Good customer service means the customer is always right, but that’s not the case with big tech companies. If a company made a mistake on an order at a McDonald’s, the person would be immediately compensated, not waiting on hold for a week. If you work for a company; sign w2’s, have your bank information linked to them, and don’t get paid for the work that you put in, that’s called theft. (No matter how you look at it or re-word it.)
Society6 as a concept, is a company I really love. However, this isn’t my first rodeo dealing with some serious flags.
I’m a marketer more than I am an artist in the traditional sense, marketing to me is an art, because selling art in itself is an artform.
I provide a third party platform using a premium wordpress blog, where I make money curating other people’s art using affiliate marketing links via society6.
I work hard promoting; without professionals like me, society6 wouldn’t exist, so when my social media accounts for example @society6usa gets suspended for copyright infringement, that shit pisses me off. If your business model is contractually based off cross promotion; and solely exists due to transparency, you can’t go and report people’s accounts who make you thrive, that’s just stupid. Sadly, this is the type of things that have happend to me out of jealously, because when you would search for society6 on Instagram, my handle would show up first. So fucking sue me for being better at marketing than you! Worst part is that they could have emailed or DM(ed) me asking to change the handle, but no, instead they’d rather just report me.
So now it’s round 2 with this nonsense, all I want is to get paid for the sale(s) I made that are not showing up on my end. I have pending sales showing, why are things that have already been delivered not showing up on my account?? Thank God someone I know made a purchase recently, otherwise I wouldn’t have caught them stealing in the act. How can anyone trust a brand when it’s out and the open now that some of my sales are not being delivered? Imagine how many other people probably aren’t getting paid?.. And how would they know unless they caught them red handed like I did? If I were Society6 I would be on my hands and knees trying to compensate, like make me artists of the year or something? Tf. I don’t want a handout, I just want fairness.
Hey, @society6, still waiting to hear back from you. 🤬 Not seeing completed order on my end. This makes me wonder how many other #Payments could be missing as well? Please be professional. I like your #Brand bc of the #Curating option, but don’t make me become your competition. pic.twitter.com/S35H8zzxSH
The term percent for art refers to a program, often a city ordinance, where a fee, usually some percentage of the project cost, is placed on large scale development projects in order to fund and install public art. The details of such programs vary from area to area. Percent for art programs are used to fund public art where private or specialized funding of public art is unavailable. Similar programs, such as “art in public places”, attempt to achieve similar goals by requiring that public art be part of a project, yet they often allow developers to pay in-lieu fees to a public art fund as an alternative.
From 1934 to 1943, the Section of Painting and Sculpture in the United States Department of the Treasury followed a policy requiring one percent of the cost of federal buildings to be applied toward art and decoration. In 1959, Philadelphia adopted the first such municipal ordinance in the United States. Other jurisdictions followed suit, including Baltimore in 1964, San Francisco and Hawaii in 1967, and Seattle in 1973.
More than half of the states now maintain percent-for-art programs. On the federal level, since 1963 the General Services Administration has maintained the Art in Architecture Program, which allocates one-half of one percent of construction cost for art projects.
Problem now is that funding is very limited, and many states and cities neglect the need for maintaining this ordinance! Not much has changed since the 70’s, except the loss of funds.