Ronn Torossian: Insights from a Native New Yorker and CEO of 5WPR

Ronn Torossian is the Founder, President and CEO of NY-based 5W Public Relations (5WPR), a top 20 independently owned PR agency in the United States which has been honored as an American Business Awards PR Agency of the Year. The firm’s client work spans global interests, corporate entities, high-profile individuals, regional business, government agencies and academic institutions, managing both routine public relations matters and extremely sensitive issues.

One of America’s most well-respected Public Relations professionals, Torossian has been named Public Relations Executive of the Year by the American Business Awards, and been named a semi-finalist for the Ernst & Young entrepreneur of the year award. He is the best-selling author of “For Immediate Release: Shape Minds, Build Brands, and Deliver Results with Game-Changing Public Relations.”

Torossian is also a partner, Chief Marketing Officer and advisory board member of JetSmarter. He is a regular contributor to Forbes, Inc., Bloomberg, CNBC, and The New York Observer on topics including marketing, entrepreneurship, media, innovation, leadership and New York City. Torossian is a native New Yorker, and a proud father to two daughters. He is a member of the prestigious Young Presidents Organization (YPO).

Munoz Will Not Be United Chairman

Munoz Will Not Be United Chairman

Not that long ago, United CEO Oscar Munoz was riding high. Recently named PR Week’s Communicator of the Year, Munoz was already United CEO and was all set to step into the Chairman’s seat. Then came a series of escalating PR problems and at least one outright PR disaster. Munoz tried to apply those award-winning […]

Marines Change Their Public Relations Campaign

Marines Change Their Public Relations Campaign

The ads are memorable: A daring adventurer scales a cliff and engages in a fight to the death with a massive dragon. He defeats the beast and earns the right to take his place among The Few and The Proud … the Marines. The campaign and others like it emphasized top-shelf heroism and put masculinity […]

How Social Media is Driving this Sports Brand

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Mixed martial arts is big business these days, arguably more popular than boxing, especially in the United States with UFC superstar Conor McGregor getting press every time he pauses five minutes to glance at a camera. When McGregor and boxing legend Floyd “Money” Mayweather tentatively agreed to a money split for a rumored fight, headlines […]

The Importance of Influencer Marketing

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As confidence in traditional advertising tactics continues to plummet, consumers are searching for new ways to find quality products. Now is the best time for companies to focus on influencer marketing. Influencers in advertising are people who have earned the trust of thousands by way of strong online or in-person presence. They are not always […]

Astronaut John Glenn receives a hero’s sendoff

Astronaut John Glenn receives a hero's sendoff

American hero astronaut John Glenn died last week at the age of 95, after a life that almost defies explanation. One of the first men into space, Glenn, a United States Marine pilot, became a national hero when he became the first American to orbit the earth. Later, as a sitting senator at the age […]

Star Wars Drones Out In Time For Rogue One

Star Wars Drone

It didn’t take long for Unmanned Flying Vehicles (AVF), otherwise known as “drones,” to become a hit on the consumer market. Soon, everyone had a friend or neighbor who owned a drone, and school kids were programming them in elementary schools. And, with consumer proliferation, comes consumer choice. That means promotional stunts and product placement. […]