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New and mature business alike benefit from a strong brand strategy. Brand awareness for your business overall and its products and services accelerates business growth. Brand strategy goes beyond just having a name and logo. It involves consistent messaging about your company's value and marketing to ensure this message gets to the right audiences. Hiring a brand strategy company will help you align on the long-term plan, audiences, messages, and channels to use to get your brand recognized.

That's why we've created this list of the best brand strategy services for you to review. Read through company descriptions, former clients, and notable projects to find the best fit for your business. (And, if you want personalized recommendations, tell us about your project.)

List of the Best Brand Strategy Companies

  • 31
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Silver Spring MD

    Beyond Definition is a branding agency located in Silver Spring, Md. Founded in 2003, Beyond Definition's team of around 20 specializes in mobile app development, graphic design, and web development. Beyond Definition works primarily with midmarket and small business clients in the business services, non-profit, and consumer products industries. 

    Clients
    Exxon Mobil
    Atlas Brew Works
    Sage Water
    NPR
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Beyond Definition refreshed a non-profit's design and branding, especially in the client's print magazine. Beyond Definition provided updated branding and integrated the updated design elements into the print publication. Beyond Definition also handles uploading magazine content to the client's Adobe app and website presence. The client found Beyond Definition's new design to be clean and sophisticated.

    "They [Beyond Definition] really understand branding and design, and caught the essence of our association and the commercial space we inhabit. They bring cutting-edge creative capabilities and ideas to their work, and make us look really cool." - VP of Publishing, Non-Profit 

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  • 32
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Cultivate is a brand agency based in Chicago that was founded in 2005. Their team of 92 employees offers a range of services including branding, mobile app development, UX/UI design, digital strategy, web development, and video production.

    Clients
    Ozinga
    The Chicago International Film Festival
    SAIC (School of the Art Institue of Chicago)
    Diadem
    Notable Project

    A youth non-profit that had been around for 50 years found that their messaging, image, and brand needed to be modernized. Cultivate developed their new messaging for newsletters, fundraising pitches, marketing, and social media. Additonal services they provided included designing a new website and logo.

    "We've heard positive feedback from people who saw our website and our newsletters. Cultivate made a big difference for our organization, helping us transition to modern times." — CEO, Youth Non-Profit

  • 33
    $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
    Zendesk
    Dropbox
    Dialpad
    Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
    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

  • 34
    $100,000+
    1,000 - 9,999 Employees
    Montreal Canada

    Sid Lee is a creative agency headquartered in Montreal. It has expanded to offices in Paris, Toronto, and Culver City, Calif. since its establishment in 1993. Sid Lee employs 796 professionals that provide web design, social media marketing, digital strategy, advertising, and branding to small, mid-size, and large companies alike.

    Clients
    Cirque du Soleil
    MLSE
    HBO
    The North Face
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Sid Lee built an email marketing campaign to build a stronger conversion rate. The team also assists with optimization and A/B testing.

    "Their communication was lightning fast."

  • 35
    Undisclosed
    10 - 49 Employees
    Vienna VA

    Borenstein Group, Inc. is an integrated strategic marketing communications agency based near Washington DC in Fairfax, Va. Founded in 1995, Borenstein Group, Inc. has around 10 employees who specialize in branding, web design, and social media marketing.

    Clients
    Amentum
    Quadrint
    InQuisient
    AMRestore
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Borenstein Group, Inc. worked with a government contracting agency seeking assistance with rebranding its online presence. In addition to providing a new branding strategy, Borenstein Group, Inc. designed a new website and oversaw the client's social media accounts. The client appreciated that Borenstein Group, Inc. brought past experience with their industry to the project.

    "We were assigned a project manager, who I spoke with either every day or every other day. We were on a tight schedule, so we were constantly engaged with each other." – Marketing Manager, Government Contracting Agency 

  • 36
    $25,000+
    1,000 - 9,999 Employees
    London United Kingdom

    SGK is a global packaging and brand experience company based in London with offices in Amsterdam, Paris, Munich, and Chennai, India. The company, founded in 1953, has more than 5,800 employees and provides content marketing, branding, email marketing, event marketing & planning, packaging design, social media marketing, and video production services. SGK serves midmarket and other-sized companies in the consumer products & services, retail, financial services, and medical industries.

    Clients
    Amazon
    Air France
    American Express
    AstraZeneca
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A food & beverage company hired SGK to do packaging architecture and design work. SGK did prototyping, provided strategies and insights, and designed concepts. They also worked with the company's internal teams to explore different packaging ideas that would excite consumers and enhance consumer experience. SGK has been meeting the company's expectations in this ongoing engagement.

    "They’re very transparent regarding delivery time and have never gone past a deadline." - Innovation Manager, Food & Beverage Company

  • 37
    $10,000+
    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 ran a brand awareness campaign for a streaming device. They ran a campaign of outdoor, radio, and digital advertisements for two years. They also created the overall marketing strategy and taglines for the campaign. The client was very happy with the results of the campaign and said that their sales and brand awareness increased as a result.  

