The Best Online Marketing Agencies in Charlotte, NC

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Digital marketing has forever changed how companies attract customers and generate revenue. If you’re considering hiring an online marketing company to help you boost your brand image, position your company in search rankings, or manage your social media presence, we're here to help.

To assist you in your search for a partner, we’ve compiled this list of the top digital marketing companies in Charlotte. Browse descriptions, feedback, and awards to find which can best suit your company’s needs.

List of the Best Charlotte Online Marketing Agencies

  • 1

    Straight North

    Formed in 1997, Straight North is a full-service internet marketing company specializing in SEO, PPC, website design and development, email marketing, and graphic design. With 100+ full-time, in-house employees, they help B2B and B2C companies of all sizes generate sales leads and e-commerce revenue in the lucrative but highly competitive online marketing space. They offer a collaborative business style, technical expertise, deep experience in multiple verticals, team-based campaign execution, transparent reporting, and an unwavering focus on maximizing their clients' ROI.

    Notable Project

    Straight North worked with a high-profile, professional sports franchise to set up a remarketing campaign to increase brand awareness and drive revenue. The client found Straight North accessible and transparent and is looking forward to continuing the four-year relationship.

    “Straight North provides suggestions and is very engaged in our work." – E-Commerce Manager, Professional Sports Franchise

    Former clients
    XO Communications
    MLS (Major League Soccer)
    Chicago Bears
    Daily Herald
    CrowdStrike
    Hub Group
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group50 - 249 Employees
    place Charlotte, NC
    4.7
    4.7
    104 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Inc. 5000 (2015, 2016, 2017) , Google Premier Partner

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  • 2

    Knowmad Digital Marketing

    Knowmad Digital Marketing is based in Charlotte, NC and has a small team of fewer than 10 employees. An award-winning boutique digital marketing agency, Knowmad Digital Marketing assists small and mid-market businesses in engaging, retaining, and acquiring customers through internet marketing services such as content marketing, web design, SEO, PPC, social media marketing, and digital strategy.

    Notable Project

    Following its initial development, Knowmad Digital Marketing provided additional design and development services to update a website for a financing company's product launch. To revamp the website, they built additional product pages, established pillar pages, and developed a feature that creates emails. Their upgrades facilitated a 5 point increase in the website's domain authority. 

    "This helped us build on existing relationships and knowledge base which truly helped keep the project moving forward rapidly." — VP of Marketing, Financing Company

    Former clients
    Heartland Payment Systems
    Lexington Square
    Intrinsics
    Gantrade
    Barnhardt Manufacturing
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Charlotte, NC
    4.8
    4.8
    8 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    HubSpot Certified Partner Gold Level , BBB Accredited Business (A+) , Google Partner , Gold AVA Digital Award for Website Design (2017) , Gold AVA Digital Award for Marketing

  • 3

    Arcalea

    Digital agency Arcalea was founded in 2015 and has offices in Chicago, Charlotte, N.C., Denver, and Indianapolis. Its team of 12 helps clients with web development, SEO, email marketing, content marketing, web design, and PPC.

    Notable Project

    A jewelry company hired Arcalea to help with its rebranding efforts. Arcalea helped the company find its target audience by helping with A/B testing, digital marketing, and PPC management. The company's total user count has gone up by more than 200%.

    "I found their depth of knowledge about how customers approach products to be enlightening. I was impressed with the overall professionalism and responsiveness of the team. If they didn’t have an answer immediately, they made sure to deliver one later on." - President, Jewelry Company

    Former clients
    Dell
    Discover Financial Services
    The University of Chicago
    Level Office
    ConceiveAbilities
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Charlotte, NC
    4.9
    4.9
    5 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    MarCom Awards: 2017 Gold Winner , AVA: 2017 Search Marketing Platinum Award, , AVA: 2017 Design & Digital Gold Award

  • 4

    FLDTRACE

    FLDTRACE is a digital marketing company based in Fort Mill, S.C., with and office in Charlotte, N.C. The company, founded in 2009, has a team of less than ten that provides SEO, content marketing, and web development services to small and midmarket business services companies. 

