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3 PR tips for African fashion brands to thrive in the global market

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In today's fast paced and oversaturated fashion industry, cutting through the noise to find your voice can be a challenging exercise for any brand. To successfully set a solid foundation and define your message you’ll need an impeccable communications strategy.

At Renoch Group, we believe that good PR starts from the inside. In addition to press, features and interviews, fashion brands also have to be intentional about how they communicate with their audience on their platforms. Always ask yourself how people would perceive your brand from the outside.

Here are 3 simple and cost effective fashion PR tips to get you started.

Tip #1 - Always be reachable

Fashion is a business and the goal for any brand is often to make designs with some level of commercial appeal that could be easily sellable. It’s important to have your details (email, phone number or both), especially as a rising brand readily available on all your social media platforms and websites. You wouldn't want to miss any opportunities because you’re unreachable.

Tip #2 - Use social media effectively

Social media is an important source for fashion-related information. Platforms like Pinterest and Instagram can help you tell your story and introduce your brand to the right audience . Creating meaningful and consistent content builds a strong narrative and visual aesthetic. Content examples include behind the scenes images or videos or a day in the designers life.

However, your storytelling doesn't always have to be created at an expense. Be creative! Consider posting already available media such as your inspiration references, playlists, art, architecture or any other interests that influence your world. Duro Olowu is a great example of this.

Tip #3 - Respond to messages

In any business, fashion included, engagement is paramount. Whether it's on social media or via email, responding to messages in a timely and professional manner is important in effectively implementing your communications strategy.

Whether or not you respond and how fast you do forms a big part of how people perceive you. And you want every touch point with your brand to be a seamless and positive experience.


By implementing strategic public relations strategies, brands can enhance their brand image, engage with their target audience, and differentiate themselves from the competition.

Embracing these fashion pr tips will not only strengthen your communications but also pave the way for long-term success. With careful planning, consistent storytelling, and a focus on authenticity, emerging African fashion brands can establish themselves as sustainable and enduring businesses.

Renoch Group works with fashion and design brands to achieve their goals through press opportunities, influencer outreach and retail partnerships. Email us at to start the conversation.

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