The best way to promote a web and graphic start up


What is the best way to promote a newly established graphic design and web company with a low budget?


Hand-delivered, hand-written letters.

Save on postage stamps and photocopying cost.


Cold calling is another great way to promote yourself; the only cost is your time.

Do you have a local government agency that registers new businesses? Do they make lists of these companies public? New businesses are more likely to need comprehensive design services.

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Couldn’t begin a business venture with a worse combination.

What is this meaning?

  1. Identify a business that could benefit from your services.
  2. Pick up the phone and call them.

It takes some preparation work to be successful, but it can work.

Pop-up events are a good place to start conversations.

Can you please explain what are pops up?
Do you mean pop-up on the site?
Also, I know a kind of stand called pop-up. Do you mean that?

Pop up Events are ephemeral public events that take place in any number of odd places. Sometimes they last a few hours, sometimes a few days. They are usually unexpected by the public but planned way in advance. Often they can be in blind store fronts in malls, kiosks in malls, small gatherings in public spaces (be sure to get your permits!) or maybe just a booth at a county fair or farmers market or other type of trade gathering. I’m not sure if the poster above is suggesting to visit one or actually be a participant in one. Can’t say I’ve seen a graphic/web firm at any of the ones I’ve seen. Usually they are more fashion or food oriented and the ones we install are usually by top brands just getting out there in the public face and having fun.

Focus on organic SEO , and Organic Social media marketing. Create informative educational videos to educate business owners, Do organically.

What print driver mentioned is a very good definition. I’m not suggesting you get a booth at one, I mean to go visit one and look around for who may have a need for your service, or people you would enjoy working with. In my experience they are often food and apparel centered, but often times these vendors are small companies that are growing and growing and expanding.

They can be weekly events that are local to the community, or they can be big marketing efforts by well established brands.

I would suggest the small local ones. If you’re just starting out, it’s not a bad idea to work with people just starting out as well and forming a relationship with them.

1/ try to make it best with some possibility of virality and put on forums like here

2/ create a thread on the forum for users to give comments, and possibly win a prize with
a minigame

3/ ask an influencer or so to talk abt it

4/ run a mini-game on FB or Insta to let people comment on it/ play around with it … and win a prize

Hopefully this can help at some points

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What does promoting a ‘graphic and web’ company have to do with pushing a mini-game and winning prizes?
(why do I have the feeling I’m gonna be sorry I asked…)

That would be against the rules – and also it is a bit self-limiting anyway. What is the point in promoting a design company on a forum full of professional designers?!!

Can you please explain more about this?
I am really interested to know.