Looking for a top market research company in San Francisco?

Before you proceed with developing and marketing a new product or service, you need to make sure there is a viable market for success. The right market research company can help you with this process.

To assist you in your search for a partner, we’ve compiled this list of the top market research agencies in San Francisco. Browse descriptions, feedback, and awards to find which can best suit your company’s needs. If you need more support, tell us about your project, and we'll match you with recommended companies.

List of the Best San Francisco Market Research agencies

  • 1
    $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
    Liberty Mutual
    Unilever
    Samsung
    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

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  • 2
    Undisclosed
    10 - 49 Employees
    Sausalito CA

    Lexicon Branding is a naming and branding agency founded in 1982. They employ 26 employees in their offices in Amsterdam and Sausalito, Calif., and offer expert market research and branding services to clients. 

    Clients
    P&G
    Coca-Cola
    Intel
    Colgate
    Notable Project

    Lexicon Branding led a five-part renaming process for an internet company. They collected market, consumer, and linguistics research, and conducted internal interviews. Internal stakeholders reported a significant increase in market recognition following as a result of the rename.

    “Since the rename, we’ve gained a lot of recognition in the market. Familiarity amongst our decision makers and buyers went up 22.5 percent in just 18 months.” – Former SVP of Marketing, Internet Company

  • 3
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    Global Brand Works is a branding agency located in San Francisco. They have about 6 employees that also specialize in logo design and market research. Global Brand Works partners with several enterprise clients. 

    Clients
    Paypal
    LifeLock
    Kettle Brand Potatoe Chips
    Charles Schwab
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Global Brand Works established a consultancy's new brand using research and information gathering practices. In order to meet the client's needs, Global Brand Works created strategic messaging and visuals that emphasized the rebrand. The client was very happy with the work done by Global Brand Works. 

    "We think their branding looks good and reflects our company values. They were mindful of our budget and worked within our means." – Co-Founder, Consultancy 

  • 4
    Undisclosed
    50 - 249 Employees
    Kentfield CA

    Cro Metrics is a marketing agency founded in 2011 in Kentfield, Calif. Their team of 50+ members offer market research, conversion optimization, business intelligence consulting, and systems integration. 

    Clients
    Pantheon
    blurb
    DOORDASH
    Notable Project

    Cro Metrics conducted website experiments and provided project management and analysis of results for a WebOps platform. The client was pleased with the collaboration to the point of keeping them on for years. Their work boosted lead generation and improved design aspects.

    "It’s a very accountable program that we run that lets me easily measure ROI."  – Brand & Digital Experience Director, WebOps Platform

  • 5
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    San Jose CA

    Innerplum Consulting is a market research firm based in San Jose, Calif. with more than two employees. Founded in 2019, they offer market research, business consulting, and marketing strategy for small and medium-sized businesses alike.

    Clients
    Oteri Consulting Group
    Notable Project

    Innerplum Consulting provided researching solutions for a strategy consulting firm. The firm needed data and had to complete 25 observational studies. Innerplum Consulting helped provide critical data that helped complete the project on time.

    “The workflow was great.” - Senior Research Associate, Strategy Consulting Firm

  • 6
    Undisclosed
    50 - 249 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    Gong is a revenue intelligence platform based in San Francisco. The platform has more than 200 employees and provides direct marketing, email marketing, market research, and non-voice BPO/back office services to midmarket and other-sized companies in various industries.

    Clients
    Genesys
    Shopify
    Workato
    TouchBistro
    Notable Project

    A referral marketing platform engaged Gong to record sales calls for enablement and training. Gong's platform helped the sales team reflect on sales calls, review them as a team, and develop training to address areas of improvement. The engagement produced the desired results and Gong met all expectations.

    "Gong.io has helped us to facilitate these conversations and create training for areas of improvement." - Sales Operations Manager, Referral Marketing Platform

  • 7
    Undisclosed
    10 - 49 Employees
    Emeryville CA

    CCD Innovation is a marketing and branding company serving clients in the food and culinary development industry. Their team of over 10 also specializes in packaging and other design. They're based in Emeryville, Calif. 

