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How do your clients find you?


How do your clients find you?

  • Word of Mouth/Referrals

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Local/Regional Advertisement

    Votes: 19 79.2%
  • National Advertisement

    Votes: 1 4.2%
  • Search Engines (SEO)

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Online Marketing (AdWords, CPC, etc.)

    Votes: 3 12.5%
  • Other (please specify in a reply)

    Votes: 1 4.2%

  • Total voters
    24

Greg

Active Member
#1
Just a quick poll to see what advertising and marketing methods everyone is using, would be great to hear how effective you find your various methods, and what works best for you?

Thanks,
Greg
 

idoblogs

Junior Member
#2
For me, word of mouth, locally speaking. Less than 10% of my traffic is local, but 90% of my work is local, so getting to know someone face-to-face is huge. I think sponsoring local community-oriented charitable events, advertising in the local paper, etc. makes a big difference.
 

peekaboo

Senior Member
#4
We purely get work from word of mouth/referrals.

In fact we have not once spent a single penny on advertising, and now because we have grown so much without the need to do so, have a strange want to not to ever spend out on it!

Brett
 
#5
peekaboo said:
We purely get work from word of mouth/referrals.

In fact we have not once spent a single penny on advertising, and now because we have grown so much without the need to do so, have a strange want to not to ever spend out on it!

Brett
Based on the quality of your work, thats hardly suprising! Lovin' the Earthlets work!:up:
 

peekaboo

Senior Member
#6
sabian1982 said:
Based on the quality of your work, thats hardly suprising! Lovin' the Earthlets work!:up:
Thanks mate, its taken us long enough to get here, although actually we really need to update our site, most likely an xmas job lol

Brett
 
#8
I'd second that Bret, some great work. I used to live on the isle of wight many years ago not a million miles away from St Catherines School either!
Gareth
 

peekaboo

Senior Member
#9
Dot Design said:
I'd second that Bret, some great work. I used to live on the isle of wight many years ago not a million miles away from St Catherines School either!
Gareth
Did you? How long ago? This is a rare lol.

What made you move?

Cheers
 
#10
Word of mouth is the best refferal. But also having a site that ranks high on Google is good. I get a lot of public relations photography work because of it - mainly from companies outside Merseyside looking for a straight forward job and don't want to pay travel expenses to their usual photographer.
 
#12
Obviously word of mouth, referal and advertisement plays a big part in obtaining clients but I have recently been gathering alot of clients through the means of Social Networking. People underestimate the power of social networking and the valuable contacts you can gain from it. For example, Twitter can gain you very useful contacts that later can become potential clients. Flickr as another example, put your work on flickr and gain contacts and from there build up your contacts and you will start to see potential clients. There is a thousand ways of social networking and if you find the right solution it can prove to pull in over half your clients than what you would get from word of mouth and advertisement.
 

philjohns

Senior Member
#13
Word of mouth is a huge part of it, but I find that a lot of my website visits come from posts on forums as such.

Ive also done some internet searching before in my local area - i.e. looking at local business' websites and offering them a redesign if i feel they need it.
 
#14
Has anyone here ever ran a press advertisement that led to work?
I did it once, total waste of money - just one enquiry - that never converted.
Maybe it was my ad.

The best clients come from word of mouth and Google. I do receive a lot of enquires from site referrals. You know, putting 'website by Artworking' at the bottom of your websites but they are so difficult to convert in to clients.