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TikTok Marketing Agency Costs in South Africa

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What are TikTok Marketing Agency Costs in South Africa

TikTok is one of the newer social media platforms on the scene. This is actually a good thing. It means that the TikTok Marketing space is not yet oversaturated and not “set in its ways”. 

The best part about TikTok, it is one app that is pro marketing. That said, they are not necessarily pro advertising in the traditional sense

What Does it Cost to Hire a TikTok Marketing Agency in South Africa?

Naturally, with over a billion active users per month, TikTok marketing agencies have gained huge amounts of traction. Not only in America or Europe but worldwide. That even includes South Africa. 

TikTok Marketing Agency’s costs are similar to the costs of other Social Media marketing costs. The costs tend to range from the minimum of R6250 for a smaller/boutique agency to well over R25000 for a large agency with a broad skill-base and a fair amount of experience. 

These costs do not include the actual costs of using TikTok ads. These can vary considerably – from the more affordable bidding options similar to other platforms – to high budget “branded takeovers” which will likely only be affordable to large corporate customers. The cost per 1000 views is approximately R150 however TikTok has a minimum spend of $500 or around R7230,85 (based on the exchange rate at the time of writing). 

However, as we mentioned earalier, at this stage TikTok’s focus is not on pushing its paid advertising. While TikTok does offer paid advertising, the platform tends to promote organic content and user-generated content – their motto is –  “Don’t make ads, make TikToks”. 

Therefore means that even as a business your focus should be on producing quality content. Rather than relying on your ad budget to create exposure.

That’s why it’s essential to find a good agency that understands the platform, if you’re looking at outsourcing.  

TikTok – How is it different and which businesses should use it?

TikTok is an app developed in China based on their version of the app called Douyin. It is a short-form video-sharing app. Users can upload videos ranging in length from a few seconds (7 seconds tends to be the lower end) to videos that are over 15 minutes. 

What separates TikTok from other social media platforms is that its content is viewed and pushed to users independently of the creator’s profile. In other words, you do not need to have thousands of followers to go viral. The TikTok algorithm works by user interest. This means you need to be very clear on who you want to target on the app. 

Additionally, TikTok is not only for B2C brands and businesses, but also can be used effectively for B2B businesses

When Should You Use a TikTok Marketing Agency

With TikTok being one of the newer and more unique platforms available to businesses, influencers and content creators it can be confusing to navigate and understand. TikTok marketing agencies generally have had a huge amount of experience with the app. They have spent a large amount of time figuring out what works and what doesn’t. 

We believe that it is wise to use a TikTok Marketing Agency. They can help you benefit from the app without having to painstakingly research, create and post your own content. Additionally, they can offer strategies to help get your business to go viral which is great for boosting sales and followers. 


TikTok is a great, new and fun app for businesses to gain followers, and make sales. It can help your brand showcase its products and services without spending huge amounts on advertising in its traditional sense. 

Because TikTok’s algorithm works differently from social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter, it gives even small businesses the opportunity to grow their brand and possibly go ‘viral’. 


Please note this post shouldn’t be considered a quote or advertisement for our services, we’re writing this strictly for informational purposes.