We Build Brand Love.
Through one, some of, or all of the following ways
Social Media isn’t a one-size-fits-all sort of thing, so we do whatever the client needs to meet their objectives. Our services can be loosely grouped into the following headings, but we make sure that our efforts are tailored to meet the needs of the client.
Web and Mobile Platform Development
Facebook Application Strategy and Development
Social Media Strategy and Marketing Mix Integration
Social Media Community Management
Social Couponing System
Social Advertising Planning and Management
Social Media Boot Camps and Workshops
What's been going on at gorilla
We have two rad offices in two of the coolest cities in South Africa and at any one point in time we have campaigns running in about 11 countries. Our clients (who we think of as partners) include some of the most-loved and most-used brands on earth. We have won a ton of awards for jobs well done. We even won two agency of the year awards in the same year. We were agency of the yearss.. yearss’s.. yearsers! Whatever. Boom!
Want to hear something ironic? We never set out to be an advertising agency and 10 years ago digital wasn’t even really a thing. When we walked into our first office (garage) we had no idea what we were even going to sell.
Instead, we looked at the world and set about inventing things that would make it a better place. We patented a popcorn salt-shaker holder table media thingie that was going to make us millionaires when we sold it to cinemas. Nope.
We built Africa’s first mobile property website when short-codes and WAP were the shizz and THAT was going to make us millionaires. After 7 billion hours of driving to small-town real estate agencies trying to convince them that mobile was the next big thing..
We built a website for the guy that played the bad dude in Veronica Mars. That was never going to make us millionaires, but whatevs, we were doing some celeb shit right there.
Board meetings were held at sea, which was a good thing because our actual boardroom table was a door balanced on two pot plants. We had a lot more board meetings back then.
Day in and day out, through setbacks and disappointments, we went to work inspired and motivated to do cool stuff that made people smile and that made the world a little more Awesome. If fun was a currency we were millionaires many times over.* *It's not a currency, we were broke AF.
We pushed on and slowly what we did all day became something we could sell. We brought brands both small and famous to life on social media and as word of our awesome got around we picked up bigger clients - clients that we still have today.
Slowly but surely other awesome/more talented people that shared our vision gave up real jobs and joined the Jungle to help us. To all of you that have called our Jungle home during the last ten years, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. Your passion, commitment and effort laid the seeds of potential. Your laughs, tears, and ideas watered the Jungle into what it is today.
To the friends of the Jungle, thank you. There are too many of you to mention but without all of your help throughout the years I probably wouldn't be writing this note.
To our brand partners - it's a privilege to be trusted with the incredible brands we get to work on every day. We're proud of the part we play in bringing these brands to life for the Awesome people who use them.
The world needs more Awesome.
That is what has kept us going over the last 10 years and it is what keeps us going now.
Our mission was never to be a great advertising agency or a great digital agency.
Our mission is and has always been, The Relentless Pursuit of Awesome.
EDIT: Somethiny has been bothering me since posting this and after re-reading it I've just realised what was missing.
Before embarking on a Relentless Pursuit of Awesome, it helps to have people around you that believe in your quest and who have no doubt that Awesome is yours for the taking. People who's faith in you is Relentless.
Sashank - Your Awesome made it all possible.
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