New Service Aims to Rid Agencies From Annoying Vendors
If you work in agency production, you likely hate the endless sales calls from vendors who waste your time selling you a service you don't want or need at the time. They are kind of the scum of the earth sometimes, right? Oh but wait. When you really, really need to get a quote for that super niche'y idea that freaky creative down the hall came up with, you want every vendor at your beck and call immediately regardless of whether you treated them all like shit yesterday.
A new service called AgencyVendors has just launched to make sure all those vendors are at your beck and call when all those whack job ideas require you to come up with a quote for the meeting that was set up without any regard for how long it would take you to create said quote. Unfortunately, the service is so new there are no actual vendors listed on the site yet so you might want to change your voice mail message to something like "Quit bugging me, freak. Go to AgencyVendors.com and make your pitch there. Don't call me. I'll call you."
Thanks for the callout Steve. We're hoping to have a whole slew of vendors in our database this fall.
It isn't enough that production departments have had the "attitude" for years that they are too good to take phone calls from "legitimate" vendors, now we have one more object to get in the way of honest people trying to make an honest living. After 35 years in the advertising/production business I have earned the right to whine. If production people would stop giving their business to people who wine and dine them and save their behinds by doing their jobs and learn how to practice "real" business, then most of the honest and hard-working vendors would not have to be considered the "scum" of the earth. Now that I am not in the biz anymore I can honestly say it's the other way around.
Do I sound "angry"? DUH!