    Clients
    Krispy Kreme
    Mondelez International
    Pepperidge Farm
    PEPSICO
    Notable Project

    CCD Innovation partnered with a cannabis beverage company to develop their product. The team carried out market research and consulted their network of food scientists and chefs to deliver a high-quality, lasting product.

    "They’ve been fantastic, they’re absolutely first class." — CEO, Cannabis Beverage Company

  • 8
    $50,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Oakland CA

    Funworks is a creative agency based in Oakland, Calif. They were founded in 2014 and have a team of 45 employees. The company specializes in advertising, branding, marketing strategy, and social media marketing for larger businesses.

    Clients
    ESPN
    Google
    Credit Karma
    Uber
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Funworks developed a creative campaign for a sports media company. They conducted several advertising workshops, which included input from stakeholders, the internal team, and professional comedians. With those ideas in mind, Funworks implemented a unique campaign.

    "They were committed to solving creative alignment challenges. They weren’t set in their ways and understood that each challenge is different from the next, so they’re constantly evolving their processes as a result." —Vice President of Marketing Solutions, Sports Media Company

  • 9
    $1,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Oakland CA

    Rainfactory is a full-service digital marketing agency based in Oakland, Calif., with a secondary location in Seattle. Founded in 2014, this company has 22 employees. Services offered by Rainfactory include social media marketing, PPC, and advertising for small to mid-sized businesses.

    Clients
    OneWheel
    Segway Robotics
    Atari
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Rainfactory was responsible for social media marketing for a product startup. They worked to raise awareness of the client's company and draw attention to the client's crowdfunding campaign. They handled social media management, content creation, and web development. The client reported that their crowdfunding and sales goals were surpassed as a result of working with Rainfactory. 

    "Our results were astonishing—we far surpassed our crowdfunding and sales goals. While we were initially shooting for $50,000, we raised $1.5 million dollars. Our original goal was to produce 1000 chairs, but we ended up selling 23,000." - VP Marketing, Product Startup

  • 10
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Oakland CA

    Founded in 1999, LION Interactive is a full-service digital agency based in Berkeley, Calif. They are a smaller agency with just under 20 employees. LION's practice focuses on user experience and interface (UI/UX) design, web design, and custom software and web app development. They also develop applications for all relevant mobile and e-commerce platforms.

    Clients
    : Urban Land Institute
    JW Marriott
    Rogers Cable
    Airbus
    Notable Project

    An international non-profit hired LION Interactive to build websites that reflect the nonprofit's mission and boost awareness of its cause. The sites mostly serve as content platforms, featuring the non-profit's media. The project management efficiency and coding expertise stood out to the client.

    "I appreciate that LION Interactive is very easy to work with, that they're dependable, and that they are really nice people who are good at their job and care a lot about the end result." – Digital Communications Director, International Non-Profit

  • 11
    Undisclosed
    10 - 49 Employees
    Redwood City CA

    LeadIQ is a prospecting platform based in Redwood City, Calif. The platform has a team of less than 50 that provides conversion optimization, direct marketing, email marketing, and market research services to midmarket and other-sized companies in vaious industries.

    Clients
    TripActions
    Videolicious
    Credly's
    15Five
    Notable Project

    A referral marketing platform engaged LeadIQ to provide a solution that produces data on prospects and push that data onto their CRM. The service included full-service onboarding to the technology. Through this engagement, the platform was able to increase their outbound function and increase revenue.

    "Our team enjoyed using the [LeadIQ] platform due to the ease of use." - Sales Operations Manager, Referral Marketing Platform

  • 12
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    Ansel is a digital marketing agency based in Butte, Mont., with an office in San Francisco. The agency, founded in 2017, has a team of less than ten that provides PPC, digital strategy, conversion optimization, market research, email marketing, SEO, and web design services to small and midmarket companies in various industries that include e-commerce and consumer products & services.

