Saturday, September 5, 2009

The Vendor-Client Relationship (Redux)

This video is worth watching frequently to remind you of how ridiculous it is when the client dictates the price and how much less than you quote the assignment for. (RSS readers click this link to view the video.)

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9 comments:

Dan Donovan said...

That was GREAT! It really mimics what commercial photographers deal with when working out price with some clients. The best part was that no one caved in!

Photomarketer said...

Funny and maddening all at the same time. But, the key is market the value of the product or service you offer. If the client knows and understands the value, then there is no haggling. It really all comes down to marketing the value message. Thanks for sharing. Good stuff.

Kevin Halliburton said...

I keep seeing that video and it cracks me up every time. Seeing it here again inspired this alternate script from another angle: http://iceimaging.blogspot.com/

Rick Lewis said...

OMG!!!.....I do very little commercial work but my exposure to that world is exactly what was portrayed in the video! I have priced several small jobs lately at a very reasonable rate and have not heard back from any of the inquirers. There are way too many starving photographers willing to sell their sole to get a job. I feel sorry for them because they truly need the work but it is hurting our profession.

Rick

Gary Hewlett said...

One of most accurate portrayals of the "relationship" that we sometimes encounter. I have to say that this is not just restricted to the world of commercial photography. I experience this in my field of wedding and portraits too. Hold firm! It's the only way to educate clients.

Anonymous said...

no matter how many times I watch this ... over and over and over again I only see many of my own clients in these people...

troyfreund said...

heh-heh, that video was great--enjoyed it the first time I saw and enjoyed it again! Thanks, John. ;)

midwesteditorialphoto said...

no matter how many times I watch this ... over and over and over again I only see many of my own clients in these people...

virginia photographer said...

Just had a bunch of jokers yesterday like this. With this video I can find the humour and the balls to fight back.

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