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Representing for a sponsor

I wasn't sure where to post this and figured this is where it would be least likely to be banned.

Last July a local shop gave me really good deal on doing my interior in suede. In exchange, I am distributing his business card at shows and have a large decal across the sides of my car with his shop name. Well I am getting tired of the decal scheme, and want to remove it, and am also concerned about not leaving it on too long and having it fade the paint in an odd manner.

So I checked our written agreement and there was no time frame on it for how long I had to keep it on. So I contacted the guy and let him know I was thinking about removing it, and why. He seems a bit peeved, and I offered to get smaller ones for the side windows to compensate.

I would hate to piss him off, but I don't want to keep the decal on too long either. Whats your opinion?

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if there was no time frame you are not obligated to do anything regardless of how peeved they get....I agree that a window or even windshield banner would be a good compromise in this situation if you are worried about upseting them


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Agreed, no time frame then he can't be too pissed (okay he can be, but shouldn't be). I think a windshield or window decal is a good compromise.
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Last July as in 08? If you've been advertising for them for free for well over a year already, he shouldn't be too pissed.


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Out of curiosity how much would the install have been if he didn't sponsor you? And maybe you'd be willing to advertise for him some more if he continues to hook you up. A huge sticker on the side of my car for a year or more isn't worth some suede and 2hours of labor IMO.

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There is NO reason for him to be upset.


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Yeah, no length of time (so long as theres no wording such as 'indefinite' obviously ) means you can take it off whenever. If all he did was give you a small price break on a single occasion then hes not really earning that much advertising anyways. A window sticker is more than reasonable


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I say take it off. I don't know many sponsors that run over a year, unless its a sponsor of you must show our decal if the part is still on the car. If there is no time limit, you could have removed it the following day. (that would have been messed up tho).
So I say take it off. Put a small decal on a back window or something, just to show support. Tell him if he wants the decal to stay on, he needs to do something for you. Advertising for a company on say a billboard,tv, magazine, costs THOUSANDS a year. Up to millions for some companys. I would say if he cut you a couple hundred discount on the work he did, a year is more than plenty for him!!!

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I say take it off. I don't know many sponsors that run over a year, unless its a sponsor of you must show our decal if the part is still on the car. If there is no time limit, you could have removed it the following day. (that would have been messed up tho).
So I say take it off. Put a small decal on a back window or something, just to show support. Tell him if he wants the decal to stay on, he needs to do something for you. Advertising for a company on say a billboard,tv, magazine, costs THOUSANDS a year. Up to millions for some companys. I would say if he cut you a couple hundred discount on the work he did, a year is more than plenty for him!!!
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There are people that get paid to have decals of a company name on their car. This dude ain't paying you. You should be getting more. Unless you constantly buy stuff from him and he gives you a discount everytime then I say what the strip club chants. "TAKE IT OFF, TAKE IT OFF, TAKE IT OFF"
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I'm assuming last July meant this past July

And even then, 4 months is quite some time for the job they did. If you're still on good terms, I would say to advertise elsewhere. A different decal on the side that doesn't cover any of the same spots the current one covers, windshield, front bumper, rear window...



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