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Best Email Marketing Agencies in South Africa

Email marketing has become one of the go-to forms of marketing on the internet these days. Even within the South African context, email marketing has become a staple in the marketing industry. But there are so many agencies out there, how do you know what is a good agency? Which are the best email marketing agencies in South Africa? 


Please note these are in no particular order.

Dragonfly Digital Marketing

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Dragonfly Digital is an all-around digital marketing company that has worked on projects big and small. It has been around since 2011 and has a 6 step approach to email marketing. This is great because they are able to look at email marketing comprehensively as an individual marketing aspect as well as in the context of other digital marketing aspects (e.g. social media and app development). 


Their offering: 

Campaign Planning

Email Design

Email Management




Shift one logo


ShiftOne is an integrated marketing agency based in Cape Town. They have won numerous awards. ShiftOne also has a great understanding of what will and will not work within the digital marketing space. They are a great agency for start-ups or brands that want to ensure fluid and smooth integration between a variety of platforms including email marketing. Additionally what sets them apart is that they are a “one-stop-shop” with the aim of being all inclusive. 


Their offering:

Custom Email Copy

Custom Email Design

Email Coding

AB Testing

Marketing Integration 


Ruby Digital

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RubyDigital is a digital marketing company that specialises in engagement and conversion. They are also an integrated digital marketing company offering a variety of services to their clients. RubyDigital works best with companies that are established and ambitious. They believe in helping their clients with all aspects of their email and digital marketing campaigns. 


Their offering:

List Building (subscribers) 

Lead Magnets and Opt In form design

AB Split Testing

Mobile and Tablet Friendly Design

Analytics, Reporting and Continuous Improvement

Cart Abandonment Emails

Automated Follow-up and Product Recommendation emails

Content Writing and Email Design

Competitor Analysis and Email Strategy



digital fire logo


This is primarily an email marketing agency that works to deliver excellence to its clients. While they do offer some integrated solutions, their key focus is email marketing and advertising. They also work to include aspects such as SEM and Social Media as part of their service offering. They have a wide variety of clients, however, a large majority of them are large, established companies. 


Their offering:


Opt-In Email Databases

Email Database Management


Search Engine Marketing (SEM)

Social Media Campaigns



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FGX strives to provide their clients with relevant and “constant” communications. It is an integrated digital marketing company. It has expertise in software development and web development among other aspects of digital marketing. They are a data-based company that strives to learn from the data that comes from their campaigns and implement solutions to improve their client’s ROI. 


Their offering: 

Relevant and Consistent Communication

Intelligent design based off Data

Use of bulk and transactional emails

Heatmaps to identify where customers are looking

Open Rates and Click-Through-Rates

Personalised Communications


Campaign integration



While these are just 5 of the best email marketing agencies in South Africa, there are many more out there. It is important to ensure that your email marketing agency (and digital marketing agency) can do all the things you need it to. Before committing to one of these (or the many others out there) you should consider what your company’s needs and goals are. 


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