Agencies That Think Different

Brian RegienczukAgency Spotter: Agency Search, Selection & Management Made Easy // 20+ Years Digital, Design & Innovation Leadership
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...

A Brand Identity House

Matchstic is a premier brand identity house, founded in 2003 in Atlanta, GA. We operate at the intersection of art and commerce and have the ability to forge positive change and accomplish business objectives through creative thinking and smart design. We ...

Our boutique agency helps you get noticed (in a good way).

As a passionate creative agency, we always keep an eye out for the innovative, unconventional and extraordinary and never loose sight of your overall brand & communication goals. Challenge us to create and execute head-turning ideas that speak to your audi...

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...

Product Design + Innovation

Formation creates innovative products for a diverse range of clients. Our focus is new product innovation with an emphasis on challenging assignments. We embrace difficult problems, becoming involved early and remaining engaged until solutions stand on the...

Human Experience Design

We cultivate growth for clients and new value for their customers by designing and building meaningful human experiences rooted in foresight and insight. We value agility, measurement, learning, and adaptation over the one perfect solution. We're a divers...

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...

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 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...

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...

BUILDING BRAND SUCCESS SINCE 1982

We’re a full-service marketing agency rooted in brand, driven by purpose, inspired by technology, and tested by performance. We believe that every brand faces unique challenges, and that marketing solutions should address them by turning them into opportun...

Creative+Media: The Essential Digital Synthesis

BCM helps brands drive clear, actionable business results through the seamless integration of Creative and Media. If you’re tired of creative agencies that can’t bring a killer idea to market, or fed up with media agencies that aren’t thinking creatively a...

Mobile Agency, with an Expertise in Mobile Commerce

Prolific Interactive is the leading mobile agency for mobile commerce, head quarted in DUMBO, Brooklyn and SOMA, San Francisco. From our mobile strategy to execution, we create products that focus on user experience. Prolific is a firm believer in team w...

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.

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...

UNCOMMONLY HUMANISTIC

Civilian is out to flip the script from “agency people” to “people agency.” To inspire people to action. That’s our mission. That’s our passion.

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...

Platform's about

doing greater things by design, created around a simple idea: to build on what motivates both you and your customer; it’s what makes you tick—and consumers care. We're the agency that motivates both through inspired brand, product and experience design.

commom sense. uncommon thinking.

JStokes is a creative marketing agency with extensive expertise in business services, real estate development, consumer products and retail franchises. The company was started by two brothers with a talent for finding unexpected answers in unusual places....

The Brand Activation Agency | Experiential, Engagement Marketing

Modern Promos is a strategic engagement and experiential marketing agency specializing in planning and activating impactful brand experiences. No company can create, plan, promote and execute a more engaging live event than Modern Promos. Founded in 2006,...

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 ...

Women's Marketing, Inc. builds brands.

We're the leading media strategy, planning and buying agency for emerging and established brands, offering a range of Fortune 500-level services, including insights, analytics, and deep media relationships, to help clients of all sizes grow and thrive. W...

Custom Technology. Intuitive Design.

Sidebench is a technology consultancy and interactive studio, based in Los Angeles. We partner with our clients and often play the role of CTO to define a technology strategy that aligns with executive business goals. We then take a user experience-driven ...

International design house

forceMAJEURE is an international design house founded in New York in 1998, with homes in New York City and Paris. An international team of 30+ passionate designers, imaginative strategists, curious innovators collaborate with clients to create transform...

Management consulting for the connected age. Digital Insights. Actionable recommendations.

We drive business with digital. Since 2008, Say Yeah has worked with organizations across myriad industries to help them understand how digital can transform their business. Our digital ecosystem solutions increase customer engagement and retention, while...

Design to enrich everyday life

Duffy & Partners is an independent branding, design and creativity company. We’ve been in business for 29 years and our mission is to create design to enrich everyday life. We look to develop new ways of connecting with our clients’ customers and consumers...

We design brands that delight the world.

Son&Sons is a creative resource for visionary leaders and unreasonable people who are hell-bent on leading change. We ambush boring ideas and replace them with brilliant _______ that people actually care about. We hatch brand-shaping ideas, identities, ...

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...

We Are What's Next

MRY is a creative and technology agency dedicated to making brands remarkable. We now live in a people curated world where brands are scrambling to bridge the gap between their bought, owned and rapidly evolving earned media channels. That’s where we come ...

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...

Every interaction matters.

-- Customers don't distinguish between product and marketing. Neither do we. -- 14 years old, based in Brooklyn, studied by Harvard, and highly collaborative, we bring together product design, brand communications, social connections, and content to h...

Digital. Direct. Different.™

Founded by Mark DiMassimo in 1996, DIGO Brands helps innovative middle-market and larger organizations grow. BRAND. To make sense of life, to motivate themselves, and to guide choice in an increasingly complicated world, people need stories. Becoming one...

JOE DOUCET x PARTNERS JDXP

We are an award-winning multidisciplinary practice who believe that design is a tool to create opportunities. We believe that creative vision can transform an object into an obsession, a product into a paragon and a business into a brand. We believe that b...

Creating digital brand stories, Crafting killer experiences.

We create digital brand stories and craft 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 narra...

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

For the last 13 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...

YOU DREAM, WE DESIGN.

RAXO is an award-winning integrated design + content studio located in New York, NY. We focus on brand storytelling by bringing digital campaigns alive. Big is not always better. We are a group of big agency renegades who escaped the bureaucracy to do w...

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...

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...

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...

Influencer Marketing, Social Amplification & Livestreaming via Digital Influencers

Blissful Media Group has been an industry-leading agency since 2008 specializing in Influencer Marketing, Content Creation, Amplification/Distribution and Livetreaming with e-commerce. Our leading digital influencers produce memorable consumer connections...

We help great leaders tell great stories.

You might know us as “The PowerPoint Guys,” but we’d like to change that. Sure, we design presentations, but we also do a lot more. We are a full-service design agency without all the bullshit industry speak. You know, the jargon that people use to justify...

Working with you, not for you.

What if there was a better way to develop your ideas? What if an agency existed that thrived on client collaboration, one that held workshops and fully immersed itself into its clients' businesses, to actively encourage input from both sides at all stage...

Name&Name - Brand building in Asia

Design&Advertising. Bold&Effective. We use creativity to drive business results. We are based in Asia and work on creating regional projects for South East Asia, Greater China, North Asia and Australia. Our clients across the Asia region include P&G, A...

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 ...