We recently were invited to meet with the creative director of Standard Banks advertising agency TWBA in Johannesburg !
Why you might ask is there anything worth writing about a standard buiseness meeting , we would agree with you except this was no ordinary meeting as we are the members of Standard Blank , a distant cousin of Standard Bank !
Not to confuse you the reader , Standard Blank is a consumer liberation movement established after said Standard Bank's abusive treatment of customers , it was started in frustration after one of our members was dealt a rather short end of the stick by Standard Bank !
The meeting in question was to be heald with Damon Stapeton , creative director of TWBA Johannesburg after one of our members infultrated into the corporate blog of Standard Bank , cheeky bugger left a challenging note , we were testing the waters , seeing just how social Standard Bank was with it's shiney new campaign with it's rather presumptious positioning line " MOVING FORWARD ! "
So back to the agency , in it's shiney new building that looks like the Sheraton , a brand new Sheraton - or god forbid even a bit like Standard Bank somewhere in Sandton , we were wisked up to the third floor , interesting negotiation of a passage on route to the creative directors office asthere were 5 swings suspended from the ceiling , were they for real , needless to say we tested one , it worked a treat , little did we realize this was to be the highlight of our meeting !
Coffeed and seated at a rickety table ( very un Sheraton like ) we could see the rock star creative director holding forth in his goldfish bowl , we could hear him sprouting forth !
We sipped superb cuppachinno , waited , while the creative director continued with another meeting , surely he could see us , surely he was going to meet with us as it was 1.30 pm the appointed hour , but allas we waited & waited !
Now before you think us contrite , yes there are more important things in life than waiting for a meeting , this is Africa afterall , so we made small talk and continued waiting , 2 pm arrived and the creative director continued pontificating !
We left , to Damon Stapelton and TWBA we say brand minus dude , your arrogance matches that of Standard Bank you deserve each other !
osmosis viral creative think tank !