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July 2022

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  • 4
    • $75,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • New York, NY

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

    Clients

    • Verifone
    • Prospiant
    • ENGIE Impact
    • CenTrio

    Industries

    Notable Project

    DeSantis Breindel defined a comprehensive brand strategy for a multi-industrial company. This included qualitative and quantitative research, brand framing, strategy, architecture, and tone and visual dev.

    “DeSantis Breindel is incredibly vested in our business and success — they operate as a true partner.”

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  • 5
    • Scheduling

      4.9
    • Quality

      4.9
    • Cost

      4.8
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $100,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • San Diego, CA

    Founded in 2005, Traina is a premier branding agency based in San Diego that is reimagining the way brands are built. By unifying strategy, design, and digital expertise under one roof, their team creates market-leading brands that are driven by data, fueled by design, and built for digital from day one.

    Clients

    • Microsoft
    • Facebook
    • Umo
    • Brooklyn Brewery

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Traina developed a guitar manufacturer's WordPress website. They've used Adobe Photoshop and XD to create the site's design. They've implemented initial on-page SEO, and they're providing routine maintenance.

    "We feel like they're coming with a lot of intelligence in their design iterations."

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  • 6
    • Scheduling

      4.8
    • Quality

      4.9
    • Cost

      4.9
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $25,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Lewiston, ME

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

    Clients

    • Apple
    • Ubisoft
    • TaskRabbit
    • Sappi

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Signing on with a brewery to provide a complete set of branding services, Anchour delivered goal development, logo creation, and strategy crafting. They may go on to provide executable marketing campaigns. 

    "They’ve stayed on top of all of their people to ensure everything happens in a timely manner." 

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  • 7
    • Scheduling

      4.8
    • Quality

      4.9
    • Cost

      4.8
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $25,000+
    • 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

    • Waymo
    • eBay
    • Intel
    • PayPal

    Industries

    Notable Project

    REQ provides PR services for a cybersecurity company. Their tasks include managing media relations, pitching, drafting bylines, coordinating interviews, coaching spokespeople, social media support, and more.

    “The agility and flexibility of the team are outstanding.”

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  • 8
    • Scheduling

      4.8
    • Quality

      4.9
    • Cost

      4.8
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $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

    Rule29 was hired by a SaaS company to help develop their brand identity. They've developed a defining brand guide and implemented it throughout the client's organization digitally and in print.

    "R29 has a consistent work ethic and communication cadence."

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  • 9
    • $75,000+
    • 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 created a marketing and messaging strategy for a leading e-commerce company. They were tasked with research, style guide creation, and asset development.

    "We greatly valued the quality and thoughtfulness of the work produced by Manifesto."

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  • 10
    • $25,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Denver, CO

    FlowState Marketing is a digital and branding agency located in Denver. Since 2016, their team of 19 has specialized in branding, content marketing, digital strategy, and more. They mainly serve small businesses in various industries: advertising, manufacturing, ecommerce, entertainment, and others.

    Clients

    • Subaru
    • MillerCoors
    • T-Mobile
    • SketchUp

    Industries

    Notable Project

    To help amplify their branding and presence, FlowState Branding was hired to provide UI/UX design and development for a social networking platform.

    "We know exactly what to expect because they always meet our deadlines."

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  • 11
    • Scheduling

      4.8
    • Quality

      4.9
    • Cost

      4.7
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $50,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • New York, NY

    Starfish is a marketing and creative services firm based in New York City. They were established in 2002, and have 23 employees. Starfish's services include marketing strategy, branding, logo design, media planning, web design, and more.

    Clients

    • PwC
    • Weight Watchers
    • Vornado
    • AST

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Starfish provided marketing and advertising services for a communication equipment manufacturer. They worked on the messaging and positioning of a new product to attract high-tech early adopters.

    “We were 100% satisfied with their work, and they exceeded our expectations.”

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  • 12
    • Scheduling

      5.0
    • Quality

      5.0
    • Cost

      4.9
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $100,000+
    • 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
    • Brooklyn Brewery
    • Virgin®
    • Andela

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Motto supported rebranding efforts by recreating the overall look-and-feel of the brand. This involved consulting, designing a new logo and brand guidelines, and clarifying messaging.

