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Isilumko Activate

about us

We are a multi-award-winning Integrated Marketing Agency where Connection, Engagement and Experience, along with meaningful Insights, bring your brand to life. Isilumko, a proud BBBEE Level 1 Black Woman Owned company with a 26-year heritage, was established in 1995 and is one of the most recognised marketing agencies in the country. Our National presence with wholly owned offices in 5 major cities, allows our team to be hands-on, agile and locally focused to provide solid project management, ongoing optimization and executional excellence. We are a dynamic, high energy, passionate and experienced team where focus is placed on building and maintaining solid long-standing client partnerships, with a strong emphasis on ROI, Consumer Insights, and driving impactful and creative conceptual solutions. We connect the Brand with the Consumer and ensure successful go-to-market campaign results.
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Isilumko Activate was born from StudentWise. A brand which to many of South Africa’s most successful business leaders is synonymous with extra cash in their pockets – and good times – while they were students. We proudly continue the legacy of providing our future corporate giants with the opportunity to gain valuable work experience, learn how to operate in a team, distinguish themselves as leaders and interact with top brands – all while building their bank balances.

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Our client values are born from our consumer focus culture.  We understand our consumer, we know our clients, and we love what we do!  We believe our passion, experience, dedication and creating long-lasting partnerships with our clients resonate in everything we do, and in turn it is poured into each campaign.

Every detail matters, every touch point is meaningful, and every conversation should create new opportunities for Brand Love.  We focus on the best output for the ultimate ROI, going above and beyond to bring our clients top class work.

We believe actions speak louder than words.  Our vision is to create experiences that connect brands with consumers. We empower people, connect and engage, creating meaningful and impactful campaigns. We add value and go above and beyond.

Our approach brings brand – purpose into the brand’s value proposition.  Isilumko is known for quality insights, creative and conceptual work, and on-the-ground execution.  We believe in working holistically and creating 360° integrated campaigns, bringing brands to life.

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our pillars of value

We pride ourselves on shifting the way customers view your product and brand offering, allowing them to experience its real value. Connect your brand to its customer through multi-sensory experiences, from what they see, touch and taste, to what is smelt and heard.

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Isilumko Activate Johannesburg

Unit G, La Rocca Office Park
321 Main Road
Bryanston, Sandton, 2191

T: +27 11 267 2920

Isilumko Activate Pretoria

Unit C5, Mount Royal
657 James Crescent
Halfway House, Midrand, 1685

T: +27 12 342 0090

Isilumko Activate Durban

Unit 10, Crystal Rock
16 Solstice Road, Umhlanga Ridge
Durban, 4319

T: +27 31 171 0380

Isilumko Activate Cape Town

Suite 12A, The Waverley Business Park, Wyecroft Road
Mowbray, 7925

T: +27 21 461 3609

Isilumko Activate Gqeberha

Unit 9, Khula Business Park
81 Newton Street, Newton Park
Gqeberha, 6045

T: +27 41 365 1012