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Clients From Hell, a collection of anonymously contributed client horror stories from designers, is excellent.
Here’s one of today’s offering:

Client: “I googled my name and there is some nasty stuff about me on the Internet. There is this guy saying in his blog that I am an idiot. I want you to remove that blog and block the Internet if they write shit about me.”
Us: “We cannot do that.”
Client: “Well, get someone else to do it then. I want every nasty stuff about me removed from the Internet today, and make sure nobody can write bad things about me. I want you to control the Internet.”
Us: “We can’t control it and neither can you.”
Client: “Right, if you won’t do it I’ll find someone who will.”
Us: “Good luck, let us know if you succeed.”

Wow, I love stories like this. It really puts whatever struggles I might be having with a client into perspective.



About David Burn

I wrote my first ad for a political candidate when I was 17 years old. She won her race and I felt the seductive power of advertising for the first time. Today—after working for seven agencies in five states—I am head of brand strategy and creative at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.