A Parody on Client-Vendor Relationships

If you’ve got 2 minutes and 19 seconds to spare, take a quick look at this funny video.  If you’re a vendor to other companies or if you have vendors, it’s worth watching :-)

Of twelve “observable” attributes I teach my students (and look for in vendors), here are four of the most important:

  • Resourcefulness
  • Deadline Sensitivity
  • Boundary-Based
  • Networking Skills.

Wouldn’t you agree that it’s just as important for clients to live by the standards they expect their own vendors to demonstrate?

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Don’t laugh.  This sort of thing happens all the time between clients and vendors.

My chief of web development, Eric Lingenfelter, recently emailed me this video.  I sense his team deals with “problem children” clients like those depicted in this video :-(

If you’re an electronic marketer and have vendors who don’t live up to your standards, it makes sense to let them go so they won’t hurt your business or your reputation.

If you’re a vendor and have clients who are inconsistent with the standards they expect you to maintain with them, it’s best to let them go for very the same reasons.

I welcome your personal comments and experiences on this topic.

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