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Top 100 Media Buying Agencies in Canada

February 2023

Looking for a top media buying agency in Canada?

Your company can earn considerable benefits from partnering with a media buying company to improve your marketing and advertising efforts.

To assist you in your search for a partner, we’ve compiled this list of the top media buying companies in Canada. 

List of the Best Canada Media Buying Companies

  • 1
    • $25,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Toronto, Canada

    Hotspex Media is a marketing agency founded in 2013 with over 10 professionals. Based in Toronto, Canada, they specialize in media planning and buying, digital strategy, and social media marketing solutions for clients in the fields of financial services, education, and more.

    Clients

    • Midea
    • Centennial College
    • Sunstar GUM
    • Telus

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Hotspex Media provided advertising and SEM support for a client looking to increase a brand’s digital presence and visibility. They ran targeted ads on Facebook and worked to improve their ranking. 

    “The intelligence behind their targeting was most impressive.”

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  • 2
    • Undisclosed
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Toronto, Canada

    Kingstar Media is a Toronto-based media buying agency. Founded in 2003, they have since grown their team to 38 employees. They provide media planning and buying services to their clients.
     

    Clients

    • Trivago
    • Zip Recruiter
    • Match.com
    • Sleep Country

    Notable Project

    Kingstar Media provides digital campaign support in Canada for a US-based media agency. They place campaign content via direct response television and other digital media.

    "Their passion is most impressive. Kingstar Media works harder and smarter than the rest."

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  • 3
    • $5,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Toronto, Canada

    Jungle Media is a media agency based in New York with over 10 members. Since their founding in 2010, they have provided media planning and buying, market research, and digital strategy solutions for small and mid-market firms alike.

    Clients

    • Nike
    • IKEA
    • Hendrick's Gin

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Jungle Media consults on digital marketing strategy. Their efforts include testing campaigns across different channels and markets as well as analyzing the results.

    "They do what needs to be done in order for us to achieve our goals."

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  • 4
    • Scheduling

      5.0
    • Quality

      5.0
    • Cost

      5.0
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • Undisclosed
    • 50 - 249 employees
    • Toronto, Canada

    FUSE Create, a midsize advertising company, is headquartered in Toronto, Canada. They specialize in advertising, event marketing & planning, content marketing, marketing strategy, and more and were launched in 2003.

    Industries

    Notable Project

    FUSE Create developed a social and digital campaign based on student testimonial videos. They contracted necessary equipment, found a safe location, and ensured the videos were appropriately mixed. 

    "I was happy to work with them, and they delivered everything they promised." 

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  • 5
    • $10,000+
    • 50 - 249 employees
    • Burlington, Canada

    OKD Marketing is a full-service integrated marketing and communications agency based in Burlington, Canada. Established in 1981, OKD has 52 employees and provides advertising, web development, social media marketing, and digital strategy services.

    Clients

    • Castello
    • Canadian Cancer Society
    • Integra Tire
    • UPS

    Industries

    Notable Project

    OKD Marketing managed a rebrand that included website redesign and video production. 

    "Our rebrand has clarified our message and driven new revenue to our firm."

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  • 6
    • Scheduling

      4.7
    • Quality

      4.9
    • Cost

      4.2
    • NPS

      4.8
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    • $100,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Toronto, Canada

    Giants & Gentlemen is a strategy and creative advertising shop based in Toronto. Founded in 2012, the team of 24 specializes in advertising, digital strategy, and marketing strategy. They work primarily with midmarkets and small businesses, specializing in advertising and marketing, hospitality and leisure, and business services.  

    Clients

    • RBC (Royal Bank of Canada)
    • CIRA (Canadian Registered Internet Authority)
    • Dr. Oetker
    • Harvey's

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Giants & Gentlemen developed two TV creative campaigns, aiming to put "heads in beds" for a major hospitality brand. The team handled everything from ideation to filming.

    "[T]hey come up with things you never would’ve thought about, but they’re based on great brand insights."

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  • 7
    • Undisclosed
    • 50 - 249 employees
    • Montréal, Canada

    Digital communications agency Havas Canada is based in Montreal, Canada with another office in Toronto. Since 1986, their team of 117 has been specializing in web design, advertising, branding, and more for midmarket-sized clients.

    Clients

    • Aima
    • Algorithme Pharma
    • Alimentation Couche-Tard
    • Air France

    Industries

    Notable Project

    TP1 first developed a website targeted at international students coming to Montreal, then continued to provide digital marketing and social media services.

    "TP1 was able to...take something that exists and present it in an innovative way."

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  • 8
    • $10,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Toronto, Canada

    Empathy Inc. is a Toronto-based media company founded in 2017. Their team of about 10 employees focuses on providing media planning and buying as well as business consulting services.

    Notable Project

    Empathy Inc. works to bring visibility and awareness to a venture capital firm’s product. Their services include running digital display programs and actively reaching the target audience.  

