon International Bread’s bake house tour and interacted with members of the media. James and Pretzel Bell’s Executive Chef, Mike Trombley, stopped by TV20 Detroit to celebrate the restaurant’s one-year anniversary and March Madness specials. Dan and his[…]