Agencies That Think Different

Brian RegienczukChief Executive Officer, Agency Spotter: Easy Agency Search, Selection & Management
Brian Regienczuk

In my role at Agency Spotter, I see a lot of marketing agencies from digital agencies to branding design firms to user data analytics companies. This list of "Agencies That Think Different" highlights some that seem to differentiate themselves better than the norm.

If you are growing a brand, I think how a partner crafts their own message is important. If they take the time and know how to help themselves stand out amongst the hundreds of thousands of marketing agencies and design firms, they may just be able to help your company too. Enjoy. Note: This is an unordered list.

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Portland Digital Agency

Copious is a Portland-based agency that creates rich digital commerce experiences. Our team aligns strategy, design, and engineering expertise to deliver great omnichannel solutions. Our work simplifies the complex, enriches the transactions a user has wit...

RNO1

is a brand experience & digital design agency deep-rooted on the west coast, with a global edge. The WEST COAST is filled with innovation, disruption, and passion: which extends to the work produced and people involved. There’s an unexplainable ebb and f...

We make video, and we f*cking love it.

IndieWhip makes video. It’s our tool of choice. Sight. Sound. Emotion. All at once. How do we make them? By curating deep relationships with our clients. Our clients are our collaborators. Together we develop the content they need to tell their story, to c...

KNOW THE CATEGORY. SLAY ITS CONVENTIONS.

Our agency exists for one purpose only – to help clients break out of their sales doldrums by eschewing the conventions of the categories in which they play. We’re a CPG agency that never goes for safe. A B-to-B agency whose work actually has soul. A hea...

We’re Taxi Studio, the Brand Design Agency with a fervent belief that Courage & Collaboration deliver great success. We call this Fearless Creativity, it drives everything we do.

Our services include: Packaging Design: Brand Strategy, NPD, Brand Identity, Design Management, Artwork, Brand Guidelines, POS/ Brand Activation and Print and Production Management Corporate Design: Brand Strategy, Brand Identity, Brand Guidelines, Digit...

We are the simplicity company.

Siegel+Gale is a global brand strategy, design and experience firm. Using facts, intuition and creativity, we blend science with art, unlocking the power of simplicity to help organizations realize their full potential.

BUILDING BRAND SUCCESS SINCE 1982

Primary is a full-service integrated marketing agency that believes powerful ideas transform anything. We deliver Strategy, Design, 3D Visualization, Web Development, Creative, Media/Social and Analytics. We work with clients to change perceptions, to chan...

Great Creative is Great Business

Creative Tonic is an award-winning brand innovation firm based in Austin, Texas with clients coast to coast. Founded in 2009, we work seamlessly across mediums and industries, driven by the force that unites them all – Brand. Firm yet flexible, defined ye...

Branding through experience — Building brands people love.

BASIC is a branding & experience design agency working at the intersection of lifestyle, fashion, entertainment and digital culture. We believe brands are the cultural connection between companies and their communities. We help brands attract the right p...

We Believe in Stories

twofifteenmccann is a great big little agency. A tiny building in an alley, filled with storytellers and backed by the might and reach of a global network. Storytellers making amazing stories for amazing companies. Stories that make people feel, that make ...

Expertly Crafted Disruption

Ruckus is a marketing strategy and creative agency that practices “Expertly Crafted Disruption.” Our branding, platform design, and campaign work have propelled blue-chip enterprises and early-stage startups alike. We are not a marketing agency that focuse...

Emotion Marketing: Transforming brands, experiences and behavior.

Our focus is Emotion Brand Marketing. The fact is, emotional and logical functions of the brain guide purchasing decisions. If a brand cannot connect emotionally with customers first, it will become nearly impossible to make a logical connection later. Emo...

We Create Digital Experiences for Physical Spaces

NEXT/NOW is a creative technology agency that produces next-generation digital/physical experiences for world-class brands. We use virtual reality, natural user interfaces, gesture and motion interactivity, innovative display concepts, and breakthrough tec...

Getting results is our strength. Digital intelligence is our passion.

For the last 15 years we're the folks who have found innovative ways to make businesses grow and succeed in today’s super-cluttered communications environment. Our cross-functional team is fluent in digital and offline marketing—from responsive <a href="ht...

The Brand Activation Agency | Experiential, Engagement, Activation

Modern Promos is one of the nation’s top brand activation agencies and has worked with hundreds of North America’s biggest brands. As a full-service brand activation agency specializing in impactful brand experiences, Modern Promos partners both directly w...

Superior Creative and Technical Expertise

We craft engaging and creative digital marketing experiences that deliver meaningful and measurable results. We believe that in order to reach and engage with today’s highly connected consumers, all successful marketing programs should lead with digita...

Creating digital brand stories, Crafting killer experiences.

At Kworq, we live by story-driven design. From the start of any project, we’re thinking about who our story needs to reach, where it will be shown, and who will empathize with our woven narrative. We've successfully applied this thinking across multiple d...

We design, create, and build brands

Founded in 1994, Tank is a full-service, multidisciplinary design and branding studio with offices in Boston (Cambridge), New York and San Francisco. We help transform organizations, re-invigorate brands and grow businesses in many different sectors, fro...

Innovative. User Focused. Silicon Valley, NYC, London

Momentum is an award winning Silicon Valley, New York City, & London based user experience design & development agency serving startups to the Fortune 500. Our services include - Research, Product Strategy, Design, and Development. We specialize in: + Pro...

