Cape Town agency ranked best in SA

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The Cape Town-based South African branch of international performance marketing agency, R17 Ventures AG, was named the best performance marketing agency in South Africa at the 2023 MEA Markets African Excellence Awards. The winners were announced on 17 August.

It’s the second major win of 2023 for the agency that is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland; the first of which was its Clutch 100 award, which saw R17 Ventures being not just the only digital advertising agency to be recognised, but also the only company from its three countries of operation, namely Switzerland, Germany and South Africa, to be named a winner.

“We’re incredibly proud of our team and the great work they do in helping our clients meet and exceed their growth targets,” says R17 Ventures CEO and Founder, Raphael Rohner.

Rohner went on to thank the agency’s clients: “While it’s always nice receiving recognition from awards panels, the people I really want to thank over and above our incredible staff, are our clients who entrust us with accelerating their growth – thank you for allowing us the privilege of working with you.”

Owing to its international status, R17 Ventures largely services clients from the DACH, US, Middle East and UK regions; however, the agency has over the past six months started working with several large South African brands to help them also increase and grow their market share.

The African Excellence Award comes at a time that the agency moves its Cape Town offices from Century City to the V&A Waterfront to keep up with its internal growth.

“We have seen significant growth in our three years of operation in South Africa,” says Dewet Bezuidenhout, who is the Talent Acquisition Lead at R17 Ventures. “And, we’re always on the lookout for world-class talent to join our ever-growing team. The move to larger premises at the vibey V&A Waterfront feels like a natural move for us.”

Bezuidenhout says R17 Ventures is always actively recruiting for performance marketers and creative strategists – and mentions that the agency also has its own career acceleration programme in the form of a paid internship and apprenticeship that offers South Africans with a love for digital and passion for growth the opportunity to upskill themselves and, if successful, land a full-time position at the performance marketing agency.

Job vacancies are regularly posted on the R17 Ventures AG LinkedIn page and its website: