The Best Media Buying Companies in Canada

Looking for top media buying and planning company 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 agencies in Canada. Browse descriptions, feedback, and awards to find which can best suit your company’s needs.

List of the Best Canada Media Buying Companies

  • 1

    Kingstar Media

    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.
     

    Notable Project

    Kingstar Media provided digital campaign support for a media agency. They built their campaign around direct response television and other digital media. The campaign was successful, and both the client and the referring agency were pleased with their work.

    “Their workflow is seamless and done with care and attention to detail. From the top down, Kingstar Media is really well-buttoned up.” – Managing Partner, Media Agency
     

    Former clients
    Trivago
    Zip Recruiter
    Match.com
    Sleep Country
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Toronto, Canada
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
    Awards

    Electronic Retailing Association: Achievers Award (2018)

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  • 2

    Jungle Media

    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.

    Notable Project

    Jungle Media provided media planning and buying services for an online mortgage company. The company was looking to lower their cost-per-customer acquisition. Jungle Media’s services were good enough that the company considers Jungle Media as an extension of their marketing team.

    “They’re very collaborative, and I like working with them.” - CoFounder & CEO, Online Mortgage Company

    Former clients
    Nike
    IKEA
    Hendrick's Gin
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Toronto, Canada
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 3

    Hotspex Media

    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.

    Notable Project

    Hotspex Media ran various social media campaigns for a dental and oral care product company. The company didn’t have experience with running these types of campaigns and needed professional assistance. The company is satisfied with Hotspex Media’s work thus far.

    “Their communication was incredible. If they needed anything, they were quick to reach out. They were agile and always accessible.” - Brand Manager, Dental and Oral Care Product Company

    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Toronto, Canada
    5.0
    5.0
    6 Clutch reviews
  • 4

    Empathy Inc.

    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

    The Empathy Inc. team provided digital and social media marketing for the virtual mental health solution of a communications group. They successfully built an online community around the product.

    "The team takes the time to help educate the extended project team, which demonstrates a great sense of partnership.  We’ve become better clients for these services because of the knowledge we acquired through working with Empathy Inc. This will help us going forward as we continue to expand our solution." — Communication & Change Management Solutions, Morneau Shepell

    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Toronto, Canada
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
  • 5

    OKD Marketing

    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.

    Notable Project

    OKD Marketing designed and developed an e-commerce site for a custom auto parts business. The client's small team lacked technical expertise, but needed an attractive digital presence to build leads and increase growth momentum. In addition to the site, which now drives 100% of the client's sales, OKD created videos, point-of-purchase displays, and trade show booths.

    "It’s so easy. We just tell them what we want to happen and when, and they take care of everything. It’s almost like I have that department in my own business. Communication is also really good." — Founder, Auto Parts Firm

    Former clients
    Castello
    Canadian Cancer Society
    Integra Tire
    UPS
    Margaritaville
    HBC
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group50 - 249 Employees
    place Burlington, Canada
    5.0
    5.0
    3 Clutch reviews
  • 6

    Havas 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.

    Notable Project

    Havas Canada developed a few websites for a museum in Quebec. The websites they developed were responsive and informative. Havas Canada's efforts resulted in higher traffic and engagement. 

    "Most of our sites have good usability and user experience, and that drives in higher traffic to the pages, more page views, and more time on site." – Manager of Digital Interactives, Museum

    Former clients
    Canadian Women's Foundation
    New Balance
    Dior
    Volkswagen
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group50 - 249 Employees
    place Montreal, Canada
    4.8
    4.8
    4 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Media Innovation Awards (2017)

  • 7

    Acart

    Acart is a full-service advertising agency based in Ottawa, Canada. Founded in 1976, Acart's team of 43 employees specializes in providing digital strategy, media planning & buying, and branding services.

    Notable Project

    Acart worked with this non-profit medical education institution to implement a comprehensive rebranding initiative. Acart researched the client, its executive employees, and its past consultations. Acart then proposed an entire overhaul of the client's brand: voice, colors, font and messaging, overall brand identity, which was well received. The client was pleased with the strategic plan and the direction it took the client in.

    "We had to deliver on time – there was no wiggle room and they were very quick to understand the strict timeline." – Director of Communications, Non-Profit, Medical Education Institution

    Former clients
    Government of Canada
    York Region Transit
    Ottawa Senators Hockey Club
    Calypso Theme Waterpark
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group50 - 249 Employees
    place Ottawa, Canada
    4.0
    4.0
    1 Clutch review
    Awards

    Hermes Creative Award: Gold (2015) , Best Ottawa Business Awards: Sales Initiative of the Year (2013) , CUTA National Transit Corporate Leadership Award (2012)

  • 8

    Giants & Gentlemen

    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.  

    Notable Project

    Giants & Gentlemen provided branding services for a conveinience store chain. They provided branding, marketing, and creative strategy for multiple campaigns. They took these campaigns to various social media including Snapchat and Instagram. The client was impressed with the results of the project.

