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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Contact Details

Want to take your brand to the next level of possibilities? Contact us:

  • Tel:
    021 914 5678
  • Email:
    info@fishgate.co.za
  • Address:
    Shop 5A, Falcon Crest, Tyger Falls, Carl Cronje Dr, Bellville, 7530
 
About Us

Step into a world of infinite possibilities. A world where ideas are king and hold the power to change perception. Ideas that breathe new life into old. Ideas that build solid brands and where those brands live in the minds and hearts of consumers. This is the world where Fishgate Advertising was born. This is where we live, work and play.

Founded in 2006 by Quintes and Herman Venter. Fishgate Advertising now has 14 talented staff members with a range of design, web, graphics, art, copywriting, public relations and marketing skills – working from our central office in Bellville. This means that we have immediate access to a more integrated advertising agency with the benefit of a shared creative think tank, providing you with better execution, cost effectiveness and efficiency.

At the agency, we conceptualise ideas that can translate to various platforms – offering a truly through-the-line service that includes:

Brand Strategy and Management

  • Market Research
  • Brand Development and Management
  • Media Strategy and Planning
  • New Product Development
  • Media Relations

Securing Coverage and Exposure

  • Press Packs, Releases, Introductions
  • Media Promotions
  • Reviews
  • Press Junctions
  • Training
  • Public Relations and Marketing

Launches, Exhibitions and Special Events

  • Database Management
  • Crisis Management
  • Sponsorship
  • Campaigns and Activities
  • Detailed Marketing Strategies
  • Experiential Marketing
  • Internal Communication
  • Online Marketing

Social Media Campaigns

  • Monitoring and Updating Various Sites
  • Trending and Ideas
  • Blogging
  • Increasing Unique Visits
  • Press Releases and Editorial
  • Advertising

Through-the-line

  • All Mediums
  • Campaigns: Ideas, Implementation, Evaluation
  • Design

Corporate Identity (Logo)

  • Concept Development
  • Packaging
  • Design and Art Direction
  • Copywriting
  • e-Newsletters
  • Direct Mailers

Digital

  • Web Development
  • Application Development
  • e-CRM
  • SEO
  • Rich Media Banners
  • Pay Per Click
  • Media Placement
 
 
Quintes Venter

MD / Creative Director

FAVOURITE COLOUR: The sky
FAVOURITE FISH WORD: Caviar
FAVOURITE ACTIVITY OUTSIDE OF WORK: Spending time with my school of fish at home.
HOW DO YOU EXPLAIN YOUR JOB TO FAMILY MEMBERS? “Marketing is like telling a story to people in an interesting way.” If they still don’t understand, my last attempt is usually: “We make beautiful picture and write nice words!”

 
 
Herman Venter

Art Director

FAVOURITE COLOUR: White (Technically, white is not a colour)
FAVOURITE FISH WORD: I am not a word person….
FAVOURITE ACTIVITY OUTSIDE OF WORK: Spending time in the outdoors with my family.
HOW DO YOU EXPLAIN YOUR JOB TO FAMILY MEMBERS? I studied for 4 years to make pictures on the computer.

 
 
Helena von Wielligh

Client Relations & PR

FAVOURITE COLOUR: Red
FAVOURITE FISH WORD: Deadline
FAVOURITE ACTIVITY OUTSIDE OF WORK: Anything to do with a culinary experience.
HOW DO YOU EXPLAIN YOUR JOB TO FAMILY MEMBERS? Jill of all trades

 
 
Wynand van Staden

Copywriter

FAVOURITE COLOUR: Any colour, as long as it’s blue
FAVOURITE FISH WORD: Fish finger
FAVOURITE ACTIVITY OUTSIDE OF WORK: Whistling and night driving
HOW DO YOU EXPLAIN YOUR JOB TO FAMILY MEMBERS? I’ve stopped trying to explain it.

 
 
Caroline Booi

Coffee Genius

FAVOURITE COLOUR: Orange
FAVOURITE FISH WORD: Fishgate
FAVOURITE ACTIVITY OUTSIDE OF WORK: Listening to music
HOW DO YOU EXPLAIN YOUR JOB TO FAMILY MEMBERS? I keep everyone awake until 5pm with lots and lots of coffee.

 
 
Pieter Maritz

Desktop Publisher

FAVOURITE COLOUR: Pantone 801c, but its subject to change
FAVOURITE FISH WORD: Humuhumunukunukuapua’a
FAVOURITE ACTIVITY OUTSIDE OF WORK: Living life and enjoying every minute of it
HOW DO YOU EXPLAIN YOUR JOB TO FAMILY MEMBERS? I use colours, letters and pictures to help people understand things.

 
 
Marianne Wende

Designer

FAVOURITE COLOUR: When in doubt, wear black.
FAVOURITE FISH WORD: Dis meer ‘n kombinasie van woorde: beskuitjies, mossels, en camembert kaas.
FAVOURITE ACTIVITY OUTSIDE OF WORK: Road trips na interessante plekkies, kamera in die hand.
HOW DO YOU EXPLAIN YOUR JOB TO FAMILY MEMBERS? “Ek sit en teken nie net heeldag prentjies nie”……..en “hier is ‘n foto van ons random aktiwiteit van die dag“ :)

 
 
Petrus Nel

Designer

FAVOURITE COLOUR: Envy
FAVOURITE FISH WORD: Ghoti
FAVOURITE ACTIVITY OUTSIDE OF WORK: Plotting world domination.
HOW DO YOU EXPLAIN YOUR JOB TO FAMILY MEMBERS? “Here, let me show you”

 
 
Tanya Feness

Digital Project Manager

FAVOURITE COLOUR: The happy colour of yellow
FAVOURITE FISH WORD: Norwegian salmon in sushi
FAVOURITE ACTIVITY OUTSIDE OF WORK: Playing audio engineer, playing hockey, playing 30 seconds & twister
HOW DO YOU EXPLAIN YOUR JOB TO FAMILY MEMBERS? I stand by people’s desks gently encouraging them to meet deadlines. 

 
 
Renier Steyn

Desktop Publisher

FAVOURITE COLOUR: This is not the appropriate forum for mocking my defective colour vision, but I do like a good vivid grey.
FAVOURITE FISH WORD: Fishpaste… copy, paste, copy, paste…
FAVOURITE ACTIVITY OUTSIDE OF WORK: Taming the beast that is perfectionism.
HOW DO YOU EXPLAIN YOUR JOB TO FAMILY MEMBERS? With the means of state-of-the-art computer technology and skilfully mastered techniques, which I’ve acquired over many moons, I meticulously place little cut marks on the corners of pages.

 
 
Steven Lee

Senior Developer

FAVOURITE COLOUR: #A4C639
FAVOURITE FISH WORD: Swordfish
FAVOURITE ACTIVITY OUTSIDE OF WORK: Being outside of work.
HOW DO YOU EXPLAIN YOUR JOB TO FAMILY MEMBERS? With great difficulty…

 
 
Erica Carse

Bookkeeper/Receptionist

FAVOURITE COLOUR: Black
FAVOURITE FISH WORD: Vis-hek
FAVOURITE ACTIVITY OUTSIDE OF WORK: Being awesome
HOW DO YOU EXPLAIN YOUR JOB TO FAMILY MEMBERS? I is keeping the books.