It’s really not all about us – it’s about you. It’s about how we can grow your business and in growing your business, we grow ours. Marketing is no longer a business expense, but a business driver.

As business-minded entrepreneurs, we grow bottom lines… the profit and purpose of financial and social bottom lines, through a service-agnostic blend of skills, including but not limited to advertising, branding, PR, digital and social media.

We’re not an ATL agency, or a BTL agency, or a PR agency. We are a
bottom line agency
– dedicated to growing business and brands.

Our name defines our approach. Ideas is the territory of innovation and
creation – fresh, fluid and lateral thinking.
Engineers is the strategic
rigour, delivery and execution.

Our mantra: Return on Ideas


We value partnerships. Our length of tenure with clients attests to this

We’re passionate about local, ambitious brands who serve profit and purpose

We are hell-bent on delivery – on time, on budget and beyond brief

As entrepreneurs, ROI drives everything we do

And, we believe in doing good, and doing good business



“17 years says it all!”

Robynne Adams - Clarins SA

“I would never consider changing our agency and look forward to working with Idea Engineers for another 10 years.”

Steve Hight - Tsogo Sun

you’d be insane not to hire them.” 

Doug Mattheus - Cell C

Brand re-engineering and unlocking the essence of your brand is what they do best! They are a collective of unbelievable talent that really care about the results as much as we do.” 

Lanie Visser - Chatz Connect and Vodacom 4U


The privilege and joy of keeping good company…

Kudos to Grundfos, Maharishi Institute, Bookboon, Mastercard, Clarins, The Unlimited Child and Syngenta for acting their way into a new business paradigm. A sustainable paradigm of profit and purpose.

The global poster boy for this profit and purpose paradigm is Grundfos global CEO, Mads Nipper, appointed in 2016 UN Ambassador for Sustainability https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HElFEBcDDWI Our local poster boy is the remarkable Dr Taddy Blecher, at the equally remarkable Maharishi Institute http://maharishiinstitute.org/  A free and exceptional university that opened its first campus in the Johannesburg CBD almost a decade ago, and now burgeoning in the rest of Africa too. In 2015 Maharishi won a global award for the most innovative tertiary institution in the world.

Take another bow Africa. It’s with pride and privilege that we serve as wing girls.


We are good at growing bottom lines.
Talk to us.