MRP Foundation

MRP Foundation

Social Media Marketing Graphic Design

MRP Foundation

It’s strange for us to think of MRP Foundation as a ‘client’ because we feel a lot more like a part of their team than anything else; almost like an ‘inhouse-outsourced’ type of relationship which began back in 2014 when they were still known as the ‘RedCap Foundation.’ 

The MRP Foundation team wakes up in the morning to break the cycle of poverty and inequality in South Africa through education and skills development and it’s our honour to be the team that plays a part in sharing their inspiring story far and wide through social media channels. 

OUR TEAM WORKS ON

Social Media Management
Social Media Ads Campaigns
Graphic Design

About the Project

Our team started the MRP Foundation social media channels in 2014 and have managed them ever since, adding a few new digital channels to the repertoire along the way; namely, LinkedIn. 

From Facebook to FlickR and all the social channels in-between our team, alongside a highly talented MRP Foundation communications team conceptualises campaigns and then communicates these across the various channels, reaching into the  millions of people every year. We meet regularly to discuss progress, plan campaigns and cover the various events that MRP Foundation has on the yearly calendar, from skills development graduations to the ‘Ride for MRP Foundation’ cycle. There is always something exciting on the go at MRPF! 

Recently, we added graphic design to our service offering as well as began facilitating a few social media workshops with the Professional Retail Programme students to equip them with skills to use social media channels for the purpose of find employment and building their careers. 

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U3 Shop

U3 Shop

Logo Design E-Commerce Development Digital Marketing

U3 Shop

Union3 are a team of builders, property developers and interior designers who in 2016 decided to take the furniture selling division of their business online. 

Having worked with the Union3 team on their social media marketing since the inception of our business, we were thrilled to undertake another project with these longstanding clients of ours and assist them as they transitioned to an online business. 

After many, many meetings around their table, dreaming about their online store, U3 Shop was finally born and we are proud to have played a part in this project. 

OUR TEAM WORKED ON

New logo for U3 Shop
E-Commerce Store Development
Store Management
Digital Marketing

About the Project

We started right from the very beginning with the conceptualisation of a name and visual identity for U3 Shop. Once the team had agreed on the new name, we then created the logo and other branding elements for U3 Shop. 

Next, we began designing and developing their online furniture store compromising of over 50 products and numerous product variations. The U3 team added their design flair with the product photoshoots and from there, our team built the store, loaded the products, variants and all product information and then worked on the store functionality from checkout processes to payment gateways. 

After months and months of dreaming, planning and working hard, the new online selling portal for Union3 ‘U3 Shop’ went live. Our team then rolled out a digital marketing campaign including Google Ads, SEO, Social Media marketing and advanced advertising as well as email campaigns in order to drive traffic to the store and convert web visitors into customers. 

Thank you to Cliff and Emily for trusting us with this project, we love working with you! 

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Rockstars

Rockstars

Logo Design Corporate Stationery Web Development

Rockstars

The Rockstars team approached us to assist in building their brand from the ground up. Having just a name in mind and wanting to target the youth market, they entrusted us with the job of designing their logo and corporate stationery and then developing their website thereafter. 

Rockstars is a youth entrepreneurship programme that focuses on equipping high-schoolers with valuable business and entrepreneurial skills which they can use both whilst still in school and afterwards in order to develop their own careers. 

OUR TEAM WORKED ON

New logo for Rockstars
Corporate Stationery
Website Development
Design of Curriculum Workbooks

The Finished Product

Our team was given almost free reign to create a logo that was bold, eye-catching and would grab the attention of a youth-aged audience. 

We chose a bold yet simple font coupled with a vibrant turquoise accent for the logo and then used pops of this colour as well as a gradient style for the rest of the design elements and corporate stationery. 

Thank you to the Rockstars team for trusting Confab to bring your vision to life!

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Brettenwood Coastal Estate

Brettenwood Coastal Estate

Digital Marketing Graphic Design Website Development

Brettenwood Coastal Estate

We were thrilled to begin a partnership with the beautiful Brettenwood Coastal Estate, one of the most exclusive estates in South Africa, early in 2019. Our team was approached to become the marketing and design agency for Brettenwood and our answer was a resounding ‘yes’ to the privilege of working with this incredible North Coast brand, who also happen to be located just a stone’s throw away from our Confab offices. 

The Brettenwood team is a pleasure to work with and we love bringing their ideas and campaigns to life both digitally and in print.

WHAT WE DO

Social Media
Email Marketing
Graphic Design
Advertising
Copywriting

Social Media Management

Our team uses social media channels to both showcase the estate to potential buyers as well as to communicate with existing estate residents. We worked on a photoshoot alongside a talented Ballito photographer Matt Wilkes to capture professional content of the estate for website and social media purposes. Our team also uses advanced advertising tactics to market new property developments through social media to a specific target audience and capturing valuable leads for the estate. 

