I consider myself to be a hard-working and intelligent
I can only assume from the treatment I receive from creatives and art
buyers that my profession is well down the advertising pecking order.
This may be so, but I am carrying a superb portfolio which art buyers,
art directors, heads of art and creative directors must see.
So how is it that an art buyer can make an appointment to meet in three
months’ time, then simply not be there when I turn up? And then to
rearrange a time which is a further three months away? I am at a stage
now with one art buyer where I will have waited 11 months to meet her,
assuming she turns up this time.
’You could call to confirm,’ observers may say. However, every person I
speak to is given my number so that they can have the decency to call me
should something crop up. Nobody should be above offering good manners
and that little bit of effort to an agent.
I see a huge number of people with my photographers’ book, and therefore
have a comprehensive software programme so I know what has been said at
a given time to a given person. So don’t pretend you have never heard of
me when I turn up to show you great work.
I suppose my aim is to make creatives realise agents are hard-working
individuals too. People who deserve a little more than to be kept
waiting in an agency reception eating Jelly Babies while the person with
whom you have made an appointment is sitting in the pub getting
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