Ronn Torossian

Apple draws Fire as iPhones are already Delayed

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When you think about companies with PR challenges, Apple is likely nowhere near the top of your list. This is a company that makes the news even when it doesn’t have any real news to discuss. But Ronn Torossian says the company is dealing with a PR issue that might be a blip for Apple, but could be disastrous for ... Read More »

Taco Bell faces Counterfeit Claims and Huge Crisis PR

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Taco Bell is facing a lawsuit and PR nightmare due to two operators forcing underage workers to give out counterfeit twenty dollar bills. Ronn Torossian says that the fallout could severely damage the restaurant’s image and impact sales. Consumers are far less likely to continue visiting the popular chain if they are suspicious of fraud. The family of a seventeen year old ... Read More »

G.E. Shifts Away from a Once Core Component

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  G.E. product groups include a diverse range from aviation and wind turbines to healthcare and trains. Perhaps the most well-known product group is the appliance division. Over a century ago, they started with the electric toaster and electric range, and they were the first to introduce the electric washing machine. Consumers most readily identify G.E. through their appliance division. ... Read More »

What all Media REALLY Wants

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Even when Apple simply announces a press event it becomes news. Recently, several tech blogs and online news magazines led with a story announcing that, in September, Apple will make an announcement. Stop for a moment and think about that. One of the top news agencies in the country has just announced that, a month from now, you will make ... Read More »

Hollywood’s SUMMER of Discontent

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  According to reports, U.S. box office totals are in a freefall, and there doesn’t seem to be an end in sight. Terrible news for the film industry, which has practically owned Get Out Of The House entertainment media for the better part of a century. Even with the standard slate of action adventure movies and big budget summer blockbusters playing ... Read More »

Is Tesla FINALLY Ready to make a Major Market Push?

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There’s no doubt about it, Elon Musk knows how to make the news. For a PR guy, he’s a goldmine. A savvy CEO with interesting ideas, a sharp perspective, and a willingness to say things that will definitely see print. Recently, the head of Tesla Motors sent a letter to shareholders that contained this nugget of fresh-pressed PR gold: “Processed ... Read More »

Winning Matters:  Bill Parcells, Martin Russo & More

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In any competitive environment, what you know is just as important as your abilities. Regardless of talent, without the knowledge to get the job done and win; you can find yourself in a predicament. We have collected some of our favorite quotes on winning to help motivate those that are looking for a unique advantage over their competition. Winning really ... Read More »

Bose Sues Beats Over Noise-Cancelling Headphones

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Two giants of the headphones industry are going head to head. Bose sued Beats Electronics this past week for allegedly infringing on five of their patents related to noise-canceling headphone technology. Bose is seeking to block U.S. imports of Beats noise-canceling headphones with their lawsuit filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission in Washington, DC. The company also filed a ... Read More »

How to Market Your Mobile Technology Company

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Mobile technology is technology that is portable. Any company that manufactures or sells a mobile technology device fits the category of being a mobile technology company. Marketing for a Mobile Tech company becomes crucial, due to the nature of their intended audience. These consumers are most likely tech savvy and do most of their research into new products on the ... Read More »

A Clear PR Message for Lasik Doctors

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For millions, Lasik Eye Surgery has been a complete life changer. No more waking up and struggling to find the clock, or read your phone, or make it to the bathroom without your glasses. In fact, no more looking for your glasses – period. No more worrying about losing a contact at the beach or in the pool, or forgetting your ... Read More »

Pickups Losing Ground to Luxury Cars

Is America beginning to see the swan song of the all-American pickup truck? According to some reports, luxury cars are beginning to not only gain ground, but to surpass pickup trucks as the American vehicle of choice. But, not just luxury cars… FOREIGN luxury cars. Drivers are choosing BMWs, Audis, and other foreign luxury makes in record numbers. Even the ... Read More »

Best Ways To increase Sales in the Food and Beverage Industry

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There has been a definite decision by most consumers to ignore the vast majority of advertising that comes into their homes. This has hit especially hard in the food and beverage industry. With new companies popping up every business cycle, both established companies and up-and-coming businesses with good products sometimes get lost in all of the noise. Below are just ... Read More »

Facebook Social Experiment Issues

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It appears that Facbook purposely manipulated news feeds for hundreds of thousands of its users PR Executive Ronn Torossian 5wPR CEO says. The reason was to study emotional reaction over various social networks. This is the ultimate social media social experiment for facebook. Study The individuals responsible for the study were from Cornell University as well as California University in ... Read More »

Public Relations Tips for Your Business

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No matter what type of business you have, you’ll need to implement an effective marketing plan to let potential clients know about the products and services you offer. Using public relations to your advantage can help your business to gain a positive reputation in the community and could make you a significant professional force in your industry. CEO of 5WPR ... Read More »

Science behind In-Flight Beverages

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Have you ever been on a flight and ordered a drink you wouldn’t normally order? Say for example, you order a bloody Mary or tomato juice. Have you ever wondered why you order these types of drinks on a flight and no where else? This is a huge opportunity for the Beverage Public Relations industry. Well science feels they have ... Read More »

Sony Unveils Tape Capable of Holding Almost 65 Million Songs

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For anyone who has a large music collection, having all of the music files saved onto one smart phone iPod or other portable music device can often prove next to impossible – and as a terrific Tech PR move – Sony Unveils its latest gadget. While these devices are able to hold up to 64GB worth of storage, for anyone ... Read More »

Internet Explorer’s Recent Bug and the Bad PR that Came with it

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Internet Explorer, the Internet browser produced and maintained by Microsoft and the most popular browser currently on the net recently took a major hit due to a bag bug causing them to undergo a major Public Relations Crisis. This bug gave hackers the ability to take over your computer and hack other information from the computer by simply clicking a ... Read More »

The Power of Anonymity

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  In a recent issue of Businessweek, there was an article about one of the biggest mysteries in the entire nonprofit market in America. The Hereditary Disease Foundation is one of the top 5 charities in the United States, but no one seems to know where their money comes from. That is to say, there is one or more anonymous ... Read More »

Mac vs. King – the PR battle of the BIG burgers

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There is no doubt about it, McDonalds is the undisputed king of the fast food industry. But, the Golden Arches’ signature sandwich is facing stiff competition from the aptly named Big King. While imitation is not only flattery, it can lead to strong Public Relations advantage. Burger King never made it a secret that they were copying the Big Mac ... Read More »

HULU & Netflix: The War on Cable

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Some people expected flying cars by now, says Ronn Torossian  5WPR CEO. We’re not quite there yet, but we do have quite a few major advancements that have brought the future to us today, and a lot of those advancements come in the form of entertainment. Over the past few years, as cable TV prices continue to rise, more and ... Read More »