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List of the Best Washington DC Branding Companies

  • 1
    Undisclosed
    10 - 49 Employees
    Alexandria VA

    Grafik Marketing Communications is a branding and marketing agency based in Alexandria, Va. Founded in 1978, with a team of more than 300 employees, they specialize in UX/UI design, branding, and digital strategy.

    Clients
    Carfax
    U.S. Census Bureau
    Honda
    WTOP
    Notable Project

    Grafik Marketing Communications completely remade and redesigned the website of a homebuilding firm to modernize its branding and to highlight their new homes division. They built a new website, incorporated unique themes for each section of the site, and used SEO best practices to drive traffic. The client appreciated the modern feel and easy navigation of the new site, and appreciated that it still showed that their company is a long standing member of the community. 

    “Everything they designed is an improvement upon the old site. People look at us differently, and recognize us as a stable company in our area. The site shows both our longevity and our local presence in the right way.” – VP of Marketing, Homebuilding Firm

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  • 2
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Washington DC

    Founded in 2015, niftic agency is headquartered in Washington DC, and has a satellite office in Salt Lake City, Utah. niftic agency's team of around 5 employees focuses on web design, web development, and custom software development.The client appreciated niftic agency's technical expertise and innovative solutions.

    Clients
    The North Face
    International Rescue Committee
    Lexus
    Subaru
    Notable Project

    niftic agency was hired by an international trade agency that needed custom software to improve their ability to manage the backend of several brands' websites. niftic agency also developed a chatbot that could automatically screen leads, helping the client manage their high volume of inbound marketing.

    "They’re more engineering-based and utility-driven, which we like because it gives us an honest read on them. It also means that when a product goes awry—which they all do in some way—they’ll handle it well. That’s what we care about." - CEO, International Trade Agency

  • 3
    $50,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Washington DC

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

    Clients
    StubHub
    Amazon
    eBay
    Cava
    Industries
    Notable Project

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

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

  • 4
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Annapolis MD

    Contrast & Co. is a design agency based in Annapolis, Md. with more than 10 employees. Founded in 2015, they specialize in web design, branding, and social media marketing solutions for clients that work in the fields of business services, health care, and legal services.

    Clients
    Hogan Lovells
    Altum
    HealthFirst
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Contrast & Co. provided web design and branding solutions for a nonprofit. Contrast & Co. not only helped build the nonprofit’s site but also assisted in relevant marketing efforts. The project was very successful.

    “Everything about working with Contrast & Co. was impressive.” - Head of Communication, Nonprofit

  • 5
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Washington DC

    Illustria is a full service creative agency based in Washington, DC. Founded in 2013, Illustria's team of 15 specializes in print design, branding, and web design. Illustria mainly works with midmarket clients in the information technology and consumer product industries. 

    Clients
    HubSpot
    Alaska Airlines
    FIJI Water
    Revlon
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A media company in need of a dedicated creative partner hired Illustria to assist with website projects, email marketing, and more. Illustria assisted with redesigning the client's website, which includes a polling functionality, and created a promotional video for YouTube. As a result of Illustria's work, the media company experienced an increase in web traffic and leads from new advertising partners. The client appreciates Illustria's ability to collaborate smoothly.

    "[Illustria] will get on a phone call with us often for each project that we do, to talk through exactly what we’re looking for. They help us walk through the ways that we can get better and make it as seamless a process as possible." - Director of Operations, Media Company

  • 6
    Undisclosed
    10 - 49 Employees
    Vienna VA

    Borenstein Group, Inc. is an integrated strategic marketing communications agency based near Washington DC in Fairfax, Va. Founded in 1995, Borenstein Group, Inc. has around 10 employees who specialize in branding, web design, and social media marketing.

    Clients
    Pixia
    ADT
    Adobe
    Boeing
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Borenstein Group, Inc. worked with a government contracting agency seeking assistance with rebranding its online presence. In addition to providing a new branding strategy, Borenstein Group, Inc. designed a new website and oversaw the client's social media accounts. The client appreciated that Borenstein Group, Inc. brought past experience with their industry to the project.

    "We were assigned a project manager, who I spoke with either every day or every other day. We were on a tight schedule, so we were constantly engaged with each other." – Marketing Manager, Government Contracting Agency 

  • 7
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Alexandria VA

    Mekanic is a branding and creative marketing agency based in Alexandria, Va. The agency, founded in 2015, has more than 30 employees that provide, among others, branding, digital strategy, and market research services to midmarket and small companies, institutions, and organizations.

