area code

A culture driven advertising agency.

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Art Direction

We’re from the same backgrounds as our clients’ consumer. We know what visuals and stories will resonate throughout our campaigns.

Cultural Design

We design from a core understanding of culture, knowing design has the ability to impact the consumer resonates with our clients.

Scalable Strategy

Our strategy is to ensure that our client is able to grow alongside the emerging black markets and not fall behind as culture moves forward.

About us

We provide creative solutions inspired by our country, South Africa.

We create narratives for clients looking to penetrate the South African market in an authentic and memorable manner.

Focusing specifically on Township, Cape Flats and the broader emerging black market. We understand the people, not only through data but because our founders are from the same backgrounds as the consumers our clients speak to.

The Inspiration

Some of our works

Featured Projects

Surficons

Archiving Sneakers with TFG

Woke & Broke – A Lazy Sunday

021LIT

The Design of the House of H

AFAI Cultural Accelerator

Our people

clients

What our people think of us

Testimonials

Tyron Fouche
Founder & CEO
Nobuntu

Kenan's ability to see straight to the core of our business and then tell our story to clients using creative and meaningful narratives is exceptional. We are always left refreshed and invigorated after our planning sessions - that's a good sign that expectations have consistently been met with reality. I have no hesitation in recommending Area Code to others.

Brendan Fernández
Founder & CEO
Graf-in TECH

I had an incredible experience with the Area Code team. After our first planning engagement, they understood our product clearly and where it can be placed on the market. They formulated a product marketing plan that captures our vision and mission within the tech industry. This is a team I would highly recommended to other businesses and fellow entrepreneurs.

Bridgette Kgosana
Founder & Director
LBK Fashion

Working with the Area Code team has been a refreshing experience, they are friendly, fun to be around and reliable. Their commitment to my show and future plans is admirable, and I look forward to working with them on future events.

Work with us to understand culture.

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Culture Consultation

Agency
Consultation with larger agencies on their culture centred clients
  • Art Direction
  • Copywriting
  • Strategy
  • Photography

Small Business

Retainer
Suitable for small businesses with up to 200 employees
  • Social Media
  • Brand Strategy
  • Creative Direction
  • Photography

Larger Business

Retainer
Great for large businesses with more than 1500 employees
  • TTL Creative Direction + Brand Strategy
  • ATL Creative Campaigns
  • Concept Development
  • Project Management
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