Looking for a top brand strategy firm?

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

  • 91
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    San Diego CA

    BASIC is a brand design agency founded in 2010 and based in San Diego, Calif. BASIC's team of about 300 has experience working with clients of all sizes, but most are midmarket. The firm specializes in branding, but also offers web design, video production, UX/UI design, and advertising services.

    Clients
    Nixon Watches
    Incase
    History Channel
    Hyundai
    Industries
    Notable Project

    BASIC partnered with a video game developer to work on designs and branding. BASIC provided in-game designs, box art designs, and title sequence designs, as well as marketing services. The client was impressed by how organized and professional BASIC was. 

    "They always make you feel like they understand the urgency of whatever it is that we need or are asking for. They understand it, they respect it, and they want to act on that. " - Creative Departent Manager, Video Game Developer

  • Tell us about your project

    NEED HELP SELECTING A COMPANY?

    Based on your budget, timeline, and specifications we can help you build a shortlist of companies that perfectly matches your project needs. Schedule a free consultation with a Manifest Analyst.

  • 92
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Lymm United Kingdom

    Visions Design Lymm is a design studio based in Lymm, UK. Their team of over 10 was founded in 2010 and serves small and midmarket businesses. Services include web and graphic design as well as branding.

    Clients
    Horizon Care & Education
    Scout Financial Services
    Rockwash
    GAC
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Visions Design Lymm provided web development services to a nonprofit organization. The team added the requested features and functionalities along the way, exceeding customer expectations.

    "Since this is a local website that has had no publicity or advertising, I've been surprised to find out that documents are currently accessed at the rate of 55 per day." — Founder, Nonprofit Organization

  • 93
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    Hub Strategy and Communication is a creative agency based in San Francisco. Founded in 2002, their team of about 30 employees provides advertising, marketing strategy, and media planning and buying services.

    Clients
    San Francisco 49ers
    Oakland A's
    University of San Francisco
    Blue Shield of California
    Notable Project

    Hub Strategy and Communication worked with this cloud-based camera manufacturer to supply print and digital marketing capabilities, including TV and radio ad production, media buying, and creative development. They encouraged the client to use geographic marketing, which led to a substantial lift in sales.

    "They understood our customer, understood our business, used our product, and built great creative to address that." – VP of Marketing, Cloud-based Camera Manufacturer

  • 94
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Needham MA

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

    Industries
    Notable Project

    RainCastle Communications created a comprehensive website for a university, which included a robust content strategy, UX/UI, usability testing, branding, copywriting, and animated videos. They built a website using WordPress CMS. The client was impressed with how RainCastle Communications simplified a complex offering and powerfully presented the new brand.

    “The site debuted to overwhelming praise from many stakeholders; the simple visuals appealed to viewers while adhering to brand guidelines. RainCastle’s flexibility, quick response times, and openness to feedback made for a smooth workflow. They went above and beyond to deliver quality work on time.”— Marketing Executive, Large Educational Institute

  • 95
    $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

    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

  • 96
    Undisclosed
    10 - 49 Employees
    Fort Lauderdale FL

    Cualit is a full-service digital agency based in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., with a second location in Punta del Este, Uruguay. Founded in 2011, their team of around 30 employees specializes in web development, mobile app development, and UI/UX design.

    Industries
    Notable Project

    Cualit developed a mobile app for a sports betting platform. The team built both an iOS and Android version of the platform. The team also provided marketing and web design services.

    "I believe that Cualit evolved in positive ways as the development progressed." – Founder, Sports Betting Platform

  • 97
    $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

  • 98
    Undisclosed
    50 - 249 Employees
    Baltimore MD

    R2integrated is a national digital agency with offices in Baltimore, Md., Seattle, St. Louis, New York, and Silicon Valley, Calif. With over 200 employees, this agency uses web development, creative design, brand strategy, and search services to produce the best marketing strategies for their clients.

    Clients
    Microsoft
    MasterCard
    Hershey's
    American Cancer Society
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A Maryland credit union hired R2integrated for their digital marketing expertise. The work included content development and a SEO/PPC campaign. While the credit union didn’t have previous experience with monitoring search and digital strategy, they reported an increase in social media traffic and progress from the campaigns.

    “We feel extremely justified in the number of resources we invest in their services. They add considerable value to our business.” – Digital Marketing Manager, Credit Union

  • 99
    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 + Pettigrew Design Associates rebranded a dental business services consultancy. Services included logo redesign and a new sub-brand for the client's education organization. They also designed a website that emphasized the client's corporate identity. 