    Clients
    Alexandria Chamber of Commerce
    American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
    Determined by Design
    Millennia
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A higher education association hired Mekanic to rebrand their organiztion, which includes creation of a new logo design, new messaging, and a new website in WordPress that integrated programs like Higher Logic and Salesforce. Because of the engagement, the association has grown by about 5% to 7% year over year and has seen an increase in involvement at events and in overall satisfaction with the association.

    "They’re really flexible and willing to work with us to meet our needs." - CEO, Higher Education Association

  • 8
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Washington DC

    Social Driver is a digital agency founded in 2011 with a team of over 10 members. Based in Washington, DC, they offer web design, social media marketing, and digital strategy solutions for clients ranging from small firms to large businesses in the fields of health care and nonprofit, among others.

    Clients
    Elizabeth Dole Foundation
    Goodwill Industries International
    Honda North America
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Social Driver designed and launched a website for a nonprofit organization. Social Driver worked closely with the organization throughout the project, constantly guiding them during the process. The website has received positive feedback from the community.

    “They have a very effective in-house approach to project management, which guided us very well through the process of launching the website.” - Former Director of Communications, Nonprofit Organization

  • 9
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Washington DC

    Teal Media is a full-service creative agency that was founded in 2008. With offices in Washington, DC and Royal Oak, MI, Teal Media, and its team of 10 employees, is skilled in web and UI/UX design, branding, and web development. They primarily serve nonprofits and advocacy organizations.

    Clients
    TaxMarch.org
    Everytown for Gun Safety
    Joyful Heart Foundation
    ICRW
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Teal Media was tasked with helping a justice nonprofit revamp its website to make it more professional. Teal Media approached the website redesign by outlining 6 phases – from research and discovery to content infrastructure to user experience mapping and wireframing to content management system (CMS) setup.

    "They are incredibly easy to work with. They create clear lines of authority. Everything was delivered on time and within our budget." – Co-Founder and Co-Director, Justice Nonprofit 

  • 10
    $100,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Washington DC

    Bluetext is a digital marketing agency located in Washington, DC. Founded in 2011, Bluetext has around 30 employees who specialize in branding, web design, and SEO. The client appreciated Bluetext's approach to project management while completing the two microsites simultaneously.

    Clients
    Google
    Lexis Nexis
    Royal Caribbean International
    Adobe
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Bluetext was hired by a software company in need of a new website. Bluetext designed two interactive microsites for the client and provided front-end development services.

    "Bluetext was very accommodating with our tight schedule and constant demands. They made sure we were delivering everything on time and they were very receptive to our back and forth as we got feedback from stakeholders." – Associate Creative Director, Software Company

  • 11
    $25,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Alexandria VA

    Founded in 1991, ds+f (Don Schaaf & Friends, Inc.) is full service branding agency in Annapolis, Md. The agency's small team of 7 specializes in advertising, branding, and video production. 

    Clients
    National Retail Federation
    NPR
    Cushman & Wakefield
    WIDIA
    Notable Project

    A real estate firm hired ds+f for branding assistance. The client needed a new logo, web design, and printed marketing assets used during client meetings. Following the website launch, ds+f stayed on to maintain and update the website as needed. The client enjoyed working with ds+f's creative and collaborative team. 

    "They [ds+f] pack a lot of power and creativity in a world with so much choice. They always seem to have solutions to our problems." – Chief Executive Officer, Real Estate Firm 

  • 12
    $50,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Alexandria VA

    NJI Media is an interactive agency that was founded in 2007. Located in Alexandria, Va., NJI Media's team of around 30 focuses on web design, web development, and branding, particularly for midmarket and small business clients in the business services, consumer products, and government services sectors.

    Clients
    Facebook
    CSPAN
    Hilton Worldwide
    Institute for Energy Research
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A steel company wanted to redesign its website from scratch. NJI Media built a new website on Drupal, including a design refresh, new navigation architecture, and new functionalities such as video capabilities. NJI Media also ensured that the new website was responsive on mobile devices. The client received positive feedback from their customers following the new website's launch.

    "NJI Media provided a solution that resulted in almost no customer questions, complaints, or concerns."- Chief Communications Officer, Steel Company

  • 13
    $25,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Washington DC

    Full-service digital agency Taoti Creative is based in Washington, DC. The team of 40 has experience in web design, web development, and UX/UI design, with a special focus on small businesses and nonprofits.

