I'm wondering what others do, as an individual or agency, when it comes to adding client work to your portfolio. Particularly if you have a client that refuses to allow you to add created work to a portfolio or has an extensive legal team that disallows almost everything.
Do you add language in contracts to cover this? And what if the client fights it? Or do you not ask at all and publish a case study anyway? And then what if the client finds out and ask for it to be taken down?
My thought, though I have not put in practice, is to add language in the contract that all work produced can be published in a portfolio case study. If a client really has a problem with that, the public case study can be dropped but an additional fee is required, say $10-15K or a 10% increase. Something that is sizable and will cost, but not ridiculous.
If you have worked in this field for any amount of time then you know how important portfolio work is. The work in a portfolio is what brings in more work, so the ability to add new client work now affects the viability of a company in the near and distant future.
Any thoughts and experience would be appreciated!