BAD CLIENTS

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Clients from hell. Their demands. Comments. Pitches. And all awkward emails and moments

5 weeks ago I told my boss we need to start working on a “we’re open again” spot. She basically called me blind for not seeing that the Covid crisis was nowhere near finished and then accused me of not having enough work to do. This morning at 6 am she texted me - “Need you to kick off a ‘we’re open again’ spot with the agency. Tell them they have 1.5 weeks to stand it up.”

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“Here’s a new product that meets no consumer needs...we had the technology so we made it! Now make it famous. For no money. K, thanks!”

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Anyone have their client turn worse or even better due to COVID? How did it happen?

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Is Apple a bad/overly demanding client?

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Hello all! This is not technically 100% about a bad client but I’d love to hear some good opinions! Hired by a tech scale-up startup 4 months ago. (Dramas in comments😂😂)

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Have we discussed Verizon yet? 😂

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Hire good clients. That is all.

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“We have a meeting in 15 minutes and need you to type up an analysis of last month’s campaign that you already sent over last month but in cursive.”

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No one beats McDonald’s! ABSOLUTELY NO ONE! They’re like the old frat boys that show up to the party and think they still got it but they are really the creepy uncles.

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Coca Cola. Worst clients ever. And they don’t have many AORs outside of brand so every project is a pitch.

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Gotta love when the client fires the agency but then runs their campaign with new new agency.

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Tell me about a client who turned bad

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Client: I want to make a 30s TV ad. I want reach. Agency: For the same budget, we could do this newsworthy activation that will get you lots of PR, film it, and put it as a 30s TV ad. Client: Nah.

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Anheuser Busch are sadists.

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There’s no brief. “What’s the problem you want us to solve?” “I don’t know. You guys are smart. Figure it out.”

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A new client: “ I’m an amazing client and I deserve as much discount as possibile” The client is annoying, pretending, not educated and small. I’m considering to not moving forward at this point.

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Five months of detective work to find out info requested... Contacted 15 different people- burned on agency review. Then said “no thanks”.

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Stop me if you’ve heard this: “thanks for bringing the folks from (platform) to meet with us, we want to use them next year. Since the algorithm does everything, why do we need to pay your fee?”

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Imagine getting everything late from client and creative team and hoping everything would be okay mid-flight. I sense a digital-based nuclear bomb is on the way mid-flight.

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Anyone else’s family ruining Thanksgiving? 🤨

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