our story

On 1st April 1996 this business opened it’s doors with the intention of focussing on large format printing.  I happened to design a series of posters for a campaign manager who organized roadshows for Simba. I then had the good fortune and privilege to meet another executive from Simba who was involved with a campaign for NikNaks at the time. He not only saw my work, but saw in me, something I did not – a talent for design. He asked me: “Why are you not a graphic designer?”

The rest is history.

I am extremely resistant to the strain of hard work because I am truly satisfied with my working life. I simply love the work I do. Every moment of every day. Few can say this.

The advantage to clients is tangible. To their benefit I am driven by projects, not by hours – and a contagious enthusiasm that makes me bounce out of bed with a smile on my face every morning. This inevitably leads to outstanding work.

what we do

ALH Social Media Marketing is a social media and brand management company that helps entrepreneurs to get more clients using simple on and off-line marketing strategies. We complement our social media skills with our skills in graphic, logo and web design. We also specialize in printing, promotional gifting and packaging to offer you a broad based marketing solution that is so appropriate to your business that the services or products you offer become irresistible to your clients.

how we do what we do

OUR MANTRA

Dignity, kindness and respect to all. Seek first to understand, then be understood. Be tolerant. Be fluid. Be flexible.

DIGNITY, KINDNESS & RESPECT

Treat everybody and anybody with dignity kindness and respect.

UNDERSTANDING

Seek first to understand the client’s needs and problems, then be understood. 

TOLERANCE

We nurture and exercise the ability and willingness to tolerate the opinions of others, even if we disagree. We are not all the same.

The only thing we have zero tolerance for is lack of attention to detail. We pride ourselves on being able to offer solutions that are so appropriate to our clients’ needs that the services or products they offer become irresistible to their clients.

BE FLUID & FLEXIBLE

Agility lies at the core of creativity.

We are naturally optimistic, confident, and operate with a reward-focused agenda for every client. We score high on openness. Therefore we consistently cultivate and nourish strong problem-solving skills. We combine this with a high propensity for self-change wherever and whenever it benefits the client and the company as a whole. We are deeply conscientious. This fires our drive to achieve what’s best for the client. It also allows us the flexibility to change course as needed.  

MORAL COMPASS & BEHAVIOUR

We care not about race, gender, religions and other personal choices. However, we demand principled and agreeable behaviour towards everybody based on the values above. 

OUR GUARANTEE

In return for your business ALH Social Media Marketing will give you our fullest possible attention, the best quality and most efficient service of which we are capable. Period.

our services

Logo Design

A professionally designed, strong logo and a subsequent visual system is one of a corporation’s greatest assets. It needs to encompass and become the base that best communicates all the client’s endeavours.

Graphic Design

Designing the identity of any business through professional graphic design is a crucial business strategy. Graphic design done well, looks natural and easy. It hides the fact that there is a framework, a pattern – which, put there consciously and cleverly, unconsciously affects the beholder.

Web Design

We teach you the criteria of good web design so that we can infuse these rules into your website so that, ultimately, you can gain your clients’ attention, engagement and trust. Read more on our website page.The main purpose of web design is useability: making sure the site works well, that any person of average ability can use it effectively without getting frustrated.

Printing

Every successful business needs a specific philosophy with strong evidence for its effectiveness. Otherwise, predictably, you will establish yourself as a run-of-the mill business that spends all of it’s energy constantly running after new clients. Because, as Benjamin Franklin said: “The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten.” The flaws of poor quality printing can never be disguised. Do not do this to your brand. ​

Promotional Items

Any promotional item, whether it be gifts, clothing or packakaging should massively add to the perceived value of your products or services. Promotional items must ideally perform a marketing function for your business. Why else would you spend money on them? Read more on our Promotional page.

Packaging

The marketplace is overwhelmed by an avalanche of products that are often so similar, its hard to tell the difference between them. How does your loyal customer find the brand they’ve come to love? Packaging. How do you attract the attention of new users, and motivate them to choose your product above the next? Packaging.

Clothing

CLOTHING:We supply clothing and apparel for every occasion: casual wear, sports & team wear, corporate wear, work wear, high visibility clothing, hospitality, service and beauty, security, jackets, sweaters, t-shirts, golf shirts, caps and other headwear, shirts (racing, outdoor, corporate), trousers, jerseys, and kiddies. If you are looking for scrubs and medical linen, we will put you directly in touch with one of our clients.

Branding

We brand everything we supply. Here are some of the ways in which items can be branded: pad printing, silkscreening, laser engraving, embroidery, foiling, heat press, dye sublimation, stickers, stamps, & dome stickers

Signage

How do you find a toilet anywhere in the world? Apart from your logo, signage is one of the key visual elements you should consider. Signage is an essential component of managing your brand. The variety signs, their purpose, and their placement is infinite. Outdoor signs are normally designed to draw attention, differentiate you from your competitors and landmark your location. Interior signs can help customers locate merchandise, learn about promotions and other things you want to draw attention to. It’s important to choose the right dimensions and media to cater to the messaging you want to display in a way that gets the message across in 30 seconds or less.

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