“Make your mark in New York and you are a made man.” – Mark Twain
It’s a funny story……
When I was in college, I was sitting in a bar with a friend and we were looking for a one-hour college course to fit into our schedules. It had to be between 10 A.M. and 2 P.M., and we decided the first thing that fit, we’d take. Advertising starts with an ‘A,’ and that’s how we picked it.
I remember telling my friend that I had no idea what advertising was all about. I can’t write jingles and I don’t know how to sing. But once I got into the course, there was a natural discovery of ‘WOW’ — this fits. I was immediately hooked. So hooked, that I graduated from the University with a degree in Advertising.
And after a short stint as a bartender, I got into my first advertising job as a copywriter. At 25, I became a partner in a creative boutique, where in a span of two years, we drove the business from zero to $50 million, and then right back down again. It taught me a lot about how not to run a business.
From there, I went to a big ad agency on the account management side. My next move was pretty obvious to me. I opened my own agency in NYC! Of course one needs to attract and retain the best of the talent to succeed with it. So, after a few years of running an agency, I quit. Not because I didn’t like the job, but because I felt restricted. I wanted to make it big.
Luckily for me, one the biggest ad agencies in US opened their NYC office. In those days, this agency was seen as a creative boutique. I knew that this was ‘the’ opportunity for me, I got into it. Today I am the President and CEO of this agency…………..
5 years from now, this could be your story.
New York, the mother of ad agencies, is every marketer’s dream and to make it big in New York is making it big in the world. When it comes to areas that are full of inspiration and talent for design, advertising, and branding, New York comes #1 in the world. From across the world, the best and brightest gravitate to the many digital agencies that are widespread throughout New York City, obviously to create an identity for themselves and to make a mark. The creative and vibrant environment of this city and the various opportunities that it offers, shape some of the brightest minds in the industry. If one wants to learn from the success stories of ad agencies, there is no better place to start than NYC.
Fast 35 is a definitive listing of the fastest growing digital ad agencies in New York city. This post features a detailed analysis and commentary on the core USPs and success strategies of these agencies. Information on the various services offered has also been included to help client-side professionals choose the right partner to help achieve their business goals.
Each agency in this list has been hand-selected by the ReportGarden team, and they are among the most creative and fastest growing digital ad agencies in New york city. A wide range of criteria, which include social shares, user reviews, culture, certifications, employees, thought leadership and a lot more, have been considered while compiling this list.
We had awesome fun researching and interviewing these agencies, I am sure you will love it!
Q: With an average person seeing 3,000-20,000 marketing messages in single day, how do you manage to stand out??
A: Our creative breaks through the advertising clutter because we speak in a different voice than their competitors!
Check out how these 35 digital ad agencies are making their mark in the noisy NYC landscape! Read ahead and get inspired!
A global mindset with a New York perspective.
“At our core, we are a culture of thinkers and makers. We aren’t just a production company that executes someone else’s vision. We develop insightful strategies rooted in consumer behavior and the digital space. We turn those insights and strategies into experiences consumers ultimately engage and interact with.”
Firstborn are team of strategists, designers, producers and technologists from around the world who share a passion for creating digital experiences, products and content that reshape the connection between brands and their consumers. Founded in 1997 as a design and technology company with the belief that intuitive and engaging consumer experiences will help move clients’ businesses forward – today Firstborn has evolved into one the leading digital mad agencies in US. A full-stack agency offering services ranging from ecommerce to analytics.
Personalization guides the entire ideation process at Firstborn. Their core strength lies in their client-centric process. Being involved with the client as early as possible in the strategy and creative development phase helps them in clearly understanding the business objectives & problems of their clients. After a thorough analysis they come up with ideas and execute them.
To improve efficiency and overall quality of work, Firstborn has grown and built out departments in-house to streamline a multi-platform production process under one roof. The next department to be built out is mobile tech and development, this shows Firstborn’s commitment to digital marketing.
More than the processes, services and tools, Firstborn is, at its core, extremely Creative! They are essentially a culture of thinkers and makers. They are far from a regular consultancy whose end deliverable is merely a PowerPoint presentation. They are extremely creative, and can quickly connect the dots to develop insightful strategies rooted in consumer behavior. Capable enough to turn those insights and strategies into experiences consumers ultimately engage and interact with.
Firstborn was named a Creativity Standout for 2015 by Ad Age’s Creativity, an honor that recognizes a handful of agencies around the world who are delivering notable creative ideas that push the ad industry forward. They are also the winners of:
Crain’s Best Place to Work in NYC
Ad Age Best Place to Work in Advertising
These awards are a testimonial to the creative environment that Firstborn offers to its employees. Constantly striving to shatter the standards of how consumers interact with brands in the digital world, Firstborn is leading the way!
2. Critical Mass
We are an experience design agency with a relentless focus on the customer.
