14 excerpts on the topic “Competition”
International Magic
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We don’t pitch anymore (…) You don’t solve the problem. It’s not a problem-first thing, it’s a solution-first thing. If you go from a problem-first perspective then the problem is that you actually have to understand what’s going on. And you can only do that in a super tight collab with the client. You may have really slick aesthetics or cool ideas, but it doesn’t justify it. I don’t want to work three weeks on something and then do the magic presentation and the client goes, “Wow, we love it!” or “Ah, that’s okay.” I think it’s not in our DNA anymore to pitch. And it doesn’t come from an ego place. I generally don’t think we can solve or do anything for you by pitching. We’ve pitched and won, and then we did something completely different: not the pitch brief. So there’s no point in pitching really. […]
Zak Kyes
[…] A pitch is something that a group of people will need to agree upon. Nobody takes a risk. Good ideas require risk, also of the client, who should put their reputation on the line too. That would never happen with a pitch. At best it’s a shot in the dark, at worst it encourages mediocrity. […]
Clementine Berry
[…] What is interesting is to talk with the client. And go search among the references, and immerse oneself in the project a hundred percent. When you’re competing, you can’t do that. Clients don’t have the time to see you. To come up with something good for a competition is really tough. You never go far enough. […]
[…] OK
The ethics also are a key issue, but if there is a good reason or an important reason why a competitive led approach is crucial, then we are open-minded in theory. […]
Services Généraux
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on the one hand we want to show as much as we can to be convincing, on the other hand we don’t want to be boring or turn anybody off and present the client with something too precise that might stifle the project during its developmental phase. […]
Services Généraux
[…] V
Nowadays we maintain critical distance to what and why we produce what we produce. We use our energy wisely and if we come up with good ideas that are rejected, we set them aside for a rainy day. […]
[…] MD
It’s always dangerous to present ideas and mock‑ups in a pitch. […]
Brian Roettinger
[…] Presenting ideas has to be as straight and direct as possible. […]
Brian Roettinger
[…] Every brand or collaborator is different in the way we deal with them. You have to build trust with them and build a conversation where they understand your creative thinking and your problem solving. They must be willing to take the risk. And you have to show them why it’s important to take risks. […]
Yorgo Tloupas
[…] On the rare occasions when we do pitch we always tell the client that we don’t like this kind of thing and that the end result will necessarily reflect our reluctance. […]
Yorgo Tloupas
[…] If you’ve been working with a certain client for a while and he asks you to pitch, you can’t say no. […]
Mirko Borsche
[…] If it’s a well-paid pitch – sometimes pitches are really well-paid – then we might do it. I think that’s totally OK. Unpaid pitches, almost never. […]
Liza Enebeis
[…] Doing a more strategic pitch and getting to know each other in mentality and way of working is really good. But I don’t believe in creative pitches. We believe in really working together with a client, having access, really learning to understand them. You cannot develop the best answer in splendid isolation. […]
Willo Perron
[…] I don’t think designers should pitch; I don’t think directors should write treatments. If you like somebody’s work, you should hire them and you should take a chance with them. That’s how it works. […]

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