    Notable Project

    A plumbing company hired FLDTRACE to redesign their WordPress website and implement an SEO strategy that targets critical keywords to increase the company's domain authority. Because of this engagement, the company's domain authority rose from 18 to 36, listed on Google's second page from being on the eighth, and now ranks first in their local market for plumbing services. Also, the company's website, maintained by FLDTRACE, is now more appealing.

    "Lucien’s sensitivity to curb appeal and eye for detail both indicate his mastery of design." - Co-Owner, Plumbing Company

    Former clients
    Michael Graves Architecture & Design
    E15 Group
    Advisable
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Charlotte, NC
    4.9
    4.9
    4 Clutch reviews
  • 5

    The Brandon Agency

    Headquartered in SC, The Brandon Agency is a team of brand strategy experts, with a special focus on advertising, social media marketing, and public relations. Founded in 1959, The Brandon Agency has an extensive national and international presence with additional offices in SC, NC, Fla., and Bulgaria.

    Notable Project

    A resort management company hired The Brandon Agency to assist an in-house social media manager with social media marketing on Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram. They create videos and write articles for the client every month to ensure there’s enough content to share across the resort’s many social sites. The Brandon Agency also manages TripAdvisor, TripConnect, and Instant Book for the client.

    “The Brandon Agency has helped us create as much success as any other bigger city agency has. We have seen significant results in terms of followers and engagement on social media. They do an amazing job.”

    Former clients
    Newland
    Wilmington CVB
    Hampton Farms
    Hell's Bay Boatworks
    United Way
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group50 - 249 Employees
    place Charlotte, NC
    4.8
    4.8
    6 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    8 American Advertising Federation Annual Awards in 2020 , 7 American Advertising Federation Annual Awards in 2019 , Best of Show 2019 , Top Work Places 2019 , Golden Tusk Award 2017 , SC Biz News Fastest Growing Companies

  • 6

    Business Marketing Solutions Group

    Business Marketing Solutions is a marketing agency based in Charlotte. Founded in 2017, their team of around 5 employees specializes in social media marketing, marketing strategy, and SEO.

    Notable Project

    Business Marketing Solutions provided digital marketing services for a health and nutrition franchise business. The team ran campaigns on Facebook, Google Ads, and through email. They also helped redesign the client's website.

    "It’s definitely been good for our brand presence overall, and as a result, we’ve been able to increase our sales by about 30% in pretty much all areas." – Manager, Health & Nutrition Franchise

    Former clients
    Accent Comfort Services
    Nutrishop
    Anytime Fitnes
    uBreakiFix
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Cornelius, NC
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
  • 7

    KIT

    With locations in both Charlotte and Belmont, NC, KIT is a digital marketing agency that specializes in PPC and AdWords. Founded in 2016, the team of fewer than 10 uses psychology, technology, and design to provide services such as web design, social media marketing, UX, and video production.

    Notable Project

    A small community bank wanted to update its brand and connected with KIT for help. KIT redesigned the client's website, including the content management system (CMS) and images. They also guided the client through uploading content to the new website and updated the UX of the client's online contact form so that it auto-filled with information customers already had provided.

    "The community received the rebranding very well. We’ve gotten great responses. People are starting to know who we are and what we do, and I don’t think we would’ve ever gotten that had we not rebranded or redid the website. We’ve become relevant again." – Marketing Manager, Community Bank

    Former clients
    GoodUnited
    Crew
    bubble
    NFL Athletes
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Charlotte, NC
    5.0
    5.0
    3 Clutch reviews
  • 8

    Digital Marketing On-Ramp

    Digital Marketing On-Ramp is a digital marketing agency founded in 2020 in Lake Wylie, S.C. With a compact team of fewer than 10 employees, they provide SEO, digital strategy, social media marketing, and more to small business clients.

