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5WPR Shoots Down New York Exclusive on Boy Genius Investor - Posted December 16, 2014
As we read the original story last night we thought, "this is too good to be true." And so it was. Thanks to ... [FishbowlDC]

Burson-Marsteller Suffers Backlash Over Tunisian Government Contract - Posted September 29, 2014
Someone who was employed by Burson-Marsteller in 2011 made a very ill-advised statement. That was the primary conclusion drawn from 5W PR founder Ronn Torossian's ... [FishbowlDC]

McDonald's and the Smartphone Mafia Made the Most of Friday's iPhone Launch - Posted September 22, 2014
Were you among the 10 million people who helped turn the iPhone 6 into Apple's fastest-selling model to date this weekend? We were not. Honestly, we just got our iPhone 5 a few months ago and we almost enjoy being so very far behind the rest of the world. Anyway, two organizations... [FishbowlDC]

PR Veterans Weigh in on Apple Expose - Posted September 5, 2014
Pardon us for being all Apple today, readers, but it's hard to look away when the world's most influential company makes waves (especially since we had a revealing conversation... [FishbowlDC]

Cyberattack Suit Against 5W's Torossian Proceeds - Posted January 30, 2014
Paging Hamilton Nolan... According to our hometown ... [FishbowlDC]

Top PR Man Tied to Troubled Fundraiser - Posted August 21, 2012
Staten Island State Representative Michael Grimm has a big PR problem on his hands--and it's threatening to extend to some well-known faces within the industry itself. The big news: On Friday, ... [FishbowlDC]

Congregants Allege 5WPR's Torossian Involved in Scheme Against Rabbi - Posted December 20, 2011
5WPR founder Ronn Torossian has been named in an investigation over an alleged plot that one rabbi's followers say resulted in the loss of millions of dollars of the congregation's money. According to ... [GalleyCat]

Congregants Allege 5WPR's Torossian Involved in Scheme Against Rabbi - Posted December 20, 2011
5WPR founder Ronn Torossian has been named in an investigation over an alleged plot that one rabbi's followers say resulted in the loss of millions of dollars of the congregation's money. According to ... [FishbowlDC]

Torossian's 5WPR Working with Rick Sanchez - Posted January 18, 2011
5WPR president Ronn Torossian confirmed with PRNewser that his firm is working with Rick Sanchez, the CNN staffer fired in October 2010 after making... [FishbowlDC]

Blinn PR Closes, Steven Blinn Moves to Canada - Posted January 13, 2011
Blinn PR, a technology boutique based in Manhattan, closed its doors recently. We we alerted to the news by ... [GalleyCat]

Dinner with Ronn Torossian Will Cost You $40 - Posted December 16, 2010
We're all invited (via Craigslist) to join 5WPR's Ronn Torossian for dinner on Friday (for $40, for charity). There's an open bar!... [FishbowlDC]

Today's Best PR Email Snafu - Posted July 19, 2010
It's not that uncommon for PRNewser to receive email pitches with typos, wrong headlines, track changes, mass CC'd lists that people meant to BCC, and other common mishaps. However, an email from 5WPR today may take the cake. Unfortunately, a staffer sent out a blast pitch with the following headline: Subject: Pls send... [FishbowlDC]

Press (Mostly) Not Impressed With Apple iPhone 4 Press Conference - Posted July 19, 2010
Apple held their much anticipated press conference to address... [FishbowlDC]

Afternoon Bites - Posted June 3, 2010
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5WPR's Dreaded 8:30 a.m. Editorial Meetings - Posted May 26, 2010
It's not uncommon for some agencies to have all-hands meetings where staffers present their "clips" or client coverage for the week to management and colleagues. One mid-sized agency, 5WPR, holds two such staff meetings a month at 8:30 a.m. Many former 5WPR staffers we've spoken with seem to have hated the meetings,... [FishbowlDC]

PETA Tells PR Firms To Stay Away from Ringling Bros. PR RFP - Posted May 13, 2010
Feld Entertainment, the parent company to Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus, is looking for a new PR firm. The budget is $30,000 per month. However, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), is making it known to firms looking to win the busin... [FishbowlDC]

Israel Launches PR Campaign; Seeks To Involve Citizens - Posted February 19, 2010
Israel launched a PR campaign this week to boost the country's image abroad. Consisting of a new Web site, an advertising campaign and direct grassroots outreach to Israelis, the campaign aims to have them spread the word themselves about "the beautiful Israel you know," a spokesperson told the Associated Press. ... [FishbowlDC]

Reputation Experts Negative on Tiger Woods Presser - Posted February 19, 2010
Crisis and reputation PR experts believe the Tiger Woods presser was ineffective this morning, if you could call it a press conference. Only the three wire services were able to be on-site. As we mentioned ... [FishbowlDC]

Newsweek: Israel 'Fails At Public Relations' - Posted January 7, 2010
In a story published this week titled, "Israel's PR Problem" Newsweek columnist Michael Hirsh argues that while Israel may be "adept at war" their "dismissive attitude" when it comes to PR, "is no longer an opti... [FishbowlDC]

2010 Predictions: Bad Pitch Blog Edition - Posted December 30, 2009
For a "lighter" take on 2010 PR industry predictions, we turned to Richard Laermer and Kevin Dugan, founders of "The Bad Pitch Blog." On business prospects for 2010: ... [FishbowlDC]

Should PR Pros Continue To Pile on Advice For Tiger Woods? - Posted December 1, 2009
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"Douche Suit" Between Ronn Torossian and Drew Kerr Settled - Posted November 23, 2009
5WPR CEO Ronn Torossian sued Four Corners Communications founder Drew Ke... [FishbowlDC]

Scientology Spokesman Walks Off 'Nightline' Set - Posted October 24, 2009
Perhaps Nightline is honing a new style by airing tussles with PR people. Three days after airing footage of Ronn Torossian attempting to steer an interview with his client Benny Hinn, Nightline ran in ... [FishbowlDC]

ABC News Reporter On Being Interrupted By Publicist: "That Frequency and Aggression of Interruption I Have Not Seen Personally Before' - Posted October 20, 2009
5WPR CEO Ronn Torossian was recently monitoring an interview between his client, television evangelist Benny Hinn and ABC News' Dan Harris. Not happy with Harris' questions, Torossian interrupts ... [FishbowlDC]

How Will Batman's Assault Hurt the Brand? - Posted July 22, 2008
Within seconds... seconds...of receiving the Batman news, we were flooded by e-mails from PR folks, therapists and life coaches about the implications of Christian Bale's assault arrest on the Bat brand. Surprisingly, nobody has written to speculate how the... [FishbowlLA]