Typed out a whole post and the Nest ate it....let's add to my anger, shall we?
I work for a magazine, many of you know which one. One of my jobs is reviewing and accepting "real" wedding features. Local photog submitted photos to run in the upcoming issue, which goes to press in less than a month. Article has been laid out. While editorial and advertising are two separate entities, the venue that hosted the wedding signed an ad contract with the mag because we're running this wedding.
She calls today and tells me a larger, regional weddings mag wants to run it (after they declined it for the fall issue), so she wants to pull it from our magazine because the other magazine requires exclusivity. Are you flipping kidding me? I'm shaking from anger that 1) we're not "good" enough for her, and 2) she made a deal and is going back on it. Where is the professionalism? We might not be as big as the other magazine, but we're not a dinky newsletter handed out to 50 brides.
Ironically, I just declared a month ago that the next issue would require all photogs to sign exclusivity contracts, but we've never had a problem with it in the past. I don't have a contract, but I do have written emails of her submitting the wedding to us, i.e. giving permission.
Everyone here from the ad director to myself is at a loss as to how to handle this. Right now, I'm just trying not to burn bridges.