5wpr ceo ronn torossian brand pr

In a world flooded with ads and social chatter, brands often face great difficulty in finding their authenticity amidst the noise. Companies like Pepsi and Apple have spent millions in advertising dollars to create an authentic voice and recognizable brand for themselves. And that may be one way to go about it but spending millions of advertising dollars isn’t feasible for everyone.

Finding a brand voice starts with defining what the brand is and is not. And to clarify, companies can sometimes be composed of several smaller brands so defining what every subset the company consists of is important. A brand can be thought of as a summary of ideas into one simple thought – these ideas coming from people who have formed opinions about products being sold or services performed. Taking these opinions can better inform the brand voice and give a company the tools with which to express the image and positioning they want to project.

At its core, the brand voice is based off emotion – which can be difficult to develop and drill down as society is constantly changing. But it’s this brand voice that allows a brand to make an emotional connection with consumers and get them to top of individuals’ consideration sets. It cannot be forced and it cannot be fake – and it must be powerful; something that anyone from employees to loyal fans will rally around. Of course, that’s easier said than done but an important part of the business that will help brands find the authenticity they’re looking for.

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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.