    “We outpaced benchmarks with our Snapchat campaign. We also saw a lift in sales during that campaign of about 11% that was specifically attributed to that. We’ve seen an increase of over 40% in sales.” – Marketing Manager, Conveinience Store Chain

    Former clients
    Royal Bank of Canada
    Days Inn
    Park N’ Fly
    Fisherman’s Friend
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $100,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Toronto, Canada
    4.9
    4.9
    5 Clutch reviews
  • 9

    Full Blast Creative

    Full Blast Creative is a full-service marketing agency based in Calgary, Canada. Established in 2011, they have a team of over 5 that provides a wide range of services, including web design, UX/UI design, SEO, and branding.

    Notable Project

    After collaborating for years, Full Blast Creative took over a music festival company's social media accounts. The team successfully reached the targeted threshold of social media mentions for third-party partners, pushing Facebook ads to drive visibility. Since their involvement, the client noticed higher community engagement rates.

    "Their experience with us coupled with their expertise in social media made them able to create an engaging online experience for many folks." — Co-Manager, Music Festival

    Former clients
    Interra Energy
    Qualicare National Payments
    Al Shamal Shriners
    Cheer's Pub & Grill
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Calgary, Canada
    5.0
    5.0
    14 Clutch reviews
  • 10

    Phoenix Advertising Group

    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.

    Notable Project

    Partnering with a brewing company as a long-term service provider, Phoenix Advertising Group has developed a brand from scratch, including can design, outdoor advertisements, and social media content. Each campaign they've handled as outperformed their previous efforts, opening leadership opportunities for the brand within the industry. 

    "They have strong project management skills. It’s important for me to be ahead of schedule with all our work. They know that and operate in a way that ensures it happens." – VP of Marketing, Brewing Company 

    Former clients
    Saskatchewan Roughriders
    Tourism Saskatchewan
    South Country Equipment
    Taylor Automotive Group
    Casino Regina
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Regina, Canada
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 11

    Dreww

    Independant Studios inc was founded in 2018 in Montreal, Canada. Their team of about 5 focuses solely on providing video production services to their clients. 

    Notable Project

    The Independant Studios inc team delivered a social media video campaign for a specialty foods producer, handling the scripting, filming, and post-production process before posting the final product online. 

    "We really appreciated the energy and excitement they brought to the project. They are all pretty young, so we were confident they would be able to tap into social media audiences with the content that they created for us." — Brand Manager, Specialty Foods Producer

    Former clients
    Bud Light Canada
    Labatt Breweries
    Maille Mustards
    Brickworks Cinderhouse
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Montreal, Canada
    4.8
    4.8
    2 Clutch reviews
  • 12

    Fade Digital

    Fade Digital is a full-service digital marketing firm based in Toronto, Canada, that was established in 2011. Their team of fewer than 5 employees provides SEO, digital strategy, PPC, social media marketing, media planning & buying, content marketing, conversion optimization and email marketing services.

    Notable Project

    Fade Digital developed an online-marketing presence for a VR startup. Their team implemented SEO, provided web development using Wordpress, and curated content creation for the client. The project has been a success thus far and garnered some leads.

    "They [Fade Digital] have more than covered their end of the bargain in terms of business development. We've gotten some pretty big clients that way." – CEO, VR Startup 

    Former clients
    Binns Kitchens
    Dominion Paradons
    Caloric Appliances
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Toronto, Canada
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 13

    Todo Mobile

    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.

    Notable Project

    Todo Mobile ran ad campaigns for an online casino. The casino needed to acquire more users and sought out Todo Mobile to facilitate their ad campaigns. The results of the campaigns have only gotten better year by year.

    “They’re super easy to work with and always have a can-do attitude.” - Media Campaign Executive, Online Casino

    Former clients
    Gamesys
    ABinBev
    The New York Times
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Calgary, Canada
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 14

    Finch Media

    Finch Media is a marketing and communications agency based in Vancouver. Founded in 2014, their team of around 5 employees specializes in public relations, marketing strategy, and media planning

    Notable Project

    Finch Media provided public relations services for a production company. The team was responsible for creating and implementing both a print and digital strategy. They also handled a billboard campaign.

    "Finch Media is very easy to work with, able to identify our needs and work with our small team." – Co-President, Production Company

    Former clients
    Johnson & Johnson
    Maven Collective Marketing
    Cadillac
    Vancouver School Board
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Vancouver, Canada
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
  • 15

    Flawless Inbound Inc.

    Flawless Inbound is an online marketing and sales agency that is headquartered in Edmonton, Canada, that was established in 2014. Their team of 13 offers content marketing, marketing strategy, conversion optimization, and more. 

    Notable Project

    Flawless Inbound provided digital marketing for a telecommunications company to improve online presence. Their team crafted advertisements, curated social media, and delivered call-to-action email messages. Their work set the business for future success.

    "The messaging they produced for us and their overall work has laid a foundation for good results moving forward. Having a lot of new opportunities coming our way is a drastic change for us."–President, Telecommunications Company

    Former clients
    acsi
    evolve
    Rhino Legal Finance
    PCM Canada
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Edmonton, Canada
    5.0
    5.0
    4 Clutch reviews
  • 16

    Makro Agency

    Makro Agency is a web development and marketing agency located in Montreal. They have about 1 employee. Founded in 2016, they continue to provide e-commerce development, advertising, and branding services to small businesses and midmarket firms in e-commerce. 

