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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

  • 91
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    New York NY

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

    Clients
    The Ritz-Carlton
    The Getty
    Victor Group
    277 5TH
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Plus972 developed a website for an IT consultancy. They also managed marketing and content development. The team offered valuable insights, and their efforts led to improved brand visibility and lead generation.

    “Through working with them, we’ve gotten good social media exposure, as well as a good return on the mailings we did for the jewelry industry.” – Partner, IT Consultancy

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  • 92
    $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

  • 93
    $100,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Boston MA

    Forge Worldwide is a 20+ employee branding and marketing agency in Boston. Founded in 2004, Forge is driven to help organizations and teams who do meaningful work in the world grow so that they can do even more of it. The company specializes in content marketing, branding, advertising, and digital strategy for mid-sized and enterprise clients across a variety of industries, including healthcare, higher education, finance, and technology.

    Clients
    National Fire Protection Association
    Cisco Systems
    Harvey Building Products
    Spaulding Rehabilitation Network
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A rehabilitation network that owned several centers under different names was having trouble growing brand awareness. Forge Worldwide helped the company conduct research and created marketing materials such as a new logo and stationery. This helped the network in merging the centers into one name.

    "I feel they excel at honing in on the personal experience of the customer and ensuring that their interest always remains paramount. Other companies may demonstrate the same commitment, but I feel like their legacy has been that they've gone above and beyond. It was just a great relationship." – Senior Director of Communications, Health Care Provider

  • 94
    $10,000+
    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
    Notable Project

    FlowState Marketing developed custom apparel for a boot camp gym. Along with designing the products, the agency worked with the client to brainstorm ideas. Feedback on the apparel has been extremely positive. 

    "Our T-shirts basically flew off the shelves. Customers love the product and the custom material FlowState developed."–Owner, Boot Camp Gym 

  • 95
    Undisclosed
    50 - 249 Employees
    Temecula CA

    MAGNETIC Creative is a global branding agency that was founded in 2006. Headquartered in Temecula, Calif., MAGNETIC Creative has an additional office in Knysna, South Africa. They have about 47 employees that mostly midmarket clients, in addition to small businesses and enterprise firms. Services include branding, digital strategy, advertising, video production, and logo design. 

    Notable Project

    MAGNETIC Creative redesigned website in a larger digital rebranding effort. They created a three-part messaging strategy to targeted audiences. The team used Django and Python to improve the UX. 

     

  • 96
    $25,000+
    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
    Vornado
    Weight Watchers
    AST
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A consumer technology firm had split from a larger company, and wanted to articulate their talent strategy in a concise, engaging way. Using existing white papers and practices, Starfish designed a well-organized booklet of the client's hiring and career development ideas, which was deployed to offices around the world.

    "Over 700 of the books were delivered to our HR professionals around the globe. We also created PowerPoint presentations based on the creative approach that Starfish developed for the new people strategy...They produced exactly what we needed." — Project Management Director, Consumer Technology Firm

  • 97
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    London United Kingdom

    Founded in 2017, LoveGunn is a London-based branding and design firm. Their team of fewer than 10 serves small to midmarket businesses across a range of industries. Services include branding as well as web, UX/UI, and graphic design.

    Clients
    Chelsea Football Club
    Jungle Creations
    Iconic Labs
    Jealous Sweets
    Industries
    Notable Project

    LoveGunn provided branding and design services to a plant-based candy company. After conducting a competitive analysis, the team began drawing up a brand look as well as packaging. Their efforts increased the candy company’s market reach and revenue.

    “As a result of working with LoveGunn, we’ve managed to get our products into one of the top two supermarkets in the UK. As a result, we’ve tripled our revenue in one year.” — Co-Founder, Plant-Based Candy Company

  • 98
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    London United Kingdom

    Founded in 2012, Wildish & Co. is a branding and digital strategy agency that have multiple locations in the UK including Marlborough, Wiltshire, Hackney, and London. Their team of 5 specialize in branding, web design, and print design for primarily small businesses. These clients are typically in the consumer product, hospitality, legal cannabis, and financial services industries. 

    Clients
    Bumble / Badoo
    Jamie Oliver
    Nestlé
    Penhaligon's
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Wildish & Co. partnered with a social change platform to design a website for their company. They providing the client with branding, design, development, and launch support for the site. The launch was successful and the client’s objectives were met. 

    “I was impressed by their desire and willingness to deliver a great outcome for their clients! They're super creative while also being very client driven and responsive. They have a great energy and clearly really enjoy their work and their team collaboration.” – Founder, Social Change Platform

  • 99
    $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

  • 100
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Dallas TX

    Idea Grove is a digital strategy company that was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Dallas. The company is made up of 33 employees and specializes in PR, web design, and content marketing. 

    Clients
    Idea Grove works with companies across B2B technology sectors
    including spaces such as cybersecurity
    e-commerce
    data science
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Idea Grove partnered with an IT consulting firm where they helped redesign their website and implement a digital marketing strategy to improve online traffic for their client. They helped design a new logo for the company and implemented SEO services that helped increase search results for the companies website. 

    "The project managers are top notch. They’re always available for calls and local meetings." – Marketing Manager, IT Consulting Firm 

  • 101
    $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
     

  • 102
    $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 

  • 103
    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

  • 104
    $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

  • 105
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Calgary Canada

    Arc Reactions Inc. is a digital marketing agency founded in 2011. With an office in Calgary, Canada, they operate with a team of 4 employees. They provide advertising, web design, and social media marketing for midmarket businesses in healthcare and business services industries.

    Clients
    Apple Fitness Store
    Advanced Paramedics Ltd.
    Catch Engineering
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Arc Reactions Inc. provided digital marketing and branding collateral services for an engineering firm. They developed a website, created content, and provided social media marketing services for the client. They helped to increase user engagement and refresh their online presence.

    “Before, I had 800 - 1,000 professional connections on LinkedIn; now, I have 2,200 - 2,300, largely due to their efforts expanding my network. We receive lots of positive comments about the marketing materials and the website. Customers report that they found us through our website, which validates our work with Arc Reactions Inc.” – President, Engineering Firm

  • 106
    $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

  • 107
    $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

  • 108
    $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

  • 109
    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

  • 110
    $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

  • 111
    $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

  • 112
    $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

  • 113
    $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
     

  • 114
    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

  • 115
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Scottsdale AZ

    AtticSalt Branding is a creative agency based in Scottsdale Ariz. and founded in 2014. Their team of 5 employees specializes in branding, graphic design, and logo design.

    Clients
    Google
    Enterprise Rent-A-Car
    Red Rover
    The Joint Chiropractic
    Notable Project

    AtticSalt Branding created a new brand for a medical practice. After a discovery session to learn more about the client, they created a brand that would stand out from others in the same industries. They chose a unique color scheme as well as colors, fonts, logos, and other visual assets. The clients loved the brand and said that they regularly receive compliments on it.

    “I was impressed by their attention to detail and ability to convey our personality through our brand. They hit the nail on the head with every single thing.” – Co-Owner & Physician, Medical Practice
     

  • 116
    $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. 

    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

  • 117
    $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

  • 118
    $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 

  • 119
    $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

  • 120
    $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

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