“Our work starts and ends with our clients’ customers. We seek to create meaningful experiences that improve those customers’ lives. We produce the kind of meaningful experiences that make something convenient, useful, valuable, simple or entertaining.”
Critical Mass started in Calgary, Alberta, 18 years ago. Today this agency employs 750+ people in 10 offices on 3 continents. All of this was possible purely because of their relentless focus on the customer experience. Critical Mass is one of the very few agencies in the country which truly understands branding and customer experience. At the core of their operations lies an experience-design process, making things simpler, more useful, more entertaining, more convenient and in many ways changing lives.
As full-service digital experience design agency, Critical Mass provides expertise across Service Design, Experience Design, Marketing Communications and Implementation. Its unwavering belief in delivering brilliant customer experiences has produced business-building results for clients that include Citibank, Nissan, Clorox, Luxottica and many more. Critical Mass is a part of Diversified Agency Services, a division of Omnicom Group Inc.
Naturally, Critical Mass has managed to attract the best talent in the industry. A creative team of tinkerers, makers and do’ers with capabilities to prototype, produce, test, deploy, operate, and optimize digital properties of all types and at scale. With a vibrant work culture that is steeped in entrepreneurial spirit, design heritage and technology,
Critical Mass is your go to destination if you want to create extraordinary experience for your customers!
Our mission is to create ideas that are humanly relevant.
“Gyro is a global ideas shop, an agency with an unconventional DNA. We are 600 minds in 14 offices acting as one. We Call this Culture UNO. No borders, no walls, no silos; just diverse talents all around the world, working as one, for the good of all our clients.”
Gyro tops Advertising Age’s 2015 BtoB Best Awards. Not just in 2015, Gyro is the reigning BMA Global BtoB Agency of the Year, has won the Advertising Age BtoB Best Awards for six years in a row for its best-in-class work. Part of Advertising Age Top 50 Agency, Gyro also serves as Global Marketing Advisor to FORTUNE. With a huge talent pool of 600 creative minds in 14 offices worldwide, Gyro is trusted by biggies in all verticals including BlackBerry, Cars.com, DuPont, eBay, FedEx, HP, John Deere, SAP, Tate & Lyle, TD Ameritrade, Time Inc. and USG.
Gyro is today is the world’s largest B2B integrated marketing agency.The fuel behind this astonishing success is its unique work culture. A culture that is inclusive and celebrates diversity. This inclusive culture is designed for one purpose: to set creative minds free! A hyperconnected world, needs a lot more than just a concept and a media plan to ‘emotionally move’ people. So the more kinds of talent and experience an agency can bring to the challenge, irrespective of job title and department, the more kinds of creative opportunities they will see. Gyro lives and breathes this culture. It is this culture of inclusiveness, that allows it to break down silos and operate holistically.
Gyro holds strong expertise in design, analytics, content, mobile, SEO/SEM, Social Media, PR etc. When it comes to B2B marketing, there is no better agency than Gyro.
Make friends, not ads.
“Too much agency work is disposable. Here today, forgotten tomorrow. But great work endures. Because at its core is a big, truth-heavy insight. And when it’s delivered with the right execution, a big truth changes the conversation and connects in a way that lasts. It starts a relationship. A bond. An affinity that pays off in countless ways. A big truth powerfully told creates what cannot be easily stolen. A friend. Make friends, not ads.® “
At C-K, their mission is simple: Make friends, not ads.® This is the philosophy that helped Porsche’s first luxury sedan—the Panamera— become a smashing success and helped catapult Corona Extra to America’s #1 import.
This unique philosophy not only drives their ideas, it also drives their structure. They‘re built without silos or competing interests to truly tap into an ever-expanding range of disciplines, from advertising to SEM/SEO to social to analytics-whatever it takes to create compelling brand experiences. This philosophy has made C-K the nation’s second largest independent ad agency, placing them among the top 20 advertising and digital firms in the country with more than 500 employees and $1 billion in annual billings. Digital alone now accounts for 42 percent of their business.
Headquartered in Chicago with offices in New York, Milwaukee and Phoenix, C-K represents the biggest brands across virtually every industry, including Benihana, BIC Razors, BRP (Ski-Doo, Sea-Doo, Evinrude), Cedar Fair Amusement Parks (Cedar Point, Knott’s Berry Farm and 10 others), Corona Extra, Edward Jones, Giant Foods, Heinz (Ketchup, Smart Ones, Classico, Steam n’ Mash), MGM Grand, Porsche, Spice Islands and Vitamix.
They are constantly on look for ideas that fascinate and motivate new behavior. With help from data, debate, psychology and math, they look for all the things that a brand can do to bring people closer to it.
A marketing agency for the modern world.
