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BFTS (BOYZ FROM THE SHACK)

is a Johannesburg based brand communications agency

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We are a brand communications agency that gets brands talking

ABOUT US

BFTS (Boyz From The Shack) is a Johannesburg based brand communications agency. We work with all stakeholders, from multi-national corporations to start-up companies, focusing on strategy, naming, creative design and beyond.

We are an agile agency with over 12 years of specialist experience in servicing education, retail, entertainment and finance in public, non-profit & private sectors.

BFTS is a below the line creative agency producing marketing strategies and materials, online and in print. We aim to deliver brilliant results for your organisation by understanding your market place and your target audience. Our clients want strategic thinking and creative ideas that not only look good, but deliver exceptional results too. We take the time to listen carefully to your needs and your audiences’. We question intelligently and analyse rigorously before producing outstanding work that maximises your budget.

We have a passionate belief that we can make your communications work effective for your brand. It’s an approach that keeps our clients, whether global brands or local businesses constantly coming back for more.

WHAT WE DO
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BRANDING & DESIGN

A distinctive brand identity is the best sales asset we can deliver to your business. Your branding is the way you clearly highlight what makes you different from your competitors. It is more than a logo, your brand should convey your personality, and you brand values

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WEB & DIGITAL

Our in house web designers and developers transform your web project and create a truly unique and engaging digital experience. Our websites are crafted around your branding, and work beautifully on all devices. For complex sites, we work with a trusted team of web developers to get your site pixel-perfect.

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PR & SOCIAL MEDIA

No matter what it is you want to shout about our PR and social media team has got it covered. We find the right vehicle to deliver the right message to the right audiences creatively time and time again – which is why so many clients have worked with us for years.

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BRAND STRATEGY

We have specialists who advise companies on strategies to grow brand value. Whether you are looking to enter a new international market, raise investment, extend your brand’s reach and community. we will develop your brand strategy, refine your marketing and deliver measurable results

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There are several disciplines involved in corporate brand development. Our integrated approach means we can offer you widespread help and support to build your business brand.
Our capabilities include:

BRANDING

Logo design, Corporate stationery, Brand management, In-store branding, Corporate branding, Brand guidelines manual, Brochures, Annual reports.
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Your brand makes what you do, who you are and what you believe in.



  • Logo design

  • Corporate stationery

  • Brand management

  • In-store branding

  • Corporate branding

  • Brand guidelines manual

  • Brochures

  • Annual reports

  • Catalogues

  • Corporate clothing

  • Corporate gifts

  • Branded diaries

  • Name Tags

  • Roll-up banners

  • Tear Drop banners

  • Newsletters

  • Notepads

  • Document folders


GRAPHIC DESIGN

Banners & flags, Lightboxes, Signage, Displays, Billboards, Street pole ads, Fliers & pamphlets.
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  • Banners & flags

  • Lightboxes

  • Signage

  • Displays

  • Billboards

  • Street pole ads

  • Fliers & pamphlets

  • Brochures

  • Magazines

  • Catalogues

  • Packaging

  • Advertisements

  • Illustration


WEBSITE DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT

CMS Website Development, eCommerce Systems, Static Website Development, Website Maintenance, Domain Name Registration, Website and Email Hosting.
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  • CMS Website Development

  • eCommerce Systems

  • Static Website Development

  • Website Maintenance

  • Domain Name Registration

  • Website and Email Hosting


BRAND STRATEGY

Brand strategy is a long-term plan for the development of a successful brand in order to achieve specific goals.
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brand strategy is a long-term plan for the development of a successful brand in order to achieve specific goals. A well-defined and executed brand strategy affects all aspects of a business and is directly connected to consumer needs, emotions, and competitive environments.


BFTS creates brand strategies, messaging, visual identities and communications to engage consumer, business and internal audiences alike. Our brand consultancy and creative services are informed by detailed, qualitative research to ensure that the insight and opinions we give are well grounded. To be truly effective, branding has to underpin business strategy so that it helps to align behaviour right across your organisation, however widely it is spread. We take the time to understand your business and your aims, your market and your product or service. We will help define what makes your brand different from your competition and really communicate that through all of your customer touch points. We have a team of marketing and design consultants who have been applying their experience and creativity to deliver on that central principle in a diverse range of sectors.

