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What We Offer

At RT7Digital, we believe in an integrated approach to digital marketing. From redesigning your website and promoting new and existing products to starting conversations with your audience and increasing your online presence, we incorporate various mediums and specialties such as content marketing, web optimization, social media, paid search and design and development to boost your conversions.



Before implementing any strategy, our first objective is to understand your brand and its objectives. Thereafter, we study your audience: their personal drives, challenges and where they hang out and what they talk about. Once we’ve established a connection between your brand and audience, we begin developing a fully integrated marketing approach suited to your requirements.



Our understanding of design and development is that your website, social platforms and other online assets must provide exceptional value to your customers and be easy to find and navigate. We take this understanding and create user-friendly and eye-catching assets – including basic content management systems, complex ecommerce solutions and information distribution platforms – that you can be proud of.



Once we’ve successfully developed online assets tailored to you and your customer’s needs, we begin promoting your brand in order to sustainably increase your online presence. We make full use of new and existing platforms such as your blog, LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook to distribute content ranging from onsite copy and images to infographics, videos and surveys. Additionally, we also reach out to experts in your industry and collaborate with them to create and distribute influential and viral content that will attract a larger audience.

We want to know what consumers are looking for, what their values are, and how we can meet their needs. It’s not just about Big Data; it’s about translating that into the truth.

— Gayle Fuguitt —

Our Portfolio

Our work speaks for itself. From design and development and content marketing solutions to social media promotions and web optimisation, we’ve tirelessly worked to ensure our clients are ahead of the pack and enjoy a sustainable online business for years to come. 

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What our Clients say

  • RT7 worked with us on building our new site. We required quite a very specific design and functionality, working closely with our designers on a tight brief they have produced a great site! Their extensive knowledge helped us overcome any hurdles we ran into, inevitable with a project like this. All requests, however fussy, were dealt with professionally and knowledgeably and we have a product we are really happy with!

    — Gemma Irving - Media Director JK&K —

ReThink Digital

We believe that digital collaboration is key to success

RT7Digital is a digital agency that was established in 2012 with the objective of rethinking and redefining online marketing.

Whether it’s through spreading awareness, growing online visibility, optimising user experience, attracting organic and paid traffic or generating online sales, RT7Digital’s objective is to increase and sustain profitable conversions for online businesses.

RT7Digital continues to adapt and change, bearing in mind the importance of nurturing sustainable partnerships with all stakeholders, from business owners to end consumers, we’re here to help everyone rethink digital by redefining online marketing as you know it.


Together, we pioneer greatness

The best way to sell something: Don’t sell anything. earn the awareness, respect and trust of those who might buy.

— Rand Fishkin —


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Our People

Meet the team that drives your brand’s online conversions by tirelessly formulating and implementing ideas as well as promoting your service to the desired audience.
Each member of the RT7Digital family is passionate about rethinking digital in an effort to grow your online influence. They have their own set of values, experience and specialties that allow us to stay relevant
throughout the times.


Ash Beddow

Hi I’m Ash, I am here to serve my cat overlord. No, that’s not a joke my cat is life! I studied a BJourn at Rhodes University specialising in New Media. I enjoy the simple things in life,
like a perfectly ripe plum or an un-chewed pen lid (pointing no fingers…Em!). I am the Content Manager here at RT7 Digital and it’s my job to make sure that the creative content is at constant flow of awesomeness.

I rate that my quick wit and edgy personality generally means that the office banter often swings in my favour. As part of the content team, I spend my days creating kick-ass pieces of work. I live for the
“ah yessssssss” moments. Oh, and did I mention my cat?

Hidden talent: Make a glass of wine disappear – more of a superpower really!

What’s the first thing people notice about you: My “mermaid hair” - Thanks Delia.

What makes you laugh,like ROLF: Watching Em try twerk.

Why do you work in digital: Digital is a beautiful and boundless creature where any whacky idea can be crafted into reality.

