Ronn Torossian

10 Top Beauty Influencers in 2017

Michelle Phan Influencer

Forbes.com recently posted their list of top 10 beauty influencers. We agree with every one of their choices, but also offer you additional information on these 10 and at the end offer a list of another 15 beauty influencers of interest… Zoe Sugg is 27, lives in the UK, and posts under the name zoella. She has developed her own beauty products that ... Read More »

Fintech Public Relations & Fintech Marketing

Fintech Public Relations & Fintech Marketing

  Knowledge is power – that’s not a new concept, but it is a true one. So whatever you can do to learn more about financial technology apps and thinking, the better the marketing campaigns you prepare are likely to be. There are events, conferences, and training sessions that are held about Fintech, so attending those will give you a ... Read More »

After 27 Years, The Muppets Hire a New Kermit

After 27 years, The Muppets hire a new Kermit

For the first time in nearly 30 years, there will be a new voice playing iconic Muppet, Kermit the Frog. Recently, the Muppet Studio announced it was firing Steve Whitmire, the puppeteer who took over the studio’s most recognized Muppet after the death of Muppets creator, Jim Henson. Read More »

Bundle Battle May Write the New Future for Media

Bundle battle may write the new future for media

The secret to cable TVs success was not “all the channels.” It was the fact that cable providers could package and sell “all the channels” together as one product. Sure, customers could add-on “premium” channels like HBO or Showtime, but you were still getting stuck with a bunch of channels you probably didn’t want and wouldn’t watch, just to get ... Read More »

How to Use Social Media to Improve Brand Awareness

How to Use Social Media to Improve Brand Awareness

Social media is one of the most powerful tools in the modern world for many reasons, and it can provide a platform for streamlined communication that many other systems simply can’t match. Many businesses have started to see the value in advertising through social media, but there are subtle nuances to the process that can make or break a campaign ... Read More »

Volvo Self-Driver Focused on Trash

Volvo Self-Driver Focused on Trash

In the race for supremacy in the increasingly crowded self-driving car marketplace, some companies are betting on mass production and general consumer models. Others are chasing specialized applications, but few of them have taken the practical approach of Volvo. That company’s newest self-driver: a garbage truck. Read More »

Spurs Peaking at the Right Time

Spurs Peaking at the Right Time

Can the Spurs do it again? As of this writing, the San Antonio Spurs are set to square off against the Golden State Warriors in Game One of the Western Conference Finals. Nearly everyone is picking the Warriors to take this series. Most are saying they will do it in five games, and a few believe it will take them ... Read More »

Heineken Ad Shows What’s Possible on Social Issues

Heineken Ad Shows What’s Possible on Social Issues

A couple of weeks after an attempt at a socially-conscious Pepsi spot featuring Kendall Jenner failed miserably, drawing the ire of countless on social media and the disdain of media critics, Heineken knocked one out of the park, showing exactly what’s possible when you want to pair your product with a strong social message. Read More »

Local SEO Guide for 2017

Local SEO Guide for 2017

David Mihm has completed his rankings for the Local Search Ranking survey for 2017. This source has been helping businesses for years as they try to make sense of what people search for and how they should focus to increase their search engine rankings. David’s new company, Tidings, is helping businesses by connecting to local search industries. Here is a ... Read More »

Facebook Announces Fake News Tool

Facebook Announces Fake News Tool

Most people agree fake news is a problem on social media. When folks pass around headlines without ever checking the sources, bad – and ridiculously inaccurate – news travels at top speed around the world. Now Facebook is taking action by launching a resource meant to help users identify fake news. Read More »

How to Be Successful with your Companies Corporate Communications Program?

How to Be Successful with your Companies Corporate Communications Program?

These days, many business owners realize that maintaining a strong corporate communications program can empower their company to function more effectively. However, many of these corporate leaders do not know which strategies to implement to ensure that internal and external communications processes are completed with excellence and expedience. Below you’ll find just three of many techniques you can implement to ... Read More »

United Leggings Incident Creates Firestorm

United leggings incident creates firestorm

If the world needed another lesson in why not to freak out over something they saw on Twitter, we got one last week. After a bystander waiting to board a flight saw some people not being allowed on a United Airlines flight due to their clothing, she tweeted up a firestorm. Read More »

Digital Public Relations vs. Traditional Public Relations 

It is important for any organization to have the very best public relations. The positive relationships companies, brands, and individuals build with the public can lead to much higher sales and growth in the long run. In our modern digital age, many organizations have chosen the route of digital PR as their main marketing strategy. However, It is important to ... Read More »

Twitter Takes a Hard Line on “Terrorist” Tweets

Twitter Takes a Hard Line on “Terrorist” Tweets

While some social media platforms are taking a more passive approach to combating terrorism online, Twitter has taken a very proactive approach, and the site doesn’t seem worried about who they might offend. In the past six months, Twitter has suspended nearly 380,000 accounts for promoting terrorism … and they say they’re far from finished. Read More »

Using Public Relations as a Marketing Tool

Marketing and sales are the engines that drive all businesses. The formalities linked to these two very important business operatives are deeply embedded in a highly planned and organized public relations campaign. Public relations incorporate the basics of marketing and sales. Using public relations as a marketing tool is more accessible today than in earlier decades. There are certain formalities ... Read More »

Getting a PR Internship

public-relations-job-interview

If growing up you were dreaming about representing brands, you became a communications student, or you love writing about the media then there are good chances that you were cut out to be a PR professional. However, getting your foot into the door can be many miles away from your dreamland. Competition for PR roles in companies is higher than ... Read More »

When Hollywood invades YouTube, what happens next?

hollywood invades youtube

YouTube has long been considered the place where no-names with big talent can try to get their big break. And it’s worked for quite a few current big names in the music business. But for moviemakers – the actual natural users of YouTube – the social media platform has been less of a springboard. But Ronn Torossian says Brian Robbins ... Read More »

The PR of Privacy: Google wins big

Apple was first to toss down the gauntlet, inferring, if not outright saying Google was not a safe place to surf. Specifically, Apple CEO Tim Cook said when “online services” are “offered for free” (read: Google) the user is not the customer – he or she is the product. Well, it didn’t take very long for Google to pick that ... Read More »

Healthy fast food? Yep, they own that brand.

Food Public Relations Agency

The days of parents pulling through fast food joints without guilt may be over. A generation ago, parents saw nothing wrong with grabbing a bag full of nuggets and fries for the kids on the way from soccer to gymnastics. But since “pink slime” and “Supersize Me,” parents across the nation turn into the arches with at least a little ... Read More »