Some people are good at running. Some at climbing big mountains. There’s even someone good at juggling chainsaws.
Well, we’re great at what we do. Digital.
Banter is a leading boutique Digital & Creative Design Agency, combining digital design with the latest global trends and technology, to keep your business on the right side of the digital curve. We’re a full 360° digital agency, here to make your brand stand out. And most importantly, our business is built on a foundation of transparency, passion and an all-round positive attitude.
Simply put: Awesome work created by great people.
Banter has arrived
For the last few months, we have been hard at work behind the scenes, re-aligning our businesses goals, vision and strategy. As well as looking at what driving factors would spear head our solutions into the next 5 years. Our core focus is to continue to provide innovative solutions that deliver the best results and take our clients into the digital age.
As we strive to create solutions that just make sense, it was time we took a leap forward with our own brand. So after many late nights and multiple versions of every element, we are extremely proud to be introducing our new identity.
Our new look and feel! Our new brand. Our new direction!
Onwards & Upwards
As the business has grown, it has evolved into a diverse, yet niche business model that allows us to ultimately help our clients achieve their goals. With our fingers on the pulse of digital, we are able test these new solutions and implement them at an agency level.
All this comes along with a costing model that ensures that each new innovative solution is viable for our local market.
From strategy and marketing, brand and content creation to implementation, management and reporting, campaigns, lead generation and of course, design and development. Whether it be needed in web, email, print or branding, Banter has it covered.
We’ve got you!
Inspired by the history of our logo and our new vision and new solutions; our new logo represents several elements that really capture the Banter spirit
As you can see we have dropped the ‘Media’ so that we are now just Banter! This is a conscious effort to not define ourselves by just one service or range of services.
FRESH & CONTEMPORARY
We also have a new colour palette that is fresh and contemporary. We are sticking with our trusted teal and grey, but also adding a few other colours to mix it up and show just how flexible Banter can be!
COOL & PLAYFUL
Our new font is clean, modern and a perfect combination of cool and playful. Everything that Banter stands for!
LET THE HAPPINESS IN
The simplistic curve represents our smiles, our happiness in what we do, and also our promise to ensure our clients are always happy with our services.
For the icon, we referenced our previous logo and decided to carry through a more simplified version of the speech bubble. This represents one of the core values of Banter: communication. The personal conversation we have with our clients has become the signature of our business. We love witty Banter in all conversations!
EYE ON THE FUTURE
Banter has always kept our focus on global trends and new developments in digital. Our new icon reminds us of an eye. So we’re keeping an eye on our future, and keeping an eye out for our clients!
GROUNDED BY OUR ROOTS
And even though we’re looking to the future doesn’t mean we’ve forgotten where we came from! Our final symbolism is a simplified map pointer – indicating not only our business being ‘put on the map’ so to speak, but also referencing our clients who range far and wide and to remind us where we come from.
Our simpler look places more focus on our refined services and solutions and the evolution of our brand. Driving our clients and ourselves forward into the next 5 years and beyond. Enabling us to be one of the leading digital solution agencies in SA.
The Banter community has evolved! But we still remain grounded to what makes us different.
We will be providing you with cutting edge websites and designs just like before, but with the bigger picture in mind. Not only will we be developing and designing for your platforms, we will be creating content, such as copy, animation, illustration and video. Creating a more cohesive digital presence and user experience for your brand.
Training & Workshops
We will also shower you with great content and educational titbits via our channels of communication as we have been. But we will be taking it up a notch, providing group training and workshops to facilitate the growth of your brand. Enabling you to take ownership of the smaller everyday running of your own digital presence.
What we’re Blogging about
While the final season of Friends was winding down and Facebook was still The Facebook, Banter had it’s humble beginnings in the mind of founder Craig Meiring. Craig was a corporate calendar designer by day and a creative t-shirt designer by night at Bantersaurus Inc and later Bantersaurus Graphics.
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