“By modern world, we mean a C2B world, where consumer is in control. And as consumers lead, brands must follow. Today, success means planning around people, not products. iCrossing helps create brand stories and user experiences that deliver superior business results, with an innovative blend of performance marketing, insights-driven strategy, impactful creative, and powerful technology.”
iCrossing is a global digital marketing agency offering world-class digital marketing services including paid search, search engine optimization, display, web development, social media, mobile, research & analytics.
iCrossing is a unit of Hearst Corporation, one of the nation’s largest diversified media companies. Headquartered in New York, NY, this agency has 900 employees in 18 offices worldwide. iCrossing combines talent and technology to help world-class brands find and connect with their customers. It’s client base includes such recognized brands as Coca-Cola, FedEx, LEGO, LG Electronics, Toyota, Williams-Sonoma and 40+ Fortune 500 companies.
iCrossing specializes in creating powerful brand stories and designs responsive user experiences to deliver meaningful business results. Owned by Hearst Magazines, it is the only digitally-born agency within a media, entertainment, and content empire. This ignites marketing solutions that marry iCrossing’s creative, technological, and media prowess with Hearst’s rich data, quality content, and editorial fire-power.
Named a “Leader” in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for global digital marketing agencies for the second year running, this agency headquartered in New York is a pioneer in performance media. They work with data to understand user intent, identify patterns in search behavior and drive results. Whether it’s searching for a breakthrough insight, making quantum leaps in their technology, or creating content that forges a deeper connection with a brand, iCrossing completely relies on data.
Grounded in performance. Fueled by insights and creativity. Powered by data and technology. iCrossing is truly a dream agency!
6. Essence Digital
Making advertising more valuable to the world.
“Digital advertising done well is more meaningful and more effective. We help some of the world’s top brands earn relevant connections with their customers.”
With a creative workforce of more than 480 people, $700MM+ in media spend and active campaigns in 71 markets, Essence is the world’s largest independent buyer of digital media. With offices in London, New York, San Francisco, Seattle, Singapore and Tokyo, Essence is a truly global digital agency. Their USP is their ability to seamlessly blend data science, objective media and captivating experiences to build valuable connections between brands and consumers. With heavyweight clients like Google, Viber, method, Tesco Mobile and the Financial Times, Essence is one of the fastest growing ad agencies in the world.
In an industry rife with pseudoscience, Essence takes data science pretty seriously. Their work has won praise from leading academics and economists as well as clients with stronger, more accountable media programs.
More than the data capabilities, it is their global reach that makes this agency irresistible. Their hub operating model has a proven track record for clients who want to run their business on a genuinely global basis. As a part of GroupM, Essence is majority owned by WPP, the world’s leading communications services group.
Their media teams create effective connections, regardless of screen size or media type—paid, earned, owned or borrowed. Whether it’s building brands, or driving sales, their clients get the most from this rapidly evolving ecosystem.
If you are planning on going global, you don’t have to look beyond this agency!
7. 6S Marketing
We’re not satisfied with “good enough”.
“We’re always identifying opportunities for further growth, and pushing the program to consistently win big — your brand reaps the benefits.”
6S is an international squad of digital marketing superstars. With offices in New York, Toronto and Vancouver, their success has been growing multifold since the year 2000. A trusted Google Partner, with more Google-certified strategists than 99% of agencies worldwide. 6S has been continually honored with Top Employer awards for their company culture.
Founded by Chris and John in 2000, 6S Marketing has always stood out for its creative and vibrant work culture, where coworkers are more family than friends. Since then, the company has grown impressively in size, with multiple offices and a wider range of service offerings. From Web Development to SEO, 6S Marketing is known for delivering spectacular digital experiences, creating campaigns that are world-class in style, scope and execution.
What you can definitely expect from 6S is hand-picked account managers to work with you based on familiarity with your industry. With detailed targeting, precise delivery and constant optimization, 6S is sure to get you exceptional conversion rates.
From the east coast to the west coast 6S got you covered!
8. Blast Radius
We use technology in service of creativity.
“We are a global experience innovation agency. Creatively driven. Digitally focused. A Wunderman company.”
Blast Radius is a global experience innovation agency that delivers branded content across social, mobile and other platforms. A truly global digital agency, it operates from offices across the world, Amsterdam, Chicago, London, Munich, New York, San Francisco, Singapore, Toronto and Vancouver. With a team of over 300 employees, Blast Radius has one of the most diverse and creative teams in the industry. A proud member of the Wunderman network, this agency is trusted by the biggest global brands like Starbucks, Nike, Microsoft, Bacardi, Nokia, BMW, Nivea.
Known for pushing the limits of technology to bring the best creative ideas to life in intriguing, engaging ways, Blast Radius constantly tries to bridge the gap between physical and digital. This agency has always stood for its clear vision, bold ideas and the courage to challenge convention.
At the core of any marketing activity lies creative content, Blast Radius specializes in creating content, that builds brands and engages customers. From social to mobile to platform, they specialize in creating content that is tailored to each channel and true to the shared ideal between brand and consumer.
