The Best Branding Companies in The Bay Area

List of the Best San Francisco Branding Companies

Looking for top branding agency in San Francisco?

Use our list as your resource to determine the best brand consultant for your needs. To stand out from the gargantuan competition, your company needs any expert branding advice they can get.

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

  • 1

    Catchword

    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. 

    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

    Former clients
    Aetna
    Allergan
    Amazon
    Corning
    Indeed
    Intel
    McDonald's
    PwC
    Starbucks
    Unilever
    Volkswagen
    Wells Fargo
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Oakland, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    53 Clutch reviews
  • 2

    Lexicon Branding

    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. 

    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

    Former clients
    P&G
    Coca-Cola
    Intel
    Colgate
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Sausalito, CA
    4.9
    4.9
    13 Clutch reviews
  • 3

    Igor Naming Agency

    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.

    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

    Former clients
    Gogo Inflight Internet
    TruTV
    WHOOP Fitness Tracker
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Sausalito, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    8 Clutch reviews
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  • 4

    Evviva Brands

    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.

    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

    Former clients
    Amazon
    Delta Air Lines
    Google Fiber
    The Ritz Carlton
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place San Francisco, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    13 Clutch reviews
  • 5

    Emotive Brand

    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.

    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

    Former clients
    Facebook
    Rocket Fuel
    Cadence
    AppAnnie
    and Gibson Dunn
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Oakland, CA
    4.9
    4.9
    17 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Named a Top San Francisco Branding Agency

  • 6

    Zinzin

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

    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

    Former clients
    3M
    ABC
    Target
    Daybreak Games
    PepsiCo
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Berkeley, CA
    4.9
    4.9
    23 Clutch reviews
  • 7

    Salt Branding

    With offices in New York and San Francisco, Salt Branding is a digital agency that has been helping a variety of clients since 2001. The agency and its team of 15+ are experts in branding, web design, and marketing strategy.

    Notable Project

    Salt Branding was hired by a venture capital firm to help them stand out from the competition. Their work included branding and web design, along with naming assistance. The client prides Salt Branding on the great attention they give their clients. They also liked that each team member had a role.

    "We spoke to a few agencies, but Salt really stood out. Their process is incredibly thoughtful and comprehensive."- Vice President, Venture Capital Firm

    Former clients
    Microsoft
    Brocade
    Arizona State University
    CenturyLink
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $50,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place San Francisco, CA
    4.8
    4.8
    4 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Transform Awards: Gold , Silver & Bronze Winner (2017)

  • 8

    Global Brand Works

    Global Brand Works is a branding agency located in San Francisco. They have about 6 employees that also specialize in logo design and market research. Global Brand Works partners with several enterprise clients. 

    Notable Project

    Global Brand Works established a consultancy's new brand using research and information gathering practices. In order to meet the client's needs, Global Brand Works created strategic messaging and visuals that emphasized the rebrand. The client was very happy with the work done by Global Brand Works. 

    "We think their branding looks good and reflects our company values. They were mindful of our budget and worked within our means." – Co-Founder, Consultancy 

    Former clients
    Paypal
    LifeLock
    Kettle Brand Potatoe Chips
    Charles Schwab
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place San Francisco, CA
    4.9
    4.9
    11 Clutch reviews
  • 9

    UNIT partners LLC

    UNIT Partners is a branding and graphic design agency based in San Francisco and founded in 1996. UNIT Partners' team of more than 200 employees has more than two decades of experience in web design, branding, and marketing strategy. The firm mainly works with small- and mid-sized businesses but has experience working with large enterprises as well. 

    Notable Project

    UNIT Partners was tasked with helping a restaurant group redo its branding. UNIT Partners designed new menus, a new logo, and websites in order to meet the client's needs and emphasize the rebrand. The team at UNIT Partners also initiated marketing messages that reflected the rebrand. The client was very impressed with the team at UNIT Partners professionalism and devotion to the project. 

    "I felt like they were always looking out for what was best for me as the client. UNIT's number one priority is not to get it done, but to get it done right, no matter if it takes twenty tries or if it takes two tries. "-CEO, Restaurant Group 

    Former clients
    Kia Motors
    Jamba Juice
    Mercedes-Benz
    Taiwanese Shaved Ice
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place San Francisco, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    8 Clutch reviews
  • 10

    DDW

    DDW is a brand design consulting company based in Sausalito, Calif. Founded in 1997, the team of 35 specializes in packaging design, branding, logo services, and other design. They focus on consumer products and services.

    Notable Project

    DDW worked on package design for a large coffee brand. They augmented the brand’s internal graphics team to redesign the packaging for a line of products. They were a part of the process from conception to review and assisted with multiple projects after. The client was impressed with positive feedback the project received.

