List of the Best San Diego Ad and Marketing Companies

  • 1
    $25,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    San Diego CA

    A leading digital marketing and brand management company, REQ outpaces changes in today’s rapidly evolving media landscape by bringing reputation, advocacy, brand, and business results to new heights. Offering a comprehensive suite of solutions and technologies that define, connect, and protect brands, REQ serves global brands and leaders in technology, real estate, entertainment, government, hospitality, retail, and finance. The company has been named to both the Inc. 500 and Deloitte Fast 500 lists as one of the fastest growing companies in America, as well as Inc.’s Best Workplaces. Founded in Washington, DC in 2008, REQ has offices and employees in New York, Boston, and San Francisco. 

    Clients
    Waymo
    eBay
    Intel
    PayPal
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A broadcasting trade association hired REQ to drive awareness and engagement for a grassroots campaign meant to enact policy changes for one of its 2 major groups of users. REQ designed a digital strategy that included building and designing a website in addition to promoting the campaign across social and community channels. 

    “They've transformed our website, making it much more modern, user-friendly, and appealing overall. Encouraging us to think more creatively, they've also helped us reach new audiences.”  – VP of Marketing, Broadcasting Trade Association

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  • 2
    $50,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    San Diego CA

    Founded in 2005, Traina is a premier branding agency based in San Diego that is reimagining the way brands are built. By unifying strategy, design, and digital expertise under one roof, their team creates market-leading brands that are driven by data, fueled by design, and built for digital from day one.

    Clients
    Microsoft
    Facebook
    10X Genomics
    Brooklyn Brewery
    Notable Project

    Traina conducted branding and web design for an e-learning platform. Along with working on the user interface and experience of the website, the agency did logo design work and made videos. Their work had excellent reviews. Traina constantly met the client's expectations.

    "The biggest gift for our company has been finding this exceptional [Traina Design] team and making them an integral part of everything from the beginning." – Founder, Learning Platform

  • 3
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Del Mar CA

    California-based full-service branding and digital communications agency Jacob Tyler works with clients to bring their story to life. Founded in 2000 and now 20+ employees strong, the agency specializes in corporate identity development and positioning, planning and strategy, SEO, social media, and UI/UX design.

    Clients
    AT&T
    Novartis
    Discovery Channel
    SONY
    Notable Project

    Jacob Tyler was the second agency a wildlife theme park partnered with for web design, SEO, and ad retargeting. Jacob Tyler delivered backend and frontend design for a new WordPress site that allows the wildlife theme park to manage its content internally, instead of relying on third-party providers.

    “This year, we’ve seen 72% new customers and 38% repeat business. That’s a significant increase in the number of people coming to the park for the first time. Jacob Tyler is doing a fantastic job attracting new people, and have really upped our game.” – Marketing Manager, Wildlife Theme Park

  • 4
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    San Diego CA

    MiresBall is a creative agency based in San Diego. Since 1985, the team of 20 works with a variety of clients on their branding, packaging and web design, and advertising needs. 

    Clients
    Global Tech
    Shure
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Sixteen years ago, MiresBall was hired by a global tech company for a variety of digital tasks. The work included global advertising, updating a website, content creation, and more. The client prides MiresBall on their quality of work and attention to detail.

    "The one thing I really enjoyed about them [MiresBall] was that they were never in a rush when thinking about a project. They were always very logical and analytical, thinking and asking the right questions. It was a great two-way conversation." – Former Marketing Program Manager, Global Tech Company 

  • 5
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    San Diego CA

    Mentus is a digital agency based in San Diego that specializes in web design, SEO, and digital strategy. Since 1981, the agency and its team of 15+ have worked with clients in industries including business services, healthcare, and government services.

    Clients
    Extra Space Storage
    SBA
    Aramark
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Mentus completed a full rebranding on a pharmaceuticals firm. Mentus' work included a website redesign, creating branded materials, and designing a logo. Everyone was satisfied and impressed with the work. They have since relaunched, but still, use Mentus when needed. 

    "Mentus always hits deadlines and are always within budget, which is very important. More than that, they seemed to understand what we wanted because they’ve worked with several different industries." – VP Finance & Investor Relations, Pharmaceuticals Firm

  • 6
    Undisclosed
    50 - 249 Employees
    Temecula CA

    MAGNETIC Creative is a global branding agency that was founded in 2006. Headquartered in Temecula, Calif., MAGNETIC Creative has an additional office in Knysna, South Africa. They have about 47 employees that mostly midmarket clients, in addition to small businesses and enterprise firms. Services include branding, digital strategy, advertising, video production, and logo design. 

