Top 20 Branding Agencies Report

August 2017 | Agency Spotter

The top branding agencies quarterly report evaluates almost 2,000 branding agencies and design firms based on their credentials, focus and expertise in branding, client feedback, and project work. This report is focused on those who specialize in branding, brand identity, naming, and brand standards. See how we rank agencies or check out more top reports.

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BASIC
(1)
Verified

Digital Strategy, Advertising, E-Commerce, Web, Branding

  • San Diego
  • 10 - 49 Staff
  • Listed by 29 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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Creative Tonic
(7)
Claimed

Branding

  • Austin
  • 10 - 49 Staff
  • Listed by 31 users
  • Women-owned
  • B2B & B2C focus
Projects

Fantastic engagement!
Message.io was in need of a branding relaunch as part of our coming out of a quiet stealth period. Creative Tonic got our mission, desire, and value and were able to quickly iterate through ideas on new brand and design guide in addition to getting their hands dirty with execution. In just a few weeks we were able to turn launch with a look that we ... read full review

Joe Lopez, CPO at Message.io in the Computer Software industry
Joe Lopez at Message.io
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RNO1
(1)
Verified

Branding, Digital Strategy, Web

  • San Francisco
  • 10 - 49 Staff
  • Listed by 35 users
  • B2B & B2C focus
  • Other locations (2)
Projects

Brilliant brand and digital agency!
When you work with rno1, you get pure brilliance... As a CMO, it's something we hope for in partnering with an agency - but unfortunately, not always delivered. The rno1 team understands how to "connect", both online and offline, leveraging the power of design and technology at the core. We couldn't be happier in our partnership with rno1,... read full review

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John Hiegels, CMO (Head of Marketing)
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ArtVersion Interactive Agency
(3)
Verified

Web, Branding, User Experience

  • Chicago
  • 10 - 49 Staff
  • Listed by 23 users
  • B2B & B2C focus
  • Other locations (1)
Projects

Almost 8 years & I still love working with Artversion!
Over many years I have worked with Artversion on all types of projects for both my own company and on behalf of my clients. In every case they did a wonderful job and were a pleasure to work with. I have referred several other companies and the feedback has always been that the results went above expectations and the experience great. Having h... read full review

Kate Smith at Sensational Color
Kate Smith at Sensational Color
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Sunbird Creative
(5)
Claimed

Branding

  • New York
  • Fewer than 10 Staff
  • Listed by 2 users
  • Women-owned
  • B2C focus
Projects

Sunbird Creative blends agency innovation/execution w/ the personal touch needed for small business
As the Executive Director of Harlem Park to Park, I chose Sunbird Creative after reviewing the work the agency completed for several member businesses of our organization. The work included the development of branding and marketing assets for the companies. The materials created were exceptional. When the opportunity arose to partner with Sunbird... read full review

NIKOA EVANS-HENDRICKS, Executive Director at Harlem Park to Park in the Program Development industry
NIKOA EVANS-HENDRICKS at Harlem Park to Park
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PigWorks
(2)
Claimed

Branding

  • Amsterdam
  • Fewer than 10 Staff
  • Listed by 1 users
  • Women-owned
  • B2C focus
Projects

Pigworks on Top of Their Game
We have engaged the Pigworks team in multiple projects. My expectations were that Russ, Cecile, and the rest of their team would deliver excellent visual and technical solutions, which they did. What I did not expect (and rarely encounter) was their willingness to research and absorb the needs of our clients and our businesses. Their commitment to... read full review

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Scott Gray, Managing Director
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SmashBrand
(6)
Verified

Graphic / Communication, Branding, Packaging

  • Boise
  • 10 - 49 Staff
  • Listed by 1 users
  • B2B & B2C focus
Projects

Amazing work, even more amazing people!
To put it very simply, UThermic would not have been able to do what we have done so far without the entire SmashBrand team going above and beyond for us during the initial project we did. It was a challenge that they accepted and committed to in full and made sure to the finest detail that everything was done to their proven process, and to their hi... read full review

Ryan Tattle, Founder at UThermic in the Consumer Goods industry
Ryan Tattle at UThermic
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Struck
(1)
Claimed

Branding

  • Portland
  • 50 - 100 Staff
  • Listed by 12 users
  • B2C focus
  • Other locations (2)
Projects

Stunning
Insight driven, digital first, campaign platforms for awareness & demand gen. High quality, fast, edgy with a traditional twist. Seriously impressive agency. Joy to work with. ... read full review

Rachel Fairley, Global Director, Brand and Campaigns at Sage in the Marketing and Advertising industry
Rachel Fairley at Sage
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thinklab
(16)
Claimed

