Clickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9548 posts, RR: 70 Posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 2457 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW PHOTO SCREENER
Many of you will remember the thread I created a month ago asking for advice on how to handle the nonpayment of some photo sales to an ad agency in the UK. Here is an update.
After a week of no contact, I went through two weeks of runarounds (we need this, oh now we need this, please fax it, never got the fax, can you call, are you sure you sent it to the right fax number etc etc etc) and another week of hoping (fools gold) I have reached the end of the line.
Tomorrow morning an email will go out to the ad agency rep, the multiple "contacts" who have given me the run around, and of course their client, who was the person that originally contacted me about said shots, telling them to 1) Destroy any work that features my pictures or copies of my pictures and 2) Not use my work going forward.
There is no renegotiation, or asking (hoping) for better terms. They need to know straight away they are no longer able to use my work, so that there is no chance for "miscommunication" when they use my work. Part of my terms for the buy were disclosure of their media buy schedule IE I know where and when the adverts are scheduled to run.
I think it is funny how people label bullshit as miscommunication. "Oh, we were suppose to pay you? Sorry for the miscommunication!"
EK20 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 1, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week ago) and read 2433 times:
It can't be a very reputable ad agency if what you say is correct.
Only last week I was asked to send an invoice together with a photo (on this site) to a company in Belgium. Since they didn't reply to a couple of e-mails I sent I was a bit hesitant. However, I got paid this morning within 3 days of sending it. I guess it all comes down to trust.
EK20 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 3, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week ago) and read 2420 times:
Well, if I were you I would telephone the office where you sent the stuff and ask to speak to the head honcho. Can't ad agencies take weeks even a few months to pay? First sale I ever got was for a national newspaper and it took them 2 months to send me a cheque.
Monteycarlos From Australia, joined Mar 2005, 2107 posts, RR: 30 Reply 8, posted (6 years 7 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2309 times:
Dissapointing news Royal. Its too bad it didn't work out in your favour because by all accounts you did the right thing. How do you rate your chances of them disposing of all your work as requested? Has any of it gone to print or been distributed? Did you consider any legal action?