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digital storytelling

We create, design, write and engage – tailoring each strategy to an ever-changing digital consumer. Chat to us to find out more about our holistic approach and full complement of marketing services – ranging from corporate identity and website development to content creation for newsletters, blogs, PR and social media.

what we value

While digital sits at the heart of marketing, our values form the golden thread that makes Yellow Door sticky. We’re a close knit team and proud of the long-standing relationships we have with both clients and suppliers. Courage, balance, authenticity and integrity are the cornerstones of our business and we endeavour to live by these values.

who we are

Founded by Emma Donovan and Dominique Kotze, we are lucky enough to work with some of the most dynamic and talented young professionals in South Africa. We have also developed a network of creative, highly skilled freelancers to complement our core team and offer an even wider range of cutting edge services.


We work with exceptional lifestyle, retail and professional organisations, as well as a number of NPOs; and they all have one thing in common – they are as passionate about their brands as we are. From successful start-ups to international companies, we welcome the opportunity to add real value to your business.

our core services


We develop a holistic communication strategy that is relevant to your brand and audience. Our goal is to align your marketing and business objectives and come up with innovative, practical solutions.

content creation

We write or edit copy for products, websites, newsletters, blogs, media releases and social media. Our goal is to convey your message in a simple, effective way, using relevant keywords to boost SEO.

website development

We design and build functional, responsive websites – from 'business card' sites to e-commerce platforms. Our goal is to create a simple, stylish site that your customers will love.


We design logos, business cards, banners, brochures and more. Our goal is to maintain a consistently high standard, and ensure all artwork remains true to the brand.

Other services include project management, PR, editing and video production. Chat to us to find out more.

what we value

brands we've added value to

Da Vincis
Michael Olivier
Southern Cross Gin
Asara Wine Estate
hi Online
Wine 4 Friends
Eco Mother Care
Dommisse Attorneys Inc.
HQM Properties
Meg Mackenzie
eta Online
Harvard African Development Conference
Raymond Ackerman Golf Academy
Rockethorse Racing
Harvard Alumni for Africa
GP/OK City Improvement District
Woodstock Improvement District
Voortrekker Road CID
JuMu Rhino Fund
Conservation Travel Africa

the word on the street

Over the past three years we have seen sales increase by more than 50%. Although hard to quantify,a significant part of this increase can be attributed to the professional implementation of a social media strategy and a website that is modern, informative and most importantly, kept current. The dynamic YDC team is really passionate about their role in my business and continue to come up with creative ideas and concepts. They are constantly updating our online strategy and are on trend with the very latest concepts.
- Chris Parsley, owner Da Vincis on Kloof, 2015

It was an absolute pleasure working with Yellow Door – Their professionalism and efficiency in getting our new website launched made the process seamless and stress-free for us. And the feedback we have received on our new website has been great! All in all, a great experience and great finished product.
— Lauren le Roux, project manager Wembley Square, 2016

YDC have helped us immensely to get on track with our social media marketing – something we have battled to do in-house due to skill level and time constraints. The joint talent in their team continually ensures all areas are covered and I would highly recommend their professional services to anyone.
- Quinton Sole, founder HQM Properties, 2016

The YDC team has been a great help for us -- we have increased our bookings and gained a lot of exposure in only six months. It is a pleasure working with the YDC team, as they are extremely responsive and do an amazing job. When we were too busy to focus on important fields in our industry they stepped in and got it done. I can only recommend YDC, and Surf Lodge South Africa is extremely satisfied. Thank you YDC, we appreciate your great work.
- Toby Schroeder, owner Surf Lodge SA, 2016

Our relationship with YDC started about a year ago when we won a competition. The work they produced for us made such a great impact to how we operated that we continue to use their excellent services today. You won’t find a company that is more caring, knowledgeable, passionate, and meticulous in what they do. A huge thank you to Emma, Dom, and their team for continued hard work which has enabled our success!
– Courtney Chase, Chairperson of Ari’s Cancer Foundation, 2016

In my quest to take my newly established company online, Yellow Door Collective came to the rescue and provided a professional and flawless process from start to finish. I am really impressed with the website design and layout they have selected following our meeting together. I can highly recommend this professional team to take your company’s image to the next level.
– Sean Newbery, owner Green Space, 2016

Just wanted to say a massive thank you to you and your team for all of your efforts over the last few months. The conference this weekend was a massive success and a lot of this came down to our branding, online presence, and conference website. We were all really impressed with the final overall look and feel of the design, which corresponded perfectly with theme. And the live Twitter / Facebook updates over the weekend were the perfect final touch that we hadn’t even thought about. Thank you for your patience and flexibility with our multiple changes – I know we weren’t always very easy to work with and you went to extra lengths because of the time difference!
- Amandine Lobelle, organiser African Development Conference at Harvard, 2015

We had an urgent job to do, creation of a website, logo and marketing campaign from scratch, and they beat our deadline with a great product!
- Adrian Dommisse, founder Sky Law, 2015

YDC were great to work with, always exceeding expectations and approaching things in a professional way. No change was too much and they are always willing to help.
- Tom Peacock, project manager Metro Roof, 2014

I've had the pleasure of working with Dominique in her role as a supplier to eta College. She is hard working as well as a highly astute contributor to aspects of new value. She pays attention to detail but also understands the bigger business picture. She is an excellent and accurate professional on social media and Google related apps. She is passionate about what she does and about her clients.
– Dr Steve Harris, CEO eta College, 2014

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