Top 20 Advertising Agencies Report

August 2018 | Agency Spotter

The top advertising agencies quarterly report evaluates more than 2,300 advertising agencies based on their credentials, their focus and expertise in advertising from creating the big idea to producing great creative across channels, client feedback, and project work. See how we rank agencies or check out more top reports.

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  1. Traction
    (3)
    Verified

    Advertising, Web, Branding

    • San Francisco
    • 50 - 100 Staff
    • Listed by 13 users
    • B2B & B2C focus
    Projects

    Traction is a great boutique agency that understands the challenges of today’s digital world.
    From the beginning, I knew Traction was a great fit because they immediately understood our challenges. We were a new product and still evolving, but Adam (CEO) and Theo (Creative Director) were very good about articulating the challenges we faced and helped us clarify our product and choose a lane. What I liked about Traction was I had all the r... read full review

    Jane Barrett, Senior Director of Marketing at Megastar in the Entertainment industry
    Jane Barrett at Megastar
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  2. Preston Kelly
    (3)
    Verified

    Digital Strategy, Advertising, Healthcare Marketing

    • Minneapolis
    • 10 - 49 Staff
    • Listed by 22 users
    • B2B & B2C focus
    Projects

    Dedicated to success
    The diverse team at PK complimented each other well as we navigated through a complex project with many stakeholders. They challenged us when we were stuck in a rut and listened to us when we had value to bring. Above all else they kept the success of the campaign and the value of the brand a priority. In the end the campaign produced better than... read full review

    Bob Thomas, Chief Experience Officer at YMCA in the Health, Wellness and Fitness industry
    Bob Thomas at YMCA
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  3. Boone Oakley
    (1)
    Verified

    Marketing Strategy, Branding, Graphic / Communication, Digital Strategy, Advertising

    • Charlotte
    • 10 - 49 Staff
    • Listed by 7 users
    • Women-owned
    • B2B & B2C focus
    Projects

    NC Beer Love Story
    Boone Oakley contacted me to come spend a day in their Creative Lab which is a space to think about big ideas. They were excited about NC beer. I was the boss of NC beer. It turned out to be a match made in ad agency heaven. As a nonprofit brewers guild, we'd never even done an ad before (though I had worked with several agencies in my past work... read full review

    MARGO METZGER, Executive Director at NC CRAFT BREWERS GUILD in the Non-Profit Organization Management industry
    MARGO METZGER at NC CRAFT BREWERS GUILD
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  4. Tango Creative Group
    (4)
    Verified

    Branding, Advertising, Content Marketing

    • 10 - 49 Staff
    • Listed by 2 users
    • B2B & B2C focus
    Projects

    Professional, Knowledgeable & Creative. A great team to work with.
    Tango has been a great team to work with in a variety of different aspects of business (Branding Development, Strategy, Promotion, Digital Marketing, Content Creation). They have played a pivotal role in our annual marketing programs & initiatives. From the strategy, to the creative, to the conception and completion of projects, Tango has been a gr... read full review

    Byron Mellon, Marketing Coordinator at Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers in the Marketing and Advertising industry
    Byron Mellon at Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers
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  5. Brokaw
    (1)
    Verified

    Advertising, Digital Strategy, Marketing Strategy

    • Cleveland
    • 50 - 100 Staff
    • Listed by 20 users
    • B2B & B2C focus
    Projects

    Brokaw and Beer. The partnership with Great Lakes Brewing Company, Cleveland OH
    Brokaw has been working with Great Lakes for more than 20 years--up until 2015, mostly on ad hoc projects from packing to print. As one of the top 25 craft brewers in the US in an increasingly competitive and changing industry, we needed to rethink our approach. Beginning in 2015, they helped drive a complete overhaul of the brand--from our word m... read full review

    Bridget Barrett, Vice President, Sales and Marketing at Great Lakes Brewing Company in the Consumer Goods industry
    Bridget Barrett at Great Lakes Brewing Company
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  6. Creative Digital Agency Inc.
    (2)
    Verified

    Digital Strategy, Video Production, Advertising, Multicultural Marketing, Mobile

    • San Ramon
    • 10 - 49 Staff
    • Listed by 3 users
    • Minority-owned
    • B2C focus
    Projects

    CDA made a positive impact in the community building event - Ashland Cherryland FamFest Fun Run
    Creative Digital Agency redesigned the Ashland Cherryland FamFest Fun Run website (www.acfamfest.org). Ashland and Cherryland are two low-income communities that deserve an opportunity to develop into thriving communities. CDA is assisting in the transformation by showcasing the positive aspects of health and wellness through marketing this popular ... read full review

