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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 San Diego. Browse descriptions, feedback, and awards to find which can best suit your company’s needs. If you need more support, tell us about your project, and we'll match you with recommended companies.

List of the Best San Diego Ad and Marketing Companies

  • 1
    $50,000+
    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
    StubHub
    Amazon
    eBay
    Cava
    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
    Facebook
    PR Bar
    UCSD
    Microsoft
    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
    Black&Decker
    Discovery Channel
    ESPN
    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
    Best Western
    Shure
    AirFuel
    Ballast Point Brewing and Spirits
    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
    $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]
    Epitaph Records
    American Greetings
    GoodFetch
    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 

  • 7
    $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
    Star Trac
    Heal2gether
    Fairfax EggBank
    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

  • 8
    $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
    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

     

  • 9
    $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."

  • 10
    $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.

    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."

  • 11
    $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

  • 12
    $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
    Alpha Lacrosse
    Helia Brewing Co
    Urban Surf 4 Kids
    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
     

  • 13
    $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
     

  • 14
    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.
  • 15
    $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

  • 16
    $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
  • 17
    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
  • 18
    $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
  • 19
    $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.
  • 20
    $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.
  • 21
    Undisclosed
    50 - 249 Employees
    San Diego CA
    I.d.e.a. Is a San Diego, California-based branding agency. The firm specializes in branding, web design, digital strategy, advertising, and more and is midsize.The firm was founded in 2012.
  • 22
    $5,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    San Diego CA
    IMatrix is an advertising company launched in 2001. The midsize team specializes in advertising, branding, digital strategy, search engine optimization, and more. The firm is headquartered in San Diego, California.
    Industries
  • 23
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    San Diego CA
    Campaign Creators, an advertising company, was founded in 2016. The firm offers advertising, branding, digital strategy, search engine optimization, and more and has a small team.
    Industries
  • 24
    Undisclosed
    2 - 9 Employees
    Fallbrook CA
    Leavitt Communications is a PR firm. The small Fallbrook, California-based team offers public relations, marketing strategy, advertising, and social media marketing. The company was launched in 1991.
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    250 - 999 Employees
    San Diego CA
    Digital Media Solutions Group, a midsize advertising company, is headquartered in Clearwater, Florida; Los Angeles, California; San Diego, California and Conshohocken, Pennsylvania. They offer advertising, content marketing, conversion optimization, digital strategy, and more and were launched in 2012.
    Industries
  • 26
    $5,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    San Diego CA
    CG Life is a public relations company. They are located in Chicago, Illinois; San Diego, California; Louisville, Colorado and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and have a midsize team that provides public relations, branding, advertising, digital strategy, and more. The firm was founded in 2003.
  • 27
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Carlsbad CA

    Communicus is a research-oriented advertising consultancy based in Tuscon, Ariz. Established in 1987, Communicus has 24 employees. They specialize in web design, SEO, digital strategy, advertising, and branding. Most of their clients are involved in the consumer products and services, information technology, retail, and telecommunications industries.

    Clients
    Meow Mix
    Target
    Pillsbury
    Behr
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Communicus created a campaign for a specialty grocery brand that allowed it to stand out from the competition by re-focusing directly on the high-quality ingredients. The new campaign protected the brand against competitors, and established a sense of authority through straightforward, verifiable claims. Communicus' advertisement allowed the food brand to maintain its overall performance and drive sales. 

     

  • 28
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    San Diego CA

    Vulpine is a marketing and advertising agency located in San Diego. Founded in 2014, Vulpine's team of fewer than 5 employees specialize in social media marketing, advertising, digital strategy, and branding. Vulpine works with advertising and marketing, business services, and media clients.

    Clients
    Sixthreezero Bikes
    Industries
  • 29
    $5,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    San Diego CA
    LeaseLabs is an advertising company. Founded in 2008, the midsize company is headquartered in San Diego, California. Their services include advertising, branding, digital strategy, search engine optimization, and more.
    Industries
  • 30
    $10,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    San Diego CA
    Advertising company Vitro was established in 1992. The agency specializes in advertising, branding, digital strategy, social media marketing, and more and has a midsize team.
    Industries
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