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

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List of the Best Branding Companies

  • 31
    $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
    Cisco
    Quest Diagnostics
    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

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  • 32
    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
    Starbucks
    Hunter Douglas
    Sephora
    Unilever
    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

  • 33
    $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
    Slack
    Citrix Systems
    Facebook
    Poynt
    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

  • 34
    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
    Agilent
    Alibaba
    Ally
    Capital One
    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

  • 35
    $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
    Make-A-Wish
    Cargill
    American Red Cross
    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

  • 36
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Omaha NE

    Daake is a national design company based in Omaha, Neb. Founded in 2001, this company has 14 employees. Services provided by Daake include branding and logos.

    Clients
    First National Bank
    Children's Hospital & Medical Center
    Union Pacific
    TBS
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Daake organized a branding campaign for a children's hospital. They undertook initial research to learn more about the client's requirements and situation before developing an entire branding campaign, incorporating TV and radio ads, as well as print and digital content. The client reported impressive metrics as a result of the campaign.

    "At this point, we have about 2,000-page views just for this campaign. We have a lot of metrics across social media platforms as well." - VP of Marketing, Children's Hospital

  • 37
    $50,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    New York NY

    Constructive is a leading social impact branding and web design agency based in New York CityFounded in 2000, they have over 20 years of experience helping nonprofits and academic institutions increase their impact. Their team of 13 helps ambitious social impact organizations develop strategies, design brands, and create digital experiences that engage, educate, and activate audiences to advance systemic change.

    Clients
    Aspen Institute
    Blue Meridian Partners
    Cardiovascular Research Foundation
    Climate Impact Lab
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Constructive recently helped a civil rights organization improve how it communicates information on its website. They redesigned the website’s backend and frontend, improving the site’s overall functionality and usability.

    “Anyone who has come across our site after our recent launch ... has been blown away by the site. In fact, the website just won a digital communications award for excellence from the Religion Communicators Council.” – Communications Director, Civil Rights Organization

  • 38
    $50,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    San Diego CA

    At Bulldog Drummond, the team of 20+ employees strives to use innovative design, branding, and marketing to solve business challenges. Based in San Diego, CA since 1997, they offer a mix of branding, digital strategy, marketing research, and print and logo design.

    Clients
    Adidas
    Diageo
    Eddie Bauer
    HR Block
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Bulldog Drummond led a full rebrand for a large television network to increase ratings, eliminate stereotypes about country music, and attract advertisers. The branding project was both internally and externally focused to ensure employees were positive brand advocates.

    "Bulldog Drummond created a good package for our sales team to take to advertisers. We were able to say, “We are in 92 million homes, and they are not all trailer parks. This is the authenticity and spirit of our audience. What brand does not want to be associated with that?” – Former Senior VP of Marketing & Branding, Television Channel

  • 39
    $50,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    The Monogram Group is a branding agency based in Chicago. Founded in 1990, the team of 17 specializes in branding, market research, and advertising. They work with clients primarily in the financial services and manufacturing industries.

    Clients
    Chicago Symphony
    Eli Lilly
    Goldwind America
    Lebua Hotels & Resorts
    Industries
    Notable Project

    MonogramGroup worked on a branding identity project that combined 15 brands into ten. In addition to logos, they were able to deliver a website with cohesive branding identifiers. All assets were delivered on an accelerated timeline and effective communication allowed for adjustments to the scope while prioritizing the original timeline and budget.

    “They did a great job keeping the project on track, completing all of their work in just a few months. Their team stayed on time and on budget, despite changes in scope.” -  Partner & CMO, Chief Outsiders

  • 40
    $25,000+
    1,000 - 9,999 Employees
    Bethesda MD

    DMI is the world’s first end-to-end mobility company. Their services are extensive, ranging from mobile app development and web development to branding, marketing, and user experience design to big data management and analytics. The large team of 1,000+ is headquartered in Bethesda, Md. with satellite offices around the world. DMI’s focus on the quality of the product they develop and on its marketing potential highlights the benefits of working with a full-service company.

    Clients
    Addison Lee
    Aerosoles
    African Wildlife Foundation
    .NYC
    Industries
    Notable Project

    DMI developed a mobile app on Windows for a large hotel group, providing extensive user experience research and design input such as wireframes and mood boards. Their work stands out for mobile, branding, and data management.

