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New Business Deals

Discussion in 'General Business Forum:' started by Marie1980, Jul 7, 2010.

  1. Marie1980

    Marie1980 Junior Member

    Hi,

    I've always wondered how you find new business in such a hugely competitive industry. How do designers hear about pitch opportunities? and when an account is up for tender. How do you go about having a chance at pitching? Is it simply word of mouth?

    Look forward to hearing your comments...

    Marie :)
     
  2. Eagle

    Eagle Member

    Networking. :)
     
  3. LloydHumphreys

    LloydHumphreys Junior Member

    Totally, Networking is the way to go. Get a LinkedIn account, get as many people as you can to put up some reviews... Maybe try and get in with a startup - they're always looking for work on the cheap and if you can afford to offer it to them, word spreads fast (I work with a couple of startups, I get loads of work through referrals from them). Twitter is also surprisingly good, especially if you know someone respected as a web dev/designer to re-tweet your portfolio (until you become someone respected!)
     
  4. Levi

    Levi Moderator Staff Member

    you might want to do a search on the topic of networking as most of us here don't use them and have found them to be a waste of time.
     
  5. berry

    berry Active Member

    DON"T PITCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    It's the road to ruin. Create a brand and they will come to you.
    You devalue yourself and end up doing continueous speculative work that has a 1 in 8 chance of success. Go to Ladbrokes you'll have better chances.
     
  6. LloydHumphreys

    LloydHumphreys Junior Member

    Really? I wouldn't say they were a waste of time..
     

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