    “Everyone loved the design. It was a great mix of our history and heritage in a more modern look and feel. We get compliments from the different teams.” – Brand Manager, Large Coffee Brand 

    Former clients
    Starbucks
    Campbell’s
    Sprint
    Amazon
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Sausalito, CA
    4.9
    4.9
    11 Clutch reviews
  • 11

    Heirloom

    Heirloom is a branding agency in Pacifica, Calif. and San Francisco. Founded in 2015, they have fewer than 5 employees that serve clients in a variety of sectors. Their services are centralized in branding.

    Notable Project

    Heirloom provided branding services for an insurance technology company. They revamped the client’s identity with a new logo and handled messaging strategy. The branding has received positive customer feedback.

    “I had their personal assurance that the senior executives themselves would work on my project, and then they did what they promised.” – Founder, Insurance Technology Company

    Former clients
    Hewlett Packard Enterprise
    Alongside
    Corelight
    GE
    J.D. Power
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place San Francisco, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    6 Clutch reviews
  • 12

    Wonsupona

    Wonsupona is a naming agency headquartered in San Francisco, Calif., with another location in Durham, N.C. It was founded in 2012 and has a team of fewer than 5. In addition to naming services, Wonsupona provides branding and content marketing services.

    Notable Project

    Wonsupona worked closely with a consulting agency to figure out the best brand name. Through brainstorming the message and defining attributes of the agency, Wonsupona helped the consulting agency find the right name. 

    "Everyone has had an immensely positive reaction to the new name of my business. In my experience, it's unusual to have unanimous approval." - President, Consulting Agency

    Former clients
    IBM
    Ricola
    Microsoft
    MetaDesign
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place San Francisco, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    8 Clutch reviews
  • 13

    House of Who, Inc.

    House of Who, Inc. is an arthouse and brand agency located in Berkeley, Calif. Founded in 2015, the 9-person team offers branding services with a focus on naming and corporate identity.

    Notable Project

    House of Who, Inc. provided naming services for a global telecommunications company. The team set up a name selection strategy and system that was consistent across a wide variety of products and could continue to be used as the company grew. The client was excited about the new system.

    “We now have a naming system that brings consistency and cohesion to our existing portfolio and empowers us to effortlessly name new products and services as they come online.” 
    —VP of Global Brands and Programs, Global Telecommunications Company

    Former clients
    Google
    Apple
    Target
    Disney
    Blue Shield of California
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Berkeley, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    3 Clutch reviews
  • 14

    BASIC

    BASIC is a brand design agency founded in 2010 and based in San Diego, Calif. BASIC's team of about 300 has experience working with clients of all sizes, but most are midmarket. The firm specializes in branding, but also offers web design, video production, UX/UI design, and advertising services.

    Notable Project

    BASIC partnered with a video game developer to work on designs and branding. BASIC provided in-game designs, box art designs, and title sequence designs, as well as marketing services. The client was impressed by how organized and professional BASIC was. 

    "They always make you feel like they understand the urgency of whatever it is that we need or are asking for. They understand it, they respect it, and they want to act on that. " - Creative Departent Manager, Video Game Developer

    Former clients
    History Channel
    Hyundai
    Sony/Playstation
    Nike
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Mountain View, CA
    4.3
    4.3
    2 Clutch reviews
  • 15

    Nika Digital Agency

    Nika is a full-service digital marketing agency that specializes in producing digital content. Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, Nika has an award-winning team of nearly 50 employees who are skilled in web design, digital strategy, and branding. They serve small, midmarket, and enterprise companies in the IT, business services, and manufacturing industries.

    Notable Project

    In March 2017 Nika designed a digital marketing campaign for a manufacturer that wanted to build more brand recognition and recruit new employees. Nika created a new website, an e-brochure, and videos to revamp the manufacturer's digital presence. The client praised the Nika team's hard work and effectiveness in creating the new website. 

    "They did everything for the website. I wanted something that was modern and upbeat and they did that the first time. The message came across clearly." – Sales and Marketing Director, Machine Manufacturer

    Former clients
    Santa Clara University
    Intel
    Protiviti
    C & H Enterprises
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place San Jose, CA
    4.9
    4.9
    16 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Gold, Silver, and Bronze Addy Awards , 2016 A' Design Bronze Award

  • 16

    Division of Labor

    Division of Labor is a advertising agency based in Sausalito, Calif. and founded in 2010. Their team of 11 employees specializes in advertising, social media marketing, and video production for clients of all sizes in the marketing, entertainment, and business services industries.

    Notable Project

    Division of Labor ran a brand awareness campaign for a streaming device. They ran a campaign of outdoor, radio, and digital advertisements for two years. They also created the overall marketing strategy and taglines for the campaign. The client was very happy with the results of the campaign and said that their sales and brand awareness increased as a result.  

    “I loved their passion for creativity. They cared about my personal success and the success of my company.” – Former Director of Marketing, Streaming Device Company
     

    Former clients
    SFMOMA
    OpenDoor
    Kelly
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Sausalito, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    11 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Emmy Award , Ad Age's Small Agency of the Year Award

  • 17

    Brighter Naming

    Brighter Naming is a branding agency headquartered in San Jose, Calif. The agency was founded in 2001 and has fewer than 5 employees. Brighter Naming specializes in branding, but also offers SEO and logo services. The majority of the agency's clients are enterprise businesses.

