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What are the pros and cons of an EV Motorcycle (According to ChatGPT)

What happens when you ask AI tool ChatGPT to create a blog article for you? Well, judge for yourself…   Electric-powered motorcycles are becoming an increasingly popular option for riders who are looking for an environmentally friendly and low-maintenance mode of transportation. In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the pros and […]

Automotive Industry News – 28th January 2021

This briefing document provides a fortnightly overview of the main automotive industry stories making the news and key product announcements. It also includes some of the interesting stories and campaigns that have made the news from outside the automotive sector over the past two weeks. Automotive news Key industry stories from the last two weeks: […]

Automotive Industry News – 14th January 2021

This briefing document provides a fortnightly overview of the main automotive industry stories making the news and key product announcements. It also includes some of the interesting stories and campaigns that have made the news from outside the automotive sector over the past two weeks. Automotive News Key industry stories from the last two weeks: […]

Automotive Industry News – 19th November 2021

This briefing document provides a fortnightly overview of the main automotive industry stories making the news and key product announcements. It also includes some of the more interesting stories and campaigns from outside the automotive sector over the past two weeks.  Automotive news Key industry stories from the last two weeks: Motoring Ground-breaking new digital […]

Automotive Industry News – 5th November 2021

Industry Snapshot, Automotive and Beyond This is a fortnightly overview of the main automotive industry stories making the news and key product announcements. It also includes some of the interesting stories and campaigns that have made the news from outside the automotive sector over the past two weeks. Automotive news Key industry stories from the […]

Automotive Industry News – 22nd October

This is a fortnightly overview of the main automotive industry stories making the news and key product announcements. It also includes some of the interesting stories and campaigns that have made the news from outside the automotive sector over the past two weeks. Automotive news Key industry stories from the last two weeks: Environmental UK […]

Toyota Distance From Olympics After Listening To Their Audience

  Benjamin Franklin famously said that “There is nothing certain in life apart from death and taxes”. If he was alive in recent times then he could easily have added successful brand sponsorship of the Olympics to his list! The power of the one of the world’s biggest sporting events, beaten into second spot only […]

Subscriptions, buying online and free home deliveries. Welcome to Post C-19 car buying?

It perhaps shouldn’t have come as a surprise when the grim April SMMT figures announced that Tesla Model 3 had topped the most sold list, given April saw the start of the new Benefit In Kind tax perks for EVs. That said, Tesla could find themselves in a continued fortuitous position. They moved to an […]

Is this the end of the International car launch? Or rather, should it be?

I’m going to say something to spark a debate…I think it is the right time to do away with the copybook tradition of the ‘international car launch’. Not just the static one (the old guard motor shows and the trend of destination ‘reveals’) but the dynamic ones too. It’s something I’ve mulled over for a […]

2035 petrol and diesel ban is one thing, but what about the race to renewable electricity?

Last year I bought an electric vehicle, or a BEV (Battery Electric Vehicle) if we’re adopting the abbreviations that dominate the automotive electrification landscape. Today, the consumer has the choice of a PHEV, HEV, MHEV, Hybrid…or for some brands, the somewhat controversial marketing descriptor a ‘self-charging’ car. As we all know, the Government recently announced […]

Motorcycle Parking – Where are motorcycles allowed to park?

Confession time… last month I got a parking ticket. Okay, not a groundbreaking confession, but it was annoying and expensive. And for me is an example of one of the few annoyances of riding a motorcycle – the inconsistent rules regarding bikes, and specifically, motorcycle parking. Since passing my motorcycle test, there have been very […]

Autonomous vehicle software leader, Oxbotica appoints Performance for integrated communications programme

Following the launch of its Technology division last Summer, Performance Communications has been appointed by Oxbotica, a leader in autonomous vehicle software, to handle its integrated Marketing and Communications programme. Since it was founded out of Academia in 2014, Oxbotica has really put the UK on the map at the forefront of self-driving vehicle development. […]

Performance Charges Ahead With Electric Truck Pioneer, Tevva Motors

Electric commercial vehicle technology supplier, Tevva Motors Ltd, has selected Performance Communications to handle its PR and communications function. Tevva, based in Chelmsford, Essex, has emerged as a world leader in the development and provision of technologies that can electrify almost any existing, medium-duty (7.5t-14t) truck. While the ambition, economics and timeline of OEM electrification […]

Aspiration vs Actual

One of the biggest challenges facing digital advertising or branded content is the disparity between aspiration and actual.  We’ve all seen car adverts, on TV and online, full of fun-loving millennials enjoying life to the max, windsurfing or zipping around town (they’ve obviously never tried to get around London!). These are adverts designed to appeal […]

The brave new world of automotive

You could argue that it’s been 17 years in the making but today, we launch our new Technology division. I say that as it’s actually an obvious step given technology fits snugly between our founding pillars of automotive and sports, just like motorsport has always done. When it comes to getting from A to B, […]

FORMULA 1 WANTS ME TO PAY FOR IT. AND I’M OUT.

The first race of the F1 season came and went and I’ve seen, heard and read very little about it. As a kid and lifelong car nut, I used to watch every race religiously. I’d even perch on the uncomfortable chairs in our dining room for two hours to watch races on a 12-inch black […]

Boutique benefits, regional idiosyncrasies and the battle for buy-in: Performance Comms on writing ‘a new chapter for the business’

Peter Ganney describes the regional communications market as “highly competitive”, but says “the deck isn’t stacked against the ‘little guys’”. “When it comes to new business pitches, we usually find ourselves in the final stages up against the big global agencies and sometimes we win, sometimes we don’t. It can be a challenge for a […]

The Greatest Show?

It’s the Super Bowl LIII this weekend.  One of the most watched annual sporting events in the world, surpassed only by the UEFA Champions League final. With tickets costing between $2,500 and $3,000, fans expect to be entertained off the field as well as on the field. And they get it. Music, fireworks, million dollar […]

Triumph Motorcycles – Inspiration Ride – Queen B

To bring the “For The Ride” brand message to life, we worked with a series of famous Triumph riders. Each was asked to take their favourite Triumph Motorcycle on a journey that meant something to them. Queen B took us on a journey along the famous Fosse Way to visit her parents.

Performance Communications bolsters automotive team

We’ve had a busy summer and are delighted to welcome some new joiners to the Performance team. Former journalist Joe Finnerty and Account Manager Chloe Yemm join the automotive team. Finnerty was previously at The Sun where he was editor of The Sun Motors online, responsible for evolving the paper’s digital motoring coverage. Prior to […]

Performance Communications picks up Best Automotive Campaign Award

Sometimes ideas come as a lightbulb moment. Sometimes they need to be dragged out kicking and screaming. Sometimes the idea is so blindingly obvious you can’t understand how it hasn’t been done already. Some ideas are a mixture of all of the above. Our X-Trail 4Dogs for Nissan was one such campaign. The lightbulb moment that […]

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