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Top 100 Creative Agencies in San Diego

May 2022

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  • 1
    • Scheduling

      4.7
    • Quality

      4.9
    • Cost

      4.7
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $25,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Del Mar, CA

    California-based full-service branding and digital communications agency Jacob Tyler works with clients to bring their story to life. Founded in 2000 and now 20+ employees strong, the agency specializes in corporate identity development and positioning, planning and strategy, SEO, social media, and UI/UX design.

    Clients

    • AT&T
    • Novartis
    • Discovery Channel
    • SONY

    Notable Project

    Jacob Tyler has designed the logo and branding of an organic products manufacturing company. They’re currently doing packaging design and website development, and they will start working on digital marketing.

    “Jacob Tyler makes the work dynamic enjoyable, and they’re incredibly intelligent.”

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  • 2
    • Scheduling

      4.9
    • Quality

      4.9
    • Cost

      4.9
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $100,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Del Mar, CA

    Founded in 2003, BLVR is a branding company located in San Diego. The team of 20-plus members specializes in branding, digital strategy, web design and development, and UX/UI design. The agency works with a variety of clients in different industries.

    Clients

    • Andis
    • Little Beet Restaurants
    • DHI Telecom
    • Tony Robbins

    Industries

    Notable Project

    A consumer goods manufacturer hired BLVR to refresh their brand identity. The team started with investigative research and competitive analysis before creating a variety of brand collateral. 

    "Their data-driven and market research-driven approach helped us develop the right brand position."

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  • 3
    • $25,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • San Diego, CA

    Big Day the Agency, an advertising company, was founded in 2021. Their small team is based in San Diego, California. Their services include advertising, branding, social media marketing, web design, and more.

    Clients

    • Royal Caribbean International
    • Celebrity Cruises
    • Casper
    • Zygo

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Big Day the Agency headed the rebranding efforts of a harvesting system manufacturer. They conducted market research to identify the client's branding needs and proceeded with logo design and content creation.

    "Having Big Day the Agency on board was a pivotal moment for our company."

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  • 4
    • Scheduling

      4.8
    • Quality

      4.8
    • Cost

      4.8
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $50,000+
    • 250 - 999 employees
    • San Diego, CA

    3Q Digital is a digital marketing and strategic consulting agency headquartered in San Mateo, Calif. with additional offices in San Diego, San Francisco, Chicago, New York, Burlington, Vt., Austin, Texas, and Raleigh, N.C. Their staff consists of over 250 experts in SEO, social media marketing, and analytics.

    Clients

    • Eventbrite
    • SurveyMonkey
    • ModCloth
    • Square

    Notable Project

    3Q provided paid search marketing for a large department store chain selling home goods and apparel. They also developed a social strategy for the brand.

    "I’m most impressed with 3Q Digital's knowledge of all the advanced and best tactics, features, and betas."

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  • 5
    • Scheduling

      5.0
    • Quality

      5.0
    • Cost

      5.0
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $5,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • San Diego, CA

    Located in San Diego, Coe Design is a branding and design firm. Their team of fewer than 10 also offers advertising, product design, and packaging design services.

    Clients

    • Orthofix
    • Chosen Foods
    • Port of San Diego
    • Titleist

    Notable Project

    Coe Design helped develop a food startup's brand identity, creating the logo, name, and visual schemes, and more. After refining the materials, they designed business cards and delivered all creative files.

    "They chose really beautiful fonts and colors."

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  • 6
    • $25,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • San Diego, CA

    Founded in 2010, Caava Design is a marketing and advertising agency that offers branding, packaging design, and graphic design services to their small business and mid-market clients in the marketing and advertising industry. Their 10 employees are based out of San Diego, Calif.

    Clients

    • Union Cowork
    • Jeremiah Johnson Brewing Co.
    • Host & Porter
    • Old Harbor Distillery

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Caava Design helped with a day spa franchise's first rebrand in 15 years. The team put together creatives and other strategies to help the client stand out in their market. The engagement is ongoing. 

