Fishgate is a through-the-line advertising agency situated near Bellville in the northern suburbs of Cape Town. We facilitate brand development by conceptualising creative ideas in areas such as advertising, design, marketing, copywriting and web development to align brand communication. We have conceptualised work for clients in both local and global markets, from internationally recognised artists to businesses in the corporate environment. Fishgate’s current client base includes the education sector, automotive industry, retail and various NGOs. The growing social media market allows us to create digital marketing and advertising campaigns, stretching a brand’s potential to a digital audience.
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    Shop 5A, Falcon Crest, Tyger Falls, Carl Cronje Dr, Bellville, 7530
Book - Lionel Smit

Lionel Smit is an influential South African artist internationally recognised for his larger-than-life sculptures. Throughout his artistic career, Fishgate has put together a few catalogues and built a website for him. Fragments, published in 2016, features a compilation of his best work and behind-the-scene exhibition pictures held throughout South Africa. For more information on Lionel’s…

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TV Commercial - Ctrack

When you only leave the office at 5 (in the morning), you really hope that all the hard work you put into a campaign pays off in the end…and you really want to sleep. Now that we have reached the point where the campaign has been launched, well…we can truly say that the late nights/early…

Posters - World of Birds

World of Birds in Hout Bay is a bird and monkey sanctuary that relies on donations and money collected from entry fees to feed and take care of their animals. We saw a need to help them out and decided to create a series of posters that encourages people to help feed the birds –…

Print Adverts - WPBTS

This print campaign was conceptualised for the Western Province Blood Transfusion Service. They required a campaign to run during Blood Donor Month in June this year, and Fishgate was all too happy to conceptualise something for our new client. Especially those of us at the agency who donate blood regularly! These print ads were also…

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Viral Clips - Samsung

The following two viral clips were made in collaboration with Egg Films Priest (post-production) as part of Samsung’s “Let the games begin” campaign. These viral clips were featured on 10and5. For more information, please see the overview.

Video - The Children's Hospital Trust

Fishgate recently produces this video for the The Children’s Hospital Trust – the fundraising organisation for the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital in Cape Town. The brief was simply to create something that the Trust could use at events to encourage more donations. We decided against doing a straight-forward documentary video for them, and…

Brights Integrated Campaign

What began as a simple brief to create a new specials tabloid for the group’s 45th birthday, inspired us as an agency to create something more. What ensued was an idea that celebrated this milestone birthday in the best possible way – by including BRIGHTS’ loyal customers. Check out the video to see for yourself.

Website - Koeboe

We recently designed and developed a website for Koeboe – a new app that allows users to create, find and follow calendars online. This was done just in time for the app launch at the 2016 Innibos National Arts Festival. View the website here –

Magazine - Boland College

The Boland Plus 2015 Spring edition, designed by our team, outlined a few topics such as Boland College’s events during the year, the announcement of their new Vice-Principal and an in-depth interview conducted with their IT department. This publication is available on the Boland College website

Magazine - Boland College

The ReAksie 2015 Spring edition commanded attention with the title – I’m not here to be average, I’m here to be awesome – displayed boldly on the cover of Boland College’s internal magazine, ReAksie/Action. The publication, designed by Fishgate Advertising, is distributed at all Boland College campuses.

Website - Ctrack

The Fishgate team recently designed and developed three separate websites for our vehicle tracking client, Ctrack, which included the Global, Australasian and South African versions. View all three from the global site here:  

Product Labels - Brothers Beverages

Fishgate Advertising redesigned the packaging for the Rooibos Frutea flavours. Pictured here are the few favourite flavours; Cranberry-Cherry, Lemon-Apple and Mango. The Frutea brand is manufactured under Brothers Beverages in Somerset West, Cape Town.

Diary 2016 - Boland College

The Fishgate team designed Boland College’s annual student diaries which are distributed to all five campuses in the Western Cape. The 2016 ‘Diary of a Boss’ illustrates how the college keeps their students informed and independent with pages full of campus orientation information. Pictured here is the design for the Stellenbosch campus student diaries. 

Magazine - Brights Hardware

The BRIGHTS Home Edition Vol 15 (December 2015) – an annual magazine that Fishgate Advertising produces for Brights Hardware – is distributed to all their branches around the Western Cape. BRIGHTS Home Edition highlights the product specials running during the festive season.

Posters - Stellenbosch University

These posters form the first elements in a range of items created for Stellenbosch University’s 2015 Open Day campaign. To communicate the theme: “A day in the life of a Matie”, we created a campaign that uses a hashtag as part of all the communication – encouraging potential students to “Spend the day #LikeaMatie”. Since…