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Top 100 Media Buying Agencies in Canada

August 2022

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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
    • The Home Depot

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Hotspex Media is developing a digital and out-of-home marketing campaign for a PR company’s client. They work within a small budget to manage ad spending on social media and post physical ads across provinces. 

    “I would 100% work with Hotspex Media on other projects going forward.”

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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 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

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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
    • $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

    • Royal Bank of Canada
    • Wyndham Hotel Group
    • Beaverbrook Group of Companies
    • Days Inn Canada

    Industries

    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

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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

    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

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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

    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

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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

    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 

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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 put together a marketing plan for a spa. The plan included a website redesign, social media marketing, and other marketing outreach. The company is ranking higher on Google and meeting their target demographics.

    "They're a small business that's receptive to feedback." –Owner, Spa

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  • 12
    • $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

    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

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  • 13
    • 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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  • 14
    • Scheduling

      4.9
    • Quality

      4.6
    • 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 provides Facebook, Google, and Instagram Ad campaign management services for a creative agency’s third-party clients. Their work includes strategy, ideation, and analytics reporting.

    “I enjoy their authenticity and upfront attitude when it comes to marketing management.”

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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
    • 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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  • 17
    • 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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  • 18
    • 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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  • 19
    • Scheduling

      4.8
    • Quality

      5.0
    • Cost

      4.8
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $1,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Victoria, Canada

    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

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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

    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

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  • 21
    • $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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  • 22
    • 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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  • 23
    • 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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  • 24
    • 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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  • 25
    • 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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  • 26
    • 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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  • 27
    • 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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  • 28
    • $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. 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

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  • 29
    • $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

    Welby Consulting was hired by a plumbing business to provide web development and PPC services. The goal was to develop a website for the client and lead their PPC campaign.

    "He caused us an enormous amount of stress."

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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 provides SEM services for an enterprise data platform. The team helps design programs using Google Ads and LinkedIn. Currently, they’re implementing a marketing automation platform.

    “I’m quite happy with them, and they’ve embraced every challenge we’ve given them.”

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