The Best Social Media Marketing Agencies in South Africa

Looking for a top social media company in South Africa?

Given the global demand for online connectivity, marketing your business on social media is crucial. With hundreds of millions of users online daily, social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube give businesses the opportunity to tap into an enthusiastic, responsive audience.

To assist you in your search for a partner, we’ve compiled this list of the top social media 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 Social Media Marketing Agencies

  • 1

    Ad Union

    Ad Union is a digital agency headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany. They also have offices in Ubud, Indonesia, and Aberdeen, United Kingdom. Founded in 2019, they have about 3 employees that serve small businesses in the advertising and marketing industries. Services include social media marketing, PPC, and digital strategy.

    Notable Project

    Ad Union handled paid ads for a photography studio. They created a custom strategy that involves Facebook brand and lead ads. Their efforts increased impressions and client acquisition.

    “I was impressed by their creative ideas and implementations as well as Tipps and tricks.” – Founder, Photography Studio

    Former clients
    BlackBull
    Lenz & Leif
    Mantra
    Roborock
    Plus500
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Capetown, South Africa
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
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  • 2

    Focus Online Travel

    Focus Online Travel is a marketing agency founded in 2012 and headquartered in Cape Town, South Africa. With about 15 employees on board, they provide web design, social media marketing, and SEO mainly to businesses in the hospitality and leisure industries. 

    Notable Project

    Focus Online Travel developed a website and provided maintenance for it for a South African luxury hotel chain. They were also tasked with search engine marketing, monitoring both Google and Facebook campaigns. Their efforts produced a better online presence and brand positioning. 

    "Increased web traffic by 100% and increased enquiries." – Marketing Manager, South African Hotel Chain

    Former clients
    The Royal Portfolio
    Sereno Hotels
    FightSite
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Cape Town, South Africa
    4.8
    4.8
    3 Clutch reviews
  • 3

    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
  • 4

    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
  • 5

    Akio Agency

    Akio Agency is a marketing and design firm founded in 2016 with fewer than 10 employees. They offer social media marketing, web design, and graphic design services from their office in Johannesburg, South Africa. They work with both small and mid-market businesses.

    Notable Project

    Akio Agency provided web and marketing services for an accounting firm. The firm needed assistance with online marketing, web development services, and IT consulting. Akio Agency provided solutions for all of the firm’s needs.

    “We appreciate that they handle everything while keeping us informed and advising us along the way.” - Executive Director, Accounting Firm

    Former clients
    Siya Mbalekwa
    JMF Foundation
    Mrwebi Auditors
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Johannesburg, South Africa
    5.0
    5.0
    3 Clutch reviews
  • 6

    The Fox in the Box Group

    The Fox in the Box Group is a digital and marketing agency based in Durbanville, South Africa with more than two experts. They have provided social media marketing, marketing strategy, and branding solutions since their founding in 2015.

    Notable Project

    The Fox in the Box Group provided digital strategy solutions for a human resource development firm. The firm was looking to expand their business through digital means. The Fox in the Box Group helped the firm realize the importance of metrics such as social media analytics.

    “The content that they offered, as well as the quality of the services they gave to us, were amazing.” - Head of Marketing Communications, Human Resource Development Firm

    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Durbanville, South Africa
    4.5
    4.5
    1 Clutch review
  • 7

    IMS

    IMS is a creative agency that was founded in Lonehill, South Africa in 2013. The current team of over 10 offers social media and content marketing as well as SEO services to mostly small-sized businesses. Their clientele mostly comes from the business services and consumer products industries.

    Notable Project

    Working in a long-term partnership, IMS offered digital services to support a PR firm's clients. Depending on the client's needs, the team created SEO-friendly WordPress sites, executed on Facebook and LinkedIn marketing efforts, and designed creative assets. The team succeeded thanks to their robust reporting and client assistance.

    "IMS’ team walks my clients through their plan, showing them the time frame and outlining the value of their work." – CEO, PR Firm

    Former clients
    Talksure
    Goscor
    Gilbert
    Gray-Nicolls
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Lonehill, South Africa
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
  • 8

    Spitfire Inbound

    Spitfire Inbound is an inbound marketing agency based in Johannesburg. The agency, founded in 2016, has more than 20 employees and provides, among others, digital strategy, conversion optimization, and other digital marketing services to enterprise and smaller-sized companies in various industries.

    Notable Project

    A facilities services company hired Spitfire Inbound to provide inbound marketing services to drive activity that could produce stronger digital results. Spitfire Inbound tailored their processes to meet the company's needs. They also used market and competitor analysis to craft the company's content plan, which is layered onto the HubSpot platform and build automated workflows. Spitfire Inbound met all expectations in this engagement.

    "We’ve had a successful relationship, producing more than a 600% ROI." - Marketing Manager, Facilities Services Company

    Former clients
    Suzuki Auto South Africa
    Interwaste
    Nashua Communications
    Barloworld Logistics
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Johannesburg, South Africa
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
    Awards

    HubSpot Impact Awards: Website Design (2019) , HubSpot Impact Awards: Grand Prize Winner, Inbound Growth Story (2017)

  • 9

    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
  • 10

    Archetype Copywriting

    Archetype Copywriting is a marketing agency founded in 2007 and based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Their team of over two experts offers social media, content, and email marketing solutions for clients in the fields of advertising, financial services, and health care.