    "Feedback says that our brand exudes sophistication. I directly attributed that to the identity they created for it." — VP of Marketing, Dental Business Services Consultancy

  • 100
    $1,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    New York NY

    SpellBrand Agency is a positioning strategy, branding, and marketing company headquartered in New York City, with an additional office in London. The company was founded in 1998, and has a small team of 2 people who mostly provide branding, logo, web design, and web development services. 
     

    Clients
    Brennia
    Marikit
    Oriens Aviation
    Process Fusion
    Notable Project

    SpellBrand Agency did branding and logo design for an exercise equipment company. At first, the client needed SpellBrand Agency to assist them with naming their company, but they also wanted their logo design services, and other services. SpellBrand Agency helped the client find a unique name and created products for them, and the client was happy with their work.

    “I’ve been impressed with their finished products, even the ones I’ve rejected; they're difficult to discard.”— Founder, Exercise Equipment Retailer
     

  • 101
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Edmonton Canada

    Digital media agency Box Clever is based in Edmonton, Canada. Since 2005, their team of 27 has been specializing in web development and design, mobile app development, SEO, and more for clients in the education industry.

    Industries
    Notable Project

    Box Clever developed a website for a community box office. The new database helps with the selling of tickets. The client prides Box Clever on being great to work with.

    "Michelle, their project manager, keeps on top of things very well."–Manager, Community Box Office

  • 102
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Annapolis MD

    Contrast & Co. is a design agency based in Annapolis, Md. with more than 10 employees. Founded in 2015, they specialize in web design, branding, and social media marketing solutions for clients that work in the fields of business services, health care, and legal services.

    Clients
    Legal: Hogan Lovells
    Wiley
    Buckley
    Healthcare & Wellness: Altum
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Contrast & Co. provided web design and branding solutions for a nonprofit. Contrast & Co. not only helped build the nonprofit’s site but also assisted in relevant marketing efforts. The project was very successful.

    “Everything about working with Contrast & Co. was impressive.” - Head of Communication, Nonprofit

  • 103
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    North Canton OH

    The Karcher Group is an SEO firm headquartered in North Canton, Ohio, with additional offices in Charlotte. Founded in 1997, their main focus lines are SEO, PPC, and web design

    Clients
    Goodyear
    US Acute Care Solutions
    Slick Woody's Cornhole
    United Way of Greater Stark County
    Industries
    Notable Project

    The Karcher Group developed a website for a healthcare solutions provider. After building two websites for the clients, the team provided SEO and content creation services.

    "They continue to expand and evolve as an agency to meet their client’s demands." – Director of Marketing, Healthcare Solutions Provider

  • 104
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Milwaukee WI

    THIEL is a marketing agency founded in 1981. Based in Milwaukee, with additional offices in Chicago, Indianapolis, and Columbus, Ohio, the team of 39 specializes in advertising, branding, and digital strategy. They primarily focus on serving midmarket clients in the business services and advertising & marketing industries. 

    Clients
    Snap-on
    Komatsu
    Young Dental
    Oral-B
    Industries
    Notable Project

    THIEL Design worked on brand profile development for an IT company. The team created a brand profile through customer, competitor, and employee interviews. They also produced a new web design, logo, and tagline. Overall, the client was impressed with the results of the project. 

    "THIEL Design really knew how to bring out our brand story. I was really impressed by all the interviews they conducted. The customer voice was such an important part of this project."                                                           — VP of Business Development, IT Company

  • 105
    $50,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Symmetri Technology is a web developer based in Northville, Mich. and founded in 2008. Their team of 6 employees who specialize in web development, web design, and UX/UI design for midmarket and enterprise clients in the education, manufacturing, and advertising industries. 

    Clients
    National Geographic Channels
    ZF
    TRW Automotive
    The University of Michigan
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Symmetri Technology updated the website of a global automotive supplier. They modified the existing Drupal site to include a content management system, which the client wanted in order to make the site easier to navigate and use. The client was impressed with the new site and said that it was bringing in more traffic. 

    “They were always extremely flexible throughout the implementation process. They were absolutely invaluable.” – Manager of Identity & Design, Global Automotive Supplier
     

  • 106
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Martinsburg WV

    Hersick+Webster is a branding, design, and strategy company based in Hedgesville, W. Va. Since 2015, their 2-person team has provided branding, marketing strategy, and print design services to mostly midmarket companies. 

    Clients
    University of Alabama Center for Economic Development
    WV Community Development Hub
    Development Authority of Berkeley County
    WV Healthy People Healthy Places
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Hersick+Webster built a WordPress website and created branding for a political campaign. They developed a style guide that defined the client's color palette, fonts, and stylistic elements. The client received compliments and saw rival candidates try to replicate their brand and style. 

