You should not use a gif file, it is the worst file type to use in InDesign for images.
If this is a logo, you should use a vector file, prefered an ai file, but also pdf or eps would be ok. (But I don't recommend to use eps.)
If you have only a rasterized image use psd or pdf/pdp. For rasterized vectors (text and forms) you need higher resolutions for logos than you would need for photos. (3 to 4 times higher.) The output quality cannot be the same as if you would use a vector file.
If you have only the gif file aks for a better file.
Thanks for your answers,
I have tried both of these and changing the format to PDF has helped a little (it removed the ghosting from around the text of the logo but not the image part)
I will try to get hold of a vector image and try again...
Changing the file type from a bad one to a better one cannot improve the image. If something is destroyed it will not be repaired when it is converted. You should start over from the original and save in the best type possible.
The original image is a PNG so does this mean that I need to get hold of the original image in a vector format?
It would at least be preferable if possible do so.
I think the job of the design department is to deliver the best file type for the purpose. If no other file is deliverable so you have to live with it. But in my experience I get often wrong file types because of the ignorance or the lack of the knowledge of the people who are sending the files to me.
I tell them I need to poduce a pdf for web purposes, so they think that aweb file is a png, jpg or gif of a logo. But what would really hepl me is the original ai file. So I am aways asking for specific file types. It is often only a lack of knowledge that someone is sending a wrong file type. Might be that only a secretary or a temporary student are sending away files without any basic knowledge. So you should always try to get the best type you can get (and if you really need a bad type you can still produce it yourself).
Thanks for your help with this...I will go back to the design people and ask for a vector file and see what they come up with...