New York Auto Show: Early Morning, First Day for Press

By Brendan Moore

First, it is obvious early this morning that there are more press people here this year as opposed to 2009. The breakfast for the media was crowded, the hallways are filled with people, there are no empty seats in the media communications center, etc.

The amount of media attending in 2009 was the lowest, at least from an observational viewpoint, that I’ve seen in the past couple of decades. And have I mentioned that everyone here last year seemed sort of depressed?

Auto journalists in media center - 2010 New York Auto Show

So, that’s an obvious difference this year.

Second, in my quick spin around the floor early this morning, it looks as if the manufacturers’ stands are more expensive this year – another good sign, and a continuation of what I saw in Detroit earlier this year.

Perhaps everyone is shaking off the malaise of last year – finally.

I’m off to some early morning press conferences – we have three writers here at the New York Auto Show this year, so you can expect updates during the day, and more posts this evening.

Author: Brendan Moore

Brendan Moore is a Principal Consultant with Cedar Point Consulting , a management consulting practice based in the Washington, DC area. He also manages Autosavant Consulting, a separate practice within Cedar Point Consulting. where he advises businesses connected to the auto industry. Cedar Point Consulting can be found at http://www.cedarpointconsulting.com.

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