    Notable Project

    Digital Marketing On-Ramp helped an office tech company with building out an online presence through digital marketing efforts, including SEO, Google Analytics, and more. Their work produced $100,000 in revenue from inbound marketing only in 2020 and another $70,000 in only the first two months of 2021. The client also appreciated their deep expertise. 

    "I estimate that we will see around 250K - 300K or higher in additional b2b business this year." – VP of Sales & Marketing, Office Tech Company

    Former clients
    Vision Office Systems, Inc.
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Lake Wylie, SC
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 9

    Local SEO Charlotte

    Local SEO Charlotte is an SEO agency founded in 2013 and based in Charlotte, N.C. With a team of more than 10, they offer web design, PPC, and SEO solutions for small businesses that work in various industries, including e-commerce, advertising, and business services.

    Notable Project

    Local SEO Charlotte provided various web and marketing solutions for an IT solutions provider. These solutions included web development, SEO marketing, and social marketing strategy, Local SEO Charlotte has helped improve the site’s ranking.

    “Local SEO Charlotte has so many experts that cover every area in SEO and can give me a holistic product. It’s a one-stop-shop for any SEO services.” - Manager, IT Solutions Provider

    Former clients
    Protek Solutions USA
    P-Themes
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Charlotte, NC
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 10

    Phase 3 Marketing and Communications

    Phase 3 is a marketing and communications firm based in Atlanta, GA. Founded in 2001, Phase 3's team of over 150 employees primarily work with midmarket and enterprise businesses. They specialize in providing print design, branding, and PR services.

    Notable Project

    Phase 3 worked with a manufacturing group to expand its digital presence and consolidate its various regional branches into one optimized website. They performed the necessary competitive analysis and target audience research, built content, implemented SEO strategies, and made use of analytics to develop a platform for a strong online presence.

     

    Former clients
    Simmons
    ProMach
    Hyundai
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group250 - 999 Employees
    place Charlotte, NC
    4.9
    4.9
    7 Clutch reviews
  • 11

    919 Marketing

    Based in Holly Springs, N.C., 919 Marketing was founded in 1996. Their team of over 10 provides content marketing, branding, social media marketing, PR, and video production services.

    Notable Project

    919 Marketing provided PR and media coverage services to a bicycle brand. The team leveraged their industry connections to land several major news placements.

    "Every time 919 Marketing landed a special press placement or news feature, we would get a lot of phone calls and a lot more leads. It’s definitely led to an increase in customers." — CMO, Bicycle Brand

    Former clients
    Aventon Bicycles
    Great Clips
    Golden Corral
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Charlotte,
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
    Awards

    Inc. 5000: Fastest Growing Franchise PR Company (2019)

  • 12

    E-dreamz, Inc.

    E-dreamz, Inc. is a web development and SEO agency located in Charlotte, N.C. Founded in 1999, the team of about 13 employees that provide web development, web design, and e-commerce development services to mostly midmarket firms and small businesses in the healthcare, e-commerce, and automotive industries amongst others.

    Notable Project

    E-dreamz, Inc. developed and continues to manage a website for a sports medicine and orthopedic surgery center. They iterated on the platform several times over the 10-year partnership. The website remains a vital asset and facilitates the client’s success.

    “...they lead the market on design and user experience.” — Senior Vice PResident, Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery Center

    Former clients
    OrthoCarolina
    Carolina Neurosurgery & Spine Associates
    Pearl Dentistry
    Albemarle
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Charlotte, NC
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
  • 13

    Lambos Digital

    Lambos Digital is paid media agency based in Charlotte, N.C. Founded in 2017, this company has two employees. Services provided by Lambos Digital include PPC, social media marketing, and digital strategy for small and mid-sized businesses.

    Notable Project

    Lambos Digital handled PPC and advertising services for a cafe. The project is ongoing, as Lambos Digital continues to offer PPC services to raise site traffic and increase in-store visits. The client has reported more customers and greater online engagement.

