And now for the headline more than a century in the making: “The Cubs Won the World Series” … even if you don’t love baseball, you probably like a hard luck story turned around. And, when it comes to pro sports, is there a better rags to riches story than those “Lovable Cubbies.”
For a generation of kids, Nintendo was THE name in gaming. Sure, there were other companies with other consoles, but they were decidedly also-rans, soundly whipped in the market by the NES and then the Super Nintendo. But the hardest thing about being at the top of the hill is staying on top.
There are several types of bloggers—those who do it to keep their families up-to-date and post photos of their children, those who blog because they have a particular interest in a subject or hobby and bloggers who deeply love a topic that they have become experts in that niche and have developed a significant following. As a result, certain leverage bloggers to test their product or service and share their thoughts with their followers. The blogger may be compensated, get the product or service … READ MORE »
A brand must be prepared for a possible reputation crisis caused by its influencers or spokespeople. To be as prepared as possible, here are some steps to take should a reputation crisis occur.
It’s a simple and easy step, but oftentimes, one that gets forgotten. Find an alert system that works for you. There are a variety of options: free alert systems, paid ones, comprehensive systems, but decide on one and get it functioning. If you want to thoroughly research the matter before … READ MORE »
There’s a reason drafts are becoming some of the most interactive programming in professional sports. The shows are not just about who the teams pick, they’re about uniting the fans and filling the faithful with hope so they will show up for games, buy merchandise, and Talk Talk Talk about “their” team. And this draft gave teams and fans plenty to talk – and argue – about.
In a digital world where consumers expect businesses to be transparent about who they are and what they stand for, companies that send mixed messages make it difficult for consumers to connect with their brands.
Even though every brand has a purpose, not all brands know how to effectively communicate their vision, voice and values to consumers. This is compounded by the fact that most marketers manage more than one social network and simply don’t have the time or resources to create a … READ MORE »
Public relations (PR) at it’s core is designed to manage the spread of information between an individual and an organization – bridge that together with social media and you’ve got yourself a dream team! PR traditionally consist of several different factors such as:
Building brand awareness Creating interest Brand management Stimulating Demand Providing Information
Traditional marketing efforts alone are good; but, when combined with social media advertising, they can propel brands and influencers to achieve heights of success that were previously limited.
What Does Social Media Advertising Consist of?
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Given how consumers are becoming more digital and are demanding more authentic relationships with the brands they love, the value of social media for C-level executives has never been important. From elevating their personal brands to cultivating business relationships to sharing their unique voices with consumers, employees and industry peers, senior executives are finding innovative ways to increase their online visibility and drive engagement.
Become a Thought Leader in The Digital Space
According to a 2015 CEO.com report, 61% of CEOs have no … READ MORE »
In a world flooded with ads and social chatter, brands often face great difficulty in finding their authenticity amidst the noise. Companies like Pepsi and Apple have spent millions in advertising dollars to create an authentic voice and recognizable brand for themselves. And that may be one way to go about it but spending millions of advertising dollars isn’t feasible for everyone.
Finding a brand voice starts with defining what the brand is and is not. And to clarify, companies can sometimes be composed … READ MORE »
Reputation management is no easy feat for any company. In fact, the bigger the company, the less control it seems to have over people’s beliefs about its corporate values and decisions. Need some convincing? Take a look at industry leaders like Wal-Mart and Bank of America, versus smaller competitors like Target and SunTrust. The perception is not the same.
As a result, many companies turn to a more subtle form of brand management, which involves creating new brand ambassadors. These ambassadors are … READ MORE »
“PR is a mix of journalism, psychology, and lawyering - it’s an ever-changing and always interesting landscape.”
Ronn Torossian, CEO of 5WPR
"In the long run it's the daily actions of a brand that determines its overall image."
Ronn Torossian, CEO of 5WPR
"Talk isn't cheap - it's undervalued."
Ronn Torossian, CEO of 5WPR
"A company that knows itself can capitalize on its strengths and see competitive advantages where other might see weaknesses."Ronn Torossian, CEO of 5WPR
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Ronn is the CEO of 5WPR and author of best selling PR book, For Immediate Release: Shape Minds, Build Brands, and Deliver Results with Game-Changing Public Relations, and a regular contributor to Fox News, Huffington Post, Business Insider, Insights Wired, Everything-PR and more.