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I'm working on an account that consists of 3 other agencies, each one has it's own project manager. One of the lead PMs developed the timelines for 2019 campaigns and all the rest of us are to (contd)

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Maybe we should make a bowl called “rants”?

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Sounds like @VP1 thinks there’s wiggle room in condensing that revisions timing. 🤷‍♀️

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Can your account person flag this to the client and find out how much time they require to give feedback and legal? Maybe the client can put them in their place if their boss doesnt do anything.

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Develop based on their's. The timelines are wrong, just soooooo wrong, ie client presentation, revisions, approval (including legal) are scheduled to be in ONE day! I pointed this out and was told "the client works fast". No the client force us to work fast because they also are delayed in providing input and approvals. I was told I was wrong and she wasnt going to change them. I took this to her supervisor and can only hope he actually does something. If not, 3 mo from now there is going to be a s#!* show like I've never seen in 10 years.

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FWIW, kudos for bringing this up now. Legal by itself can be 5 to 7 business days. And revisions? Between the back and forth they can easily take that long. You are right this is going to be a dumpster fire that will consume anything in its way. Good luck and get stuff in writing if you can.

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Seconding what ACD1 said: if you can’t get anyone to see it from your POV, get as much in writing as you can. Hopefully you have your initial correspondence when you flagged the issue somewhere too. Good luck!

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God there must be an epidemic of this

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