DIGITAL CONTENT CREATORSyoung at heart. slightly older in other places.
Our Story. Your solution
We are a content marketing agency with roots firmly set in the human sciences and digital worlds. Crossing the divide between traditional and non-traditional media, we harness our knowledge of human psychology and online digital behaviour to help you engage your customers in a dynamic, innovative way. We are content creation specialists.
Founder and Director
In 2002 I graduated as an Occupational Therapist (OT). Through the profession of OT I developed valuable skills in understanding human choice and behavior, and through my interactions with people from different walks of life, being challenged by disability and illness, I have been inspired by the depth of the human spirit. It is this that has contributed to my always-sees-the-glass-half-full attitude to life. But human beings are not uni-dimensional, and over time what I like to call my ‘inner geek’ started to beckon. I found myself integrating my love for technology into my profession and being an early adopter of digital platforms.
So how did I go from being an O.T working for non-profits and charitable organizations to founding my own content marketing company? They say that life happens when you are busy making other plans. For me, the journey into motherhood…four times…led me down a path different to the one I had envisaged when I donned my graduation cap in 2002. The advent of digital technology meant that I was able to use my knowledge of human behavior and my writing skills to explore and develop skills as a content marketer, as it allowed me to work while at home with the kids. Thus I became a freelance content marketer. As my freelance content marketing business expanded it became apparent that there was real need out there for the services I could provide and many talented freelancers like me whose skills could add value to any brand. And so Digital Engage was born. The Occupational Therapy profession is rooted in the philosophy of ‘doing, being, becoming’ – the belief that what we choose to do and how we do it, shapes who we are and who we are destined to become. I believe I am living that destiny!
I am a fierce woman who doesn’t let my deafness hold me back. I’m a versatile communicator and content creator with a keen eye for strategy and detail. I enjoy crafting excellent content from information I have at hand, and giving it shape, form and structure. I am also a Casual Day goodwill ambassador and a passionate humanitarian.
My educational background in International Studies and Feature Writing has given me a broad base from which to approach various topics and the skill to write in a range of styles and tones. I am also a Pilates instructor, with a penchant for good cheese.
Instead of trying to be a bunch of Jacks, we focus on what we are masters at — content creation. We create awesome and engaging content while giving you the best customer experience along the way. We don’t try to offer every service under the sun, but we appreciate the need for a holistic one-stop solution for your digital branding needs. So we have partnered with a close network of experts in public relations, graphic design and experiential events.
Founder and Managing Director, Decode Media Intelligence Agency
Lorato is a PR and Communications practitioner, with expertise in media relations that is supported by solid relationships with a number of key senior journalists across sectors. With a career spanning over 10 years working on key accounts both in the public and private sectors in different roles from media training to communications workshop facilitation, Lorato was also recognized in 2009 as one of the Mail & Guardian’s Top 200 Young South Africans.
Founder and MD at WordStart
Mongezi Mtati founded his company WordStart in order to help companies generate buzz around their products and services amongst South African influencers. During the company’s first year, Mtati had the opportunity to present the WordStart business model and MC at Richard Branson’s South African book launch of ‘Screw Business as Usual’. In addition he also assisted Jonathan Ball Publishers spread the word about Gareth Cliff’s ‘Gareth Cliff on Everything.’
Founder Taona Designs
We don’t believe in handing out cookie-cutter services as we know each brand we work with is unique. We tailor our services to you, delivering the personal touch. We work with you to understand your vision and what your customers’ needs are. Then the magic of creating a content rich strategy begins. We work alongside with you to help develop your audience building content marketing programs, and create compelling and engaging content that is unique to your brand. This is our process…
We start by listening to you. It’s the simplest and most important step in the entire process. By listening and gathering information, we’ll be able to tailor our service to your unique business goals.
» You complete the brief and tell us your goals
Once we’ve honed in on your vision, we’ll collect all the key elements & features that will make up your digital services and present it to you in a simple, easy-to-understand package.
» We present you with a strategy that gets results
Now it’s time to get to work! Based on what we learn in the previous steps, we’ll implement your the digital service plan. Throughout this phase, we’ll be in constant communication with you to ensure you’re on board with the direction.
» We implement the strategy within the given timeframes
We are results driven. We will track, measure and report
» Review & approval