What is the difference between speed dating and your brand? Well let’s go back to 2003 and you will see that speed dating was about as familiar to the market as your brand is right now. This didn’t stop Serena Constance Grobler, who believed in the concept so whole heartedly that she poured every ounce of her energy into marketing her Speed Dating agency, FastDate, online. Within 6 months it was doing so well that FastDate dropped all traditional marketing platforms such as radio ads, street pole ads, and adverts in high end magazines, and relied solely on social media platforms and website optimisation – an unheard of tactic in South Africa. And just like that, a love affair was born – A love affair between Serena and the power of online marketing.

In fact, Serena was such a trail blazer that she was one of the first 500 people in South Africa to open a Twitter account in Africa, with over 5000 followers gained within the first year. Consider the fact that there are now over 7.7 million South African Twitter Accounts, and you will realise that we are talking about a massive leap of faith built solely on forward thinking.

Within 6 months of the marketing explosion of FastDate, Serena was honing her craft and applying it to other brands. Not content to leave her newfound passion in the hands of outsourced suppliers, Serena took it upon herself to learn all she possibly could about how to optimise websites and it was only a matter of time until she increased her knowledge with two new awesome digital marketing skills. Isn’t love grand?

From there the rest is history, the golden couple – Serena and online marketing – grew from strength to strength, and eventually Serena started working with celebrities, musicians and political figures. Her objective was not only to run their social media, but to create awareness for their specific campaigns, sell their products and create direct engagement from their followers. This is where “Results Driven Marketing” came from, and from there it was only natural that Serena move from the owner of FastDate, after 8 record breaking years, to the owner of Arrive Online in 2014 – A company born from passion and a solid understanding of digital, grounded in the creation of extremely visible marketing strategies and forever propelled forward by the need to achieve more in this ever changing digital landscape.

OK, so back to your brand.

Right now it’s the shy girl in the corner.

Check out some of the most compelling reasons to convince you to put your wallflower in our hands…

  • Between March 2016 and March 2017 Arrive Online increased its turnover by over 500% on retainer business alone
  • All Arrive online consultants are renegades within the industry who don’t conform. To work hours, to traditional marketing strategies, to being ordinary… We are a team of talented trailblazers who aren’t afraid to maximise on our talent – and that’s what your brand needs
  • We do not have a high turnover of clients, once we sign you, we are committed. Our client record speaks for itself and most clients have remained faithful because of the results we achieve for them
  • We understand through extensive experience that being a celebrity comes with challenges – When working with public figures we do not disclose the identity of clients, no matter what.
  • We also understand that engagement is key – tone, language, character. Authentic engagement in real time – we become the client online so that the actual client can focus on the more important stuff.
  • Our absolute love for tech makes us the natural choice to handle the online marketing for tech savvy businesses aiming to get a grip on the B2B market, as well as those businesses within the financial industry.
  • We care. Our collective passion lies not only in being the best that we can possibly be, but also in giving back. Arrive Online were proud to be part of the National Twitter Blanket Drive in 2014, 2015 and 2016. We offered strategic marketing services, graphic design, event management and social media influencer campaigns as part of our contribution towards this great cause, and year on year the campaign has been an absolute success.
  • We don’t scare easily – Since its inception in September 2014 Arrive Online has worked on campaigns with brands that include Save the Elephants and Elephants Alive, the Department of Higher Education and Training, The ANC Youth League and Universal Music.

Because we are digital natives it’s only natural that we branched out into areas that support our passion for online marketing.

Every point of visual communication is an opportunity to shape the perception of your company. By defining in advance what this perception should be, the result is unified messaging with maximum impact.


As the cornerstone of your brands identity, your logo needs to be a true symbol of your business. Every logo should be unforgettable and communicate a message in an instant. The best logo’s have layers which engage the audience and make them fall in love – with your product. We believe it is the most fundamental part of your identity and must be as authentic as possible. We will work hand in hand with you throughout the process to make sure we deliver on your brands visual promise.


Graphic design, to us, means helping your brand connect with your audience and grab some attention. You need to visually stand out and creative thinking and design is at the forefront of everything we do. We constantly adapt to changing trends to make sure we stay ahead of the curve and tell your visual story, unforgettably.


Your website is your brands’ chance to turn heads and make web traffic stop, wolf whistle and ask for your number. Website design is one of the most essential tools in today’s new market place and if a connection is not made instantly your chance of conversion drops dramatically. Our website design team has extraordinary talent and is passionate about your vision and getting results.


Although attraction starts with what the eye can see, the right words can also woo even the toughest audience. Make sure you don’t send mixed messages and let us handle your website content, blogs, social profiles and social community management. We entrench ourselves in your brand personality and make sure that all communication reflects your unique style and tone. We can also handle your more corporate content needs such as proposal writing, proofreading and company profiles.