Tag Archives: Public Relations

Why Is Facebook Page Reach Decreasing?

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If you have a Facebook Page, you know how hard it can be to get your content to show up in your fans’ News Feeds, says Ronn Torossian – who’s company 5W PR has cemented itself within the Tech PR and Startup PR industries. Competition for this coveted News Feed space is getting fierce: With the number of Pages Liked ... Read More »

Ronn Torossian wonders which Colbert will helm the Late Show

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 It’s official! Comedian, and talk show host Stephen Colbert will take over for iconic David Letterman, as the new host of the Late Show. Ronn Torossian said, while the announcement surprised few, it did raise a good many eyebrows, and lead to some interesting public relations questions. Chief among them is the issue of branding. Colbert has made a name ... Read More »

Public Service PR Takes a Bizarre Turn

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Ronn Torossian agrees, that when most folks think about public relations, they think about a company in trouble, or a celebrity out there promoting their latest work. But, perhaps one of the most demanding aspects of public relations is in protecting and disseminating messages when you work in a public service sector. This is where a Crisis PR Firm can ... Read More »

Don’t submit your PR without pants

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How much information should you really put in your next press release? That’s a question most businesses wonder every time they hit “send.” Where is the line between just enough, and far too much? Ronn Torossian, CEO of 5WPR a public relations firm in NYC, has one answer that may just surprise you. Don’t submit your PR without pants. In other ... Read More »

3 Reasons a Story Sells so Well

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You may not realize this, but there is a difference, in style and intent, between a news piece and a feature story. They each have a different structure, flow, and purpose. While news pieces are meant to inform, stories are meant to engage and motivate an active response. There is a time for both sorts of PR, but in this ... Read More »

Lady Gaga Goes Gross at SXSW

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What do you do when your first gag was to wear a meat dress? Well, if you are Lady Gaga, you become the meat. This may just be a lesson for what happens when you set the bar for customer expectation so high (or weird) right out of the gate. Ronn Torossian, CEO of 5WPR, the top pr firm in ... Read More »

3 Ways to Kill your Career (before it even starts)

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The days of getting a job and sticking with it for 30 years and a gold watch are, essentially, gone. Sure, occasionally you will meet a lifer. Someone who not only hit it out of the park on their first at-bat but also impressed the bosses enough to work up through the ranks on the first go. But stats tell ... Read More »

Pinterest vs. Twitter, Who’s Winning the PR war

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There was a time, not too long ago, when Twitter was the latest social media darling on the net. People were flocking to tweet their latest,and greatest thoughts. To have tiny conversations with people across the room and across the world. But, given the limitless potential for social media interaction, there were sure to be competitors entering the market. When Pinterest released their APP, ... Read More »

3 Tips to Staying on an Editor’s Good Side

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In the public relations game, you will spend quite a bit of time connecting and interacting with editors, producers, and other media gatekeepers. It follows, then, that it’s probably a good idea to know how to interact positively, and profitably with those media gatekeepers. Ronn Torossian, CEO of 5WPR in New York, offers 3 tips on staying on an editor’s ... Read More »

3 Responses to a Smear Campaign

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We all know that haters are out there, and they will, without any doubt, hate. They hate success. They hate progress. They hate innovation. And, this hate inspires jealousy, and all it’s ills. Eventually, some hater will try to smear your good name. How this will be done, and when it will come, will be a surprise. But you don’t ... Read More »

Mid Season Finales Offer Prime Promotion Time

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The holiday season has always been prime commercial time for TV networks. Lots of people are watching, and, with holiday specials, lots of people are watching the same thing. This combination makes for a prime PR opportunity for both popular, and not so well appreciated programs on the major TV networks. There are a lot of reasons why the midseason ... Read More »

3 Elements of a Top PR Campaign

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Everyday, countless press releases are submitted, countless public relations campaigns are launched,c and millions of brands enter the harsh light of the public eye. What happens next depends on an endless number of decisions, and moving parts. Many of these factors are completely outside your control. But, according to PR guru, and president of 5W Public Relations, Ronn Torossian, at least ... Read More »

Education PR: What Matters Most

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From preschool to graduate school, one educational principle remains a debate: What constitutes the “best” school, and how can a student – or a parent – measure this success? This is a question that all educational institutions, public or private, must answer when planning their annual public relations campaigns. But, they cannot stop there if they wish to be successful. ... Read More »

Three Ways to Control the Message

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In most PR situations, there comes a point when you need to take control of the narrative, and define the conversation. The best case scenario is when you start the conversation with a planned campaign, and continue to control the narrative throughout. However, this is also not how things usually happen. In a public relations scenario, there are infinitely more ... Read More »

Sign of Bad Times in South Africa

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By now, the world has heard. South African officials hired a fake sign language interpreter to work at the largest public event that country has seen, well, ever. With new information pouring into the public sphere every day, South Africa is facing a PR crisis. Yes, the country has been seen as backward, dangerous, bigoted and many other negatives. But, ... Read More »

Golden Globes Uproar – Good or Bad for TV Brands?

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Golden Globe nominations have been released. As expected, there are a few surprises, and more than a few unexpected snubs. As you can imagine, it’s the snubs that really have fans worked up in a lather. People who could not even tell you who won the Globes last year are fuming on message boards, and comment threads because their favorites ... Read More »

Fast Food Decision Makes for Some Fresh PR

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The fast food wars continue to rage, and despite all the salads that have been introduced, nothing comes close to what Chick-Fil-A just announced. The “Eat Mor Chikin” company has recently announced that it will cut out corn syrup, dyes, and certain other additives, sometime in 2014. While this won’t make the waffle fries any healthier, this is a breath ... Read More »

Thor Thrives on the Strength of Intense Entertainment PR

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In any Hollywood Good vs. Evil story, the tension between the Good Guy and the Bad Guy is a pivotal selling point. Sometimes, the villain exists just to prop up the hero. Sometimes, he or she helps carry the plot. And then there are times when the Bad Guy turns out to be a breakout star. This is what happened ... Read More »

Van Damme wins the Internet With Awesome Car Commercial

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When it comes to reflexively sharable content, it’s tough to beat an incredible physical spectacle. Violent crashes and “naughty” content obviously have limited sharability. Not so for amazing – almost inhuman – feats. And that’s pretty much where Volvo went in a recent ad for their new steering technology. They asked notorious action hero, and incredibly flexible human being, Jean ... Read More »

How Samsung Pays the Bills

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I can neither confirm nor deny the following story. Some have sworn it happened. Others are equally convinced it’s hoax. Either way, it’s some interesting PR in this generation’s version of the Cola Wars. Read More »