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Ash Beddow

Thoby Solheim

Hi, I’m Thoby or as the girls like to call me Da Thobsta. As captain of the RT7 Digital ship, I keep everyone in check and make sure that we keep sailing smoothly.

I am new to the digital world and am still getting my head around the concept of Facebook and what a GIF is (which I still pronounced Jiff). With my crew of wacky sailors, we are out to conquer the digital seas!

Hidden talent: I can strip and rebuild a motorcycle engine.

What’s the first thing people notice about you: I have no idea you tell me.

What makes you laugh,like ROLF:John Cleese and Rowan Atkinson.

Why do you work in digital: Digital feels like the next frontier for business: and I love building businesses.

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Thoby Solheim

Em Kendrick

I’m Em Kendrick, I studied Creative Media Production at Stratford upon Avon College in the UK and moved to Cape Town in 2015. I am most definitely a square peg in a world of round holes.

As the youngest member of the team and definitely the loudest, I often find myself asking the finer questions in life like “Why is Crème Soda Green?” and “Are those birds or chimneys on that building over there?”

I seem to have pocketed the role of RT7 Cheerleader and make it a priority of mine to hand out daily doses of smiles and laughter. When I’m not making a noise, distracting Ash, spilling my morning coffee all over my desk or eating copious amounts of sugary snacks, I design and create rad content for our awesome clients. I am also a social obsessive and have an extreme addiction to using Hashtags! #SoBlessed

Hidden talent: Fluent Mexican.

What’s the first thing people notice about you: My unbrushed hair.

What makes you laugh,like ROLF: when Delia falls off her chair.

Why do you work in digital: Because it gives me the freedom to be a creative.

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Em Kendrick

Volker Butow

The name is Volker Butow. Yes, I know it sounds a bit like the name of a James Bond villain, but I will give you 10 bucks if you can pronounce it properly.

No, not in a German accent!My daily routine involves analysing reports and optimising campaigns. Although most of my time is spent talking to a computer, I'm quite adept at speaking to humans too.

I dream of a world surrounded by Piña coladas, marshmallow cushions and sunshine, but mostly the rare element of silence.

Hidden talent: Breaking things, online and offline.

What’s the first thing people notice about you: That I'm actually uber-chill. With an Umlaut. über-chill.

What makes you laugh, like ROLF: Hipsters and Doug the Pug.

Why do you work in digital:I work in Cape Town! Isn't that what half Capetonians do? The other half work on film sets.

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Volker Butow

Giah-Iska Cloete

Not many people realise it, but my full name is actually Giah-Iska. (It’s one name).

Giah is a biblical name. The Hebrew meanings vary between “bursting forth confidently”
(like a waterfall) and “the valley of vision”. Iska, correlates with the latter meaning. —It means observer.

I have no idea why my parents chose to amalgamate two very complicated and unique names into one but what they have explained to me is that I introduced myself to the world very confidently and continued to do so as I grew up.

I was never unsure of myself as a child and am proud of the people and experiences that have shaped me into who I am today. The second half of my name was inspired by my eyes. My parents said I had huge brown eyes as a baby and as I grew up they noticed that I had a unique, creative insight into life.

I hated my name growing up because no-one could ever pronounce it correctly (Gee-ah-Is-kah).Today I love it because I am yet to meet someone with the same name, it describes me perfectly even in its complexity and its always a great conversation starter. I love people so I value conversation.

My interest in humans and communication stems from a multicultural upbringing in different parts of the world and my family heritage. We traveled a lot growing up and moved in and around areas of the Middle East before settling in Durban,South Africa. I moved to Cape Town at the tender age of 17 to begin my studies at the University of Cape Town and fell in love with the city and its people so here I live!

I am an adventurous human and a friendly one too. I love meeting new people and helping others and adding value to the world. I believe in empowering each other and supporting our communities. I measure success through the positive impact we leave on people's lives and how we’ve helped them through their journey. Whether it is making someone smile or helping them grow their business, every day I make it my mission to help someone somehow in the hope that they will pay it forward.

