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    How do you deal with you competitors?

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    Prise them infront of my worse clients, and refer their business to them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    Prise them infront of my worse clients, and refer their business to them.
    Did they send you gift hampers during CNY?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    Did they send you gift hampers during CNY?
    no, I always keep low profile when helping others.
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    In the recent months, I have printed every photo of a competitor and study his technique.

    I experimented and embraced it and adopted it. Now I could protect my turf by offering a similar product.

    I have proofs that he studied my portfolio and produced the same shots but with a different treatment.

    I showed my "new look" works to a few distributors and they liked what they saw.

    So my competitor has become my teacher.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    How do you deal with you competitors?
    i always look at their photographs and try to learn from the really good ones, indirectly.

    then i will make sure i price myself reasonably well(against them) and with better P.R. and after-sales services, most often, i can snare the job away. maintaining ur 'brand name' is essential too.

    Good P.R and after-sales services, to most clients, go a long way and will help u in getting ur payment on time and in the right amount.

    otherwise, there's always the lawyers to turn to! hehehe
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    In the recent months, I have printed every photo of a competitor and study his technique.

    I experimented and embraced it and adopted it. Now I could protect my turf by offering a similar product.

    I have proofs that he studied my portfolio and produced the same shots but with a different treatment.

    I showed my "new look" works to a few distributors and they liked what they saw.

    So my competitor has become my teacher.
    ahhhh! creative marketing.
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    Make friends with them... I always want to know what my competitors are doing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    Prise them infront of my worse clients, and refer their business to them.
    is that how I got referals from you

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    Know their strengths and weaknesses. That is one of the best ways to learn and improve.

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    Competitors are there to make you look good or bad. So stop worrying about them and start working on your bizness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    How do you deal with you competitors?
    what competitors?

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    Buy over their companies and no more competitors liao

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_Yeo View Post
    Buy over their companies and no more competitors liao
    Finally company restructing.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    How do you deal with you competitors?
    Love them dearly for without them how can you grow ? Grin I'm sure by now your probably view x,000's of other people's stuff and learnt a lot looking. I am surprised at what is out there in your market - sometimes positively other negetatively. A brand name is not a warranty of perpetual good quality.

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    2am, lock picking kit, .22, sound suppressor. Need I say more? ^_^

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    I like competition. So the more competitors, the merrier.

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    there is enough to go ard...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dragos View Post
    there is enough to go ard...
    yep. I agree. I see fellow photographers as co-workers in the same industry rather than competitors. We are after all pursuing this passion as our rice bowl. Will somehow cross each other's paths at some point of time.

    Will be good to see more cooperation in this industry like what Kuang and some others are doing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by artfakeme View Post
    Competitors are there to make you look good or bad. So stop worrying about them and start working on your bizness.
    Bring them into a group and make a cartel.

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