We Focus On Growing Businesses Online!
Yep, times are tough, markets are crowded and everyone is “doing” digital marketing. We get it.
12 years ago, and after almost 20 years running bigger agencies in both Cape Town and London, we launched 959, which, back then, was a totally new breed of Digital Agency. 959 is powered by a small core team of highly-experienced Digital Marketers. We then collaborate with deep niche experts to build a project team that speaks to our client’s business objectives. No fluffing, zero wastage or trying to bill, bill, bill to cover our crazy agency overheads. Sound familiar? The proof? How about 90% of our clients have been with us for more than 5 years?
At 959, an “always-on” value-adding mindset and a laser focus on Results and ROI are our value propositions. Want to truly embrace digital? Let’s Talk.
Do you want to run Google Search campaigns?
This is our speciality! We will conduct keyword research to ascertain what key terms drive traffic for your sector and the cost per clicks. We then create text ads that will appear when your keywords are triggered.
Be seen where it matters most!Let’s Talk
Do you want to run Google Display campaigns?
Increase your brand awareness and lead generation with Display Advertising and Remarketing. We select a targeted audience so your ads are seen by the right people!Let’s Talk
Do you want to run Google Shopping campaigns?
Shopping campaigns help you promote your products by giving users detailed information (product photo, description and price) about what you’re selling. You only pay when someone clicks on your ad.
A must for e-commerce sites!Let’s Talk
Do you want to run Social Media campaigns?
Having a social media presence has become a MUST in this day and age. Not only for credibility, but it is also a crucial ranking factor for Google. We look at your current strategy (if there is one) and your sector and will advise accordingly i.e. Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn and Twitter.Let’s Talk
Do you want to increase your site’s ranking?
Getting your site to rank higher increases visitors to your website and consequently brand awareness and leads. Content is key for a successful online strategy. We will devise a strategy on the best way forward.
We can help you get there!Let’s Talk
Do you want to understand your data?
Digital marketing is all about measuring your data and understanding it. We provide weekly dashboards and monthly reports which explains how your campaigns are doing. We provide a monthly report for SEO services which outlines how your site is performing.Let’s Talk
Do you want to reach your audience via email?
Do you want to reach prospects and customers? Or send regular newsletters and build a relationship with your database so that you are in the forefront of their minds when they do require your services? We will listen and devise an effective email marketing campaign.Let’s Talk
Not sure what service you need?
We will listen to your requirements and analyse your current online strategy and then advise on a Digital Strategy that will move you to the next level and where best to spend your marketing budget.Let’s Talk
Do you need the services of a Fractional CMO?
During these difficult times do you require the experience of a Chief Marketing Officer but don’t have the budget and/or need to reduce costs? Then we can fulfil this role for you and help guide your strategy and assist your marketing team execute the agreed plan. Fraser has been supporting 959’s long-standing clients in this role for many years. You buy only the time you need to make sure your marketing is getting results.
We do not pretend to be experts in all marketing fields. We are a boutique, data-driven consultancy and our primary focus is to help you drive high-quality leads, visitors and engagement. We listen. We then evaluate your current strategy. We research. And then we present a clear-cut strategy to move your business forward. We are plain-talking and we will never BS you! WYSIWYG and we focus on results.
We are an agile team of digital marketing experts, and as such, we don’t aim for dozens of clients, we partner with a select few in non-competing niches. Clients we can actually help. We work on building trust and transparency and we deliver results and value.
This is what differentiates us from the masses of agencies out there! We actually care about our client’s success and they become valued partners. We have a long track record of clients staying with us for years for these very reasons!
We specialise in a number of sectors globally, with particular experience in B2B, B2C, Tourism, Telecoms, Recruitment, eCommerce, Professional Services and Finance.
For a Free, Zero-Obligations 30-Minute Consultation with our MD & Founder, Fraser Black, who is a Digital Marketing expert…
The core team is Fraser Black and Monique van der Linden. Collectively, we have over three decades of marketing and digital marketing experience. Fraser is ex Ogilvy, JWT and also established an award-winning digital design agency in London that’s still going strong today. Monique joined 959 recently and brings a wealth of Paid Media and Digital Marketing experience. This partnership is a great combination of experience, ideas and insights.
- Look at benchmarks that pertain to your sector and niche
- Competitor Analysis – important to know what core competitors are ‘smashing’ it or not…
- Evaluate Current Strategy – we want to understand your pains and problems, as well as strengths so that we can make grounded recommendations based on data and insights
- Tailor a Strategy Proposal to what you need and what you can afford!
