List of Advertising Companies in Boston

Which advertising companies in Boston provide high-quality services for their clients?

Looking to jumpstart your company’s newest campaign, but don’t know where to begin? Check out what advertising agencies can do for you. 

The Manifest compiled a list of award-winning advertising agencies based in and around the city of Boston.

Use this guide to review portfolios, former clients, specializations, and more. 
 

  • 1

    Pivot Design

    Pivot Design is a marketing agency with offices in Chicago, San Francisco, and Boston. Founded in 1992, the 40+ team works with a variety of clients on their branding, logos, graphic design, and advertising.

    Notable Project

    A real estate firm hired Pivot Design for marketing and branding help. The agency created a branding plan, which included refreshing their website, holding different events, and creating videos and other traditional marketing campaigns. The client prides Pivot Design on how they internalize customer feedback. 

    "Pivot is a rare breed — a turnkey business that can do anything. They offer a nice combination of being very creative, while running a successful business."- CEO, Real Estate Development Firm

    Former Clients
    Microsoft
    Northwestern University
    Google
    American Library Association
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group11 - 50 Employees
    place Chicago , IL
    Awards

    CSS Design Awards

  • 2

    Davis Advertising

    Davis Advertising is one of the largest advertising agency in the New England area. Since 1948, the agency and its team of nearly 40 specialize in advertising, branding, digital strategy, and video production. The firm focuses on clients in various industries including education, business, and financial services. 

    Notable Project

    A community college employs Davis Advertising for a variety of advertising tasks. The agency has conducted SEO and completed several videos and digital campaigns for the college. Enrollment at the college has increased as a result. The community college's reputation has improved, and the school is now more visible to prospective students. 

    "They [Davis Advertising] always deliver their products on time, or even slightly ahead of schedule." – Marketing Director, Community College

    Former Clients
    Cornerstone Bank
    Globo Force
    Wayback Burgers
    Service Credit Union
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group11 - 50 Employees
    place Worcester , MA
    Awards

    New England Financial Marketing Awards: Two Silver and Two Bronze (2013), Financial Marketing Awards, Worcester Business Journal’s Best of Business Awards: Best Advertising Agency (2018)

  • 3

    FUSEIDEAS

    FUSEIDEAS is a full-service creative agency that has offices in Winchester, Mass., and Portland, Maine. Founded in 2006, the agency and its team of over 40 specialize in branding, web design, advertising, and mobile app development.

    Notable Project

    For years, a university has been going to FUSEIDEAS for a variety of digital projects, including a web design. They helped with all the features and backend control. FUSEIDEAS brought clarity to the university's goals and provided realistic solutions. The client applauds FUSEIDEAS on their flexibility. 

    "They [FUSEIDEAS] work with you to find what you need and what you can afford." – Chief Information Officer, University 

    Former Clients
    HBO
    Adidas
    Sears
    NHL
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group11 - 50 Employees
    place Winchester , MA
  • 4

    AMP Agency

    AMP Agency was founded in Boston in 1995 and has grown to more than 400 employees in Los Angeles, New York, Seattle, and Austin, Texas. AMP Agency serves mainly enterprise clients on web design and development, UI/UX design, SEO, PPC, and social media marketing.

    Notable Project

    A medical protective wear company hired AMP Agency to create a media campaign targeted toward a college-aged demographic. The partnership has continued for more than nine years.

    "They’re very good...Things are on time, on budget, and they’re very flexible. We have had to change in the middle of a project or we have had to freeze our spending very often, and they have worked very well with us." – VP of Sales and Marketing, Protective Wear Company

    Former Clients
    Maybelline
    Patagonia
    Dole
    Nike
    Starbucks
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $100,000+
    group251 - 1,000 Employees
    place Boston , MA
    Awards

    Ad Age: Small Agency of the Year, Cannes Lions Finalist, LA Addys Award, Webby Award, London International Award

  • 5

    KHJ Brand Activation

    KHJ is a Boston-based full-service brand strategy and activation firm with experience in the healthcare and real estate industries. Founded in 1986, they offer strategy and planning, creative production, media and activation, and research and analytics.

    Notable Project

    KHJ has a long-standing relationship with a community savings bank. They have been handling the bank’s media buying and placement, strategy, and creative development for about 20 years. KHJ recently redesigned the bank’s logo and website to refresh its brand image.

    “They helped us get to the final point, determining what made the most sense and making sure the project was done within the timeframe. They’re great at managing times and budgets.” – Marketing Manager, Community Savings Bank

    Former Clients
    John Hancock Tower
    Quest Diagnostics
    Aspen Dental
    Franciscan Children’s
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group11 - 50 Employees
    place Boston , MA
    Awards

    Lamplighter Award (2016)

  • 6

    Captains of Industry

    Founded in 2002, Captains of Industry is a digital marketing agency whose name is a nod to their clients - upstarts, challenger brands, and people disrupting the status quo. Located in Boston, their team of 30 offers a variety of services including branding, video production, marketing strategy, graphic design, and content marketing.

