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Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Sickly client obligations

I once worked for an agency where the major client had a really thick
daughter who was homework intolerant.

So, the client (her father, who was rooting his secretary) made the
agency do her homework for two terms, got graphics done by the
studio, and made the creatives (my partner and I) to 'doll' it up so
that it looked flash.

We got no thanks whatsoever.

Other sickly things I've had to do are the really saccharine 'Happy
Birthday' breakfasts, cards, and sing-a-longs to unappreciative clients.

Any others?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Must have made you feel pretty sad and pathetic having to do that. That's unforgivable really.

2:33 PM NZST

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dude. Where's your spine?

4:46 PM NZST

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hate it when I get clients pubes stuck in my teeth.

5:03 PM NZST

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anybody remember Raj Marwah? Now there's a story or two... from the agency side...

8:15 PM NZST

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I had to take a client to lunch once - god it was awful.

11:34 AM NZST

Anonymous Anonymous said...


Please explain.

2:30 PM NZST

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Would've almost been worth quitting and letting the school and wife know about the respective cheating. Then sit back and watch the show.

11:31 AM NZST


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