integrated media, design, marketing, advertising & point-of-sale solutions

Who We Are


An insightful, highly creative broad-based media company, inspired by original thought and empowered by a ‘blue skies’ approach, to give clients innovative and exciting media, publishing and design solutions across myriad platforms.


One of our greatest and distinguishing strengths is our ability to listen: to what you want, what you need and how you need it. By weaving our own unique brand of ‘magic’, we can provide you with professional project management – no matter what your dream! We believe in providing measurable results by meeting budgets, achieving deadlines and through original, head-turning imaginative solutions.


The forefront of our philosophy and approach is passion. A passion fuelled by: a love and zest for what we do and for the industry we proudly represent; the positive and dynamic energies we share with our clients and among ourselves; and being IDEAlusts. A passion that is the heartbeat of what makes us the creative humans we are!


Our team of highly skilled publishers, designers, illustrators, editors/writers, sales personnel, project and event managers boast a multitude of talents across all media disciplines and are at the core of our commitment to client excellence. A commitment that is infused, shines and shows in everything we create.

What We Do

Advertising sales

Art direction

Annual reports




Coffee table books

Corporate ID

Custom publishing

e-zines & e-newsletters

Graphic design







POS/Promotional material

Poster design

Print management


Project management

Public relations


Travel & tourist guides

Website design

What Our Clients Say

ABC Print

“I would like to take this opportunity to reflect on the relationship that First Wave Media and I have built over the last decade of working together. I can only say thank you for giving me the opportunity all those years ago! We have built a relationship of trust and loyalty. The kind of relationship any supplier wants to have with their client, which has over the years developed into a friendship.

I really value your attention to detail and service excellence that you offer your clients, as this assists me to be able deliver correctly, timeously and to the desired standards and expectations. Once again, thank you for your continued support, looking forward to many more years of working together!” 

Darren Jordan, Johannesburg Sales Manager, ABC Print

Air France

“We at Air France are most impressed with First Wave Media’s personal and professional character, ability to deliver and to make good on promises.

Their dedication and commitment to their craft is obvious through the high-end quality products produced.

Their conduct, ethics and integrity are unquestionable. It has been a pleasure to have worked and be associated with them.”

– Ms Lorna Burke, Air France KLM Marketing & Communications

CAB Holdings

First Wave Media has been my client since 2009. The relationship I have with the company is amazing.

They are very much hands-on people, with good business ethics, provide great attention to detail and extremely efficient when meeting deadlines.”

Nicolene Viljoen, CAB Holdings

Cean Herz Design

“Working with First Wave Media is a dream. The team always provides crystal clear briefs and is fully engaged in every aspect of all projects from start to finish. They offer creative guidance but also allow me to bring my creativity and skills to each project which is very rewarding for a designer. Their attention to detail and quality control is immaculate and every project flows like clockwork to timely completion with perfect results every time.”

Cean Herzfield, Cean Herz Design


“First Wave Media has been a service provider to GardenShop {Pty} Ltd since 2005. End results are without fail beyond our original expectations.

They are a very focused group of people who are passionate about their work. We find the whole experience of working with these inspired individuals an enlightening process.

I recommend First Wave Media without reserve. Any company that deals with them will reap the benefits without any doubt.”

– Godfrey Budler, CEO, GardenShop {Pty} Ltd


“Well executed, with well thought out planning strategies from First Wave Media makes them a pleasure to work with. Attention to detail is critical in publishing and with First Wave Media you are assured that every printed edition is of the highest standard.

First Wave Media will handle everything from brief to the final product, every stage is handled with the utmost attention to details.  A business with big personality.”

Deborah Hele, marketing manager, GardenShop


“It is always a pleasure working with First Wave Media. They are highly organised and as a client we are always well informed on booking deadlines, layout versions, costings, print schedules and delivery of media.

Working within these preparation parameters allows for a fluid creative process between us and First Wave Media, resulting in a professional, high quality product for our customers delivered on time – every time!”

Megan Slabbert, Online Marketing Manager, GardenShop

United Litho

“It is such a pleasure working with First Wave Media. Their artwork is always supplied timeously and in the correct formats making it easy for us to deliver final product on time. They are a loyal client and excellent team players.”

Landi Pieters, Account Manager, United Litho

Proud Member of