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February 2023

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  • 6
    • Scheduling

      4.9
    • Quality

      4.9
    • Cost

      4.8
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $75,000+
    • 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
    • Meta
    • John Deere
    • Nasa (Space Center Houston)

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    Notable Project

    Traina was hired by a construction firm to carry out their rebranding and web overhaul projects. The engagement was expected to align with a unique story that differentiates them from the client's competitors. 

    "They truly listened to what was important to us and that became important to them."

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  • 7
    • $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 has conducted a branding exercise to help a life science organization develop their verbal and visual identity. The project has included various discovery sessions.

    “DeSantis Breindel’s customer service and partnership orientation are outstanding.”

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  • 8
    • $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

    A financial institution has hired Tenet Partners for a rebranding project. They’ve led a discovery phase, including data analysis, interviews, and workshops. The team has created a logo and brand guidelines.

    “Tenet Partners is exceptional; I can’t say enough good things about them.”

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  • 9
    • $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 created three logos that work together: one logo for the umbrella organization and two for the associations that sit underneath. They're currently working to develop the brand story.

    "The logo redesign establishes us in the forefront of the construction industry."

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  • 10
    • Scheduling

      4.8
    • Quality

      4.9
    • Cost

      4.8
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $75,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Atlanta, GA

    Matchstic is a brand identity house that was founded in 2003 in Atlanta, GA. The team of about 20 employees focuses on branding, specifically brand strategy, visual identity, naming and brand messaging. Operating at the intersection of art and commerce, Matchstic aims to solve complex problems using strategy, creative thinking, and smart design.

    Clients

    • Chick-fil-A
    • Steelcase
    • Publix
    • Boys & Girls Clubs of America

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Matchstic provides a range of branding services, including logo, font, and description design. They interviewed internal and external stakeholders to compile an accurate picture of the client's identity. 

    "Every single font, line, and design element was created intentionally based on who we are. It was very exciting." 

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  • 11
    • Scheduling

      4.8
    • Quality

      5.0
    • 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

    Anchour took over a branding consistency campaign for a brewing company. They provided packaging design, a web upgrade, and consistency across all marketing collateral, plus a branding document for the future.

    Anchour did a lot of research on their own, without much input from us. That was helpful.

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  • 12
    • 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 involved from the beginning in creating a holistic brand for a veteran’s nonprofit. Beginning with comprehensive brand guidelines, they designed all logos, websites, and promotional materials.

    "Their commitment to remaining a relationship-based company, to me, just speaks volumes about who they."

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  • 13
    • Scheduling

      4.8
    • Quality

      4.9
    • Cost

      4.7
    • 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 has supported rebranding efforts of an employee health and wellness program. Their work has included collateral for direct marketing campaigns, a main website, and several microsites. 

    "The creative work I get from Spire is pretty amazing."

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  • 14
    • 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 digital strategies and web design support to share policy information with a larger audience. They also assist with events and social media.

    “REQ has helped us significantly expand our growth by upwards of 1,000%.”

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  • 15
    • Scheduling

      5.0
    • Quality

      5.0
    • Cost

      4.8
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $75,000+
    • 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® provided branding services for a tequila brand. They conducted brand discovery, created vision boards, and worked on the brand's visual identity, logo and packaging design, and sales deck design.

    "They helped us find our unique voice in the branding process and understood how to walk us through it to get to it."

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  • 16
    • $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 provides ongoing branding and development support. They’ve created marketing materials and redesigned an existing website to enhance a school’s fundraising efforts. 

    "Their commitment to understanding our needs and listening to us has made them stand out."

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  • 17
    • $10,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Farnham, United Kingdom

    Valiant Design is a strategic creative agency located in Farnham, England. They have about 13 teammates. Since 2010, they have provided branding, web design, and packaging design services to primarily midmarket agencies in the health care and medical, business services, and manufacturing industries.

    Clients

    • Contec Inc
    • WFS Global
    • Alrec
    • Sony

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Starting from scratch, Valiant Design redesigned the WordPress website of a protection material manufacturer. The team took the client’s goals and visual requirements to deliver an SEO-sensitive platform.

    “They’re very good at turning your ideas into reality.”

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  • 18
    • Scheduling

      4.9
    • Quality

      5.0
    • Cost

      4.9
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $75,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Solana Beach, CA

    BLVR is a new type of agency, not just a creative shop but a belief company. They consult with fearless leaders to build brands that shape culture through brand strategy, identity, campaigns, and experiences.

    Clients

    • Andis
    • Hijole Tequila
    • At Home
    • Harrah's Resort

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Andis is a 100-year-old icon. For the past century, they have provided quality, innovative hair tools, and products for barbers, stylists, and groomers worldwide. But they needed to connect with a new generation of customers who wanted their brand to stand for more.

    Inspired by the dreamers and visionaries remaking our world today, BLVR repositioned Andis as a creative empowerment brand, fully embodying the company’s commitment to championing creativity and artistry, all while paying homage to the brand’s strong legacy.

