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CEO for a top 25 US PR firm, Ronn Torossian is the successful owner of a public relations agency business. Ronn Torossian blogs on business and on what it means to be the successful entrepreneur of 5WPR.

We’ve heard about celebrity macro and micro influencers.  And now, cultural influencers? When boxer Muhammad Ali refused to be inducted into the Army on April 28, 1967 because of his opposition to the war in Vietnam, he became one...
As we look ahead to 2020, it pays to look back at some of the PR disasters of 2019, to glean lessons from the mistakes others made. Some massive, worldwide brands and household names found themselves in need of...
The growth of influencer marketing is undeniable, and the industry is no longer limited to humans; from cats, dogs, and even rabbits, it seems like anyone can become an influencer in this multi-billion dollar industry. Even more surprising, however,...
As 2019 draws to a close, it could be instructive to look back at some of the notable sports PR misfires over the past year. We’re not ranking them or comparing them, only looking to see what we can...
“It’s not so much what you have in this life that matters. It’s what we do with what we have.” That’s one of thousands of quotes by Fred Rogers, star of the popular TV show for preschool children, Mister...
A young mother exercises on a stationary bicycle in the comfort of her home and the internet erupts. Why? Perhaps this is a question that the fitness equipment company, Peloton, is wrestling with at this exact moment. Peloton’s stock dropped...
One size fits all is a term that came out more than 50 years ago to let folks know that certain garments could be worn by people of just about any size.  However, in the area of marketing, that...
With marketers gathering more and more data, the tsunami of information might tend to be overwhelming.  That’s certainly understandable. How to deal with and maximize this flood of information can be challenging. One solution is to follow what famed Roman...
Until 1983, when a software developer Alan Cooper pioneered the concept of customer persona, the word “persona” had been used in entertainment magazines to compare a celebrity whose public persona was bright and bubbly to one of being quiet...
Influencer marketing, as perennially popular as it has been, has always been a bit of a mystery. Yes, the tactic obviously works well or so many brands would not employ it. However, the lack of transparency and standardization within...

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