    "The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive."

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  • 7
    • Scheduling

      5.0
    • Quality

      5.0
    • Cost

      4.2
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $5,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • San Diego, CA

    Mentus is a digital agency based in San Diego that specializes in web design, SEO, and digital strategy. Since 1981, the agency and its team of 15+ have worked with clients in industries including business services, healthcare, and government services.

    Clients

    • Extra Space Storage
    • SBA
    • Aramark

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Mentus completed a full rebranding on a pharmaceuticals firm. Mentus' work included a website redesign, creating branded materials, and designing a logo. Everyone was satisfied and impressed with the work. They have since relaunched, but still, use Mentus when needed. 

    "Mentus always hits deadlines and are always within budget, which is very important. More than that, they seemed to understand what we wanted because they’ve worked with several different industries." – VP Finance & Investor Relations, Pharmaceuticals Firm

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  • 8
    • Scheduling

      5.0
    • Quality

      5.0
    • Cost

      4.5
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • Undisclosed
    • 50 - 249 employees
    • San Diego, CA

    Mering is a marketing and advertising company based in Sacramento, California with a satellite office in San Diego California. Founded in 1985, their team of around 70 employees provides branding, media buying, and digital marketing services to customers.  

    Notable Project

    Partnering with a healthcare company, Mering developed a brand and provided digital marketing strategy execution. The client was pleased with their use of focus groups and reliance on research.

    "They are very strong in brand strategy and understanding the business and target audience." – Director of Marketing, Healthcare Company 

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  • 9
    • $50,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • San Diego, CA

    DO NOT DISTURB, founded in 2017, is an advertising and branding agency headquartered in San Diego. Their team of 9 specializes in advertising, branding, and graphic design. 
     

    Clients

    • Campbell’s
    • Dodge
    • Pepsi

    Notable Project

    DO NOT DISTURB did marketing for two product lines as part of a partnership. They created collateral including merchandising design and pieces for radio, video, and digital. They also helped with the process.

    "They were wonderful about doing things that agencies don’t usually want to do."

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  • 10
    • $25,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • San Diego, CA

    Grizzly is a small branding firm. They offer branding, advertising, video production, web development, and more and were launched in 2013.

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  • 11
    • $10,000+
    • 1,000 - 9,999 employees
    • San Diego, CA

    Mirum Agency is a digital marketing agency with offices around the globe – from California to Texas to Minnesota to Dubai to Spain and more. Founded in 2015, Mirum combines strategy, creativity, and technology to understand business and human motivations. With a sizeable team (1500+) of digital savants, storytellers, and makers, Mirum Agency specializes in web design, social media marketing, digital strategy, advertising, and branding.

    Clients

    • Mastercard
    • Pfizer
    • Asus
    • Hong Kong Tourism Board

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Mirum Agency worked with a hotel brand to strengthen its brand image in the luxury travel industry. They created an interactive content series that places travelers in locations of interest to build a sense of adventure, intrigue, and possibility.

    “Our goal for this campaign is to reignite our guests’ passion for travel and fascination for discovering new places. These stories are meant to evoke curiosity, broaden the mind, and inspire international travel.” – Vice President of Lifestyle Brands, Hotel Brand

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  • 12
    • $5,000+
    • 250 - 999 employees
    • San Diego, CA

    Mapp Digital is a midsize San Diego, California-based advertising company. Their services include advertising, branding, digital strategy, search engine optimization, and more.

    Industries

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  • 13
    • $5,000+
    • 250 - 999 employees
    • San Diego, CA

    Internet Marketing Inc., a SEO services firm, is headquartered in San Diego, California and Las Vegas, Nevada. They focus on search engine optimization, web design, advertising, ux/ui design, and more and were established in 2005.

    Industries

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  • 14
    • $100,000+
    • 50 - 249 employees
    • San Diego, CA

    Media planning and buying company Mindgruve was established in 2001. The agency specializes in media planning & buying, advertising, web design, web development, and more and has a midsize team. The agency is based in San Diego, California; Santa Monica, California; New York, New York and San Francisco, California.