    "They’re smart and creative — it’s clear they understand my business and are aligned with my goals."

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  • 9
    • $75,000+
    • 50 - 249 employees
    • Edmonton, Canada

    Launched in 2001, ZGM Modern Marketing Partners is an advertising company. The midsize Edmonton, Canada-based team provides advertising, media planning & buying, digital strategy, branding, and more.

    Industries

    Notable Project

    ZGM Modern Marketing Partners has developed and executed a mass awareness campaign for a charitable institution. They are currently managing the campaign using TV, radio, online content, social media, and more.

    "I find the creativity and passion of the staff the most impressive."

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  • 10
    • $10,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Regina, Canada

    Phoenix Advertising Group is an advertising company based in Regina, Canada. Founded in 1982, their team of 43 employees provides advertising, digital strategy, and branding services.

    Clients

    • Saskatchewan Roughriders
    • Great Western Brewing Company
    • Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI)
    • Casino Regina

    Notable Project

    Phoenix provides long-term digital branding services, working on advertising campaigns, brand development, packaging design, and social media management.

    “We’ve outperformed with every campaign and Phoenix has played a role in that as they develop our materials."

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  • 11
    • Undisclosed
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Edmonton, Canada

    Founded in 2018, Dingus & Zazzy is a marketing agency. Their small team of approximately 6 specializes in marketing strategy, media planning and buying, and web design. 

    Notable Project

    Dingus & Zazzy was hired to help with the redesign of a spa's website. The team put together a six-month marketing plan that involved the website, social media, and other areas of outreach. 

    "I’m impressed with their experience."

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  • 12
    • Scheduling

      4.9
    • Quality

      4.8
    • Cost

      4.8
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $5,000+
    • 50 - 249 employees
    • Edmonton, Canada

    LoKnow is a digital media company located in Edmonton, Canada, and Vancouver, Canada. They were founded in 2015 and have about 33 employees. They offer digital strategy and social media marketing as well as mobile and application marketing services to primarily small businesses in retail, e-commerce, and hospitality and leisure. Services include marketing-technology development and data consultancy. 

    Clients

    • FCL COOP
    • Dominion Lending Centres
    • Papa Johns Pizza
    • Tommy Guns Barbers

    Industries

    Notable Project

    LoKnow provided marketing services as a third party for a firm’s several clients. They created and ran targeted advertisements and worked on social media marketing campaigns. 

    “Their presentations of the results, whether it was after a campaign or on a regular basis, was very effective.”

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  • 13
    • $5,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Vancouver, Canada

    front + centre is a modern-day communications agency based in Vancouver, Canada. The agency, founded in 2019, has a team of less than ten that provides PR, event marketing & planning, and media planning & buying services to midmarket and small companies in the e-commerce and consumer products & services industries.

    Clients

    • Vessi Footwear
    • Plantsome
    • Outdoorsy
    • Turo

    Industries

    Notable Project

    front + centre helps an online media company to raise its brand awareness, improve its leads, and gain brand new markets. The team also renders PR support whenever the firm experiences issues or crisis. 

    "They are professionals that get the job done exceptionally well. We would not hesitate to recommend them."

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  • 14
    • Scheduling

      5.0
    • Quality

      5.0
    • Cost

      5.0
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • Undisclosed
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Toronto, Canada

    Groundzero is an advertising company. Their small team is based in Toronto, Canada. Their team specializes in advertising, branding, and media planning & buying.

    Notable Project

    Groundzero has redesigned the website for a medical practice; they’ve updated it, created new landing pages, and implemented UX. They’ve also managed marketing campaigns and SEO services to generate leads.

    "I’d never had anybody from a marketing standpoint give me an accurate estimate and actually deliver on that promise."

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  • 15
    • $25,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Montréal, Canada
    Dialekta is a media planning and buying company. Their small team is headquartered in Montreal, Canada and Paris, France. The firm focuses on media planning & buying, pay per click, digital strategy, search engine optimization, and more.

    Industries

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  • 16
    • $5,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Calgary, Canada

    Welby Consulting is a digital marketing agency based in Calgary, Canada. Founded in 2015, Welby Consulting's team of fewer than five employees provides PPC and SEO services.

    Clients

    • Johnnie Walker
    • Diageo Canada
    • Embassy Suites by Hilton
    • McSweeney's Premium Meat Snacks

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Taking charge of Google AdWords campaigns, Welby Consulting has been focusing on increasing the number of leads. They also made structural changes to the website to improve Google rankings.

    “They're invested in our success and have become our true partner.”

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  • 17
    • Scheduling

      5.0
    • Quality

      5.0
    • Cost

      5.0
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $1,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Montréal, Canada

    Launched in 2020, Communi is a small advertising company. Their team offers advertising, branding, content marketing, social media marketing, and more. The firm is headquartered in Laval, Canada.