    Notable Project

    Brighter Naming created a modern name and tagline for a software company. The client felt that the name was catchy, but also strongly showcased their brand's message.

    "We love the tagline. It’s a supply chain visibility product where we’re actually making supply chains smarter, and the tagline ‘visibly smart’ just really rings, resonates." - President & Owner, Software Company

    Former clients
    Pearson Learning
    Fluke Networks
    Qstride
    Oil States Research
    Infineon
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place San Jose, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
  • 18

    Bartlett Brands

    Bartlett Brands is a boutique branding agency based in San Francisco. Founded in 2011, Bartlett Brands' team of fewer than 10 employees provides branding, marketing strategy, web design, logo, and packaging design services.

    Notable Project

    Bartlett Brands supplied the client with a fully fleshed-out company identity in terms of branding, logo, website design, and paper packaging, among other elements. The client has been nominated for design awards, and constantly receives praise for its branding.

    "Not only did Bartlett Brands meet all of our branding requirements, but they also put something special out there, which we almost didn’t expect." – Partner, Cuban Social Outpost

    Former clients
    Patchology
    The Wine Group
    Ipsy
    Greenleaf
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place San Francisco, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    4 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    WWD Awards , Innovation by Design Awards Finalist , Beauty ID Awards , GDUSA Awards

  • 19

    Gold Front

    Gold Front is a brand studio based in San Francisco. Founded in 2013, their team of fewer than 10 employees provides web design, marketing strategy, advertising, branding, and video production services to small, midmarket, and enterprise businesses.

    Notable Project

    Gold Front sharpened the client's brand and positioning. They worked on creating a new landing page, exploring brand position statements, designing a new logo, fonts, sales pitch decks, and other website elements. The client's brand video received more shares than anything else it had ever posted.

    "They are more than designers; they guide you through how you should think about a brand or positioning problem, and then deliver above expectations." – Marketing Department, Instructional Content Platform

    Former clients
    Uber
    Slack
    Google
    Jawbone
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place San Francisco, CA
    4.9
    4.9
    7 Clutch reviews
  • 20

    Bluewolf

    Bluewolf is a global Salesforce consulting agency based in New York, with offices in San Francisco, Boston, Atlanta, and London. Founded in 2000, their team of about 1,200 employees provides services for enterprise and mid-market businesses. They specialize in CRM consulting, IT managed services, system information, and cloud consulting.

    Notable Project

    Bluewolf designed marketing automation tools for a solar panel manufacturer based on the Eloqua platform, in collaboration with the client's Salesforce CRM system. They act as the bridge between the two systems to provide custom solutions.

    "I can tell you that we’ve definitely reduced costs. They’ve performed very well overall." Global Online Marketing Manager, Solar Panel Manufacturer

    Former clients
    Stanley Black & Decker
    Lenovo
    Nuance
    American Red Cross
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $50,000+
    group1,000 - 9,999 Employees
    place San Francisco, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
    Awards

    Salesforce Partner Innovation Awards Winner (2015, 2016, 2017)

  • 21

    Pivot Design

    Pivot Design is a marketing agency with offices in Chicago, San Francisco, and Boston. Founded in 1992, the 40+ team works with a variety of clients on their branding, logos, graphic design, and advertising.

    Notable Project

    A real estate firm hired Pivot Design for marketing and branding help. The agency created a branding plan, which included refreshing their website, holding different events, and creating videos and other traditional marketing campaigns. The client prides Pivot Design on how they internalize customer feedback. 

    "Pivot is a rare breed — a turnkey business that can do anything. They offer a nice combination of being very creative, while running a successful business."- CEO, Real Estate Development Firm

    Former clients
    Microsoft
    Northwestern University
    Google
    American Library Association
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place San Francisco, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    CSS Design Awards

  • 22

    Duncan Channon

    Duncan Channon is an advertising and media company with creative expertise in branding, design, print, video, and digital marketing. They also provide business strategy and media planning and buying. Founded in 1990, the San Francisco-based team is made up of nearly 100 employees.

    Notable Project

    A public service corporation hired Duncan Channon to help with a branding project. Duncan Channon revamped the client’s website and point of sales materials and focused their social media strategy.

    “The team has a genuine passion for our brand. The level of engagement has been outstanding. ...They’ve helped shape how we will build our business. It is a true partnership.” – VP of Marketing, Hydration Company

    Former clients
    Sephora
    Diamond of California
    Kettle Brand Chips
    Stubhub
    DriveTime
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group50 - 249 Employees
    place San Francisco, CA
    4.8
    4.8
    6 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    2016 & 2017 AdAge Small Agency of the Year , CLIO Image Award, , Rebrand Global Best of Show , San Francisco Addys Best in Show , sfBIG: Campaign of the Year, , EMA: Social Media Leader Award

  • 23

    smallnormous

    smallnormous is a marketing solutions provider based in Santa Rosa, California. Founded in 2018, the duo of designers serves small and mid-sized businesses from a wide range of industries. Their specialty is branding, but they also offer web and graphic design along with social media marketing.

