- Thanks everyone for all your thoughtful and helpful insight on this! Quote sent so fingers crossed :) x
- I'd agree with everyone who has commented here. Just because they are a local authority, doesn't mean they don't have a generous budget for this. I would show your normal rate and then be prepared to be flexible. You can always negotiate down! x
- Great question @Rachel Lewis, I've just sent you a DM!
- I've worked on several projects where coms agencies who secialise in this sector have acted between me and the client - including LA's - NFP and Charities. The agency is charging commercially, often a premium for their focussed 'speciality' - but happy to pressure the creative to work at a lower rate because of who the end client is. My advice is to frame your fees normally - don't sell yourself short. Additionally - I've repeatedy had the experience where the coms agency have taken credit for the work in it's entirety. Be aware of that one too. Don't assume the end client will always go for the lowest quote - they may tel you it's a factor in their decision making, but experince has shown otherwise.
- @Jon Lilley That is very true.
- You have been contacted by a comms agency? So the client's budget will include their cut. They probably already have an idea the price they want to put in based on their assumption of an average day-rate and then marked it up and added their costs. Comms agencies make good money so I would not be shy about putting in your normal day-rate. If I was quoting directly to a local authority or NFP, I would think differently.
- This question came up recently - I gave a longer response then. Charities and not-for-profit have to oprtate in the 'real' world.There is no 'rule-of-thumb' because they should pay for services just like anyone else. If you choose to give to a charity that's another thing. But it should not factor in any precurement of professional services from either side. They have their various methods for funding and incomce generation and you are not regarded as one of them.I have worked extensitely with not-for-profits.
- Ask what is the budget, there may be more money available on the table than you think. And think abt the usage fee too(if it’s gonna be on a build board than fee for that needs to be on top of your photographers fee and jt will be larger vs insta usage obvs)Even if it’s a local authority, they would have drafted up a budget for this and know this won’t cost nothing. If the budget is too low for you, then state your normal fee.If they come back saying this is too high for them, try to negotiate down the work scope.Good luck!
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