This statement clearly states the purpose of the content that they create:
“We uncover the shared ideal that lies at the intersection of consumer passion and brand purpose and bring it to life in always-on brand experiences and integrated campaigns.”
All of this takes a whole lof of creative talent. And to retain this talent, Blast Radius has evolved a cross-disciplinary, collaborative approach to work. Thus, creating a culture of inclusion that helps teams stay engaged and excited.
Blast Radius is full of people who are truly passionate about the digital world, get in touch, they are bound to leave you super excited!
We live consumer behavior every day!
“We live customer behaviour every day and because of that, we develop meaningful, more intimate brand experiences that deliver immediate, demonstrable, and sustainable results. We combine Paid, Owned, and Earned digital channels to create brand experiences that are worth sharing. We always start with “Why?” We measure everything. And we obsessively look for ways to constantly improve performance.”
To truly appreciate this agency one should definitely read this:
Tom Moroch began the company in 1981 with one client and an idea for an agency: living its clients’ business and getting closer to their customers. That first client is still with them, along with—as you can see from the site—an impressive number of others.
Today Moroch is one of the biggest agencies in US with a unique footprint of 33 offices throughout the U.S, offering best-in-class services in Social and Digital Analytics, Digital Audience Profiling, Content Strategy, Influencer Engagement, SEO Strategies, Micro Real-Time Engagement and Digital Lead Generation!
So what lies at the core of this agency?
An intimate understanding of the customers, what’s important to them and the world they live in.
Moroch is an amazing mix of catalysts — researchers, provocateurs, thought-leaders, planners and partners. Grounded in a solid understanding of the consumers, their work has proved to have an immediate, demonstrable and sustainable impact.
Moroch is one of the few agencies which combines strong traditional media functions—strategizing, planning and buying with new media roles, developing vehicles for broadcast, digital, print and experiential.
If you are looking for a meaningful and more intimate brand experiences, Moroch is your agency!
10. Laundry Service
Success on social media is a commitment to change.
“We use data to inform strategy, which drives creative and targeting. Creative and targeting achieve business objectives, giving us more data to optimize our strategy. Rinse, repeat. It’s the circle of digital life.”
You can get all of your laundering needs completed under one roof at a laundry service. Why should your social media be any different? Laundry Service is the only mid-sized agency that handles content creation, media buying, and digital PR in one place, in real-time and all at once!
With an unique approach to social media, this agency on Madison Avenue, has been rocking since Day 1! A part of Wasserman Media Group company, Laundry Service was one of the agencies to watch in Ad Age’s A-List issue in January. 247LS is a social media agency with full-service capabilities across owned, earned, and paid media. One big advantage of this agency is that they have Public Relations and video production capabilities, all in-house.
The rocket growth of this agency can be attributed to its amazing team, awesome work culture and a simple organizational structure. Everyone at 247LS is a community manager, creative, strategist, and ad buyer. This flat structure allows LS to deliver nimble, efficient and truly effective social programs that drive high ROI and consistently outperform campaigns managed by multiple agencies.
It is this scalable, unique agency structure that allows 247LS to work with a large variety of great brands, including big businesses (Amazon, Disney), institutions (University of Miami, NYU) etc..Also, LS has successfully proven itself across many verticals, including fashion, e-commerce, entertainment, publishing, finance, CPG, automotive and healthcare.
If you are thinking social, you don’t have to look beyond 247LS!
11. Laughlin Constable
Our business creates ideas. Our ideas create business.
“Our culture is creative but steeped in accountability. Every idea we present is vetted for one objective: Will this strengthen our client’s brand for the purpose of increasing our client’s business? Performance, as it relates to business success, is how we live and judge ourselves every day. Marketing innovation, insight, imagination and digital mastery anchor our approach.”
Founded in 1976 by Steve Laughlin, LC is today among the top 25 independent agencies in the U.S. An agency responsible for some of the classic brand invigorations like Sargento Cheese, Oshkosh B’Gosh, Leinenkugel’s and Sharp’s Beer among dozens of others.
A full-service marketing communications firm, with offices in Milwaukee, Chicago, New York and New Jersey. This agency provides Full Circle Branding™ solutions including brand strategy development, digital marketing, design, advertising, public relations, media research, planning and buying.
The continuing success of this agency can be attributed to its two prime foundational principles:
“Our product is people and happy, fulfilled, motivated people make great marketing!”
LC offers a great workplace that is flexible and welcoming, an environment which allows employees to grow their talent and advance their careers. This agency has been winning ‘Top Workplace’ award consecutively for the past 5 years! Naturally, they attract the best talent in the city / industry.
“Every activity that we undertake has the sole purpose of increasing our client’s business.”
LC believes in working together, to equip their clients with the ideas and infrastructure needed to be successful. To combine fresh insights and technical skills that can help attract, connect and engage their clients’ best prospects to their brands.
It is their commitment to clients and employees which is keeping this agency ahead of it’s competitors.
Born from digital. Evolved into a fully integrated agency.