    Notable Project

    Makro Agency developed a website from scratch for a merchant services company. Using Webflow, they built the front- and backend of the platform. The distinct and modern website featured the required information to the client's satisfaction. 

    "Their communication was perfect, and we always received very quick responses." — Founder, Merchant Services Company

    Former clients
    Oli
    Nona Lim
    Unico
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Montreal, Canada
    5.0
    5.0
    5 Clutch reviews
  • 17

    AM/FM Inc.

    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.

    Notable Project

    A law firm hired AM/FM Inc. to design and develop its 2018-2019 Annual Report, in both a printable version, and an interactive web-based product, in such a way that makes the stakeholders and the public understand what the firm is all about and what its role is in the legal system. This presentation of the Annual Report included a robust, eight-month social media marketing campaign that promoted its 2018-2019 statistics and promoted its team. AM/FM Inc. was able to meet the firm's objectives in presenting the Annual Report such that social media interactions significantly increased and the morale of the staff within the firm was boosted.

    "Our social media interactions increased over 250% during the first six months." - Manager of Communications and PR, Law Firm

    Former clients
    Legal Aid Alberta
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Edmonton, Canada
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 18

    front + centre

    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.

    Notable Project

    An online media firm tapped front+ centre in an ongoing engagement to provide strategic support on new campaigns and initiatives to grow the firm's readership and explore new markets. They also provide support in issues/crisis-related situations. The engagement has enabled the firm to secure press in trade publications, have spokesperson briefing documents ready, and present balanced stories in the media.

    "They are professionals that get the job done exceptionally well." - CEO, Online Media Firm

    Former clients
    Vessi Footwear
    Plantsome
    Outdoorsy
    Turo
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Vancouver, Canada
    5.0
    5.0
    4 Clutch reviews
  • 19

    Welby Consulting

    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.

    Notable Project

    Welby Consulting built ad campaigns for an industrial distributor, conducting keyword research and using Google AdWords & Analytics to target customers. At the same time, Welby Consulting implemented branded campaigns for the client's customers. Thanks to Welby Consulting's work, the client reported higher interest in its website, noting increased clickthrough rates and engagement metrics.

    "They [Welby Consulting] were well connected to experts in the industry and contacted them for better suggestions." – Digital Team Manager, Industrial Distributor 

    Former clients
    ClearView Plumbing & Heating
    Sparks Consulting
    Kicker Video
    Pump Interactive
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Calgary, Canada
    4.9
    4.9
    10 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Google Partner

  • 20

    Bowery Creative

    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.

    Notable Project

    Bowery Creative provided SEO and PPC services for a public relations firm. The team audited the client's website and formulated a new marketing strategy. The client saw an increase in online inquiries. 

    "There has been a dramatic increase in online inquiries and we have signed on new business directly from ad copy." – VP, Public Relations Firm

    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Vancouver, Canada
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 21

    Orangubrand

    Orangubrand is an affiliate marketing company in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Founded in 2012, their 3 employees provide PPC, affiliate marketing, and media planning and buying services. 

    Notable Project

    Orangubrand helped a vendor manage a series of ongoing, online, social media relationships. This helped to develop their brand, while also making them more recognized in the market. The client was particularly happy with the speed that the company delivered. 

             "They built relationships with some of our key clients, one of them being a top-five revenue-producing media source for our company." - CEO, marketing vendor

    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Victoria, British Colombia, Canada
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
  • 22

    Hop Skip Marketing

    Hop Skip Marketing is a marketing agency based in Toronto. Founded in 2015, they have just 2 employees who provide a diverse range of services includes branding, digital strategy, PPC, SEO, content marketing, media planning & buying, and more.

    Notable Project

    Hop Skip Marketing carried out digital marketing support for a professional printing services firm. The client was undergoing a rebrand, and did not have the resources for an in-house digital team. Hop Skip Marketing's team designed a new logo and updated their website's visual assets, then provided performance marketing on social media and search engines. 

    "Overall, their efforts improved our position as a leader in the market. The launch of a thought leadership program, a re-brand, video and digital marketing have helped us penetrate new market segments." — VP of Business Development, Printing Firm

    Former clients
    iCapital
    American Appraisal
    Canadian Decorators Association
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Toronto, Canada
    4.9
    4.9
    5 Clutch reviews
  • 23

    My Left Foot

    My Left Foot is a digital agency in Toronto, Canada. Founded in 2019, they have fewer than 5 employees that serve midmarket and small-business clients in a wide range of sectors. Services include advertising, branding, and marketing strategy.

    Notable Project

    My Left Foot handled branding efforts for a debt refinancing company. Their team provided copywriting and visual design work. The new brand successfully articulates the client’s mission and received positive feedback.

    “They were able to deliver a really high-quality project very nimbly.” – Director of Marketing, Deb Refinancing Company

    Former clients
    European Residential REit
    Capreit
    KIngs Club
    Corporate Caterers
    Ocean Spray
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Toronto, Canada
    5.0
    5.0
    6 Clutch reviews
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