Ronn Torossian

Ronn Torossian
Ronn Torossian is the Founder and CEO of 5W Public Relations: 5WPR is one of the 20 largest PR Firms in the United States.
So long, bland PR content—hello, conversational marketing!

So long, bland PR content—hello, conversational marketing!

RIP generic emails and posts—those days are gone, and marketing personalization is in for brands that wish to successfully connect with their customers. Recent research by HubSpot reinforced that with findings that 77 percent of customers say a single positive...

Why relevance is critical in today’s comms landscape

Why relevance is critical in today’s comms landscape

“A theatre, a literature, an artistic expression that does not speak for its own time has no relevance,” said Dario Fo, an outspoken Italian entertainer, playwright, and 1997 Nobel Prize recipient for literature. Although much of his work focused on satire, this quote...

Five underrated digital marketing channels in today’s market

Five underrated digital marketing channels in today’s market

The world has been turning digital for years, and the pace of change has only accelerated with the ongoing coronavirus epidemic. In today’s market, small businesses need to focus on scaling effectively, and with the maximum return on investment, but many are looking...

Leaders: Learn this vital 3-step response to a crisis

Leaders: Learn this vital 3-step response to a crisis

When a company reaches a certain level of success, a PR crisis of some kind is all but inevitable. People will make mistakes, no matter how hard they work and how focused they try to be. As has been demonstrated time and time again, it doesn’t have to be someone in...

Tapping the power of social media groups for PR

Tapping the power of social media groups for PR

COVID-19 not only reinforced the popularity and power of social media, it also stressed the tremendous potential of social media groups. Cultivating and leveraging these groups can accomplish many things. It can increase brand awareness, uncover new leads, amplify web...

Three digital marketing strategies for attracting customers

Three digital marketing strategies for attracting customers

The world is changing, and fast. Most businesses are now turning to digital marketing and digital PR as their primary form of outreach, and those that haven’t yet made the shift are sure to do so soon. At the same time, the market can seem crowded, and it can be...

3 tactical tips for mapping out your 2020 social strategy 

3 tactical tips for mapping out your 2020 social strategy 

The new decade has kicked off with a remarkably turbulent start. From COVID-19 to the renewed vigor of the Black Lives Matter movement, brands of all sizes have had to take their social media strategies back to the drawing board. For many brands, this period of...

The 5 best Instagram analytics tools in 2020

The 5 best Instagram analytics tools in 2020

It seemed unthinkable ten years ago but Instagram has become a make-or-break hurdle for most businesses. Whether a brand’s goal is to boost engagement or jumpstart sales using the new Shop feature, it is now vital that digital marketers have their fingers on the pulse...

How Facebook and Instagram are turning business profiles into shops

How Facebook and Instagram are turning business profiles into shops

As of May 2020, social media users will be able to browse and buy products straight from a business’ Facebook Page. While Facebook and Instagram have long supported aspects of e-commerce, including through Facebook’s Marketplace, the budding Libra cryptocurrency...

Instagram announces IGTV monetization—what it means to comms pros

Instagram announces IGTV monetization—what it means to comms pros

Following an announcement last week, Instagram will soon open up a new influencer revenue stream in the form of IGTV advertisements. With many brand deals drying up in the wake of the coronavirus crisis, the move is sure to come as a relief to countless online content...

Brand tips for tapping Twitter’s video marketing explosion

Brand tips for tapping Twitter’s video marketing explosion

How big is the blast when a star larger than the sun explodes? That describes the skyrocketing popularity of video on social media platforms. As video was accelerating 258 percent on Facebook between 2016 and 2017, Mark Zuckerberg was quoted as saying, “I see video as...

3 ways the travel industry can navigate a shared global PR crisis

3 ways the travel industry can navigate a shared global PR crisis

It is undeniable that the entire world is feeling the effects of COVID-19, but few businesses are under such intense pressure as those in the travel and hospitality industries. Both domestic and international travel has ground to a halt, and self-isolation has forced...