Tag Archives: PR

3 Financial Mistakes that could Torpedo your Career

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The story happens so often that it’s almost clichĂ©: a promising young entrepreneur or urban professional is living the American dream with a great gig, open prospects, and money coming in hand over fist. The ending is also predictable: being so caught up in the ride, they forget to take care of things closest to home, relationships suffer, and finances ... Read More »

Getting a PR Internship

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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 »

 Jeff Bezos and the Future of Print News

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When Amazon founder Jeff Bezos bought the Washington Post, he left a lot of folks scratching their heads. Why would one of the guys largely responsible for the massive changes to the print media industry invest in what his own company was helping to turn into a dinosaur? Ronn Torossian wondered too, but not with criticism. Bezos has a tendency ... Read More »

When Hollywood invades YouTube, what happens next?

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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.

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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 »

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 »

Why Profit Sharing is Smart PR

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Are you an entrepreneur interested in shoring up your reputation and building the best success team possible? There is nothing better for your internal public relations with your skilled workers than plain, old-fashioned compensation. It’s a given that top sales people make their careers on commission, but why not share some of that love with your skilled workers, you know, ... 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 »