    "They’ve truly been a breeze to work with." – Campaign Manager, Political Campaign

  • 107
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Newark DE

    Based in Newark, Delaware; Cairo, Egypt; Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and Rotterdam, Netherlands, The Ascendant Group is a public relations firm. The small team offers public relations, branding, social media marketing, and web design. The company was launched in 2004.

    Industries
    Notable Project

    The Ascendant Group provided branding services to a consulting firm. They developed a website, conducted photoshoots, and managed a LinkedIn networking campaign.

    "Everyone gave a great deal of energy and it was a good experience."

  • 108
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Metuchen NJ

    Limbic Brand Evolution is a small Metuchen, New Jersey-based branding firm. Launched in 2019, the team provides branding and marketing strategy.

    Industries
    Notable Project

    Limbic Brand Evolution provided branding services for a technology company. The team provided culture and consumer insights, market opportunities, branding strategy, and brand activation recommendations. 

    "Kevin was a rare brand marketer who was not only strategy and communication-focused but had a keen eye on our ROI."

  • 109
    Undisclosed
    10 - 49 Employees
    Toronto Canada

    Based in Toronto, Zync is a marketing and digital agency that was founded in 2004. Their team of nearly 15 specializes in branding, web design, digital strategy, and more. 

    Clients
    AVIVA
    Bank of Montreal
    Canadian Olympic Committee
    Chris Hadfield Inc.
    Notable Project

    Zync developed a WordPress website for a national sports organization. The agency redesigned the front- and backend of the website, working on a new UX and UI, and went through the whole process prototype development to fully-functional delivery. Due to their work, the new website an experienced an increase in traffic. 

    "We had to design this for massive traffic spikes, and our ongoing reality for a property like that is maybe 100,000 to 150,000 uniques a month. During the sporting events, it can have 20, 30, or 40 times that." —Executive Director, National Sports Organization 

  • 110
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Dubai United Arab Emirates

    Start Design is a design consultancy with offices in London, Dubai, and Manchester, England. Founded in 1996, they have 137 employees specializing in retail, digital and brand design. Working with a wide range of midmarket companies, they focus on branding, architectural innovation, and UX.

    Clients
    Barclays
    Puma
    du
    EITC
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Start Design fronted the redesign of a store and kiosk for a telecommunications company. They focused on brand visualization and customer experience in their designs. After opening the first store, product sales, consumer interest, and quality of customer experience all increased dramatically, allowing the client to open 130 additional smart stores utilizing the same designs.

    “Apart from creative thinking, there was a clear understanding and application of operational functionality. We managed to build a great looking store that was far easier for store teams to functions in and far more engaging and productive for our customers.” – Former VP Channel Development, Telecommunications Company

  • 111
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Boston MA

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

     

    Clients
    Fenway Enterprises
    Fresenius Medical Care
    Roche Bros.
    InterPro Solutions
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Marquis worked on a full rebrand for a design-build company. They handled a complete company rebrand, focusing on making it unique in a competitive market. Their work included logo design, a new website, content, and marketing material. The client appreciated the positive feedback the project received.

    “We’ve received tremendous positive feedback on our new website, tagline, and logo. Creating a new brand has helped us stand out among our competition. We're able to stay relevant with our existing clients and confidently reach out to new ones.” – Director of Marketing, Design-Build Company 

  • 112
    $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
    Coca Cola
    Hilton
    Urthbites
    BBCOM
    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

  • 113
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Kraków Poland

    Funktional is a strategic branding and digital agency founded in 2010. Based in Cracow, Poland, the team of 21 employees specializes in branding, UX/UI design and web design. 

    Clients
    Royal Canin
    Bioderma
    Esthederm
    Coldwell Banker
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Funktional supported design efforts for a global marketing agency’s high-value projects. They initially executed provided designed, but soon started to take on digital and print creative projects of their own. Overall, the client is pleased with the team's hard work. 

    "We chose to work with their team, and they proceeded to grow their company around our partnership. It was a mutually beneficial relationship." — Managing Director, Marketing Execution Firm

  • 114
    $10,000+
    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
    P&G
    Danone
    The Walt Disney Company
    Mattel Toys
    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

  • 115
    $75,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    Based in San Francisco, Cutwater is a full-service advertising agency whose name derives from their vision – they help clients find their cutwater, or the clearest manifestation of their company's vision. Founded in 2007, its team of nearly 50 specializes in advertising, SEO, and social media marketing services among other marketing efforts.  

