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We all know that creating relevant and credible content is the cornerstone of digital marketing. It’s what builds our brand, develops consumer trust, and demonstrates our authority. Good content is even more critical for startups. However, it’s easy for a startup to feel outgunned when it comes to the resources of established enterprises.   Read this...
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I recently spoke to a Malaysian CEO with over 20 years of experience in technology and running multinational brands. We spoke in length about public relations and he felt that it was not a smart decision at the moment, since his new startup was only 18 months old. Despite assurances from me and positive feedback...
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It is a common misconception that you cannot quantitatively measure public relations or PR success other than counting the number of articles that mention your brand. Companies often have trouble relating PR success to business success, because how do you attribute your revenue to media coverage? I’ve personally spoken to over 200 CEOs or marketing...
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Last night, I went to watch a local theatre production and I happened to be introduced to someone from the tech industry who attended the same show as well. He worked in a robotics start-up in USA and told me how he wished he and his start-up colleagues were like the actors on stage. I...
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Who’s got time to write a blog post, especially when you’re a busy entrepreneur? You do actually, so take 30 minutes out of your day at least twice a week to pen down your thoughts. This isn’t a joke or a scam, because it really is possible to draft a blog in about 30 minutes...
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When startups scale their business, it is essential to make sure your employees join you on that journey, rather than leave them behind. Beyond memos and inevitable slack message, most communication depends on what your employees hear and observe. I have spent the last six years working with startups to help them with their communication...
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A common mistake most startups make is looking at PR like a necessary evil rather than a genuinely effective business growth tool. Working in PR for over a decade has thought me a couple of things or two about helping businesses scale, but showcasing that value to entrepreneurs is a bit of challenge. You see,...
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Before we get into the article about reaching Generation Z, let’s first figure out what that generation is all about. According to Tech Target, here’s what it all means: Generation Z is the demographic cohort following Generation Y, also known as the Millennials or the Millennial Generation; other names suggested for the cohort include iGeneration (iGen),...
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When we think about public relations there’s a misconception that it is useful for only a couple of things – brand awareness and limited customer acquisition. This is equivalent to looking at your brand new smartphone as a paperweight or a torchlight – while not totally incorrect, it is a complete waste of opportunity. Now...
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Public relations (better known as PR) is often mistakenly seen as talking a lot and making friends with journalists so you can get your client into the news. First of all, this isn’t PR. Secondly, getting coverage is barely 10% of what PR people really do. There is honestly so much more to PR than...
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