With midterm elections looming, the folks at Facebook are still desperately trying to reverse a cataclysmic loss of consumer trust thanks to a massive privacy scandal that revealed a myriad of issues with the social media giant. Along those lines, the company is offering a unique level of transparency into its battle against hackers and other bad actors on the platform. The question, though, is will these actions be enough to mollify an increasingly distrustful public.
In a recent report, Facebook is said to have … READ MORE »
The same week Twitter came under withering fire from Republicans and others over allegations the social platform was “shadow-banning” some conservative users, Twitter received another gut punch, this time from Wall Street.
As the platform has focused on “cleaning up” its user base, Twitter is enjoying fewer active monthly users than expected, and that has the company’s stock price falling. Twitter told concerned investors that the company expected some of this to happen as they focus their attention on “purging automated and spam … READ MORE »
Exclusivity is a vital component of any luxury brand’s marketing message, so it should come as no surprise that some brands go to extreme ends to protect that exclusivity. But those efforts do not always sit well with the consumer public, and that can create some PR tension for the brand, especially if it mishandles the messaging related to the issue.
A recent example of this is the upscale British fashion brand, Burberry. It’s well known that Burberry is targeted at a certain, … READ MORE »
Coming right on the heels of the landmark announcement that Tesla had “done it,” the company had created a fully electric family car for a middle-class budget, Tesla was forced to admit production wasn’t quite where they wanted it to be. As it turned out, they were way behind, but they were still taking pre-orders.
The company asked anxious customers to be patient, that they would solve their production problems. Now, it seems, they have. But it’s too little too late for some, … READ MORE »
Having a strong PR strategy is crucial within the hotel industry. Hotels are all about experience, and customers want to know that they can trust the company that’s going to be looking after them – whether it’s for a night or two weeks of vacation fun. In a field as highly competitive as hospitality, the right PR strategy is the best way for today’s international hotels to get ahead of the game.
Of course, planning the right campaign is often easier than … READ MORE »
As the world of audio continues to capture the attention of the public, marketing experts must think carefully about how they can connect with their audience. Whether it’s the lure of smart speakers or audio books there, seem to be countless ways to engage people through audio these days. Companies simply need to discover the best way to get their voices heard.
The good news is that investing in audio content isn’t as complicated as it seems. In fact, there are plenty of … READ MORE »
Sometimes, companies need to do something dramatic if they want to get some attention in an overly-saturated marketplace. In a world where everyone is shouting over each other to earn the interest of the same customers, it’s difficult to make a lasting impression. IHOP responded to that problem by changing their name for a short while to “IHOb”.
Initially, the business known for its pancakes simply changed their name without telling people why they were making the transformation. Obviously, this mystery alone was … READ MORE »
Content marketing has changed dramatically since the days of 300-word blog posts and half-baked articles. In the past, a company could post a handful of blogs once a month and easily get to the top of the Google search results. Now, attracting the attention and loyalty of customers is much harder.
In an attempt to deal with the complexity of the content marketing journey, a lot of businesses have begun to churn out more content as quickly as possible – hoping … READ MORE »
Smaller companies that don’t have access to large followings or celebrity endorsements can still make the most out of influencer marketing and PR campaigns. For instance, let’s take a look at a company called Little Sapling Toys. This company began life about ten years ago, selling products on Etsy.com. Their main product was wooden teethers that were finished without any harmful products or toxins.
Little Sapling toys had no huge selection of influencer followers, or celebrities to work with. … READ MORE »
For people who like to be out and active in the marketing world, public relations might not seem like the most exciting career. There’s a common perception floating around that PR professionals spend their lives behind a desk, answering phone calls and responding to emergencies on social media. While it’s true that a lot of the PR experience can take place online, or from an office environment, there’s a lot more to it than most people think.
“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 Torossian 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.