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Ronn Torossian founded 5WPR/5W Public Relations, a leading US Public Relations firm, in 2003 and has overseen the company's rapid growth and expansion. Under his supervision, the company has won many awards, including the PR Agency of the year for the American Business Awards, and being honored as Inc. 500 honorees on numerous occasions. The firm has over 100 employees, with offices in New York and Los Angeles.
One of the foremost public relations experts in the U.S., Torossian is known for his aggressive, results-focused orientation, as well as his close working relationships with members of the media, influencers, decision makers, politicians and celebrities. At 5W Public Relations, Torossian's client experience has included PR programs for Coca-Cola, Microsoft, Anheuser-Busch, Barnes & Noble, Cantor Fitzgerald, IHOP, McDonald's, Evian, EDS, VeriSign, XM Radio, Seagram's, The Loews Regency, Bad Boy Worldwide Entertainment, Marriott Hotels, Vail Resorts, Pamela Anderson, Snoop Dogg, the Government of Israel, and others.
A New York Times feature story on Torossian referred to him as "The consummate hard-driving, scrappy NY publicist." CBS National News said "Ronn Torossian knows spin," he was referred to by The New York Post as a "publicity guru," by Fox News as a "high-powered PR CEO," by Tyra Banks as a "crisis management guru," and by CNN as "a leading PR expert." Ronn Torossian is regularly featured in and quoted by the media. His Op-eds are regularly featured in the Huffington Post, O'Dwyer's, PRDaily.com and many other media outlets.
Torossian was named the American Business Awards PR Agency Executive of the year, and is a past semi-finalist for Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year. A resident of Manhattan, Torossian was named to PR Week's "40 Under 40" List and Advertising Age's "40 Under 40" list, is a regular lecturer at universities and conferences, a member of Young Presidents Organization (YPO), and a board member of numerous non-profit organizations.
SHARE Sunday, December 19, 2010 Start Small Again; How Small Businesses Can Become Social Media Adept
Naturally, I relate easily to small business owners. Most small businesses in the U.S realize there is "something" about social media and online marketing, but are still extremely hesitant in treating it as seriously as their other operations. I share that notion from a PR standpoint" where social media is now an integral part of any PR plan, with different models suggesting different outcomes.
SHARE Wednesday, October 6, 2010 The Role of PR in "Change-Management"
Now that corporate crisis season is over for most companies, we're witnessing the onset of a new era: change management, or the changes that take place post-crisis. Is it possible that the most crisis-struck companies are the ones still neglecting basic PR practices? Apparently, they did not learn their lesson, for following the public opinion of BP and HP clearly shows that PR is still lacking.
SHARE Friday, October 22, 2010 Retail & Consumer New Media Lessons From The GAP Logo Fiasco
The GAP this week has learned the painful lesson of today's new media world Its fast and furious. Following consumer outcry in social media channels, the brand reversed its proposed logo change. Cue industry criticisms and diatribes by every marketing blogger or columnist known to man"
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, February 14, 2014 Publicity Stunts Work
Publicity stunts work, and brands should consider this alternative, and review some examples that work.
SHARE Saturday, October 16, 2010 My Advice to Brett Favre
I haven't spoken to or met Minnesota's Quarterback Favre, but if he calls, I would tell him he needs to speak up, and damn quickly. I would remind him that large portions of the Tiger Woods hysteria could have been avoided had Tiger stood up quickly and taken responsibility, which he failed to do until months later. It's a mistake in PR and crisis management to keep silent during the heat, and this story will not go away unti
SHARE Thursday, July 29, 2010 How To Focus On Reading in the Uber-Information Era
As a self-made entrepreneur, I believe in the power of reading, and wasn't surprised last week when Amazon's Kindle book sales surpassed print books' for the first time. Information is always being changed and updated, and now the ways in which we retrieve information are following. So, how are people to choose the right way to get their news, books and journals in today's uber-information age?
SHARE Thursday, October 21, 2010 1st Impressions Count: Manage Google
Just last month, Google celebrated its 12th year as the giant who changed the world, and today is the largest media company on the planet. Without overstating it, Google has transformed the personal and professional life of everyone as we know it. Now it's "the result" that should make us aware of how we come up on Google search.
SHARE Monday, April 25, 2011 Donald Trump: Do it or Don't But Decide or your PR Will Be Hurt
If you're looking for a master example of branding, and exploiting the art of publicity, look no further than Donald Trump. When one hears Trump, wealth, luxury, and opulence resonate -- but I think if he's not serious about running for President he needs to stop his campaign very soon he may forever damage his brand.
SHARE Wednesday, August 11, 2010 Making a comeback from a PR crisis: What's next for Al Gore ?
While its always a relief to be cleared of criminal allegations, for high-profile leaders like Al Gore, an acquittal in the court of law does not imply a similar outcome by the court of public opinion.
We tend to remember public figures for their mishaps and embarrassments...
SHARE Friday, September 10, 2010 Going Global Begins with Attitude and Communications
The Labor Day weekend sealed the last of a series of economic data released to the public over the course of the past month and a half. Almost instantly, it seemed to have a negative impact on people's emotions and confidence. For many industries, and even small companies, aspirations have remained on a global scale: Why stay "king of your street" when you can become king of an empire?
SHARE Monday, January 31, 2011 New World Order & New Media Order: how social media changed our world, again
The 1970's counter-cultural poem " The Revolution Will Not Be Televised " couldn't be further from the truth today, as we see governments today shutting down social media, as "The Great Lie" is harder than ever before, as self-created content via social media has spread to the Middle East and worldwide
SHARE Thursday, November 4, 2010 Give More, Gain More: Charity to Assist Growth
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), or donations, can often be seen as window-dressing, but when done right corporate responsibility can bring personal fulfillment through the act of giving. Earning my living helping corporations (and individuals) utilize the media and public forums to build their brand, I am often asked if certain charitable initiatives will help companies make more, or be portrayed better and my professio