The Best Ad and Marketing Companies in The Music City

Looking for a top advertising agency in Nashville?

Businesses looking to develop a relationship with media outlets should consider working with an advertising agency. Beyond increasing visibility, top agencies are a gateway to a variety of crucial resources, including researchers, designers, SEO/PPC experts, and social media managers.

To assist you in your search for a partner, we’ve compiled this list of the top advertising and marketing companies in Nashville. Browse descriptions, feedback, and awards to find which can best suit your company’s needs.

List of the Best Nashville Ad and Marketing Companies

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    Zehnder Communications

    Zehnder Communications is a full-service marketing agency in New Orleans, La. Founded in 1996, they have about 82 employees that serve a range of businesses in the arts and entertainment, business services and financial services sectors. Services include web design, advertising, and branding. 

    Notable Project

    Zehnder Communications oversaw marketing strategies for a Chicago-based hotel. Zehnder Communications managed the hotel's social media campaigns and created its holiday card and website.

     

    Former clients
    Swerve
    Burger King
    Edgen Murray
    Entergy
    Farmers Insurance
    Origin Bank
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $75,000+
    group50 - 249 Employees
    place Nashville, TN
    4.8
    4.8
    3 Clutch reviews
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  • 2

    Activate Health

    Activate Health is an advertising agency headquartered in Nashville, Tenn. with offices in Phoenix and Portland, Ore. Founded in 2009, the team of 8 specializes in advertising, branding, public relations, and content marketing.  

    Notable Project

    Activate Health worked on PR and Marketing for a health insurance company. They provided copywriting and graphic design assistance to develop marketing materials including brochures, e-blasts, and flyers. The client was impressed with their attention to detail.

    “Their attention to detail and responsiveness sets them apart. The quality of their writing and design, as well as their ability to turn things around quickly has been wonderful.” – SVP of Sales, Health Insurance Company

    Former clients
    Blue Shield
    Cambia
    Innovative Health
    LTCG
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Nashville,
    4.9
    4.9
    10 Clutch reviews
  • 3

    DASH TWO

    DASH TWO is a digital marketing firm headquartered in Culver City, CA, with an office in Nashville TN. The agency and its 30+ team work with various businesses on their advertising, conversion optimization, and digital strategy needs.

    Notable Project

    DASH TWO manages the advertising for a few artists in a music corporation. Through their support of several campaigns, DASH TWO helped the corporation experience an increase in click-through rates. The client felt that DASH TWO was honest with their feedback and extremely dedicated.

    "[DASH TWO] was accountable and willing to help at every phase of our campaigns, unlike many other agencies." – Marketing Manager, Music Corporation

    Former clients
    Cava
    LiveNation
    SquareSpace
    AEG
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Nashville, TN
    5.0
    5.0
    10 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Google Premier Partner

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    Barker & Christol

    Barker & Christol is a full-service communications and PR firm located in Murfreesboro, Tenn. They were founded in 2011 and have a team of 9 employees. The company provides digital strategy, advertising, web design services, and more to clients of all sizes.

    Notable Project

    Barker & Christol developed a website and executed a rebranding campaign for a staffing and recruiting firm. The clients wanted to adjust the tone of their corporate identity and change some of the visual elements of their brand. With a comprehensive discovery process, Barker & Christol developed a good understanding of the client’s market position and values. Then, they designed consistent and clear visual properties to reflect their findings.

    "I was impressed by their willingness to listen, their creative designs, and their timely deliveries. I was satisfied with the process and the final product." — President, Staffing and Recruiting Firm

    Former clients
    Old Time Pottery
    Singer Sewing
    Linebaugh Public Library
    Consort Homes
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Murfreesboro, TN
    5.0
    5.0
    9 Clutch reviews
  • 6

    Speak Creative

    Speak Creative, founded in 1999, is an agency that specializes in web design, digital strategy, mobile app development, and video production services. The company is headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., with an additional office in Nashville, Tenn. Their team of 39 employees  works with small businesses; they also work with some mid-market and enterprise businesses. They focus work with  non-profit, health care & medical, and education industries.
     

    Notable Project

    Speak Creative provided web development and digital marketing services for an animal rescue. The client had recently merged with another organization, and needed a website to represent the new merger. Speak Creative created a new website that is also mobile-friendly, and they were able to combine the organizations’ information to put on the site. They added multiple visual features and an “Adopt a Pet” button. The company and the client continue to work together on the site and on digital marketing initiatives.
     

    “People were impressed with the quality of work and creativity that they injected into the project. We've also seen an increase in traffic and an increase in adoptions since launching the new website.” — Digital Director, Animal Rescue 

    Former clients
    Graceland
    Gathering Place Tulsa
    Omaha Zoo
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Nashville, TN
    4.8
    4.8
    2 Clutch reviews
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