Looking for a top advertising agency in South Africa?

Businesses looking to develop a relationship with media outlets should consider working with an advertising agency. Beyond increasing visibility, top agencies are a gateway to a variety of crucial resources, including researchers, designers, SEO/PPC experts, and social media managers.

To assist you in your search for a partner, we’ve compiled this list of the top advertising and marketing companies in South Africa. Browse descriptions, feedback, and awards to find which can best suit your company’s needs. If you need more support, tell us about your project, and we'll match you with recommended companies.

List of the Best South Africa Ad and Marketing Companies

  • 1
    Undisclosed
    50 - 249 Employees
    Knysna South Africa

    MAGNETIC Creative is a global branding agency that was founded in 2006. Headquartered in Temecula, Calif., MAGNETIC Creative has an additional office in Knysna, South Africa. They have about 47 employees that mostly midmarket clients, in addition to small businesses and enterprise firms. Services include branding, digital strategy, advertising, video production, and logo design. 

    Clients
    Left Coast Brewing Co
    TCL Electronics
    Caldera Spas
    Fugoo
    Notable Project

    MAGNETIC Creative redesigned website in a larger digital rebranding effort. They created a three-part messaging strategy to targeted audiences. The team used Django and Python to improve the UX. 

     

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  • 2
    Undisclosed
    10 - 49 Employees
    Johannesburg South Africa

    BlueMagnet is a digital advertising agency that was founded in 2007. Headquartered in South Africa, the team of 15 works primarily in social media marketing, content marketing, and SEO for projects.

    Clients
    African Pegmatite
    Elingo
    Softline VIP
    Angor properties
    Notable Project

    BlueMagnet worked with a manufacturing company to update their outdated website for a fresh, UX/UI friendly platform for consumers.They were able to migrate from an old website to a new one without losing any rankings for the client. Beyond that, the client tripled the keywords they were ranking on.

    “They made sure the project went well and the comfort you have knowing that everything is being handled.” – COO, Manufacturing Company

  • 3
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Sandton South Africa

    So Interactive is a strategic creative agency based in Sandton, South Africa. They were founded in 2007, and have since grown their team to 15 employees. They provide digital strategy, social media marketing, and web design for clients in the business, consumer products, and hospitality industries. 
     

    Clients
    Converse
    University of Johannesburg
    Ocean Basket
    Industries
    Notable Project

    So Interactive created and applied a new digital marketing strategy for an educational institution. They provided branding, website, corporate collateral, IP, and digital marketing services for the client in order to reposition them on the market. This project led to new growth for the client and an expanded market presence. 

    “Their aggressive strategy was a game changer for us. We’ve grown exponentially over the last few years since we repositioned ourselves. The feedback we’ve had from existing and new clients has been phenomenal. They love our brand, our message, and our tone.”
     

  • 5
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Sandton South Africa

    Luna Digital is a digital agency based in Northriding, South Africa, and founded in 2018. With more than two employees, they specialize in advertising, conversion optimization, and PPC services for both small and medium-sized companies.

    Clients
    Dotsure
    Rugged SA
    Planet Academy
    Notable Project

    Luna Digital provided digital marketing services for a sunglasses brand. The brand needed an expert to run their social media campaigns. Luna Digital improved the brand’s sales since working with them.

    “It gives us confidence that the best is being made from our budget.” - Co-Owner, Sunglasses Brand

  • 6
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Cape Town South Africa

    Adworth Marketing & Advertising Agency is a Cape Town-based firm founded in 2020 that works with small businesses in the marketing and advising fields. Their team of less than 10 employees provides broadcast, print, and other advertising services. 

    Industries
    Notable Project

    Partnering with a financial firm, they created a website on short notice. They've gone on to provide lead generation services and business introductions after the website was delivered successfully.

    "They’ve formed a very prosperous base to my business. Not only have they facilitated great projects, but they’ve delivered some fantastic websites." – CEO, Financial Firm 

     

  • 7
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Sandton South Africa

    BNRY Digital is a creative technology company headquartered in Johannesburg with offices in Cape Town, South Africa, and London. Founded in 2009, the team of 25 specializes in advertising, custom software development, social media marketing, and more. They work primarily with small businesses and midmarkets, focusing on hospitality and leisure, automotive, and business services.  

