From a mop-headed East Coast hot rodder to a proper PR pro, Marty
Schorr has lived through the changes of auto journalism from the
‘60s to the disruption of the Internet. During that time he has been the
editor of nearly a dozen automotive magazines including: Cars,
Hi-Performance Cars, Custom Rodder and Speed and Supercar.
He was the founding editor of High-Performance Pontiac and the
top Corvette enthusiast publication, VETTE. He also
published Quicksilver Communications' library of brand-specific
Marque Series enthusiast books in the early1980s. For 18 model
years he was Buick's East Coast PR reprehensive.
In the early days
he was a notable member of the aggressive East Coast, "show us what you
got" auto writing contingent that came to the annual long lead previews
staged by Detroit's Big Three at their proving grounds. The
fierce competition in the nation's media center and the gold then in
newsstand sales and one-shots, made the East Coast scribes'
entrepreneurial journalism understandable.
It was in marked contrast with the California cool of the West Coast
writers who treated the annual rollouts of the year's models like a wine
tasting at a brothel.
Perhaps they were secure in the complicit understanding that it was not
a journalistic enterprise they were engaged in but an elaborate
marketing plan to launch the year's new models. And, for some, the
knowledge that during the 'Golden Hour' for car photography when
the other writers were enjoying Midwest haute cuisine they would be able
to sneak some live models onto the guarded proving grounds to spice the
sheen of their new vehicle shots.
By that time, Marty Schorr was probably winging back to New York with
plans for the next newsstand cover and one-shot he and his associates
But that's yesterday. He's just finished writing a
book with a Fall
on-sale date for Motorbooks. Title is Ford Total Performance,
focus on HP activities from 1961 to 1971, with lead chapters on
the 1920s Fours, 1930s & 1940s Flathead V8s and 1950s Y-Block
V8s. That's in addition to writing his
blog, maintaining his PMPR automotive PR and marketing agency
launched in 1982 and fostering the Sarasota Auto Club for Car Guys
Who Lunch now with satellites in Florida, Washington, DC, New
Jersey, Canada, Germany and Iran.
He has a no-bs resume of achievements and innovations that have made him
a deserved, frequent recipient of awards from various automotive groups.
His most recent award: an honorary membership in the Automotive
History Preservation Society. No doubt with more to come.
Instagram's blog announced, "An all-new Explore page,
with trending Tags and Places, and more powerful search that
makes it easier to find the people, places, and tags you're
looking for. With more than 70 million photos and videos posted
to Instagram every day, wherever something is happening, chances
are you can see it here."
Laurie Sullivan tells
us in Search Market Daily that for improved image recognition Google is "building
Artificial Neural Network where the software is
capable of recognizing, learning, and eventually, generating its
own network in the likeness of the original." The
company's Artificial Neural Networks "rely on software based on
the structure of how biological brains learn when being shown
millions of images."
Carol Driver reports in Mailonline that the
Daily Mail "is teaming up with two of the world's biggest
names in marketing, content and community to launch the first
joint global digital content agency." Named Truffle Pig
because the "truffle pig finds the rare and tasty" according to
Jon Steinberg, CEO of the Daily Mail. Joining in the
venture are the social app Snapchat and WPP
Gizmo's Maddie Stone
reports, "Beginning on July 1st, authors who self-publish
through Amazon's KDP Select Program will be paid for each
page that remains on the screen long enough to be parsed, the
first time a customer reads the book." It is an experiment to
better adjust authors' payments to the number of pages they
publish on Amazon. . . . . Apple News on the other hand,
the aforementioned Sullivan, reports, is using the old "unless
you opt out" ploy to tell internet author/publishers it will be
using stuff they post and they are not entitled to any revenue
from ads placed with it.
OneX Content Studio is a new venture by Radio One
that reaches 82% of the nation's African-American population
across all platforms.
According to Tom Forbes in
Content Marketing Insider, OneX is working directly with
brands and their curators to produce branded content campaigns.