    Notable Project

    smallnormous delivered a marketing strategy for an audiovisual equipment rental company. They delivered print ads, digital ads, and designed a landing page for the client. The successfully delivered tonally-precise materials that further developed the client's brand. 

    "They took my briefing and presented a proposed strategy. Once aligned, they created a draft, took edits, refined and finalized." — Operations, Audiovisual Rental Company

    Former clients
    Team Becca
    Adamas Pharmaceuticals
    Docker
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place San Francisco, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    5 Clutch reviews
  • 24

    Citizen Group

    True to its name, Citizen Group is an advertising agency with a pro-social, citizen-based approach. Founded in 2006, Citizen Group is headquartered in San Francisco, CA and its small team of 15 employees offers social media marketing, design, and branding.

    Notable Project

    Citizen Group played a significant role in figuring out how to use the sports industry to support sustainability. They worked with a startup sustainability organization to conceptualize the connection between sports and the environment and produced strategic plans and advertising materials, such as videos and slide decks, to push the initiative forward.

    “They’re extremely responsible and very timely. You can always count on them to follow through in a reliable way. They imbue every project with stature, confidence, and intelligence. They’re a top-shelf organization.” – Former Senior Scientist, Sustainability Organization

    Former clients
    Amnesty International
    Bloomberg Philanthropies
    United Nations
    World Wildlife Fund
    Rock the Vote
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place San Francisco, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    14 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    2011 Web Marketing Association Outstanding Achievement Award

  • 25

    Noise 13

    Noise 13 is a strategy and design firm based in San Francisco. Founded in 2000, Noise 13's team of about 200 employees provides web design and branding services to small, midmarket, and enterprise clients.

    Notable Project

    Noise 13 worked with this software startup to rebrand itself as a multiplatform software company as it grew. They implemented a new brand strategy which included finding the color, font, photography, and designing the website for a more visually appealing aesthetic.

    "I have no suggestions for improvement." – Graphic Designer, Software Startup

    Former clients
    Tile
    Pacific Catch
    World Wrapps
    PG&E
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $50,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place San Francisco, CA
    4.9
    4.9
    6 Clutch reviews
  • 26

    3Q Digital

    3Q Digital is a digital marketing and strategic consulting agency headquartered in San Mateo, Calif. with additional offices in San Diego, San Francisco, Chicago, New York, Burlington, Vt., Austin, Texas, and Raleigh, N.C. Their staff consists of over 250 experts in SEO, social media marketing, and analytics.

    Notable Project

    A retail chain hired 3Q Digital to help with its paid search and social media marketing. From this partnership, the chain's conversion rates improved over 30%, and the ROI for search campaigns improved by 40%.

    “I’m most impressed with 3Q Digital's knowledge of all the advanced and best tactics, features, and betas. They’re always much farther ahead, and they’ve actually got experience doing them. A lot of agencies don’t have the experience.” – Digital Marketing Manager, Retail Chain

    Former clients
    Eventbrite
    Walmart
    ModCloth
    SurveyMonkey
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $50,000+
    group250 - 999 Employees
    place San Francisco, CA
    4.8
    4.8
    3 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Google Premier Partner

  • 27

    Born & Bred

    Born & Bred is a San Francisco-based branding agency founded in 2018. Their team of approximately 10 employees serves small to mid-sizes businesses across a range of industries. Their branding services include web, graphic, and packaging design. They also specialize in corporate identity and brand messaging.

    Notable Project

    Born & Bred delivered designs for the marketing campaigns of a cannabis delivery company. They've created logos and performed naming exercises to most effectively convey the brand. Their work has boosted the client's brand recognition through a variety of means.

    "We give them an idea of what we want to stand for, and then they perform a discovery exercise to dive deeper into the look and feel." — Director, Cannabis Delivery Platform

    Former clients
    Bose
    Ascend Wellness
    Equinox
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place San Francisco, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 28

    JStokes Agency

    JStokes Agency is a creative marketing agency located in Walnut Creek, California. Founded in 1978 with about 50 employees, the agency works with clients across industries such as retail, real estate, business services, consumer products and services, legal, and financial services. They specialize in digital strategy, advertising, media planning and buying, and branding.

    Notable Project

    JStokes Agency oversaw advertising campaigns and rebranding strategies for a law firm. They designed a new website, met with focus groups of lawyers and ran a discovery program. As a result of the partnership, the firm won the advertising campaign of the year award from the Legal Marketing Association and users' time spent on its website has increased. 