    Clients
    Vodaphone
    BMW
    ISUZU
    Wilderness Safaris
    Industries
    Notable Project

    BNRY Digital worked on UI/UX and data integration for a health screening platform. They used .NET to deliver a user-friendly interface and a flexible data integration solution. They developed the platform’s front-end and implemented technology to capture clinical screening information, organize data, and generate reports to the UI. The client appreciated the dedication they had to the project. 

    “They worked into the late-evening to make sure we could go live the next morning. I value this level of dedication. We also appreciated their commitment to understanding our company and the solutions we provide.” – Head of Corporate Wellness, Health Screening Platform

  • 8
    $1,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Sandton South Africa

    Live Communications is a marketing and design agency founded in 2007 and headquartered in Johannesburg. Their team of about 15 employees specializes in marketing strategy, advertising, branding, digital strategy, email marketing, and much more. Their main clients consist of enterprise-level as well as small businesses in finance, automotive, and consumer products industries.

    Clients
    ISUZU
    FNB
    Nestle
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Live Communications provided content creation as well as marketing strategy and planning to an automotive company. Their work had value for the client, who ended up contracting them on an ad-hoc basis. Their involvement during COVID-19 helped the client buffer their loss in sales.  

    "June 2020 was one of our best Junes year over year." – Marketing Executive, Isuzu Motors 

  • 9
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Frankfort South Africa

    Blinkiing Ads is a digital marketing company based in Frankfort, South Africa. The company, founded in 2019, has a team of less than ten that provides a wide range of services that include advertising, branding, social media marketing, content marketing, and web design. Blinkiing Ads serves small and mid-market companies in various industries.

    Clients
    Tarospan
    Samu24fit
    EcoXSuitors
    Dinare Poultry
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A guest house & tourism service hired Blinkiing Ads to design their website and provide other services. Blinkiing Ads designed and developed the website from scratch, designed the service's logo, did photoshoots to create visual content, and uploaded apps that would enable the service to manage their staff. The resulting website now attracts more traffic and brings 80% of the service's business.

    "They’re dedicated to the whole process. They’ve never made me feel like I was bothering them." - Owner, Guest House & Tourism Service

  • 10
    $10,000+
    1,000 - 9,999 Employees
    Cape Town South Africa

    Mirum Agency is a digital marketing agency with offices around the globe – from California to Texas to Minnesota to Dubai to Spain and more. Founded in 2015, Mirum combines strategy, creativity, and technology to understand business and human motivations. With a sizeable team (1500+) of digital savants, storytellers, and makers, Mirum Agency specializes in web design, social media marketing, digital strategy, advertising, and branding.

    Clients
    MasterCard
    Pfizer
    Asus
    Hong Kong Tourism Board
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Mirum Agency worked with a hotel brand to strengthen its brand image in the luxury travel industry. They created an interactive content series that places travelers in locations of interest to build a sense of adventure, intrigue, and possibility.

    “Our goal for this campaign is to reignite our guests’ passion for travel and fascination for discovering new places. These stories are meant to evoke curiosity, broaden the mind, and inspire international travel.” – Vice President of Lifestyle Brands, Hotel Brand