    Notable Project

    Archetype Copywriting created content for a digital marketing firm. The firm works with Archetype Copywriting to provide content for social media. Archetype Copywriting’s work has helped the firm continue to work with clients.

    “Excellent.” - Group CEO, Digital Marketing Firm

    Former clients
    JLL
    Straight Twisted
    GlamCam and eimage
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Johannesburg, South Africa
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 11

    POPTAG AGENCY

    POPTAG AGENCY is a software company founded in 2012 with more than two experts. They offer e-commerce development, digital strategy, and business consulting solutions from their office in Durban, South Africa. They work with small and mid-market agencies.

    Notable Project

    POPTAG AGENCY provided lead generation solutions for a talent agency. The agency used various social media platform suchas LinkedIn and Facebook to generate leads. POPTAG AGENCY helped the agency achieve a 40% uptick in leads.

    “We set up status meeting and had weekly catch up's on projects and deadlines. This worked very well.” - Managing Director, Talent Agency

    Former clients
    Africacreatives.com
    Vizbl.art
    Thedrop.co.za
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Durban, South Africa
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
  • 12

    Storyteller

    Storyteller Design is an SEO, digital marketing, and web design company based in Cape Town, South Africa. The company, founded in 2012, has a team of less than ten that provides SEO, PPC, social media marketing, and web design services to small and midmarket companies 
     

    Notable Project

    A travel and experience showcase company hired Storyteller Design to provide ongoing SEO services to help improve the ranking and the traffic for their five social media accounts and five websites. Storyteller Design also handles social media strategy and paid social media ads. Because of this engagement, website traffic has grown to more than 10,000 and is expected to reach 20,000 in the next six months. Also, the company's social media accounts have attracted more than 40,000 followers in one year.

    "I'm impressed by their attention to detail as well as their commitment to our success and delivering results." - Social Media Manager, Travel and Experience Showcase Company

    Former clients
    Intercape Busses
    Bootlegger Coffee
    Victoria Falls Safari Lodge
    EcoTraining
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Cape Town, South Africa
    4.5
    4.5
    2 Clutch reviews
  • 13

    Ahmad Digital Agencies

    Ahmad Digital Agencies is a digital agency founded in 2018. They have a team of around 5 employees and are based in Boksburg, Gauteng. Their services include mainly web design, SEO, and e-commerce development for small businesses. 

    Notable Project

    Ahmad Digital Agencies works with a musician on their social media presence. They provide digital marketing support and run campaigns on Instagram and Facebook. So far, their work has helped the client build their audience and gain followers on their music page. 

    "I’m happy because they’ve been able to grow my audience, which I struggled with for a long time." – Musician, Self Employed 

    Former clients
    Sai Ngam Thai Spa
    Tradewise Global
    Rg Motors Bank Repo
    Agriseed
    Sibeko Graphics
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Boksburg, Dawn Park, South Africa
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 14

    Galactic Digital

    Galactic Digital is a digital agency from Cape Town, South Africa founded in 2018. With about 5 employees on deck, they perform digital strategy, social media marketing, web design, and graphic design services for small and mid-sized clients sectors of e-commerce, healthcare, financial, education, etc.

    Notable Project

    Galactic Digital developed a procurement system using Laravel for a professional services firm seeking to boost its efficiency through the automation of several internal processes. The client appreciated their ability to quickly grasp project needs and deliver seamlessly. 

    "The workflow was efficient and smooth." – Managing Director, Professional Services Firm

    Former clients
    iStore Business
    Mitra Consulting
    Shadow Careers
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    groupFreelancer Employees
    place Cape Town, South Africa
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 15

    CSA Sha-Izwe

    CSA Sha-Izwe is a PR and marketing agency based in Johannesburg. Founded in 1987, the team of fewer than 10 serves enterprise and midmarket businesses in industries such as automotive and education. Services include social media marketing, PR, digital strategy, and SEO.

    Notable Project

    CSA Sha-Izwe provided digital marketing and website optimization services to an event management company. The team worked to increase site visibility and conversion numbers. Their consistent efforts resulted in a significant ROI.

    “They don’t have a blanket approach to marketing — they’re incredibly hands-on.” — Manager, Event Management Company

    Former clients
    SilvaSale
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Johannesburg, South Africa
    4.5
    4.5
    5 Clutch reviews
  • 16

    idreate

    idreate is a marketing agency founded in 2017 with a team of fewer than 10 professionals. Based in Cape Town, South Africa, they are experts in marketing strategy, social media marketing, and corporate training, primarily for small and medium-sized businesses.

    Notable Project

    idreate helped a large fishing company launch their LinkedIn profile. The company didn’t have any social media presence, and worked with idreate to establish profiles on various social media networks. According to the company, they are now “ready to launch”.

