CEO of Top 25 U.S. PR Agency Defines the New Rules of PR With Debut Book Launch: “For Immediate Release”

October 1, 2011 New York, NY – Ronn Torossian, the Founder & CEO of 5W Public Relations, one of the 25 largest U.S. PR firms, is proud to announce the launch of his debut book, “For Immediate Release: Shape Minds, Build Brands, and Deliver Results with Game-Changing Public Relations.” The book is available at bookstores nationwide, including Barnes & Noble, starting October 15th or online on Amazon.

In “For Immediate Release”, Torossian discusses the power of public relations in today’s 24/7 media driven society; while specifically highlighting the case that public relations is needed by any business – “or anyone with a pulse for that matter.” Torossian defines great public relations as “making the impersonal personal” and discusses the importance of helping companies define themselves and become game-changers and thought leaders through carefully constructed PR campaigns.

An intriguing guide-book for any marketer, business owner or Fortune 500 CEO, “For Immediate Release” takes the reader on an insider’s view of an elusive industry that “moves people and shifts minds.” In the book, Ronn captures the complexities of the PR business in plain and simple language. He discloses the strategies and successes of creating his own PR agency, 5W Public Relations, an agency modeled after the core-principles of a no-nonsense approach. He reveals candid insider stories including insights from top-tier consumer brands such as Whole Foods, Louis Vuitton, Zappos, BP, Toyota, and a variety of other fascinating and useful case studies. Additionally, he presents readers with easy-to-implement brand building strategies including how to frame ongoing media debates, integrate new and old forms of media, and develop engaging content.

“For Immediate Release is the perfect handbook for navigating the firestorm of press interest. Ronn Torossian, a master of the PR world, has written a thorough, easy-to-understand resource. Read this book!” says Ben Brafman, legal counsel to clients including Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Sean Combs, and Jay-Z.

“I wrote this book to provide a clear understanding of today’s PR industry and provide insight into how PR can help grow a business, a concept, a person,” said Ronn Torossian. Old PR methods are archaic and today’s PR industry is completely different than ever before. With business, culture and society being highly influenced by the media, people in any type of business need to understand it, adapt new skills and use it to their advantage. Hopefully this book gives people some insight on how to do just that,” added Torossian.

The book is available at bookstores nationwide including Barnes & Noble and for $24.95 starting October 15th.

About the Author

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. A semi-finalist for Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year, Ronn Torossian was named to PR Week’s “40 Under 40” list, Advertising Age’s “40 Under 40” list, and is a member of Young Presidents.

Ronn Torossian
BenBella Books
ISBN-10: 1936661160
ISBN-13: 978-1936661169
263 pages / $24.95
Publication: October 18, 2011

For more information on “For Immediate Release” or to book an interview with Ronn Torossian please contact Please visit the author’s website at


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Ronn Torossian is the Founder & Chairman of 5W Public Relations, one of the largest independently owned PR firms in the United States. Since founding 5WPR in 2003, he has led the company's growth and vision, with the agency earning accolades including being named a Top 50 Global PR Agency by PRovoke Media, a top three NYC PR agency by O'Dwyers, one of Inc. Magazine's Best Workplaces and being awarded multiple American Business Awards, including a Stevie Award for PR Agency of the Year. With over 25 years of experience crafting and executing powerful narratives, Torossian is one of America's most prolific and well-respected public relations executives. Throughout his career he has advised leading and high-growth businesses, organizations, leaders and boards across corporate, technology and consumer industries. Torossian is known as one of the country's foremost experts on crisis communications. He has lectured on crisis PR at Harvard Business School, appears regularly in the media and has authored two editions of his book, "For Immediate Release: Shape Minds, Build Brands, and Deliver Results With Game-Changing Public Relations," which is an industry best-seller. Torossian's strategic, resourceful approach has been recognized with numerous awards including being named the Stevie American Business Awards Entrepreneur of the Year, the American Business Awards PR Executive of the Year, twice over, an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year semi-finalist, a Top Crisis Communications Professional by Business Insider, Metropolitan Magazine's Most Influential New Yorker, and a recipient of Crain's New York Most Notable in Marketing & PR. Outside of 5W, Torossian serves as a business advisor to and investor in multiple early stage businesses across the media, B2B and B2C landscape. Torossian is the proud father of two daughters. He is an active member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and a board member of multiple not for profit organizations.