    “They tend to think about the end product as a more marketable product. They don't just look at achieving the KPIs [key performance indicators] of the product owner here internally, but also looking to provide fantastic feedback in terms of how certain features or functions can be marketed.” – User Experience Lead, Large Hotel Group

  • 41
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    San Diego CA

    MiresBall is a creative agency based in San Diego. Since 1985, the team of 20 works with a variety of clients on their branding, packaging and web design, and advertising needs. 

    Clients
    Global Tech
    Shure
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Sixteen years ago, MiresBall was hired by a global tech company for a variety of digital tasks. The work included global advertising, updating a website, content creation, and more. The client prides MiresBall on their quality of work and attention to detail.

    "The one thing I really enjoyed about them [MiresBall] was that they were never in a rush when thinking about a project. They were always very logical and analytical, thinking and asking the right questions. It was a great two-way conversation." – Former Marketing Program Manager, Global Tech Company 

  • 42
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    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. 

    Clients
    PayPal
    SFMOMA
    Equinix
    Kettle Brand Potato Chips
    Industries
    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 

  • 43
    $10,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    London United Kingdom

    Rhapsody is a digital marketing company based in London, with offices in Madrid and Warsaw, Poland. The company, founded in 1980, has more than 100 employees and provides digital strategy, mobile & app marketing, web design, and web development services to various companies.

    Clients
    Spotify
    Huawei
    Facebook
    Mastercard
    Notable Project

    A food community platform hired Rhapsody to help them make their content be more visible on the internet. As part of the engagement, Rhapsody produced a digital magazine fo the platform. They provided a full range of services to produce the magazine, including design, content creation, and production. Rhapsody has been producing quality content and meeting tight deadlines in this ongoing engagement.

    "The quality of design and delivery is excellent. The way the content is orchestrated and written is amazing." - Co-Founder, Food Community Platform

  • 44
    Undisclosed
    10 - 49 Employees
    Berkeley CA

    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.

    Clients
    Google
    Apple
    Comcast
    Ebay
    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

  • 45
    Undisclosed
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Full-service creative agency BatesMeron Sweet Design offers an array of digital marketing services but specializes in branding, direct marketing, and web design. Headquartered in Chicago, IL, BatesMeron has been around since 2005.

    Clients
    Kin + Carta
    Chicago Flower & Garden Show
    Navy Pier Chicago
    Kraft
    Industries
    Notable Project

    BatesMeron Sweet Design worked on a branding campaign for a career coaching company. The company was about to launch and needed BatesMeron to take their concept and position it through a brand story and branding materials such as a logo and website.

    The Co-Founder of the career coaching company was impressed by BatesMeron’s ideation process.

    “BatesMeron has a pretty neat process that they follow. They make it super easy as a client to take the anxiety out of the overwhelming task of figuring out who you are and how you want to represent yourself.” – Co-Founder, Career Coaching Company

  • 46
    Undisclosed
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Paragraphs, LLC is a graphic design firm headquartered in Chicago. The team of about 23 employees has worked with clients ranging from small startups to large enterprises. Paragraphs, LLC has specialized in branding and graphic and web design for over three decades since it was founded in 1984.

    Clients
    Baxter Healthcare
    Exelon Corporation
    IBM Watson
    Hyatt
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Paragraphs LLC partnered with a printing manufacturer to work on a branding campaign for the organization. The team at Paragraphs LLC worked to launch an international branding campaign. They created video material and marketing supplements that were transcribed into 13 different languages. The client has seen an increase in sales and partnerships since the branding campaign. The client was impressed with how responsive and organized the team at Paragraphs LLC was. 

    "They’re incredibly dependable in terms of correspondence and delivering results." –Global Director of Environmental and Health Safety, Printing Manufacturer

  • 47
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Marietta GA

    id8 is a graphic design agency located in Marietta, Ga. They have about 7 employees that serve small and midmarket businesses in the education, consumer, nonprofit, and legal sectors. Services include branding, packaging design, and web design. 

    Clients
    Guinness
    Veritiv
    Janus International
    Aarons
    Industries
    Notable Project

    id8 created and executed a branding campaign to raise a private school's profile in the community. They designed a new logo and signage for the physical building that made its location more prominent among other neighborhood buildings. The team then developed a responsive website with a modern look. 