    Paul Sanftner, Constituent Liaison and Communications Assistant at Office of Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley in the Government Relations industry
    Paul Sanftner at Office of Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley
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  7. Smith Brothers Agency
    (3)
    Verified

    Branding, Advertising, Social Media

    • Pittsburgh
    • 50 - 100 Staff
    • Listed by 19 users
    • B2B & B2C focus
    Projects

    Big Ideas that will Change your Business
    If you are looking for big ideas with the potential to change the trajectory of your business, then you should seriously consider the Smith Brothers. These are not the guys to call if you are looking to slightly evolve your existing campaign. They are the guys to call if your sales are going the wrong way, or if you see a big opportunity and want to... read full review

    Geoff Tanner at Big Heart Pet Brands
    Geoff Tanner at Big Heart Pet Brands
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  8. Sagon Phior
    (3)
    Verified

    Branding, Advertising, Digital Strategy

    • Los Angeles
    • 10 - 49 Staff
    • Listed by 27 users
    • B2B & B2C focus
    • Other locations (4)
    Projects

    Corporate Level Agency with Boutique Service
    When working with Sagon Phior I found it refreshing the level of experience and personal service the agency staff provided. I was impressed with their level of product knowledge prior to the first meeting. They listened to what our campaign goals were and able to ask the right questions before developing a concept for our product launch. I look ... read full review

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    L Bratt at Microsoft
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  9. IQ Agency
    (6)
    Verified

    Web, Advertising, Direct Marketing, Digital Strategy, Branding

    • Atlanta
    • 10 - 49 Staff
    • Listed by 28 users
    • B2B & B2C focus
    • Other locations (1)
    Projects

    Smart, Strategic and Creative
    We came to IQ a few years ago looking to shift focus and priority to our digital marketing and advertising strategies. The agency was incredibly helpful and service oriented, helping us to build a robust digital presence with informed guidance. They have more than proved their abilities in digital, as well as strategic marketing. The creative is exc... read full review

    Mary Boland, Sr. Marketing Manager at Pergo in the Consumer Goods industry
    Mary Boland at Pergo
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  10. Bigbuzz Marketing Group
    (7)
    Verified

    Social Media, Digital Strategy, Advertising

    • New York
    • 10 - 49 Staff
    • Listed by 21 users
    • B2B & B2C focus
    Projects

    Creates a BUZZ
    Bigbuzz Marketing Group has been by far the best company I have worked with over the past 25 years. The creativity is rock solid, but the account management and attention to detail, timeliness, and account staff is what really makes them the best. They don't waste your time being cute, they really try to focus on solving communications in an authe... read full review

    Jerry Skillett, CEO at Citizens Parking in the Automotive industry
    Jerry Skillett at Citizens Parking
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  11. 31,000 FT
    (2)
    Verified

    Advertising, Digital Strategy, Marketing Strategy

    • Addison
    • 10 - 49 Staff
    • Listed by 11 users
    Projects

    Fantastic Partner, Excellent Results
    It has been such a pleasure to work with 31,000 FT on multiple projects. The team is rich with talent and creativity, resourcefulness and synergy. They "get us" where other firms have failed and help bring NAMI to a new level as a result of their quality work. They extend our bench and take us to places we could not otherwise go. In all areas, five ... read full review

    Katrina Gay, National Director, Communications at NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness in the Mental Health Care industry
    Katrina Gay at NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness
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  12. leftchannel
    (2)
    Verified

    Animation, Content Marketing, Advertising, Environmental, Video Production

    • Columbus
    • Fewer than 10 Staff
    • Listed by 4 users
    • B2B & B2C focus
    • Other locations (1)
    Projects

    Great firm to work with and very creative team!
    Leftchannel has produced digital content for our LED screens in our showroom and always exceeds expectations. Driven by making a positive measurable business impact, working with business goals they provide a strategic vision to the project and an exceptional creative solve. They are a solid team that always delivers – on time and on budget with bes... read full review

    Matt Nurre, RDI, Vice President of Global Retail at NanoLumens in the Consumer Electronics industry
    Matt Nurre, RDI at NanoLumens
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  13. Ruckus
    (3)
    Verified

    Web, Advertising, Branding, Experiential Marketing, Digital Strategy

    • New York
    • 10 - 49 Staff
    • Listed by 45 users
    • B2B & B2C focus
    Projects

    With Ruckus, I have the rare feeling that we are all aligned and working together as true partners.
    Prior to hiring Ruckus, I had been intrigued by their work for some time, but the timing wasn’t right. That all changed a year ago when we had an internal project that focused on web design and development. The project we ultimately hired Ruckus for was a 12-week project, which was a full web redesign with design, development and branding. The pr... read full review