    "Google Ads has helped grow in-store traffic up 20-30% month over month. This has been really impressive to see the in-store growth leveraging Google Ads and Lambos Digital as our PPC partner." Owner, Cafe

    Former clients
    Loan Pronto
    OGGI Ristorante
    Roussis International
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Charlotte, NC
    4.9
    4.9
    6 Clutch reviews
  • 14

    Aycock Marketing

    Aycock Marketing is a marketing firm based in Rock Hill, S.C., and founded in 2015. With no more than 10 members, they specialize in advertising, social media marketing, and email marketing solutions for small and mid-market firms alike.

    Notable Project

    Aycock Marketing provided web and marketing services for a branding company. The company works alongside Aycock Marketing on various projects with clients. The two companies have worked since 2013 and the partnership continues to this day.

    “They're excellent. It doesn’t matter what time of day or night—if we have questions or need a last-minute meeting, they are available.” - President, Branding Company

    Former clients
    Luxara Salon
    Tega Cay Deli
    Rock Hill Bagels & Deli
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Rock Hill, SC
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 15

    gang&lani media

    gang&lani media is a media agency founded in 2009 with fewer than 10 professionals. They provide branding, social media marketing, and web design solutions from their office in Mississauga, Canada. They work with clients in the fields of dental and nonprofit services.

    Notable Project

    gang&lani media provided digital marketing solutions for a financial service agency. The agency needed marketing assistance. gang&lani media improved the agency’s revenue by 44% in a year.

    “Their personability stands out.” - President, Financial Service Agency

    Former clients
    FRESHDental NC
    Dell Canada
    Common Assembly
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Charlotte, NC
    5.0
    5.0
    4 Clutch reviews
  • 16

    Killian Branding

    Founded in Chicago in 1987, Killian Branding is an advertising industry veteran. Their expert team offers a multitude of services, including advertising, branding, mobile and app marketing, email marketing, and marketing strategy.

    Notable Project

    A fast food restaurant enlisted Killian Branding to develop a corporate identity for them. Killian Branding helped the client pinpoint its consumer base, created marketing materials, and determined relevant touchpoints.

    “They’re excellent. Overall, they have a very good approach and bring together all the pieces and present them in an organized manner, even though they’re 10,000 miles away.” – Owner, Fast Food Restaurant

    Former clients
    AT&T
    McDonalds
    Dell
    Creighton University
    Aldi Foods
    Jim Beam Brands
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Charlotte, NC
    4.8
    4.8
    16 Clutch reviews
  • 17

    Synchronicity

    SYNCHRONICITY is a web design agency based in Charlotte, NC. In business since 1998, the 11-person team offers web design, digital strategy, and social media marketing for small and midmarket business. Most of their clients are in manufacturing, e-commerce, and energy industries.

    Notable Project

    SYNCHRONICITY used concrete5 and to develop an e-commerce site for a brake systems company. The site processes transactions with dealers and distributors. The development team delivered a site that met all project needs. They created a schedule to organize communication and streamline the process.

    “When our website went live, we had very few glitches.” – Marketing Manager, Brake Systems Co.

    Former clients
    UCS Spirit
    Nucor Grating
    Noah Tech
    Elgin Power Solutions
    Cogentrix Energy Power Management
    Bonitz
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Charlotte, NC
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 18

    Devtorium

    Devtorium is a software development company founded in 2019 in Charlotte, N.C. with over 50 members. They are experts in custom software development, UX/UI design, and SEO solutions for small and mid-market agencies alike.

    Notable Project

    Devtorium developed a website for a press release management firm. The site was created to give a more professional look for the firm. The firm was more than pleased with the resulting website.

    “We were impressed by their honest efforts and, highly creative, and responsive approach.” - Marketing Director, Press Release Management Firm

    Former clients
    AB Newswire
    Creative Lipi Webtech
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $50,000+
    group50 - 249 Employees
    place Charlotte, NC
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
  • 19

    Flynaut LLC

    Founded in 2004, Flynaut LLC is a digital agency in Charlotte, NC. Clients from all over the world come to Flynaut's team of 12 employees for its web design and development, SEO, internet marketing, mobile app development, and branding services. 

