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September 2022

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    • Scheduling

      5.0
    • Quality

      4.9
    • Cost

      4.8
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $25,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • New York City, 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

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Tanj provided brand naming services for a branding and communications agency’s end customer. They did research, presented 3–5 naming options, vetted the names, and did preliminary trademarking searches.

    “They were very easy to work with, and our client really liked them.”

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  • 2
    • Scheduling

      4.9
    • Quality

      4.9
    • Cost

      4.7
    • NPS

      4.9
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    • $25,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • New York, NY

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

    Notable Project

    A financial and software services company hired WANT to provide naming and rebranding. They did discovery calls and naming exercises to pick a new name and delivered branding guidelines and a creative brief.

    “We appreciated having folks on their end who knew what we do and had used our products.”

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    • Scheduling

      5.0
    • Quality

      5.0
    • Cost

      4.8
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • 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

    • Maison Ferrand
    • Philips
    • Calvin Klein
    • CapGemini

    Notable Project

    River + Wolf provided branding services for a maritime AI company. The team headed the client’s rebranding efforts, including the creation of a new company name.

    "We were impressed with their integrated legal and creative process as well as the quality of their work."

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    • $25,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Oakland, CA

    Headquartered in Oakland, California, Barretto-Co. Is a branding firm. The small team specializes in branding. The company was launched in 1993.

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Barretto-Co. was hired by a university to redesign their site and logo. The team took input from the client's faculty, staff, and students before redesigning the logo.

    “They always go the extra mile to come up with amazing ideas for us.”

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  • 5
    • Scheduling

      5.0
    • Quality

      4.8
    • Cost

      4.6
    • NPS

      4.8
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    • $10,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Austin, TX

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

    Clients

    • 7-Eleven (Brazilian Bold)
    • Aetna (Practice iQ)
    • Affinia (The Liaison Hotel in DC)
    • AICPA (Privacy Check)

    Notable Project

    A roofing manufacturer hired NameStormers to come up with a name for their new product. The team conducted stakeholder interviews, created a list of names, and conducted follow-up iterations based on feedback.

    "They were very communicative, very responsive, and took feedback openly."

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    • $25,000+
    • 2 - 9 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 provided branding services for a global talent acquisition firm. The team created brand personas, managed a best practices audit, and conducted an external candidate quantitative survey.

     

    “Global Brand Works delivers a true sense of partnership.”

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  • 7
    • $10,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Scottsdale, AZ

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

    Clients

    • Google
    • Enterprise Rent-A-Car
    • Red Rover
    • The Joint Chiropractic

    Industries

    Notable Project

    An interior design studio hired AtticSalt Branding to seek help with their messaging and brand design. The team also designed a website that matched the company's originality.

    "As a designer, I had never been comfortable with sales and marketing, and this brand felt like it could sell itself."

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  • 8
    • Scheduling

      4.9
    • Quality

      4.9
    • Cost

      4.7
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $10,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Berkeley, CA

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

    Clients

    • Clutch
    • 3M
    • ABC
    • Alcatel

    Notable Project

    Zinzin conducted a multi-week brainstorming, interviewing, and vetting names for a risk management SaaS firm. 

    "Also, they have the discipline to remain focused on naming and naming only, which makes them the best."

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    • $10,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • New York, NY

    Located in Brooklyn, NY, GreyBox Creative is a full-service, boutique branding agency that provides high-end strategy, design, and web development. The GreyBox design team has worked together for two decades and helped hundreds of companies create or revitalize their brand.

    Clients

    • Apollo Capital Management
    • Novo Nordisk
    • US Army/Navy
    • Geoffrey Beene

    Industries

    Notable Project

    GreyBox Creative designed and developed a client's website and brand, including a logo. They're now providing social media marketing services, such as PPC and social media marketing.

    "If you go to them with seed, then they’ll make it into a flower, bringing to life what’s in your head." 

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    • Scheduling

      4.9
    • Quality

      4.9
    • Cost

      4.8
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $10,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Brevard, NC

    Tungsten Branding is a global naming firm based in Brevard, N.C. that serves clients worldwide. They specialize in company naming, rebranding and repositioning services. Their client base ranges from multinational organizations to mid-market companies, representing financial, IT, medical and industrial businesses.  

    Clients

    • PODS
    • Johnson Controls
    • Benjamin Moore
    • HITACHI

    Industries

    Notable Project

    TUNGSTEN spearheaded the rebranding efforts of a state-chartered credit union. The team developed a new brand name, brand book, and marketing materials. They also helped review the client's website.

    "We were impressed by the way they looked at our business from a 360-degree view."

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    • $10,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • București, Romania

    Armeanu Creative Studio is a branding agency founded in 2007 in Bucuresti, Romania with two members. They specialize in branding solutions for small and medium-sized companies in the industries of consumer products, business services, and healthcare.

    Clients

    • Invibes Advertising
    • ML2Grow
    • Apiterra
    • Valeputna

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Armeanu Creative Studio provided branding services for a distribution company. Their tasks included designing the client's logo and packaging, redesigning their site, and creating marketing materials.

