WHAT WE ARE

DROID Projects is a business innovation hub specialising in online marketing strategies for the travel and tourism industry.

We’re dedicated to finding digital solutions that significantly and transparently improve our client’s bottom line as well as undertaking business development projects of our own.We identify profitable opportunities through research and hard-won insights; utilize our collective expertise to create and develop digital solutions; implement and oversee these solutions;and then finally analyze their impact to adapt and improve upon future strategies.

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MEET THE TEAM

Our mission is to bring together likeminded, passionate,talented people so that through our collective strengths and knowledge we are capable of realizing profound opportunities in the digital arena.

Our individual skills range from Business Development and Marketing to Video Production and Animation. We strive to host the complete set of skills needed to take an idea fromconception through to execution in order to fully integrate and align the business strategy in every aspect of a project. We love what we do and we do what we love.

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Jan Lutzeyer

Managing Director

Primary Skills: Business Development, Marketing Strategies, Project Management

About: I come from a background in Information Systems and Marketing. I have a passion for identifying, analysing and implementing business opportunities within the onlineenvironment, and thrive under the idea of working as a collective to realise these opportunities.

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Tertius Lutzeyer

Financial Director

Primary Skills: Business Development, Financial Planning

About: After owning my own business in Germany, I moved back to South Africa to join Grootbos where I was responsible for the planning & implementation of all new development. After 16 years in the hospitality industry, I now direct the financial strategies of our various online marketing campaigns and projects.

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Robert van Rooyen

Operations & Marketing Director

Primary Skills: Marketing Strategies, Project Management

About: I have always been interested in understanding why and how we make decisions and how those decisions guide our behaviours. Our heightened connectivity across the globe has totally changed the way we interact with the world and this poses an incredible opportunity for the way we do business.

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Marais Nel

Search Marketing Manager

Primary Skills: Search Engine Marketing, Conversion Optimisation

About: I’ve been with DROID since the beginning, finding profitable search phrases to provide our clients with the most relevant as well as the most convertible traffic to their website. I also have a great love for the outdoors and the ocean and enjoy the balance which our environment provides.

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Justine Stewart

Content Marketer / Online Journalist

Primary Skills: Copywriting, Blogging, Content Marketing

About: I grew up with my nose permanently in a book, reading about exotic places and adventures. After studying writing and journalism, my wanderlust took me to Thailand to teach English followed by a trek through South America. I now spend my time writing about the beautiful attractions of the Overberg.

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Candice Lombard

Content Marketer / Online Journalist

Primary Skills: Copywriting, Blogging, Content Marketing, Photography

About: I come from a background in photography and tourism, having worked in various game lodges and abroad. I have a great love for nature, travel and working with people. Being able to inspire people to travel and explore our wonderful world through my writing is definitely the best reward there is.

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Jonathan Cornelius

Post-Production Director

Primary Skills: VFX, Editing, Videography, Animation, Graphic Design

About: I come from a background in professional video production, specialising in animation and visual effects. I enjoy concept development, storytelling and bringing ideas to life. I find it inspiring that independent filmmakers now have the opportunity to share their amazing stories and productions with the world.

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Michael van Rooyen

Creative Director

Primary Skills: Art Direction, Graphic Design, Writing, Photography, Videography

About: I come from a background in advertising and photography. Whatever form it takes, creativity is a central tenet in my life. With a passion for travel, nature and storytelling, I feel like I’ve found the perfect niche - telling stories that inspire people to travel and enjoy the beauty of our natural world.

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Colin Cowley

Graphic Designer

Primary Skills: Graphic Design, Tech Support

About: Ever since I can remember, I have enjoyed developing & growing into many areas of the digital arena, most of which revolve around a blend of creativity and logical solutions. I really enjoy working at DROID and developing my skills. I find the digital world is a great platform where individuals can share their creativity and insights with the world.

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Lloyd Koppel

Cinematographer

Primary Skills: Camera & Editing

About: After over 11 years of traveling and producing videos for the tourism industry (including a year on a shark cage diving boat), I joined DROID and never looked back. I have always had a passion for the great outdoors and cinematography and my position enables me to shoot world-class video content while doing what I love and inspiring people.

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Stephen Gleave

Programmer

Primary Skills: PHP, Javascript, Database Design

About: I come from a background of JAVA development in the banking and manufacturing sectors. Moving to Cape Town has allowed me to explore the creative side of programming in web development with PHP. I enjoy working with the creative departments to try and make something different happen on each of our projects.

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Paul Weingartz

Web Designer & CSS

Primary Skills: Front End Development & Design

About: I'm a web designer, entrepreneur and total Apple fanboy. I specialise in hand-crafted CSS and clean web design. I also have a big passion for photography and spend more time with my XBOX than I should.

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OUR PROJECTS

From developing highly tactical websites to producingcompelling content such as videos and infographics, we have completetly reinvented our client’s online presence, exceeded expectations and delivered exponential return on investment.

We take a fresh approach to each new project, delivering tailor-made strategies and creative solutions underpinned by clear business objectives and pre-determined KPI’s(key performance indicators).

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Grootbos Private Nature Reserve

5-Star Luxury Nature Reserve, Gansbaai, South Africa View Project
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Desroches Island

5-Star Luxury Resort, Seychelles

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Aventura Africa

Travel Agency specialising in trips to South Africa for the Spanish speaking market. View Project
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Explore

Online Community Platform & Information Portal

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Marine Dynamics

Shark Cage Diving Company, Gansbaai, South Africa

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White Shark Capital

Online Platform for sharing information, facilitating discussions and increasing awareness about the Great White Shark. View Project

THE DROID BLOG

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CONNECT WITH US

DROID HQ is situated in the beautiful coastal village of Gansbaai, not far from the southernmost tip of Africa.

While Gansbaai, more famous for its sharks and whales, might not be the first place you’d expect to find a cutting-edge digital agency, the beauty of working online is that we can literally be anywhere and work with anyone. At the same time, we all share a passion for the Overberg and the pristine natural surroundings that benefit our lifestyles. We love surfing and going to the beach, hiking in the fynbos, having sundowners on the rocks and the complete absence of traffic jams. The next time you’re in the area, give us a shout. We’d love to share a few local secrets with you.

Directions to our office in Gansbaai:
- Drive down the Main Road of Gansbaai (you can’t miss it).
- Turn right into Voortrekker Road (towards the ocean).
- Take the 2nd left into Church Street (at the stop sign).
- Take the 1st right into Hawe Weg.
- Park in the parking lot directly ahead (looking over the harbour).
- Our office is directly opposite the parking lot (grey and white house).

Directions to Gansbaai from Cape Town (163km’s, 2hrs):
- Take the N2 out of Cape Town, past the airport.
- After about 80km’s (shortly after the Houhoek Pass and just before Bot River) take the R43 turnoff to Hermanus.
- Drive through Hermanus, continuing on the R43 to Stanford and straight onward to Gansbaai.

Directions to Gansbaai from the Garden Route:
- Take the N2 towards Cape Town.
- 10km’s after Riviersonderend, turn left onto the R326 to Stanford.
- At the Stanford t-junction, turn left onto the R43 towards Gansbaai.
- Follow the R43 straight into Gansbaai (20km’s).

Tel: +27 (0) 28 384 1732
Mob: +27 (0)76 729 1744
Email: info@droidprojects.co.za
Postal Address: P.O. Box 1264, Gansbaai, 7220
Physical Address: 10 Voortrekker Road, Gansbaai, South Africa

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