    "JStokes Agency has really gotten to know the nuances of our organization and it's able to work very well within that structure." – Director of Business Development, Law Firm

    Former clients
    Bay Alarm
    Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP
    Subway
    Lennar Multifamily
    Benchmark Communities
    Bishop Ranch
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Walnut Creek, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    8 Clutch reviews
  • 29

    BayCreative

    BayCreative is a full-service marketing agency that excels in various services including content marketing, branding, design, direct marketing, video production, PPC, and email marketing. Founded in 1997, their San Francisco-based team of 16 serves as a "virtual marketing department" for their clients in industries like IT, financial services, and healthcare. 

    Notable Project

    A professional coach wanted to pivot to a larger audience and had to adjust their brand accordingly. BayCreative redesigned their website and branding efforts, including materials like digital business cards and Google Forms. BayCreative now helps produce promotional content for social campaigns. 

    "My main objective was to gain some traction doing the same thing, but for a different audience. I’ve successfully broken into that audience and booked numerous speaking engagements and gained various clients. Not only that, but it has also gone global which is something that I didn’t really expect. I’m extremely happy with their work." – CEO, Professional Coach Company

    Former clients
    Box
    Cisco
    Intel
    Motorola
    CBS
    Stanford University
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place San Francisco, CA
    4.8
    4.8
    23 Clutch reviews
  • 30

    Beyond

    Beyond is a digital strategy and development agency based in San Francisco. Founded in 2010, they are a large company with more than 300 employees and additional offices in New York, Austin, Texas, and London. Most of their services focus on digital strategy consulting, but they also offer custom web development, design, and content marketing. Beyond's clients are usually technology firms that span a range of industries.

    Notable Project

    A large, influential cloud services company hired Beyond for its content marketing and digital strategy expertise. The main project was a content hub that featured industry news and best practices for chief information officers (CIOs). They also designed a client-oriented newsletter for the company, which features vital industry and company information in a marketable format for users. The client praised Beyond's flexibility, noting that their projects included a number of pivots and last-minute changes that Beyond accounted for seamlessly.

    "Their enthusiasm for our projects is unparalleled, and it’s great to have a partner that’s optimistic about what you can create together." – Content Marketing Lead, Large Tech Company

    Former clients
    Google
    Facebook
    Virgin
    Novartis
    Viacom
    UBS
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group50 - 249 Employees
    place San Francisco, CA
    4.8
    4.8
    7 Clutch reviews
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    Moburst

    Moburst is a marketing agency headquartered in New York, with offices in Tel-Aviv and New York. Founded in 2013, the team of 20+ specializes in mobile and app marketing, advertising, and branding. They specialize in enterprises in the retail and telecommunications sectors, though they work with businesses of all sizes and across various industries. 
     

    Notable Project

    Moburst performed a wide variety of digital creative including site optimization, messaging, social and media campaigns for a large mobile technology provider. They provided all concepts and design that managed to improve the products' ROI. The client was very pleased both from the process of working with the team and the results. 

    “They're very creative in coming up with ideas that are clever and fun. They don’t just do the bare minimum of what we ask them to do, but rather they always come back with more than we asked of them.” – Content & Strategy Manager, Large Mobile Technology Provider   

    Former clients
    Google
    Uber
    Samsung
    Pfizer
    Discovery Network
    Robin Hood
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place San Francisco, CA
    4.8
    4.8
    13 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    MBC: “Best Mobile Marketing Agency”

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    Good Stuff Partners

    Good Stuff Partners is a branding and design agency based in Sausalito, CA. Founded in 2013, Good Stuff Partners' team of fewer than 10 employees provide branding and logo services.

    Notable Project

    Good Stuff Partners revamped the brand messaging and in updating its marketing efforts, which included redesigning. 

    "They work with us directly to find unique solutions instead of providing generic templates or answers." – Partner, Architecture Firm

    Former clients
    Mental Health Association of NYC
    SEE International
    YMCA
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Sausalito, CA
    4.9
    4.9
    6 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Graphis Merit Award , Maggie Award , Communication Arts Award of Excellence (2016)

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    HUb

    Hub Strategy and Communication is a creative agency based in San Francisco. Founded in 2002, their team of about 30 employees provides advertising, marketing strategy, and media planning and buying services.

    Notable Project

    Hub Strategy and Communication worked with this cloud-based camera manufacturer to supply print and digital marketing capabilities, including TV and radio ad production, media buying, and creative development. They encouraged the client to use geographic marketing, which led to a substantial lift in sales.

    "They understood our customer, understood our business, used our product, and built great creative to address that." – VP of Marketing, Cloud-based Camera Manufacturer

    Former clients
    San Francisco 49ers
    Oakland Athletics
    University of San Francisco
    Blue Shield of California
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place San Francisco, CA
    4.9
    4.9
    8 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Graphis Awards , Addy Awards , Clio Awards , The Webby Awards , The Telly Awards , Cannes Lions Awards , Communication Arts Awards

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    Gershoni Creative Agency

    Gershoni is a creative agency that builds brands for century-old institutions, Fortune top-10 companies, startups, and nonprofits. They are located in San Francisco, CA and have a team of 15 employees that provides branding, content marketing, and advertising to clients across business, consumer, financial, and food and beverage industries.

