Wednesday, January 20, 2010

It happened again.

An intense crucible of work must be completed THIS WEEK! Because we must present the work in front of 2,000 clients in Arizona NEXT TUESDAY! And the work must be built around a single, compelling claim.

Three days in, "the lawyers" tell us the single, compelling claim isn't true.

We probably spent $50K in agency time on this already. And my guess is that in a few weeks the client will start complaining that we are "slow" and "expensive."

9 comments:

bob hoffman said...

"True?" What does that have to do with it?

Anonymous said...

I have continuing problems with the lawyers. It's like being bound and gagged.

Welcome to the Office of Sales Prevention.

Tore Claesson said...

Let the lawyers write the briefs. While I'm at it, let them write the ads too. And if there are enough lawyers out there they can do all the work for all of us, and the world will be perfect and we will all live happily and in peace in a truly truthful world. Would that be nice. Question is, who are lawyers going to charge for all that truthfulness and happiness? We need a truth tax.

Jake P. said...

Geo, where are you presenting next week? I'm in Phoenix and I'd be interested in attending if it's a public event.

geo said...

Oh, no, Jake.
It was a big client bash.
Very closed.

Anonymous said...

For George,

http://clientsfromhell.tumblr.com/

Jake P. said...

Oh, my wife and I will still be there. We'll be the ones dressed up like Tareq and Michaele Salahi. :)

one step ahead said...

most advertising agencies are slow and expensive, you are all overpaid monkeys, with few practical or real skills.

wyatt said...

oh "one step ahead", you erudite proselytizer, show us the way to creative enlightenment. one thing you fail to realize, is that the disciplines involved in advertising is marred by many, many variables, lawyers and delayed executions being only two. there are many places to point the finger (client redundancy, account overlap or mismanagement, or simply inefficacies from all sides...) whatever those factors - to me it makes every piece of work produced that much more of a, dare I say, triumph? yes, I dare.