Clients say about other agencies:

We want sales returns. They're just after rewards.

So what makes us different?

TinFish is a full service ad agency. Minus the ego. We’re smart. Creative doers. Strategic thinkers. Pro-active deliverers. We’re fast. Turn-around, no politics, no bureaucracy, one point of contact. We’re cost efficient. No fat. Everything you need, nothing you don’t. Total transparency.

About Us

TinFish Advertising is a results-driven, full-service, through the line advertising agency without the ego but with all the necessary experience. Our key staff have held senior positions in some of the big traditional agency networks (Herdbuoys, Mcann-Erickson, Saatchi&Saatchi, JWT and FCB) TinFish has achieved a top BEE scorecard and has B-BBEE Level One accreditation.

Our Work

  • Martini
  • ClubX
  • Tyremart
  • Reality
  • Breezer
  • Kids Club
  • Tellumat
  • allaboutXpert
  • Old Mutual

Our Clients


  • TinFish welcomes Jacqueline Kent27-Oct-10

    TinFish Advertising is pleased to announce the appointment of Jacqueline Kent to the agency's client service team. "Jacqueline was previously the head of a promotions company, and as one of their clients we were always impressed with her experience and insights relating to consumer engagement and results-driven product activation.  We're delighted to welcome Jacqueline to TinFish advertising and we're confident that she will add significant value to our client's business", said David Lehr, Managing Director of TinFish Advertising.
  • TinFish Advertising gets a taste of Reality23-Apr-10

    Reality, the Sanlam Group's rapidly growing lifestyle, wellness and rewards programme, has appointed TinFish Advertising to develop their new advertising campaign following a creative presentation from the Cape Town based ad agency. David Lehr, managing partner at TinFish, says the agency is extremely pleased with the new business win, which follows hot on the heels of the agency's Tellumat Telecoms account gain. "A cornerstone of our agency philosophy is the belief that clients are looking for new ideas, not just new ads.  There is a definite demand for improved return on advertising investment, and we're seeing more and more clients who are seeking the delivery of effective advertising that is measureable by actual results, rather than just awards. Reality offers their members a unique service and a wide range of tangible benefits, and similarly, we look forward to adding innovative and results-driven value to their business." "We were impressed by the ability of TinFish to very quickly grasp a deep understand of our offering, and more importantly create an advertising campaign that reflected our needs, all within our time constraints and budget" said Andre van Selm, CEO of Reality.
  • TinFish Advertising achieves top BEE Scorecard23-Feb-10

    TinFish Advertising has achieved a Level One B-BBEE recognition scorecard. "This represents the highest possible BEE rating level, and we are exceedingly proud of this achievement", says David Lehr, Managing Director of the Cape based advertising agency. Lehr continues, "When we established TinFish CLM Advertising ten years ago, our philosophy from the very outset was that our people were our greatest asset. As a result, it has been  incredibly rewarding to not only witness the agency grow in leaps and bounds over the years, but in so doing, also bring about an increase in our black-ownership equity stake-holding from within the company's own ranks. I believe that achieving 50% black-ownership in this manner sets a new benchmark for the advertising industry." "We are pleased that TinFish Advertising's BEE contributor status achievement will also reflect positively on our clients own BEE procurement scorecards."
  • TinFish wins Tellumat Telecoms account16-Feb-10

    Tellumat Telecoms, the communications specialist in the Tellumat Group, and leading technology supplier of telecommunication products throughout South Africa and Africa, has awarded their advertising account to TinFish CLM Advertising. Bennie Langenhoven, managing executive for Tellumat's Telecoms and Technology Group business units, says that the strategic insight and fresh creative direction which TinFish brought to the table, "left us in no doubt about TinFish being the agency of choice with which to partner and develop our business going forward." David Lehr, TinFish managing director comments that the agency is equally enthusiastic about having such an innovative technology product manufacturer and supplier on board as a new client. "The telecommunications industry is without doubt one of the most exciting and dynamic business sectors of our time. It continues to revolutionise virtually every aspect of our daily lives, from the way we communicate and interact to how we conduct business. TinFish will be wholly involved with the strategic, creative and business retail development activations for Tellumat Telecoms, and we look forward to adding innovative and results-driven value to their business."

Contact Us

      • +27 (0)21 671 2058
      • +27 (0) 21 683 7517
      • tinfish house
        32 second avenue
        claremont (harfield village)
      • p.o. box 2596 clareinch 7740