    Clients
    The Aspen Institute
    American University
    IEG
    DC Water
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Taoti created a WordPress web design for a nonprofit based in DC. The client wanted a website that was user-friendly and easy to read, which Taoti delivered. They worked on everything from the framework to the design elements.

    “We worked together. Their job was to make everything look really pretty and functional, which they did.” – Program Manager, Non-Profit

  • 14
    $25,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Alexandria VA

    Yes& Marketing Agency is a performance-driven marketing agency from Alexandria, Va. right outside Washington, DC. It was founded in 2017 and has grown to a team of 31 employees. Yes& Marketing Agency provides services like web design, marketing strategy, branding, UX/UI design, and social media marketing.

    Clients
    United Bank
    Department of Transportation
    Choice Hotels
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A financial services firm needed to update its online presence, starting with its website. Yes& Marketing Agency redesigned the website to improve navigation, redesigned the UX. They refashioned the platform for SEO and added new features like user customization.

    "From a content exercise, our publications page entered the top 10 pages for the first time last month. Prior to that, the page was only in the top 100. In addition, total monthly site page views increased 10% to 80,000 and the bounce rate decreased from 40% to 35%." – Senior Digital Strategist, Financial Services Firm

  • 15
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Takoma Park MD

    Founded in 2015, 45RPM is a full-service digital marketing agency in Washington, D.C. and Mexico City that works with small, midmarket, and enterprise companies. The team of 50 works to provide clients with branding, web development, content marketing, and web design for clients in the IT and business services industries.

    Clients
    National Geographic
    AARP
    Starter
    Nando's PERi PERi
    Industries
    Notable Project

    45RPM partnered with a publishing company to redevelop and update outdated content on the client’s platform. They provided brand analysis, made recommendations for adjustment, and developed a new website content delivery platform.

    “The combination of skill sets within the organization sets 45RPM apart. They are client-oriented and brand-focused with great technical capabilities.” – CTO, Publisher Company

  • 16
    $25,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Falls Church VA

    Digital agency Viget has a team of more than 70 employees, spread across 3 offices in the U.S. – Falls Church, Va., Durham, N.C., and Boulder, Colo. Founded in 1999, Viget provides web development, digital strategy, and web, UI/UX, and print design services business clients of all sizes and across industries.

    Clients
    ESPN
    Dick's Sporting Goods
    Chronicle of Higher Education
    World Wildlife Fund
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Viget created an e-commerce platform using Ruby on Rails for an identification company. Along with managing the project, Viget contributed to the user experience design, wireframing, and front- and back-end development of the platform. The client was impressed that Viget completed the product in 9-months.

    "Viget is very good at putting the right team together for their client. Their project managers were able to work with us to determine exactly what we wanted to build because we hadn’t defined everything on our end [when the project started]." – Former VP of Product Development, Identification Company

  • 17
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Washington DC

    LAI Video capitalizes on the role video plays in marketing by specializing in video production. Based in the heart of Washington, D.C. with a second office in Chicago, LAI Video was founded in 2013 and has a team of 39 employees. They create videos for branding and communications campaigns, commercials, and events.

    Clients
    Real Estate Arts
    National Retail Federation
    DC Education Fund
    NRF Foundation
    Industries
    Notable Project

    LAI Video helped an education nonprofit partner recognize educational professionals at an awards ceremony by creating tribute videos for each recipient. The partnership began two years ago and requires producing eight, two-minute videos for the ceremony. To keep the videos unique, LAI Video used its trademark approach to gathering information: They interviewed each award recipient, pieced the information together to create a storyboard, held multiple video shoots, and wove the stories together. They orchestrated a surprise moment to capture each recipient being notified to show the real emotion and impact of the award. It created an unpredictable story with an authentic feel.

    "Their project manager will reach out to us months ahead of filming to start intro conversations. LAI is flexible and they always bring new ideas to the table. They’re customer-oriented and do a great job of implementing our insights into the final vision." – Development Manager, Education Nonprofit Partner

  • 18
    $250,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Washington DC

    Sensis is an integrated cross-cultural marketing agency with offices in Los Angeles Washington, D.C., Austin, and Atlanta. Founded in 1998, the team of 90+ offers advertising, research, digital experience, PR, social media, and branding. They develop research-based campaigns that drive measurable ROI their clients.

