The age of mass produced content is over. What people respond to now is content that’s fresh, engaging and sharply targeted. Whether it’s webpage copy, a press release, a content strategy or a sales brochure – we can help.
If you’re not visible on Google, do you even exist? Every bit of digital content we produce is optimised for search engines so it’s easy for your target market to find you.
Some of us swoon over a freshly roasted artisan espresso while others crave a steaming mug of Ricoffy. Whoever your brand appeals to, we’ll write your copy so that it resonates with them.
With years of experience in SEO, copywriting, digital marketing, publishing and social media under our belts, we know what it takes to produce the highest quality content. Just ask some of South Africa’s biggest brands.
We pride ourselves on producing work of the highest quality. Because we don’t skimp or cut corners, we’re able to supply you with fresh, creative, engaging content that always delivers results.
Unlike most agencies, we don’t charge one uniform rate, because we know that every project is unique. Instead, we provide you with a quote that’s specially tailored based on a number of factors.
We’re sticklers for time. If we say we’ll get the work to you on Friday, you may even receive it on Thursday afternoon. Deadlines are important to us, because we know they matter to you.
We’re not happy until you’re happy. But you’re the subject expert, so we need your input for the draft process. From this feedback, we take special care with revisions so that the end product is just right.
We’re very particular when it comes to grammar and spelling. So if you’re not great with your affects and effects and your yours and you’res, we’ll show you the way to language utopia.
We meet with your rainmakers, your inventors or your frontline sales army to
come up with quality content that reflects what really makes your business unique.
SMALL AND AGILE
You’re not paying for our fancy head office or our swarm of interns.
Being small means we don’t come with baggage – and we’re cost effective, time efficient and flexible.
Digital content consumers are different. They skim. They scan. They’re easily distracted.
We write it how they want it: snappy, readable, and straight to the point.
We’re comfortable writing on a range of topics.
From car insurance and cruises to jewellery and juicing, we change our colours to suit our surroundings.
Catherine is a search engine optimisation (SEO) specialist, social media strategist and web copywriter with a Business Science degree from UCT.
With over 12 years’ experience in paid and organic search, she began working on the agency side (Quirk in Cape Town, Greenlight Digital in London and iProspect in San Francisco) before heading the internal SEO team at CBS Interactive in San Francisco. Back in South Africa, Catherine has provided SEO, social media and web copywriting services to clients since 2009.
She’s the author of the book, “301 Ways to Use Social Media To Boost Your Marketing” (McGraw Hill, 2010), and has been a convener and course writer for GetSmarter, one of South Africa’s fastest growing online education companies.
Belinda is a copywriter and marketing professional who graduated with a Business Science degree from UCT.
Following this, she spent eight years in the UK working for international publishing houses Penguin Books and Harlequin. Her publishing experience has given her an intense appreciation for the power of words, while her marketing background means she understands how to speak to consumers in a way that converts them into customers.
She is also a qualified proofreader and copy editor, and in her spare time blogs about her parenting exploits at Making Mountains.
As a writer at a corporate, it’s comforting to be able to draw on the expertise of the Black Mountain team. Apart from being able to provide an outsider’s eye for our work, their up-to-date knowledge on best practice is an important capability. They are professional, thorough and punctual in turning around work.
Working with Cath and Belinda has been an absolute pleasure. They are clear around communication requirements and quick to respond to queries. The quality of their product has always been on time and of an excellent quality. Highly recommend Black Mountain for companies small and large.
"Working with Black Mountain has enabled us to constantly improve on the user experience for our customers. Their rapid turnaround times, valuable experience and can-do attitude means that working with them is both enjoyable and beneficial to our business."
"It’s been a pleasure working with Black Mountain on projects for several of the Flight Centre Travel Group brands. Their meticulous attention to detail and professionalism have ensured that each project has been delivered on time with great results. I’d highly recommend them."
“Working with Black Mountain was a very refreshing experience. They delivered high quality, keyword rich content for platform45.com, and took time to understand our core business. The resulting content exceeded our expectations; we'd highly recommend them for web and SEO related copywriting."
“Black Mountain has been an efficient and reliable resource. They are dedicated, organised and highly dependable when working towards deadlines. Their knowledge, professional service and attention to detail have made working with them a real pleasure.”
“Black Mountain have been an excellent resource in assisting us with copy editing for our online cooking school. Timely communication and delivery, attention to detail and excellent work makes every interaction with them a pleasure.”
“Working with Black Mountain has been an absolute pleasure. They've managed to significantly improve our Google presence on both organic and paid search, as well as provide strong direction on our content strategy. We appreciate their dependability and professionalism.”
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