Go Media Podcast – Episode 4: Pricing, Haters, and Bad Clients

This episode answers questions that you guys sent to us in comments here on the Zine, on Facebook and over Twitter.

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Show Notes:

Go Media Quick Tip: Under Promise and Over Deliver

  • Know what it is you can actually deliver.
  • Hold back the desire to make crazy promises just to get a project.
  • Hand-off between sales person and the designer is critical.
  • Review proofs with the sales person before presenting.

What’s Go Media Been Up To?

  • On the Map – Event recap with Chris Comella.
  • Arsenal – Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales.
  • Jeff and Jenny recently spoke about Crowd Funding and Social Media at Bad Girl Ventures and the Shaker Heights Launch House.
  • “Brand Positioning and Advocacy Process” work book for designers by Jackie Bebenroth coming out next year.
  • Bill attended a “Goldman Sachs 10,000 Businesses” event and met Warren Buffett.
  • Bill transitions from being a designer.
  • Another update on the storefront renovation.
Jeff and Bill talking on the podcast
Jeff Finley and Bill Beachy talk on the podcast while Bryan Garvin takes notes.

Questions Asked

  • Do clients get in the way of good design?
  • How do you deal with criticism when working with clients? – Jessie Ng
  • How you guys develop Creative Briefs? – @josephnicklo
  • How do you differentiate yourself in an ever homogenizing world of digital design and communication? – Stefek Andrzej
  • What are the pros and cons of being a Jack of All Trades vs. having a specialization? – Raji Purcell
  • How do you price your services? – Michael Greeves, Benedikt Hoffman and Anthony Gargasz



Hosts: Jeff Finley and Bill Beachy
Special Guest: Chris Comella
Producer: Bryan Garvin
Recorded at: Go Media

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