    Clients
    City of Los Angeles
    Boston College
    US Department of Commerce
    Auto Club Speedway
    Industries
    Notable Project

    One of Sensis’ clients is an energy company that wanted to connect with its community with a bilingual PR campaign. Sensis organized community events, worked with local media, and designed and produced all the advertising material.

    “In many ways, I feel that we're their only client. I know that's kind of a cliché – the way that they have been able to sometimes just drop everything else, get what we needed done, and bring in any additional partners, if necessary. They've really done an outstanding job.” – Communications Manager, Energy Company

  • 19
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Manassas VA

    Imagine is a branding agency headquartered in Manassas, Va. Founded in 2004, Imagine's small team of fewer than 5 employees specializes in social media marketing, web design, and branding. Imagine works with primarily with midmarket clients in different industries such as information technology, legal, and non-profits. 

    Clients
    CenturyLink
    Rolls-Royce
    Nestlé
    Jim Beam Brands Worldwide
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Imagine was hired by a children's education program in need of web and marketing assistance. Imagine provided assistance with online reputation management, along with website optimization and refreshed branding. Imagine's work resulted in higher enrollment for the children's education program. The client appreciated Imagine's depth of marketing expertise.

    "I have worked with several other marketing companies and found that they all had specialties, such as, optimization, website, on-line marketing, etc.  What I found with Imagine is a complete marketing package." – Founder of Children's Education Program 

  • 20
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Washington DC

    Jake Group is a full-service digital communications firm that offers web design, web development, and branding assistance to professional services and non-profit organizations across the country. Based in Washington, DC, Jake Group has a small team of around 15 employees that was founded as a web design studio, but has since expanded its capabilities to include all aspects of creative and digital marketing.

    Clients
    Shakespeare Theatre Company
    The Aspen Institute
    The Kennedy Center
    Platinum Equity
    Notable Project

    Working with an executive search firm that had a relatively modest online dynamic, Jake Group revamped the client's marketing, branding, and logo presence through its web design services. Thanks to a high level of technical expertise, combined with intuitive marketing and business minds, Jake Group created a website that was billed as clear, provocative, and representative of the client's experience.

    “[Jake Group] has a very high level of technical expertise. They know all the marketing strategies, but they also have very effective business minds. This allows them to translate our business objectives into something marketable.”  – Owner, Executive Search Firm

  • 21
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Washington DC

    Lounge Lizard has 23 years of experience in website design and development, digital marketing, social media, SEO, and mobile app development. Lounge Lizard's team works to drive leads and produces design and branding for clients across industries and around the world since 1998. Lounge Lizard has offices in NYC, Long Island, Nashville, Washington DC, and Los Angeles.

    Clients
    A+E Networks
    HONEYWELL
    CANON
    DISNEY
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A candle company went to Lounge Lizard for a more modern, user-friendly, and sleek website. Lounge Lizard redesigned the site from top to bottom and audited the site for SEO performance. The client says that users love the graphics and functionality.

    “If one of my team members finds they need something, Lounge Lizard addresses it immediately. Their response has been spot on.” – E-Commerce Specialist, Candle Company

  • 22
    $5,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Washington DC

    Forum One is a full-service digital design firm that was founded in 1997. The company has more than 100 employees in Alexandria, Va., Washington, D.C., and Seattle. Forum One offers web design, UX/UI design, web development, branding, and other digital services for mainly nonprofits and government agencies.

    Clients
    Smithsonian Institution
    Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
    World Wildlife Fund
    Peace Corps
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A museum was preparing for its opening and only had a simple website. Forum One built a robust Drupal 7 website that incorporated important educational and search features. Forum One continues to maintain the website and incorporates events happening at the museum.

    "We’re pleased with their work, and our audience has responded positively to the functionality, design, and usability ... They’re a very talented group and open to collaboration. We will continue our relationship with them and continue to improve upon it." - Chief Digital Officer, Museum

  • 23
    Undisclosed
    10 - 49 Employees
    Alexandria VA

    Williams Whittle is an advertising agency that practices a wide variety of services including media planning & buying, branding, and marketing strategy. They are based in Alexandria, Virginia and currently have fewer than 20 employees. The company was founded in 1967.

    Clients
    American Institute for Cancer Research
    National Park Trust
    Notable Project

    Williams Whittle helped a nonprofit rebrand its online presence. After conducting research, they designed a new logo, enhanced website aesthetics, and produced a video. The vendor's contributions created a solid foundation for the brand relaunch. 