“Our aim is to help brands meet the ever-shifting needs of communities and cultures. To develop a strategic point of view that can navigate existing and emerging consumer journeys. To challenge conformity. And to completely re-imagine the experiences through which people will connect.
In short, we believe that marketing can make us more, not less, human. We’re a company by and for the brave.”
More than an external agency, Rokkan is a client partner that brings brands and people together with purpose. Founded in 2000, Rokkan has grown from a three-person startup into a heavily awarded member of the Publicis Groupe, housing some of the most brilliant talent in the industry. With offices in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles, Rokkan leverages a customer- and digital-first approach, blending strategy, storytelling, digital business and technology. Sound expertise in everything they do, is what makes this agency one of the most sought after agencies in US.
This Agency has seen amazing growth in terms of both revenue and employees, working for big ticket clients including JetBlue, Sharp, Bethesda Softworks etc. With an amazing team, this agency, led by CEO-cofounder John Noe, manages to span a range of digital work from media to e-commerce to social media. With a New York ZIP code and a tendency toward designing digital properties and websites that endure, Rokkan is sure to follow in the steps of the big boutiques and A-Listers Agencies in NYC.
Named to Ad Age Agency A-List for thirds consecutive year, Rokkan has been winning awards and honors almost every year for their amazing campaigns.
We work hard, we care about our clients, and we’re upfront with them.
“PMG ranked #13 among an exclusive list of 50 Best Places to Work in Advertising & Media by Advertising Age.”
“Full-service digital agency PMG was named to the Technology Fast 500™”
“PMG wins the Silver medal at the 2015 Ad Age Small Agency Awards in Boston”
It is not very often that you see an agency winning multiple awards across categories. Meet PMG, a team of extremely talented individuals with an awesome culture of creativity! In their own words : PMG is a pack of weirdos and button-ups alike interested in learning and doing the right things.
Founded in 2010 in Dallas/Fort Worth, PMG began with the vision of smart, creative, and passionate individuals creating change through innovation. With a combined 30+ years of experience in the media industry, PMG is a team of pioneers, committed to finding the most innovative and authentic ways to help clients exceed the goals unique to them. From Apple’s Beats by Dre to OpenTable to J.Crew, PMG is today a full-service digital agency to some of the world’s most progressive brands. Driving results for Fortune 500 brands!
PMG is a full-service digital agency that specializes in SEO, Digital marketing, Creative Design & Development, Ecommerce Consulting, Mobile Development, Brand Strategy, Social Media, Incubation, Local Optimization etc. Successfully operating across a range of industries from retail and luxury to hospitality and CPG.
The rocket growth of this agency can be attributed to their amazing client service. More than an external agency, PMG provides its services as an extension of their client’s marketing group. They work as strategic consultants, empowering their clients to create successful and innovative digital marketing programs.
What you can definitely expect from PMG is great work, professional service and 100% results. They are fearless and innovative and worth every penny!
14. AMP Agency
Perfect blend of big agency resources and small agency nimbleness.
“We are a team of talented characters who happen to love creating smart ideas for those who will have us. We ask the questions no one else asks to get to the smartest ideas.”
From creating the ‘Best Cause Related Marketing Campaigns’ to winning awards for experiential marketing campaigns, AMP Agency excels at all! With a vibrant work culture and an extremely talented team, AMP agency has been growing steadily.
Through the years, this agency has morphed from a non-traditional marketing agency into a full-service shop. Today, they’re a 100 + team of intellectually curious individuals eager to put their digital marketing and advertising services to work for their clients.
AMP Agency is today a full service marketing agency with offices in Boston and New York. Venturing into San Francisco and New York reflects AMP Agency’s growing roster of clients and continued commitment to service key clients with an in-market presence.
The success of this agency can be attributed to the time they invest in understanding a client’s customers and business needs. Which is then translated into the best intent-capture campaigns to ensure success! This amazing work has brought them some really big clients like Maybelline New York, Princess Cruises, Hasbro and Ansell Healthcare.
All recommendations AMP makes are inspired by consumer insights and a deep understanding of all media channels and powered by an agency-wide spirit of integration and creativity. They are really good at what they do.
We combine design, commerce & technology to launch brands and help businesses grow.
“We believe in including our clients in every step of the process. Designing and prototyping from day one, our expert team collaborates to bring ideas to life.”
Avex is a boutique New York web design company & digital marketing agency. Founded in 2013 by Freelance Web Designer John Surdakowski, Avex is a perfect team of multidisciplinary designers & strategists, with a passion for creating immersive digital experiences.
Avex is especially known for creating beautiful and immersive digital experiences for brands and businesses of all sizes. Starting as a design-first agency, Avex has now acquired specialization in SEO, SEM, UX design, responsive design, social media management, mobile app design etc.
