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How to establish a Start-up through PR

Admin   PR FOR STARTUPS   09-Dec-2016   1 Comments

Running a startup can be a tricky affair. The brainstorming, gathering funds, initial hiccups, the first taste of success- it’s akin to life, with its highs and lows. Through trial and error, you get to learn valuable lessons on both business and the broader perspective of survival. One of the key takeaways is buzz generation. You want your business to be noticed, to generate revenue and establish a brand- here is where PR comes to action. PR for startups is a cost-effective approach to see an immediate return, with minimal time and budget is invested.  The primary objective is to ascertain credibility and maintain relationships with the parties involved in creating and consuming the news.  The end result is media coverage that provides third party validation of your business that has a positive impact and helps create a brand.  .Often, marketing for startups involve simple news story on your product or service, providing new sales opportunities, business partnerships, or investor interest. To capitalize on these benefits is instrumental to your startup’s success.

 

A solid PR for new business constitutes of these following steps:

 

1. Outlining the Strategy

The goal of your startup public relations program should be to obtain maximum positive exposure for your company.  Development and deliverance of clear, consistent, and concise communications is necessary to create awareness. Here is where the importance of a content strategy for startups, is outlined. With an impactful content strategy, you have an assurity that your message would have the right kind on effect on the target audience, building credibility for further businesses to be done.

 

2. Executing the Tactics

The goal is to get the maximum reach by implementing a steady flow of media based activities targeted to the insiders and outsiders of the industry.  The first step is to develop a practical public relations plan combining new media (such as social media platforms) with traditional methods (editor and/or analyst interviews).  It is also crucial to develop a strong communication with the media that portray your organization in a positive light. Provide quotes, industry perspective, and validation of information to maintain the recall value. Through pursuing editorial/analyst opportunities, registering for speaking engagement, nominating business for industry awards and so on, you’re a creating a base of being a thought leader in the industry.

 

3. Measuring the Results

Often, the results of a robust PR campaign become obviously evident the moment it is rolled out. Yet, it is important to implement a tracking system in order to measure results. This helps to determine value and return on the investment of the campaign.  You can start by measuring the outputs of your message transmission (the amount of exposure in the media, the number of media coverage and the likelihood of having reached specific target audiences) through tools such as editorial opportunities, placed articles, awards, inclusions in reports and lists and so on.

 

4. Determining the Success

After implementation of an impactful PR strategy, you are bound to see impactful results.  By this time, you will have generated positive media coverage; with your key executives considered as thought leaders in the industry. A significant value will be added to your integrated marketing plan, strengthening your credibility to generate further business.

Remember to make backup plans, it the strategy fails to get your message across. With a little bit of trial and error, you should be riding the PR wave to success.

Tags : Traditional PR, Content Strategy, Inbound PR

 

 

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Interested to look into this further

Rosmin Kunnathottathil
Posted On Dec-13-2016

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