Afriski Mountain Resort

Gold Winner | Best Corporate Website

The New Generation Social & Digital Media Awards 2017

Gearbox Creative has been the preferred digital provider to Peter Peyper, a long-standing client, since 2012. The first development we undertook with this client was an eCommerce store selling G-Form protective sports gear, funky no-tie Hickies laces and kick-that-dodgy-sweaty-feet smell with SmellWell under the company name BRA! [Boardriders Asylum]. In 2014, we developed and maintained another eCommerce company, Gone Skiing, which sold snow and ski gear from their store in Fourways, Johannesburg. As the brand and brand range grew, we redeveloped the BRA! website once again in 2015 to accommodate these changes. It was because of this long-standing relationship that Gearbox Creative was approached to redevelop Afriski Mountain Resort’s website in 2016. In 2017, we entered the website into the New Generation Social and Digital Media Awards under the online media and tools category. We hadn’t expected much [three people can do a lot, but win gold…?] and had decided not to purchase tickets to the live awards ceremony. We received a call from the organiser “strongly suggesting” that we do so. Turns outs daily dedication, hard graft and some beautifully written custom code can go far… we won gold.

Never a man of many words, Peter Peyper had this to say, “Well done and always such a pleasure working with you”.

The client made the decision to rebrand in August 2020, and, while our award-winning website is no longer live, we are still proud of our blue-green love.

How Gearbox Creative’s online store for
Allowed them to deliver magic to their clientele:
  • Ability to add personalised text to balloon bouquets for special occasions
  • Ability to specify preferred delivery date
  • Choose between click & collect or delivery within a 60km radius
  • Ability to communicate directly via the WhatsApp web portal
  • PayFast integration for easier payment for South African customers
  • Specialised coupons for events like Black Friday and Mother’s Day
  • Live Instagram feed displayed and automatically updated on the website
  • Customised icons created and integrated to fit the Balloons brand

Mike Buyskes Construction

Mike Buyskes Construction was founded in 1972 and is deeply invested in not only quality construction projects, but also in the relationships with its clients and staff.

Mike Buyskes (Founder) puts it best: “Construction is like art, and, when done with passion, is just as rewarding. I hope our company remains active in the building trade while continuing to make friends of its employees, professional team and its clients.” Managing Director, Jayson Buyskes continues: “…MBC, a place where relationships, not just structures, are built on values and trust. Our client and contractor testimonials reflect these core principles. We also invest in our people and ensure our growth speaks to their potential. We are passionate about what we do and [our] website echoes that message.”

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