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May sales numbers may have shown a decline of 3.7 percent, but the outlook for many auto makers is positive. Over recent months, we’ve noticed increased signs of PR activity across the auto sector. We asked a few PR experts at auto companies what they’re observing and the role that PR is playing in their businesses.

“People are definitely buying more cars,” says Kyle Bazemore, senior manager of Infiniti product communications. The luxury auto brand recently re-upped its partnership with Amex Publishing, targeting gourmet foodies at a series of events over the next few months.

“Now it’s getting to the point where customers are saying, ‘I need a car,’” he added.

Ways of reaching those consumers have changed due to a number of factors.

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