    “The team is hands on and always available to explain and ensure we are always aligned on next steps.” - Group Exco, Large Fishing Company

    Former clients
    Oceana Group
    Get Smarter
    Vega
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Cape Town, South Africa
    4.5
    4.5
    2 Clutch reviews
  • 17

    Nerx Digital Agency

    Getweb is a digital agency founded in 2016 with a team of fewer than 10 people. Based in Norton, Zimbabwe, the company provides various solutions, including web design, digital strategy, and UX/UI design. They work with small and mid-market firms in the fields of advertising and e-commerce.

    Notable Project

    Getweb offered web development assistance for a business service company. The company needed a partner to facilitate their web dev operations and enlisted Getweb for help. The company is able to deliver their services on time thanks to Getweb.

    “Over the years, Getweb has improved in the quality of the websites that they produce. That is mainly from feedback from our customers. Their designs are really unique and very unlike other web designers’. Getweb's work is very customer-focused.” - Managing Director, Business Service Company
     

    Former clients
    Chris and Geo
    Queen of Peace
    Gateway Autodealers
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Benoni, South Africa
    5.0
    5.0
    3 Clutch reviews
  • 18

    Elemental Web Solutions

    Elemental Web Solutions is a web development and digital marketing agency in Table View, South Africa. Founded in 2005, they have about 10 employees that serve mostly small-business and midmarket clients in the advertising, business, and education sectors. Services include web development, SEO, and custom software development.

    Notable Project

    Elemental Web Solutions provided custom backend web development for a media and marketing company. They developed a CMS and followed wireframes using PHP. The platform has increased traffic and received praise for its design and functionality.
     

    “They did a very good job with project management.” – Chief Visionary, Media & Marketing Company

    Former clients
    Adidas
    Nescafe
    Mini
    Heineken
    BMW
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Table View, South Africa
    4.5
    4.5
    3 Clutch reviews
  • 19

    Hype Digital

    Hype Digital is a marketing firm based in Cape Town, South Africa, and founded in 2017. Their team of more than two provides social media marketing, conversion optimization, and PPC solutions for clients that work in the fields of e-commerce and education.

    Notable Project

    Hype Digital developed an e-commerce platform for a sports brand. Hype Digital also provided marketing assistance to boost the new platform’s presence online. Sales from the platform have steadily grown over the course of the past year.

    “The Hype team was always extremely accommodating and helpful.” - Head of Marketing and Activations, Sports Brand

    Former clients
    Umbro South Africa
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Cape Town, South Africa
    5.0
    5.0
    3 Clutch reviews
  • 20

    Red Rabbit Media

    Red Rabbit Media is a digital technology company based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Their team of around 5 employees specializes in video production, web design, and cloud consulting.

    Notable Project

    Red Rabbit Media provided video production services for a film distribution company. The team was responsible for post-production on a feature film as well as accompanying collateral. 

    "Their technical knowledge of the feature film materials impressed us." –  Producer, Film Dsitribution Company

    Former clients
    Perplexia Pictures
    Disney
    Inside Job
    Castle Lite Unlocks
    Silly Seasons
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Johannesburg, South Africa
    4.5
    4.5
    1 Clutch review
  • 21

    Cloudbreak Digital

    Cloudbreak Digital is a digital firm based in Newark, Del. With no more than 10 employees, they have offered social media marketing, email marketing, and web design solutions since their founding in 2014.

    Notable Project

    Cloudbreak Digital designed a website for a blogger. The site was to be redesigned at a professional level. After the work was paid for, communication between Cloudbreak Digital and the blogger turned extremely sluggish and proved to be difficult for the blogger to work with.

    “Absolutely the most unprofessional and unimpressive ‘company’ we’ve ever had the misfortune of dealing with.” - Social Media Influencer, Blogger

    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Cape Town, South Africa
    0.5
    0.5
    1 Clutch review
  • 22

    HelloYes Marketing

    HelloYes Marketing is a marketing firm based in Johannesburg, South Africa with more than 10 professionals. They have provided PPC, social media marketing, and digital strategy solutions since their founding in 2014. They work with clients in the fields of real estate, transportation, and education.

    Notable Project

    HelloYes Marketing provided web development and social media marketing solutions for a golf and residential estate. HelloYes Marketing was to create a new site as well as manage the social media needs of the estate. The estate is happy with the results so far.

    “At the end of the day, they do their best to assist us in our journey.” - Marketing Manager, Golf and Residential Estate

    Former clients
    Imperial Logistics
    Henkel
    Adcock Ingram
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Bedfordview, Johannesburg, South Africa
    4.5
    4.5
    2 Clutch reviews
  • 23

    Electro Web Design

    Electro Web Design is a web design and social media marketing firm based in Western Cape, South Africa. Founded in 2016, their team serves clients in the advertising, media, and business services sectors. Services include content development, Facebook Advertising, and Google Ads.

    Notable Project

     

    Electro Web Design designed a website for a church. The team worked efficiently and the new site supports a healthy flow of traffic.

    The ongoing interaction leads to new improvements that are handled well!” – Reverend, Church

     

    Former clients
    Westside Enterprises
    Dazzpac
    Saint Mark's Methodist Church
    The Hedge Guesthouse
    Africanism Magazine
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    groupFreelancer Employees
    place Western Cape, South Africa
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
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