    Notable Project

    MAGNETIC Creative redesigned website in a larger digital rebranding effort. They created a three-part messaging strategy to targeted audiences. The team used Django and Python to improve the UX. 

     

  • 7
    $75,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Oceanside CA

    HypeLife is a brand development and precision marketing agency based in San Diego, CA. It focuses mainly on small businesses, with some midmarket and enterprise clients. Established in 2001, HypeLife maintains a small team of fewer than 10 employees.

    Clients
    [adult swim]
    HUDL Music
    Epitaph Records
    American Greetings
    Industries
    Notable Project

    HypeLife works with a board sports company to provide branding and social media marketing services, both of whch are targeted to appeal to millennials. HypeLife built an audience, created a new website, helped with email marketing campaigns, and now serves as the client's brand manager. The team’s efforts yielded a 35% increase in social media followers over the past 12 months.

    “With HypeLife as our brand manager, life has been so much easier.”  - Owner, Board Sport Company 

  • 8
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Laguna Niguel CA

    JB Marketing Group is a full-service marketing company founded in 2007 and located in Laguna Niguel, Calif. The team of about 2 individuals offers social media marketing and marketing strategy services to midmarket businesses. 

    Notable Project

    JB Marketing Group managed social media efforts, handling a sock company’s Facebook and Instagram accounts. The team also created content for social media. They were an engaged partner, and their work resulted in increased leads and followers.

    “‘We’re at almost 8,000 followers, and we’ve earned them all organically.” –CEO, Socks Company

  • 9
    $25,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Encinitas CA

    ParkerWhite Brand Interactive is a branding and digital marketing agency located in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Calif. Founded in 1997, they have 14 employees specializing in brand strategy, digital marketing, social media, website design, creative strategy, and video content. They work predominantly with clients in the health industry, from fitness centers to health product companies. 

    Clients
    SonoSite
    Finance of America Reverse
    CyMedica
    Industries
    Notable Project

    ParkerWhite Brand Interactive revamped a biotechnology company’s brand image to make it more consistent across all platforms. They also did creative work that supported digital advertising efforts. ParkerWhite Brand Interactive significantly improved the brand image by making it more cohesive across the website and all the ads.

    “I would recommend them to anyone particularly because they were very professional. There were no surprises when working with them and their follow-up was excellent. I would certainly hire them again if the need arises.” – CEO, Biotechnology Company

  • 10
    $1,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Laguna Beach CA

    Strikepoint Media, a marketing strategy company, is headquartered in Laguna Beach, and Los Angeles, . The small firm was founded in 2013. Their services include marketing strategy, search engine optimization, web development, advertising, and more.

    Industries
    Notable Project

    A financial education company hired Strikepoint Media for web development and digital marketing services. The team built the client's website and their marketing funnels.

    "Literally babysitting our campaigns and the amount of conversion was impressive."

  • 11
    $25,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    San Diego CA

    Big Day the Agency, an advertising company, was founded in 2021. Their small team is based in San Diego, California. Their services include advertising, branding, social media marketing, web design, and more.

    Clients
    Royal Caribbean International
    Celebrity Cruises
    Zygo
    The Kebab Shop
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Big Day the Agency produced and edited a stop motion video for a health food bar maker. The team was responsible for editing, designing the set, conceptualizing ideas, and creating suggestions.

    "The creativity, problem-solving, positive vibe, and enthusiasm were most impressive about them."

  • 12
    $25,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    San Diego CA

    Founded in 2010, Caava Design is a marketing and advertising agency that offers branding, packaging design, and graphic design services to their small business and mid-market clients in the marketing and advertising industry. Their 10 employees are based out of San Diego, Calif.

    Clients
    Union Cowork
    Jeremiah Johnson Brewing Co.
    Host & Porter
    Old Harbor Distillery
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Caava Design recently worked on branding for an entertainment company. They implemented a campaign which featured new icons and typography for that client.

    “All of our potential partners and investors love the branding. Internally, we’re incredibly pleased with the cost value benefit of the service. ” — CEO, Entertainment Company

     

  • 13
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    San Diego CA

    Rossman Media is a social media marketing firm launched in 2016. They are located in Lake Oswego, Oregon; Los Angeles, California and San Diego, California and have a small team. The company offers social media marketing.

