Maximize Attention For Your Startup Without Spending a Fortune

You don’t need marketing consultants. Yet.

Joe Procopio
4 min readJan 26, 2023
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The line between success and failure in business can be razor thin, and sometimes the difference comes down to the amount of attention that a company can attract.

Unfortunately, a lot of companies try to attract the wrong kind of attention.

I’m not talking about tasteless advertisements or sketchy funding gimmicks, well, not that alone. I’m talking about wasting effort, resources, and dollars on promoting any kind of attention that doesn’t generate revenue.

It’s an especially big problem for unknown companies with unproven products, like almost all startups. But unfortunately, a lot of startup leadership tends to believe that attention is a self-fulfilling prophecy. In other words, they think that if they can just generate a lot of awareness around the company, sales become a foregone conclusion.

That’s true. Kind of. And it’s why marketing experts and brand consultants get paid. Usually a lot.

However, it’s only true in a certain context, and that context rarely includes new ventures — even from well-known companies. We were all very aware of CNN+, Google Glass, and the Amazon Fire Phone.



Joe Procopio

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