Ronn Torossian

In the Name of Purpose: What Core Purpose Drives a Business?

Ronn Torossian

The term “brand purpose” was designated by the Association of National Advertisers as the Marketing Word of the Year in 2018.

Strong Audience Persona Can Boost a Marketing Plan’s Effectiveness

Ronn Torossian

When pushing out content that potential customers of a brand will see, how much thought are you putting into the message? Sure, there is the part of the process that involves writing copy — but what sort of voice does this copy have?

Is the Influencer Era Over? The Rise of Fake Followers 

Ronn Torossian

According to new research from cybersecurity firm Cheq, the rise of influencer fraud now has a price tag: a whopping $1.3 billion. As per the brand protection agency, at least 15% of all influencers’ followers have been found to be fake.

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Digital Marketing Success Takes Time: Tracking Progress for the Long Haul

Ronn Torossian

As with any other project, success in a digital marketing campaign can take some time to gain traction and show results. It’s important to exercise patience with marketing campaigns, as acting hastily can signal the wrong message to consumers.

Harness the Power of Influencers and Advocates

Learn how to find and use influencers and advocates to gain buyer's trust on your behalf.

This is How Brand Marketing Will Thrive in 2020

Ronn Torossian

Brand marketing is a hot topic of conversation among marketing professionals. As the traditional norms of marketing give way to the all-out blitz that is digital marketing, it’s beneficial for brands to do their best to look ahead and try to anticipate what’s coming.

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The New Breed of Aspirational Marketing

Ronn Torossian

Until recently, the idea of a tastemaker or an influencer was centered around the idea of what could be. Often, content posted by influencers was so out of reach for the average consumer that it mostly served to make onlookers feel bad about themselves.

The New Breed of Aspirational Marketing

Ronn Torossian

Until recently, the idea of a tastemaker or an influencer was centered around the idea of what could be. Often, content posted by influencers was so out of reach for the average consumer that it mostly served to make onlookers feel bad about themselves.

Essential Skills Every Marketing Professional Should Always Be Improving

Ronn Torossian

In any profession, there are countless opportunities for continuing education. And rightfully so — every industry is constantly evolving and requires new things from those that work in them.

Crisis Management and Communications Go Hand-in-hand

Ronn Torossian

In an earlier article the discussion focused on the importance of convincing senior management about the need for crisis management and communications. The two go hand-in-hand and must stay together.

Top 15 Free PR Ideas to Grow Your Online Business

You've got a great idea, you've built your killer team, and you've maybe even gone through the first round or two of funding.

Behave Like a Nonprofit

Ronn Torossian

They say nonprofits should think and behave more like for-profits but what if the paradigm was turned upside down? One thing top performing nonprofits do better than a lot of companies is stewarding their donors.

Everybody Loves A Traffic Jam

Ronn Torossian

That’s not something to look forward to while crawling along in rush hour traffic when heading home or to the office. But for companies doing business online, a traffic jam is a completely different, and much more desirable, thing.

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Photography Matters: Why Investing in Quality Photos Boosts Marketing

Ronn Torossian

Sandra is a small business owner. She runs a small coffee shop near the beach that also doubles as a yoga studio. It’s the perfect combination of relaxation and a quiet work environment, and she enjoys catering to wellness-minded individuals.

How Savvy Marketers Find Opportunity Everywhere

Ronn Torossian

Today’s digital marketing environment can be a bit intimidating for those who are unfamiliar with how to tackle so many different options for where to reach consumers.

Startup Woes: How to Stay Organized with a Startup Marketing Strategy

Ronn Torossian

It happens quite often in startup culture. Brainstorming sessions happen, and countless bright ideas are conceptualized and developed. Too much of a good thing is never bad, right? Well, not quite.

News Analysis or Viral Marketing? Staying Relevant in PR

Ronn Torossian

Within the public relations industry, staying relevant and fresh can present an ongoing challenge for businesses looking to improve their image. Staying relevant often means tagging along with current headlines or new stories as they fit the brand, but is there such a thing as “selling out”?

The Productivity Challenge: Are Convenience Apps Making Us Less Productive?

Ronn Torossian

Today’s workplace culture is all about productivity and the practice of increasing it. Anywhere you look, countless new apps promising to slash distractions and increase your creative energy are just waiting to steal your attention away.

Does Artificial Intelligence Have a Place in Public Relations?

Ronn Torossian

The term “artificial intelligence” may call to mind more imagery of robots than useful algorithms. Like it or not, artificial intelligence, or AI, has become an integral part of today’s society.

Email: Past, Present, and Future

Ronn Torossian

Marketers who rely on using emails to connect with customers will be pleased to know that a recent study reported that email usage in the U.S. is expected to continue growing.

