Triangle JumpStart, a local public relations firm, has
launched an umbrella parent company named ClearImage PR.

Dave Murray, president of ClearImage PR, says the new company was launched to provide services to more established companies in the area, while maintaining a focus on local start-ups with Triangle JumpStart.

“Triangle JumpStart has developed a niche in the (Research Triangle Park) community, and we are currently working with a number of solid start-ups including LiveWire Logic, BRI, and FullSeven Technologies,” Murray tells Local Tech Wire. “With the launch of ClearImage PR, we will begin providing marketing and public relations support for more established companies in the area. We will be announcing a number of new relationships in the very near future.”

Among other local companies, Triangle JumpStart works with Capital Investment Companies,, 3TEX, BioResource International (BRI) and Southern Capitol Ventures, for which Murray helps develop strategic alliances. He founded Triangle JumpStart last year with money he made on stock of Morrisville-based iEntertainment Network, where he was vice president of marketing and strategic alliances

The expansion of Triangle JumpStart into the newly-formed ClearImage PR also means some growth for the company, but Murray doesn’t envision it becoming too large.

“We just hired a new Web graphics designer and two part-time writers,” he says. “We work with a select group of companies and don’t ever envision becoming a large PR firm. Based on our activities, however, we may need to add one or two more full-time people by the end of the summer.”

In the short time since its creation, ClearImage PR has already signed a strategic alliance with Media Wave Consulting to help support ClearImage PR’s national media campaigns. Based in Santa Monica, CA, Media Wave is headed by veteran national journalists Harry Chittick, formerly of ABC Network News, and Steven Beschloss, who has written for the likes of The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune and Newsweek.

Murray says ClearImagePR expects to continue the success he began with Triangle JumpStart.

“We are self funded and profitable,” he says of ClearImage PR. “If we play our cards right, we’ll stay that way.”

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