    With over 130 million media impressions to date and over 30 million brand engagements in one month, the campaign has empowered the creative community to further their artist journey and Create Your Way.

    “We were searching for an authentic company that would understand the heart of what we were trying to create. BLVR hit it out of the ballpark.”

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  • 19
    • $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

    FlowState Marketing designed and built an interactive website to showcase a snowboard company’s offerings. They also made content, created videos, and provided marketing and branding services.

    "FlowState Marketing recognized our target audience and then fully satisfied both our needs and our customer's wants."

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  • 20
    • Scheduling

      4.9
    • Quality

      5.0
    • Cost

      4.6
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $50,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Seattle, WA

    Northbound, a small branding company, is located in Seattle, Washington. They specialize in branding, market research, marketing strategy, other marketing, and more and were launched in 2012.

    Industries

    Notable Project

    An advertising and marketing agency hired Northbound for brand strategy, naming, and supplemental expertise with client challenges. They also assisted with positioning and marketing plans.

    “They were wonderful collaborators that we trusted fully.”

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  • 21
    • $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 led a marketing research survey to scope out an opportunity in an established industry. Among other elements, they assessed market relationships, concept appeal, and barriers to adoption.

    "The professionalism, broad scope, and attention to detail far exceeded my expectations."

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  • 22
    • Undisclosed
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Toronto, Canada

    Strano + Pettigrew Design Associates is a Toronto-based branding agency. Founded in 2004, they have fewer than 10 employees that provide services for branding, packaging design, and graphic design.  Strano + Pettigrew Design Associates works with small and mid-sized businesses in the retail and consumer products sectors.  

    Clients

    • Air Canada
    • Aramark Canada
    • Beam Suntory
    • Careers Group University of London

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Strano led the rebranding campaign to emphasize core values of the company – this included sales collateral development and web redesign support. Strano created sales collateral and did web redesign to re-emphasis core identities in their rebranding campaign. 

    "They did an unbelievable job."

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  • 23
    • Scheduling

      4.9
    • Quality

      5.0
    • Cost

      4.7
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $50,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Northampton, MA

    BRIGADE is a brand services agency that operates out of Hadley, Mass. Founded in 2005, they have a team of about 25 solely dedicated to branding projects. Their expertise lies in branding strategy, product branding, and messaging.

    Clients

    • SVEDKA Vodka
    • Wyndham Hotel & Resorts
    • Travelodge
    • Hawthorn Suites

    Industries

    Notable Project

    BRIGADE provided branding services for a hotel and resort chain. The team was responsible for creating design concepts, designing a logo, creating marketing collateral, and more.

    "Their ability to flex to our needs and solve seemingly impossible challenges impressed us."

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  • 24
    • $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 has managed a digital marketing campaign for a fertility clinic. They have focused on launching Google Ads campaigns, provided data, and developed reports.

    "eDesign Interactive are wonderful, and we love working with them!"

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  • 25
    • Scheduling

      4.8
    • Quality

      4.9
    • Cost

      4.7
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $75,000+
    • 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 managed an educational campaign based on pre-existing research and their own fact-finding efforts. After developing a strategy and creative briefs, they generated both digital and physical assets.

    "They take a personal interest in understanding your business and helping you deliver your stated objectives." 

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  • 26
    • $10,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Mississauga, Canada

    Rayvn Design is an award-winning Toronto branding & design agency. Founded in 2018, they have 9 employees who specialize in brand identity design, website design, and social media content creation primarily for small business consulting firms in real-estate, finance, law, and other knowledge-based professional industries.

    Clients

    • Spirits Canada
    • Sally Hogshead
    • Normand PLLC.
    • urbanMetrics Inc.

    Industries

    Notable Project

    An IT management company hired Ravyn Design to provide website development. This included branding, a new website created from scratch, social media, and other general marketplace positioning efforts.

    "They have my company a new face on the internet."

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  • 27
    • Scheduling

      4.9
    • Quality

      4.9
    • Cost

      4.5
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $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

    A nonprofit organization hired BrandTuitive to help them name their new web app and provide branding services. They developed a name, logo, and color scheme. The team also created a preliminary marketing plan.

    “They were sincere in their desire to help us and see us succeed.”

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  • 28
    • $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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  • 29
    • Scheduling

      4.9
    • Quality

      5.0
    • 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 provides naming and branding services for a strategic consulting firm. They’ve worked with several end clients developing the brand architecture and principles, particularly for beverage brands.

    “The crew is great at listening, processing information, and feeding it back through a creative process.”

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  • 30
    • Scheduling

      5.0
    • Quality

      5.0
    • Cost

      4.9
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $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

    • AFL-CIO CARE USA
    • Council on Foreign Relations
    • Equal Justice Works
    • Equal Rights Advocates

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Teal Media rebranded a daily online publication that had an antiquated website and brand. They provided in-depth research, fresh designs and created a new identity package for the publishing company.

    "The fact that they are incredibly talented, but are also the most down-to-earth people you can imagine. Teal Media is a pleasure to work with."

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