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We pitched a client last year. They didn’t award us the business. It’s now a year later, they already fired the winner of that RFP & now their internal team literally just launched our exact concept!?

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Put it in your book.

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The client likely owns the pitch ideas, unfortunately. Check the contract

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Yes that’s true, especially if they paid a pitch fee.

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Welcome to the wonderful world of being a production company and director in a triple bid.

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Read the fine print of the RFP. The client likely owns any ideas pitched--especially if it was a paid pitch. It's a shitmuffin move, but totally legal.

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Take them to court!

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Name the brand name the brand name the brand name the brand...

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Letter to the editor of Campaign or AdAge...call them out on it.

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Sounds like the clock winding down on a desperate CMO—calling a pitch, firing the agency a year on, needing a silver bullet they can call their own.

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How original was the idea?

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Our paying clients already do this as well. Lol.

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That's the game, sadly.

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