    "They had good knowledge about the gaming industry, and this helped a lot in the branding process."

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    • Scheduling

      4.9
    • Quality

      5.0
    • Cost

      4.9
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $10,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Boston, MA

    Marquis is a branding and graphic design agency based in Boston. Founded in 2003, the small team of 8 specializes in branding, graphic design, and web design. They work primarily with clients in the healthcare and medical industries.

     

    Clients

    • Fenway Enterprises
    • Fresenius Medical Care
    • Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
    • Roche Bros.

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Marquis provided a brand revamp for an oceanography nonprofit organization. Their work included creating new colors, logo, and font based on in-depth research.

    “They handled everything with grace and patience.”

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    • $50,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Austin, TX

    Spectacle Strategy, founded in 2017, is a creative strategy consultancy headquartered in Denver. The company’s team of 3 specializes in branding, marketing research, and marketing strategy. They work mostly with mid-market businesses in the business services, financial services, and consumer products & services industries. 
     

    Clients

    • Webflow
    • Fifth Season
    • Slack
    • CoPilot

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Spectacle Strategy was hired by a clinical documentation firm to help them with their brand strategy. The team developed their name, mission statement, and logo. They also designed the company’s website. 

    “They delivered a product that was consistent and cohesive on all levels.”

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    • $10,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Brooklyn, NY

    Suits & Sandals is a brand communications agency that was founded in 2011. Headquartered in Brooklyn, N.Y., the company consists of 11 employees. They specialize in branding, digital strategy, and web design. They primarily serve midmarket companies in the nonprofit, IT, and media industries.

    Clients

    • CLASP
    • Blindcut
    • Efficiency for Access Coalition
    • Dr. John P Hanson Cancer Research Foundation

    Industries

    Notable Project

    fSuits & Sandals took over a website development leftover from a previous vendor. After delivering the initial solution, they provided security consulting and built a restricted portal within the website.

    "They’re incredibly responsive, professional, and organized." 

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    • Scheduling

      4.6
    • Quality

      4.8
    • Cost

      4.7
    • NPS

      4.8
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    • $10,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • New York, NY

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

    Clients

    • Kindbody
    • YouTube
    • Shazam
    • Ogilvy

    Industries

    Notable Project

    C42D rebranded a behavioral health startup from scratch, doing everything from logo design to visual identity. They met with key stakeholders and came up with several comprehensive ideas.

    “They were highly engaged and were all working super collaboratively with us.”

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    • $5,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Brooklyn, NY

    Stan Branding is a branding firm launched in 2016. The agency offers branding, graphic design, packaging design, print design, and more and has a small team.

    Clients

    • Patrick Zajda
    • Marco Hoffman
    • Antonio Guillen
    • Lacey Stefano

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Stan Branding provided branding services for a vacation rental marketing company. They created the brand guidelines, delivering a 20-page PDF document and a folder with all elements’ files for its use.

    “The quality of work stood out — that’s why we chose them.”

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    • $10,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • South Melbourne, Australia

    Truly Deeply, a branding agency, was established in 1990. Based in South Melbourne, Australia, their small team specializes in branding, digital strategy, and web design.

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Truly Deeply helped an SMS service provider rebrand their firm to reposition themselves as a customer engagement business. The vendor interviewed the firm's senior executives and conducted competitor analysis.

    "I was impressed with their ability to get an outstanding outcome."

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    • $25,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Sausalito, CA

    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.

    Clients

    • Grand Rounds Health
    • Exponent Partners
    • For The Many
    • WRA Environmental Consultants

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Good Stuff Partners is rebranding a political nonprofit agency. The client wanted an effective brand that is built from the ground up.

    "They deliver high quality work from the biggest picture strategy to the most minute details of design and content."

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    • $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
    • Change.org
    • Lexus
    • BRAC

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Niftic Agency provides graphic design, web development, and app development services for a public affairs agency. The team has also been involved in SEO and keyword linking strategy efforts.

    “Their design aesthetic and user interface are excellent.”

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    • Scheduling

      4.9
    • Quality

      4.9
    • Cost

      4.6
    • NPS

      4.9
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    • $25,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Cincinnati, OH

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

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

    Clients

    • Kroger
    • Rhinegeist Brewery
    • Standard Textile
    • Empower MFG

    Industries

    Notable Project

    BS LLC came up with the brand identity of a rental property management business. Additionally, they helped develop and design the client's WordPress website and various marketing materials.

    "The quality of their work was good."

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    • $10,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • London, United Kingdom

    Our Own Brand is a marketing and advertising agency based in London. Founded in 2018, they have a team of around 5 employees. They provide branding, social media marketing, web design, and web development services. 

    Clients

    • O'Neill
    • Christy
    • Sky
    • CAT

    Industries

    Notable Project

    An online e-commerce store hired Our Own Brand to develop a unique brand identity and a mini video set that showcased the brand. Their tasks also included creating logos, taglines, and a brand book.

    "Their understanding vision of the brand was very impressive."

