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That's why we've created this list of the best media buyer agencies 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 Media Buying Companies

  • 1
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    New York NY

    Moburst is a marketing agency headquartered in New York, with offices in Tel-Aviv and New York. Founded in 2013, the team of 20+ specializes in mobile and app marketing, advertising, and branding. They specialize in enterprises in the retail and telecommunications sectors, though they work with businesses of all sizes and across various industries. 
     

    Clients
    Google
    Uber
    Samsung
    Discovery
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Moburst performed a wide variety of digital creative including site optimization, messaging, social and media campaigns for a large mobile technology provider. They provided all concepts and design that managed to improve the products' ROI. The client was very pleased both from the process of working with the team and the results. 

    “They're very creative in coming up with ideas that are clever and fun. They don’t just do the bare minimum of what we ask them to do, but rather they always come back with more than we asked of them.” – Content & Strategy Manager, Large Mobile Technology Provider   

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  • 2
    $1,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Minsk Belarus

    Nominal Techno is an IT company that was founded in 2007. The company is headquartered in Minsk, Belarus, and has additional offices in Moscow, Russia and Vilnius, Lithuania. The team of 400+ employees specializes in media planning and digital strategy. Additionally, they mainly serve small business clients. 

     

     

    Industries
    Notable Project

    Nominal Techno worked for a dance retailer where they designed a marketing campaign to help expand their business. Specifically, they helped with their social media presence to attract new customers. The client was pleased with the team's work. 

    "They provide us with a wide scope of internet advertising services and help us carry out a remarkably efficient social media advertising campaigns." – Management Executive, Dance Retail Store

  • 3
    Undisclosed
    10 - 49 Employees
    Toronto Canada

    Kingstar Media is a Toronto-based media buying agency. Founded in 2003, they have since grown their team to 38 employees. They provide media planning and buying services to their clients.
     

    Clients
    Trivago
    Zip Recruiter
    Match.com
    Sleep Country
    Notable Project

    Kingstar Media provided digital campaign support for a media agency. They built their campaign around direct response television and other digital media. The campaign was successful, and both the client and the referring agency were pleased with their work.

    “Their workflow is seamless and done with care and attention to detail. From the top down, Kingstar Media is really well-buttoned up.” – Managing Partner, Media Agency
     

  • 4
    Undisclosed
    10 - 49 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    Founded in 2005, Media Matters Worldwide is a media planning & analytics agency. Headquartered in San Francisco, they have 25 employees that specialize in media planning & buying, advertising, and digital strategy. 

    Clients
    Everlane
    STARTER
    Buffalo David Bitton
    Poly (Plantronics and Polycom)
    Notable Project

    A communications company hired Media Matters Worldwide to craft a brand activation campaign for their revamped business. The plan included out-of-home advertising and paid social. Their high-quality exceeded expectations and results.

    "We surpassed our website traffic goals tenfold." – Senior Digital Marketing & Media Manager, Communications Company

  • 5
    $1,000+
    250 - 999 Employees
    Limassol Cyprus

    LoyaltyPlant is an app marketing agency based in New York City, with offices in Ukraine and Russia. Founded in 2011, the team of 84 specializes in mobile app development, mobile and app marketing, and UX/UI design.

    Clients
    Mobinner
    Lazada
    Basebone
    Propellerads
    Industries
    Notable Project

    LoyaltyPlant worked on a custom loyalty system for a restaurant. They developed an iOS, Android, and Windows app which serves an ordering and payment system and a loyalty program. They worked on every stage from the concept to testing. The client was pleased with the positive feedback the project received.

    “Our customers love it. They’re ecstatic about it. On any of our 2017 reviews on Yelp, TripAdvisor, or Google, probably half of all the reviews mention our app. It’s popular with our customer base and our employees really like it too.” – Co-Founder, Restaurant 

  • 6
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    New York NY

    Jungle Media is a media agency based in New York with over 10 members. Since their founding in 2010, they have provided media planning and buying, market research, and digital strategy solutions for small and mid-market firms alike.

    Clients
    Nike
    IKEA
    Hendrick's Gin
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Jungle Media provided media planning and buying services for an online mortgage company. The company was looking to lower their cost-per-customer acquisition. Jungle Media’s services were good enough that the company considers Jungle Media as an extension of their marketing team.

