About Shift ONE


Welcome to Shift ONE, where Shift Happens

Who are We?

Shift ONE is a through-the-line marketing agency based out of Cape Town South Africa that delivers world class service, creative strategies and marketing campaigns to our clients, both big and small.

One of our specialities is digital marketing or online marketing. We are able to deliver a digital service that has a tangible, measurable effect on your marketing ROI. We are passionate about creating the optimal user experience, which always improves the bottom line.

We are a one-stop-shop so you don’t have to deal with 5 different companies – only one key account manager who will move heaven and earth for you.


Why you will Love us: The Soft Stuff

We are great at the soft stuff, so if you’re into having a great relationship with your agency and working with people who are honest, have integrity, put you first, offer great personal service, who are reasonable, accommodating and make things happen, then you will love working with us!

Plus all the convenience of a one-stop-shop, saving you time and money and more cliché’s of the sort.


Why you will Love us: The Hard Stuff

But we are also all about the hard stuff, so we really focus on work that drives growth through sales, increases your customer loyalty and engagement, builds you brand and differentiates you, converts visitors into customers, and is really nice and easy to use so your customers come back for more.

What we Won’t Do

We won’t promise you something we can’t deliver on. We won’t pretend to be something we’re not.

What we Will Do

We will deliver on our promises, and manage your expectations each step of the way. If we think you’re about to make a mistake, we’ll be honest with you, even if it costs us the job.


Dylan Kohlstädt
Founder & CEO

With over 20 years experience in online, financial, insurance and gaming marketing management, Dylan is considered a subject matter expert on all things digital.

Dylan has managed global brands locally and off shore across languages and platforms.

Dylan has MBA through UNISA SBL.

John Bognar
Managing Director

John wears glasses and is sometimes funny, but is better known for his amazing client relations skills.

He effectively manages the integrated team and web development team, while splitting his day between client meetings and team briefings.


Janita Brittz
Head of Graphic Design

Janita is the head of our graphic design team.

From logos to flyers to banners and website mock ups, Janita's got you covered.


Martine Gelderbloem
Integrated Marketer

Martine is the latest addition to the Shift ONE family and has brought an energy to the team that puts most of us to shame.

Her background in music and teaching, together with her skills in social media and events make her an all-round marketing whizz.


Heritier Mwalila
Web Developer

Although he is a newest edition to our web development team, Heritier has very quickly become indispensable.

Heritier studied web development. With his attention to detail and creative problem solving skills, your website is indeed in safe hands.


Kelly Bognar
Head of Content and Social Media

Kelly brings a great level of excellence to the team.

Her incomparable copywriting skills help her manage her clients' social media accounts - from LinkedIN, Facebook and Twitter, to Pinterest and Instagram - to grow engagement and brand awareness.


Paula Killin

Paula manages the invoices and finances of Shift ONE. If you are one of our clients, you will get to know Paula well.

Thankfully, she's really lovely, so you'll be happy to know her.


John Killin
Head of Web Development

John is a website-wiz and is as passionate about creating websites as you are about your business.

John is experienced in all aspects of life, from being a licensed pilot, to running his own business and mastering the complex art of web development.


Amy Hayward
Graphic Designer

Amy is one of our brilliant graphic designers.

Originally from Durban, she completed her BA in Brand Communication through Vega in Cape Town, and specialises in design that users love.

Amy is also an avid photographer and a coffee snob.


Chris Erwee
Web Developer

Chris, one of our web developers, brings a wealth of CSS and HTML skills to our web team.

Friendly, helpful and always quick with a smile, his sites are built with beautifully clean code that makes them fast, optimised and easy to navigate.


Jessica Barrella
Integrated Marketer

Jessica is the latest addition to the Shift ONE team.

Her qualification and experience as an art teacher make her an expert in all things creative.

From writing to design, Jessica has you covered.


Michael Hedenskog
Integrated Marketer

Michael has proven himself as an SEO whizz since day one of his internship.

He holds an honours in English from UCT. His keen eye for grammar and syntax will take your content to the next level and get you found on Google.


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