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PR for startups vs. established companies

PR for startups vs. established companies

Entrepreneurs cannot simply replicate Apple or Nike’s PR strategies and expect the same results.

For starters, startups begin with a clean slate and no brand awareness. Therefore, an entrepreneur’s focal point for generating PR will often focus on one or more startup-specific objectives, such as:

  • Educating the public about a new product, service or idea
  • Raising funds to build or grow the business
  • Generating trials of its products or services
  • Acquiring new customers
  • Attracting top talent
  • Staking out its place amongst the competition.


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Jumpstart your path to brand awareness

Startups can do this by being clear about what they want their audience to know about the new brand, how it will differentiate itself from existing companies and how it will otherwise add more value than its competitors.

Startups can identify short-term opportunities to introduce their brand by figuring out where their audiences are and communicating with them directly


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Continually feeding the media pipeline

An established business has a track record and press activities to build on, so its PR strategy might be about continually feeding the editorial pipeline to keep the brand in the media.

Entrepreneurs are pulled in a million different directions every day -- which doesn’t leave a lot of time to devote to building a PR strategy on their own. That being the case, entrepreneurs need to determine what resources are available to help them develop a PR strategy and consider whether they have these resources in-house or if they need to invest in an outside PR firm.


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