    “They’re very collaborative, and I like working with them.” - CoFounder & CEO, Online Mortgage Company

  • 7
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Incline Village NV

    EXL Media has experience in planning, negotiating, tracking, analyzing, and adjusting campaigns through media channels, including digital, broadcast, out-of-home, and print. Their team helps create campaigns by leveraging industry data and tools and providing timely performance measurements. They were founded in 1994 in Incline Village, Nev.

    Industries
    Notable Project

    A branding design firm outsourced to EXL Media the media planning and buying services that its ongoing client needs. These services include strategic media planning and placement; development, implementation, and managment of media-related promotions; budget forecasting and allocation; and others. EXL Media continues to meet all expectations and present new ideas.

    "They have been a trusted partner to our agency and to the client and we trust them year after year with their talent and experience." - Owner, Branding Design Firm

  • 8
    Undisclosed
    250 - 999 Employees
    New York

    Tinuiti (formerly Elite SEM) is a digital and search marketing agency based in New York and founded in 2004. With over 400 employees, they have additional offices in Philadelphia, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Boston, San Francisco, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Chattanooga, Tenn., and San Rafael, Calif.  They specialize in conversion optimization, media planning and buying, and SEO. 

    Clients
    Tommy Bahama
    Jet.com
    Etsy
    Terminix
    Notable Project

    A clothing retailer went to Elite SEM for advertising help. The project included an AdWords campaign, paid search strategy, and conversion rate optimization. The client experienced an increase in engagement online, which has helped them compete in a competitive market.

    “They are forward-thinking both in our advertising with them and how they treat their employees.” – VP of E-Commerce, Clothing Retailer

  • 9
    $50,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Westlake Village CA

    Wingman Media is a media planning and media buying agency in Los Angeles. Founded in 2003, Wingman's 50+ employees are growth marketing experts who create responsive marketing campaigns for companies. Their services include strategic planning, creative development, media planning and buying across all forms of television, programmatic media, and social media channels.

    Clients
    Sit 'n Sleep
    UFC
    Jacuzzi
    Tempurpedic
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Wingman Media planned and executed a multi-channel campaign for a mortgage company that consisted of TV, radio, search, social, and programmatic media. The campaign profitably scaled the client's topline revenue from $900,000 per month to over $11,000,000 per month. The growth took less than 15 months to achieve.

    "They measure their own success by way of their client’s success, and they’re always available." — CEO, Mortgage Company

  • 10
    $1,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Moscow Russia

    Go Mobile is a mobile-only marketing agency based in Moscow, with offices in Riga, Latvia, and Jakarta, Indonesia. Founded in 2014, Go Mobile has 23 employees, and provides media planning, buying, and mobile app marketing services primarily to small and mid-market businesses in Europe, Southeast Asia, and North America.

    Clients
    La Redoute
    BlaBlaCar
    Johnson & Johnson (MyAcuvue)
    MARS (Petstory)
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Go Mobile partnered with an e-commerce startup to launch ads in several European countries through MyTarget, Facebook, and Google AdWords aimed towards encouraging users to make purchases on the client's mobile app. Working with a revenue sharing model, the client is satisfied with Go Mobile's average revenue per user, and has appreciated the particularly creative design team.

    "They’re honest and perform consistently. They’ve produced a good average revenue per user. Their design team is also really creative." - Traffic Manager, E-Commerce Startup

  • 11
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Toronto Canada

    Hotspex Media is a marketing agency founded in 2013 with over 10 professionals. Based in Toronto, Canada, they specialize in media planning and buying, digital strategy, and social media marketing solutions for clients in the fields of financial services, education, and more.

    Industries
    Notable Project

    Hotspex Media ran various social media campaigns for a dental and oral care product company. The company didn’t have experience with running these types of campaigns and needed professional assistance. The company is satisfied with Hotspex Media’s work thus far.

    “Their communication was incredible. If they needed anything, they were quick to reach out. They were agile and always accessible.” - Brand Manager, Dental and Oral Care Product Company

  • 12
    $25,000+
    250 - 999 Employees
    Los Angeles CA

    MuteSix is a digital creative studio located in Los Angeles. Their team of over 150 employees offers media planning and buying, video production, social media marketing, and advertising services. They were founded in 2014.

