Crisis PR

Public relations agency entrepreneur, Ronn Torossian, offers innovative crisis PR and public relations advice. Ronn Torossian blogs on crisis PR and on being the CEO of 5WPR, a top 25 US public relations firm.

Amidst the unfolding story of Carnival Corporation, the US-based parent of the operator of the Costa Concordia and their crisis communications strategy (and news that they hired a crisis pr agency), the following book excerpt from my recently released...
It's treacherous out on the campaign trail. There are potential problems at every turn. Any candidate that hopes to be successful must be prepared, anticipate where some of the dangers lie, avoid as many of them as possible, and...
Fascinating case unfolding in Sydney, Australia surrounding a journalist who collaborated with others to expose allegations of sexual harassment against the Speaker- and that the media advisor "used the processes of the court as an instrument in a calculated...
Wow! What a day – exhausting and exhilarating. Hour after hour, day after day – PR –non-stop fun & draining at the same time. And they call it work? •     6:00 AM – Did the loop on my bike in...
I’ve been watching the painful crisis PR news unfold as Ford Motor Company announced massive job cuts. In time, over 30,000 auto manufacturing jobs and 14 plants will be a distant memory. Compound this fact with General Motors announcing...
On the day of the Colorado shooting massacre, a certain advocate for firearms rights tweeted what could possibly be called the most misunderstood, and worst timed tweet in the history of social media. The world had just learned of...
  Ask most drivers and they will tell you it was bound to happen sooner or later, but many didn’t expect it to be this soon. So-called self-driving cars haven’t been on the streets very long, even in test markets,...
To start 2012 right heres a book excerpt from “For Immediate Release”, the new book by Ronn Torossian.  Owing a crisis PR agency, I found this to be a major success in the world of crisis PR. Hit the Books...
Some recent media coverage on the Public Relations industry which I found interesting: Carl Icahn, the legendary business investor is trying to buy a company and in doing so has blasted the company’s “PR Machine and Board.” He goes on...
Wells Fargo bank may just win the worst PR of the year award for the announcement last year that many of its employees had set up huge numbers of fake accounts using the information of real customers. Now, though,...

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