I'm curious how, if at all, animators are promoting themselves. I don't mean posting work to echo chambers like Dribbbbble or Instagram, rather how are you getting the attention of studios or clients that might be outside of your network.
Like many here, I've typically gotten work by word-of-mouth/referral from my network of clients, collaborators, and friends, but I would love to expand beyond that (wouldn't we all?). Networking is invaluable, of course, and as recent discussions here have shown, social media is not necessary (I actually discussed this topic with a marketing agency a couple years ago and all they wanted to do was Instagram and facebook blasts).
So for those who freelance or have their own studio, how are you getting the word out? Or is your work/network doing the talking for you? I'm not looking for trade secrets, just wondering how the industry has pivoted with so many small studios out there trying to get noticed.