If you are interested in "practicing good, old, traditional journalism
applied to a different source of information and a different means of
communicating with people," 6 lessons in social storytelling from 6
months of reported.ly is a good place start. Journalism.co.uk
carries the story written by : Madalina Ciobanu. . . . And, if
you are interested in making money by off-setting the drain on revenue
from ad-blocking, Laurie Sullivan tells in SearchMarketing
Daily of a new company, Sourcepoint, that will offer readers
advertising, personalized advertising, or pay for a subscription with no
or fewer ads. . . .Or, if you want to earn more money from your
endeavors, David Rodnitzky, in
Am I The Top Online Marketing
Writer? for Search Insider provides statistics that spending money to be
named, elected or selected, tops in your field may not be ethical but it
If you want to do it the old fashioned way, John O'Hara in a
Media Agency Daily (MAD) offers some useful tips in his commentary:
Excelling In the Age of Experience: Experiment, Have Passions, Be
Annoying. They are based on his belief that, "It's also much easier
to pull inspiration from a larger toolbox of memories and
cross-pollinate ideas in richer and more imaginative ways. . . .Then
you could take the easy way: Wibbitz, a new
company that takes print copy and within seconds spits it back out as
shortened broadcast-like audio copy with accompanying video that matches
the words in some logical way, as P.J. Bednarski tells it in
OnlineVideo Daily. An example Wibbitz provided took the news story
about President Obama's meeting with Cuba President Raul
Castro that was an ordinary print wire story on Websites, and
redressed it as a video.
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While the future will belong to autonomous cars, most pundits believe,
The Detroit Bureau's Paul A. Eisenstein cites the prediction of Brian
Johnson, a Barclays automotive analyst, that
autonomous cars will lead
to a tremendous drop in U.S. Auto sales: from the current 17 million
vehicles per year to 9.5 million within the next 25 years. Reasons for
this drop: Autonomous vehicles shared by an entire family.
Shared vehicles that might be summoned by a smartphone app, much like
the current Uber and Lyft systems and pooled autonomous vehicles that would be shared among multiple riders,
much like a bus.
TU-Auto.com reports It won't make a Land Rover
autonomous but a new smart phone app Jaguar Land Rover has developed can
make it a
remote controlled car "that will help make real driving safer
and more enjoyable," quoting Dr Wolfgang Epple, JLR's Director of
Research and Technology.
In that same TU-Auto.Com update on autonomous car development, there is
a link to a video clip
to another, related development: Samsung's Safety Truck with a
four-camera screen on its back doors that provides a trailing motorist a
clear view of the road ahead of the truck. Not so great a need now in
the U.S. with so many multi-lane highways and freeways but a meaningful
improvement for drivers wanting to pass a truck on a two lane road. You
can see it here:
Michael Knab's Legendary Car Life.com reports this year's 17th Annual
Gumball 3000 had 100 cars entered at $40,000 per pop. This year's
event included stops in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, German, the
Netherlands, Reno, San Francisco and Los Angeles before finishing in Las
Vegas. However, description of the event after it hit the states sounded
very much like Brock Yates "Cannon Ball Baker Sea-to Shining-Sea
Memorial Trophy Dash" and the movies it inspired, but there was no tip
of the hat to Yates.
As of July 1, pretty much only Automotive
History Preservation Society members will receive copies of its No
Limits Magazine. A $25 check made out to Automotive History Preservation
Society, and sent to P.O. Box 467, Perry, MI 48872 will get you a
membership and its exclusive license plate. . . . . The National Safety
Council warns, "the vibration of Apple's Smart Watch when it receives a
notification, could be very difficult to ignore; a natural impulse will
be to look at our wrist. This could take a driver's eyes off the road
and mind off the drive -- a recipe for disaster." Steve Smith, writing
in Mobile Insider, agrees with the NSC despite some studies that differ.
He asks, if "an unexpected consequence of wearable media is deeper user
involvement in curating their own media experiences?"
When it comes to driver distraction he thinks the answer is "Yes" and
wearable devices put users in more direct control over their media
experiences and makes them more active gatekeepers to their own
What sounds like a welcome development for DIYers,
comes from Permatex: a self-fusing, waterproof Silicone tape.
According to the press release: "This fast acting tape bonds to itself
and instantly creates an airtight, waterproof seal, which can be used
for quick and secure repairs on hoses, pipes, cables, wiring, electrical
connections, and more."
awards and events
The ladies are in the spotlight this awards season. . . .Three
Landspeed Louise Noeth's blind entries in the 2014
All-America Racing Writers & Broadcasters
Association National Competition were named winners by
independent judges from academia. Her Women in Drag Racing: Hear
Them Roar for the NYTimes was first in the newspaper feature
writing category, her A
Century of Speed for the Society of
Journal was first in magazine feature
writing and she took second
photography-print action for her
Push-Started to Glory shot in the UK's Custom Car Magazine.
