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Whether you're launching a new brand, extending your existing brand, or competing with a similar product or service, a brand strategy firm can help you meet your goals. A brand strategy lays out the core story of your company and its respective products and services. Executing a brand strategy requires aligning your brand identity with the right audiences and reaching them on the right channels.

To assist you in your search for a partner, we’ve compiled this list of the top brand strategy agencies in Los Angeles. Browse descriptions, feedback, and awards to find which can best suit your company’s needs. If you need more support, tell us about your project, and we'll match you with recommended companies.

List of the Best Los Angeles Brand Strategy Firms

  • 1
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Costa Mesa CA

    Column Five is a creative agency founded in 2009. They are based in Irvine, Calif., and have an office in Brooklyn, N.Y. Their 57-person team provides content marketing, public relations, and video production services to their clients in the advertising & marketing and business services industries. 

    Clients
    Microsoft
    A&E
    Nike
    LinkedIn
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Column Five designed a full-service campaign to market an update for a popular web browser. They build a site and carried out SEM, email marketing, and social media marketing to drive awareness for the campaign. Their efforts brought positive impressions for the commonly ridiculed browser, which earn laud from the client. 

    "One of the things that makes them so strong as an agency is the fact that they pride themselves on being client-led. They are an extension of your team. There is no ego and no attitude to the way that they work." – Creative Technologist, Web Browswer

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  • 2
    $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
    Warner Brothers
    City of Los Angeles
    USC
    Starwood Properties
    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 

  • 3
    $10,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Los Angeles CA

    Daniel Brian Advertising is a digital advertising agency based in Rochester, Mich. Founded in 1992, the team of about 40 provides advertising, branding, and marketing strategy services. Their experience spans the healthcare, retail, energy, and financial industries. 

    Clients
    Hungry Howie's
    Michigan Medicine
    Lake Trust Credit Union
    Flagstar Bank
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Daniel Brian Advertising served as a full-service agency of record for a regional pizza chain. They did traditional and digital advertising, redesigned a logo, and oversaw marketing campaigns. Their involvement drove sales and advertising ratings in areas such as awareness and persuasion.

    “DBA helped to contribute to many quarters of increased growth, and we saw increasing sales for the entire time that we worked with them.” – EVP of Marketing, Regional Pizza Chain

  • 4
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Los Angeles CA

    Ripe Media is a full-service digital agency based in Los Angeles. Founded in 2003, the small team of six specializes in web design, app development, and design to create interactive and digital products for their clients. 

    Clients
    Disney
    CBS
    Honda
    Fox Broadcasting
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A food bank organization hired Ripe Media to redesign their website and update their brand. Ripe designed a new look for their website and created email templates for them to use for outreach. The organization felt that Ripe Media took the time to understand the underlying goals and objectives that motivated the project. 

    "They’re invested in our company and understood what we needed in order to develop a customized look and feel for us. Good was never enough for them; they wanted the end product to be perfect, and they were genuinely interested in our success." – President & CEO, Food Bank Organization

  • 5
    $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
    General Motors
    Capital One
    Mercedes-Benz
    Gap
    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

  • 6
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Los Angeles CA

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

    Clients
    The North Face
    International Rescue Committee
    Lexus
    Subaru
    Notable Project

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

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

  • 7
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Beverly Hills CA

    Trixmedia is a Beverly Hills, Calif. digital marketing and web design agency with fewer than 50 employees on staff. Since its founding in 2003, the agency has specialized in web design, web development, and branding.

    Clients
    Hilton
    Norman Buckley
    Coca-Cola
    Paris Bloom
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Trixmedia designed multiple websites for a health therapy company. Along with the websites, they provided design marketing collateral, including brochures and logo design. The client now relies on Trixmedia for all marketing projects. 

    "[Trixmedia] is great at communication and giving design advice while also being cognizant of our concerns. They’re undoubtedly creative and capable of getting things done fast." – SVP, Health Therapy Company

  • 8
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Los Angeles CA

    L+R is an international design & technology studio and boutique strategy consulting firm founded in Brooklyn, New York City in 2012. The firm is made up of 25 skilled strategy, design and technology consultants, specializing in brand identity systems, go-to-market strategy consulting, technology strategy, UX/UI design, and next-generation mobile application development. They have offices in Brooklyn, Barcelona, Los Angeles and Milan and work with middle-market and Fortune 500 clients.

    Clients
    Amazon Web Services
    The Ad Council
    The Estée Lauder Companies
    GE
    Notable Project

    L+R developed a brand identity system, led software engineering, and executed a go-to-market strategy to facilitate a unique tenant engagement platform leveraging advanced mobile technologies and humanist principles. The team identified brand values, designed UX/UI and built a mobile application. The strategic initiative created new opportunities for the company's key stakeholders and garnered achievements as an industry-leading platform.