    Notable Project

    When a local educational institution needed to rebrand, Gershoni Creative Agency took the lead, creating a rebranding campaign that included a toolkit and guidelines to document brand identity. Gershoni Creative Agency posted on social media, helped with fundraisers, and updated the organization’s website.

    “Gershoni's project management is one of their greatest strengths. … The relationship was very collaborative. Gershoni was able to respect the opinions of the many strong-willed, creative people who had input in the project.” – Content Lead and Product Manager, Educational Institute

    Former clients
    Google
    Women’s Media Center
    San Francisco Art Institute
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $100,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place San Francisco, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    4 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    iDesignAward

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    Studio B Films, Inc.

    Studio B Films Inc. is a creative and video production agency based in Berkeley, Calif. With a team of 20 employees, they have provided video production, broadcast video, and advertising for midmarket and enterprise businesses since 1992. They work with clients in the IT, consumer products, and advertising industries.
     

    Notable Project

    Studio B Films Inc. created a video series for a public science center. They created drafts of the project during pre-production, filmed the video, and finished all of the editing and graphics work. Internal stakeholders were pleased with the final project, and the video series has already been used by over a million children across the United States.

    “We got a lot of positive feedback internally from the publisher; they were so happy with the work. We also got a lot of positive feedback from review panels and school districts on the quality of the videos and what they brought to the curriculum. The level of polish and engagement in the videos helped the curriculum stand out and sell as well as it has.” – Senior Producer, Science Center
     

    Former clients
    Facebook
    Adobe
    Grammarly
    Publicis Group
    Salesforce
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Berkeley, CA
    4.8
    4.8
    6 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Telly Award (2018)

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    Farinella LLC

    Farinella LLC is a branding and marketing agency that also provides web design and advertising services. Founded in 1990, they have a team of about 10 employees based in Emeryville, Calif. who service midmarket firms and small businesses. They focus on clients in manufacturing, business services, arts, entertainment, and music industries.

    Notable Project

    Farinella LLC streamlined the use of a Google Analytics account, which improved tracking and increased online visibility for a lumber company. They revamped the website and created brand guidelines to better articulate the client’s brand identity. They delivered products that improved digital engagement.

    “The level of attention that they are able to deliver to each client is really unique.” – Marketing Director, Lumber company

    Former clients
    Libratone
    The North Face
    Williams-Sonoma, Inc.
    Microsoft
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Emeryville, CA
    4.9
    4.9
    6 Clutch reviews
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    Flight

    Flight is a full-service design agency that was founded in Santa Rosa, Calif., in 2013. Its team of nine employees specializes in web design, web development, e-commerce development, mobile app development, UI/UX design, advertising, and branding, among other services.

    Notable Project

    A non-profit emergency services provider hired Flight to develop and maintain its digital presence and brand. Flight developed a sophisticated website with a user-friendly interface and also helped the client with its advertising campaigns and newsletters.

    "They’ve provided fabulous branding that’s really helped our organization make an impact." - Communication Coordinator, Emergency Response Organization

    Former clients
    BPE-USA
    City of Alameda
    Laguna Garden Gala
    Diceolations
    Sonoma County Wine Auction
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Santa Rosa, CA
    4.8
    4.8
    3 Clutch reviews
  • 38

    BSTRO

    Digital marketing agency BSTRO is headquartered in San Francisco with satellite offices in Vancouver and New York.  Since being founded in 2004, their team has grown to 30 expert resources. BSTRO specializes in web development, UX/UI design, and digital strategy.

    Notable Project

    A pharmaceutical company hired BSTRO to provide digital marketing services. The company wanted to improve conversion rates and their engagement on social media. The agency worked on branding and content creation for them. 

    "BSTRO took content we had on our site and reworked it making it much more vivid and compelling, and it suited our consumer database more."–Brand Manager, Pharmaceutical Company

    Former clients
    Illumio
    Aveo Vision
    Johnson & Johnson
    BabyCenter
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place San Francisco, CA
    4.9
    4.9
    4 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    San Francisco Green Business , WEBIA: Award for Excellence

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    Karbo Communications

    Founded in 2001, Karbo Communications is a digital marketing and PR agency with 15+ employees. Headquartered in San Francisco, the agency has two other offices in New York and Redwood City, Calif. The team specializes in public relations, branding, social media marketing, content marketing, and marketing strategy for clients in the IT and advertising sectors. 

    Notable Project

    An IoT company hired Karbo Communications for their public relations expertise. The team designed a product launch strategy, crafted messaging, and identified market partners. The team delivered positive media coverage and other results.