    Notable Project

    While in the process of relaunching their website, a medical journal needed a marketing plan to increase the visibility of their new site. Captains of Industry created multiple email and banner ad campaigns along with videos that all help with the relaunch of their site. They also created some print materials for publication and distribution. 

    "Captains brought a vigor to their work that was greatly appreciated. The designers sincerely care about the quality of their output. We had strict design requirements and multiple stakeholders involved. It was a challenge, but they did a wonderful job producing a cohesive theme across all deliverables." - Marketing Manager, Medical Journal

    Former Clients
    MIT
    Cleco
    Recurrent Energy
    New England Journal of Medicine
    Antioch College
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group11 - 50 Employees
    place Boston , MA
  • 7

    The Fantastical

    The Fantastical is a Boston-based firm that was founded in 2012. The company's team of 13 specializes in branding, social media marketing, advertising, media planning and buying, video production, and content marketing.

    Notable Project

    The Fantastical helped launch a management consulting firm. The Fantastical created branding and marketing materials for the company, including a website, business cards, and logo. 

    "I have gotten good feedback on the website. I know that every prospect and the clients I’m currently working with have spent time on the website, familiarizing themselves with me and the nature of the business we’re doing. So, I’m very happy with how effectively it seems to communicate and position the company." - Principal, Management Consulting Firm

    Former Clients
    Samuel Adams
    Panera Bread
    TripAdvisor
    Auntie Anne's
    Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group11 - 50 Employees
    place Boston , MA
  • 8

    Forge Worldwide

    Forge Worldwide is a 25-person digital agency in Boston. The company specializes in content marketing, branding, advertising, and digital strategy.

    Notable Project

    A rehabilitation network that owned several centers under different names was having trouble growing brand awareness. Forge Worldwide helped the company conduct research and created marketing materials such as a new logo and stationery. This helped the network in merging the centers into one name.

    "I feel they excel at honing in on the personal experience of the customer and ensuring that their interest always remains paramount. Other companies may demonstrate the same commitment, but I feel like their legacy has been that they've gone above and beyond. It was just a great relationship." – Senior Director of Communications, Health Care Provider

    Former Clients
    Friendly's Ice Cream
    Cisco
    Johnson & Wales University
    Emerson Hospital
    Boston University
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $100,000+
    group11 - 50 Employees
    place Boston , MA
  • 9

    Sir Isaac

    Sir Isaac is an advertising and marketing communications agency based in Salem, MA. With a small team of fewer than 20 employees, Sir Isaac prides itself as a creative, flexible and innovative company with vertical in-depth success in agricultural sectors, even as they also interact with a range of various industries.

    Notable Project

    Sir Isaac provided an energy company with a series of extensive marketing strategy campaigns that ranged from SEO, social media marketing, website design, brand imaging, and local event outreach, among other services. 

    "The depth and breadth of their team allowed them to be an all-purpose agency to work with, versus a highly-focused shop where I would have needed a few different partners involved." - VP of Marketing, Energy Company

    Former Clients
    HarborOne
    AirScout
    Hagie
    Champion Seed
    Destination Salem
    Mission of Hope in Haiti
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group11 - 50 Employees
    place Salem , MA
  • 10

    Alipes Inc.

    Alipes Inc. is a digital strategy media production agency in Boston. Founded in 2003 with about 50 employees, the agency works with enterprises, middle-market companies, and small businesses across industries such as healthcare and medical, consumer products and services, information technology, government, and non-profit. They specialize in web design, web development, content marketing, digital strategy, advertising, and branding.

    Notable Project

    Alipes Inc. worked on the physical and digital rebranding of a non-profit farmer's market. They built a website that captured consumer analytics, designed the non-profit's new logo and oversaw vendor recruitment. As a result, the client experienced an increase in vendor applications and received consistently positive feedback from customers. 

    "I cannot say enough about Alipes' performance." – Operations Manager, Non-profit 

    Former Clients
    Johnson & Johnson
    Boston Museum of Science
    Digital Future Alliance
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group11 - 50 Employees
    place Boston , MA
  • 11

    WellKnown Agency

    WellKnown Agency is a digital marketing and advertising agency based in Boston. Founded in 2017, their team of 2 employees specializes in advertising, PPC, and SEO.
    Notable Project

    WellKnown Agency worked with a Boston moving company to improve its search rankings and boost profits. They provided the client with SEO services, managed its Instagram account, and updated its website’s code. As a result of their partnership, the client's search results improved and its business grew. 

    “Since WellKnown Agency’s SEO efforts began, our Google ranking has increased to the top five of results for local interstate movers. This change has helped boost our number of customers moving between Boston and New York.” – Owner, Moving Company

    Former Clients
    Pardon Canada
    Om!Darling
    HealingClouds
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group2 - 10 Employees
    place Boston , MA