Marketing influences the success of creative services businesses more than any other issue: bad luck, insufficient funding, difficult clients, and weak employees all pale by comparison. Old standbys-word of mouth, referrals, and occasional promotions-are inadequate in today's competitive environment. Whether focused on design, advertising, interactive, editorial, or public relations, all creatives need this know-how book for marketing their business.
Cameron S. Foote is the president of Creative Business, a Boston-based business-information resource for the design community. He is the author of The Business Side of Creativity, The Creative Business Guide to Running a Graphic Design Business and The Creative Business Guide to Marketing.