    "The Karbo Communications team consistently delivers results and proactively drives our PR strategy." – VP of Marketing, IoT Company

    Former clients
    Pycom
    8th Wall
    Penguin
    TDK
    RTI
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $50,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place San Francisco, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
    Awards

    Stevie Awards (2018, 2019) , PR News: Top Places to Work in PR (2018) , O'Dwyer's Top U.S. PR Firms (2018)

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    Cutwater

    Based in San Francisco, Cutwater is a full-service advertising agency whose name derives from their vision – they help clients find their cutwater, or the clearest manifestation of their company's vision. Founded in 2007, its team of nearly 50 specializes in advertising, SEO, and social media marketing services among other marketing efforts.  

    Notable Project

    Cutwater was hired by a healthcare services marketplace for product awareness. Cutwater created a brand platform and a corresponding manifesto which entailed a joint digital and traditional advertising campaign. Cutwater now manages all of the marketplace's TV, radio, digital, and social campaigns across 26 states.

    "Their work was transformational for us in terms of helping to communicate our core value proposition and strategic positioning for the brand...Several providers responded to us and really wanted to know more about what we were doing and how we could work with them. That was a huge success." – CMO, Healthcare Company

    Former clients
    Google
    Brawny
    Peets Coffee and Tea
    Jeep
    Levi's
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $75,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place San Francisco, CA
    4.7
    4.7
    3 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    2014 Bronze LIA Award

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    McLean

    McLean is a branding agency based in Walnut Creek, CA. Founded in 1991, McLean provides packaging design, branding, and logo services for small and midmarket businesses primarily.

    Notable Project

    McLean worked with a company to update its brand and design its packaging for a new product. McLean presented the client's product at Expo West and received positive feedback on its new look.

    "The feedback from the general public that we got so far has been fantastic." – VP Sales & Marketing, Natural Sweetener Company

    Former clients
    Monster Energy
    Fresh Express
    Fresh Step
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Walnut Creek, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    14 Clutch reviews
  • 42

    Propane

    Founded in 2003, Propane is a digital agency with a focus on strategy. They have 20 employees in their San Francisco office, who together compose an efficient team of designers, developers, and marketers equipped to create digital solutions. With an emphasis on distinct branding, Propane offers consulting services, custom software and web development, and social media marketing.

    Notable Project

    A subsidiary of a large auto manufacturer sought Propane's design expertise in creating a vehicle entertainment platform. Propane Studio first consulted with the firm to ensure clear expectations, then created all the visual assets for the platform. They also handled the branding. The client was impressed by Propane's technical knowledge, which they did not expect from an agency with such a broad focus.

    "I have a good impression of their professionalism, deliverables, and commitment to their work. I think overall, it’s really positive feedback, and in comparison to other companies we have worked with, they were best able to adapt to our way of working." – Senior Industrial Designer, Auto Manufacturer

    Former clients
    Lojack
    Kaiser Permanente
    Clarisonic
    Telltale Games
    McKesson
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place San Francisco, CA
    4.7
    4.7
    3 Clutch reviews
  • 43

    Funworks

    Funworks is a creative agency based in Oakland, Calif. They were founded in 2014 and have a team of 45 employees. The company specializes in advertising, branding, marketing strategy, and social media marketing for larger businesses.

    Notable Project

    Funworks developed a creative campaign for a sports media company. They conducted several advertising workshops, which included input from stakeholders, the internal team, and professional comedians. With those ideas in mind, Funworks implemented a unique campaign.

    "They were committed to solving creative alignment challenges. They weren’t set in their ways and understood that each challenge is different from the next, so they’re constantly evolving their processes as a result." —Vice President of Marketing Solutions, Sports Media Company

    Former clients
    ESPN
    Google
    Credit Karma
    Uber
    REI
    Bravo
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $50,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place San Francisco, CA
    4.8
    4.8
    3 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    AdAge: Small Agency Awards – Agency of the Year (2018)

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    Most Likely To

    Most Likely To is an advertising agency from San Francisco. It was founded in 2017 and now has a team of 6 that works on advertising, branding, digital strategy, media planning & buying, content marketing, and video production for companies of varying sizes.

    Notable Project

    A law firm needed help filling open positions and Most Likely To worked on the brand and online image in order to attract the right candidates. After that project, Most Likely To now conducts out of home advertising campaigns as well as managing their social media presence.

    "They keep us well-informed of all the metrics involved—from click rates to the number of impressions our outdoor advertising has seen. We have been very pleased with their results." — HR Generalist, Law Firm

    Former clients
    City of San Francisco
    HBO
    airbnb
    Domino's
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place San Francisco, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    5 Clutch reviews
  • 45

    The Engine is Red

    The Engine is Red is a full-service digital agency with locations in Santa Rosa, Calif., and Minneapolis. The agency was founded in 2008 and has around 20 employees who specialize in marketing strategy, branding, web design and development, and mobile app development, among other services. It serves clients in the health care, nonprofit, retail, education, energy, and financial industries.