    "Thanks to the reliable and creative support provided by the L+R team, the company was able to hit all of their milestones for the year 2020." – Real Estate Company

  • 9
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Irvine CA

    500 Designs is a design agency based in Irvine, California, that was established in 2014. Their team of 44 employees offers UX/UI design, branding, and marketing strategy services.

    Clients
    Google
    Cisco
    3M
    KBS
    Industries
    Notable Project

    500 Designs provided UI/UX design services to a SaaS negotiation platform startup. Their team also designed the site, provided marketing expertise, and added additional features.

    "Since we've refreshed our product, we frequently get feedback in demos, pitches, and sales calls that our product is the best-looking procurement software on the market." – Head of Product, SaaS Startup

  • 10
    $25,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Denver CO

    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
    T-Mobile
    CarMax
    Keurig Green Mountain
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Spectacle Strategy assisted a health food company with their branding. They collaborated with the client to help them with their positioning, package design, and other marketing materials. After the engagement, the client received positive customer feedback.


    “The brand is now able to more effectively communicate with its audience because of Spectacle Strategy. After doing a survey, we saw that our new plant-power nutrition approach was twice as favorable among our consumers than our previous positioning.” — Former CEO, Health Food Company

  • 11
    $50,000+
    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
    RGR LLC
    LemonShark Poké
    Proteus
    MomentFeed
    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

  • 12
    $25,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Los Angeles CA

    Gelcomm is a branding and consumer research agency based in Los Angeles, California. The agency specializes in providing strategic design solutions. Founded in 1998, the team currently consists of less than 10 employees.

    Clients
    Fandango
    Kelloggs
    The Walt Disney Company
    Procter & Gamble
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Gelcomm refreshed the identity of a consumer goods company. They produced marketing and sales material such as a style guide and logos. After the rebranding efforts, products were better received by consumers.

    "They delivered on time and then let my team digest their deliverables. My team often didn’t adhere to our timeline, but Gelcomm adjusted the schedule accordingly. We built a strong working relationship over time." –Former VP of Global Marketing, Consumer Goods Brand

  • 13
    $50,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Manhattan Beach CA

    Isadora Agency is a California-based digital agency founded in 2009. Their team works with enterprise clients on their UX design systems, design, development, and branding needs.

    Clients
    News Corp
    Belkin International,
    Gartner
    Steve Madden
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Isadora Agency developed a website focused on employee benefits for a Fortune 500 media group. Isadora began their work by assessing the company's existing site and researching how other companies designed sites geared toward employee benefits. They created a new look for the site creating all designs from scratch and integrating with WordPress, which ultimately helped form a new strategic marketing tool.

    "They’ve empowered us to use innovative designs to communicate and maintain our website, brand and identity. Going forward, any email we send out and any PowerPoint we present will have the new aesthetics." – SVP, Media Company

  • 14
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Los Angeles CA

    Branding Los Angeles is a full-service marketing agency in Los Angeles, CA. They help their mostly small business clients build strong brands social media marketing, web design, digital strategy, and media planning and buying. Their intimate team of about 20 employees got its start in 2008 and now works closely with businesses in the consumer products, healthcare/medical, and manufacturing industries.

    Clients
    Art of Charm
    Belldini
    Beneath the Beautiful
    BiBiGo
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A strategic marketing and event management company hired Branding Los Angeles to collaborate with them on client projects that required branding and marketing expertise. These projects included social media, email marketing, advertising, and graphic design. The marketing company appreciated how Branding Los Angeles presented up to five ideas for each project, allowing the client to choose the concept that best suited its needs.

    “They’re willing to be my partner in achieving my goals for my company. They get involved with the clients’ goals and deliver. To me, they’re worth every penny; that’s why I continue to work with them.” – President, Marketing and Event Management Company

  • 15
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Los Angeles CA

    Headquartered in Los Angeles, CA, Ad Victorem is a full-service digital agency that was founded in 2017. The small team of about five specializes in branding, web design, marketing strategy, and content marketing.

    Clients
    ESPN
    AMC
    Nestle
    Hampton Inn & Suites
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Ad Victorem provides ongoing design and branding services for a small, web development agency. They provide the agency with any creative elements they need, including logos and videos. The partnership has produced over 200 websites, and the client prides Ad Victorem on being passionate and dedicated.

    "I stick with them [Ad Victorem] because they always provide high-quality design work and creatives that really wow the client."- CEO of Web Development Agency

  • 16
    $100,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Santa Monica CA

    Founded in 2009, Mistress is a Santa Monica, Calif.-based full-service advertising agency with experience in the sports, beverage, and entertainment industries. The team develops brand and content strategies, helps businesses build an audience, and creates content.

