This year, billionaire entrepreneur Mark Cuban sparked a debate among people in the startup and PR worlds
about the value of a public relations firm.
Cuban argued that startups shouldn’t hire PR agencies. Others (including the Public Relations Society of America) disagreed with his assertion.
[READ: 6 PR rules for startups]
contributing editor Jackson Wightman also disagrees with Cuban, although he concedes that PR firms aren’t for every business. To that end, Wightman created an infographic
for companies to determine whether they need the help of a PR firm.