Top 20 Branding Agencies Report

March 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

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

  • San Diego
  • 10 - 49 Staff
  • Listed by 21 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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RNO1
(1)
Verified

Branding, Web, Digital Strategy

  • San Francisco
  • 10 - 49 Staff
  • Listed by 33 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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Smith Brothers Agency
(3)
Verified

Advertising, Branding, Social Media

  • Pittsburgh
  • 50 - 100 Staff
  • Listed by 16 users
  • B2B & B2C focus
  • Other locations (1)
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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ArtVersion Interactive Agency
(3)
Verified

User Experience, Branding, Web

  • Chicago
  • 10 - 49 Staff
  • Listed by 21 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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Creative Tonic
(7)
Verified

Innovation, Design Strategy, Web, Packaging, Branding

  • Austin
  • 10 - 49 Staff
  • Listed by 28 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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Bruxton Group
(3)
Verified

Advertising, Branding

  • Santa Monica
  • Fewer than 10 Staff
  • Listed by 2 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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Dirigo Design & Development, Inc.
(5)
Verified

Branding, Web, Digital Strategy

  • Boston
  • 10 - 49 Staff
  • Listed by 19 users
  • B2B & B2C focus
Projects

Dirigo Rocks, Helped Me Grow My Brand and Land a Book Deal
My platform, www.spiritualadrenaline.com and our Facebook page, was taken over six months ago by Dirigo. They revamped much of the look and feel, helped create amazing content and vastly exceeded my projected growth for the first year. In addition, they have been with me since day one in regard to videography and content creation for my blog. The... read full review

Thomas Shanahan, President at Spiritual Adrenaline, Inc. in the Health, Wellness and Fitness industry
Thomas Shanahan at Spiritual Adrenaline, Inc.
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Sir Isaac
(2)
Verified

Advertising, Branding, Marketing Strategy

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

Sir Isaac did far more work on their end than I anticipated, exceeding our expectations at every turn.
We hired Sir Isaac to redesign our website, which was the first “Destination” site Sir Isaac had worked on before. That didn’t hinder their ability to not only meet our expectations but exceed them. Their proposal was very detailed. They were enthusiastic and demonstrated that they really wanted and could do the job. After discussing the project ... read full review

Kate Fox, Executive Director at Destination Salem in the Leisure, Travel & Tourism industry
Kate Fox at Destination Salem
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Matchstic
(1)
Verified

Branding, Packaging, Design Strategy

  • Atlanta
  • 10 - 49 Staff
  • Listed by 35 users
  • B2B & B2C focus
Projects

Matchstic tops at brand identity
Matchstic does tremendous work in brand ID. When we worked with them, they really sought to find the truth about Ripple and convey it, rather than just trying to do cool work. And they are upstanding people to boot. Here's the work they did for us: http://matchstic.com/blog/2012/03/ripple/... read full review

Mike Landman at Ripple IT
Mike Landman at Ripple IT
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zooom productions
(4)
Claimed

Branding

  • Venice
  • 10 - 49 Staff
  • Listed by 18 users
  • B2B & B2C focus
Projects

Amazing creative group with incredible technological expertise and cutting edge ideas.
Zooom had done my previous site, so I approached them to update the design and move into HTML5. They delivered a very strong visual and functional concept that gets exactly what I wanted, and much more. The site has multiplied hits and the design is very different and cutting edge compared to some of my competitors. I think this group of creatives a... read full review

Gonzalo Amat, Freelance Cinematographer at Gonzalo Amat in the Entertainment industry
Gonzalo Amat at Gonzalo Amat
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Sagon Phior
(3)
Verified

Digital Strategy, Branding, Advertising

  • Los Angeles
  • 10 - 49 Staff
  • Listed by 25 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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Vehicle Media
(1)
Claimed

Branding

  • Atlanta
  • 10 - 49 Staff
  • Listed by 4 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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Primary Design
(1)
Verified

Web, Branding, Advertising

  • Boston
  • 10 - 49 Staff
  • Listed by 24 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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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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Motto // Branding & Design
(5)
Claimed

Branding

  • Dallas
  • Fewer than 10 Staff
  • Listed by 10 users
  • B2B & B2C focus
Projects

Our story has been written with a Motto inspired brand!
Motto was able to tell OUR story with a well designed and thought out brand. By listening to our employees, our clients and partners, their team of passionate designers helped chart a path to future brand awareness and recognition. Avenir Hearing is now well positioned for years to come!... read full review

Denis LeBlanc at Audiologie Avenir Hearing
Denis LeBlanc at Audiologie Avenir Hearing
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BrandPie
(1)
Claimed

Branding

  • New York
  • 10 - 49 Staff
  • Listed by 4 users
  • B2B & B2C focus
  • Other locations (1)
Projects

Brilliant creative execution. Fantastic team.
Our new brand is exactly what our business needed to tell our story with conviction, clarity, and purpose. What BrandPie crafted is relevant, original, and focused and has really elevated our positioning. Most importantly, it is resonating with our clients - and we've grown rapidly since. They are exceptional people to work with, good times and good... read full review

Linnea Jungnelius, Marketing Manager at Acertitude in the Staffing and Recruiting industry
Linnea Jungnelius at Acertitude
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Struck
(1)
Claimed

Branding

  • Portland
  • 50 - 100 Staff
  • Listed by 9 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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Rains | Birchard Marketing
(1)
Claimed

Branding

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

Crushed It!
Full of great strategies and loaded with talent, Rains Birchard has been and will continue to be our go to agency for all of our marketing endeavors!... read full review

Chase Strohmaier, VP of Operations at Dectron in the Machinery industry
Chase Strohmaier at Dectron
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Platform
(4)
Claimed

Branding

  • Seattle
  • 10 - 49 Staff
  • Listed by 13 users
  • B2B & B2C focus
Projects

ALL AROUND WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE
We had the great pleasure of being one of Platform's first clients, and cannot express how wonderful the experience working with Glenn and Gabe has been over the years. Their resumes are, of course, outstanding. But, where they rise above other agencies is how thoughtful they are about your brand and the insight they are able to offer on how you S... read full review

Joleen Winther Hughes at Hughes Media Law Group
Joleen Winther Hughes at Hughes Media Law Group
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Forgelight Creative
(5)
Claimed

Branding

  • Lincoln
  • Fewer than 10 Staff
  • Listed by 4 users
  • B2B & B2C focus
Projects

Never Fear, Forgelight Is Here
Forgelight have assisted us with our marketing and event planning over the past year. If I could give six stars to "communication," I would have done so. Their follow-through, creative yet pragmatic ideas and concepts, and efficient, articulate manner of communication have done great things for our sales and the number of inquiries coming in to us... read full review

Robert Hinrichs, Founder at FUSE Coworking
Robert Hinrichs at FUSE Coworking
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