. . .Car Coach Lauren Fix was named a 2015 "Woman of Influence" by
the Women's Industry Network. WIN honored her as a "liaison
between the repair shop, the automotive boardroom, and the
average driver's home garage." . . . Linda Vaughn, the "Miss
Hurst Golden Shifter" and "The First Lady of Auto Racing" has
been named the first recipient of an honorary Jim Chapman Award
for Excellence in Motosports PR. It is an extension of the
Chapman Award initiated in 1993 to honor the late motorsports PR
man and executive.
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Bill Ford is slated to receive the Ambassador for
Humanity Award from the Institute for Visual History and
Education founded by director Stephen Spielberg. . .
will be the honoree for the March 11-13, 2016 Amelia Island Concours
d'Elegance. He is a two-time Lemas winner and was the 1985 World
Sports Car Champion. . . Porsche, Kia, and Jaguar were 1,2,3, in
the 2015 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study that ranks new cars on
the basis of number of complaints by owners per hundred cars
during the first 90 days of driving them. Completing the top 10
brands in the study are, in order: Hyundai, Infiniti,
Chevrolet, Lincoln, Lexus and Toyota.
The U.S. Senate has designated July 10 as, the sixth annual
"Collector Car Appreciation Day." SEMA encourages enthusiasts to
take part in planning and participating of events in their
to celebrate and raise awareness of the vital role automotive
restoration and collection plays in American society. SEMA
maintains a list of scheduled events to commemorate
the day at:
Two sessions of the 50th
annual CAR Management Briefing Seminars August 3-6 in Traverse
City, Mich. will explore "how technology and design go hand in
hand as we reimagine the future of the automobile." For more
details: www.cargroup.org. . . .The
Blackhawk Museum is
offering a special VIP bus day trip to the Pebble Beach Concours
d'Elegance on Sunday, August 15. Details for the $450 package
can be found here:
. . The Charlotte Motor Speedway bills its upcoming AutoFair
Sept. 24-27 as, "The largest automotive extravaganza in the
world. More than 70,000 visitors will turn out to see some 50
car clubs, 1,500 collectible vehicles and 10,000 vendors, as
well as feature displays ranging from NASCAR Hall of Famers cars
to incredible restorations to new auto reveals – and everything
in between." . . . . The nation's premier (and only) self-named
CrapCan auto racing series will export its brand of no taste
competition to Australia for a LeMons race in New South Wales,
NEMPA members will be Chrysler's guests for dinner and a
Boston Red Sox game with the Detroit Tigers, July 24.
IMPA has organized a July 14 conference with guest experts on Media,
Monetization and You: The Future of Automotive Media followed by
workshops on Social Media, Content Creation and Personal Branding. Guest
speaker, resource people scheduled: Sree Sreenivasan, Chief Digital
Officer, Metropolitan Museum of Art on the new era of media; Scott
Monty, recognized by Forbes as a top 10 social media influencer, on
audiences and authenticity; Rene Syler, television journalist, host and
creator of the blog Good Enough Mother, on personal branding; Suzanne Kantra, founder of
Techlicious on building a business from a
journalistic passion; Rich Jaroslovsky, VP of content, SmartNews, on
trust; Daymon Patterson on getting millions of YouTube views. For
information and registration:
Guest Sponsor of the
Pinehurst Concours d'Elegance paired a dozen local high school student
auto enthusiasts with world –class judges who teach them the fine points
of automotive restoration or preservation while the students tabulate
the scores using Samsung tablets. The top student-judge gets a $2,000
scholarship for post high school automotive studies.
A Porsche Boxter GTS took top honors in the fifth annual Topless in
Miami event presented by Haartz and judged by members of SAMA.
Pictured (l-r) are the 2015 SAMA Topless in Miami winners -- Mazda MX-5,
Mercedes E400 Cabriolet, Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe, Maserati
GranTurismo and the Porsche Boxster GTS.
Ed Kemper, host of Island Driver TV, writer for HI Luxury Magazine, provides an inclusive look at auto
related happenings in the 49th state. They include monthly meetings at
the Hawaii Yacht Club for the Auto Lunch Bunch, private showings of new
models, annual parts swap meet, a huge 10-days cruise of cars from all
over on the big island, regular Cars and Coffee gatherings, multiple Hot
Rod shows in July, August and September, SCCA Solo races at Aloha Stadium and a Rally Cross, if a site can be located. The islands'
Car Club is active and recruiting more members.
Visiting autowriters are welcome and should
contact Kemper at Edracers@aol.com to meet with the lunch bunch or find
out about other auto happenings.
