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I was describing tonight to a new employee who comes from working in a very slow paced corporate environment about agency life, and agency culture, and how each agency or company takes a certain type of personality to thrive – combined with raw smarts or intelligence.

Ronn Torossian, 5WPR on Public Relation Challenges

Sometimes the challenges people run into at the beginning of a new relationship with an pr agency, particularly when coming from working from in house, is time management, and juggling multiple clients (instead of just one), at the pace of 100’s of media outlets, 24/7. It can be a little maddening when you break it down.

Another challenge is coming from understanding one business or one client to understanding five, ten, twenty – or even hundreds over time. So it takes really passionate people who can sell – passionate people who like instant satisfaction (such as instant email replies and instant press), passionate people who are fascinated by so many different industries and brands and want to have their hands in it all – thirsty to learn everything. It takes passionate people that know how to just handle it, when everyone else is weighing them down.

To really build an agency that has found success in so many mainstream and vertical markets, it really takes passion for it all – everything. If you think about it, we work and understand how so many industries come to market and operate, it’s powerful.

Entertainment, Technology, New Media, Cable, Consumer Products, Government, International Affairs, Non Profits, Artists, Marketing, Fashion, Lifestyle, Automotive, Beverage, Pets, Music, Real Estate, Hospitality, Environment, Medicine, Telecom, Professional Sports, Film, TV – the list goes on.

It’s a real coup to be very successful growing an agency in multiple industry sectors – and to be able to really understand and navigate the public relations strategy for any industry in the world.

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Ronn Torossian is the Founder, President and CEO of New York-based 5W Public Relations. He has overseen the company's rapid growth and expansion to the Inc. 500 list, as well as provided counsel to hundreds of companies, including members of the Fortune 500, Inc. 500 and Forbes 400. His work spans global interests, corporate entities, high-profile individuals, regional business entities, government agencies and academic institutions - both on routine public relations matters and extremely sensitive issues. One of the foremost public relations experts in the U.S., Torossian is known for his aggressive, results-focused orientation, as well as his close working relationships with members of the media, influencers, decision makers, politicians and celebrities. At 5W Public Relations, Torossian's client experience has included programs for Coca-Cola, Microsoft, Anheuser-Busch, Barnes & Noble, Cantor Fitzgerald, IHOP, McDonald's, Evian, EDS, VeriSign, XM Radio, Seagram's, The Loews Regency, Bad Boy Worldwide Entertainment, Marriott Hotels, Vail Resorts, Pamela Anderson, Snoop Dogg, the Government of Israel, and others. Referred to by The New York Post as a "publicity guru," by Fox News as a "high-powered PR CEO," by Tyra Banks as a "crisis management guru," and by CNN as "a leading PR expert," Torossian is regularly featured in and quoted by the media, including by CNN, Fox News Channel, MSNBC, NBC, The New York Times, and others. CBS National News said "Ronn Torossian knows spin," and a New York Times feature story on Torossian referred to him as "The consummate hard-driving, scrappy NY publicist." Earlier in his career, Torossian was a Vice President/Group Director for one of The InterPublic Group's (IPG) largest PR agencies, where he was responsible for significant client growth and successful client programs, including work for Clinique, Fox News Channel, DHL, Hard Rock Café and others. A resident of Manhattan’s Upper West Side, Torossian was named to the Advertising Age "40 Under 40" list, PR Week's "40 Under 40" List, is a regular lecturer at universities and conferences, a member of Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and a board member of numerous non-profit organizations.

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