Spotty Logic (spottylogic) wrote,
Spotty Logic

Whoops, botched my diplomacy check.

Sales Rep (giving me instructions on an ad) "It's an ad for Day Spring Books, so you could put maybe a few book covers from the series on it."

Me: "I'll suggest it. Marketing's been more conceptual lately and doesn't use a lot of product photos, so they may go in a different direction."

Rep: "If you want to sell the product, you've got to show pictures of it. I've been doing this for 25 years."

Me: "You know, you don't always have to show a smiling child holding the book and eating a popsicle to get the point across. Subtle works too."

I forget, I get real damned snarky when I'm sleep-depped. Must remember this valuable fact.

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