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.

Spent nearly half of this week ensuring that a certain issue wouldn’t appear in the media for a  client of my crisis PR agency, and happily I can report – nothing was published. As such, I thought to share...
More than a month ago Greg Smith slammed Goldman Sachs in his high-profile public resignation letter. Since then its been continual crisis management for the investment firm.  The job of their crisis PR team wont be getting easier anytime...
When it comes to international soccer’s most celebrated tournament, the United States’ men’s team has posted some disappointing showings in the past, but at least they made it to the dance. Now, though, the US men’s team is out...
My crisis PR agency, 5WPR was pleased today to read the announcement that Liberty Mutual Insurance has added a crisis management endorsement to its new commercial lead umbrella policy form –It’s great that insurance companies recognize the vast importance...
I recently spoke to NBC about Fox News Channel’s firing of Bill O’Reilly, which stirred up the public’s interest and indignation. 21st Century Fox, the parent of Fox News Channel, said in a statement, “After a thorough and careful review...
Life is very bad for National Jerk of the Week, Jared Fogle. The former Subway pitchman lost his gig back in April when police conducted an investigation into ongoing child pornography activities that included a visit to Fogle’s residence....
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,...
Facebook stock has plummeted since its IPO, and the company is in the midst of a public relations nightmare.  From minute 1 of a delayed launch with Nasdaq’s technical problems to the lawsuits swirling around, Facebook is entering a...
Do you have a crisis PR plan in place? Is your plan ready to get ahead of the bad news, grab the headlines and regain control of the message? Maybe you do … but here’s the most important question:...
  In recent years, tech industry PR has been on a roller coaster. From Facebook and Microsoft doing great things to the ongoing reputation for sexism and sexual harassment that has permeated Silicon Valley’s public relations, no matter what else...

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