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5WPR CEO Ronn Torossian on the State of the PR Industry, Shares Firm’s Outline for Success

2021-07-19 by JamesD

Ronn Torossian, Founder and CEO of 5W Public Relations, one of the largest independently-owned PR firms in the U.S., spoke to Everything PR on how the pandemic affected public relations, the current state of the industry, and how his agency has continued to succeed despite the challenges of the last year. 5WPR has just launched their new tagline – “Built For Now.” How has the past year and the pandemic affected the PR industry? This past year was a turning point for the industry. With the coronavirus and social justice movements dominating day-to-day life, businesses have never had to communicate more,... Read More >

Why press releases are still relevant

2021-05-17 by Ronn Torossian
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Companies have used press releases to get media attention for decades. A typical press release will contain for journalists the contact info of the main person behind a given project or event, information about what is happening, and facts. A press release is not an article; it’s one page of information. Most communications and public relations professionals know what a press release is, but not everyone knows when to use it and how to use it effectively. Writing a press release does not mean media outlets will write a story about it. The important thing for journalists are the questions... Read More >

Engaging TikTok Audiences

2021-04-12 by Ronn Torossian
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The social media app TikTok has turned into a launching pad for plenty of new digital celebrities and brands - some are even using the app to create full-blown businesses. However, the growth in popularity of the platform hasn’t only been benefitting the newcomers, as plenty of traditional media companies have also benefited from TikTok. Companies such as Yahoo News, The Washington Post, and many others, have started turning to the app in very successful attempts to reach new audiences. Many brands have been following suit by adapting the existing content into short-form videos that can fit the app’s format... Read More >

Must Read PR Book of 2021

2021-04-06 by Jade Minh
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If 2020 taught us anything, it’s to expect the unexpected and that doomsday preppers may have had the right idea all along. Thanks to this reality, public relations continues to be more powerful than ever in a crowded, distracted, and confused world. The latter notion is expressed by CEO powerhouse, Ronn Torossian, in his second edition release of, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SHAPE MINDS, BUILD BRANDS, AND DELIVER GAME-CHANGING PUBLIC RELATIONS. Originally published in 2011, Torossian’s updated and revised version covers the changing social movements since its first publication--hitting on everything from the rise of TikTok culture, the fall of retail... Read More >

Why Buyer Personas Are So Important

2021-04-05 by Ronn Torossian
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Trying to determine the right buyer personas can be as challenging as celebrity judges trying to determine who the masked singer is. That popular Fox Network show thrives on keeping everyone guessing. However, that’s not a good place for marketers to be in. As diverse as the two may be, there is common ground between them. Making the correct identification is the key to winning. For marketers, good buyer personas inform marketers on not just who their best customers are or might be, but what challenges, issues or problems they have, and how they’re presently trying to resolve them. In... Read More >

Personalized Portals As Gateway to Customer Success

2021-03-22 by Ronn Torossian
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Marketers know personalization ranks high among today’s strategies to reach and keep customers. Personalized portals have been among the latest used in achieving success. An earlier article cited a 2020 Capgemini survey in which respondents identified personalized portals as one of the top five ways brands could retain their loyalty. A 2018 survey by Statista also reported 88% of U.S. respondents expected brands to have online self-service portals. And contrary to what some believe, the success of these portals bridge nearly all industries and not just a few. In wealth management and insurance, for example, Allianz offers a site that’s... Read More >

Basics of Creating Key Messages

2021-03-08 by Ronn Torossian
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It’s not always easy to communicate with a target audience  to make sure that the company’s point comes across the right way. That’s why businesses develop core messages that they hone and reiterate to the target audience so that people remember those ideas. Whenever a company decides to discuss certain issues, these types of messages can create meaning for the audience. They also provide a way for businesses to control their communication efforts and improve their relationship with the target audience, while also being relevant in PR campaigns. Key messages are an essential tool for businesses and can be used... Read More >

The Future is Online

2021-02-28 by Ronn Torossian
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Many consumers who flocked to digital platforms during the pandemic have expressed their intent to stay in cyberspace. Bread, an online retail financing platform, was among the latest to validate this in a survey of more than 600 customers. What can brands do to improve their position in the marketplace and increase their ROI? When the survey was conducted in September 2020, respondents reported spending more online than three months earlier in July. 47.2% added that they anticipate spending more online this year than in 2020. Bread reported that consumer shopping focus has also changed to essentials and products they... Read More >

The Year That Changed Everything for Crisis PR

2021-01-04 by Ronn Torossian
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After a year of uncertainty and chaos, things have changed for crisis communications and crisis PR, which means public relations experts have to learn more new things to keep up with the new demands. The beginning of a brand new decade saw a world filled with protests, economic uncertainty, and a global pandemic to go song with everything, which has meant plenty of changes in terms of crisis PR. Some crisis PR professionals have even started suggesting that practically everyone has entered this industry. Although certain things have definitely changed in terms of crisis PR, specifically some strategies and tactics,... Read More >

What Marketing To Do Before Launching

2020-12-16 by Ronn Torossian
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When businesses are looking to develop a brand new product, they need to plan a few things before that new product becomes available to the public. And while a coming soon page is a valuable tool in promoting that new product or business venture, as it can function as a sneak peek to the public, as well as a page for the product or business itself, there are several other uses for that type of page. When most business owners are looking to launch their brand new business, they are usually looking to start small and only announce a coming... Read More >

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