Steffanie Savine of the Marx Group marketing and communications agency
has been elected president of the Automotive Communications Council. The
council is: for marketing and communications professionals in the auto
care industry. For more information, visit
Nancie Boland at 573-723-1868 or email
MPG members Mark Vaughn and Matt DeLorenzo have organized a celebration
of the life for friends of their friend and colleague Denise McCluggage.
The celebration will take place at the Shelby Museum in Gardena, Calif.
on Thursday, July 9 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm.
The Petersen Automotive Museum surpassed its crowdfunding goal of
$30,000 to restore a rare Los Angeles-built 1948 Davis Divan
three-wheeled car. A campaign through the Indiegogo site generated
$33,681 for the project. Museum Executive Director Terry Karges said,
"With the museum's current resources and Capital Campaign fundraising
efforts going toward our year-long total transformation, the public's
generosity will allow us to restore our rare Davis to like-new condition
for our grand re-opening in December."
MPG members are the guests for a night of racing on July 14 at Irwindale
Speedway outside of L.A. They will get trackside tours and are invited
to bring show cars of their own for viewing and a lap around the track.
Each member can bring up to four guests at $5.00 each. . . .
23 classes have been established for the 23rd annual Palos Verdes Concours d'Elegance on Sunday Sept. 20. Featured marques will be
Cadillac, Darrin Coachwork, and Ferrrari.
www.pvconcours.org or call 1-866-522-7746.
Facebook is going to make it easier for you to confirm what you already
believe. According to Gavin O'Malley of Social Media Daily, the
algorithm for Facebook's News Feed is being adjusted to factor in the
time you spend viewing stories. "For example," he says, "if someone
hovers over a piece about political affairs, they are now more likely to
see similarly scandalous stories in their News Feed. . . . And, this has
impact in an election year as the Pew Research Center's study of
And Political News, which actually also looks at viewing habits of
Boomers and Generation Xer's, as reported by Amy Mitchell,
Jeffrey Gottfried and Katerina Eva Matsa, raises the
possibility that social media will become the local TV News source for
the next generation.
Whatever source it will more than likely be
digital. While daily per capita consumption of digital consumption is
trending up, traditional media usage is trending down, according to Joe Mandese's in
Media Daily News snapshot of
Consumption Forecasts. Since 2010, he reports, estimated per capita
usage of the Internet has doubled worldwide from 59.6 minutes to 109.5
minutes daily in 2014. During this same period traditional use of
traditional media-TV, Newspapers, radio and out-of-home – have decreased
about one half hour per day.
The ascendancy of social media as a
news source may well be the motivation for five broadcast TV groups,
ABC, Cox, Hearst, Media General and Raycom forming a free joint venture
called NewsOn, Peter Bednarski reports in his Vidblog for
Daily. He says the new venture "will offer live and on-demand local
newscasts from around the country, all in one place." It is scheduled to
start this fall.
In another report, Bednarski notes that the new
YouTube Newswire, "basically a joint venture with news video collector,
Storyful, "could substitute for a variety of video places you visit for
news now." The venture combines the world-wide citizen-journalism of
YouTube with Storyful's business of verifying video content for news
organizations and is likely to create, "a channel that should become
very powerful indeed," Bednarski predicts.
Erik Sass writes in
Media Daily News that The Wall Street Journal is about to join the rush
to more digital news distribution with "What's News," a new mobile-only
news app offering its subscribers a condensed look at top stories and
breaking news across a range of the newspaper's reporting of top stories
and breaking news. . . . And yet another new "round-the-clock, all news,
nothing but the news" channel debuting this fall is "Fox News Headlines
24/7," a partnership of SiriusXM and Fox News.
reflecting the increased reliance on digital is the continued shrinking
of print. Nearly a third of the San Diego Union Tribune employees will
be laid off by its new owner The Tribune Company. Most will follow a
consolidation of its production operations with the Los Angeles Times,
also owned by The Tribune. Only nine U-T newsroom employees are slated
to go. And, Gannett is in the process of creating separate public
companies of its broadcast and print operations and foresees its USA
Today operations going all digital in five years.
For what it's
worth, the headline on another Erik Sass post reads, "Supreme
Court Rules in Favor of Moderately Psychotic Facebook User."
across the finish line
Denise McCluggage - Race car driver and auto writer for half a century
known for an intelligent and sensitive recounting of her thoughts and
feelings when behind the wheel or as a passenger in an excellent car on
a challenging road or track.