    Clients
    Oakland Raiders
    Coca-Cola
    Netflix
    AT&T
    Notable Project

    An entertainment company wanted to differentiate and increase awareness of its brand for consumers going to see movies. Mistress created an entire brand campaign using both digital and print media.

    “We’ve seen when Mistress is involved in our social posts that our metrics are generally better and our engagement rates are higher. … Our revenues will probably be up by 8% to 9% this year. Mistress was certainly a contributor.” – Chief Marketing Officer, Entertainment Company

  • 17
    $250,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Los Angeles CA

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

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

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

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

  • 18
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Beverly Hills CA
    Flat 6 Concepts is a boutique luxury branding agency founded in 2008 and based in Los Angeles. Our design firm 
    provides branding, packaging design, marketing strategy, collateral as well as e-commerce, website design, and development.
     
     
    Clients
    Tea Forté
    Kora
    Maserati Cyprus
    MGM Grand
    Notable Project

    Flat 6 Concepts partnered with an interior design firm to design a new logo and redesign its website. Flat 6 Concepts also extended the brand makeover to cover the client's letterhead, business cards, and marketing materials. 

    "I love the business cards and they designed a site that makes us stand out. [...] I’m happy to display our materials to clients." —Owner, Interior Design Firm

  • 20
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Irvine CA

    Venthio is a branding and design agency founded in 2006. Based in Orange County, Calif., the team of 2 specializes in branding and advertising.

    Clients
    IBM
    Sprint
    Sony
    Toyota
    Notable Project

    Venthio helped an insurance company by building a distinctive, scalable brand platform for a publication. They performed a strategic analysis, evaluated company strengths and weaknesses, and redesigned marketing and web collateral. The client was impressed with the team's work. 

    "Before our work with Dean, we had around 150,000 users in 50 countries, and about 60 or 70 companies working with us to provide content at that time. Today, our readership is in 144 countries." – Founder and Chairman, Insurance Company 

  • 21
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Pasadena CA

    Thirsty Agency is a creative marketing and branding agency based in Pasadena, California. Established in 2014, they have fewer than 10 employees and specialize in marketing for brand loyalty and lifestyle brands. Their services include web design and development, branding, content marketing, and strategic consulting.

    Clients
    MLS
    Vicis
    Anfield Shop
    Forma Supply Co.
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Thirsty provided branding and marketing support for an international soccer tour through the United States. The initiative began with an audit of soccer fans' media consumption and the client's target audience. After the evaluation, Thirsty designed marketing collateral and launched digital and physical media campaigns to promote awareness. The client's tour was a success, and they worked with Thirsty Agency on domestic marketing since this project.

    "The Thirsty Agency team is among the most efficient firms we’ve worked with when it comes to workflow. We tasked them with several last-minute projects, and they continued to deliver top-notch products under the short deadline." — Marketing Coordinator, Professional Soccer League

  • 22
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Santa Monica CA

    Noble Digital is a creative growth agency that was founded in 2012. They have three employs working out of Santa Monica, Calif., where they provide brand strategy and planning, digital campaigning, video production, and UX/UI design. They work with small, midmarket and global companies, primarily in e-commerce, business services, consumer products, and finance.

    Clients
    Biohm Health
    Mutual of Omaha
    Plated
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Noble Digital produced a series of videos for an insurance company. They also created an advertising campaign. Their videos and advertisements increased ad-to-landing page conversions for the client.

    “Several months after the campaign started, Noble reviewed our media data and recommended changes to optimize the efficacy of the campaign. These changes resulted in increased ad-to-landing page conversions.” – Director of Advisor Marketing & Operations, Insurance Company

  • 23
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Rolling Hills Estates CA

    The Bureau of Small Projects is a digital marketing agency based in Rolling Hills Estates, Calif. and founded in 2013. It has a small team of about 5. The Bureau of Small Projects specializes in advertising, web design and development, and branding. The firm mainly works with small non-profits.

    Clients
    Coachart
    New Wave Entertainment
    Imagista
    Paddle Diva
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A machine learning company hired the Bureau of Small Projects to develop a WordPress website. The client felt that the Bureau of Small Projects was very efficient. The relationship is ongoing.

    "The feedback from our internal team is positive. We showed the website to our partners and they really like the layout that we put together." – President of Machine Learning Company 

  • 24
    $25,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Los Angeles CA

    Founded in 2011, Weberous Web Design is a web design agency based in Los Angeles, CA. The small team of less than 10 specializes in branding, marketing, and, of course, web design.

