I’m a page
designer for my school’s newspaper. We cover our printing cost with ads, and
usually that doesn’t cover all expenses. Since we have little income we try to
please our customers so they will buy an ad space again. I had two ads from the
same company going on my spread. Our ad manager had designed one ad and we were
waiting on the other from the company. I put placeholders on my page until the
ad was sent.
I received two
ads instead of one: they were both in neon script font over stock images, and
were in awkward, non-standard dimensions that didn’t fit our page, and were
larger than the spots they paid for.
The email insisted we use these ads exactly as they are.
Me: (via email) The
ads you sent us are in the
wrong dimensions for what you paid for, and we have already designed an ad
for you. Can you either send us a reworked version, or let us edit these
Client: I would like for
you to use the ads I sent. You can rearrange the paper.
I put the ads on the page as is. It was ugly and horrible. I felt
I am barely over 18 and can meet
deadlines and requirements better than the business owning adults in my city.