Strike Media is South Africa’s leading, full-service mobile marketing agency. We deliver customised mobile campaigns and provide added value services such as strategic consulting and direction to some of the country’s best known brands and organisations. Headquartered in Cape Town, we conduct most of our business in South Africa but also have many clients in the Northern Hemisphere.
We are engaged in every aspect of the mobile universe, including messaging, strategic consulting, integration of customer databases and/or systems, social and/or professional networking systems including commerce and content branded mobile applications. We are currently investing in African expansion and focused on acquiring significant local organisations with impressive and innovative technology and a sustainable client base.
We trace our roots to the emergence of the bulk messaging market in South Africa in the mid 1990s. Our founder, Russel Stromin, an experienced IT and internet entrepreneur, formed Mobility Methods to focus on mobile messaging, billing, content management and delivery platforms. While growing the bulk messaging and ringtones market it became apparent there were huge opportunities in mobile marketing.
A separate marketing company, Strike Media, was formed and as its profile, success and profitability grew, it made sense to incorporate both companies under the Strike Media banner. This was effected in 2009. Strike Media is today a rapidly growing private company with a turnover of over R40m. It is owned by its directors. Strike’s profitability has doubled in the past two years and is forecast to do the same in the next two.
SOUTH AFRICAN SUCCESS
We are proud of our reputation as an innovative market leader, earned through successfully serving big brands across a variety of industries. Our premium clients include Metropolitan Health and the major cellular phone providers, Vodacom, MTN, Cell C and Telkom. We have links into major advertising agencies and have proven to be an essential part of campaign management teams.
Core to our business is a full bouquet of mobile billing, bulk, premium and multimedia messaging services. It is the space where messaging, commerce and marketing meet that we are intent on making our own. Our consulting division is making inroads in getting companies to adopt mobile specific strategies.