    Industries
    Notable Project

    Rossman Media creates digital marketing campaigns for an outsourcing company. These services include content marketing, SEO, and social media marketing. 

    "They have an effective, highly responsive team with the necessary agility and flexibility to adapt."

  • 14
    $1,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    San Diego CA

    TAVO Media Group is a small advertising company. Headquartered in San Diego, California, the firm was founded in 2012. Their services include advertising, marketing strategy, branding, search engine optimization, and more.

    Industries
    Notable Project

    TAVO Media Group has developed two websites for a contracting and real estate development firm. The team also provides SEO services for the client. The goal is to modernize the company’s online presence. 

    “Their professionalism and quality service distinguish them from other providers.”

  • 15
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Temecula CA

    Second Nature is a marketing firm based in Temecula, Calif., and founded in 2015 with more than two employees. They offer SEO, advertising, and web design solutions to small and mid-market clients in the fields of business and dental services.

    Clients
    Companion Animal Health and Rehabilitation Center
    Cardinal Dental
    Animal Wellness Center
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Second Nature provided digital marketing solutions to a veterinary clinic. The clinic had Second Nature redesign their website aside from running their marketing campaigns. This has resulted in growing conversions for the clinic.

    “This team is organized and effective, and manages themselves well without our direction.” - Owner, Veterinary Clinic

  • 16
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Ladera Ranch CA

    Evo Strategies is a marketing and advertising agency based in Ladera Ranch, Calif. It was founded in 2011 and currently employs a team of 6. Evo Strategies provides a wide range of services including web design, marketing strategy, advertising, and social media marketing.

    Clients
    Watson Land Company
    Trace3
    The Nikols Company
    Custom Comfort Mattress
    Notable Project

    A mattress company was having trouble driving sales with their previous vendor and decided to hire Evo Strategies. The team provided a comprehensive range of marketing services that included PPC and social media campaigns. To supplement these digital efforts, they also executed traditional advertising via newspaper and radio. 

    "Evo Strategies helped us get more people through the doors. Customer traffic has increased. Revenues and average spending once customers are in the door are both up." –Co-Founder, Mattress Company

  • 17
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    San Diego CA

    Located in San Diego, Coe Design is a branding and design firm. Their team of fewer than 10 also offers advertising, product design, and packaging design services.

    Clients
    Orthofix
    Chosen Foods
    Port of San Diego
    Titleist
    Notable Project

    Coe Design provided a food product startup with branding services. The team created a logo, name, visual schemes, and other collateral. Both the startup and their customers were pleased with the team’s results. 

    “I am 100% satisfied. There's no way the outcome could have been better, so there wasn't anything [Coe Design] should have done differently.” — President, Food Product Startup

  • 18
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Laguna Beach CA

    Young Company is a B2B advertising agency founded in 1949 and located in Laguna Beach, Calif. With a team of fewer than 50 employees, they offer web design, advertising, market research, and SEO services. Their clientele comprises mostly midmarket businesses in the business services, automotive, and manufacturing industries.

    Clients
    Accounting for Mortgage Bankers
    American Technologies
    Inc.
    Avatar Partners Inc.
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Young Company managed a website, created a newsletter, and provided branding services for an administrative services company. The team was engaged and their efforts generated leads.

    “We've seen an increase in leads and revenue which was our main goal.” – Director of Ops

  • 19
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Rancho Santa Margarita CA

    Moonbeam Studios is a digital marketing agency located in Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif. Founded in 2016, the team of 5 provides branding, advertising, web, print, and graphic design, and video production services. 

    Clients
    RED LLC
    RED HYDROGEN
    Oakley
    New Product Campaign Concepting
    Notable Project

    Moonbeam Studios Inc. does brand audits and strategy consulting for a volunteer organization. The client had an inconsistent variety of branding materials and was looking to organize their identity. Moonbeam Studios creates consistent marketing collateral on an ongoing basis.

    "Although they’ve only recently formed, they’re a young and hungry group that will only continue to grow. I’m confident that they have all the talent and capabilities needed to become successful." — President, Volunteer Organization

  • 20
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Encinitas CA

    Vivo Creative is a creative agency based in Cardiff, Calif. and founded in 2014. Their team of 4 employees specializes in graphic design, video production, and branding. 

