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Top 70 Advertising Agencies in South Africa

December 2022

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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. 

    Notable Project

    MAGNETIC Creative provides digital marketing services to a global beverage firm. They build a healthy email flow, optimize the client's website and SEO, launch global campaigns and products, and create content.

    "They are extremely thorough with project strategies, budgets, and reaching key marketing objectives."

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  • 2
    • Scheduling

      5.0
    • Quality

      5.0
    • Cost

      4.5
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • 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 migrated content for a multilingual web platform to a new site. They identified issues with the existing strategy and conducted research.

    "They have such incredible people working at their company that you certainly feel that your website is in good hands."

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  • 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

    • AIG
    • Intercare
    • Logitech
    • Ocean Basket

    Industries

    Notable Project

    So Interactive built a progressive web app to market a real estate development. They built a turnkey solution that involved maps, architectural models, video content, and visualizations. 

    "They were open to trying new things."

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  • 4
    • Scheduling

      5.0
    • Quality

      5.0
    • Cost

      5.0
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $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

    Adworth Marketing & Advertising Agency built a website on an extremely truncated timeline. They delivered a high-quality solution with a dynamic UX, as well as post-launch maintenance.

    "They have great insights and are able to articulate thoughts and ideas as I want them."

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  • 5
    • $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
    • CHOC

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Live Communications works with an automobile manufacturer on an ad hoc basis. They assist with marketing strategy and creative needs. They recently helped develop a new marketing plan in response to COVID-19.

    "They helped our dealerships across the country."

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  • 6
    • $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
    • Caribbeantan

    Notable Project

    Luna Digital provided social media marketing services for a health and wellness company. The goal was to help increase awareness and conversions for the client's e-commerce websites.

    "They have a small team but produce high output."

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  • 7
    • $1,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Midrand, South Africa

    Headquartered in Midrand, South Africa, Pics In Lifts is an advertising company. The agency offers advertising, digital strategy, marketing strategy, and market research and is small.The agency was founded in 2020.

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  • 8
    • $25,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Johannesburg, 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, ISUZU, Wilderness Safaris, Discovery Health, Roman's Pizza, Dimension Data, Imperial Car Rental, BMW, Mondelez.
    • Application and brand activation
    • Product and experience design, software development, integration and launch
    • VW Polo Campaign

    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

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  • 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
    • Frankfort Guesthouses And Tourism
    • Zama'Choice
    • EcoXSuitors

    Industries

    Notable Project

    To increase exposure to their guest houses, a hospitality and tourism service hired Blinkiing Ads to design their website. The team built the site from scratch, created their logo, and took photographs. 

    "I’m very impressed with their service."

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  • 10
    • Undisclosed
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Johannesburg, South Africa

    Havas Johannesburg is an advertising company. Their small team is headquartered in Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa. The firm focuses on advertising, branding, marketing strategy, public relations, and more.

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  • 11
    • $1,000+
    • Freelancer employees
    • Cape Town, South Africa

    Freelancer South Africa, an advertising company, is in Cape Town, South Africa. They specialize in advertising, ux/ui design, branding, graphic design, and more and were established in 2019.

    Industries

    Notable Project

    A menopause healthcare company has created a new business name and requested new branding assets from Freelancer South Africa. The team has been primarily managing the packaging and website, making it on-brand. 

    "Nicolene is refreshingly honest, which is the most impressive thing for us."

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  • 12
    • 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

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  • 13
    • Undisclosed
    • 50 - 249 employees
    • Sandton, South Africa

    FCB Africa is an advertising company launched in 1927. The firm provides advertising, public relations, social media marketing, CRM consulting and SI, and more and has a midsize team.

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  • 14
    • Undisclosed
    • 50 - 249 employees
    • Randburg, South Africa

    Artifact Advertising is an advertising company. They are located in Johannesburg, South Africa and have a midsize team that offers advertising, branding, marketing strategy, social media marketing, and more. The firm was launched in 1994.

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  • 15
    • 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.

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  • 16
    • $5,000+
    • 50 - 249 employees
    • Sandton, 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.

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  • 17
    • Undisclosed
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Randburg, South Africa

    Launched in 1969, Ebony+Ivory is an advertising company. The agency provides advertising, BI & big data consulting & SI, branding, marketing strategy, and more and has a small team.

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  • 18
    • 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.

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  • 19
    • Undisclosed
    • 50 - 249 employees
    • Sandton, South Africa

    Tradeway is an advertising company. Their midsize team is in Sandton, Gauteng, South Africa. The firm provides advertising, branding, marketing strategy, and market research.

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  • 20
    • $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.

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  • 21
    • 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.

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  • 22
    • Scheduling

      5.0
    • Quality

      5.0
    • Cost

      3.5
    • NPS

      5.0
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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

    Notable Project

    011 digital built a mobile app for an on-demand servicing platform company. Their work involved designing the app's UI/UX, wireframing, copywriting, branding, Laravel-based admin development, and app delivery.

    "They know what works and what doesn't."

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  • 23
    • Undisclosed
    • 50 - 249 employees
    • Johannesburg, South Africa

    Sauce Advertising is an advertising company founded in 1988. In Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa, their midsize team focuses on advertising, branding, social media marketing, graphic design, and more.

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  • 24
    • 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.

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  • 25
    • Undisclosed
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Estcourt, South Africa
    In Estcourt, South Africa, Any Data is an advertising company. The small team provides advertising, email marketing, market research, and other marketing and was founded in 2012.
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  • 26
    • $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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  • 27
    • $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.

    Industries

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  • 28
    • Undisclosed
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Estcourt, South Africa
    SMS Marketing SA is an Estcourt, South Africa-based advertising and other marketing company. The small agency was launched in 2018. Their team offers advertising and other marketing.
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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.

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  • 30
    • 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.

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