    Clients
    MeUndies
    Goop
    NHL
    Parachute Home
    Notable Project

    MuteSix provided social media marketing services to a billboard repurposing company. They managed both paid and organic advertising campaigns. The team exceeded expectations. 

    "MuteSix takes initiative and has a lot of experience. They’re willing to make changes and do so proactively." — Director of Marketing, Billboard Repurposing Company

  • 13
    $5,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Reno NV

    Noble Studios is a full-service digital agency based in Reno, Nev. Founded in 2003, their team of about 50 employees provides services to small, mid-market, and enterprise businesses. They specialize in web design, web development, SEO, PPC, and digital strategy services.

    Clients
    Autodesk
    Google
    Adobe
    Bentley Systems
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Noble Studios built and redesigned a nonprofit's website and mobile development. More recently, they handle SEO, SEM, digital media buys, and other strategic marketing resources. Thanks to their efforts, one of the client's studies garnered 10,000 participant signups within 48 hours.

    "Noble [...] treats you like your needs are unique, and I feel like their solutions are tailored to our market and our region." – Director of Communications & New Media, Nonprofit

  • 15
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    Hub Strategy and Communication is a creative agency based in San Francisco. Founded in 2002, their team of about 30 employees provides advertising, marketing strategy, and media planning and buying services.

    Clients
    San Francisco 49ers
    Oakland A's
    University of San Francisco
    Blue Shield of California
    Notable Project

    Hub Strategy and Communication worked with this cloud-based camera manufacturer to supply print and digital marketing capabilities, including TV and radio ad production, media buying, and creative development. They encouraged the client to use geographic marketing, which led to a substantial lift in sales.

    "They understood our customer, understood our business, used our product, and built great creative to address that." – VP of Marketing, Cloud-based Camera Manufacturer

  • 16
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Manchester United Kingdom

    Priority Outdoor is a media planning and buying company based in Manchester, England with more than two members. They specialize in media planning and buying, out-of-home design, and other marketing solutions for small and mid-market firms alike.

    Clients
    The Anfield Wrap
    Sefton Council
    Medvivo
    NHS
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Priority Outdoor ran a brand-building campaign for a media organization. The campaign involved various cities throughout the UK. The result was positive PR from the media and tens of millions of impressions.

    “Very effective, they couldn't have been more helpful, on-call when needed and quick communication.” - Head of Brand & Marketing, Media Organization

  • 17
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Toronto Canada

    Empathy Inc. is a Toronto-based media company founded in 2017. Their team of about 10 employees focuses on providing media planning and buying as well as business consulting services.

    Notable Project

    The Empathy Inc. team provided digital and social media marketing for the virtual mental health solution of a communications group. They successfully built an online community around the product.

    "The team takes the time to help educate the extended project team, which demonstrates a great sense of partnership.  We’ve become better clients for these services because of the knowledge we acquired through working with Empathy Inc. This will help us going forward as we continue to expand our solution." — Communication & Change Management Solutions, Morneau Shepell

  • 18
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Scottsdale AZ

    Catalyst Media Design is a media buying & planning agency based in Scottsdale, Ariz. The agency, founded in 2009, has a team of more than ten that provides media planning & buying services to various companies.

    Clients
    Macerich
    Trilogy Homes
    Delta Dental
    American Vision Partners
    Notable Project

    An eye care practice management organization hired Catalyst Media Design to provide media buying services. As part of the engagement, Catalyst Media Design strategically selects the appropriate media platforms for each of the organization's brands. They performed this task in this ongoing engagement and has been meeting the organization's expectations for the project.

    "What we have found to be most impressive about Catalyst Media Design is its strategic approach to media buying." - VP for Marketing, Eye Care Practice Management Organization

  • 19
    $1,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Irvine CA

    Pivot CMO is a marketing firm based in Los Angeles, California. Founded in 2018, the 8-person team provides advertising, direct marketing digital strategy, and conversion optimization services.

    Clients
    Energizer
    Nu Finish
    ArmorAll
    Polkaudio
    Notable Project

    As a partner for an online fitness platform, Pivot CMO conducted market research, created content for key marketing channels, and supported SEO efforts. The project boosted the site into the top search results for 20 keywords, leading to an increase in revenue. The team was transparent and communicate on a daily basis, ensuring a smooth collaboration.

