Looking for a top brand management agency?

The right brand can speak to potential customers. It tells the right story and personifies a company’s voice and vision.

That's why we've created this list of the best branding companies for you to review. Read through company descriptions, former clients, and notable projects to find the best fit for your business. (And, if you want personalized recommendations, tell us about your project.)

List of the Best Branding Companies

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

    500 Designs is a design agency based in Irvine, California, that was established in 2014. Their team of 44 employees offers UX/UI design, branding, and marketing strategy services.

    Clients
    Google
    Cisco
    3M
    KBS
    Industries
    Notable Project

    500 Designs provided UI/UX design services to a SaaS negotiation platform startup. Their team also designed the site, provided marketing expertise, and added additional features.

    "Since we've refreshed our product, we frequently get feedback in demos, pitches, and sales calls that our product is the best-looking procurement software on the market." – Head of Product, SaaS Startup

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

    Evviva Brands is an international branding agency with offices in San Francisco, CA and Edinburgh, UK. Founded in 2009, Evviva Brand's team of nearly 10 employees specializes in branding and marketing strategy. Other services include web and logo design.

    Clients
    Amazon
    Delta Air Lines
    Google Fiber
    The Ritz Carlton
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Evviva Brands helped a technology company rebrand. They conducted market research and designed a marketing strategy that included a new corporate logo web design, marketing copy, and color scheme. As a result of their efforts, the client was able to win a deal that doubled its value. 

    "As a result of their effort, we received a $125 million deal from the largest oil field services company in the world. That deal doubled the value of our company overnight." – CEO, Technology Company

  • 3
    $50,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    San Diego CA

    Founded in 2003, BLVR is a branding company located in San Diego. The team of 20-plus members specializes in branding, digital strategy, web design and development, and UX/UI design. The agency works with a variety of clients in different industries.

    Clients
    Vessel
    Futures Fin
    Santa Fe Christian Schools
    Lolita's
    Notable Project

    BLVR created a vibrant brand for a nonprofit. Along with brand strategy, the agency helped create several digital products including websites, print materials, and logos. Since the work began, the client has seen more traffic to its website. The client feels that BLVR is very responsive and creative.

    "With BLVR, the work is so good, and it gets better every time. I don't even know how to explain it. They’re current on what’s current, yet while maintaining a timeless, classic brand."- CEO of Nonprofit  

  • 4
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Grand Rapids MI

    DEKSIA is a branding agency that’s been serving small business to enterprise clients for over a decade. Based in Grand Rapids, MI, the team of 20+ employees offers branding, web design, and marketing strategy.

    Clients
    BP
    Uber
    Visa
    Samsung
    Notable Project

    For more than four years, DEKSIA partnered with a home restoration company to improve its brand image and create marketing materials such as business cards, a website, shirts/hats, and printouts. The home restoration company gets business through direct referrals, and DEKSIA geared its marketing materials to this approach.

    “Right from our first meeting, Deksia told me what I needed done, and how much to spend. I ended that meeting in total agreement with them. Deksia has a good understanding of what it takes to grow a business.” – Owner, Home Restoration Company

  • 5
    $25,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    New York NY

    C42D is a branding agency based in New York. Since 2010, the agency and its team of eight have been specializing in web design, branding, and UX/UI design. 

    Clients
    Youtube
    Adidas
    Google
    Reebok
    Industries
    Notable Project

     A health insurance plan company needed a rebranding when the Affordable Care Act took effect. C42D conducted research and created content to be implemented on an updated website. C42D created digital, print, and messaging for the client. 

    "Everyone at C42D took the time to understand our business, resulting in accurate and impressive work." - Founder of Health Plan Company

  • 6
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Silver Spring MD

    Beyond Definition is a branding agency located in Silver Spring, Md. Founded in 2003, Beyond Definition's team of around 20 specializes in mobile app development, graphic design, and web development. Beyond Definition works primarily with midmarket and small business clients in the business services, non-profit, and consumer products industries. 

    Clients
    Exxon Mobil
    Atlas Brew Works
    Sage Water
    NPR
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Beyond Definition refreshed a non-profit's design and branding, especially in the client's print magazine. Beyond Definition provided updated branding and integrated the updated design elements into the print publication. Beyond Definition also handles uploading magazine content to the client's Adobe app and website presence. The client found Beyond Definition's new design to be clean and sophisticated.

