Looking for a top market research agency?

Market research is critical for determining best practices for engaging your target customers, understanding the parameters of a new market, and investing with confidence. Finding the right partner for your needs, however, can be difficult.

That's why we've created this list of the best market research companies for you to review. Read through company descriptions, former clients, and notable projects to find the best fit for your business. (And, if you want personalized recommendations, tell us about your project.)

List of the Best Market Research Agencies

  • 1
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Camarillo CA

    Marketing Maven is a full-service marketing and communications agency with offices in Los Angeles, CA and New York, NY. Founded in 2009, Marketing Maven is recognized for its expertise in brand strategy, social media, media relations, event marketing, SEO, and tradeshow support. With a background in direct response public relations, Marketing Maven uses state-of-the-art metrics to measure clients’ marketing reach and provide competitive analysis. With an intimate team of fewer than 30 employees, Marketing Maven combines public relations, social media, and SEO.

    Clients
    Kingston Technology
    Coors U.S.
    Small Business Administration
    National Women's
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Marketing Maven worked with a Los Angeles-based production company to elevate its social media presence on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest. Marketing Maven designed social media ads and shared relevant content to increase the production company's followers and engagement across all three social channels. After about 12 months, the production company had 17,000 followers on Facebook and its Instagram ads garnered 1.5 million impressions.

    “Marketing Maven created our entire social media presence. They had nothing to start out with, and they built everything from scratch. We were really pleased with what they did for us.” – Managing Partner, Wedding Media 

  • 2
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Alexandria VA

    Bixa, founded in 2012, is a research studio that specializes in market research and marketing strategy. The two-person team operates out of Alexandria, Va. and provides services such as interviews, observational research, and surveys. They work with large to mid-sized enterprises in IT, advertising and marketing, and business services among other industries.

    Clients
    Google
    IBM
    PBS
    Ogilvy
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Bixa led user interviews to assist with testing a prototype. They developed a discussion guide to prepare for the 10 interviews and turned their findings into thorough documentation, including a summary with actionable items and a spreadsheet with 60 observations. The research process yielded useful ways to further improve the prototype’s design.

    “The team was very attentive to details and always delivered what was promised on time. They made sure things never slipped through the cracks.” – Senior Experience Designer, UX Design Agency

  • 3
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    Antedote is a strategic innovation and insight consultancy in San Francisco and London, United Kingdom. Founded in 2014, they have about 8 employees that serve enterprise and midmarket clients in a wide variety of industries. Services include business consulting and market research.

    Clients
    Sonos
    Philips
    adidas
    Oakley
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Antedote provided market research services for a memorialization company. They conducted qualitative and quantitative research through surveys and focus groups. The research allowed the partner to plan their annual roadmap and create appropriate marketing material.

    "They were professional and organized." –Senior Product Marketing Manager, Memorialization Company

  • 4
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    San Diego CA

    Stitch Marketing Research is a market research firm based in San Diego. Founded in 2007, their team of 5 serves clients in the consumer goods and energy sectors. Services include marketing strategy and customer research.

    Industries
    Notable Project

    Stitch Marketing Research provided market research for a tobacco company. They were able to discover new actionable items for their client to improve their product on. The team is creative and analytics.

    “By having implemented their findings, we have seen a positive impact to our bottom line.” – Marketing Manager, Tobacco Company

  • 5
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Sofia Bulgaria

    STAM Research is a specialist agency in market and customer research. The company was founded at the start of the pandemic in 2019 and is headquartered in Sofia, Bulgaria but operates entirely online. The team of three focuses on small to medium-sized SaaS, eCommerce, and Marketing Agencies – businesses that rely on their online sales channels and selling to the US, Europe, or Australia. STAM Research offers interviews, surveys, competitive analysis, and secondary market research.

    Industries
    Notable Project

    STAM Research was hired to assist the market expansion of a SaaS company. The team segmented existing users and conducted 9 interviews with the company’s best customers. This work revealed the types of customers the company attracted and where to find more of them. The research enabled the SaaS to focus their marketing efforts on specific customer segments and discovered friction-points in the current UX causing low conversion rates.

    "What’s been most impressive about STAM Research is their intelligence — specifically, their team’s ability to quickly understand our market and come up with actionable insights."

     

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  • 6
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    London United Kingdom

    Vision One is a market research company. They are based in London, United Kingdom; Liverpool, United Kingdom and Willenhall, United Kingdom and have a small team. The firm specializes in market research.

    Industries
    Notable Project

    An industrial printing company wanted to gain a new perspective on their brand from different lenses. They hired Vision One to gather as many independent views on their brand from as wide a range as possible.

    "For the vast majority of the project we had a single account manager who was very helpful."

  • 7
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Aston Clinton United Kingdom

    2Europe is a market research and marketing strategy firm based in Aston Clinton, U.K. They were founded in 2004, and they work with businesses of all sizes from a variety of industries. 

    Clients
    3M
    Epson
    BD
    ACCO
    Industries
    Notable Project

    2Europe provides ongoing market research support to a computer hardware company. They primarily conduct online panels, focus groups, and end-user visits. Their responsiveness and flexibility impressed the client. 

    "I’m very satisfied with them." – Market Intelligence Analyst, Computer Hardware Company

  • 8
    $10,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Dnipro Ukraine

    Adloonix is a digital marketing agency based in Dnipro, Ukraine. Founded in 2018 with a team of nearly 60 employees, they work with clients in a variety of industries. They specialize in digital strategy, market research, SEO, PPC, and social media marketing.

    Clients
    Adloonix works with clients in a variety of industries Worldwide. As a consequence
    our team can practice realizing the greatest results for our customers.  Here are just a few of our clients: Farsali
    Fab.star English
    Promarketing
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A marketing company wanted to increase their leads from social media in particular. They performed marketing analysis, developed online ads, and shifted their strategy to improve results. 

    "Their professional work is increasing our leads by double thus far. Our sales increased by 62%, and they significantly reduced our costs per lead. We're surprised by the success thus far, but also really satisfied with them." — Co-Founder, Marketing Company

  • 9
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Los Angeles CA

    Bastion db5 is a marketing agency founded in 2009 in Los Angeles with more than 10 employees. They provide marketing strategy, market research, and big data consulting solutions for clients in the fields of advertising and marketing.

    Clients
    Audi
    California Milk Advisory Board
    CKE
    Energy Upgrade California
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Bastion db5 provided survey reports for a clean energy program. The goal was to reach out to an audience and see how they were reacting to the program’s campaigns. Bastion db5 provided invaluable data that served as a basis for future work.

    “They’re just really great partners.” - Head of Strategy, Marketing Company

  • 10
    Undisclosed
    10 - 49 Employees
    Arlington VA

    Emerging Strategy is a strategy consultant firm based in Arlington, Va. and founded in 2006. Their team of 23 employees specializes in market research, business consulting, and marketing strategy for primarily enterprise clients in the education, business services, and healthcare industries. 

    Clients
    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Learning Technology
    K12 Inc
    Adtalem Global Education
    Adobe
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Emerging Strategy performed market research for an educational company. They conducted primary market research, including stakeholder and customer interviews, and complied a secondary analysis report on the global education industry. The client reported that they delivered exceptional insights in less than a month.

    “Emerging Strategy’s data collection now allows us to make sense of the global education industry’s niches, leaders, business models, and technologies.” – Manager, Education Company
     

  • 11
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Kew Australia

    Adept Research is a marketing agency founded in 1999 in Kew, Australia. With fewer than 10 members, they provide market research and marketing strategy solutions for small and mid-market firms in industries such as consumer products, advertising, and education.

    Clients
    CAS
    Amplimesh
    Gunnersens Pty Ltd
    Debco Pty Ltd
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Adept Research provided market research for a gas energy nonprofit. The goal was to research on LPG autogas vehicle demand. Adept Research helped the nonprofit better understand the LPG markets.

    “Good timely communication and feedback.” - CEO, Gas Energy Nonprofit

  • 12
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Lawrence MA

    Founded in 2000, Isurus is a market research firm based in Lawrence, Mass. They work with midmarket and enterprise businesses In a variety of sectors including IT. 

    Industries
    Notable Project

    Isurus works with a marketing agency on an ongoing basis to support its work through market research. They do research for both external and internal projects. The team is independent, talented, and insightful. 

    "The team is talented at moderating focus groups and gaining helpful information from research participants." – President, Marketing & Advertising Agency

  • 13
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    London United Kingdom

    The Yard Creative is a design innovation house located in south London. It was founded in 2007 and now has a team of 19 that provides branding, market research, graphic design, and more.

    Clients
    Coty
    SKINS
    Converse
    Bourjois
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A cosmetics company was releasing a refresh of an old brand and wanted to create a corresponding in-store experience. The Yard Creative researched and provided the client with ideas for the campaign and its implementation.