    Clients
    Red Bull
    Sony
    ESPN
    Lipton
    Notable Project

    Vivo Creative made marketing content for a restaurant group. They created a variety of marketing materials, including video, photos, posters, and digital materials for social media and email campaigns. The client was very happy with the materials and credits them with maintaining the consistency of their brand. 

    “Vivo Creative genuinely invests in the client relationship. They have a hands-on, focused approach and take on our goals as their goals.” – Franchise Owner, Restaurant Group
     

  • 21
    $50,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Laguna Beach CA

    INK Agency is a Laguna Beach, California-based other digital marketing company. The small team provides other digital marketing, branding, and advertising and was launched in 2007.

    Industries
  • 22
    $1,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    San Diego CA

    Netware Studio is a small web design company. The San Diego, California-based company was launched in 2011. Their services include web design, advertising, custom software development, web development, and more.

    Industries
    Notable Project

    Netware Studio designed a new website from scratch for a design startup. The team developed a complex backend and incorporated all the client-facing products to the page, ensuring a seamless user experience.

    "They were able to exceed our needs in implementing the services we offer."

  • 23
    $50,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    San Diego CA

    DO NOT DISTURB, founded in 2017, is an advertising and branding agency headquartered in San Diego. Their team of 9 specializes in advertising, branding, and graphic design. 
     

    Clients
    Campbell’s
    Dodge
    Pepsi
    Notable Project

    DO NOT DISTURB provided creative marketing services for a fast-casual restaurant chain. The client moved locations and needed an agency to market two limited-time-offering products. They also needed to re-brand and do customer testing. The agency handled the multiple aspects of the campaign and re-branding, and they excelled at every part they handled. The client was happy with DO NOT DISTURB’s work. 

    “They saw it as a business problem and proposed to solve it in a fun, clever way. That product in particular was really wonderful, and the work they created brought new people into the restaurant and drove sales for us.” — Director of Creative Strategy, Fast-Casual Restaurant Chain
     

  • 24
    $10,000+
    1,000 - 9,999 Employees
    San Diego CA

    Mirum Agency is a digital marketing agency with offices around the globe – from California to Texas to Minnesota to Dubai to Spain and more. Founded in 2015, Mirum combines strategy, creativity, and technology to understand business and human motivations. With a sizeable team (1500+) of digital savants, storytellers, and makers, Mirum Agency specializes in web design, social media marketing, digital strategy, advertising, and branding.

    Clients
    Mastercard
    Pfizer
    Asus
    Hong Kong Tourism Board
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Mirum Agency worked with a hotel brand to strengthen its brand image in the luxury travel industry. They created an interactive content series that places travelers in locations of interest to build a sense of adventure, intrigue, and possibility.

    “Our goal for this campaign is to reignite our guests’ passion for travel and fascination for discovering new places. These stories are meant to evoke curiosity, broaden the mind, and inspire international travel.” – Vice President of Lifestyle Brands, Hotel Brand

  • 25
    $5,000+
    250 - 999 Employees
    San Diego CA

    Mapp Digital is a midsize San Diego, California-based advertising company. Their services include advertising, branding, digital strategy, search engine optimization, and more.

    Industries
  • 26
    Undisclosed
    1,000 - 9,999 Employees
    San Diego CA

    Founded in 1981, Cox Media is a large advertising company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia; Phoenix, Arizona; San Diego, California and Pensacola, Florida. Their services include advertising, digital strategy, media planning & buying, and video production.

    Industries
  • 27
    Undisclosed
    2 - 9 Employees
    San Diego CA

    Headquartered in San Diego, California and Virginia Beach, Virginia, Krasovetz Consulting is a SEO agency. The company offers search engine optimization, social media marketing, web design, and advertising and is small.The company was launched in 2006.

  • 28
    $5,000+
    250 - 999 Employees
    San Diego CA

    Internet Marketing Inc., a SEO services firm, is headquartered in San Diego, California and Las Vegas, Nevada. They focus on search engine optimization, web design, advertising, ux/ui design, and more and were established in 2005.

    Industries
  • 29
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    San Diego CA

    Advertising company Raindrop Marketing is headquartered in San Diego, California. The small team offers advertising, branding, graphic design, media planning & buying, and more. The agency was launched in 2009.

  • 30
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    San Diego CA

    Advertising company Rosemont Media was launched in 2008. Based in San Diego, California, their small team offers advertising, media planning & buying, public relations, social media marketing, and more.

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