My CEO and his client demanded me to put his partner's red brand with white background on a site which is black. They (not the partner) forbad the white or red brand with black background.
I explained them it doesn't make sense and it is bad design. They argued me that their partner head office in UK (where the partner's CEO is) could approve my suggestion, but the same partner's another head office in Brazil wouldn't allow. I argued them who bosses any head offices anywhere is the partner's CEO in UK and not Brazilian managers.
I searched brand guidelines at the partner site and they do not have any brand guidelines like Facebook and Twitter do. Twitter allows to paint any color in the background only if the brand is white.
Does it make sense to put a red brand with white background on a black site? Does it violate the design principles?
I intend to contact the partner's British site about the brand guidelines.
I need your critiques and judgements to show to my CEO, his client and the partner.