The Best Ad and Marketing Companies in Australia

Looking for a top advertising agency in Australia?

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 Australia. Browse descriptions, feedback, and awards to find which can best suit your company’s needs.

List of the Best Australia Ad and Marketing Companies

  • 1

    Five by Five

    Five by Five is a creative marketing and advertising agency based in Southampton, United Kingdom. Founded in 1979, they have about 70 employees that specialize in product launches. Their services include conventional advertising, digital strategy, branding, content marketing, and traditional PR.

    Notable Project

    Five by Five assisted a DIY and hardware brand with a brand launch for their new smaller, urban stores. They developed a campaign that highlights the friendly and knowledgeable staff as well as the convenience of having access to home improvement equipment in a city environment. The campaign became part of the brand identity and remains central to the firm's marketing efforts.

     

    Former clients
    Activision
    Lenovo
    Patrón
    Adidas
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $50,000+
    group50 - 249 Employees
    place Sydney, Australia
    5.0
    5.0
    4 Clutch reviews
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  • 2

    Insil

    Based in Sydney, Australia, Insil is a marketing strategy company. Founded in 2013, their team of three employees provides advertising, digital strategy, and marketing services.

    Notable Project

    Insil developed a full advertising strategy for their fashion industry client, providing marketing and digital strategy services that led to increased sales and brand awareness on digital platforms. 

    "This was a daunting project for us, so having continual discussions both over the phone and in person made the process hassle-free." –Managing Director, Fashion Company

    Former clients
    Burleigh Wagon Pty. Ltd.
    Toyota
    Suzuki
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place North Sydney, Australia
    4.9
    4.9
    4 Clutch reviews
  • 3

    Believe Advertising & PR

    Believe Advertising & PR is an integrated PR, branding, and advertising agency based in Bondi Junction, Australia. The agency, founded in 2002, has a team of less than ten that provides PR, advertising, and event marketing & planning services. Believe Advertising & PR serves midmarket and other-sized companies in the e-commerce and consumer products & services industries.

    Notable Project

    A chiropractor hired Believe Advertising & PR to provide PR services to create awareness of their practice and attract new clients. Believe Advertising & PR completed the project and was able to meet the chiropractor's goals.

    "Their lateral thinking was impressive." - Chiropractor

    Former clients
    StudioHawk
    ASM Liquor
    Vantage Australia: The Spirit of a Nation
    123Diet
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Bondi Junction, Australia
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 4

    Emote Digital

    Emote Digital is a digital agency focused on driving sales and results for their primary clients of small and mid-market businesses in the business services, e-commerce, and consumer products and services industries. Based in Hawthorn, Australia, they have a team of approximately 10 creatives that customizes digital solutions, including website projects, digital advertising, SEO, copywriting, digital design, social media management, and more. Emote digital is a MailChimp Partner Agency, a Facebook Premium Partner, and Australia's only Gold Certified WooCommerce partner. Founded in 2001, they delivered more than 300 digital projects and managed campaigns across more than 70 industries.

    Notable Project

    Emote Digital developed an e-commerce platform for their wine company client. Their dedication to quality helped this client meet their goal of reducing inefficiencies when acquiring customers, resulting in increased sales and engagement.

    "They focus on customer requirements and honor them. If Brendon felt we were putting a requirement on the table that didn’t make sense or could be done a lot better, he’d consult with us on it. He’s brave enough to challenge me on that. We’re really pleased with them." — Project Manager, Wine Company Client

    Former clients
    Brown Brothers
    Globe
    Sutton Tools
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Hawthorn, Australia
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 5

    Piccolo PR

    Piccolo PR is a full-service PR and communications agency based in Sydney, Australia. Founded in 2013, this company has two employees. Services provided by Piccolo PR include advertising, public relations, and event marketing for small and midmarket businesses.

    Notable Project

    Piccolo PR provides ongoing digital advertising and public relations services for an architecture firm. They provide a range of marketing and PR services for the client, including press releases, advertisements, and facilitating media buys. The client claims that the work of Piccolo PR has helped them broaden their network to new designers and architects, as well as working with better quality contractors.

    "The work done by Piccolo PR has exposed us to a wide variety of market trades. The quality of trades and contractors were using have doubled. It’s also exposed us to more architecture and interior designers." - General Manager, Architecture Firm

    Former clients
    PSS Projects
    Cadenshae
    Luxey
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Melbourne, Australia
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 6

    Alchemy One

    Alchemy One is a Sydney-based digital marketing agency founded in 2014. Their team of approximately 20 employees mostly serves enterprise-level clients. They specialize in marketing strategy, media planning and buying, digital strategy, and SEO. 

    Notable Project

    Alchemy One defined the pre-launch strategy of a world-renowned art exhibition. Their efforts included paid digital and conducting SEO to promote the event. Thanks to their work, the exhibit has sold 80,000 tickets to date.

