As we reported on Tuesday, Trailnet was promoting a call for creatives that simply was a raw deal to any of the artists who would've unwittingly signed up for such a show. We made the facts & figures of our discontent known and (much more importantly) the community did as well thru the comments on the article and on twitter.
You can imagine our delight yesterday afternoon as we waded thru another dreary work day - followed by the beginning of the longest rain delay know to man - to receive a golden nugget in our email box alerting us that Trailnet had changed their tune (though as of right now, the former Call is still up on the site):
We're delighted with this for a few reasons; first, that this site has helped foster a change in how an organization views creatives and our work. And secondly, that it's helped continue to educate similar organizations and the community at large that it's not okay to treat creatives like hungry college seniors willing to whore themselves out for a shitty deal. (We're looking at you, agencies offering unpaid internships)
Any reform of a bad practice spells victory in our eyes and makes the daily stresses of running the Egotist all the more worth it. The real credit goes to the individual that made us aware of the issue initially and everyone who stood up and voiced their displeasure.
As you know, we're down to champion creative's rights in any situation. If you see a shitty deal, cleverly disguised competition or any other evidences of crowd-sourcing going on in St. Louis, let us know.