Email Marketing

Using the powerful channel of email, our team crafts beautiful mailers that are sent out regularly to communicate with the existing Brettenwood database including home owners and tenants, as well as to new leads that we receive through the website.

Graphic Design

We are proud to be the design partner for Brettenwood Coastal Estate and every week we put our design tools to work by creating everything from print media advertisements and marketing booklets to new stationery and branding for the estate. 

When we took over the role of official graphic design agency for Brettenwood, we worked on recreating most of their design elements to ensure a consistent brand voice throughout all of their print and digital touch-points.

When we took over the marketing and design for the estate, our first port of call was a redesign and redevelopment of the Brettenwood website which had grown outdated over the years and was needing not only a facelift, but to include new functionality to better aid in the overall marketing of the estate. Our team developed a beautiful new website which showcases the luxury coastal estate and also serves as a sales portal listing all of the properties for sale and for rent within Brettenwood. Our team not only manages the website on an ongoing basis but develops dedicated landing pages for each new property development within the estate and uses these pages to capture database information for the purposes of remarketing.

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The Ballito Pro

The Ballito Pro

Confab is proudly the event's
brand and digital management team

What our team works on:

+ Marketing Campaign & Digital Strategy
+ 50 Year Edition Logo Design
+ Event Posters
+ Art direction for the event magazine
+ Design of magazine cover and selected pages for 50th Edition Edition
+ Digital banners
+ Street Pole Advertisements
+ Social Media Marketing
+ Website Development & Management
+ Presence at the event to manage social media and other digital elements

Ballito Pro 50th Edition (2018)

When it comes to the sport of surfing in South Africa, actually, the entire continent of Africa, there are few events as synonymous with the legacy of the sport than The Ballito Pro, an event which evolved from the iconic ‘Gunston 500’ that began back in 1969. 

With 2018 celebrating the event’s golden jubilee, 10 years since it moved to Ballito and the 100th centenary of the late, great Nelson Mandela our team was honoured to be the agency partner for the event once again. We were tasked to develop the event campaign that would both capture and communicate these milestone events. 

We then rolled out this campaign into all of the event’s visual touch-points including its logo, brand bible, event poster, magazine and numerous other marketing collateral for both print and digital platforms. 

Our team then rolled out our overall digital strategy including website editing to align the site with the 2018 creative, social media marketing to promote the event and it’s campaign as well as presence at the event for it’s duration to manage the social media and oversee other digital teams including videographers and photographers.

More About the Project

Our team has been the digital and design partners for this event for over 5 years. When we began working on the project, it was the first year that presenting sponsor Billabong came on board. We journeyed with the event, developing it’s marketing campaign and many visual elements until Billabong’s exit at the end of 2018. We then welcomed new sponsor, global core surf brand O’Neill into the fold and our team was honoured to work with the O’Neill South Africa team to roll out the 2019 edition of the event. 

We once again developed the marketing and digital campaigns and created a new website incorporating the 2019 design aesthetic and introducing O’Neill’s brand elements.

We also continued our role of overseeing and managing all the event’s digital elements down at the beach; particularly the social media and website components. 

As we moved into a new era for The Ballito Pro and welcomed in our new presenting sponsor, O’Neill, it was time for a website redesign in order to not only align it with the brand elements of our sponsor but to incorporate new features, a cleaner design and a better user experience overall. We then managed and updated the website frequently throughout the event as well as incorporated the global live streaming into the site. 

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TLT Program

TLT Program

Logo Design Branding

TLT Program

We love working with NGO’s and so when approached by the Tomorrow’s Leaders in Training (TLT) Programme team to rebrand their organisation, we jumped at the chance to pitch for the project. Our team won the pitch and then rolled up our sleeves and got to work on creating a brand new corporate identity for this NGO that does incredible work in schools to equip teenagers with the leadership skills needed to change our nation. 

 

Before we put our design tools to work, we conducted a branding workshop with the TLT Team to understand their organisation a little better and to facilitate a ‘dreaming session’ with them around what the next 10 years will look like for them. We discussed goals, objectives, brand persona among other components vital to establishing a brand’s architecture and then we took the findings from this workshop and developed a brand repositioning document. We then began the creative part of developing a visual identity for the brand, and the finished product had their team beaming from ear-to-ear and gasping ‘that’s it’ – a kind of moment we live for as a design agency.

OUR TEAM WORKED ON

Logo Design
Corporate Stationery
Brand Repositioning

The Finished Product

The logo symbolises the flame of passion of pioneering that every great leader must possess as well as a lightbulb of ingenuity and ideation. We merged the two together to create a logo that is both symbolic and striking and one that young leaders can resonate with. 

