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PR for startups in UAE: Why it matters

Public Relations (PR) may mean different things to different people. Merriam Webster defines it as “the business of inducing the public to have understanding for and goodwill toward a person, firm, or institution.”  

For the International Public Relations Association, the leading global network for PR professionals, the discipline “is a decision-making management practice tasked with building relationships and interests between organisations and their publics based on the delivery of information through trusted and ethical communication methods.”

No matter the varied definitions, it all boils down to this: PR is all about building enduring ties and connections with your publics, your intended market and other stakeholders. Relationships are important to keep your brand top-of-mind and set yourself apart from your competitors. It is safe to say then that it is imperative for enterprises of all kinds, no matter their sizes, to implement PR strategies that work.

Like large enterprises, startups should also embrace PR as a discipline necessary to help them gain the awareness and trust of their target market. Without PR, it could be highly challenging for them to spread the word about what makes them distinct and why patrons should choose them over their market rivals. Without establishing a relationship, it would be difficult to engage with your customers. And this could impact your growth as a business.      

By employing the services of a PR agency, you, as a startup owner, can gain access to its network of media contacts. This is vital to attracting the right publicity and coverage that will effectively bring your brand to the fore—to the consciousness of the public—with an intent of generating positive conversations around your brand across traditional and digital platforms.   

With its expertise, a PR agency can collaborate with you to grow awareness of your brand, strengthen your online and offline market presence and create an impactful image by developing a public narrative that will make people notice and listen to what you have to offer.
PR for startups is crucial. Some companies in this sector, however, may be reluctant to avail themselves of PR services because the venture could sometimes be quite expensive. But this doesn’t have to be. In the UAE, several leading PR agencies now cater to the communication requirements of many startup enterprises, whose numbers are growing in the country.  

Leading PR agencies in the UAE have begun to offer cost-effective PR services without compromising quality and excellence. In the highly competitive UAE market, partnering with the right PR companies can help make your brand stand out.  For some startups, PR becomes their last priority. But with the benefits it brings, prioritising PR is a step in the right direction.



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