With offices located in the WeWork building on Varick Street in NYC, this agency has won the trust of big brands like Google, USA Network, HBO, PONY, UBISoft, Sony Music, Bank of America etc. in a very short time span. Amazing work output and ability to quickly scale up depending on the client size and needs, is the secret behind the success of this agency.
You can definitely count on Avex to provide you with the best possible solution for your business needs, pushing the boundaries of technology and user experience!
Inspired by Passion. Driven by Results.
“Eventige has been essential to us in developing and executing a social media and search engine optimization strategy. They developed Twitter and Facebook systems that are consistently growing organic new followers, along with an extremely strong Google AdWords campaign, both of which have yielded us impressive rankings. Eventige also provides us with constant updates and tips on other ways in which we can leverage success in such a competitive marketplace.”
This testimonial from a happy client sums it all. From Adwords campaigns to setting up social media profiles, Eventige does it all. Eventige Media Group is full service marketing partner to some of the most innovative brands on the globe. The rocket growth of this agency can be attributed to their client-oriented approach. transparency, strategy, and the use of the latest technologies to power their campaigns.
Eventige owns Event Marketing Worldwide, the largest experiential marketing group in the world. The group was also featured on LinkedIn for creating the most active discussions on brand innovation and grassroots techniques. Eventige Media Group was also featured in Forbes as a Top 100 Global Ad Agency!
Now combine strong event management / outdoor skills with digital marketing abilities and you have a superb combination. Eventige combines its expertise in outdoor event management with digital services like social media, SEO/PPC, web development, branding & design etc to produce extra-ordinary results.
Their work with Logic e-cigarettes is worth discussing. A combination of offline and online activities has produced record growth numbers for the company, expanding from 440 to over 50,000 retail channels in a time span of only 2 years. Internet sales increased by over 1800%, social media fans increased by over 700%.
Over the last few years, Eventige has grown into one of biggest names in NYC, attracting clients from across US. If you are planning on an outdoor event + online marketing, Eventige is you go to agency.
Inspired by Passion. Driven by Results.
“In an increasing complicated media world where participating with your customers across ever changing channels, platforms and screens is essential, a relentless focus on connectivity, measurement, optimization and integration is essential. We operate in a time when we can make every marketing dollar accountable and attributable, and Performics mission is to realize this opportunity for the clients it serves.”
Founded in 1998, Performics is named the “original performance marketing firm” by Forrester Research. Part of Publicis Groupe— the world’s third largest communications group and top search spender, Performics is today a global giant with 1300+ experts in 40 countries. For more than 15 years, Performics has redefined performance marketing by using data, technology and media in novel ways. An award-winning global player in search, social, display and affiliate channels, Performics collaborates with 220+ brands globally.
A global performance marketing agency for the world’s most respected brands, Performics activates data to motivate participation, drive performance and optimize for action across channels. It is through investment in market-leading tools and technology and by using data to understand consumers and their media habits, Performics is able to drive enhanced performance.
17 years after its inception, it still manages to rule the markets because of the exceptional people at Performics. Performics boasts a 95% team member satisfaction rate and low turnover. Performics is continually recognized as a world-class performance marketing agency and has received numerous industry accolades for its work culture and employee benefits.
With vast experience, truly global reach and huge talent pool, Performics is definitely an industry leader and a go to agency for any business that aspires to go global.
Out of this world support.
“No matter how small or large your business is, we provide complete marketing solutions for your company. The most important thing is that the work and services we provide are focused on results, conversions, and a strong return on your investment.”
Founded in 2003 on Long Island, New York, Maxburst, Inc. was formed to provide professional web-based services, ranging from custom web designs to digital marketing. Providing the ability to integrate clear, functional, and creative interfaces with technical, business solutions, Maxburst was launched to strategically build brands to develop more meaningful relationships with client customers.
Maxburst specializes in SEM, SEO, Social Media as well as Local Search, thus by choosing Maxburst, a client will benefit from constant quality and the ease of coordinating projects with a single vendor. By helping clients to strategize, develop and implement compelling Digital Based Solutions, Maxburst generates more revenue, gets more customers and increases profit margins for its clients. Using the latest tools and technologies that are both proven and practical, Maxburst maximizes ROI.
By choosing Maxburst to handle your creative needs, you’ll benefit from constant quality and the ease of coordinating projects with a single vendor.
19. Flying Point Digital
Data-driven marketing for retail and e-commerce.
“Our results-oriented approach, rooted in data-driven marketing, ensures we build client success stories with measurable results. As an agency focusing on retail and e-commerce marketing, we understand the unique needs of retail businesses and how to best engage and convert visitors into customers.”
With an average person seeing 3,000 – 20,000 marketing messages in single day, obviously, most of those messages get lost. So, how do you to stand out from the crowd?
Extra-ordinary work is the only way to stand out and get the attention of your target audience. Flying Point tries to do that with every single campaign!