LeRoi "Tex" Smith – Racer, car builder, writer, editor, promoter
extraordinaire of all-things hot rodding, author of "We Came In Peace" a
story about the first moon landing.
Word of the passing of three dragracing stalwarts from his father's era:
Chet Vetter, Don Weaver and Bud Coons
was sent along by Richard Parks, son of the late Wally Parks.
Bill Huth - Work-a-day scrapper who built a run-down Willow Springs Racetrack into a going and still going LA resource for racecar drivers, builders/designers and motorsports fans
Jim Healey–Auto writer for USA Today for 27years, retired the last week
in May but reports he intends to return to the fray after a
well-earned respite. He can be reached at:
email@example.com. . . . . Already back in the fray is 23-year
Times advertising writer Stuart Elliott who accepted a buy out in May
and now writes the Stuart Elliott
www.MediaVillage.com, which describes itself as "the most
robust thought-leadership and knowledge content platform serving the
media, advertising, marketing and entertainment communities."
Chris Evans has been named to succeed Jeremy Clarkson as
host of the widely popular BBC TV Top Gear which became the most popular car show worldwide under Clarkson,
who was sacked in March by BBC after a physical altercation with a
producer. Evans has hosted BBC's Breakfast Show
for five years and among his bono fides for the post is a multi-million
dollar car collection of his own, Clarkson's two sidekicks on the show will not return
and Evans is accepting audition tapes for replacements. Meanwhile
Clarkson is readying a new show for commercial TV.
Diane Anton, formerly with BMW
communications, is now manager of corporate communications at Subaru.
Phone: 856-488-5093 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org . . . .
Ed Sunkin has left
Babcox. Greg Jones is his replacement
. . . Debi Brand has replaced Per Schroeder at GrassrootsMotorsports,
email her: email@example.com. Schroeder has moved on to
Stoddard NLA, a Porsche vintage parts outlet . . . .The domain name for Lemay Museum is
Glenn F. Campbell
Collector Car Appreciation Day|
Luncheon ,Proud Bird, L.A. MECUM Auctions
Luncheon, CATA, Nissan
Luncheon, Nat'l. Press Club, Driver Distraction
Autobahn Night, The Inn at St. Johns, Plymouth, MI
Italian Happening, The Inn at St. Johns, Plymouth, MI
Concours d’Elegance of America|
St. Johns, The Inn at St. Johns, Plymouth, MI
Night at the Races,Irwindale Speedway, Irwindale. Calif.
Management Briefing Seminars, Traverse City, MI
Woodward Dream Cruise|
Frankfurt Motor Show Press Days|
Frankfurt Motor Show Public Days|
Test Days, Monticello Motor Club, Monticello,NY
DAC, Detroit, MI
Fall Rally, Joliet, IL
Consumer Reports at the DAC, Detroit, MI
Tokyo Motor Show Press Days|
Tokyo Motor Show Public Days|
Tokyo Motor Show Public Days|
Los Angeles International Auto Show |
Press & Trade Days, Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles International Auto Show |
Public Days, Los Angeles, CA
Milestone From a Reader
On June 8, 2015 I released episode #1100 of Radio-Road-Test, a
weekly radio program I produce and host, that features driving
impressions of an American or foreign car or light truck. It
premiered in national radio syndication in January 1993. That
episode (001) featured a road test of the Buick LeSabre. Episode
#1100 featured my test of the Ford Mustang GT.
I could not have reached this milestone without a lot of help.
To all of those people who've worked with me on logistics and
scheduling of road test vehicles, I'll send a sincere thanks.
Producing such a program each week for 22+ years is in and of
itself a challenge, but one my listeners, stations and
advertisers have grown to expect each week.
Some of our milestone broadcasts are featured in the program's
Databases of past road tests going back to 2001 are available from
the program's road test data page. There is a
and the listener page gives information on
podcast and SoundCloud distribution, as well as the links for
databases and our audio archive.
Our contact page has our updated
Vince Waterson wrote to tell us about the SmartPhone Pedal he's
The smart phone pedal is another pedal mounted on the car floor so that it can
be easily accessed by the driver's other foot. The pedal enables the driver to control all aspects of the smart phone software including GPS, contacts directory to initiate a phone call and SMS texting. All without the driver taking a hand from the wheel.
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Using his technical skills and remarkable eye, Richard Kelley
made a name for himself in national magazines as a staffer and a
freelancer for his auto photos – particularly auto racing.
