For many recording artists, controversy is a razor’s edge. Provocative lyrics and stage shows can capture headlines and dominate news cycles, which is almost always great for album sales. Then there’s the other side of the edge… the kind of controversy that creates headlines that can doom album sales. Kanye West is no stranger to either kind of controversy. From interrupting Taylor Swift during an award show to wowing critics and music fans with his production skills and wit, West lives on razor’s edge … READ MORE »
Many brands are shifting their focus from traditional marketing to digital marketing, with good reason. Recent trends are showing a decline in engagement from traditional marketing efforts and an increase in engagement on the digital marketing front. For decades, traditional marketing dominated the advertising industry but there was always a major component missing: the ability to accurately track data. Digital marketing seems to make up for any slack that traditional marketing has when it comes to gathering data. However, in order to … READ MORE »
Presidential candidates must be successful on multiple levels if they hope to make it to the Election Day ballot.
Even then, because of possible irregularities that might affect the vote, as was witnessed in the George W. Bush against and Al Gore “hanging chads” campaign in 2000, candidates have to cover many fronts.
Amid the white-hot glare of media scrutiny, the candidates have to determine the best ways of using earned media—or public exposure that doesn’t cost them any real dollars.
The candidates also have … READ MORE »
Say what you will about Bernie Sanders, the guy knows how to inspire, and he sure knows how to take something and make it bigger. No, not THAT Bernie. The other one. Bernie Ecclestone. The context? Not a presidential race. We’re talking about Bernie’s impact on Formula One auto racing.
Ecclestone, in case you were wondering, is the guy at the wheel of the open wheel series. In his three decades driving America’s second favorite motorsport, Bernie landed deals in excess of $23 billion.
According … READ MORE »
With unsurpassed market share, a dominant global online advertising network, and the ability to single handedly impact a website’s PageRank, it is no wonder companies and search engine optimization (SEO) professionals are ever vigilant when it comes to any potential Google algorithm change. In fact, one of those Google algorithm changes is in the works right now and will be released this April. When it is released, it will forever impact how mobile-friendly websites are measured in online searches.
So, why is … READ MORE »
Maybe you got into business because you were good at something you wanted to get paid for your skills and knowledge. Maybe you are out to change the world, or maybe you just want enough cash in your account for a beach house or a jet ski. Whatever your motivation, there is likely some part of you that wants – no, needs – to make that work matter. To impact your market and influence your industry.
Here are two pieces of bad news: … READ MORE »
Public relations success comes in many forms and there are literally endless opportunities and approaches to achieve this success. But for every “best” way for you to attack a PR challenge, there are several wrong ways and all of them affect reputation. Just because something worked for someone else doesn’t mean it will be a winner for you. To understand the best methods for you to approach your market, you first need to understand how your strengths make you weak.
While social media marketing and viral video sharing may be the hottest marketing trend of the “now,” focusing all your dollars on those forms and neglecting more traditional forms of digital advertising will drastically diminish your success potential.
Keep Decisions Simple
If you want your target market to opt in then MAKE IT SIMPLE to do that…and ONLY that. Don’t bombard them multiple initial options or blast them with strings of choices that lead nowhere. Keep it short, sweet, … READ MORE »
Cable network, Animal Planet, may have found a winner with its Treehouse Masters program. While not – at all – about animals, the show is interesting and offers a broad appeal. The producers also know how to work the crossover angle. In a recent episode of the program, the crew on the show built an incredible treetop music studio for a recording outfit out west. To provide the necessary tension and build for the show, they also teased that the first act to record … READ MORE »
As a communicator I have learned a long time ago to expect the unexpected. Still, I am nevertheless continually surprised, both from both the positive and negative side of the fence. A book I was sent the other day, from friends who publish serious PR news actually, just goes to show the diversity of interest, expertise, and gifted we humans (no matter our profession) are capable of. Garden Super Hero Tales, no less! I bet you never expected a children’s cookbook to cross your path here, … READ MORE »
“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
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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.