The Best Market Research agencies in The Bay Area

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.

List of the Best San Francisco Market Research agencies

  • 1

    Antedote

    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.

    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

    Former clients
    Liberty Mutual
    Unilever
    Samsung
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place San Francisco, CA
    4.9
    4.9
    4 Clutch reviews
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  • 2

    Lexicon Branding

    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. 

    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

    Former clients
    P&G
    Coca-Cola
    Intel
    Colgate
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Sausalito, CA
    4.9
    4.9
    19 Clutch reviews
  • 3

    Global Brand Works

    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. 

    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 

    Former clients
    Paypal
    LifeLock
    Kettle Brand Potatoe Chips
    Charles Schwab
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place San Francisco, CA
    4.9
    4.9
    14 Clutch reviews
  • 4

    Cro Metrics

    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. 

    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

    Former clients
    Pantheon
    blurb
    DOORDASH
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group50 - 249 Employees
    place Kentfield, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 5

    Innerplum Consulting

    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.

    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

    Former clients
    Oteri Consulting Group
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place San Jose, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 6

    Gong.io

    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.

    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

    Former clients
    Genesys
    Shopify
    Workato
    TouchBistro
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group50 - 249 Employees
    place San Francisco, CA
    4.5
    4.5
    1 Clutch review
  • 7

    CCD Innovation

    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. 

    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

    Former clients
    Krispy Kreme
    Mondelez International
    Pepperidge Farm
    PEPSICO
    Kellogg's
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Emeryville, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 8

    Funworks

    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.

    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

    Former clients
    ESPN
    Google
    Credit Karma
    Uber
    REI
    Bravo
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $50,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Oakland, CA
    4.8
    4.8
    3 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    AdAge: Small Agency Awards – Agency of the Year (2018)

  • 9

    Rainfactory

    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.

    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

    Former clients
    OneWheel
    Segway Robotics
    Atari
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Oakland, CA
    4.9
    4.9
    4 Clutch reviews
  • 10

    LeadIQ

    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.

    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

    Former clients
    TripActions
    Videolicious
    Credly's
    15Five
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Redwood City, CA
    3.5
    3.5
    1 Clutch review
  • 11

    Quantum Lógos

    Quantum Lógos is a messaging and content strategy company based in Los Gatos, Calif. The team got started in 2019 and offers branding, content marketing, and SEO with an emphasis on content development.

    Notable Project

    Quantum Lógos helped create a marketing campaign for a non-profit youth basketball program. They defined the client's messaging, identified their target audience, crafted strategies, and sent reports on relevant materials. Their work and plans received praise from stakeholders. 

    "Our internal team loved working with Quantum Lógos." – Founder, Non-Profit Youth Basketball Program

    Former clients
    Keepy
    Dias San Jose
    Fortune Magazine
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Los Gatos, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
  • 12

    Concepto Studios, Inc.

    Founded in 2007, Concepto Studios, Inc. is a product design and content manufacturing provider based in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. They work with businesses of all sizes in the consumer products and services, manufacturing, and telecommunications industries. 

    Notable Project

    Concepto Studios, Inc. provides ongoing design support to a small appliances and personal care products brand. Their work is of high quality, and the team is responsive and easily available. 

    "Their customer service is always excellent, and they’re very reliable." – Design Manager, Consumer Products Company

    Former clients
    Black & Decker
    Remington
    Office Depot
    LG
    Polaroid
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Santa Clara, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 13

    Ansel

    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.

    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

    Former clients
    Indosole
    United By Blue
    Jack Henry
    Hara
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place San Francisco, CA
    4.8
    4.8
    9 Clutch reviews
  • 14

    iSEE Marketing & Communications

    iSEE Marketing & Communications is a marketing company based in London with offices in Sydney, San Francisco, and Bitola, Macedonia. The company, founded in 2010, has a team of more than ten that provides a wide range of services that include PPC, media planning & buying, PR, and market research. iSEE serves small and larger-sized companies in IT, e-commerce, and other industries. 

    Notable Project

    A cloud software company hired iSEE Marketing & Communications to provide dynamic content localization services for their clients' websites, customer service, and other similar media. iSEE automated and localized content in many languages, adjusted to fit the right customer persona at hand. They fit the content based on personal factors like gender, income levels, interests, and sources of traffic. iSEE met all expectations with their work.

    "They share their vision with clients before starting to implement and they know how to execute exactly as planned." - CEO, Cloud Software Company

    Former clients
    Ganapati
    Societe Generale
    ProCredit Bank
    AllSporter
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place San Francisco, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
  • 15

    Northfield - Out of Business

    Founded in 2016, Northfield is a sales and marketing company based in San Francisco. A team of 7 focuses on voice services, email marketing, and market research. 

    Notable Project

    Northfield created strategies in email marketing and lead generation for a cyber security company to increase click-through rates on the client’s site. Results showed that the efforts doubled the rates the client saw previously.

    “Northfield was great because early on they acknowledged that we needed to make adjustments so that our teams could work well together. They quickly identified risks in the project delivery and are able to remediate them so delivery goes smoothly. I’m impressed by the engagement from their senior leaders.” – CEO, Cyber Security Company

    Former clients
    Verizon
    Microsoft
    Apple
    MasterCard
    StoreYa
    Alyne
    eRight
    VNT Software Ltd.
    Silverfort
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place San Francisco, CA
    4.9
    4.9
    6 Clutch reviews
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