    “I am continually shocked by the innovative ideas they come up with to keep our company growing.” – Manager, Online Fitness Platform

  • 20
    Undisclosed
    10 - 49 Employees
    Alexandria VA

    Williams Whittle is an advertising agency that practices a wide variety of services including media planning & buying, branding, and marketing strategy. They are based in Alexandria, Virginia and currently have fewer than 20 employees. The company was founded in 1967.

    Clients
    American Institute for Cancer Research
    National Park Trust
    Notable Project

    Williams Whittle helped a nonprofit rebrand its online presence. After conducting research, they designed a new logo, enhanced website aesthetics, and produced a video. The vendor's contributions created a solid foundation for the brand relaunch. 

    "Williams Whittle not only helped create attractive campaign materials but also provided additional design work outside of the scope of work." – Executive Director, Nonprofit

  • 21
    Undisclosed
    50 - 249 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    Duncan Channon is an advertising and media company with creative expertise in branding, design, print, video, and digital marketing. They also provide business strategy and media planning and buying. Founded in 1990, the San Francisco-based team is made up of nearly 100 employees.

    Clients
    Upwork
    Sephora
    DanoneWave
    Craft Brew Alliance
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A public service corporation hired Duncan Channon to help with a branding project. Duncan Channon revamped the client’s website and point of sales materials and focused their social media strategy.

    “The team has a genuine passion for our brand. The level of engagement has been outstanding. ...They’ve helped shape how we will build our business. It is a true partnership.” – VP of Marketing, Hydration Company

  • 22
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Minneapolis MN

    Ciceron is a digital agency based in Minneapolis with an office in Los Angeles. The agency, founded in 1995, has a team of more than 30 that provides media planning & buying, digital strategy, market research, and UX/UI design services to midmarket and enterprise companies, organizations, and institutions in the medical, arts and entertainment, financial services, and retail industries.

    Clients
    Warner Music Group
    Activision/Blizzard
    Securian Financial
    Be The Match
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A children's healthcare organization hired Ciceron to re-platform, redesign, and rebuild their 7000-page public-facing website, overhauling and upgrading the content management system (allowing for easier management over time) to reduce site complexity, making the content mobile-responsive, and overhauling the content strategy and information architecture to improve the content's ranking in search, social, and SEO. Ciceron accomplished this in 12 months, reducing the number of pages by half. Because of this engagement, the organization's staff operational effectiveness significantly improved and enabled the internal teams to manage changes and content in the platform more quickly.

    "They even set up a war room during the long days of the site build, making it easy and efficient to push out a huge amount of work in a short period of time." - Former Director of Digital Marketing, Children' Healthcare Organization

  • 23
    $100,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Northampton MA

    Marketing Doctor, Inc. is a full-service marketing agency based in Northampton, Mass. The agency, founded in 2003, has a team of around 25 that provides media planning & buying, advertising, digital strategy, and PPC services. Marketing Doctor serves mid-market and other-sized companies and institutions in various sectors that include government and medical.

    Clients
    United States Army
    National Institute of Health
    US Health and Human Services
    Massachusetts Department of Public Health
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A marketing consulting firm hired Marketing Doctor Inc. to be their partner in creating a new brand positioning statement, architecture, and the overall brand story that would enable their client, a county, to successfully execute its economic development strategy. Marketing Doctor's part in this engagment is to help create an advertising strategy that would cover a variety of media that includes TV, digital, social, out-of-home (OOH), and print. They also provide weekly updates on the progress of the campaigns to see where adjustments can be made. Because of the engagement, the firm's digital performance significantly improved and the end client was very pleased with the campaigns. 

    "I realize that putting together a strategic plan takes time, but the Marketing Doctor is also quick to pivot if something changes." - Account Director, Marketing Consulting Firm

  • 24
    $5,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    Metric Theory is a San Francisco-based digital marketing agency. Since founding in 2012, they've grown to over 60 employees with experience working with over 230 clients. They have experience with every type of marketing issue for clients that range from small business to large e-commerce firms. They specialize in PPC, digital strategy, social media marketing, conversion optimization, and mobile marketing.  

    Clients
    GoFundMe
    Zenefits
    Optimizely
    Tradesy
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A software company hired Metric Theory to build out long-tail keyword campaigns. Metric Theory expanded their campaigns on a global scale by creating keyword lists in Spanish, German, Italian, and French. They've also adjusted their landing pages, copy, and keyword negatives to drive higher-quality leads. 