    "They [Beyond Definition] really understand branding and design, and caught the essence of our association and the commercial space we inhabit. They bring cutting-edge creative capabilities and ideas to their work, and make us look really cool." - VP of Publishing, Non-Profit 

  • 7
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Krk Croatia

    Balkan Brothers is a design studio based in Primorsko-Goranska, Croatia. Balkan Brothers' team of less than 50 employees have been specializing in web development and design since the firm's founding in 2012. The firm also offers UI/UX design services to its clients. Balkan Brothers works with clients of all sizes ranging from small startups to large non-profits  

    Clients
    Deloitte
    ShipBob
    Kaspersky Lab
    Progressive Insurance
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A SaaS B2B company engaged BB Agency for branding services. To support an expansion of the client's customer base, BB Agency redesigned the brand, which included logos, fonts, colors, and language. The BB Agency team also updated the client's website by building additional pages in a modular format and integrating the platform with Marketo and Comeet. Customers and internal stakeholders alike praised the new brand identity.

    "Balkan Bros listened well, and they were very efficient." — CMO, SaaS B2B Company

  • 8
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Atlanta GA

    Matchstic is a brand identity house that was founded in 2003 in Atlanta, GA. The team of about 20 employees focuses on branding, specifically brand strategy, visual identity, naming and brand messaging. Operating at the intersection of art and commerce, Matchstic aims to solve complex problems using strategy, creative thinking, and smart design.

    Clients
    Adanu
    Catalyst
    Leadercast
    Chick-fil-A
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Matchstic worked with an after-school organization in Atlanta to update brand messaging so the organization could connect to its target audience better. The main part of the project entailed creating a new brand story for the organization that included a handbook and messaging guide.

    “They did their homework, which established credibility and an understanding of our brand. They listened and adjusted to our suggestions, but they also pushed back at times when they felt very strongly about something.” – National VP of Branding, After-School Organization

  • 9
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Dallas TX

    Working exclusively with B2B clients, Spire creates positive interactions between their clients' brands and audiences. Spire Agency’s ultimate goal is to elevate B2B client brands; creating positive interactions between the brand and its audiences. Founded in 2005, the 15+ member team is primarily headquartered in Texas with offices in Dallas and Austin.

    Clients
    TrinityRail
    American Airlines
    Airbus Helicopters
    Texas Capital Bank
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Spire Agency has been the long-term agency of record for a B2B business bank managing over $25B in assets. They were originally brought on board to help craft the bank's brand strategy, messaging, and positioning. From there, the engagement grew to Spire acting as an almost entirely outsourced marketing team with continued focus on brand strategy, website design and development, and campaign execution.

    “What Spire has created for us is a beautiful, well-received brand." Senior VP of Corporate Marketing, Bank

  • 10
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Lewiston ME

    Founded in 2013, Anchour is a branding, web development, and logo design agency based in Lewiston, ME. A small team of about 20 employees runs the company, and they mainly work with small and mid-market businesses. Their branding offerings include visual identity, brand strategy and messaging, and naming.

    Clients
    Apple
    Baxter Brewing
    DaVinci's Eatery
    Frosty's Donuts
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Anchour partnered with a dog daycare to build a WordPress website and create a complementary brand strategy and logo and perform SEO maintenance. This step was crucial to helping the owner launch the new business.

    “Anchour's team seemed interested in getting to know me and the story behind my company, compared to other agencies, which treated it as a job. … I wanted my story and mission to be reflected in the brand.” – Founder, Dog Daycare

  • 11
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Scottsdale AZ

    AtticSalt Branding is a creative agency based in Scottsdale Ariz. and founded in 2014. Their team of 5 employees specializes in branding, graphic design, and logo design.

    Clients
    Google
    Pawgo
    Skor
    Notable Project

    AtticSalt Branding created a new brand for a medical practice. After a discovery session to learn more about the client, they created a brand that would stand out from others in the same industries. They chose a unique color scheme as well as colors, fonts, logos, and other visual assets. The clients loved the brand and said that they regularly receive compliments on it.

    “I was impressed by their attention to detail and ability to convey our personality through our brand. They hit the nail on the head with every single thing.” – Co-Owner & Physician, Medical Practice
     

  • 12
    $25,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Miami FL

    Levie Branding is an independent branding and design agency based in Miami, Fla. Since 2014, the firm and its team of fewer than 10 has specialized in with emerging brands and midmarket clients in the real estate, hospitality and leisure, and consumer products industries. 

