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some financial muscle, good negotiating skills and be able to
clarify terms in a contract. Without a formal agreement, disagreements about commitment and expectations become
huge obstacles and original intent can be lost. Many partnerships end badly when one partner feels the other partner is
not carrying their weight.
What needs to happen to make a pay-for-performance scenario work well?
Transparency, honesty, flexibility, adaptability and great
communication from the very beginning. This includes sharing of information such as ad spend, distribution and sales
goals, so that the two sides can work together to define
metrics.
Can spec work enable agencies to break into new
markets?
If agency teams are not curious and hungry, they can only
grow as fast as their best clients, riding the coat tails of that
next project. Agencies should be looking at new markets
even without client interaction. They need to challenge

themselves, challenge the status quo and learn to be market
makers. That is the future.
Why is this a good or bad practice?
It's neither good nor bad, it's only the outcome that can be
measured and assessed, not the practice. You make a bad
judgment-like choosing the wrong partner-and the outcome is quite predictable. In addition to the point of view in
the previous questions, agencies need to interview clients
and ask a lot of questions and define terms: expectations,
financial, legal.
The real issue is the idea of spec design work. If any
agency is designing without a strategy, it's a losing game.
Design, as we all know is subjective without a strategy, either
make the investment to develop an informed point-of-view
or opt out.
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yourself in a new market?
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Contents
Editor’s Letter
Front Panel
Snapshots
Design Matters Series: Ximena O’Reilly
Brand Characters
Dialogue by Design
Hba Preshow Planner
Product Focus: Special Effects
Accessing Premium Style
Robust Meets Sophistication
Debate & Discuss: Design Agency Selection and Compensation
Index of Advertisers
Field Notes
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Package Design - May 2015 - BB1
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Package Design - May 2015 - Package Design - May 2015
Package Design - May 2015 - Cover2
Package Design - May 2015 - 1
Package Design - May 2015 - Contents
Package Design - May 2015 - 3
Package Design - May 2015 - Editor’s Letter
Package Design - May 2015 - 5
Package Design - May 2015 - Front Panel
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Package Design - May 2015 - 8
Package Design - May 2015 - BI1
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Package Design - May 2015 - Snapshots
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Package Design - May 2015 - Design Matters Series: Ximena O’Reilly
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Package Design - May 2015 - Dialogue by Design
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