    "They’re thorough and strategic. When we make requests, they ask us questions about why we think that request will deliver for us. They force us to think about what will get us the results we want—based on the consumer research and sales data, rather than on existing strategies that we may have followed for 10 years but that don’t meet our needs." — Senior Merchandising Manager, Cosmetics Company

  • 14
    $1,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    London United Kingdom

    Visiongain Limited is a market research company. Their midsize team is in London, United Kingdom and New York, New York. Their services include market research, marketing strategy, contract manufacturing, fulfillment, and more. The firm was launched in 1998.

    Industries
    Notable Project

    A press release and marketing company hired Visiongain Limited to produce a report on the advertising and marketing status of the pharmaceutical industries in Europe and the USA.

    "We asked for some specific work, and they delivered."

  • 15
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    North Vancouver Canada

    Lux Insights Inc. Is a market research company. Their small team is in North Vancouver, Canada and provides market research, branding, and marketing strategy. The firm was launched in 2009.

    Clients
    Telus
    Prospera
    Amazon
    Vancouver Aquarium
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A product company hired Lux Insights Inc. to implement a periodic tracker. The project would measure consumer KPIs for the client's product brands. The team handled research design to final report and insights.

    "I am most impressed by their ability to maintain high service levels over a number of years."

  • 16
    $1,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Walnut CA

    Market research company TaskDrive is based in Walnut, California. The midsize team offers market research, conversion optimization, CRM consulting and SI, digital strategy, and more. The company was launched in 2014.

    Industries
    Notable Project

    A digital marketing and PR agency has hired TaskDrive to conduct lead generation efforts for their clients. The vendor had been highly recommended by a colleague.

    "Their dedication to learning about each of my clients is extremely impressive."

  • 17
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Sarasota FL

    Researchscape International is a market research company founded in 2012. The small Sarasota, Florida-based team focuses on market research.

    Notable Project

    Researchscape conducts market research for a PR tech firm. The team needs to edit questionnaires, test the survey, deliver understandable results, and more.

    "They are a research professional and cost-effective team with clean project management skills and great outputs."

  • 18
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Zapopan Mexico

    Estudio Contar is a market research company in Guadalajara, Mexico. Founded in 2013, they have about 14 employees that service mostly small-business clients in the real estate, retail, and business services sectors. Services include market research and content marketing.

    Clients
    Levi's
    Nielsen
    Tracsa
    Caterpillar
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Estudio Contar provided market research services for an international apparel company. They interviewed customers and internal staff members to gain market insights. The final report featured a lot of quantitative and qualitative information that helped the partner make action plans.

    "They delivered exactly what we wanted. Their team gave us honest feedback about our company and brand that will allow us to grow." –Merchandising Director, International Apparel Company

  • 19
    $1,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Stone Ridge VA

    Clootrack is a market intelligence platform based in Aldie, Va., with offices in Bangalore and Kochi, India. The platform, founded in 2017, has a team of more than 30 that provides market research, marketing strategy, and branding services. Clootrack serves enterprise and midmarket companies in various industries that include advertising & marketing, consumer products & services, financial services, and e-commerce. 

    Clients
    Lowe Lintas
    Deloitte
    TFG
    Wipro Consumers
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A marketing company hired Clootrack to help them identify the key messaging and the key drivers of conversation of their target group on social media. Clootrack was able to identify these, which enabled the company to streamline their conversation to be more focused on their target audience.

    "They delivered as to our expectations. I’m happy with their performance." - Social Media Analytics Head, Marketing Company

  • 20
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Atlanta GA

    Infosurv Research, a market research company, was launched in 1998. They are headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia and have a small team. Their services include market research.

    Notable Project

    A nonprofit financial institution hired Infosurv Research for market research. The client aims to measure their net promoter score and the organization’s service level by creating and deploying a survey.

    "They provide valuable input and feedback that I wouldn't have thought of."

  • 21
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Annandale Australia

    Eris Strategy is a marketing firm founded in 2013 and based in Sydney with no more than 10 professionals. They provide market research, branding, and marketing strategy solutions to clients that work in the fields of advertising, consumer products, and financial services.

    Clients
    ING
    ABC
    Pfizer
    GlaxoSmithKline
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Eris Strategy provided marketing research and strategy solutions for an AC manufacturer. The manufacturer needed to determine the reasons for buying solutions in their brand category. Eris Strategy provided results that were widely accepted by the manufacturer’s staff.

    “You always know what will happen, when it happened, and what to expect next.  No sudden surprises.” - General Manager, Marketing, AC Manufacturer

  • 22
    $75,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Toronto Canada

    Fresh Squeezed Ideas is a global research consultancy headquartered in Chicago, with an office in Toronto. Since 2006, their team of 25 has been specializing in market research, marketing strategy, and branding for clients in the consumer products and healthcare field. 