    Clients
    A+ Storage
    The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
    Coconut Cartel
    Metro 1
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Levie Branding provided branding services for a real estate company. The team also updated the website designed to integrate the new branding.

    "We approached Levie for our 15 year anniversary brand refresh and website update, and they executed our vision flawlessly. Not only they took the time and energy to understand our own particular vision, but they translated that into a website that we now feel captures the essence of our company." – Executive Vice President, Real Estate Company

  • 13
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Cincinnati OH

    BS LLC is a Strategy, Branding, and Marketing agency focused on helping clients discover their place in the world and build from purpose. 

    With science and art, we create timeless solutions for brands in transition. We help our clients grow from the inside out.

    Clients
    Kroger
    Rhinegeist Brewery
    Standard Textile
    Industries
    Notable Project

    BS LLC created an identity for a neighborhood on behalf of a commercial real estate company. They organized interviews and meetings with community leaders, business owners, and residents to guide and craft each branding materials they created. The neighborhood received $17 million in investment since BS LLC launched the new identity, and the client achieved 95% occupancy in the 17 buildings it owned.

    "From start to execution, they were no less than excellent." – Director of Commercial Development, Commercial Real Estate Company

  • 14
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Edmonton Canada

    Lift Interactive is a creative agency that is located in Edmonton, Canada. Founded in 2002, they have over 20 employees who specialize in web design, digital strategy, and branding. Most clients are small and midmarket businesses in the nonprofit, hospitality, and consumer products sectors. 

    Clients
    Johnson & Johnson
    Global Aid Network
    Adobe
    General Electric
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Lift Interactive built a WordPress website for a real estate firm. They provided analytics research and incorporated brand themes in the design. Their professionalism and efficiency impressed the client. 

    "When things weren’t moving fast enough, they took a lead on keeping the pace up. They knew when to give things a push and send a few extra emails. " – Design Representative, Realtor Partnership 

  • 15
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Laguna Beach CA

    Robyn & Robyn is a creative branding agency that was founded in 2015. Headquartered in Laguna Beach, Calif., they focus on brand strategy, messaging, and naming. 

    Clients
    Holcomb Petersen
    Stand For Vets
    Norman Covan
    Notable Project

    Robyn & Robyn provided branding services for a staffing and recruiting startup. Their work allowed the client to expand their business and move forward. 

    "I’ve received good feedback from clients and potential clients about the quality of my branding and messaging." – CEO, Staffing & Recruiting Startup 

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  • 16
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Oakland CA

    Catchword is a dedicated brand name development agency founded in 1998, with offices in the San Francisco Bay and New York areas. Its team of seven provides every service related to brand naming, including architecture and strategy, creative development, linguistic and cultural screening, preliminary trademark screening, and domain name assistance. 

    Clients
    Aetna
    Allergan
    Amazon
    Corning
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A Fortune 500 materials science innovator in glass, ceramics, and optical physics, sought out Catchword to develop naming strategy for the company and names for several new products. Catchword developed the product names and helped the client formalize a unified naming strategy for B2B and B2C, build out a process for developing names, and create decision tools for choosing the appropriate name.

    "They are leaders in the field of naming, have a great deal of experience, and have delivered strong, consistent results for us." – Global Director of Corporate Marketing, Materials Science Technology Company

  • 17
    $75,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    New York NY

    Tenet Partners is a branding and marketing firm that's headquartered in New York; they have another office in Rochester, N.Y. Founded in 1973, they have approximately 40 employees that do branding, digital strategy, and print design. Clients are mostly enterprise and midmarket businesses. 

    Clients
    Long Beach Airport
    Cisco Systems
    and Citi
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Tenet Partners updated brand messaging for an aerospace company. Services included market research. 

    “The new branding received very positive feedback and set the benchmark for future campaigns. Tenet managed the complexity of the project well and understood their role as part of the creative team. Their integrative view of branding was essential to success, and rare among their competitors.” — Corporate Brand Manager, Aerospace Company

  • 18
    Undisclosed
    2 - 9 Employees
    Sausalito CA

    Founded in 2002, Igor Naming Agency is a naming agency located in Sausalito, California. Serving midmarket and enterprise-level clients, their team of 2–3 employees focuses solely on naming companies and their products and services.

    Clients
    Gogo Inflight Internet
    TruTV
    WHOOP Fitness Tracker
    Notable Project

    Igor Naming Agency branded a biotech startup. Coming up with their name and establishing target markets and audiences, the team defined all aspects of the clients' business. Thanks to their work, the client saw high brand recognition early into their launch.

