The company I am working for is going through a little restructure and rebranding, which is a good thing the current logos are good but they look a little dated, plus they don't replicate well on anything but the web. I've created a few logo samples for the company (I'm the graphics guy), it's not that the company isn't happy with my ideas and designs however someone has the "brainwave" to get a cheap logo on Sitepoint ($350 to be precise, I can think of much better things to spend the money on). I hate spec work I believe that it is unethical and devalues the design industry as whole. So before I get people posting NO-SPEC! links how do I talk some sense into the company out if this decision and cancel the competition because I do believe it's a very bad idea (we are getting lost of hate mail quoting NO-SPEC! at the moment).