I was designing a site for a company. Nothing too fancy, but the first warning sign was the kickoff conference call with 19 people on it.
Client: Cool kids don’t say how cool they are, they just talk about what they do. To that end, I don’t want the logo or the name of the company on the site.
Me: (confused blinking) Sure? We’ll mock it up.
Time passes. Site is mocked up and a rough version is shown to the client.
Client: Word has come down that we need to put the logo on the site, with the name of the company. It’s some SEO thing.
Me: Not a problem.
Me: (to a coworker) How long till they take off the logo again?
Time passes, revisions are made. Notes come in.
Client: I don’t want the logo on the top of the site. Put it and the name in the footer.
Coworker: (barely containing laughter)
Me: We’ll hop right on it.