Media Training Ronn Torossina

It was rewarding to speak this week with some of the bright interns whom we have this summer at 5WPR. These young people are so hungry and ready to succeed – a similar energy to the day to day work culture at our NY PR firm offices.

I am very proud that we have developed one of the most competitive and highly sought after internship programs in the PR industry – We receive perhaps 500 resumes for 14 summer positions, and every year a handful of the interns tell us that their academic advisors told them to apply at our PR agency as it’s the place they will learn the most.

The success of our internship program is predicated on the same philosophy that led to the unprecedented growth and success of 5WPR – Work hard, be aggressive, take on and appreciate responsibility. Our interns learn and work in the fundamental skill set required to succeed in this industry. We believe that interns are part of the workplace. Of course every year, we also hire former interns to begin their PR Careers at our firm, and this year was no different. I love the energy that young people bring to the workplace and enjoyed spending time this week with the interns.

On a secondary note, I am counting down the days – there’s only about 3 months until my book is released in October 2011 – “For Immediate Release” will be available in bookstores nationwide, and I am very excited about. Early response from the people who have seen it say it’s a game changer.  Cant wait for all of you to see it.  The book is available for pre-order here.

Ronn Torossian

5WPR

 

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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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