About Gearbox Creative

MANAGING DIRECTOR’S STATEMENT

Gearbox Creative has been a dream of mine for over five years now. Although we may only have registered as an official entity in July 2016, the passion and drive that I have put into this company over a much longer time period are now yielding results. I never thought we would become this established, but now I know that Gearbox Creative is here to stay. Although we are small, we have become a force to be reckoned with. 2017 promises to be a prosperous year for us and we would be delighted to have you on board. We have always put the needs of our clients first – and always will.

Andrew Royal

Gearbox Creative is a through-the-line digital agency, specialising in bringing clients into the digisphere in order to expand their businesses.

OUR CORE OFFERINGS

Gearbox Creative targets the needs of SME clients with the aim of significantly growing their businesses. We believe that it will be small- and medium-sized enterprises that will become the backbone of the South African economy. Gearbox Creative strongly believes in fostering close customer relationships. There are no standard packages; a bespoke solution is designed for each client.

Gearbox Creative’s web developers not only build custom sites, but can also create fully functional eCommerce stores. Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) services and digitial marketing ensure that newly-constituted websites are ranked in Google searches. To improve awareness of our clients’ companies and/or brands, Gearbox Creative has a social media and community management, as well as public relations, specialist on the team. Our copywriting and editing department creates original content for your blogs, as well as producing professional business documents, such as company profiles. Projects requiring design, brand creation or photographic work are outsourced to trusted providers.

Work Flow Process

Prior to signing on a new client, comprehensive research is conducted which is based on the client’s digital presence.

Initially, an analysis of the client’s existing website is completed. This fufills a dual purpose: it is used to assess the company’s web presence as well as being one method of ensuring that we are familiar with the industy when in discussions with the client.

Once the website has been studied, a technical audit is conducted. Whether the site is mobile friendly and the speed at which it loads are two aspects that are considered as a part of this auditing process. We also investigate whether or not there are any penalties from Google with regards to Google searches.

A client’s social media presence is also assessed by our company’s expert. Particular attention is paid as to whether appropriate platforms are in place and to the level of activity on each. Based on this information, suggestions are then made to the client regarding how their social media presence can be improved and streamlined.

Any information that has been gathered thus far is then collated and specific, appropriate recommendations are made based on the clients’ needs and wants. These, together with their supporting information, are then presented and discussed with the client.

If the contract is accepted, we remain in close contact with the client throughout its duration. Loyalty to our clients dictates that, for the duration of the contract and an additional six months afterwards, we do not sign on any other client working in the same industry.

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Our Skills

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  • CMS Development 100%

  • eCommerce 100%

  • HTML / PHP 100%

  • CSS 100%

  • Javascript 90%

  • CPC Advertising 90%

  • SEO 95%

  • Content Creation 95%

Meet The Team

Gearbox Creative may be a small team, but we are tight nit and have an amazing understanding of each others strengths and weaknesses. This allows us to work optimally and always provide the highest quality end product.
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Gearbox Creative has been our preferred digital supplier since 2012. They first built our G-Form South Africa eCommerce platform. In 2014, they were responsible for the development and deployment of another eCommerce site, Goneskiing. As our brands grew, we decided to develop the Boardriders Asylum eCommerce site in 2015. It was because of this long relationship that we approached Gearbox Creative to redevelop the Afriski Mountain Resort website in 2016.
 
Not only has Gearbox Creative carried out web development work for our group of companies, but they have also been instrumental in creating beautifully written content for a very niche audience. Many of the articles that they have created for us rank top in the Google searches.
 
Gearbox Creative has also run several digital advertising campaigns for us, which have had success and reached the goals intended.
 
We look forward to a long-lasting relationship with the company.
Peter Peyper
Owner of Goneskiing and Boardriders Asylum
Operations Director of Afriski Mountain Resort
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Our company has been using Andrew Royal and his business, Gearbox Creative, as our digital supplier over the last 2 years. In that time, they have not only delivered a professional service, but have also gone above and beyond with regards to delivering projects on time as well as significantly contributing to the creative process to ensure maximum effectiveness. As a small business, you need a supplier who is agile and can change direction as your needs change and become clearer. No journey done alone is enjoyable, and with Gearbox Creative as our supplier, we have found a partner willing to go on our journey alongside us, learning, understanding and growing on both sides to achieve our various goals and aspirations.
Hardy McQueen
Founder Bureau Group
Mastermind of MangerManje
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