So there it is. The bomb has dropped. I am shortly going to be leaving Standard Bank to join the wonderful world of Quirk eMarketing as an account manager in their Johannesburg office.
I suppose I have some explaining to do, don’t I?
Let me start by saying that leaving the bank was not an easy decision to make. I still love the brand, the people and the culture. I just have that little thing that Shakespeare called “Vaulting ambition” and I honestly think I’m too nuts for a big corporate. The various agencies I have worked with during my time at the bank have always said I’m more of an agency person than a bank person and I guess I’ve started listening to them.
Of all the agencies out there, the one that has really captured my attention is Quirk. They seem to have the same values as me, their achievements are simply mind-blowing and I am nothing if not “quirky”. So it almost seemed pre-ordained that they were looking for an account manager in their Joburg office at the same time I was looking to be an account manager at an eMarketing agency… And to work at Quirk is not an opportunity you pass up.
So that is it then – I will officially become a QuirkStar on the 14th of April. I will most likely sob my heart out on my last day at Standard Bank, the things I have learned and the connections I have made in the past 2 years have been invaluable and I have so many people to thank.
But that does not believe I am not super duper UBER excited about joining Rob Stokes and his amazing team. I am so excited I can hardly sit still!
I’M GONNA BE A QUIRKSTAR!!! WOOOOOO HOOOOOOO!!!!!