MOBILE APPS

BFTS communications can design and develop for all platforms Android and iOS etc.
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The increasing demand to access applications and data via mobile devices continues unabated. Smartphones and more recently tablet computers such as the Apple iPad, Samsang Galaxy and Amazon Kindle Fire are, for many people, becoming the preferred method of not only checking personal email, conducting online shopping/banking and viewing TV & other media but also for connecting up to their work IT infrastructure and accessing business applications.


We at BFTS communications can design and develop for all platforms. We have Android, iOS and web development teams that use a lean and agile development process to test product assumptions in an iterative fashion. Our testing and quality checking processes ensure that products are launched with confidence.

VIDEO & MOTION

Video Production, Motion Graphics, Animation, Audio Production, Storytelling.
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Consumers love web video. And it’s a love that’s growing. At BFTS, we love video, too. Our online video production services are there to help your brand connect with real customers by capturing your brand story, thought leadership and essence to share with users. Video brings your business to life by engaging the audience in a personal way to build credibility and brand authority.


The great thing about animated video, as a format, is that it combines both visual and auditory stimuli to evoke a strong emotion and create a solid connection between  a brand, a message and an audience.



  • Video Production

  • Motion Graphics

  • Animation

  • Audio Production

  • Storytelling


SOME OF THE BRANDS AND CLIENTS WE WORK WITH
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PORTFOLIO
WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT US
BFTS communications is a service provider for the Takeover Regulation Panel from 2010 up to date. BFTS has serviced us very well for these years and we very happy with the service they give us. Well-done to guyz.
Margaret Motsoahae
Margaret Motsoahae
Chief Financial Director / Takeover Regulation Panel
We are very pleased with the service BFTS have provided. People in the business and non-profit community, who have interacted with us and had the fortunate to see the design work BFTS has completed for us, inevitably convey positive and laudable comments
Allim Milazi
Allim Milazi
Managing Director / Runsharp
It is with much enthusiasm that I will recommend the services of your company to other business owners that I know as your service has worked energetically towards the goal of simplifying communications with our business. One of the biggest challenges we had with our branding within our business is now on point, thanks to BFTS and your excellent good work you have done for us. We are really going to enjoy doing business with you.
Ronald Mugwena
Ronald Mugwena
Managing Member / Rothe Plantscapers
This note serves as a confirmation that BFTS has done a good work for my company for the past 5 years, and I am pleased with their work.
Msongelwa Stephen Masombuka
Msongelwa Stephen Masombuka
Managing Member / Masombuka Consulting
CONTACT US
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Why name the company BFTS (Boyz From The Shack)?

The roots of the company date back to 2005 where we started operating from a shack in Soweto-Meadowlands as we felt that our start-up capital would not be enough to foot the rental bill in the city, We traded as Dowhile Creatives for 7 years and in 2015 we decided to go back to our roots.

What is your design service and how will it benefit me?

We provide a professional graphic design and advertising design resource to our clients. BFTS professionals have over 12 years experience working on a wide range of design sectors including corporate, retail, and government bodies. We design for all mediums, taking into consideration future brand growth needs. Some of the most common design solutions include advertising, brand logo / visual identity, brochure, exhibition, packaging, direct mail, marketing, stationery and website design. Your company will benefit from having experienced design professionals applying intelligent marketing and design solutions to answer the brief presented.

What if I don’t like what you design?

This is rare. Sometimes we hit the nail on the head first time, sometimes it can take a number of discussions and design submissions before the client is happy with the concept. Ultimately we always ensure our clients walk away satisfied and we feel comfortable that we have put out a job to our highest standards within the confines of the timescale, brief and budget provided.

What are your prices?

The costs associated with the development of different materials vary greatly depending on the complexity of the piece and the production requirements involved. All of our clients are provided with a price estimate, which includes a break-down of the design time and the printing/production costs.  If a project is urgent, we bill accordingly. Contact Thato Legwale or Dennis Ngwepe for more pricing information and a free estimate.

LET US HELP BUILD YOUR BRAND

To request a quote, please complete the three-steps on the right. We will respond within 24 hours. If you have a more urgent request, please call us on 011 492 0479 for immediate assistance

 

Address : 97 Commissioner Street | Marshalltown Johannesburg 2000 | South Africa

Phone : +27 (0) 11 492 0479

Cell : +27 (0) 72 956 8355 / +27 (0) 84 974 2407

Email : info@bfts.co.za

Website : www.bfts.co.za

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