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Gene is usually right about these things, and he's been in a management
position, so he has probably encountered such problems. But if I were in
your shoes, I'd be worried about my stand on principle alienating your
client. If they get involved in the battle between the agencies, they might
not choose you to work for them over a "less complicated" competitor in the
future (even though it's not your fault).
And you don't know the dynamic between the individuals in the offending
agency and the people in the corporation. For all you know,, they are
buddies on the outside. Probably not, but you have to realize there is a
lot you don't know.
I would suck it up and accept the offending agency's offer for as long as
the contract runs (hopefully not too long), but then never work through
But only you know whether pulling their submission might cause you trouble
in the future. Good luck, it's a rough situation.
On Thu, Jan 8, 2015 at 12:35 PM, Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com> wrote:
> Also, this is a good argument for picking one or two agencies you work
> well with and sticking with them, even if another offers you a better rate.
> Long term relationships usually work out better than playing the field.
> Gene Kim-Eng
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