    "They communicate very well at all stages of the project. Steve Manning makes every effort to understand the needs of the client." — Founder, Biotech Startup

  • 19
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Berkeley CA

    Zinzin is a naming agency located in Berkeley, Calif. It was founded in 2011 and has fewer than 5 employees.

    Clients
    3M
    ABC
    Target
    Daybreak Games
    Notable Project

    A media company was rebranding their main product and needed a new name. Zinzin created a name that could be trademarked and used for social media handles. The client prides Zinzin on their project management. 

    "All of our B2B partners have responded well to the new name. We haven’t had any major legal obstacles arise - the trademark went through well... Overall, it's been very positive." - Creative Director, Media Company

  • 20
    $75,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    New York NY

    DeSantis Breindel is a branding agency based in New York. Since 2002, its team of about 30 specializes in digital strategy, branding and marketing strategy. DeSantis Breindel mainly works with mid-sized and enterprise-level clients in the information technology, business services, financial services, healthcare & medical, legal and manufacturing industries.

    Clients
    Quaker Chemical
    Playworks
    Navigant
    Lincoln International
    Industries
    Notable Project

    After 20 years in the industry, a banking institution wanted to stand out from the rest in the industry. DeSantis Breindel created a new website and messaging package. The work has received positive feedback.

    "Insightful and thorough, DeSantis Breindel has connected important topics that support our firm’s future." – Chief Marketing Officer, Investment Banking Advisory Firm

  • 21
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    New York NY

    Full-service marketing and development agency Ruckus was founded in 2005 in New York City. The team of more than 60 employees has experience with web development, web design, digital strategy, and branding.

    Clients
    Harley Davidson
    HSBC
    Porsche
    American Heart Association
    Industries
    Notable Project

    An online retailer realized its website needed a makeover, so they hired Ruckus. The Ruckus team contracted out the backend development and built a seamless frontend that users love. They also provided marketing services to get the new site off the ground.

    "The first email blast that we did with our guys from Ruckus was the day before Thanksgiving, and it generated over $1 million in sales on day one, with zero issues on the site. The site performed beautifully. ... We averaged eight minutes per user time on our site, so we just had great metrics on our first foray with these guys." – CMO, Online Retailer

  • 22
    $25,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    New York NY

    WANT Branding is a strategic agency with offices in New York City, Miami, FL, and Denver, CO. Since 1999, the firm and its team of about 4-10 employees has specialized in all things branding and advertising. 

    Clients
    Royal Caribbean
    MetLife
    Lumber Liquidators
    LiveNation
    Notable Project

    A bank was going through a merger, so they hired WANT Branding to ensure that the process ran smoothly. Throughout three-stages, WANT Branding produced over 60 potential names, and six possible branding campaigns. The client prides WANT Branding on their availability. 

    "They [WANT Branding] are truly customer-focused. They play within the rules that are dictated by the circumstance."- Founder & CMO, Bank

  • 23
    Undisclosed
    10 - 49 Employees
    Sausalito CA

    Lexicon Branding is a naming and branding agency founded in 1982. They employ 26 employees in their offices in Amsterdam and Sausalito, Calif., and offer expert market research and branding services to clients. 

    Clients
    P&G
    Coca-Cola
    Intel
    Colgate
    Notable Project

    Lexicon Branding led a five-part renaming process for an internet company. They collected market, consumer, and linguistics research, and conducted internal interviews. Internal stakeholders reported a significant increase in market recognition following as a result of the rename.

    “Since the rename, we’ve gained a lot of recognition in the market. Familiarity amongst our decision makers and buyers went up 22.5 percent in just 18 months.” – Former SVP of Marketing, Internet Company

  • 24
    $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

  • 25
    $50,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Portland OR

    Manifesto Agency is a branding company that also provides marketing strategy and advertising services. With offices in Portland, Ore., and Milwaukee, they work primarily with enterprise and midmarket businesses in the consumer products, healthcare, and IT industries. Founded in 2011, they have just over 10 employees.

    Clients
    Intel
    Amazon
    Arby's
    Starbucks
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Manifesto Agency developed an employee-led brand reinvigoration campaign for a semiconductor manufacturer. The team created marketing assets that sharpened the brand strategy and helped realign employees. All of their work was well-received. A massive project, the team worked efficiently to unify teams across the globe.  