Branding

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

Professional, diverse, knowledgeable & enjoyable to work with.
I have worked with Christian on several projects over a number of years, I always find him easy and flexible to work with along with great advice and design ideas. If you are looking for a sparky, fresh and professional design agency these are the guys you need to speak to!... read full review

Tom Campton, Director at Beaver Floorcare in the Facilities Services industry
Tom Campton at Beaver Floorcare
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Maycreate
(3)
Verified

Graphic / Communication, Branding, Advertising

  • 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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Brand Kitchen
(1)
Verified

Digital Strategy, Branding, Advertising

  • Morristown
  • Fewer than 10 Staff
  • Listed by 16 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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Someone, Brand Marketing Specialist
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Vehicle Media
(1)
Claimed

Branding

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

Vehicle Media Delivers Great Quality Work!
We've been working with Vehicle Media for over a year now and they have helped us update our website and eventually recreate it with a design overhaul and brand refresh. Although we are still developing the website, we have been impressed with the design and work ethic of the company. Highly recommend! ... read full review

Jenny Rikelman, Marketing & PR Associate at Sovereign Systems in the Information Technology and Services industry
Jenny Rikelman at Sovereign Systems
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Bruxton Group
(3)
Verified

Branding, Advertising

  • Santa Monica
  • Fewer than 10 Staff
  • Listed by 3 users
  • B2B & B2C focus
Projects

super creative and with great service!
Working with creative agencies can be challenging. Not many agencies have the ability to be creative while still meet your needs and requirements. Often times, they are late and the finishing touch can be questionable. This is not the case working with Bruxton Group! Our team loves working with them! e.g. the brand/logo and website creation process,... read full review

Maggie Shih, Co-founder at Embrace.io in the Internet industry
Maggie Shih at Embrace.io
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The Engine Is Red
(3)
Claimed

Branding

  • San Francisco
  • 10 - 49 Staff
  • Listed by 16 users
  • B2B & B2C focus
  • Other locations (1)
Projects

Innovative Web Site Development!
We engaged The Engine Is Red in a design and development project to launch a new web site for the more premium labels produced by Fetzer Vineyards. They were very creative, responsive and flexible throughout the process. We could not be happier about the outcome. Check it out. www.poppyandquail.wine ... read full review

David Head, E-Commerce Sales Manager at Fetzer Vineyards in the Wine and Spirits industry
David Head at Fetzer Vineyards
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Primary Design
(1)
Verified

Web, Advertising, 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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Brandekko
(2)
Claimed

Branding

  • Buffalo
  • 10 - 49 Staff
  • Listed by 7 users
  • Women-owned
  • B2B & B2C focus
  • Other locations (1)
Projects

AMAZING!
Brandekko did incredible work -- within budget and on time! We highly recommend them. read full review

Saira Rao, CoFounder at In This Together Media in the Publishing industry
Saira Rao at In This Together Media
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Trajectory
(3)
Verified

Marketing Strategy, Branding, Healthcare Marketing

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

Top Notch Advice, Guidance and Planning, Strategically and Creatively
Chose the agency for their ability to execute to a plan and a budget. And for the creativity and tactical advice we were provided with during the search for an agency. We needed to end the project very early in our engagement due to issues with our UK licensing partner, so while I can't speak to concrete provided results, the initial planning proc... read full review

david tillman, Managing Director America's ManCave Men's Grooming at ManCave USA in the Cosmetics industry
david tillman at ManCave USA
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97 Degrees West
(1)
Claimed

Branding

  • Austin
  • Fewer than 10 Staff
  • Listed by 17 users
  • Women-owned
  • B2B & B2C focus
MRC
(1)
Claimed

Branding

  • Raleigh
  • Fewer than 10 Staff
  • Listed by 1 users
  • Minority-owned
  • B2B & B2C focus
Projects

MRC team and product are best in class
We were initially referred to MRC from a separate local organization with which we have close ties and who had partnered with MRC on their website design previously. Mike, Jeremy & Joey were very attentive to our desires, and were able to translate our (understandably left-brained and not so creative) ambiguous and convoluted thoughts into a cohesi... read full review

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Someone at Hargett Hunter Capital Partners
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LaineGabriel
(1)
Claimed

Branding

  • Powell
  • Fewer than 10 Staff
  • Listed by 1 users
  • Women-owned
  • Other locations (4)
Projects

Over delivering and always listening
LG is a great mix of being small enough to really listen and engage with the client yet harnessing big thinking for outstanding creative. The give and take is healthy for both agency and client....few I've met will lay it all out there without ego or hurt feelings like these guys. And they do it with exceptional customer service and a flexibility I ... read full review

Chris Hyers in the Hospital & Health Care industry
Chris Hyers in the Hospital & Health Care industry
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