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The Five Fears of Negotiating Design Fees

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Learning to deal with price pressure and the tactics used by professional negotiators is critical when clients are putting more and more emphasis on cost control and giving increased power to their purchasing agents. Here's how I help my clients cope and a few tips.

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Negotiating Success Seminar

In late 2011 Charles Wiggins and I developed and gave a seminar on Negotiations for one of my Midwest clients. It took a full Friday and half of the following Saturday. The relentless price pressure that all my clients find themselves facing inspired the seminar. This seems to be especially true of creative firms that work primarily with the giant CPGs.