     

  • 48
    $50,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    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.

    Clients
    Ascendify
    Delta
    Disney
    Docker
    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

  • 49
    $50,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Columbus OH

    Ologie is a branding and marketing agency. Offering web design, UI/UX design, and digital strategy, they mostly serve enterprise and mid-market businesses but also accept small business clients. Founded in 1987 and based in Columbus, OH, the team of 115 creates brand experiences through all forms of media: print, digital, photographs, and video.

    Clients
    Cardinal Health
    PNC Bank
    University of Pittsburgh
    Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Ologie launched a new brand and marketing campaign for a public university that struggled to identify who it was and what it stood for.

    “Instead of just giving us a cookie cutter format, they came on campus without any assumptions and really got a sense of what makes the student's heart beat, versus what makes the alumni's heart beat, and what it is about the faculty and staff here that makes them different from other universities.” – VP of University Relations, Public University

  • 50
    $50,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    London United Kingdom

    BrandOpus is a brand-led creative agency based in London with offices in New York, Chicago, and Melbourne, Australia. The agency, founded in 2007, is comprised of more than 60 experts who provide branding and package design services to companies in the consumer products & services, business services, financial services, and retail industries.

    Clients
    Britvic
    McCain
    Molson Coors
    Kraft Heinz
    Industries
    Notable Project

    An herb and spice producer hired BrandOpus to design the packaging of its products in a way that is consistent with the producer's global brand while being relevant to the local market. BrandOpus completed the project and the products with the new package design was launched. The implementation of certain design elements were so successful that the producer will incorporate it in other products in 2021.

    "With a clear brief and a thorough timeline provided by BrandOpus we were able to ensure key milestones were met for a successful handover and launch." - Senior Brand Manager, Herb and Spice Producer

  • 51
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Los Angeles CA

    The Naming Group is a naming agency headquartered in Los Angeles, Calif. The agency has fewer than 5 employees and was founded in 2009. 

    Clients
    Capital One
    General Motors
    Reebok
    Kohler
    Notable Project

    The Naming Group helped a creative agency come up with a fitting name and branding strategy. The new name strengthened the company's appeal to a certain demographic.

     "Not only is our name unique, evocative, and memorable, we have exclusive ownership for all social media handles and even the incredibly rare dot com domain. Creating a name that meets all of those requirements in the startup space is extremely challenging." - Creative Director, Creative Agency

  • 52
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Long Beach CA

    FINIEN is a branding and marketing agency based in Long Beach, Calif. Founded in 2013, the small team of 2 specializes in branding, logo, and marketing strategy. They work primarily with small businesses.

    Clients
    Match Group
    CO-OP Financial Services
    Honeywell
    JUKIN Media
    Notable Project

    FINIEN provided branding services for an undergarment startup. They designed and delivered a branding plan that included a logo, name, positioning, brand personality, and landing page. The client was impressed with the positive feedback and coverage the project received.

    “We’ve received a lot of positive feedback on our branding and design from customers, journalists, social media experts and designers. Though our brand is young, we’ve been recognized nationwide, in part because of the branding work FINIEN delivered.” – CEO, Undergarment Startup 

  • 53
    $25,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Boston MA

    Founded in 1994, blackcoffee is a marketing agency located in Boston. Their small team of 7 specializes in naming and branding.  

    Clients
    Acura
    Boloco
    Cannondale
    Converse
    Notable Project

    A tech firm hired blackcoffee for their branding services. The firm wanted to rebrand in order to maintain a strong presence in their industry. The agency crafted several solutions including a new logo and brand new packaging. 

    "The new branding is standardized across all materials and accomplishes the desired differentiation from competitors."–Managing Director, Tech Firm 

  • 54
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Minneapolis MN

    Pollywog is a naming agency founded in 2007. Pollywog is headquartered in Minneapolis and has fewer than 5 employees who specialize in branding.

    Clients
    Ameriprise
    Renewal by Andersen
    General Mills
    Medtronic
    Notable Project

    An animal adoption nonprofit hired Pollywog to name its mobile veterinary service for pet owners. Pollywog completed market research and met with stakeholders during the research process. Due to the limited financial resources available, Pollywog proposed a name that used humor would attract attention and ensure that the new service would be sustainable. The client especially appreciated Pollywog's existing interest in and support for animal welfare.