    David Goldberg, Principal at Corigin Ventures in the Investment Management industry
    David Goldberg at Corigin Ventures
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  14. Chemistry
    (11)
    Verified

    Advertising, Marketing Strategy

    • Atlanta
    • 50 - 100 Staff
    • Listed by 38 users
    • B2B & B2C focus
    • Other locations (3)
    Projects

    Yep. It's Rocket Science and They've Got It.
    Friends of Animals connection to Chemistry (formerly BreenSmith) started early in 2014, as this top-notch, energetic creative team was recommended by a New York City ad agency manager who had brilliantly handled our non-profit ad work pro bono for a decade. We've engaged Chemistry (formerly BreenSmith) in two ad campaigns which include outdoor billb... read full review

    PRISCILLA FERAL, President at Friends of Animals in the Non-Profit Organization Management industry
    PRISCILLA FERAL at Friends of Animals
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  15. Dalton Agency
    (1)
    Verified

    Branding, Advertising, Social Media, Public Relations, Content Marketing

    • Atlanta
    • 100+ Staff
    • Listed by 25 users
    • B2B & B2C focus
    • Other locations (3)
    Projects

    Great agency to work with
    I have worked with the Dalton agency for over seven years. Their expertise brought to life a new positioning and branding effort for the American Heart Association, Life is Why®. The award winning strategies and campaigns helped amplify the message and connect consumers in a more engaging and personal way, helping to increase brand equity and gain i... read full review

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    Miriam Hansen at Susan G. Komen
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  16. Response Marketing
    (10)
    Verified

    Web, Branding, Marketing Strategy, Digital Strategy, Advertising

    • New Haven
    • 10 - 49 Staff
    • Listed by 11 users
    • Women-owned
    • B2B & B2C focus
    Projects

    Response Keeps Clients On-Trend
    I have worked with Response for many years, and they continue to impress. Carolyn and her team have consistently brought McAfee business-savvy and effective thought leadership and demand gen ideas, both for the consumer as well as enterprise business units. I have truly valued this partnership, where no project is too big or too small. Our most r... read full review

    Judith Kemp, Sr. Director, Consumer Marketing at McAfee in the Consumer Services industry
    Judith Kemp at McAfee
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  17. LOOMIS
    (2)
    Claimed

    Branding

    • Dallas
    • 50 - 100 Staff
    • Listed by 19 users
    • B2B & B2C focus
    Projects

    Brandtastic!
    With Goodcents being a 27-year-old brand, we were looking for an in-depth engagement to address our current brand and the revitalization to stay relevant to today’s consumers. LOOMIS’s ImagiBrand™ process was very thorough and well communicated. From the start, I was given information about the process and what to expect each step of the way. They c... read full review

    Amy Howarter, Vice President, Marketing at Goodcents Deli Fresh Subs in the Marketing and Advertising industry
    Amy Howarter at Goodcents Deli Fresh Subs
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  18. Brand Kitchen
    (2)
    Verified

    Advertising, Branding, Digital Strategy

    • Morristown
    • Fewer than 10 Staff
    • Listed by 17 users
    • B2C focus
    Projects

    Exceeded Expectations!
    I knew Mark from a prior agency relationship, but had never used the creative team from Brand Kitchen and was not sure what to expect. The team took time to fully understand our business and the marketing task at hand. They hit the mark with the first set of concepts and have consistently delivered high quality creative for each aspect of the campai... read full review

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    Private User, Brand Marketing Specialist
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  19. Brass Ideas Advertising
    (1)
    Verified

    Content Marketing, Marketing Strategy, Advertising, Qualitative Insights, Branding

    • San Francisco
    • Fewer than 10 Staff
    • Listed by 3 users
    • B2B & B2C focus
    Projects

    Strategic Focus and Agility is Where Brass Ideas Advertising Really Shines
    We chose to work with Brass Ideas’ because of the quality of their thinking and the agility of their approach. Before meeting with Andrew (Founder), we had gone down a path with another agency, but it wasn't a good culture or industry fit; we were getting no where with them. When we approached Andrew and shared our needs and ideas, his deep understa... read full review

    Theresa McDermit, Head of Brand & Advertising at Atlassian in the Computer Software industry
    Theresa McDermit at Atlassian
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  20. ASO Advertising
    (5)
    Claimed

    Advertising

    • Atlanta
    • 10 - 49 Staff
    • Listed by 14 users
    • B2B & B2C focus
    Projects

    Growing a Brand
    ASO have been a valuable partner in helping Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating build brand awareness and sales over the years. They have been particularly effective during my tenure these past four years as total brand awareness has increased more than 150% and sales over 100%. They are a fun, smart and dynamic group always ready to accept the ... read full review

    Joe Mastroianni at Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating
    Joe Mastroianni at Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating
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