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Communi oversaw the site development and branding update for a restaurant within a hotel and resort. Their work included UI/UX, copywriting, and integrating the hotel's booking functionality into the new site.

    "They were very well-organized in handling requests, and we didn't even need to follow up anything with them."

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  • 18
    • Undisclosed
    • 250 - 999 employees
    • Vancouver, Canada
    Located in Vancouver, Canada, BroadbandTV (BBTV) is a media planning and buying company. The agency provides media planning & buying and content marketing and is midsize.The agency was launched in 2005.

    Industries

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  • 19
    • Scheduling

      5.0
    • Quality

      5.0
    • Cost

      5.0
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $10,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Vancouver, Canada

    Todo Mobile is a marketing agency founded in 2015 with fewer than 10 employees. Based in Calgary, Canada, they provide mobile and app marketing, advertising, and branding solutions for clients ranging from startups to enterprises in the fields of arts, gaming, and telecommunications.

    Clients

    • Gamesys
    • ABinBev
    • The New York Times
    • Melia

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Todo Mobile helps facilitate ads across different publishers that can place ads in different apps and mediums, like video or static image.

    "They have really great service and it’s so personalized and attentive."

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  • 20
    • Scheduling

      5.0
    • Quality

      5.0
    • Cost

      5.0
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $1,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Edmonton, Canada

    AM/FM Inc. is a marketing and communications agency based in Edmonton, Canada. The agency, founded in 2014, has a team of more than ten that provides marketing strategy, web design, graphic design, media planning & buying, and logo services to midmarket and other-sized companies and organizations in the business services, consumer products & services, nonprofit, manufacturing, and energy & natural resources industries.

    Clients

    • Legal Aid Alberta

    Industries

    Notable Project

    AM/FM Inc. provided public relations services to an Edmonton-based law firm. The team handled the designing of a web-based report that would help stakeholders understand what the company does.

    "They adapted well to our changing needs, and took everything in stride."

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  • 21
    • $1,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Surrey, Canada
    Founded in 2020, TUFF Media is a media planning & buying company. Based in Surrey, Canada, their small team specializes in media planning & buying, digital strategy, search engine optimization, and web development.

    Industries

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  • 22
    • $50,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Markham, Canada
    Active International Canada, a media planning and buying agency, is based in Markham, Canada. The small company was established in 1985. Their team specializes in media planning & buying, social media marketing, conversion optimization, pay per click, and more.
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  • 23
    • Undisclosed
    • 50 - 249 employees
    • Toronto, Canada
    True Media is a media planning and buying company in Columbia, Missouri; St. Louis, Missouri; Minneapolis, Minnesota and Toronto, Canada. The firm offers media planning & buying and digital strategy and has a midsize team.The firm was established in 2005.
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  • 24
    • Undisclosed
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Langley City, Canada
    DSA Media, a media planning and buying agency, is based in Langley City, Canada. The agency focuses on media planning & buying, market research, and digital strategy and has a small team.The agency was founded in 1997.
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  • 25
    • Undisclosed
    • 250 - 999 employees
    • Montreal, Canada
    District m is a midsize advertising company based in Montreal, Canada; Toronto, Canada and New York, New York. The team specializes in advertising, digital strategy, media planning & buying, and pay per click.

    Industries

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  • 26
    • Undisclosed
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Toronto, Canada
    Canada TV Media Toronto is a media planning & buying company. They are headquartered in Toronto, Canada and New York, New York and have a small team. Their services include media planning & buying.
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  • 27
    • Undisclosed
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Montréal, Canada
    Medialliance is a media planning & buying agency. Established in 2012, the team offers media planning & buying and social media marketing. Their small company is located in Montréal, Canada.

    Industries

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  • 28
    • Undisclosed
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Vancouver, Canada
    Harfield & Associates is a small Vancouver, Canada-based media planning & buying company. Established in 1986, the team focuses on media planning & buying.
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  • 29
    • $5,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Vancouver, Canada

    Founded in 2012, Bowery Creative is a digital marketing company based in Vancouver, Canada. Their team of around 3 employees focuses on providing SEO, social media marketing, and marketing strategy.

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Bowery Creative provided SEO and PPC services for a public relations firm. Their team also created digital content and directory listings.

    "Their really knowledgeable team that was invested in our vision right from the start."

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  • 30
    • Scheduling

      5.0
    • Quality

      5.0
    • Cost

      5.0
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $10,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Toronto, Canada

    42/Agency, an advertising company, is headquartered in Toronto, Canada. The small agency was established in 2018. Their team offers advertising, conversion optimization, CRM consulting and SI, digital strategy, and more.

    Industries

    Notable Project

    42/Agency launches Facebook and Google ad campaigns for a program provider for e-commerce brands. The team works on defining audiences to meet the target cost per install goals.

    "They go above and beyond to make sure you know what is being done and what it means for your business."

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