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So here I am, watching Discovery Channel… the ads come on (yeah ads on PayTV – that’s another story !) … I hear this ad… “OCC Motorcycles now available in Australia”. I think, “how cool is that!” …then I realise the voiceover is actually me… “hang on…that’s me! What the?!!” …I remember reading that on July 29 as a “regional” ad. What do I mean by “regional”? Well, at that time I read “regional or small market” commercials, for a particular studio, at a significant discount (I changed my rates August 1). Now, let me say this right here – I’m not blaming the studio who contracted me, as in my opinion they’ve been ripped off as much as me in this situation, chances are they charged for a regional spot too.
Seriously, you can not tell me that the studio who produced the TVC (the people who contracted my employer), did not know where this was going to be aired, ie: Discovery Channel. It has probably gone to air on local TV (regional/small market) on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland Australia…BUT I’m sure it was always intended for National release on Discovery Channel.
This is where I’d love your comments and advice!
- In your opinion, do I simply just have to live with this ?
- Do I have any recourse at all ?
- Do I just send the bill for a National read to my employer and let them chase their client ?
- or like I said, am I just shit-outta-luck ?
Please leave your comments and thoughts below – I will also update the situation in the comment section, once I hear from the studio that employed me to read the spot.