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How to Launch a Successful Podcast

Ronn Torossian

So you’ve heard the hype about Podcasts, and think you’re ready to start a podcast for your brand. As you plan your plan of attack, here’s some tips to ensure you make the biggest splash possible on your launch week.

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SMS: Long or Short?

Ronn Torossian

Famed author Mark Twain was once quoted as saying, “I didn’t have time to write a short letter, so I wrote a long one instead.” Strange? What Twain meant was that it was easier to blab on and on rather than to be direct and succinct. What Does This Have To Do With SMS? When […].

Working with Influencers to Boost Marketing Reach

Ronn Torossian

Influencer marketing seems to be all the rage among brands today, and for good reason. Influencers are aptly named because they have exactly that: influence over consumer decisions.

What Customizable Marketing Means

Ronn Torossian

It’s true: consumers now have more choices than ever when it comes to receiving advertising or marketing. In fact, the idea of tailoring content to a consumer’s behaviors or preferences is proving to be more effective than ever. And it makes sense, doesn’t it? Think like a consumer for a moment.

Help is More Than a 4-Letter Word

Ronn Torossian

The help link on your website can do a lot more than answer questions. Done properly, it can generate more leads and business to you. Some customers aren’t ready or just don’t want to talk directly to a representative. Help can also be an asset.

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Essential Skills Every Marketing Professional Should Always Be Improving

Ronn Torossian

In any profession, there are countless opportunities for continuing education. And rightfully so — every industry is constantly evolving and requires new things from those that work in them.

Do You Have a Pre-Crisis Checklist?

Ronn Torossian

Crisis communications is a key aspect to public relations. Crises will come, and, usually, they will come unexpectedly. But that doesn’t mean you should not be prepared. In fact, if you want to achieve the optimal resolution to any PR crisis, you need to have a plan in place before the crisis erupts.

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Look Both Ways Before Crossing

Ronn Torossian

In today’s fast-paced world, it’s becoming more and more difficult to not be exposed to a major disaster or tragedy somewhere in the world.

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What Your Degree in Public Relations Will- and Won’t- Teach You

Ronn Torossian

Whether you’re a first year PR student, third year engineering whizz considering a career change, or recent graduate weighing your options, a career in public relations has appeal.

How Artificial Intelligence Can Be Implemented into Even Simple Marketing Strategies

Ronn Torossian

A customer logs in to her Facebook account and pulls up the business page for a boutique clothing store that she’s been seeing frequent advertisements for. Sometimes, she’s a bit creeped out by how well the social media algorithms seem to know her.

SEO in 2019 [Guide]

Ronn Torossian

Noted author Mark Twain is said to have given that response after a U.S. paper printed his obituary while he was in London travelling. Some marketers have also been saying the same about search engine optimization or SEO in spite of the fact that companies invested $72 billion on it last year.

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Public Relations Job Titles

Ronn Torossian

“What’s in a name?” Shakespeare was quoted as posing that question in mentioning a rose in his classic and popular play Romeo and Juliet. However, when it comes to public relations professionals who fulfill many responsibilities, there are volumes of titles being used to define what they do.

Is Your Marketing Myopic?

Ronn Torossian

The prevalence of myopia or nearsightedness in the worldwide population ranges from a low of 20% in the U.S. to as high as 90% in parts of Asia.

Lessons to Learn from Spotify’s Marketing Strategy

Ronn Torossian

It’s always fascinating to take a look at how a brand is marketing to us as consumers. For marketing pros, looking at advertisements or seeing branded content may be more detailed than the average consumer.

Thinking Like a Consumer Will Win the Marketing Game

Ronn Torossian

A cursory Google search for “marketing tips” yields a predictable number of articles promising the secrets to effective marketing and the best practices for winning the marketing game for a leg up above the competition.

Expanding beyond your niche audience

Ronn Torossian

Building up a niche audience is often the key to success for many brands. Even so, sometimes it becomes important to expand your brand beyond its initial niche. Introducing your brand to a more global audience carries the obvious benefit of expanding your business and reaching new customers.

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Do We Still Need Flyers?

Ronn Torossian

In today’s fast-paced world of social media, is there still a need for flyers? It all depends on who your demographic is, how you utilize the flyers, and what kind of flyers you use: printed or digital. Used wisely, flyers can still make a positive difference in your sales results.

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Can You See Me Now?

Ronn Torossian

Depending on which study you read, 63% to 75% of the world’s population have mobile phones. That’s a range of 4.7 billion people globally! Either way, it’s a massive number that PR and marketing people can’t ignore.

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4 Modern PR Skills Worth Mastering

Ronn Torossian

Public relations is changing, for the better, in many interesting ways. Using today’s technology, we have better ways to plan campaigns and measure the results. We also have more channels to connect with customers.

 How Digital Marketers Can Unplug in a Plugged-In World

Ronn Torossian

Listen, we get it. We live in an age heavily, perhaps even slightly unhealthily, reliant on technology.