    Clients
    Nestle
    McDonald's
    Kellogg's
    Coca-Cola
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Fresh Squeezed Ideas conducted market research for a chocolate company. The work was to strengthen their position among specific brands. Stakeholders in the chocolate company responded very well to the work Fresh Squeezed Ideas completed.

    "The Fresh Squeezed team did a great job of distilling a number of different questions into their simplest form to make the research as impactful as possible." – Consumer Insights, Chocolate Company

  • 23
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Burbank CA

    Ready to Launch Research is a market research company launched in 2014. Their small team is in Burbank, California. Their services include market research.

    Industries
    Notable Project

    Ready to Launch Research did quantitative research for an electronics company. The client wanted to determine end users' needs and demands for their new product.

    "Not only are they quick, but I was amazed by the quality of the report."

  • 24
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Docklands Australia

    Tiny CX Freeform, a market research company, was founded in 2015. Their small team is headquartered in Docklands, Australia and offers market research and marketing strategy.

    Industries
  • 25
    Undisclosed
    50 - 249 Employees
    Los Angeles CA

    Q-Insights is a market research company. Their midsize team is in Los Angeles, California. Their services include market research.

    Notable Project

    An education nonprofit hired Q-Insights for their market research services. They recruited 12,000 participants for the client's education program and conducted a series of surveys for qualification purposes.

    "Their customer service was amazing and they really connected well with the staff."

  • 26
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Brooklyn NY

    Adience is a marketing firm founded in Brooklyn in 2020. With no more than 10 members, they specialize in market research and marketing strategy services for clients ranging from small companies to large businesses in the fields of business services and advertising.

    Industries
    Notable Project

    Adience provided market research solutions for a marketing and communications agency. The agency was in need of data on a small group of investors. The analysis provided by Adience was comprehensive enough for the agency to use in the future.

    “I highly recommend them.” - Associate Director, Marketing and Communications Agency

  • 27
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    New Orleans LA

    MDRG, Inc. is a market research firm with around 20 employees that was founded in New Orleans, Lousiana in 1994. The enterprise and mid-market businesses they work with contract them for research into industries including healthcare, telecommunications, and advertising using surveys, data analysis, and more. 

    Industries
    Notable Project

    MDRG, Inc. contracts with an advertising firm to provide audience testing, analysis, and reporting services to develop creative concepts. Their focus on actionable advice and thorough research processes have pleased both the client and the client's clients, who've received the research. 

    "MDRG has been a really solid partner for us, and they're very trustworthy." -- Account Director, Advertising & Digital Agency

  • 28
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Hingham MA

    Automata is a direct marketing and market research agency based in Boston. Founded in 2015, the team of 5 specializes in market strategy, direct marketing, and email marketing.

    Clients
    HOSTING
    Notable Project

    Automata worked on lead generation for an appointment setting company. They implemented a variety of tools and strategies to assist the client’s search for leads. They scraped sites, conducted research on news, job boards, and more to find potential leads.

    “Since starting our partnership with Automata, the total amount of time it takes us to find the right company, make the calls, get in touch with the right people, and book an appointment has decreased by 25%.” – Founder, Appointment Setting Company

  • 29
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    London United Kingdom

    Hub of China is an independent agency with less than 10 employees, founded in 2014 and located in London. Their main services are market research and marketing strategy focused on small-to-mid-sized businesses looking at entering the Chinese market for consumer products, healthcare, and business services industries.

    Clients
    Avon
    Unilever
    Huawei
    Baidu
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Hub of China provided consulting to a beer manufacturer that needed a better understanding of the Chinese market. They conducted thorough market research which included consumer surveys. The client was pleased with the valuable insight that resulted from the collaboration, ultimately achieving a much better understanding of client preferences.

    "They have local knowledge and a very good understanding of consumers." – Project Manager, Beer Manufacturer & Distributor

  • 30
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    St. Petersburg FL

    Orchid Black (formerly Morgan Hill Partners) is a business consulting company founded in 2018. Their headquarters is in St. Petersburg, Fla., with a secondary location in New York. With less than 50 employees, they offer business consulting, marketing strategy, and market research. They serve small and midmarket businesses in the IT industry.
     

    Industries
    Notable Project

    Orchid Black (formerly Morgan Hill Partners) provided strategy and consulting services to a blockchain gaming platform. They helped the client to efficiently allocate money and structure business to attract investors. The client appreciated their genuine partnership.

    “Overall, their expertise has been extremely helpful. Because of their work in the field, they know how to navigate situations that we’ve never encountered.” – CEO, Blockchain Gaming Platform
     

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