    Industries

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  • 15
    • $5,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • San Diego, CA

    Campaign Creators, an advertising company, was founded in 2016. The firm offers advertising, branding, digital strategy, search engine optimization, and more and has a small team.

    Industries

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  • 16
    • $1,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • San Diego, CA

    Branding agency ChampCohen Design is located in San Diego, California. Founded in 1981, the small team specializes in branding, advertising, graphic design, packaging design, and more.

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  • 17
    • Undisclosed
    • 50 - 249 employees
    • San Diego, CA

    I.d.e.a. Is a San Diego, California-based branding agency. The firm specializes in branding, web design, digital strategy, advertising, and more and is midsize.The firm was founded in 2012.

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  • 18
    • $5,000+
    • 50 - 249 employees
    • San Diego, CA

    LeaseLabs is an advertising company. Founded in 2008, the midsize company is headquartered in San Diego, California. Their services include advertising, branding, digital strategy, search engine optimization, and more.

    Industries

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  • 19
    • $5,000+
    • 50 - 249 employees
    • San Diego, CA

    IMatrix is an advertising company launched in 2001. The midsize team specializes in advertising, branding, digital strategy, search engine optimization, and more. The firm is headquartered in San Diego, California.

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  • 20
    • $10,000+
    • 50 - 249 employees
    • San Diego, CA

    Advertising company Vitro was established in 1992. The agency specializes in advertising, branding, digital strategy, social media marketing, and more and has a midsize team.

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  • 21
    • $5,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • San Diego, CA

    Taylor & Pond Interactive, an advertising company, is in San Diego, California. The small team offers advertising, branding, digital strategy, search engine optimization, and more. The firm was founded in 1995.

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  • 22
    • $5,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • San Diego, CA

    EREACH is an advertising company launched in 2010. The company specializes in advertising, branding, digital strategy, search engine optimization, and more and has a small team.

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  • 23
    • $5,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • San Diego, CA

    Ceatus is a small advertising company located in San Diego, California. Founded in 2004, the team specializes in advertising, branding, digital strategy, search engine optimization, and more.

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  • 24
    • $5,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • San Diego, CA

    Ekklesia 360 is a branding agency. They offer branding, advertising, web design, and web development and were launched in 2008. Their small team is San Diego, California-based.

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  • 25
    • $5,000+
    • 50 - 249 employees
    • San Diego, CA

    Einstein Industries is a digital marketing company founded in 1995. Einstein Industries' team of 184 operates out of its office in San Diego. They specialize in providing web design, custom software development, SEO, video production, branding, and advertising to healthcare and legal professionals.  

    Clients

    • Docshop
    • National Health News
    • Cash Pay Healthcare
    • Lawyershop
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    • Undisclosed
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • San Diego, CA

    Marketing & Advertising Design Group, a small advertising company, is located in San Diego, California. The team provides advertising, social media marketing, video production, web design, and more.

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  • 27
    • $5,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Del Mar, CA

    Branding firm Stella + McCabe was established in 2004. The agency specializes in branding, advertising, corporate photography, marketing strategy, and more and has a small team. The agency is located in West Palm Beach, Florida and Del Mar, California.

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  • 28
    • $5,000+
    • 50 - 249 employees
    • Poway, CA

    Anderson Direct & Digital is an advertising company established in 1985. The company specializes in advertising, branding, digital strategy, search engine optimization, and more and has a midsize team.

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  • 29
    • $5,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • San Diego, CA

    Small advertising company Bask Digital Media, is located in San Diego, California. They specialize in advertising, digital strategy, web design, branding, and more and were founded in 2009.

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  • 30
    • $5,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Santee, CA

    Eye/Comm is a small advertising company headquartered in Santee, California. They specialize in advertising, branding, digital strategy, search engine optimization, and more and were launched in 1990.

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