Flying Point Digital isn’t your run-of-the-mill SEO or Social Media marketing company. They are a full-service digital marketing agency that offers solutions for businesses to truly scale. Help brands find their voice and put their message in front of the customers.
As an agency focusing on retail and e-commerce marketing, Flying Point understands the unique needs of retail businesses and how to best engage and convert visitors into customers. With a successful track record within the retail industry, Flying Point focusses on generating and acquiring demand at all stages of the customer’s journey. Their SEM Management and Paid Search Marketing services are tailored to the retail industry and are proven to deliver performance-based results for top retailers.
The success of this agency lies in their approach. Flying Point leverages cross-channel attribution modeling to achieve optimal efficiency for a digital strategy. As the market continues to fragment, and consumer touchpoints continue to increase, a holistic strategy becomes essential to win – one that focuses on the synergies across multiple channels and magnifies results.
With a results-oriented approach, rooted in data-driven marketing, Flying Point has been delivering measurable results for nearly 15 years! If you are looking for a digital partner to challenge your strategic thinking and improve your digital presence, Flying Point is your answer.
20. Elite SEM
“Founded on Search, focused on holistic performance-driven digital marketing with our cross-device digital marketing mix tailored to your specific needs and goals.”
Recognized by the Inc.5000 as one of the fastest growing Performance Driven Marketing agencies in the US, Elite SEM is a team of industry experts specializing in online marketing. Founded on Search Engine Marketing (SEM) – both paid search and organic search (SEO) – in 2004, Elite has evolved alongside client needs, with further expertise spanning Conversion Rate Optimization (CRO), Performance Display Advertising, Paid Social, Shopping & Feed, and Mobile Strategy.
Elite SEM has been honored with several prestigious industry awards for both their culture and performance, including: Ad Age Small Agency of the Year: Best Agency Culture; US Search Awards Best Agency in 2013, 2014, and 2015. And many more, but what really makes Elite SEM stand out is its people-centric culture.
People always come first at Elite SEM – both internally and externally. Employee benefits at Elite SEM are a gold standard for the industry and are truly committed to attracting and retaining top industry talent. A committed team definitely helps in building strong and lasting relationships with clients and partners. Their unique business model incentivizes and rewards account teams to consistently drive performance and keep clients happy, engaged, and successful! The super success of this agency is direct consequence of its people-centric culture.
At Elite SEM every employee is a business owner, with executive benefits like unlimited vacation/sick days, Profit Sharing Compensation and Equity from Day One. No wonder they are on the top every prestigious list :
Crain’s #1 Best Place to Work in NYC
MASHABLE #1 Best Tech Companies to Work For
AD AGE Best Agency Culture
ENTREPRENEUR Best Company Culture.
With an unprecedented 97% employee and 95% client retention rates, their commitment to people and performance has cemented their position as one of the top digital marketing agencies in US. Undoubtedly, Elite SEM attracts and retains top talent, creating tenured teams with experience across multiple verticals and industries. This way even Clients feel confident knowing they have dedicated, consistent teams working on their campaigns, with account managers who know their business inside and out.
SEM account managers are all stakeholders whose prosperity is dependent on the success of their clients. This business model ties account performance to account managers and leads to better results.
21. Digital Surgeons
Forward Obsessed. Change is the only constant.
“Born from passion, an entrepreneurial spirit, and a curiosity for advancement, the team at Digital Surgeons will forever be relentless in discovering new ways to drive brands and consumers forward.”
Digital Surgeons are a passionate group of visionaries, creative technologists, strategists, makers and doers, obsessed with discovering new ways of creating connections between brands and consumers. From product development to branding & marketing , they are a full-service agency optimized for a digital-centric world.
The foundational principle of this agency is to create great experiences. Because, experiences build relationships and relationships build brands. It’s these experiences that cut through the noise and create lasting connections that build brands.With insight-rich strategies, flawless execution, and intelligent technology, Digital Surgeons create lasting connections to build brands.
With an ever expanding list of big clientele, likes of Unilever, CamelBak, Guess, Sharp, Barneys New York, Borderfree, USTA etc. Digital Surgeons is one of the fastest growing ad agencies in New York.
Our success is down to great people, innovative ideas and lots of hard work.
“Jellyfish aren’t just PPC professionals and SEO & Social experts, we’re also passionate about Creative, dedicated to Display and link it with Analytics, creating perfect digital journeys for their clients.”
Jellyfish are a global digital marketing agency, with offices in the UK, US and South Africa. We are a specialist team of designers, developers and dedicated project managers with a wealth of industry experience.Their award-winning combination of technology and talent has led to successful projects in paid search, SEO, social media, analytics and creative solutions.
With a heritage as the UK’s leading agency dedicated to paid search, Jellyfish have worked across a wide range of industries, including property, pharmaceutical, financial and gaming. Their impressive list of clients include Experian, Motors.co.uk, Fitbit and Berkeley Group.
