For reference, here’s Ryan Roger’s question in full.
I have an account with agency access, and have been sending out printed promos. My response has been lackluster. I wonder if I’m sending to the wrong people though. Do you have advise on who exactly to send my promos to?
For example many agencies have creative directors, art directors, art producers, art buyers, Sr. art buyers, creative buyers, creative officers, chief creative officers, creative managers, graphic designers, print production managers… Anyway, the list is large, and I’m sure they don’t all hire photographers. So far I’ve targeted my promos to art buyers and art directors. But my meager response has me wondering. Any insight on that would be much appreciated.
Related to that question, maybe I could send you a set of promo cards and you could evaluate them as a potential client.
I have considered that my portfolio just isn’t up to par. But I’ve been winning some awards here and there, and the few agencies I’ve dealt with have all had very positive things to say about my portfolio.
Check his work here.
And, for the record, here are some images I found on Ryan’s site that I would have preferred seeing in his promotion (reminder: I’m speaking as a commercial Art Buyer here, not as a PE or a designer). They show a little more interest, visually and conceptually, and the retouching isn’t quite as overt.
Good luck Ryan, thanks for the question. Any others? Send ‘em: firstname.lastname@example.org