    "Williams Whittle not only helped create attractive campaign materials but also provided additional design work outside of the scope of work." – Executive Director, Nonprofit

  • 24
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Washington DC

    UpTrending is a digital agency founded in 2008. Based in San Francisco, with an office in Westlake  Villiage, Calif., the team of 24 specializes in web design, web development and marketing strategy. 

    Clients
    Trifacta
    CloudFlare
    SumoLogic
    Snowflake
    Industries
    Notable Project

    UpTrending designed and developed a WordPress site for a technology company that helps service providers protect their networks and eliminate outages. Design work included a new logo. Overall, the client was impressed with the team's work. 

    "The design they came up with is very clean and contemporary. It demonstrates cutting-edge visuals. Everything was really good." — CEO, Technology Firm 
     

     

  • 25
    $25,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Woodbridge VA
    Launched in 2020, Kadeau is a web design company. They are based in Woodbridge, Virginia and have a small team. The company focuses on web design and branding.
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Kadeau revamped the main business site of a legal service provider by altering color schemes and implementing a more professional web design. They also took care of rebranding by upgrading marketing materials.

    "We were happy to have onboarded a team that knew how to view things from an artistic and professional standpoint."

  • 26
    $1,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Washington DC

    Online Optimism is a digital marketing agency from New Orleans. It was founded in 2012 and now has a team of 12 that provides a wide variety of services including web design, SEO, PPC, social media marketing, digital strategy, email marketing and more.

    Clients
    Xavier University of Louisiana
    One Main
    St. Thomas Community Health Center
    Superior Seafood
    Notable Project

    A car dealership had unsatisfactory experiences with other digital marketing agencies and wanted to try a new approach. Online Optimism created a comprehensive digital marketing strategy that included SEM search, display, and mobile advertising as well as video content.

     

  • 27
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Washington DC

    Located in Washington, DC, Brand+Aid is a branding agency that specializes in advertising, branding, print design, and content marketing. Since 1999, the team of about 10 has been working with different clients in various industries including education, non-profits, and government services. 

    Clients
    American University
    Gannett
    HCA Healthcare
    National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A global PR firm went to Brand+Aid for its branding needs. Along with a complete branding campaign with design concepts, Brand+Aid helped the firm with brainstorming and write-ups. As a result of their work, the PR firm is receiving new business. The client prides Brand+Aid on their work ethic. 

    "Understanding perfectly well the needs of our audience, they [Brand+Aid] design with the audience in mind." – Production Director, Global PR Firm

  • 28
    $1,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Washington DC

    Bennett Street Media is a full service digital production agency based in Washington, DC. Founded in 2012, Bennett Street Media specializes in video production, digital strategy, and branding. Bennett Street Media works primarily midmarket businesses in a range of industries, especially healthcare, non-profit, and media. 

    Clients
    National Geographic
    The Shelby
    Family Equality Council
    Nutrisystem
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A charity hired Bennett Street Media to produce a promotional video. The client's goal was raise awareness about their upcoming fundraising event. Bennett Street Media used the client's script, coached staff members included in the video, and provided editing and production services. The client noted that the video helped their company break fundraising records compared to previous years. 

    "The video helped us raise over $4,000 in 3 hours. During a similar event last year, we raised $1,700 within that same period." - Team Captain, Charity

  • 29
    $1,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Reston VA

    BlueTreeDigital is a full service marketing agency located in Reston, Va. Founded in 2012, BlueTreeDigital's small team of under 5 employees specializes in SEO, web design, and digital strategy.The client appreciated BlueTreeDigital's focus on testing the new website and ability to resolve bugs.

    Clients
    CHEMetrics
    Suntiva
    Hopewell House for Independent Living
    Industries
    Notable Project

    BlueTreeDigital worked with a management consulting company seeking to garner more online traffic and strengthen its online presence. BlueTreeDigital designed and developed the client's new website, including branding assistance.

    "There was one primary developer who was phenomenal in terms of response and developing appropriate technical approaches or resolving any kind of problems that we encountered." – Senior Executive Consultant, Management Consulting Company 

  • 30
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Washington DC
    Established in 1994, Fathom Creative is a branding agency. Headquartered in Washington, District of Columbia and New York City, , their small team focuses on branding, digital strategy, search engine optimization, web design, and more.
    Industries
    Notable Project

    An interactive marketing company hired Fathom Creative to create a brand new logo. The client had some preconceived notions of the logo design and the color schemes.

    "If I recall correctly, their workflow was so efficient, we finished ahead of schedule."

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