Expand your client-base overseas

1. Milk your contacts
Peer-to-peer recommendations will invariably help you to make inroads overseas. "An old colleague who'd moved to Libya contacted us for advice about a branding project for a large leisure and tourism company," recalls Mark Janson at Manchester based Eskimo Creative. "We submitted a proposal and won the work. Always keep in contact with people - you never know where they'll end up."

2. Research your market
"Listen to your client. Understand their vision and their target market," advises Molly Morris at The Neon Hive in Chichester. "What works in your country may not apply in others. Speak to friends or family overseas to get the lowdown, and if you're required to travel overseas, try to arrive a few days early to research at ground level. Your client will thank you, and you'll be thankful your concepts don't get dismissed."

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