Designers & idea people are NOTORIOUS for dreaming and promising far more than they deliver on.
9 times out of 10 you can completely forget about these creatives delivering your product on time.
Communication, clear, detailed and consistent, will be missing almost every time.
So, why like an addiction, in this era of highly competitive and open business do they continue to survive? The reasons a too numerous to list. The main 2 would be relationships and lack of knowledge on another option. Like anything else you go to people you know and when you make a bad choice it is probably because you didn’t know that there were other options.
When you hire a creative firm, you should expect & demand leadership. You are paying for the service! Ownership, detailed communication, problem solving, delivery of all the pieces… these are the types of things that you should come to rely upon.
Also, never pay ANYONE in full before they deliver the project. You should expet to pay deposits BUT you should also expect to see a finished project BEFORE anyone gets paid.
LEADERSHIP – expect it from your service provider, even if they are an artist!Tags: leadership, marketing, professional, ryan russell, services