When clients visit PlattForm – they always say the same thing: “Wow! Impressive!” That’s probably because once they get to lovely Olathe, Kansas, they are perhaps expecting an abundance of farm fields.
Chateau PlattForm is nestled in the non-rolling hills of Olathe – which is right outside Kansas City. Olathe (along with our sister city, Overland Park) was recently voted one of the Top 20 cities in the country to live.* I have no idea if it’s one of the Top 20 cities in the country to WORK … but, whatever. So welcome to Olathe, everyone! Try not to mispronounce it! For the record … it’s oh-LAY-thuh.
Clients who stumble in here are amazed at the zany environment, the state-of-the-art equipment and, of course, the fact we have running water. Except on Sundays. While ¾’s of all the other ad agencies have opted for the concrete jungle of downtown KC -- PlattForm, meanwhile, prides itself on being in the ‘burbs! Where we have room to grow. And that’s exactly what we’ve done. Thrice.
While we’re not technically in “the sticks” … clients must create this mental image before they even get here. I’m not sure what that image is … but it usually involves overalls and a nearby tractor supply company. Being in the sticks does have its advantages. Pollution-free. Relatively no traffic hassles. And free parking.
But there are other advantages, too. KC is famous for their BBQ – duh. Now let’s say a client wants BBQ. If you’re trapped in an office downtown … you can’t exactly go out your door and find a cow. But here in Olathe – if a client wants BBQ, we’ll just fire up the grill and call Farmer Ted … he’s four blocks down on the left.
Toto, I think we’re in Kansas.
*According to Money Magazine