Media Relations

Ronn Torossian is a public relations entrepreneur, and an expert in all things related to media & PR. CEO of 5WPR, Ronn Torossian blogs on media & PR and life as a public relations agency owner, and top 25 US public relations firm.

The past two years or so have been a rough road for ride-sharing company, Uber. From repeated PR gaffes that led to the dismissal of former CEO Travis Kalanick, to challenges from hard-charging competitors like Lyft, which has posted...
As the public and political pressure continues to mount on social media platforms to make it safer to surf online, the focus of much of the critique has shifted. Facebook, which spent most of last year and the first...
We all get them, but how much thought do you put into the potential of push notifications to enhance or detract from your brand? Consider this: two of the most important dynamics in any brand relationship are number of...
In the modern 21st century Space Race, there is a clear leader. SpaceX has captured the imagination of the public like nothing since the early days of the shuttle program, when people stopped their day to watch launches by...
You know the old saw, “If you want to have friends, you have to be friendly.” The same could be said for brands interested in connecting with media sources and building relationships in the hopes of generating earned media....
It’s easy for a story to get lost in the constant firehose of headlines being generated in today’s “24-7 and right now” media cycles. Trying to get the attention of a specific media outlet can feel impossible, and trying...
They say it’s not “what you know,” it’s “who you know.” That idiom has some legs, but this isn’t an “either / or” world. If you want to be successful, especially in any form of communication, you need to...
Ever since the massive international emissions scandal, Volkswagen has been actively working to regain its position as one of the top automaker on the planet. It’s been a tough return to that pinnacle, and the company has made a...
YouTube has been taking heat for “not doing enough” to stop or limit so-called conspiracy videos on its social media platform. While the Google-owned company says it’s trying to make some strides in this area, critics argue it isn’t...
They say rap has finally passed rock in popularity among modern music fans. But someone forgot to tell Bruno Mars. The pop star cleaned up at the Grammy Awards, taking home all six awards for which he was nominated,...

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