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Top 20 Advertising Agencies Report Jan 2018

January 2018 | Agency Spotter

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  1. Brokaw
    (1)
    Verified

    Advertising, Digital Strategy, Marketing Strategy

    • Cleveland
    • 50 - 100 Staff
    • Listed by 19 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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  2. Preston Kelly
    (3)
    Verified

    Healthcare Marketing, Advertising, Digital Strategy

    • 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. Traction
    (3)
    Verified

    Branding, Advertising, Web

    • 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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  4. Mitchell Palmer
    (4)
    Claimed

    Video Production

    • Boise
    • 10 - 49 Staff
    • Listed by 3 users
    • B2B & B2C focus
    Projects

    Creative, Fun and Efficient and Local!
    I am currently the CEO of Impact Radio Group with seven FM stations under the roof and the only independent operator of radio clusters in Boise, Idaho. That is my job. My outside passion is the time I spend as a Director for the The Idaho Meth Project and Truth208. The programs are designed to keep our youth away from meth and with the addition ... read full review

    Darrell Calton, Director, Idaho Meth Project and Truth208 at Idaho Meth Project and Truth208 in the Public Safety industry
    Darrell Calton at Idaho Meth Project and Truth208
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  5. Smith Brothers Agency
    (3)
    Verified

    Social Media, Branding, Advertising

    • Pittsburgh
    • 50 - 100 Staff
    • Listed by 20 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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  6. 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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  7. BASIC
    (1)
    Claimed

    Branding

    • San Diego
    • 10 - 49 Staff
    • Listed by 30 users
    • B2C focus
    • Other locations (1)
    Projects

    Creative, Boundary Pushing, Innovative, Fantastic Team
    BASIC hit every deadline and exceeded every expectation with brilliant team communication, deep-dive exploration rounds, passion for the project, innovation, creative stamina and just a great team to work with. I've never experienced such comprehensive exploration and design phases as BASIC brought to the table. It was a pleasure working with them. ... read full review

    Lauren Osterstock, Director of Branded Content at BB Dakota Inc. in the Wholesale industry
    Lauren Osterstock at BB Dakota Inc.
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  8. Smarthinking
    (1)
    Claimed

    Branding

    • Miami
    • 10 - 49 Staff
    • Listed by 2 users
    • Women-owned
    Projects

    Smarthinking Inc.: focused, detail-oriented, analytics-driven
    Smarthinking Inc. is among the most focused advertising groups that I have ever worked with. As a Client Partner who works with various agencies and clients in the luxury real estate sector, I see Mark and Amber Natale’s calm demeanor and attention to detail as a breath of fresh air. Their candor and enthusiasm about their clients demonstrates an i... read full review

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    Damon Salerno at The Wall Street Journal
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  9. Ruckus
    (3)
    Verified

    Digital Strategy, Advertising, Web, Experiential Marketing, Branding

    • New York
    • 10 - 49 Staff
    • Listed by 47 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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  10. Sagon Phior
    (3)
    Verified

    Advertising, Digital Strategy, Branding

    • Los Angeles
    • 10 - 49 Staff
    • Listed by 28 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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  11. Amelie Company
    (2)
    Claimed

    Advertising

    • Denver
    • 10 - 49 Staff
    • Listed by 8 users
    • Women-owned
    Projects

    Delivers results and committed to the client's goals and success
    I have worked closely with Amelie for nearly 3 years. Over that time period, we have gotten to know each other very well. They have provided creative, paid media and earned media/PR services for our public will building initiative, which I lead for Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation. In 2015, we achieved double-digit movement in the key measures of... read full review

    Wyatt Hornsby, Campaign Director at Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation in the Philanthropy industry
    Wyatt Hornsby at Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation
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  12. Boone Oakley
    (1)
    Claimed

    Graphic / Communication

    • 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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  13. Bigbuzz Marketing Group
    (7)
    Verified

    Digital Strategy, Social Media, Advertising

    • New York
    • 10 - 49 Staff
    • Listed by 20 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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  14. Response Marketing
    (10)
    Verified

    Branding, Advertising, Web, Marketing Strategy, Digital Strategy

    • 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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  15. 31,000 FT
    (2)
    Verified

    Digital Strategy, Advertising, Marketing Strategy

    • Addison
    • 10 - 49 Staff
    • Listed by 12 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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  16. Dalton Agency
    (1)
    Verified

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

    • Atlanta
    • 100+ Staff
    • Listed by 26 users
    • B2B & B2C focus
    • Other locations (2)
    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

    Miriam Hansen, National Director Brand Marketing at Susan G. Komen in the Non-Profit Organization Management industry
    Miriam Hansen at Susan G. Komen
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  17. Maycreate
    (3)
    Verified

    Advertising, Branding, Graphic / Communication

    • Chattanooga
    • 10 - 49 Staff
    • Listed by 6 users
    • B2B & B2C focus
    Projects

    Great agency - very innovative and professional
    The Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport Authority chose Maycreate as our new marketing and advertising agency last summer, prior to the launch of new non-stop service from Chattanooga to Chicago and Newark/NYC. Brian May and his team at Maycreate delivered an excellent product, especially give the compressed timeframe they were given. They have been ... read full review

    Blake Poole, Vice President - Air Service and Economic Development at Chattanooga Airport Authority in the Airlines/Aviation industry
    Blake Poole at Chattanooga Airport Authority
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  18. 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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  19. Primary
    (1)
    Claimed

    Branding

    • Boston
    • 10 - 49 Staff
    • Listed by 26 users
    • B2B & B2C focus
    • Other locations (1)
    Projects

    The multifamily's best agency, hands down.
    I've worked with Primary Design for nearly 15 years, at both AVB and Bell, and have found them to be the best agency around, in terms of logo design, creative development, communication/media planning, promotional event marketing programs, and more. Great customer service, and an expert in my field (as well as some other "outside" industries). ... read full review

    Kevin Thompson at Bell Partners, Inc.
    Kevin Thompson at Bell Partners, Inc.
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  20. Zellmer McConnell Advertising
    (3)
    Claimed

    Advertising

    • Austin
    • 10 - 49 Staff
    • Listed by 6 users
    • Women-owned
    • B2B & B2C focus
    Projects

    All in!
    Always prepared, focused, informed and pushing for the best while allowing for enough room and play to find the magic and exceed expectations. ... read full review

    Susan Clark Lazarus, EP/Producer at Yow Productions in the Marketing and Advertising industry
    Susan Clark Lazarus at Yow Productions
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