    "At the time of writing, we have sold over 80,000 tickets to the exhibition and enjoyed an average attendance rate of over 80% (relative to capacity)." — General Manager, Luxury Hotel Brand

     

    Former clients
    eBay
    Nestle
    Squarespace
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $50,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Sydney, Australia
    4.8
    4.8
    3 Clutch reviews
  • 7

    Maker Street

    MakerStreet (formerly known as Hatchet Agency) is a creative agency with offices in Brisbane and Melbourn, Australia. Founded in 2018, the team of 5 employees primarily provides advertising and branding services. They also have experience with graphic design and social media marketing. 

    Notable Project

    Spurred by a disparate sales effort, MakerStreet unified messaging across various businesses and websites. They then developed a CRM workflow and introduced automated processes to ensure peak efficiency. Their ability to describe and communicate the customer journey delivered lasting value. 

    "We keep an eye on social media and have noticed that three out of five people recommend in many forums where people ask who they should hire for solar. This result isn’t just based on our performance; I think it’s also due to our branding. Our new marketing and messaging are strong and help us stand out from the crowd." – Director, Solar Group 

    Former clients
    Maine Group
    SEM Group Australia
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Fortitude Valley, Australia
    5.0
    5.0
    4 Clutch reviews
  • 8

    Crowd

    Crowd is a global communications and design agency headquartered in San Francisco with multiple locations in the United States, Toronto, Shenzhen, London, and Dubai. The 30-person team offers comprehensive communication and marketing capabilities, including full-service web design and social media campaigns. Clients of Crowd vary widely in terms of industry and scale, demonstrating the small firm's versatility in providing digital solutions.  

    Notable Project

    An upscale shopping center and hotel development in San Francisco used Crowd to develop a marketing strategy for leasing units and attracting specific kinds of tenants. The development firm behind the complex employed the whole array of Crowd's services, including web design, physical advertisements and signage, and social media presence. The development has since confirmed several high profile individuals will be bringing restaurants and storefronts to the location when it opens.

    " Their level of sophistication in terms of design profile is strong, and it’s definitely a distinctive factor about Crowd, compared to other designers and agencies I’ve worked with in the past. They have a good sense for sorting through the clutter and figuring out what’s right for my project. " - Director of Marketing, San Francisco commercial development

    Former clients
    Dubai Airports
    Razor
    Kenwood
    France
    Sichuan Province
    Plastic Oceans Foundation
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Sydney, Australia
    4.8
    4.8
    4 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    2017 RAR Awards Finalist , winner of three W3 Awards for Design

  • 9

    BFJ Media

    BFJ Media is a marketing agency in Spring Hill, Australia. Founded in 2009, they have about 4 employees that serve clients in a variety of sectors. Services include digital strategy, advertising, and social media marketing.

    Notable Project

    BFJ Media provided digital marketing services for a medical center company. Their team handled SEO, SEM, and email marketing. The work has increased domain and brand awareness as well as received positive feedback.

    “Their service level, relaxed attitude, and technical knowledge. They're not like other agencies. They feel like part of our team.” – Marketing Manager, Medical Center Company

    Former clients
    SmartClinics
    Arcare
    Mccarthy Homes
    RW Real Estate
    Mitsubishi
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Spring Hill, Australia
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 10

    Heard Agency

    The boutique agency Heard Agency was founded in 2012 and is based in Redfern, Australia. Its 22 employees offer services in graphic design, advertising, and branding. 


     

    Notable Project

    Heard Agency provided branding and marketing services to a real estate company, specifically by designing a logo, sales collateral, banners, and a website. The customer praised Heard Agency’s ability to comply with deadlines and its communication skills.

    "I would highly recommend this company if you are looking for a professional team that not only understands your vision but has the ability to deliver." – Director, Real Estate Company


     

    Former clients
    DHL
    Defense Housing Australia
    Brita
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Redfern, Australia
    4.8
    4.8
    4 Clutch reviews
  • 11

    little crank.

    little crank. is a digital marketing company based in Paddington, Australia. The company, founded in 2019, is a team of less than ten that provides advertising, social media marketing, email marketing, PPC, marketing strategy, and digital strategy services to small businesses.

    Notable Project

    little crank. was hired by an Accessory and Fashion Company to provide digital strategy support as the Company transitions from their old platform to Shopify. They also helped the Company understand Klaviyo and created flows for the Company's email marketing. While the new website hasn't been launched yet, internal feedback has been good.

    "They’ve pointed us in the right direction for the types of marketing we should do and the right people to work with us on those aspects." - Digital Marketing Manager, Accessory and Fashion Company 

    Former clients
    Solar Buddy
    Adorne
    Cherry Tree
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Paddington, Australia
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 12

    New Limits

    Clutcher is an advertising firm based in Brisbane, Australia. Founded in 2017, their team of 5 serves clients in the advertising and e-commerce sectors. Services include media planning and digital strategy.

    Notable Project

    Clutcher assisted a training organization with implementing digital marketing strategies. The team has helped boost business effectively. The team collaborates seamlessly.

    “We now received approximately 10-15 leads daily, the quality is fantastic.” – Director, Advertising Firm

    Former clients
    Generator Power
    Rental Power
    Shlomi New York City
    Personal Tutors
    Newmarket Car Care
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Brisbane, Australia
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 13

    Stavridis Group

    Stavridis Group is a boutique digital marketing agency based in Canberra, Australia. The agency, founded in 1993, is a team of less than ten that provides, among others, web design, digital strategy, and social media marketing services to small and midmarket businesses. 