    Clients
    Disney
    HBO
    Lionsgate
    xPrize
    Notable Project

    Weberous developed a website for a wedding planning company that helps couples find unique places to get married. The partnership was collaborative, and the client experienced a boost in website traffic and leads.

    “I’ve worked with many companies over the years, but Weberous has a good way of communicating. They’re very wise and logical and have a human touch when they discuss ideas.” – Owner of Wedding Planning Company

  • 25
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Los Angeles CA

    The Miller Group is a digital agency with offices in Los Angeles, McKinney, Texas, and Brooklyn, N.Y. Since 1990, the agency and its team of 10+ have been working with a clients in the such advertising, medical, and business services industry. The team specializes in branding, advertising, and video production.

    Clients
    Goodwill
    Centra Credit Union
    Lotus Pet Food
    Wolf Range Company
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A nonprofit organization hired the Miller Group to put together a strategic marketing campaign. Their work included producing television ads, composing radio ads, and compiling design products for print media. The nonprofit is a retailer, so as a result of the work, they experienced an increase in sales. The client praises The Miller Group's versatility. 

    "They [The Miller Group] gave us more value than what we paid. Their unique ideas were edgy, but never distasteful." – Former Marketing Manager, Nonprofit

  • 26
    $25,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Los Angeles CA

    Six Degrees LA is a Los Angeles-based branding and marketing agency. Founded in 2006, the agency employs a small team of 4 specialists. Six Degrees LA provides a variety of services including branding, marketing strategy, logo design, social media marketing, print design, and packaging design. Most of their clients are mid-sized and small businesses.

    Clients
    Umami Burger
    Wetzel's Pretzels
    LA Philharmonic
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A real estate development company wanted to rebrand and position themselves as new and trendy. They hired Six Degrees LA to develop a new set of brand guidelines. The fresh identity they crafted included a new website, logo, and marketing collateral. 

    "Everyone that we have shared the materials with really loves them, and we get many compliments on them." — Managing Director, Real Estate Company

  • 27
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Los Angeles CA

    Marchio is a branding agency based out of Los Angeles with nearly 10 employees on board. Since 2018, they've provided logo and branding services to small and mid-sized as well as enterprise-level clients.

    Clients
    Rideback
    East West Bank
    Xperi
    Notable Project

    Marchio provided branding services to a tech company that needed to create its entire identity from scratch. This included creating a name, logo, extended branding, and more. Their expertise led to the efficient delivery of a brand identity that the client was pleased with, which led to tasking them other projects.

    "They were intelligent during the creative development and helped us be efficient in making the best decisions." – CMO, Tech Company

  • 28
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    West Hollywood CA

    Tiny Giants Co is a creative branding company based in Los Angeles with offices in Baulkham Hills, Australia, and in Düsseldorf, Germany. The company, founded in 2006, has a team of around ten that provides, among others, branding, video production, and digital strategy services to small and midmarket companies and institutions.

    Clients
    Hillsong
    AACO
    Baxter Health Care
    87 North
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A pharmaceutical company hired Tiny Giants Co to create compelling digital assets -- a three-minute video and a two-minute 2D animated video -- that tell patients' stories and how the company is patient-centric. Tiny Giants Co delivered the digital assets within three-week timeframe and exceeded the company's expectations in terms of the quality.

    "They are always highly creative, very organized, respond well to the brief and are empathetic and caring when working with patients and their families." - External Relations Manager, Pharmaceutical Company 

  • 29
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Los Angeles CA

    Specto Design is a design agency based in Los Angeles, California, that was established in 2001. Their team of fewer than 10 employees offers UX/UI design and web design services.

    Clients
    Altadena Dairy
    Dean Foods
    Escape Artists
    La Jolla Institute
    Notable Project

    Specto Design developed IT solutions for an e-commerce store. Their team created the front end of their website using WordPress and added a shopping plugin. The payment functionalities they fashioned were sleek, secure, and detailed. 

    "The site Specto Design worked on did $9.3 million in sales in 2015. " – Founder, E-Commerce Site

  • 30
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Huntington Beach CA

    Rocket Farm is a multidisciplinary digital marketing agency founded in 2014 and located in Huntington Beach, Calif. With nearly 10 employees on board, they offer an array of services the main ones being content marketing, advertising, branding, digital strategy, and web design. Their clients consist of mainly small businesses in various industries. 

    Clients
    American Express
    DaVita
    Guardian Bikes
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Rocket Farm provided video production as well as photography for a kidney dialysis company. Their work involved interviewing patients as well as post-production. Ultimately, the results satisfied all stakeholders, and their project management style stood out.

    "They’re 100% invested in our projects." – Marketing Manager, Kidney Dialysis Company

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