    "They're constantly coming up with ideas for new keywords and new campaigns as if they were looking at our website every day and trying to figure out what we could be ranking for but aren't. I haven't seen this constant focus and analysis from other agencies." – Senior Director of Digital Marketing and Operations, Software Company

  • 25
    $1,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Plymouth Meeting PA

    Digital marketing company i76 Solutions was founded in 2013. The team of just over 10 employees mostly works with mid-market clients, providing extensive digital marketing services: PPC, social media marketing, digital strategy, and media planning and buying.

    Clients
    Starr Restaurant Group
    Pennsylvania Wines
    YMCA
    Scrub Daddy
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A marketing agency hired i76 Solutions for help with multiple website development projects. i76 Solutions built custom websites that included e-commerce capabilities, software integration, database management, and API integration. The client appreciated i76 Solutions' transparency and attention to detail.

    "We've won multiple awards for the website projects we've conducted with i76 Solutions. ... They offer technical expertise in so many areas." – President, Marketing Agency

  • 26
    $50,000+
    250 - 999 Employees
    San Mateo 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

    A retail chain hired 3Q Digital to help with its paid search and social media marketing. From this partnership, the chain's conversion rates improved over 30%, and the ROI for search campaigns improved by 40%.

    “I’m most impressed with 3Q Digital's knowledge of all the advanced and best tactics, features, and betas. They’re always much farther ahead, and they’ve actually got experience doing them. A lot of agencies don’t have the experience.” – Digital Marketing Manager, Retail Chain

  • 27
    $10,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Novato CA

    Headquartered in the Bay Area of CA with second and third offices in Liverpool, UK, and Ontario, Canada, Kiosk is a full-service marketing agency. Founded in 2004, they offer data and analytics and performance marketing services, as well as creative work such as design, branding, and video production.

    Clients
    PayPal
    City National Bank
    Arizona State University
    University Of Texas
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Kiosk provided a full slate of services for a city government that wanted to increase its business and community outreach. They not only performed social media marketing and strategy but also designed and developed the client’s website.

    “Kiosk is community-oriented, making us feel as if we're their only client, even though they're an international group. It feels as if Kiosk is a part of our staff. The personal attention we've received is bar none.” – Communications Manager, City Government

  • 28
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    London United Kingdom

     Toast is a TV advertising and visual production agency based in London. Founded in 2002, the team of 11 specializes in advertising, video production, and media planning & buying.

    Industries
    Notable Project

    Toast provided a software company with their video production services. They produced 5 animated videos used online and at events and arranged facility availability, royalty acquisition, and voice talent. The client was impressed with the positive feedback the project received.

    “We’ve received very high praise from people that we value. Investors and attendees at conferences have remarked about the quality of the videos. Our sales team expects top quality, and they have said that they are proud to stand in front of these videos.” – Head of Marketing and Communications, Software Company 

  • 29
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Hobart WA

    Thrive Advertising is a marketing and advertising agency based in Hobart, Wash.. Founded in 2008, their team of around 5 employees specializes in media planning and buying, marketing strategy, and digital strategy.

    Clients
    Coldwell Banker
    Seattle Credit Union
    Coastal Hotel
    Northwestern University
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Thrive Advertising provided advertising and marketing services for a digital media network. The team was responsible for media planning and buying, both locally and nationally.

    "With Thrive's input and partnership, we have been able to work with many strong brands who have been extremely satisfied with our offerings." – CEO & Founder, Digital Media Network

  • 30
    $75,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    Based in San Francisco, Cutwater is a full-service advertising agency whose name derives from their vision – they help clients find their cutwater, or the clearest manifestation of their company's vision. Founded in 2007, its team of nearly 50 specializes in advertising, SEO, and social media marketing services among other marketing efforts.  

    Clients
    Google
    Brawny
    Twitter
    Axos Bank
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Cutwater was hired by a healthcare services marketplace for product awareness. Cutwater created a brand platform and a corresponding manifesto which entailed a joint digital and traditional advertising campaign. Cutwater now manages all of the marketplace's TV, radio, digital, and social campaigns across 26 states.

    "Their work was transformational for us in terms of helping to communicate our core value proposition and strategic positioning for the brand...Several providers responded to us and really wanted to know more about what we were doing and how we could work with them. That was a huge success." – CMO, Healthcare Company

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