    "Motto was able to identify who we really are as a company and help us own it."

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  • 13
    • $75,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • New York, NY

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

    Clients

    • Mastercard
    • Gore
    • Spectrum Enterprise
    • Edwards Lifesciences

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Tenet Partners provides yearly core brand analysis to help the client assess their brand value, awareness, and favorability. They're also creating a brand architecture around the firm's sustainability offering.

    "They have a keen focus on ROI, which allows us to optimize our resources to meet objectives."

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  • 14
    • Scheduling

      4.7
    • Quality

      4.9
    • Cost

      4.6
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $25,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Addison, TX

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

    Clients

    • TrinityRail
    • American Airlines
    • Dynata
    • Airbus

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Spire Agency outlined the brand messaging and positioning and proceeded to redesign and enhance the UI of the business’ website. The team also designed marketing collateral and put together branded slide decks.

    "Spire Agency definitely helped us step up our game."

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  • 15
    • $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

    • Slack
    • Fifth Season
    • T-Mobile
    • CarMax

    Industries

    Notable Project

    A mortgage banker hired Spectacle Strategy to provide leadership training and development. They created a one-day program for the client's executive leadership team meeting to help the team engage and think out of the box.

    "They planned everything beautifully, and everything went great."

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  • 16
    • Scheduling

      4.9
    • Quality

      4.9
    • Cost

      4.8
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $25,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Walnut Creek, CA

    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.

    Clients

    • Chevron
    • Chiquita Brands
    • Clorox
    • Coca-Cola

    Industries

    Notable Project

    McLean helped rebrand a home services marketplace to create a more aspirational brand according to the client’s needs. The deliverables included a new name, logo, and branding kit.

    “McLean helped us come up with a great brand that really fit us.”

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  • 17
    • $75,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Morristown, NJ

    eDesign Interactive is a digital experience agency headquartered in Morristown, NJ. Founded in 2004 with a team of 30+, they create websites, digital strategy, and interactive campaigns across multiple industries.

    Clients

    • Turner Construction
    • AP Content Services
    • Wimpy Kid
    • LaserNetUS

    Industries

    Notable Project

    eDesign Interactive designed and developed a website, logo, and brand for a US-government affiliated energy company. They interviewed internal stakeholders and iterated on feedback they received pre-delivery.

    "They were particularly strong at talking to us and finding out what we wanted." 

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  • 18
    • Scheduling

      4.9
    • Quality

      5.0
    • Cost

      4.8
    • NPS

      4.9
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    • $10,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • New York, NY

    Plus972 is a boutique branding and marketing agency founded in 2009 and located in New York. The team of about 10 employees provides branding, web development, and e-commerce development services. Their clientele includes midmarket and small businesses in the real estate, e-commerce, hospitality and leisure, media, nonprofit, and retail industries.

    Clients

    • The Ritz-Carlton
    • The Getty
    • Victor Group
    • 277 5TH

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Plus972 was hired to provide branding services for a yoga studio. Their main tasks involved company name creation, logo design, and website design.

    "They had amazing creative designers and an efficient project management style."

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  • 19
    • $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 created a naming convention architecture for an AI and fraud detection platform. The team also did extensive market research and came up with the first round of names for the platform. 

    “They worked hard to tailor their services to our exact needs.”

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  • 20
    • $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

    A social development center was looking to launch their new benefit and expand their online reach, so they engaged with Barretto-Co. for their web development and design services.

    "They truly care about the UX and the overall quality of their work."

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  • 21
    • $25,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Sausalito, CA

    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.

    Clients

    • San Jose Sharks
    • SFMOMA
    • Kelly Services
    • Opendoor

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Division of Labor was tasked with conceptualizing a marketing and engagement campaign. Their services included strategic oversight, media planning and buying, and creative concepting, and digital production.

    "They were able to take our feedback and spin it into gold!"

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  • 22
    • $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

    After a thorough discovery phase, AtticSalt Branding developed a brand identity for a digital events platform. This included naming, voice and personality, design, and marketing webpages.