    “I loved their passion for creativity. They cared about my personal success and the success of my company.” – Former Director of Marketing, Streaming Device Company
     

  • 38
    Undisclosed
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

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

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

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

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

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

  • 39
    Undisclosed
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

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

    Clients
    Baxter Healthcare
    Exelon Corporation
    IBM Watson
    Hyatt
    Industries
    Notable Project

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

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

  • 40
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    San Diego CA

    Incitrio is a marketing and advertising agency based in Solana Beach, Calif. It was founded in 2004 and has about 10 employees. Incitrio specializes in branding, but also offers web design, direct marketing, and advertising services. 

    Industries
    Notable Project

    Incitrio was tasked with redesigning a systems management company's previously outdated website. During the course of the job, Incitrio migrated the company's website to an HTML platform.

    "I enjoyed working with [Incitrio] because they all are bright and did a good job... Their understanding of the technical details of websites and digital marketing combined with strong creative talent really made them stand out. " - Marketing Manager, Systems Management Company 

  • 41
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Long Beach CA

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

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

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

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

  • 42
    $75,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    New York NY

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

    Clients
    Nespresso
    Simply Wine
    ShopKeep
    Horizen
    Industries
    Notable Project

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

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

  • 43
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Atlanta GA

    Vigor is a Philadelphia-based branding and marketing agency that was founded in 2003. The agency's team of 6 specializes in branding, marketing strategy, advertising, and packaging design for clients in the restaurant and beverage industries.

    Clients
    InterContinental Hotels Group
    Marriott International
    Elior North America
    Hershey Entertainment & Resorts
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A restaurant franchise hired Vigor for a complete brand overhaul that better aligns with current trends. Vigor helped the company with the rebranding, including a plan to create new logos, menu designs, company name, and a fresher look.

    "The greatest thing about Vigor is their passion for what they believe in. We completely rejected their first recommendations, but they kept at it, creating mockups for every aspect of the rebrand. They presented these designs to us, and we ultimately decided they had been right all along." - President, Restaurant Franchise

  • 44
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Sausalito CA

    DDW is a brand design consulting company based in Sausalito, Calif. Founded in 1997, the team of 35 specializes in packaging design, branding, logo services, and other design. They focus on consumer products and services.

    Clients
    AB-InBev
    Amazon
    Blue Point Brewing
    Clorox
    Industries
    Notable Project

    DDW worked on package design for a large coffee brand. They augmented the brand’s internal graphics team to redesign the packaging for a line of products. They were a part of the process from conception to review and assisted with multiple projects after. The client was impressed with positive feedback the project received.

    “Everyone loved the design. It was a great mix of our history and heritage in a more modern look and feel. We get compliments from the different teams.” – Brand Manager, Large Coffee Brand 

  • 45
    $75,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Denver CO

    Based in Denver, CO, BrandJuice is a strategic agency that was founded in 1999. The team of over 20 employees specializes in branding, marketing strategy, advertising, and video production. The company's industry focus spans business services, consumer products, and the healthcare and medical field. 

    Clients
    Procter and Gamble
    General Mills
    Coca-Cola
    Dr Pepper Snapple Group
    Industries
    Notable Project

    BrandJuice helped a medical company with their messaging in order to stand out from competitors. This included focusing their brand and designing a website. The work BrandJuice has done has attracted new customers and has lead to positive feedback.

    "They [BrandJuice] do a really good job of understanding the audience that we're working towards. They always took our feedback with class. Every time we pushed back and asked for more, they exceeded our expectations in the product that came after."- Chief Operating Officer, Medical Company

  • 46
    $50,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    London United Kingdom

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

    Clients
    Britvic
    McCain
    Molson Coors
    Kraft Heinz
    Industries
    Notable Project

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

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

  • 47
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Houston TX

    BrandExtract is a brand experience firm that is located in Houston. Founded in 2005, BrandExtract's team of 35 employees has over a decade of experience, specializing in branding and marketing strategy. The firm primarily works with clients from the energy, legal, and education industries. 

    Clients
    ABS Group
    Anadarko
    Chemstations
    Marathon Oil
    Industries
    Notable Project

    BrandExtract partnered with a chemical process software supplier to increase market share through expanded brand awareness. After thorough research, they planned out a relatable message and a corresponding strategy, which led to improved visibility and sales.  

     

  • 48
    $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
    Social Driver's client base ranges from purpose-driven corporations and foundations
    to leading nonprofits and associations. Notable clients include: American Academy of Family Physicians
    American Nurses Association
    The Education Trust
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Social Driver designed and launched a website for a nonprofit organization. Social Driver worked closely with the organization throughout the project, constantly guiding them during the process. The website has received positive feedback from the community.

    “They have a very effective in-house approach to project management, which guided us very well through the process of launching the website.” - Former Director of Communications, Nonprofit Organization

  • 49
    $10,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Rochester MI

    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
    Consumers Energy
    SVS Vision
    Fathead
    Michigan Medicine
    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

  • 50
    $25,000+
    50 - 249 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

  • 51
    $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 was the second agency a wildlife theme park partnered with for web design, SEO, and ad retargeting. Jacob Tyler delivered backend and frontend design for a new WordPress site that allows the wildlife theme park to manage its content internally, instead of relying on third-party providers.

