He is also a three-time TEDx speaker. In the past, he has been an advisor to various for-profit and not-for-profit boards.
Worst investment ever
Kunal was launching a new venture, and he decided to pay for a press release. He thought that to be successful; a business needed media coverage. That is why he chose to spend quite some money for the press release to be published.
The fame that never came
Kunal had huge expectations about the press release. After he paid for it, he realized that it was just a glorified advertising channel. The ROI was just horrible.
Kunal was under the impression that all the best ventures in the world have a lot of media coverage. He also thought that media coverage would get him customers but quickly learned that would not happen.
The best media is the one you do not pay for
You have to realize the difference between good media and bad media. You do not pay for good media. Organic media will bring you better ROI compared to paid media coverage. So if you want to do press releases, do them organically.
Focus on attracting your customers instead of promotion
Attraction is always better than promotion. The intelligent business person is the one who attracts the media and gets them to come to him. Focus on reaching out to the world about your products or service in a unique way that attracts people to come to you.
Media coverage does not guarantee sales
To make sales, you need customers. Getting on TV or any other media channel just for fame will not bring you sales.
It’s important to realize that not all your decisions will change the world, and it is okay to make a few mistakes.
No. 1 goal for the next 12 months
Kunal’s number one goal for the next 12 months is to continue doing stuff that impacts many people.
“Do not get too serious. Just have fun and be yourself.”