    Notable Project

    A midsized California vineyard hired The Engine is Red to help with its digital strategy when it participated in a Google pilot advertising platform. The Engine is Red helped the client learn how to use the platform successfully and also developed its digital assets and monitored its website performance and metrics.

    "The whole process has been so collaborative and open that their team feels like an extension of our own. With the bigger picture in mind, I appreciate their attention to future opportunities for our business to succeed." - Digital Marketing Manager, California Vineyard

    Former clients
    Medtronic
    Guide Dogs for the Blind
    Swinerton Builders
    United Way
    Swinerton PG&E
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Santa Rosa, CA
    4.8
    4.8
    3 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Awwwards: Best in Category , Web Marketing Association Web Awards Winner

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    Sköna

    Sköna is a San Francisco based B2B creative agency. They were founded in 2003 and have a team of 17 employees who specialize in advertising, branding, and media planning for clients of all sizes in the entertainment, healthcare, and IT industries. 

    Notable Project

    Sköna developed a marketing strategy for a food bank. They provided brand counseling, including developing and maintaining the client’s website, producing their annual reports, and running various advertising campaigns. The client reported that their traffic had been increasing by 60% each year since partnering with the team.

    “We've seen a huge jump in our web traffic after Sköna redesigned our website and helped us create an ad campaign that extended across all of our channels.” – Marketing Lead, Food Bank
     

    Former clients
    Hydro66
    Greenbriar
    Figure Eight
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place San Francisco, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Forbes Best 101 Billboard Award

  • 47

    Studio 22 Design

    Studio 22 is a design agency based in Santa Clara, Calif. Founded in 2001, the team of 11 specializes in web design, logo, branding, and more.

     

    Notable Project

    Studio 22 worked on branding and redesigned a website for an energy startup. They managed logo design, print design, industry marketing materials, and presentation templates as part of a rebrand. The client was impressed with their efficient project management.  

    “They were able to complete the project on our extremely aggressive timeline, which speaks volumes in terms of their management of the project.” – CEO, Energy Startup 

    Former clients
    Google
    Stanford University
    NASA
    San Francisco 49ers
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Santa Clara, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    9 Clutch reviews
  • 48

    Theory SF

    Theory SF is a San Francisco-based creative agency. The agency was founded in 2015 and has a team of 2 that provides a variety of services including branding, marketing strategy, web design, advertising, digital strategy, and more.

    Notable Project

    A radio station was undergoing a rebranding of their entire network and needed to overhaul various parts of their online presence. Theory SF conducted market research in order to redesign their website as a fitting part of their overall rebranding.

    "They’re highly professional, but also down-to-earth people that feel like part of our team. The team’s industry knowledge is incredible and they’re not afraid to think outside the box." — Program Director, Radio Station

    Former clients
    Cisco
    SF Museum of Modern Art
    EcoTerra
    Net Gear
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place San Francisco, CA
    4.9
    4.9
    13 Clutch reviews
  • 49

    Traction

    Traction is a full-service marketing agency located in San Francisco. With a team of nearly 250 employees, Traction provides web design, advertising, UI/UX design, and branding services to enterprise and midmarket clients.

    Notable Project

    In November 2014, Traction designed an ad campaign for a staffing firm that was looking to revamp its digital content to reach younger audiences. Traction used A/B testing to design a new website, print and radio ads, and youth-oriented video ads. The client appreciated Traction's suggestions and willingness to do more than asked when given projects.  

    "One of the things that I like about Traction is that when they do work for a company, they will always come back with something extra. You can hire them to do concepting, but they’re always going to come back with some unique digital experience that you haven’t actually asked for but is above and beyond what you were expecting." – Senior Director of Brand Marketing, Global Staffing Firm 

    Former clients
    Apple
    Bank of America
    Charles Schwab
    Linkedin
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $75,000+
    group50 - 249 Employees
    place San Francisco, CA
    4.8
    4.8
    7 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    2016 Communicator Award of Excellence , 2013 Silver Addy Award

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    Revolution Creatives

    Revolution Media Group is a website design and development company that was founded in 2004. Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, Revolution Media Group's small team of fewer than 10 employees provides web development, web design, and branding services.

    Notable Project

    Revolution Media Group worked with an insulation company to develop three new websites. The project's goal was to share updates with non-IT employees. The client was impressed with the extra work Revolution Media Group devoted to the project to ensure it met all their goals.

    "They worked with me. They really met all of the goals that we had set and even gave me something that I wasn’t expecting. The auto-sizing of the website was a great perk. It was an unexpected surprise to be able to receive that feature." – Marketing Specialist, Insulation Products Company 

    Former clients
    Partnership for Children & Youth
    Williams-Sonoma
    FLM.TV
    Bavarian Nordic
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group2 - 9 Employees
    place San Francisco, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    5 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    2014 Best Business in San Francisco

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