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  1. Traction
    (3)
    Verified

    Advertising, Web, Branding

    • San Francisco
    • 50 - 100 Staff
    • Listed by 16 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)
    Claimed

    Digital Strategy

    • Minneapolis
    • 10 - 49 Staff
    • Listed by 24 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)
    Claimed

    Marketing Strategy

    • 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

    Advertising, Branding, Content Marketing

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

    Knowledgeable and Creative
    We have been working with Tango for 5+ years. Their creativity to think outside the box is amazing. As a matter of fact we have received numerous awards because of some of the work that Tango helped produce. The staff is professional and they are great to deal with. Any client would be lucky to have Tango support their strategies and scope of wo... read full review

    Kris Racine, Director of Marketing at Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island in the Marketing and Advertising industry
    Kris Racine at Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island
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  5. Brokaw
    (2)
    Verified

    Marketing Strategy, Advertising, Digital Strategy

    • Cleveland
    • 50 - 100 Staff
    • Listed by 21 users
    • B2B & B2C focus
    Projects

    Your Grounds for Life
    I asked Brokaw to make a 150 year old historic cemetery a cool and a happy place. NOT what you think of when you think cemetery. They came back with not one but TWO dynamite campaign concepts. It was a hard decision but we went with "Your grounds for Life" which is winning awards as we speak. The Brokaw team is stellar in all ways; creative, keepin... read full review

    Katharine Goss, President and CEO at President and CEO in the Non-Profit Organization Management industry
    Katharine Goss at President and CEO
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  6. Creative Digital Agency Inc.
    (2)
    Claimed

    Digital Strategy

    • 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

    Advertising, Social Media, Branding

    • Pittsburgh
    • 50 - 100 Staff
    • Listed by 22 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

    Digital Strategy, Advertising, 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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  9. Mighty Roar
    (7)
    Verified

    Web, Digital Strategy, Direct Marketing, Advertising, Branding

    • Atlanta
    • 10 - 49 Staff
    • Listed by 29 users
    • B2B & B2C focus
    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
    (10)
    Verified

    Digital Strategy, Advertising, Social Media

    • 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)
    Claimed

    Digital Strategy

    • Addison
    • 10 - 49 Staff
    • Listed by 13 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)
    Claimed

    Advertising

    • Columbus
    • Fewer than 10 Staff
    • Listed by 5 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

    Branding, Web, Digital Strategy, Advertising, Experiential Marketing

    • New York
    • 10 - 49 Staff
    • Listed by 52 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
    (15)
    Verified

    Marketing Strategy, Content Marketing, Advertising

    • Atlanta
    • 50 - 100 Staff
    • Listed by 41 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

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

    • Atlanta
    • 100+ Staff
    • Listed by 29 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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  16. Response Marketing
    (12)
    Verified

    Digital Strategy, Web, Branding, Advertising, Marketing Strategy

    • New Haven
    • 10 - 49 Staff
    • Listed by 13 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

    Branding, Advertising, Digital Strategy

    • Morristown
    • Fewer than 10 Staff
    • Listed by 20 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

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

    • San Francisco
    • Fewer than 10 Staff
    • Listed by 9 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 16 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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