Thank you to the TLT team for trusting us with your new brand image and for making Confab your graphic design agency partner. We love what you do and your passion for changing our nation!

We loved brining the TLT Brand to life

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Sage Centre

Sage Centre

Logo Design Branding Elements

Sage Centre

It’s always a pleasure for our North-Coast based team to work on projects for local brands and businesses, especially one that’s as well known and well-loved in the area as Sage Centre. 

Our team was tasked with the design of a new corporate identity, website and relaunch marketing campaign for the freshly revamped ‘Sage Centre.’ Historically known as just ‘Sage,’ the centre’s developers approached our team to work on this project and create a beautiful and striking brand image for Sage Centre which was to include their restaurant, retail facility and kiddies entertainment area. 

OUR TEAM WORKED ON

Logo Design
Corporate Stationery
Website
External Signage
Flyers and Banners
Digital Banners
Social Media for Relaunch

The Finished Product

We first began with the conceptualisation and design of the new Sage Centre logo, keeping to the brief of ‘striking, simple and quintessentially North Coast.’ We chose colours that reflect the beautiful outdoor space that Sage boasts, a font that was simple yet memorable and incorporated a subtle ‘leaf’ emblem to once again symbolise the lush North Coast lifestyle that is epitomised by Sage Centre. 

Once we had received the double-thumbs up on the new look for Sage Centre, we began translating this into the website and other marketing collateral. Our team organised a photoshoot with talented local photographer Matt Wilkes to visually capture the essence and vibe of the space and this imagery was then spread across digital and print channels along with the new branding. 

We are proud of the finished product of this project and thankful to have been chosen as the agency partner for the redevelopment and relaunch of Sage Centre. 

Thank you to the Sage Centre team for choosing us to work on your rebrand!

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AKA Model A

AKA Model A

Brand Bible Branding Elements

AKA Model A

Working on designs for one of South Africa’s top rap artists AKA was a highlight of our 2018. 

Our team was tasked with the job of taking AKA’s logo and existing artwork and design the official creative for the launch of his personal new range of smartphones that broke onto the South Africa market in early 2019 named the ‘AKA Model A’. From colours and typography to styling and guidelines, our team created the brand bible for AKA’s smartphone range and then applied this across a variety of design collateral including marketing banners and apparel.

OUR TEAM WORKED ON

Brand Bible
Branding Elements

The Finished Product

With the need for these designs to correctly reflect AKA’s personal brand as well as be striking enough for this smartphone range to stand out among competition, we opted for bold colours and striking design yet maintained the simplicity that we always love our design work to reflect. 

We were proud of the outcome of this project and honoured to have had the opportunity to work alongside the team launching these innovative new smartphones, endorsed by AKA himself, onto the South African market. 

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Hold Me Father

Our team was tasked with the project of creating a visual depiction and brand identity for the ‘Hold Me Father’ EP.

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Ashbourne Lodge

Ashbourne Lodge, Hazyview

Logo Design Corporate Stationery Website

Ashbourne Lodge

Any project that gets us out of the office and on an adventure across South Africa is a project that we welcome with arms wide open! When we received the email in our inbox to quote for the redevelopment of the Ashbourne Lodge website, we couldn’t resist taking up Rob and Dawne Topham, owners of the lodge up on their request. We sat with Rob in a cafe in Ballito when he was in town for the weekend to chat about the project and quickly realised that Ashbourne was not just in need of a new website, but a new brand image as well. Rob invited us to drive up to the lodge, situated a stone’s-throw away from the Kruger National Park so that our team could breathe in the Ashbourne air and be inspired by the gorgeous  lodge and it’s natural surroundings in order to draw inspiration for the project set before us. We were treated like kings during our stay and lapped up the stunning Hazyview sights and sounds before making our way back down to the coast to start bringing the new branding and website to life.

OUR TEAM WORKED ON

Logo Design
Business Cards
Letterhead
HTML Email signatures
Web Design & Development

The Finished Product

When conceptualising the new logo for Ashbourne Lodge, we were given free reign to let our creativity run wild and so we knew that we wanted a logo emblem that would be delicate, detailed and in one glance sum up the beautiful surroundings that the lodge is set within. We put pen to paper, or should we say digital pen to digital drawing tablet to create the logo by hand. In the end, it was our Acacia Tree illustration that won the client’s affections and became the new logo for Ashbourne Lodge. We then began to simultaneously work on translating this logo into corporate stationery as well as the design for the lodge’s new website. The site was to feature a visual overview of the lodge as well as the opportunity to book your stay online via the website. In the end we crafted a simple yet striking site for Ashbourne that is both user friendly and easy on the eye.

A big thank you to the ever-hospitable owners of Ashbourne Lodge, Rob and Dawne Topham.

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