- We support you throughout our relationship and continually communicate
We aim to be transparent at every step so we will:
- Provide time-scales for each stage
- Input i.e. what information is needed at each stage (clear comms with you as to what we require to perform our side of the deal)
- Agree the definition of done i.e. what the result of work will be at each stage
- Clear comms all the way. We are always happy to answer any queries you may have
- We know that price matters, especially now, so we provide a clear pricing model/ structure which we are happy to talk you though
Here is what it’s like to work with us long term:
- We agree the key check-in points we have for communication e.g. weekly calls, monthly meetings and forward-focused quarterly business reviews etc.
- We provide snapshots of campaigns via weekly or monthly dashboards as well as monthly reports which include insights and analysis
- At no point in our journey together, will you not be informed of progress and how we are doing
Now ask yourself, are we the Digital Consultancy that you need?
If you feel we are… Let’s start talking so that we can help you!
We are a new breed of focused Digital Marketers.
We are experienced marketing professionals that just happen to have been doing digital marketing for many years.
Our team combines an innate understanding of finding and attracting the right potential visitors with a goal of turning them into loyal customers and fans of your brand.
Search Engines, Social Media channels and new ways of advertising hold no secrets to us. We rarely need to advertise our own services and our good clients have been loyal to us for 5+ years. Meet the team that will get movement on your online marketing performance.
MD & Founder
Fraser is a classically-trained, agency-side digital marketer with 22 years’ experience derived from a variety of agencies in both South Africa and the UK. Fraser has traditional and digital marketing experience which allows him to provide a 360° approach to 959’s clients. In his spare time, Fraser enjoys adventure biking in the mountains of the Cape Province, cooking, visiting wine estates, travelling and being a dad to his daughter, Tallulah.
Paid Media Analyst
Designer, Copywriter & Social Media Specialist
Lisa is an interdisciplinary creative and provides Design. Copywriting and Social Media Campaign and Community Support to our clients. Lisa has a degree in Fine Art and can be found creating beautiful artworks in her studio when not keeping clients happy.
Katherine graduated in 2003 from the AAA School of Advertising, with a major in Art Direction. After traveling abroad for a number of years, Katherine settled back in South Africa and has worked with brands in New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Australia, Germany and Greece. As a traditionalist, Katherine subscribes to the mantra “less is more,” taking her design cues from Bauhaus and Minimalism. In her free time, she writes flash fiction, illustrates, and is busy producing a podcast with a cohost, exploring human nature.
Project / Community Manager
Thuli has over 9 years’ experience in digital and social media marketing, content creation, social media copy and community management. Thuli is a passionate and proud South African who is interested in politics, social advocacy and youth empowerment.
Thuli has a Diploma in Advertising Management and has worked alongside Fraser since 2016.
“959 are proactive and knowledgeable. It’s been enjoyable working with them.”
“959 are a passionate team of astute professionals who will add value to any business that they get involved in.”
“959’s capabilities and expertise are outstanding. They have smart people who work with your company, giving the strategic as well as tactical counsel that makes the online, SEO and interactive advertising campaign planning and implementation process transparent, fun and successful.”
“As an e-Commerce business, SEM was absolutely key to our launch. 959 has been with us from the start and guided us through this very specialised area of our business. They have continued to support us through our many phases of growth and continue to play a key part in our online presence, sales and customer acquisition strategies.”
“959 has provided Southern Destinations with various Digital and Search Engine Marketing support for the last 9 years. 959 has significant experience in digital and web development and we enjoy having them as a part of our marketing team.”
“959 helped us launch AfricanSafaris.com in 2011 and continues to support us with our digital marketing requirements across SEO, PPC, Conversion Rate Optimisation & UX. Fraser is not your typical agency type… He thinks like a site owner/ entrepreneur and helps us to build and exploit our web assets for profit. Fraser is reliable, experienced and has a solid knowledge of digital marketing within the travel sector. We enjoy working with him and his team at 959.”
“Working with the 959 team has been an absolute pleasure. They take a very thorough, methodical approach to everything they do and have been instrumental in growing our online sales. Nikki and Fraser understood the needs of the business and through their knowledge and experience recommended the right solutions.”
“Nine Fifty Nine – what a great marketing agency. We have been making use of their services for the last couple of years and their expertise in marketing, especially with Google, has seen a huge return on investment. A very friendly team that I would highly recommend.”
“Fraser and Nikki are highly knowledgeable and easy to work with. Nine Fifty Nine is a great partner and resource for any business that is looking to establish and grow a strong digital presence.”
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