With an international team of 280 employees, all with industry recognised qualifications, Jellyfish combines talent, experience and a deep understanding of user interaction online with advanced technologies to deliver outstanding results for their clients.
The 3 big reasons behind the success of Jellyfish are:
(i) Ability to integrate with all departments within Jellyfish in the delivery of creative digital solutions.
(ii) Great understanding of the convergence of marketing channels, platforms and devices to create an overall winning strategy.
(iii) Using the latest and best-of-breed technologies and tools
With an expanding list of service offerings Jellyfish is at the forefront of digital marketing, pushing boundaries and getting results.
Cutting edge search and display marketing across global markets.
“We run cutting-edge search and display marketing campaigns with industry leading technology and performance linguistics.Our analysis and intelligent use of data has established industry-leading expertise and knowledge.”
Forward3D is one of the world’s largest performance marketing agencies. Running cutting edge, global digital marketing campaigns across paid search, natural search, content, display and social using industry-leading performance linguistics, data science and technology.
What started as a PPC affiliate agency in 2004, is today a global agency with offices in London, New York, Shanghai, Seoul and Tokyo, as well as a dedicated localisation division, Locaria. Forward3D specialises in international, data-driven, online DR campaigns and market to over 65 territories, in 45 languages, across more than 20 search and social platforms. Today Forward3D, successfully manages integral campaigns for some of the biggest brands in the world like British Airways, Hilton Hotels, Hertz, Ralph Lauren, Gucci and a host of exciting brands across fashion, retail, travel and professional services.
“What was quickly evident as we grew was the need to adapt to overcome the scaling, data and linguistic challenges we were facing. This led to the adoption of an agile working methodology, a dedicated international division, Locaria, along with our technology platform, Stage.”
Performance has always been at the core of this agency. Forward3D manages to achieve such high performance by investing on the development of their team. Increasing the knowledge and experience of their employees will obviously benefit their clients, and is sure to deliver great results and service.
With a narrow structure, devoid of unnecessary layers, Forward3D offers a straightforward and dynamic team apt for producing quick results.
Your Customer informs us. Our job is to inspire them.
“Every day, we do a better job of finding transformative ideas that seduce the hearts and minds of your customers.”
Tenthwave Digital is a more personal full-service digital agency specializing in social marketing, digital strategy, website design and development, SEO and SEM, digital advertising, promotions, sweepstakes and technology. This agency specializes in humanistic marketing for the connected world i.e.creation and activation of Digital, Social, and Mobile experiences. As a Customer Obsessed Digital Agency, Tenthwave works with clients as a team, to arrive at an optimal digital strategy, then develop the best ways to execute it.
Reporting is the most crucial client communication after on-boarding and Tenthwave takes its reporting pretty seriously. They send detailed analytics reports on your campaign performance, while constantly refining the tools to maximize efficiency. More than the tools, techniques and strategies, Tenthwave is adept at finding out human insights, which are then used to build mathematically- modeled marketing plans that connect a brand to people and drive quantifiable results.
Tenthwave is a trusted partner for some of the biggest brands across a broad range of industries—including beauty, consumer technology, CPG, finance and more. Brands trust them because they truly understand how to connect to people on a deeper, emotional level. The various awards they’ve won across categories, from Davey, Marcom, W3 to Horizon Interactive awards, is in itself a testimonial for their proficiency.
Working with Tenthwave is a real pleasure! No matter what your budget is, big or small, Tenthwave can develop creative marketing concepts that will work on multiple platforms.
25. Search Laboratory
We increase client revenue with Scientific Search Engine Marketing!
“Search Laboratory delivers profitable search engine marketing campaigns, including mathematical PPC and customer-centric SEO, to clients in 18 countries worldwide. Working in over 35 languages, Search Laboratory can help you deliver more revenue from your existing search marketing or help you tap into new markets overseas.”
Search Laboratory is an award winning digital marketing agency specialising in Pay-Per-Click (PPC), search engine optimisation (SEO), conversion optimisation and website analytics. An international agency with over 150 clients spanning 18 countries, Search Laboratory caters to a broad range of sectors including e-commerce, fashion, technology, B2B, professional services, gaming and many more.
The core USP of this agency lies in its awesome ability to create successful multilingual campaigns. Search Laboratory was founded by Ian Harris in 2005 in order to provide a more auditable, ethical and statistical approach to PPC and SEO, and to fill the gap in the market for a linguistically faithful campaign management.
80% of the digital ad agencies don’t offer this kind of multilingual service, or rather fail at multilingual campaigns because it is difficult to direct a larger team of multilingual workers, especially if they’re spread across different locations and time zones. Search Laboratory on the other hand, employs a large team of native linguists – by having everyone based in the same location it makes it much easier to manage campaigns that span multiple countries and languages. This gives them a greater control over the quality of work that’s being done for their clients, yielding far better results than outsourced work.
If you ever want to run foreign language PPC campaigns, Search Laboratory is your go to destination.