    Clients
    Google
    Brawny
    Twitter
    Axos Bank
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Cutwater was hired by a healthcare services marketplace for product awareness. Cutwater created a brand platform and a corresponding manifesto which entailed a joint digital and traditional advertising campaign. Cutwater now manages all of the marketplace's TV, radio, digital, and social campaigns across 26 states.

    "Their work was transformational for us in terms of helping to communicate our core value proposition and strategic positioning for the brand...Several providers responded to us and really wanted to know more about what we were doing and how we could work with them. That was a huge success." – CMO, Healthcare Company

  • 116
    $25,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    New York NY

    Major Tom is a full-service digital agency based in New York, with offices in Toronto and Vancouver. Founded in 2000, their team of about 70 employees serves a variety of industries. They specialize in providing web design, digital strategy, and social media marketing capabilities.

    Clients
    L'Oreal
    Denny's
    Sleeman Breweries
    Orkin
    Notable Project

    Major Tom bolstered the digital marketing resources for a marketing. They operated as a third party vendor to deliver a stronger strategic plan to reach the client's objectives. They supplied digital advertising and email marketing assistance, along with SEO campaign strategy implementations, which included content management recommendations.

    "Our organic search results doubled in 2017, thanks to blend of their optimization advice and our own content processes." — Owner & Digital Strategist, Marketing Consultancy

  • 117
    Undisclosed
    10 - 49 Employees
    New York City NY

    IdeaWork Studios is a full-service advertising, development, and design agency founded in 1999. Headquartered in New York City, the company also has offices in Santa Barbara, CA and Las Vegas, NV. The team of more than 20 employees offers branding, web design, web development, and other marketing and design services such as logo and packaging design and email marketing.

    Industries
    Notable Project

    After a wellness resort was acquired by another company, it needed to rebrand and hired IdeaWork Studios. The project included creating a new name and logo for the resort, updating its website to reflect the new branding, and launching an advertising campaign.

    "The level of creativity they showed for a complete rebranding was impressive. We needed to take the resort in a completely different direction, and they did it very quickly. It was impressive what they understood about the brand and what they put forward from a presentation standpoint." – Director of Sales and Marketing, Wellness Resort

  • 118
    $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

    When a human rights non-profit approached GreyBox Creative for help with an organization-wide rebrand, Greybox Creative rose to the challenge, designing a new logo, updating the website, and creating a brand guidelines handbook.

    The non-profit’s Director of Communications was impressed that GreyBox Creative took the time to learn about the company fully.

    “They ‘got’ [us]. They took the time to understand our organization and thus reflect it fully.” – Director of Communications, Human Rights Non-Profit

  • 119
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Manchester NH

    Millennium Agency is a digital marketing and PR firm that's headquartered in Manchester, N.H.; they also have a Boston office. Founded in 1996, they have about 18 employees that do web design, web development, and PR. Millennium Agency serves a mix of small and midmarket businesses in the IT, retail, and consumer products and services sectors. 

    Clients
    Eversource
    TJMaxx
    7-11 Stores
    Dunkin Donuts
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Millennium Agency rebranded a hospital to generate new business. They design the logo and website. In addition to a 10% increase in scheduled appointments, the hospital also got enhanced online visibility and customer engagement rates. 

    "[Millennium Agency] is personable, accessible, and able to work side-by-side to become an extension of your team." — Director of Marketing, Hospital 

  • 120
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    New York NY

    WRK Partners is a digital marketing agency based in New York. Founded in 2017, the team of 3 specializes in branding, e-commerce strategy and digital strategy. They work primarily with clients in the consumer products and services, hospitality and leisure and real estate industries.

    Clients
    Halstead
    Corcoran Sunshine
    CMC Group
    Advance Realty
    Industries
    Notable Project

    WRK Partners worked on branding and web development for a footwear company. They compiled a brand book of layouts, photos and videos that encapsulated the core company values. The team also developed a shopify site and prepared an investment pitch. The client was impressed with the increase in revenue that resulted from the project.

    “As a bootstrapped company, we've gone from $0 to $400,000 in revenue. The brand they created was a key factor in presenting ourselves as an established company while we were still very small.” – Founder and CEO, Footwear Company

Tell us about your project
NEED HELP SELECTING A COMPANY?

Based on your budget, timeline, and specifications we can help you build a shortlist of companies that perfectly matches your project needs. Schedule a free consultation with a Manifest Analyst.

TELL US ABOUT YOUR PROJECT