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Thank you for taking the time to get to know more about us and what we do here at Inkfish Digital.

Who’s the bearded guy?

Let me kick off our story. My name is Shane and I have always had a love for words. I’m the guy who uses puns and laughs at them harder than anyone else in the room. I am also the guy who refused to use textlish or butcher the English language for the sake of a Tweet.

What feels like aeons ago now I fell into a job with an online marketing company and was confronted with this phenomenon called the internet, and how it was revolutionising our daily lives.

While I marveled wide-eyed at how amazing it was, I also saw how good service replaced great service, all for the sake of a shortened turnaround time. I saw how customers became statistics, and at the same time great brands became generic and soulless. What should have been great became mediocre, and eventually mediocre became the new great. I hated this, and I have my dad to thank for that.

My dad was a brilliant salesman, his secret was a simple one – sell a person what they need and treat everyone, from a labourer to a CEO, exactly the same. He believed that when someone buys from you they’re buying into you first and then your product. He also believed that everyone worked hard for their money and deserved your respect for their tenacity not their station. Do this, he said, and you will have customers for life. While he is no longer with us, that lesson burns inside me till today.

In 2014 Inkfish Digital was born, determined not to sit idly by any longer I rolled up my sleeves, brewed a pot of the sacred liquid (glorious coffee) and started writing copy for sales pages, product reviews, promotional content and eventually websites.

And this is where I step in…

Hi. My name is Robyn and I’m the one with the blue hair. As Shane’s sister I was obviously raised by the same parents who taught us that being strong individuals goes hand in hand with hard work. When I decided to pursue my career at one of the largest media companies in Africa, Media24, I knew that I had my family’s support and a lot of hard work ahead of me. By the time I had qualified as a fully-fledged journalist, my journey was only beginning.

Working as a journalist and content creator for Media24 launched me head first into an entire world of having to be creative, smart, quick to learn, and above all else, good at what I do. Soon I discovered a new love: Social media. While I continued to write and develop my passion for words, social media and community management became a large part of what I did and loved.

I consider myself a digital jack of all trades, dabbling in whatever the online world has to throw at me, but my first love will always be words. Whether that means writing think pieces, throwing together witty taglines, or communicating via social media, I’ve always relied heavily on my keyboard to help me express myself. I definitely prefer to leave the talking to my brother, because as I often lament: “My spoken words betray me!”

In 2014, when Shane approached me to help him tackle the world of digital media, I simply couldn’t refuse the opportunity. What could more exciting than starting a new business and doing what I love all at the same time?

When our customers started looking for help with their social media presence we jumped at the chance to add even more value. We guided them on which platforms are relevant to them, how they gain value from each and what strategy to follow to maximise the return on their time and financial investment.

Inkfish Digital had become a business and the business had a mission.

Help other businesses make real connections with their customers online.

 

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In a world that favours automation over interaction and quick-to-market over tailor-made we prefer to do business the way our grandparents did… or would have if they were bent on making the internet an awesome place to do business.

Make good decisions, contact us today. We are the best choice for you to grow your business by making a real connection with your customers online.

Email Address: hello@inkfishdigital.com

Contact Number: +27 83 799 8065

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Thank you for taking the time to get to know more about us and what we do here at Inkfish Digital.

Who’s the bearded guy?

Let me kick off our story. My name is Shane and I have always had a love for words. I’m the guy who uses puns and laughs at them harder than anyone else in the room. I am also the guy who refused to use textlish or butcher the English language for the sake of a Tweet.

What feels like aeons ago now I fell into a job with an online marketing company and was confronted with this phenomenon called the internet, and how it was revolutionising our daily lives.

While I marveled wide-eyed at how amazing it was, I also saw how good service replaced great service, all for the sake of a shortened turnaround time. I saw how customers became statistics, and at the same time great brands became generic and soulless. What should have been great became mediocre, and eventually mediocre became the new great. I hated this, and I have my dad to thank for that.

My dad was a brilliant salesman, his secret was a simple one – sell a person what they need and treat everyone, from a labourer to a CEO, exactly the same. He believed that when someone buys from you they’re buying into you first and then your product. He also believed that everyone worked hard for their money and deserved your respect for their tenacity not their station. Do this, he said, and you will have customers for life. While he is no longer with us, that lesson burns inside me till today.

In 2014 Inkfish Digital was born, determined not to sit idly by any longer I rolled up my sleeves, brewed a pot of the sacred liquid (glorious coffee) and started writing copy for sales pages, product reviews, promotional content and eventually websites.

And this is where I step in…

Hi. My name is Robyn and I’m the one with the blue hair. As Shane’s sister I was obviously raised by the same parents who taught us that being strong individuals goes hand in hand with hard work. When I decided to pursue my career at one of the largest media companies in Africa, Media24, I knew that I had my family’s support and a lot of hard work ahead of me. By the time I had qualified as a fully-fledged journalist, my journey was only beginning.

Working as a journalist and content creator for Media24 launched me head first into an entire world of having to be creative, smart, quick to learn, and above all else, good at what I do. Soon I discovered a new love: Social media. While I continued to write and develop my passion for words, social media and community management became a large part of what I did and loved.

I consider myself a digital jack of all trades, dabbling in whatever the online world has to throw at me, but my first love will always be words. Whether that means writing think pieces, throwing together witty taglines, or communicating via social media, I’ve always relied heavily on my keyboard to help me express myself. I definitely prefer to leave the talking to my brother, because as I often lament: “My spoken words betray me!”

In 2014, when Shane approached me to help him tackle the world of digital media, I simply couldn’t refuse the opportunity. What could be more exciting than starting a new business and doing what I love all at the same time?

When our customers started looking for help with their social media presence we jumped at the chance to add even more value. We guided them on which platforms are relevant to them, how they gain value from each and what strategy to follow to maximise the return on their time and financial investment.

Inkfish Digital had become a business and the business had a mission.

Help other businesses make real connections with their customers online.

 

Work with Inkfish Digital

In a world that favours automation over interaction and quick-to-market over tailor-made we prefer to do business the way our grandparents did… or would have if they were bent on making the internet an awesome place to do business.

Make good decisions, contact us today. We are the best choice for you to grow your business by making a real connection with your customers online.

Email Address: hello@inkfishdigital.com

Contact Number: +27 83 799 8065

Contact Inkfish Digital

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