Now Designing in Pretoria and Johannesburg
In the computer driven world, a designer (graphic/web) is able to operate remotely. With the internet bringing the invention of Skype to the world, the office is now a lot smaller than it used to be, but the reach is infinitely larger. With clients in America, United Arab Emirates, Europe and all over southern regions in Africa, Fort Hartley has always had a wonderful and geographically varied client base. The time for local physical expansion is upon our 3 year old brand, and a new branch has opened up in Pretoria. With the aim of providing face to face client services to the Gauteng region.
We are always looking for more clients that we can work with, clients that are looking for the benefits of goal orientated design material and a solid digital footprint. So what are the key selling points over other agencies that Fort Hartley has?
We have entered our fourth year as the Fort Hartley brand, with many more years spent honing our skills beforehand. And in that time, we’ve paid close attention to the in’s and out’s of our industry, what works, what is changing, and what the future will bring. Fort Hartley has pivoted from a base graphic design agency into a digital marketing company that is able to handle your graphic design, web design, social media and traditional marketing all under one roof. Because we believe in….
Uniformity in Adaptability
A brands ability to represent uniformly on all platforms, digital and traditional (flyers, pamphlets, business cards etc) is a must in the modern world. Social media, updated websites and print material with large corporate brands are all inline to their marketing goals. Why don’t small businesses have the same customer experience? Cost. Having a variety of companies handling separate marketing line items costs money. And the communication time to action is complicated. What we as an agency offer is that ability to tie all those platforms (Graphic design, social media, website, print design) together quickly. Saving you headaches of having to deal with individual companies for all disciplines. It allows us to gather more information in order to produce better strategies and statistics to base future ideas on.
The size of an agency will dictate the cost to customer, not the quality. The same amount of staff will most probably work on your brand no matter which house you choose. But the amount of overheads will be the cost deciding factor 90% of the time. We are able to keep our cost to client at a minimum, and at all times provide work of the highest quality. Our service is far more personal than traditional agencies, we like it that way.
Willingness to go the extra mile
We have found it is beneficial for all of our clients to have access to our network. With experience in so many different industries through previous clients and careers. We have opened our channels of communication to all of our clients. Putting our clients brands in touch with other of our clients where we see potential business synergy (yes we used that word). Ideas are always welcome at the “School for Betterment” and we enjoy sharing those ideas as solutions and avenues to success. We are not just designers, we are businessmen first and foremost. Bringing us to…
We like to bounce ideas around, and find that with our staff’s experience in immersing themselves into different industries, and with us being entrepreneurs ourselves, sharing business ideas is a must. We base our business paradigm on perception, viewing design as an inlet into growth, but working in harmony with all of the other business facets in play. If your brand succeeds then our brand succeeds, so we don’t hold back on the ideas. Whether it’s marketing or finance, we are always there for our clients to discuss and brainstorm. And it works both ways, we respect our clients input and are happy to learn at all times.
When it comes to quality of work, our portfolio is the place to look. Our designs are always based on solid research and created with a marketing goal in mind. What works for your industry (standards), what your competitors have recently done and are we using your budget to it’s most effective potential. With the opening of a second branch in Gauteng we are looking to create more opportunities for our current and future clients via quality design. Which as we’ve learnt is a non negotiable to companies that have the need to succeed.
We are offering free brand consultations, let us analyse your brands current status and assist in planning a way forward for your growth.