We are storytellers at our core

We’re a world-class b2b tech communications agency, boasting more than 18 years of experience servicing both local and multi-national companies.

We’re a team of PR pioneers, marketing strategists, digital and social media specialists and content creators, who put their heads together to find integrated, creative ways to help our clients better their businesses from the inside out.

In 2013, Red Ribbon joined forces with a host of affiliate agencies across Africa to build a truly indigenous communications network that spans the length of sub-Saharan Africa to ensure greater exposure for our client base.


Starting small. Dreaming big.

Armed with little more than a laptop, a phone line and a bold business vision, Ronelle Bester formed Red Ribbon Communications in 2003, a few months before her 30th birthday.

The idea was simple: to offer her marketing and PR expertise to the emerging Cape Town start-up community. Before long, Red Ribbon had become one of the most sought-after specialist PR firms in South Africa, with a growing client base that included both local start-ups and international power players.

A lot might have changed over the years, but we’re still privately owned, and continue to base our existence on three simple tenets: work hard, have fun, and make a difference for clients we genuinely like.


Our vision

Our vision is to be the most admired marketing communications agency in Southern Africa with a reputation for achieving meaningful business results for clients.

Building your business isn’t something we do for you; it’s something we do with you. We believe that, through close collaboration, we’re able to gain an intimate understanding and appreciation of your brand, enabling us to design customised solutions that help us to grow together.

As communications specialists, our aim is to connect you to a continent rife with business potential, using on-the-ground expertise to create commercially driven content that resonates with clients, attracts media attention and generates new business leads. Your African journey starts here.