7 reasons PR pros should fire a client

If your working relationship isn’t going smoothly but you’re not sure if you should sever ties, this list will help you gain control. 

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They exceed their timelines and you repeat work catering to their demands. If this sounds familiar, but you’re hesitant to pull the trigger, this list can help you decide if it’s time to cut and run.

1. They micromanage you into work you aren’t proud of.

Your high standards are part of what has made you successful, but micromanaging customers often stifle creativity and force you to compromise those standards.

Remember that if they didn’t need help, they wouldn’t have hired you in the first place. If necessary, remind them that you are the expert and you have the track record to prove it. If they are not willing to listen to your expertise, you can’t guarantee the satisfactory results you advertised initially.

Related: Why You Should Fire Some Clients

2. You skin crawls when you hear their name.

This is your business and you are the captain. When a customer makes you want to abandon your own ship, it’s time to let them go. You started this business with a clear vision of how it would make your life better.

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