    Clients
    Indosole
    United By Blue
    Jack Henry
    Hara
    Industries
    Notable Project

    An e-commerce retailer hird Ansel to help them market their products in the US and Japan. Ansel conducted research in countries where they have the highest probability of sales and guided them in developing their products to compete in these markets. Ansel also worked with the strongest influencers of the regions and in digital marketing. Because of this engagement, the retailer enjoyed high sales in the target market areas.

    "Thanks to the analysis they made and the strategies they developed, our products have become market leaders even in countries that we have never thought of before." - Marketing Manager, E-Commerce Retailer

  • 13
    Undisclosed
    50 - 249 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    IW Group is a marketing firm based in West Hollywood, Calif. with a team of about 90 employees. Founded in 1990, their team provides advertising, branding, market research, media buying, and print design services. 

  • 14
    Undisclosed
    50 - 249 Employees
    Brentwood CA
    Strategy Analytics is a midsize business consulting and market research company located in Newton, Massachusetts; Brentwood, California; Huntington Beach, California and St. Louis, Missouri. Founded in 1996, the team focuses on business consulting and market research.
  • 16
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    Undisclosed
    250 - 999 Employees
    Fremont CA
    Bridgei2i Analytics Solutions Pvt. Ltd. Is a Fremont, California-based big data analytics company. Founded in 2011, the midsize team specializes in BI & big data consulting & SI, market research, and IT strategy consulting.
    Industries
  • 17
    Undisclosed
    50 - 249 Employees
    Oakland CA
    Founded in 1987, Opinion Dynamics is a market research company. Their midsize team is based in Waltham, Massachusetts; Oakland, California and San Diego, California. Their team focuses on market research.
  • 19
    Undisclosed
    2 - 9 Employees
    San Francisco CA
    Market research company Logica Research is located in San Francisco, California. The company offers market research and is small.The company was founded in 2005.
    Industries
  • 20
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    The Henne Group

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    10 - 49 Employees
    San Francisco CA
    Small market research company The Henne Group, is based in San Francisco, California. The team specializes in market research and business consulting.
  • 21
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    San Francisco CA
    NetPop is a market research company. Established in 1997, the small agency is headquartered in San Francisco, California. Their team provides market research, branding, and marketing strategy.
    Industries
  • 22
    Undisclosed
    50 - 249 Employees
    Palo Alto CA
    Olson Research Group, a midsize market research company, is headquartered in Yardley, Pennsylvania and Palo Alto, California. Launched in 1995, the team offers market research.
  • 23
    $5,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    San Mateo CA
    Cloudlead is a San Mateo, California-based email marketing and market research company. The firm focuses on email marketing and market research and is midsize.The firm was established in 2016.
  • 25
    Undisclosed
    1,000 - 9,999 Employees
    Emeryville CA
    Based in Los Angeles, California; Amsterdam, Netherlands; Atlanta, Georgia and Austin, Texas, Material is a large marketing strategy company. Their services include marketing strategy, market research, product design, branding, and more.
  • 26
    Undisclosed
    10 - 49 Employees
    Berkeley CA
    SustainAbility is a business consulting and market research company launched in 1987. The firm provides business consulting and market research and has a small team.
  • 27
    Undisclosed
    10 - 49 Employees
    Redwood City CA
    TOPO is a CRM consulting and SI and market research company founded in 2013. The small Redwood City, California-based team specializes in CRM consulting and SI and market research.
  • 28
    Undisclosed
    10 - 49 Employees
    San Francisco CA
    Marketing strategy and market research company Peer Insight was established in 2004. Their small team is headquartered in Washington, District of Columbia and San Francisco, California. Their services include marketing strategy and market research.
  • 29
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    Grand View Research, Inc

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    Undisclosed
    250 - 999 Employees
    San Francisco CA
    Grand View Research, Inc is a business consulting company. They are located in San Francisco, California and have a midsize team. Their services include business consulting, marketing strategy, and market research.
  • 30
    Undisclosed
    250 - 999 Employees
    Redwood City CA
    Reputation.com, a non-voice bpo/back office services company, was founded in 2006. Their midsize team is based in Redwood City, California and specializes in non-voice bpo/back office services, market research, search engine optimization, and social media marketing.
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