Team Highlight: Samkelo Ntombela

Today, we’re breaking away from our regular routine to introduce you to one of our dedicated team members here at Nimbler. We believe it’s essential for you to get to know the individuals who work diligently behind the scenes, shaping our company into what it is today. Meet Samkelo Ntombela, a rising star at Nimbler who has been a vital part of our team for more than a year. In this article, we’ll explore his journey, discover his sources of inspiration, and unveil his hidden talents.

Getting to Know Samkelo

Samkelo has been a part of the Nimbler family since October 2022, marking roughly a year of dedication and hard work. He started as a trainee in the Search team, specialising in Google Ads. Over time, he’s evolved into managing client accounts on Google Ads and expanding his skills into the world of Search Engine Optimization. But that’s not all – Samkelo also plays a pivotal role in sales, meeting potential clients, and crafting their Retainer Agreements and Proposals.

The Nimbler Inspiration

What inspired Samkelo to join Nimbler, you ask? Well, it’s the power of word-of-mouth. He had friends working here who couldn’t stop raving about their experiences, the quality of work, and the fantastic people. For Samkelo, it was the people that truly stood out and motivated him to become a part of our dynamic team.

Secret Talents and Whistling Tunes

While Samkelo might not be the next Picasso or a world-class pianist, he does have some hidden talents. He can double-curl his tongue – an interesting party trick, no doubt! But it doesn’t stop there; Samkelo also enjoys whistling his favourite tunes, with Otis Redding’s “Sitting on the Dock of the Bay” being a go-to choice.

Favourite Projects and Clients

Samkelo’s journey at Nimbler has been quite rewarding, but one project that holds a special place in his heart is Cupboard Value Pretoria. It was one of his earliest clients, and he watched it grow over time, even entrusting Nimbler with their SEO needs. The experience of nurturing a client’s success is truly fulfilling for Samkelo.

Beyond the Office Desk

Away from the hustle and bustle of the digital marketing world, Samkelo is a sports enthusiast. He’s been a die-hard supporter of Manchester United since his school days. As for the recent performance of the club, well, let’s just say it’s a topic he’d rather avoid discussing right now. Formula 1 is another passion, with Michael Schumacher being one of his sporting idols, especially during his Ferrari days.

When he’s not glued to a screen or watching sports, Samkelo enjoys gaming. While he may not be the world’s best gamer, titles like GTA V, Formula 1, God of War, and FIFA tickle his fancy. Beyond that, his time outside of work is best spent with family and friends, creating memories that last a lifetime.

The Challenges of Digital Marketing

One of the most challenging aspects of working in digital marketing, according to Samkelo, is the constant need to adapt and learn. Coming from a background in public relations, the technical aspects of digital marketing can be a steep learning curve. However, he’s grateful for the supportive team at Nimbler, always ready to lend a helping hand.

The Motivation Factor

What keeps Samkelo motivated at work? It’s the realisation that he has a lot to learn and a burning desire to become an expert in his field. He thrives on the opportunity to take on new challenges and deliver outstanding results.

Professional Growth at Nimbler

Samkelo believes that working at Nimbler has transformed him both professionally and personally. The ever-evolving nature of digital marketing forces him to think differently and stay attuned to the rapidly changing industry. Moreover, he’s gained confidence in his abilities and isn’t shy about sharing his ideas when they count.

Working from Home Wisdom

As someone who’s experienced the joys of working from home, Samkelo recommends creating a schedule and sticking to it. It’s easy to get distracted when the lines between work and personal life blur, so having a routine helps maintain focus.

The Joy of Nimbler

What brings the most joy to Samkelo’s Nimbler experience? It’s the camaraderie and the wonderful people he works with. The supportive environment and the fun-filled working experience make every day a delight.

Advice to Aspiring Digital Marketers

For those aspiring to follow in his footsteps, Samkelo suggests immersing yourself in the world of digital advertising. Watch YouTube videos, take online courses, and get a solid understanding of platforms like Google, Facebook, and LinkedIn. This will equip you with the knowledge to ask the right questions and kick start your career as a PPC specialist.

And there you have it – a glimpse into the life and experiences of Samkelo Ntombela, one of the many bright stars at Nimbler. We hope you enjoyed getting to know him a little better and gained some valuable insights into the world of digital marketing. Stay tuned for more fascinating stories and insights from our Nimbler team members in the future!

Would you like to embrace change and become more resilient in your industry? Then book a Discovery Call with our Founder, Lead Strategist and author of this article, Jeffrey de Visser.


Jeffrey de Visser is Nimbler’s Founder, Managing Director and Lead Strategist. Visit his LinkedIn profile to find out more.

The artwork in this series was created using DALL·E 2, a deep learning models developed by OpenAI to generate digital images from natural language descriptions.