Brokaw—World's Greatest Ad Agency (According to Google)

Brokaw is an independent, full-service creative agency and former Ad Age Small Agency of the Year famous for helping brands rise above the blah blah—including GE Lighting, Sbarro, Tim Hortons, Great Lakes Brewing Company, PURELL, TravelCenters of America, ...

Brand Innovation

Pixelslave provides brand strategy and 360º integrated communications. Interactive isn’t a buzzword or an add-on for us. It’s core competence. It’s who we are. We’re agile and responsive and we thrive in an environment that constantly presents us with new ...

We do more optimization than any other agency. How?

Our mission is to build the world's greatest performance digital agency. Our key services include PPC, SEO, Display, Content, Social Ads and Analytics and we use the best marketing talent in the world to deliver this. In our experience, there is no suc...

Is your advertising as interesting as your business?

L/H is a creative partnership making brands interesting through sharp, clear, witty and tasteful work, generally referred to as advertising. Though we find that limiting. We are firm believers in the late Howard Gossage’s observation, “The real fact of t...

Marketing for Business People

Modo Modo is an award-winning Top 20 Strategic Marketing Agency. We are strategy, marketing, advertising and branding people who don't think like agency people. We think like business people. We help high-growth businesses accelerate the way they capture ...

Built For High-Performance Organizations

Your brand needs a long-term strategy and short-term sales goals. Your agency is only good at one of those. Meet your new agency. ----- Ramey is built exclusively for the special needs of high-end brands and high-performance organizations. We work to buil...

Breakthroughs, not bandwagons

Burns Marketing ignites great brands by delivering creativity with a purpose. Our expertise in brand, digital, content, and campaigns spans companies in technology, life sciences, and beyond. But our true value lies in the ability to get into the heads of ...

Experience matters.

Everything at Launch begins with strategy: learning about your company, your challenges, those of your customers, so we can work together on creating actionable plans to meet your company's objectives. Our clients come to us for everything from better unde...

Human-to-human advertising for purpose-driven brands

CVLN is a performance marketing agency with a humanistic approach. We build purpose-driven brands through human-to-human advertising that creates real feeling, inspires real behavior and drives real business growth.

We design digital commerce experiences that make happier customers and healthier businesses.

- eHouse Studio is a digital commerce company located in Charleston, SC. We are experts in creating highly engaging user experiences for brands looking to grow their online marketplace and differentiate themselves from competitors. Our team of e-commerce ...

Digitally led design & Branding

Every member of Zero comes from a deep foundational understanding of the web, digital & branding. Our breadth of experience gives us a nuanced and holistic view of the current landscape - and the multitude of considerations across the customer journey. Th...

We Help Ambitious Brands Punch Above Their Weight

We're a small and mighty marketing agency that produces effective work for great clients through creativity, agility, ingenuity, and dialed-in strategy.

A Bold and Fearless Approach to Elevate your Brand

Fearless Media is a full-service media agency built around the Millennial audience. We are so much more than your traditional advertising agency. From the relationships we foster with our clients to the out of the box thinking we use to cultivate cutting...

WHY OH

OH Partners has gathered the best, the brightest and, yes, some of the craziest together in Phoenix and Southern California to make marketing magic. We combine elements of a traditional full service national agency with the ninja-like reflexes of a startup...

We design growth

THRIVE is an experienced group of researchers, strategists and designers based in Atlanta, Georgia. We work at the intersection of design, the social sciences and business to help companies create new value. Our expertise in reinventing categories, connec...

Digital Agency in San Francisco

Since 2001 we have shaped digital experiences at every touch point. We are storytellers, designers, technologists, writers, and builders. COG1 is a premier San Francisco-based interactive design and development agency that has been producing highly innova...

Get to the Space Your Brand Is Meant For

BooneOakley is a full-service agency dedicated to learning new truths, making meaningful creative, and doing better than good. We're committed to doing great work with people we like, and have been doing just that since 2000 with clients like Bojangles', S...

Think Critically. Act Creatively.

Smarthinking Inc. is an integrated brand development agency with a distinct focus on real estate and hospitality. Our task is to solve business challenges through the creation of compelling brands. We believe everything communicates. Every single thing...

Bold creativity with perfect manners.

It’s time have faith that there are good people in ad land. That’s why we craft work that moves brands and culture forward, not back. At My Friend's Nephew, we strive to do great work and be great people. Not just because our clients deserve it, but becaus...

Committed to extraordinary results

Pace is a leading full-service creative agency that develops brand storytelling experiences that move audiences to action. We believe there is power in “why,” and it serves as a creative catalyst for ideas and insights. Our clients include some of the wo...

Keep your focus. Improve your results.

Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, Haatzama Marketing provides marketing services to growth-oriented software and technology companies. Our team specializes in all facets of sales and marketing operations and demand creation. Whether you’re just getting st...

Meet Agenda

Our mission: To move your agenda forward. Agenda is a creative agency that draws on a healthy mix of dynamic insights, human-centered design and free thinking to help our clients amplify their edge, focus on what matters and inspire their audience. Our t...

We design for cool brands...

ArtVersion Interactive is an independent creative agency, graphic design and web design firm with headquarters in Chicago. Our experiential design process creates emotion and engagement between the brands and consumers through UX, web design, graphic desi...

Strategically Classic, Digitally Remastered

We are a bold collection of talented professionals on a mission to create inspired solutions that move merchandise, build brands, and change lives. At Bigbuzz we believe that growing a brand in the connected age begins with creating meaningful relationship...

About Traction

Traction was named the #1 Independent Agency in the United States in 2014 by iMedia and won a silver Small Agency of the Year award from Ad Age in 2013. When it comes to your brand, it's the experience that matters. And great experiences can happen anywhe...