Shoutout to clients who still demand we have a creative review the Friday before a long weekend (at 12 pm), even after our head of accounts kindly informed them that the agency tries to give people the day off to enjoy the weekend and offered to present first thing the Tuesday we come back. Did I mention the client is also getting back from a two week vacation before this presentation? I’m sure they’ll be nice and rested which is all the matters right? 🤗

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“Unfortunately we won’t be resourced for this meeting on the Friday. Our creative department is getting a well-deserved long weekend as a thank-you for going above and beyond during this challenging year. We look forward to sharing the work with you on Tuesday once our team is back in action.” What are they gonna do about it? Apart from piss and moan, I mean.

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There is nothing unreasonable in the above

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Survey says…”Power Play”

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this. I had a client that would do all sorts of BS [requests on Friday afternoon that would sit for days, urgent asks on holidays etc] — just as a flex.

Seen this happen so often. I’d push back. Communicate why it’ll be bad for them (which is to say - you since they depend on you). Maybe you expect an immediate team response post the review and it would be detrimental to come out of the review and have to immediately pause the team response for the long weekend. Or something like that.

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Better than early Monday morning

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