My Thoughts on Jeremy Lin


The IRS is looking to hire a Public Relations agency – Wow could one imagine a more different engagement? In the latest case of the PR industry being a convenient whipping boy, the Mayor of Vancouver a city with a yearly operating expenditures of about $1 billion for spending $85,934 for PR consultants in 2011. A tremendously small amount to communicate and for “social media strategy and production, strategic political advice, and public relations.” What’s the cost of communicating poorly one wonders? An absurd criticism. Some highlights here

Jeremy Lin is a marketing dream come true, if somebody had a checklist of what a brand should be, Jeremy Lin hits every one. He is Tiger Woods before the scandal, I think he has everything going for him. If he can continue to deliver on the court his possibilities off the court are limitless.

We’ve had clients where you just let them be them (5WPR has represented ex-Knicks Allan Houston and Jalen Rose, and former boxing champion Roy Jones Jr). I don’t think you need to do a ton with Lin. He’s authentic. He’s clearly hard working.

As a sports marketing expert and president and CEO of 5W Public Relations, for me Jeremy Lin is the American dream, a marketer’s dream.


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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.