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  • 22
    • Scheduling

      4.7
    • Quality

      4.6
    • Cost

      4.6
    • NPS

      4.6
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    • $5,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Hillsboro, OR

    Speak! is a brand innovation agency with about 18 employees between its headquartered in Hillsboro, Oreg. headquarters and Minneapolis, Minn. office. They mostly work with midmarket businesses in the energy and IT sectors. Services include branding, web design, and content marketing services. 

    Clients

    • Dell
    • Penguin Solutions
    • Versa Cloud ERP
    • Tradeshift

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Speak! helped a cybersecurity and log management company refresh their branding. The team also designed the firm’s new logo to unify their expanded portfolio and represent their business more accurately.

    “I truly enjoyed our experience with them.”

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    • Scheduling

      5.0
    • Quality

      5.0
    • Cost

      4.8
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $50,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Montréal, Canada

    Brandlucent is a branding agency based in Montreal, Canada. Founded in 2015, they have five employees specializing in brand strategy for B2B tech and service companies of all sizes. They offer a range of services, including brand-first website development, brand-forward packaging, and brand identity.

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Brandlucent helps an IT company establish its brand identity to its target audience and prospective future employees. The vendor conducts workshops, creates a new site, crafts content, and more.

    "Their effectiveness, the knowledge they bring, and the quality of their guidance were simply impressive."

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  • 24
    • $5,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • London, United Kingdom

    Burst Digital is a web design company in London, United Kingdom. They offer web design, graphic design, web development, digital strategy, and more and were launched in 2018.

    Clients

    • Vivienne Westwood - The Vivienne Foundation
    • Lucinda Green
    • Clean Kitchen
    • Verity Bowditch

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Burst Digital was hired by a nonprofit organization to design and develop a WordPress website. They're also tasked with designing a logo, typography, color scheme, brand book, and social media templates.

    “We’re most impressed with Burst Digital’s flexibility and willingness to go the extra mile to cater to our needs."

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  • 25
    • Scheduling

      4.9
    • Quality

      5.0
    • Cost

      5.0
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $5,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • New York, NY

    Bionic Egg is based in New York. Since 2001, this agency has been specializing in web design and development, e-commerce development, and branding, for a wide variety of clients. 

    Clients

    • Sunset Cosmetic Surgery
    • Blesso Properties
    • Susan Bender
    • NozAid

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Bionic Egg has developed a website for a retail company. The goals are to introduce the client's new services and update their platform's homepage.

    "I've found that they are easy to work with and exceeded my expectations on this project."

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    • $10,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Needham, MA

    RainCastle Communications is a web design and branding company based outside Boston, in Needham, Mass. Founded in 1994, RainCastle's team of about 8 employees are experts in web design, content strategy, branding, and graphic design. They work with both B2B and B2C clients across industries.

    Industries

    Notable Project

    RainCastle Communications, Inc. designed and developed a website for a life sciences startup company from scratch. It included contact information, general descriptions, and job offers for potential employees.

    "RainCastle understood our needs very well and delivered what we wanted.”

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    • Undisclosed
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Sausalito, CA

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

    Clients

    • Gogo Inflight Internet
    • TruTV
    • WHOOP Fitness Tracker

    Notable Project

    Igor Naming Agency had been hired to assist a product design studio with renaming their company. The client wanted their brand name to live up to their business strategy. 

    "They had been very direct in their project management and presentation approach."

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  • 28
    • Scheduling

      5.0
    • Quality

      5.0
    • Cost

      4.7
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $10,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • San Francisco, CA

    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.

    Clients

    • Adobe
    • Microsoft
    • Ricola
    • MyFitnessPal

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Wonsupona was hired by a food delivery platform to handle their brand naming process. They conducted an internal survey, led a naming workshop, and delivered a presentation with their proposal.

    "They listened to our needs and went above and beyond to fulfill them."

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    • Scheduling

      4.9
    • Quality

      4.9
    • Cost

      4.9
    • NPS

      4.9
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    • $5,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Richmond, VA

    stoqd - marketing & branding agency is a branding firm founded in Richmond, Va. in 2016. With no more than 10 professionals, they provide branding, web design, and digital marketing solutions to small and mid-market firms alike.

    Clients

    • Long & Foster
    • Dairy Queen
    • Trendy Butler
    • Cash App

    Industries

    Notable Project

    stoqd redesigned a building materials company's website and created a brand story. They helped define the company's identity and identified what experience their customers would want to have.

    "They had people who excelled in a variety of things, and we were able to benefit from that."

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    • Scheduling

      4.9
    • Quality

      5.0
    • Cost

      4.9
    • NPS

      4.9
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    • $10,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Pacifica, CA

    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.

    Clients

    • Hewlett Packard Enterprise
    • Flex (Flextronics)
    • Meta
    • John Deere

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Heirloom provides branding and marketing services for a global tech company. They’ve conducted primary and secondary research to develop a messaging and marketing strategy to target audiences.

    "Heirloom will come from a brand perspective with their expertise on the table."

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