  • 11
    Undisclosed
    50 - 249 Employees
    Cape Town South Africa
    Superbalist is a midsize Cape Town, South Africa-based advertising company. Their services include advertising, affiliate marketing, social media marketing, and direct marketing.
    Industries
  • 12
    Undisclosed
    50 - 249 Employees
    Cape Town South Africa
    Ninety9cents is an advertising company in Cape Town, South Africa. The midsize team focuses on advertising, digital strategy, public relations, media planning & buying, and more. The company was established in 2008.
  • 13
    Undisclosed
    50 - 249 Employees
    Cape Town South Africa
    Zoom Advertising is an advertising company established in 1998. Their midsize team is in Cape Town, South Africa and provides advertising, branding, video production, and other marketing.
  • 14
    Undisclosed
    2 - 9 Employees
    Berea South Africa
    Deep Current Digital is an advertising company founded in 2006. The agency offers advertising, email marketing, mobile app development, social media marketing, and more and has a small team.
  • 15
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Johannesburg South Africa
    Based in Toronto, Canada and Johannesburg, South Africa, SearchKings is a small advertising company. Established in 2009, the team offers advertising, pay per click, search engine optimization, and web design.
    Industries
  • 16
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Cape Town South Africa
    Based in Cape Town, South Africa and Sandton, South Africa, Mark1 is an advertising company. The small team provides advertising, digital strategy, pay per click, social media marketing, and more. The firm was established in 2009.
  • 17
    Undisclosed
    50 - 249 Employees
    Gqeberha South Africa
    Advertising company Boomtown was established in 1994. Their midsize team is headquartered in Gqeberha, South Africa. Their services include advertising, branding, CRM consulting and SI, digital strategy, and more.
  • 18
    Undisclosed
    10 - 49 Employees
    Cape Town South Africa
    The Media Image, a media planning and buying agency, was established in 2009. The small Cape Town, South Africa-based team offers media planning & buying, pay per click, social media marketing, advertising, and more.
  • 19
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Sandton South Africa
    Brand Cartel is a branding firm. Their small team is based in Putney , United Kingdom and Sandton, South Africa. The firm offers branding, social media marketing, web design, advertising, and more. The firm was founded in 2011.
    Industries
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    $250,000+
    250 - 999 Employees
    Sandton South Africa
    011 digital is a digital strategy company. They are in Sandton, South Africa and have a midsize team. Their services include digital strategy, advertising, web development, custom software development, and more.
    Industries
  • 21
    $1,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Randburg South Africa
    MCRIGOUR MEDIA is an advertising company. The small team is headquartered in Randburg, South Africa; Cape Town, South Africa and Klerksdorp, South Africa. Their services include advertising, market research, digital strategy, public relations, and more.
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  • 22
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    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Cape Town South Africa
    Watson Ferguson Marketing Agency is a Cape Town, South Africa-based branding agency. The small team offers branding, advertising, marketing strategy, web design, and more. The agency was established in 2016.
  • 23
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Pretoria South Africa
    Founded in 2010, Regewall Technology is a SEO services firm. Their small team is headquartered in Pretoria, South Africa and offers search engine optimization, web development, advertising, digital strategy, and more.
    Industries
  • 24
    Undisclosed
    2 - 9 Employees
    Centurion South Africa
    OfferForge is an advertising company established in 2005. The company offers advertising, search engine optimization, digital strategy, and e-commerce development and has a small team. The company is headquartered in Centurion, South Africa.
  • 25
    Undisclosed
    10 - 49 Employees
    Sandton South Africa
    Gold Creative Services is a branding agency based in Sandton, South Africa. The small agency was founded in 1993. Their team specializes in branding, e-commerce development, social media marketing, web development, and more.
  • 26
    $1,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Cape Town South Africa
    Sahara Analytica is a business consulting company. They specialize in business consulting, advertising, digital strategy, marketing strategy, and more and were launched in 2018. The agency is in Nairobi, Kenya and Cape Town, South Africa.
  • 28
    Undisclosed
    2 - 9 Employees
    Sandton South Africa
    Cognite Marketing is a small advertising company. Located in Sandton, South Africa, the firm was founded in 2005. Their team specializes in advertising, content marketing, graphic design, social media marketing, and more.
  • 29
    Undisclosed
    10 - 49 Employees
    Sandton South Africa
    Digital strategy company Arc South Africa was established in 1995. The firm offers digital strategy, e-commerce development, marketing strategy, social media marketing, and more and has a small team. The firm is in Sandton, South Africa.
  • 30
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Cape Town South Africa
    Advertising company Hero is located in Cape Town, South Africa. Launched in 1996, the small team specializes in advertising, digital strategy, web design, branding, and more.
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