The Best Ad and Marketing Companies in South Africa

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.

List of the Best South Africa Ad and Marketing Companies

  • 1

    MAGNETIC Global

    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. 

    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. 

     

    Former clients
    Left Coast Brewing Co
    TCL Electronics
    Caldera Spas
    Fugoo
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group50 - 249 Employees
    place Knysna, South Africa
    5.0
    5.0
    3 Clutch reviews
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  • 2

    BlueMagnet

    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.

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    BlueMagnet worked with a manufacturing company to update their outdated website for a fresh, UX/UI friendly platform for consumers.They were able to migrate from an old website to a new one without losing any rankings for the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

    Former clients
    African Pegmatite
    Elingo
    Softline VIP
    Angor properties
    Mobitainment
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Broadacres, South Africa
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 3

    So Interactive

    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. 
     

    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.”
     

    Former clients
    Converse
    University of Johannesburg
    Ocean Basket
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Sandton, South Africa
    4.7
    4.7
    5 Clutch reviews
  • 4

    Luna Digital

    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.

    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

    Former clients
    Dotsure
    Rugged SA
    Planet Academy
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Johannesburg, South Africa
    4.8
    4.8
    3 Clutch reviews
  • 5

    Adworth

    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. 

    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 

     

    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Cape Town, South Africa
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 6

    BNRY Digital

    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.  

    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

    Former clients
    Vodaphone
    BMW
    ISUZU
    Wilderness Safaris
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Johannesburg, South Africa
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 7

    Live Communications

    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.

    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 

    Former clients
    ISUZU
    FNB
    Nestle
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Johannesburg, South Africa
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
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