    "They have a clear step-by-step process that made this enjoyable and effective."

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  • 23
    • $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

    • American Nurses Association
    • The Education Trust
    • Elizabeth Dole Foundation
    • Goodwill Industries International

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Social Driver produced two videos for a nonprofit affordable housing organization. They handled all of the audio, video editing, mixing, voiceovers, and scriptwriting. Another deliverable was an infographic. 

    "I give them high marks for listening and understanding what we were trying to produce." 

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  • 24
    • Scheduling

      4.7
    • Quality

      4.9
    • Cost

      4.7
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $25,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Del Mar, CA

    California-based full-service branding and digital communications agency Jacob Tyler works with clients to bring their story to life. Founded in 2000 and now 20+ employees strong, the agency specializes in corporate identity development and positioning, planning and strategy, SEO, social media, and UI/UX design.

    Clients

    • AT&T
    • Novartis
    • Discovery Channel
    • SONY

    Notable Project

    Jacob Tyler has designed the logo and branding of an organic products manufacturing company. They’re currently doing packaging design and website development, and they will start working on digital marketing.

    “Jacob Tyler makes the work dynamic enjoyable, and they’re incredibly intelligent.”

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  • 25
    • $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 completed a rebranding project for a financial services firm when they launched into a new market. They utilized the client's company legacy to design new branding materials and a website. 

    "MonogramGroup was extremely open and collaborative during the project."

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  • 26
    • $75,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Baton Rouge, LA

    ThreeSixtyEight is a full-service digital agency founded in 2011 and based in Baton Rouge, LA. Their small team of 18 employees creates unique digital experiences using its expertise in SEO, web design, branding, and social media.

    Clients

    • Rakuten
    • AsBuilt
    • Louisiana Economic Development
    • CenturyLink

    Industries

    Notable Project

    ThreeSixtyEight was hired by a restaurant chain to handle their branding and marketing initiatives. Some of their responsibilities included developing a one-year marketing plan and designing the client's logo.

    "They were a team of supremely talented individuals who did their best for our company."

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  • 27
    • $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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  • 28
    • Scheduling

      5.0
    • Quality

      5.0
    • Cost

      4.9
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $10,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Montreal, Canada

    Signifly is a digital design and development agency headquartered in Montreal, Canada, with an office in Copenhagen. Since 2010, their team of about 30 has expertise in digital strategy, UX/UI design, and e-commerce development. 

    Clients

    • Google
    • BMO - Bank of Montreal
    • Diva Cup
    • GE Current

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Signifly provided digital strategy services for an investor connection company. After discussions, the team came up with a comprehensive kick-off workshop for a better understanding of the goals and targets.

    " If there was going to be a delay, they let us know ahead of time."

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  • 29
    • Scheduling

      4.8
    • Quality

      4.9
    • Cost

      4.7
    • NPS

      4.9
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    • $75,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Philadelphia, PA

    Branding firm J2 was launched in 2007. In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, their small team focuses on branding, market research, logo, ux/ui design, and more.

    Clients

    • Kimmel Cultural Campus
    • United Way
    • Union Square San Francisco
    • Susquehanna University

    Industries

    Notable Project

    J2 has developed a cemetery and funeral home company’s WordPress website and branding assets. The team has also created a new umbrella logo that represents the organization’s various entities. 

    “J2’s passion for the project is reflected in their outputs.”

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  • 30
    • $5,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Pittsburgh, PA

    Direct Online Marketing is a digital marketing agency based in Pittsburgh. Founded in 2006, they have just over 20 employees and serve a wide range of clients, including local businesses, larger firms, universities, and nonprofits. Their services include SEO, PPC campaigns, social media marketing.

    Clients

    • Highlights
    • Savannah College of Art & Design
    • SEGRA
    • Starks Age Management

    Industries

    Notable Project

    A nonprofit consultancy organization partnered with Direct Online Marketing (formerly C-Leveled) to develop an overall branding strategy to spread awareness of their campaigns and services.

    "They listen!"

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