Wow! What a day – exhausting and exhilarating. Hour after hour, day after day – PR –non-stop fun & draining at the same time. And they call it work?

•     6:00 AM – Did the loop on my bike in Central Park before a quick steam at the gym.

•     8:30 AM – Breakfast meeting. I remembered en route why I never leave my office during the dreaded UN Week in NYC – horrible traffic. We discussed China-US economies and ongoing PR/communications plans.

•     Mid-Morning – Met with 5WPR client, Limelight Marketplace’s CEO. This is a client for whom I am really very, very proud of the work we have been able to accomplish – regular top-tier coverage. We walked the space and reviewed ongoing activities and campaigns. Enjoyed the time.

•     12:00 PM – Returned to office for a sit-down and a quick bite with a new employee.

•     12:30 PM – Returned a few media and client calls. Returned emails, strategized with a team regarding a client.

•     2:30 PM – New Business Meeting. It was exciting; my team presented a great plan and it was an ideal fit. I hope and think that we will get the client.

•     5:00 PM – Met with an attorney who called last night with a crisis PR communications project. We were hired 30 minutes into the meeting, and that let out around 7:45. Communication is a ‘round-the-clock’ challenge to a large organization.

Now, 10:15 PM, and I’m still at my desk finishing up some internal paperwork. I’m tired but loving my work. And to think, wow, we actually get paid (well) for this … work?

Ronn Torossian


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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.