    "The brand’s success led to partnerships with other local organizations and non-profits. It has been 11 years since the initial launch, and the enterprise is still helping prevent pet overpopulation in Minneapolis and St. Paul." - Marketing & Communication Manager, Animal Adoption Nonprofit

  • 55
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    New York NY

    Founded in 2005, Motto is a branding agency with offices in Dallas, TX, and New York City. The agency and the 20+ member team are experts in UX/UI design, branding, and web design. 

    Clients
    Google
    20th Century Fox
    Hershey's
    Blue Sky Studios
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Motto modernized a mattress manufacturer by updating their website and implementing other branding strategies. By using unique designs and strategies, the agency built them a new identity from scratch, which caused sales to increase. 

    "They're [Motto] a well-oiled machine. They hit every deadline and kept the project organized through management software."- Chief Marketing Officer, Mattress Manufacturer

  • 56
    $25,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    San Diego CA

    LESS+MORE is a San Diego-based branding agency that was founded in 2006. LESS+MORE has a team of 10 who specializes in branding and offers other services such as marketing strategy, advertising, and logo and packaging design. 

    Clients
    LESS+MORE works with innvoative companies of various sizes
    from start-up brands to multi-national corporations. Representative clients are: Thermo Fisher Scientific
    Cassandra
    DocuWare
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A new restaurant hired LESS+MORE to create its brand. LESS+MORE helped the restaurant develop its menu concept and design, web pages, logo, business cards, newsletters, and overall brand and message.

    "They've been amazing, and we're very happy with the results. We'll continue to work with them on any projects moving forward and would recommend them to anyone opening up a restaurant." - Co-Owner, Restaurant 

  • 57
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Stamford CT

    Namebase Brand Naming is a naming agency headquartered in Stamford, Conn. The agency was founded in 1996 and has a team of fewer than 5. In addition to naming and branding services, Namebase Brand Naming also provides market research.

    Clients
    Samsung
    Kabuni
    Nestle Dreyer's
    Kia Motors
    Notable Project

    Namebase Brand Naming provided a home design company with eight powerful brand names. The project was on a strict timeline, which Namebase Brand Naming met capably.

    "We had a positive feed-back from the name. It stood out among our competitors and there was nothing else like it. It was easy to say, spell and find on Google." - Founding Partner, Home Design Company

  • 58
    $100,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Los Angeles CA

    La Visual is a digital agency based in Culver City, California, that was established in 2005. Their team of 11 employees offers branding, UX/UI design, and social media marketing services. 

    Clients
    Intuit
    Yahoo!
    IAC
    Lincoln
    Industries
    Notable Project

    La Visual helped revamp a staffing company's branding materials. Using meticulous research into the target audience, industry, and competitors, their team redesigned the website, business cards, collateral, stationery, and other promotional items.The new logo and visual elements garnered favorable reviews.

    "La Visual provided a great brand illumination study, and the care and concern they gave to the design was outstanding." – CMO, Staffing Company

  • 59
    $75,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    New York NY

    BrandTuitive is a branding agency based in New York. Founded in 2010, their team of about 20 employees provides branding, advertising, and marketing strategy services primarily for midmarket and enterprise businesses.

    Clients
    Nespresso
    Simply Wine
    ShopKeep
    Horizen
    Industries
    Notable Project

    BrandTuitive worked with a company to assist it in positioning itself as a brand and identifying target audiences. BrandTuitive also worked on customer reaction and messaging to help the client develop a consistent message.

    "They're very genuine, and I definitely felt like they were fully committed to the work." – CEO, Luxury Jewelry Company

  • 60
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    San Diego CA

    Ignyte is a branding agency that was founded in 2013 in San Diego. The agency's team of 12 offers branding, market research, web design, and logo design services to clients in the health care, energy, consumer products, advertising, and hospitality industries. 

    Clients
    MOSAIC
    Ace Electric
    Mantra Yoga & Juice
    Vista Community Clinic
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A mountain adventures company hired Ignyte to boost its web presence and branding. Ignyte rebuilt the client's website and helped rebrand the company to better appeal to customers.

    "All of the steps in the process put us through a self-discovery phase and helped us better understand why we’re in business, what we’re selling, how we’re selling it, and who our customers are. The brand strategy was a really beautiful outcome that I didn’t expect." - Owner, Mountain Adventures Company

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