    “They have high integrity, are really creative, and love what they do, which shows in all the work they present.” – Global Brand Strategist, Semiconductor Manufacturer

  • 26
    Undisclosed
    2 - 9 Employees
    New York NY

    River + Wolf is a naming agency based in New York, N.Y. with clients around the world. Its team of 6 or more provides all services relevant to brand naming, from strategic positioning and name development to brand linguistic checks, trademark screening, and design.

    Clients
    Yum China
    Burt's Bees
    Morgan Lewis
    Tutti
    Notable Project

    River + Wolf developed a name for a chocolate company. River + Wolf conducted a preliminary trademark search and helped the client iterate on a comprehensive and thoughtful list of naming options. The client was impressed by their creativity and dedication to the project. 

    "I expected River + Wolf to be a creative wildcard, and that’s what they turned out to be. Their level of creativity and passion for what they do set them apart from other vendors." – VP of Marketing, Chocolate Company

  • 27
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Austin TX

    NameStormers is a brand naming agency that was founded in 1985 and based in Austin, Texas with team members extending to Los Angeles and Boston. Their 11+ employees deliver company and product name services to include name ideation, preliminary trademark screening, linguistic and cultural screening, domain status checks, naming architecture and strategy, and name testing.

    Clients
    AOL
    7-11
    Bissell
    American Heart Association
    Notable Project

    An electronic product manufacturing company came to NameStormers in need of a brand name for a new mobile device quick-charge station. NameStormers developed a list of names and prescreened all of them for trademark issues and domain availability before the first presentation. NameStormers then conducted a name voting exercise and then a customer validation study. After unanimous feedback from multiple external stakeholders, a name was chosen after just two rounds of creative and the project was completed in one month.

    “I loved working with NameStormers- it was an awesome experience! We gained valuable insights and it was both fun and extremely educational. We will definitely use NameStormers again in the future.”  – Director of Transformational Innovation, Electronic Product Manufacturer

  • 28
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Oakland CA

    Emotive Brand specializes in B2B strategy, working with high growth tech companies and professional services firms to deliver marketing and brand strategy, brand messaging, visual identity, and logo design.Founded in 2009 and based in Oakland, CA, Emotive Brand has a team of 15+ employees. A few of their specialized services include aligning leadership teams, designing brand experiences, and enabling sales teams with the tools they need.

    Clients
    Facebook
    Rocket Fuel
    Cadence
    AppAnnie
    Notable Project

    A marketing automation platform hired Emotive Brand to refresh its brand image and marketing materials such as the company logo. The project not only included external branding but also internal branding to improve employee morale.

    “The biggest thing they helped us to do was talk in human terms. In ad tech and marketing tech, we tend to talk to ourselves instead of talking to the customer. Emotive’s work helped people truly understand our value proposition, how it was going to impact them, and why they should consider talking about it.” – VP of Corporate Communications, Marketing Automation Platform

  • 29
    Undisclosed
    2 - 9 Employees
    New York NY

    Tanj is a naming agency headquartered in New York, N.Y. It was founded in 2009 and has about 5 employees. The agency focuses on clients that are enterprises, mid-sized, and small businesses.

    Clients
    Ally
    Nintendo
    Turner Classic Movies
    NFL
    Notable Project

    Tanj generated a list of potential names for an umbrella organization encompassing 3 separate companies. They performed extensive discovery into company operations and culture before making recommendations.

    "Tanj's management was excellent. I could tell that they had done this many times before and had tweaked their approach over the years to make it really successful. The whole process was very thoughtful and struck the right balance between structure and flexibility”- Marketing Director, Commercial Lender

  • 30
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Geneva IL

    Rule29 is a creative strategy and design firm based in Geneva, Ill. Their 20-person team provides a wide range of creative services including branding, web design, and print design. Founded in 2000, they specialize in mid-market clients. 

    Clients
    Fellowes
    McDonald's
    American Red Cross
    The Make-A-Wish Foundation
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A multinational publishing firm hired Rule29 for comprehensive brand management: Advertising, outreach, market research, and other aspects of developing and maintaining a brand. They helped the client expand into digital content from print-only publications, and helped implement a direct publisher-based marketing approach. The new strategy expanded market share with every product launch.

    "They're a very talented agency. Their creative work is top-notch. Our relationship with their entire team was really solid. They were adaptive to different sorts of projects, and the project actually gained scope as a result of our ability to work together." – Chief Marketing Officer, Multinational Publisher

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