I live by the true South African humanitarian way of life “Ubuntu” meaning “we are who we are through other people”. So the more we build each other up and help each other we will improve as a nation and human race!

Hidden talent: I am a makeup artist at heart rather than qualification

What’s the first thing people notice about you: according to Tahnee and my parents, my eyes are very prominent

What makes you laugh, like ROFL: Cartoons, Animation, Comics- Cyanide and Happiness to be specific. (I have a strange-kid sense of humor)

Why do you work in digital: I love interacting with people and keeping up to date with the world and times we live in. Today the digital world is the most efficient way to communicate.

My love for social and all things media have driven me into the digital media world where I have begun my eager journey to learn how to best communicate through the digital world we live in.

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Tammy Walsh

I’m Tammy, or better known as the office Momma. I studied Marketing Management with Damelin in Randburg. My initial introduction into the marketing world was as a marketing assistant at a financial services company,after which I moved into the exciting world of SEO in 2005. I have been working at RT7 for over 2 years and am the Office Manager. If you need anything from a paperclip to a new desk chair I am your girl.

You will often find me helping Em wipe up coffee from her desk or helping Delia sort out her computer cables. As the matriarch of the girls, my job responsibilities range from project management to keeping everyone in order!

Hidden talent:I’m super flexible

What makes you laugh, like ROFL: babies scared of farts - YouTube it

What’s the first thing people notice about you:My Eyes

Why do you work in digital: The fast paced ever-changing nature of the industry appeals to my restless spirit

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Tammy Walsh

Rob Laughton

Rob is an advisor to RT7Digital and has been working in Digital since 1999 when he first founded Root7.

He has since grown a group of related businesses in the UK, USA and
South Africa, which all focus on robust digital sales channels.

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Rob Laughton

Tahnee Wagenaar

Hi I’m Tahnee, it might take you a while to pronounce my name…(Taaaar-Neeee)

I studied at the University of Cape Town. After studying, I developed a passion for the online world and love interacting with people. I am a proactive member of RT7 and I enjoy hiking and gyming.

Let’s not forget my all-time favourite… dancing! I started at the tender age of 6 and ended at 18. Yes, a whole 12 years dedicated to the art of dance. I did ballet, Spanish, modern and hip hop dancing.

Contemporary dancing is definitely my next venture.

I am also the office hairstylist and can be seen ‘fixing’ the girl’s hair on a daily basis.

Hidden talent: I have serious hairdressing skills

What’s the first thing people notice about you? My smile

What makes you laugh?Easy…my amazing colleagues!

Why do you work in digital?It’s like a whole another world out there! Honestly, I am amazed at how much one can learn when being exposed to virtually anything digital.

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Tahnee Wagenaar


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Make a Difference | RT7 Careers

Rt7 Digital actively look to employ talented individuals living in Cape Town to work on our own business digital presence and companies in the UK, America and South Africa.

Rt7 careers offer above market rates to attract talented, technical individuals who have the ability to analyse, develop and execute our digital strategies.

You immediately become a part of a team spanning three continents looking to innovate business models, develop long-term revenue streams and enact digital solutions that mean our websites stand head and shoulders above our clients competitors.

Current Vacancies

Are you looking to gain experience in the digital marketing industry? Then we are looking for you! Rt7 Digital are on the hunt for bright and passionate interns to join our creative team.

What Will You Get Up To:

Indulge yourself into the wonderful world of digital. You will be learning the ins and outs of how a creative marketing company works, this includes:

  • SEO and online marketing strategy
  • Creative content and copywriting
  • Brand campaigning
  • Social media marketing and campaigns

What’s In It For You?

  • GREAT office coffee
  • Exposure to the ever-changing digital world

What You Need To Apply:

  • A passion for the industry
  • The ability to work in a creative space
  • Must be studying in a relevant field

Ideally we are looking for someone to work between 13h00 – 17h00 but if you are studying, these hours can be flexible.

Remuneration to be discussed upon successful application.

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