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Sony Unveils Tape Capable of Holding Almost 65 Million Songs

Sony Unveils Tape Capable of Holding Almost 65 Million Songs

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

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

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

The Power of Anonymity

  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

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

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

HULU & Netflix: The War on Cable

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 »

Why Is Facebook Page Reach Decreasing?

Why Is Facebook Page Reach Decreasing?

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

Ronn Torossian wonders which Colbert will helm the Late Show

 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 »

Don’t submit your PR without pants

Don’t submit your PR without pants

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

3 Reasons a Story Sells so Well

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

Lady Gaga Goes Gross at SXSW

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)

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

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 »

Understanding What’s Important in a Press Release

Understanding What’s Important in a Press Release

Public relations is all about connections, but some people struggle to understand what to put into a press release in order to connect with their audience. In this article, Ronn Torossian, CEO of 5WPR, offers 3 tips for how to connect with your audience, and craft a press release that will get noticed and followed up on. Connection Is your ... Read More »

Mid Season Finales Offer Prime Promotion Time

Mid Season Finales Offer Prime Promotion Time

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 Responses to Positive Press

3 Responses to Positive Press

Everyone wants great press, but how many times do you hear people talking about what to do once you get it? Hardly ever, really. But, Ronn Torossian, CEO of 5WPR, a leading NYC based media relations firm, says there is a right way, and a wrong way, to handle positive press. Here, Torossian offers 3 basic responses he has seen, ... Read More »

3 Elements of a Top PR Campaign

3 Elements of a Top PR Campaign

Everyday, countless press releases are submitted, countless public relations campaigns are launched, 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

Education PR: What Matters Most

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 »

Don’t Tweet Dumbly !

Don’t Tweet Dumbly !

Social media is one of the most convenient ways ever conceived to communicate with the largest number of people. The potential for PR, and for profit, is nearly endless. But there are some pitfalls. A lesson one young professional learned the hard way in a recent – and very public – firing. Her offense? Being incredibly stupid on Twitter. While ... Read More »

Three Ways to Control the Message

Three Ways to Control the Message

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

Sign of Bad Times in South Africa

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?

Golden Globes Uproar – Good or Bad for TV Brands?

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 »