    Notable Project

    A financial services company felt that its current digital presence didn't accurately reflect the company. Flynaut redesigned the financial services company's website, incorporating more modern images and facilitating user interaction by adding comment forms.

    "The website has been positively received, both internally and externally. The improved layout has also made it easier for us to communicate with our clients. We received more comment forms during the first three weeks of launch than we did during the entirety of 2017." – Executive Vice President, Financial Services Company

    Former clients
    Adidas
    Canon
    Barbie
    US Bank
    Valisure
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Charlotte, NC
    4.6
    4.6
    10 Clutch reviews
  • 20

    TechnikOne

    TechnikOne is a creative studio based in Charlotte, N.C. The studio, founded in 1999, has a team of less than ten that provides web design, UX/UI design, graphic design, print design, branding, content marketing, logo, and other digital marketing and design services. TechnikOne serves small and midmarket companies and institutions in various industries that include business services, education, and arts & entertainment.

    Notable Project

    A strategy consulting firm initially hired TechnikOne to design and develop their website. Later, TechnikOne was tapped to make the website more mobile-friendly, have payment functionality, do SEO, and manage security, emails, and workshops. Because of the quality work that TechnikOne has done, they are now in an ongoing engagement with the company that resulted in better search rankings.

    "TechnikOne’s capability astounds me: I’ve never thrown anything at Martin that he couldn’t do." - Founder, Strategy Consulting Firm

    Former clients
    Coldwell Banker Commercial
    The History Channel
    City of Charlotte
    Atrium Health
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Charlotte, NC
    5.0
    5.0
    3 Clutch reviews
  • 21

    ZealousWeb

    ZealousWeb is a development company founded in 2003 and located in Ahmedabad, India. They have a team of fewer than 250 employees who offer web design, SEO, graphic design, mobile app development, and non-voice BPO services. They serve clients in the gambling, health care and medical, hospitality and leisure, real estate, and retail industries.

    Notable Project

    ZealousWeb developed a custom code for an IT consultancy that enabled correct functionality. They were an efficient partner, and their efforts were impactful.

    “The Project management from ZealousWeb was outstanding.” – Developer Consultant, IT Consultancy

    Former clients
    Accume Partners
    Aussie Campervans
    Brite Ideas Decorating
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group50 - 249 Employees
    place Concord, NC
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
  • 22

    The Refinery Haus

    Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., The Refinery Haus provides software development and digital marketing services for a wide range of clients. The team of fewer than 50 employees, which first came together in 2019, specializes in custom software development, digital advertising, graphic design, and PPC campaigns.

    Notable Project

    The Refinery Haus developed an OSHA compliance platform for a healthcare compliance firm. The team created a web app that manages records, houses training videos, and creates custom OSHA manuals based on survey responses. Rapid problem resolution and open lines of communication made the project run smoothly.

    "Whenever I have questions, I send them a quick email or text; they always respond within a reasonable time frame." – Technical Advisor, Healthcare Compliance Company

    Former clients
    Southern Spirits
    Cede Sports
    Eurowise
    Unghostme
    Ocoord
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Charlotte, NC
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 23

    Sheri Otto

    Sheri Otto is a freelance marketer in Rock Hill, S.C. She provides digital strategy, email marketing, and branding for a range of clients. Sheri founded the company in 2017.  

    Notable Project

    A math coach wanted to expand their online presence. Sheri Otto completed branding and social media work for the client. She also made suggestions for improvement. 

    "I’ve increased my social media followers on Facebook and have more visitors to my website." — Math Coach

    Former clients
    PR Web
    Yahoo!
    Agilis International
    Peak Hosting
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    groupFreelancer Employees
    place Rock Hill, SC
    5.0
    5.0
    3 Clutch reviews
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