ABOUT US

Welcome to Agora. We’re so glad you’re here. So where is ‘here’ exactly? Well, a marketing agency I guess. We are a collection of creatives who are passionate about all things marketing and want to help your startups and SMEs thrive.

At the start of 2021, we decided to do what any sane person would do in a pandemic, start a business, obviously. Seeing entrepreneurs rising during COVID- 19 inspired us to take the plunge and do something to help. With a passion for people and business, we formed Agora, a home for small businesses with big dreams. Together, our goal is to work with the people at the heart of small businesses, offering marketing assistance, business advice and words of encouragement as we grow your small business or startup, 

and turn your dreams into reality. ‘Agora’. Where in the world did we get that from? While looking for a word that represented the community we hope to build, we came across this and it just stuck. It is a Greek term which means, gathering place or assembly. The centre of athletic, artistic, business, spiritual and political life in the city. We want to be a central meeting place of sorts in our city. Somewhere minds meet, creativity flows and ideas grow into sustainable businesses for our clients.

Jason Smuts Paddling Agora Director

Jason Smuts

Director

Howzit, I’m Jay.

I’m a paddler, traveller and UCT Marketing Grad. 

We have put people at the heart of why we do what we do. As the Director of Agora I’m the one ensuring that we keep growing to better serve our clients. I’m a tech nerd and a sucker for a good spreadsheet. I love keeping clients up to date with incredible analytics results.

I am super excited to be a part of your journey.

Elizabeth Rochat

Creative Operations Manager

You can call me Liz.

I am a runner, cat mom and joyful creative. I’ve been in marketing for three years. I’m the Creative Operations manager here at Agora. I’ll be there to guide you through your projects. From strategy, through conception and all the way to the final product. 

I love being the ‘hype man’, I’ll be the one getting excited with you, helping you come up with new ideas, envisioning all the amazing things that your brand could be and helping you take it there.

Tayla Kemp looking great

Tayla Kemp

Admin Assistant

Hey there! I’m Tay. 

I’m an animal lover and house plant enthusiast, I tend to collect both! I am a qualified teacher and am currently studying towards my honours in inclusive education. 

While I’m a creative at heart and a lover of startups I’ve got  the jobs we all want, bookkeeping and proofreading! I’m all things admin here at Agora. I love being behind the scenes and playing my small part in helping your business thrive.

Altus Viljoen at Agora

ALTUS VILJOEN

Creative Assistant

Hi there! I’m Altus

I’m the designer that will take your brand and corporate image to the next level. I love all things design and marketing-related. My philosophy is simple – “The way you present yourself is just as important as what you have to offer.” Your image is a determining factor that could mean the difference between success or failure, and in this day and age – ‘ORDINARY’ – simply won’t make the cut! I’m the team member who will ensure your brand stands out from the crowd.

Admin Team
Creative Team
Jason Smuts Paddling Agora Director

Jason Smuts

Director

Tayla Kemp looking great

Tayla Kemp

Admin Assistant

Elizabeth Rochat

Creative operations

Altus Viljoen at Agora

Altus Viljoen

Creative assistant

Keen to join the team? Check out our careers page for open opportunities.