Fortunately, after a too-long journey on the rough seas of
corporate PR, he has returned to his calling and produced a
remarkable soon-to-be-published collection from his archive of
Formula 1 photos from the ‘70s to 1984. Instead of the
spectacle, excitement and glamour of auto racing, he focuses on
the emotions, tension and camaraderie of the participants.
example, instead of crashes, a youthful, intense Francois Cevert,
is shown about to depart on his drive to eternity on an
unfinished last practice lap at Watkins Glen. Or, two men
watching over a racecar on a grey dawn as if they were guarding
and calming a thoroughbred before it was called to the post. In
another, two drivers chatting about quirks of the track on which
they would shortly risk their lives competing against one
another. The book's 208 pages and 160 images take fans as close
as many of them will ever get to being "in" racing.
is by Jarno Trulli, a Formula I driver for 15 years. Kelley
wrote helpful personal notes for each of his photos. The pixels in some of the black and white photos
make it seem that the passions and moments from another time are
emerging and once again coming to life.
"Waiting-A Decade of
Life in the Grand Prix Pit Lane" is slated for publication in
Hong Kong in December with a U.S. distributor to be named. In
the meantime, check
www.richardkelleyf1.com for your own
Jason Fogelson current president of the Motor
Press Guild, has authored a new book: 100 Things for Every Gearhead to Do Before They Die.
He says, "This book, written by
an unrepentant gearhead, explores and enumerates 100
experiences, journeys and challenges that will feed and nurture
every reader's inner gearhead. From great car museums and
collections to stunt driving lessons, from dirt track races to
high speed ovals, from factory tours to hands-on wrenching. It
will inspire, guide, and delight anyone who believes that
machinery can be art.
Part travel guide, part inspiration, part
meditation, and part fun, this book is for the gearhead and for
anyone who wants to understand their local gearhead. Bonus:
Includes portraits and interviews with famous gearheads Jay
Leno, Alonzo Bodden, Adam Ferrara, Peter Sagal and Derek Jenkins
about their favorite destinations and vehicles, and how they
became gearheads in the first place."
Now out from the Ready
Press in St. Louis, 100 Things is available for $18.00 at
traditional outlets or for an autographed copy buy direct at:
Books For Gear Heads
Physics for Gearheads - An Introduction to Vehicle Dynamics,
Energy, and Power - with Examples from Motorsports by
Randy Beikmann is a much
praised new book available from Bentley Publishing.
Check it out.
And, according to
David Bull, Road & Track Editor Larry Webster says, "the best
book you will read all summer" is, Where The Writer Meets The
Road by Sam Posey. To order:
www.bullpublishing.com. You can also
order by calling 602-852-9500, or toll-free at (800) 831-1758.
motoring press organizations
North American regional automotive press associations provide
information and background not easily found elsewhere. If they are
too distant for you to attend their meetings, belonging usually
gives you access to transcripts or reports of these events and other
American Auto Racing Writers & Broadcasters Association, Inc.
Norma "Dusty" Brandel
President, Exec. Director
Automobile Journalists Association of Canada
Automotive Press Association
Jeff Green, President
American Racing Press Association
Stan Clinton, President
Eastern Motorsports Press Association
Ballston Spa, NY
Ron Hedger, President
Greater Atlanta Automotive Media Association
Davis Adams, President
International Motor Press Association
Scotty Reiss, President
Midwest Automotive Media Association
Kirk Bell, President
Motor Press Guild
Los Angeles, CA
Jsaon Fogleson, President
New England Motor Press Association
Craig Fitzgerald, President
Northwest Automotive Press Association
Nik Miles, President
Phoenix Automotive Press Association
Cathy Droz, President
Rocky Mountain Automotive Press
Andre Smirnov, President
Southern Automotive Media Association
Bill Adam, President
Southeast Automotive Media Organization
Texas Auto Writers Association
Truck Writers of North America
Tom Kelley, Executive Director
Western Automotive Journalists
San Francisco, CA
Washington Automotive Press Association
Les Jackson, President
quotes to note
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we've seen marketing, positioning, storytelling emerge
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Too Embarrassed to Ask: What Is Apple TV, Anyway?
" -does "Apple TV" refer to the hardware that exists today, the
cable-killing video service that Apple is trying to create or a
theoretical Apple-branded television set?"
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makes them irrelevant"
- Tom Goodwin, Online Spin
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"Consumers have effectively created a tragedy of the commons –
each acting in their own "best interest" while sacrificing the
greater good of the very resources they look to consume."
-Eric Berry, Native Insider
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