    Notable Project

    The Stavridis Group was  hired by a Legal Firm to provide branding, digital marketing, social media marketing, and SEO services. They exceeded the client's expectations and has been tapped for an ongoing engagement.

    "The Stavridis Group delivered everything they promised plus more." - CEO, Legal Firm 

    Former clients
    Rolfe Honda
    Ascent Training Services
    Volvo Canberra
    Peugeot Canberra
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Canberra, Australia
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    APAC Insider Australian Enterprise Awards: Winner, Best Digital Marketing Agency (2020) , APAC Insider Australian Enterprise Awards: Winner, Best Digital Agency (2017, 2018)

  • 14

    Brandcraft

    Brandcraft is a Sydney-based branding agency founded in 2015. Serving mostly midmarket clients, a small team of 2–5 specializes in brand strategy and messaging. They handle web, packaging, and logo design, and they also work with paid media.

    Notable Project

    Brandcraft implemented a fundraising strategy for a museum. After delivering a creative concept, they executed it across various channels including print ads, brochures, and a microsite. The video they produced went on to win a multimedia award. 

    "We had very good feedback about the marketing and advertising and how professional all the collateral was." — Marketing Manager, Museum

    Former clients
    CUBI
    Lifestyle Solutions
    GFG Alliance
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Sydney, Australia
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
  • 15

    Co.gency

    Co.gency is an advertising agency founded in 2015 with no more than 50 experts. They offer advertising, marketing strategy, and media buying and planning solutions from their office in Naremburn, Australia. They work with clients ranging from startups to large firms.

    Notable Project

    Co.gency provided branding and marketing solutions for an IT services company. The company had Co.gency manage the company’s customer acquisition efforts. The company continues to work with Co.gency.

    “Pretty effective.” - CEO, IT Services Company

    Former clients
    3M
    ASICS
    Taco Bell
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Naremburn, Australia
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 16

    Explanimate!

    Located in Loganholme, Australia, Explanimate is an animation house that started in 2011. They boast a team of under 10 employees who offer video production services in 2D, 3D, and motion graphics.

    Notable Project

    To improve a food safety firm's online training courses, Explanimate wrote and produced a series of animations that would engage learners while conveying key course concepts. They were in charge of storyboarding, animating, and editing. Their collaboration with the educators and their ability to visually communicate information contributed to a 5-out-of-5 rating for the courses.

    "We have been delighted with the quality of work and their ability to visualize technical concepts in a fun and engaging way." – Communications Manager, Food Safety Firm

    Former clients
    Exxon Mobil
    Telstra
    Queensland University
    Garmin
    Paypal
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Loganholme, Australia
    5.0
    5.0
    3 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Muse Creative Awards 2019

  • 17

    Insighten

    Insighten is a marketing and advertising company that was founded in 2017. The business operates out of Barangaroo, Australia with a team of under 10 employees. Key services span market research, marketing strategy, and media planning and buying for small, midmarket, and enterprise-level clients.

    Notable Project

    A procurement system provider approached Insighten to develop an analytics module and business intelligence (BI) tools for their solution. This required figuring out how to categorize the data into distinct user types, products, pricing, and geographic classifications. The team proved to be a proactive partner that was willing to take the lead on development. 

    "I'm impressed with the contribution in IP that they have made to the design of this module, which has in turn created improvements in the rest of the platform." – Co-Founder & Director, Procurement System Provider

    Former clients
    Yalumba Family Winemakers
    PwC
    QuoteSpot
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $50,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Barangaroo, Australia
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 18

    Percept Brand Design

    Percept Brand Design is a branding, design, and creative agency based in Sydney. The agency, founded in 1997, has a team of less than ten that provides branding, packaging design, web design, advertising, graphic design, and print design services to midmarket and other-sized companies and institutions in various industries.

    Notable Project

    A hospital and healthcare firm hired Percept Brand Design to provide design work -- from concept to production -- for marketing collateral, digital screens, T-shirts, and staff reference tools. These materials are to be designed to cultivate awareness of the care the firm provides to its clients. The materials effectively connected with the internal staff and conveyed the personal approach to the care the firm provides. 

    "Working with challenging deadlines, their level of commitment helped us to achieve our aims." - Customer Experience and Engagement, Hospital and Healthcare Firm 

    Former clients
    Unilever
    Coopers
    Grays Online
    Sennheiser
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Sydney, Australia
    4.5
    4.5
    1 Clutch review
  • 19

    Mode Games

    Mode Games is a production studio founded in 2014. With headquarters in Sydney, their small team of about three experts specialize in mobile app development, custom software development, artificial intelligence, and more. 

    Notable Project

    Mode Games designed and developed two learning games for an online institution. The client thinks the games are entertaining while also addressing specific teaching objectives. The deliverables met all the expectations. 

    "They were able to think outside the box and delivered a very fun game — I can come home and play it with my own kids." – Head of Content, Media Company

    Former clients
    Westpac
    Optus
    ABC
    Google
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Sydney, Australia
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
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