This post is about putting yourself in the best position to have a meaningful conversation about the real cost of a client insisting on its form of agreement.
Retainers can be great for the studio or agency but they are prone to disputes. Longer terms lead to forgotten discussions, evolving needs, and unmet expectations.
You have probably seen an AS IS clause in many of your creative services agreements, typically in boldor ALL CAPS. What are they for and how should you approach them?
From time to time I see services agreements with exclusivity (aka noncompete) provisions. This post breaks down these types of provisions and how you can respond to them.