    “This year, we’ve seen 72% new customers and 38% repeat business. That’s a significant increase in the number of people coming to the park for the first time. Jacob Tyler is doing a fantastic job attracting new people, and have really upped our game.” – Marketing Manager, Wildlife Theme Park

  • 52
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    New York NY

    Founded in 2013, DBC is located in New York with close to 15 employees. They provide branding, graphic design, and logo design services for midmarket, enterprise, and small businesses.

    Clients
    American Express
    Bain & Co
    StockTwits
    Corcoran
    Industries
    Notable Project

    DBC was brought in as a third party and designed a logo on behalf of an architecture company. They also provided 3D integration work. They worked quickly and efficiently and all the feedback was positive.

    "There were surveys handed out in the community where the new logo is and all of the feedback has been very positive." – Associate Architect, Architecture Firm

  • 53
    $50,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Southampton United Kingdom

    Five by Five is a creative marketing and advertising agency based in Southampton, United Kingdom. Founded in 1979, they have about 70 employees that specialize in product launches. Their services include conventional advertising, digital strategy, branding, content marketing, and traditional PR.

    Clients
    Activision
    B&Q
    Bacardi
    NBN
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Five by Five assisted a DIY and hardware brand with a brand launch for their new smaller, urban stores. They developed a campaign that highlights the friendly and knowledgeable staff as well as the convenience of having access to home improvement equipment in a city environment. The campaign became part of the brand identity and remains central to the firm's marketing efforts.

     

  • 54
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Marietta GA

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

    Clients
    Guinness
    Veritiv
    Janus International
    Aarons
    Industries
    Notable Project

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

     

  • 55
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Boulogne-Billancourt France

    Else & Bang is an advertising and marketing agency that has been offering branding, content marketing, and social media marketing services to their enterprise, mid-market, and small business clients in the health care, IT, and financial services industries since 2008.

     

    Clients
    BNP Paribas
    Lazard
    Allianz
    CBRE
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Else & Bang recently worked on web and logo design for a telecommunications company. The client needed to update their branding and website prior to an upcoming trade show. They developed branding by building a site and a new logo, which resulted in tripled site traffic. 

    “They had extensive knowledge of our business and understood what we wanted to accomplish. Their design skills and their subject matter expertise made them a great partner.” – VP of Business Development, Telecommunications Company

     

  • 56
    $100,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Los Angeles CA

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

    Clients
    Intuit
    Yahoo!
    IAC
    Lincoln
    Industries
    Notable Project

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

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

  • 57
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    New York NY

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

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

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

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

  • 58
    $25,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    Theory SF is a San Francisco-based creative agency. The agency was founded in 2015 and has a team of 2 that provides a variety of services including branding, marketing strategy, web design, advertising, digital strategy, and more.

    Clients
    NetGear
    Riverbed Technology
    Sage Software
    Holonis
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A radio station was undergoing a rebranding of their entire network and needed to overhaul various parts of their online presence. Theory SF conducted market research in order to redesign their website as a fitting part of their overall rebranding.

    "They’re highly professional, but also down-to-earth people that feel like part of our team. The team’s industry knowledge is incredible and they’re not afraid to think outside the box." — Program Director, Radio Station

  • 59
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Mabbly is a full-service integrated marketing and advertising agency headquartered in Chicago. Founded in 2013, the agency is comprised of fewer than 50 employees and specializes in web design, web development, branding, SEO, digital strategy, and content marketing.

    Clients
    Tolmar
    Lil' Drug Store Products
    Edelman
    Limitless Coffee & Tea
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Mabbly developed a modern, user-friendly website for a non-profit organization that captured the essence of its brand. They produced a video for the new site and archived thousands of pages they didn't compromise the client's SEO presence. The organization received significant positive feedback on its new website from users. 

    "Mabbly has a very consultative and entrepreneurial approach. It is looking to truly grow with companies and grow the brand or project it is working on." – Co-Founder, Nonprofit 

  • 60
    $50,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Framingham MA

    CommCreative is a strategically minded, creatively fueled marketing agency based in Framingham, MA with 25+ years of experience working in retail, cybersecurity, healthcare, manufacturing, and financial industries – just to name a few. We have digital in our DNA. Results in our hearts. And we’re passionate about creating stories that express who our clients are at their core while connecting with their most coveted audiences. Whether it’s B2B or B2C, for us, it’s about stirring the emotions of the human on the other end of your message. That’s how we inspire action. You could call it a “philosophy,” but really, it’s science. Let’s put it to work for your brand. 

    Clients
    Johnson Controls
    Bose
    OOFOS
    RSA Conference
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Through a multimedia campaign including television, social and in-store assets, CommCreative told the story of Flooring America helping families treasure the paradise within their homes, embrace cherished indoor adventures, remember the comfort felt between the four walls of home and, ultimately, seek the experiences shared by loved ones on the same beautiful floor. 

    “Their style and sensibility in relating to our intended audiences stand out. Additionally, they’re creative thinkers who take strategic approaches to complex 'problems.'” — VP of Marketing, Flooring America

     

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