The Best Media Buying Companies in Beantown

List of the Best Boston Media Buying Companies

Looking for top media buying and planning company in Boston?

Your company can earn considerable benefits from partnering with a media buying company to improve your marketing and advertising efforts.

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

  • 1

    Tinuiti

    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. 

    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

    Former clients
    Etsy
    Tommy Bahama
    NFL
    Solstice Sunglasses
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group250 - 999 Employees
    place Boston, MA
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
    Awards

    Inc. 500: Best Workplaces (2017) , Ad Age: Best Agency Culture , US Search Awards: #1 Best Agency

  • 2

    CommCreative

    CommCreative is an advertising, marketing and PR agency based in Framingham, MA. With a team of 50 employees, CommCreative focuses on unified marketing, digital, and social media campaigns for clients in financial services, health care, biotech, education, energy and other industries.

    Notable Project

    Through digital, social media, and content marketing, CommCreative works year-round to promote one of the world's leading information security events. With a strong physical presence underlined by signage and wearables, a streamlined online experience, and a coherent, portable theme, CommCreative was able to highlight and complement the main purpose of the conference.

     

    Former clients
    RSA Conference
    iboss
    Hebrew Senior Life
    Johnson Controls
    GE
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $50,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Framingham, MA
    5.0
    5.0
    7 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Inc. 5000 List of Fastest Growing Companies (2013-2017) , Google AdWords™ Premier Partner (2017)

  • 3

    KHJ Brand Activation

    KHJ is a Boston-based full-service brand strategy and activation firm with experience in the healthcare and real estate industries. Founded in 1986, they offer strategy and planning, creative production, media and activation, and research and analytics.

    Notable Project

    KHJ has a long-standing relationship with a community savings bank. They have been handling the bank’s media buying and placement, strategy, and creative development for about 20 years. KHJ recently redesigned the bank’s logo and website to refresh its brand image.

    “They helped us get to the final point, determining what made the most sense and making sure the project was done within the timeframe. They’re great at managing times and budgets.” – Marketing Manager, Community Savings Bank

    Former clients
    John Hancock Tower
    Quest Diagnostics
    Aspen Dental
    Franciscan Children’s
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Boston, MA
    5.0
    5.0
    5 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Lamplighter Award (2016)

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  • 4

    The Fantastical

    The Fantastical is a Boston-based firm that was founded in 2012. The company's team of 13 specializes in branding, social media marketing, advertising, media planning and buying, video production, and content marketing.

    Notable Project

    The Fantastical helped launch a management consulting firm. The Fantastical created branding and marketing materials for the company, including a website, business cards, and logo. 

    "I have gotten good feedback on the website. I know that every prospect and the clients I’m currently working with have spent time on the website, familiarizing themselves with me and the nature of the business we’re doing. So, I’m very happy with how effectively it seems to communicate and position the company." - Principal, Management Consulting Firm

    Former clients
    Samuel Adams
    Panera Bread
    TripAdvisor
    Auntie Anne's
    Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Boston, MA
    4.6
    4.6
    4 Clutch reviews
  • 5

    Davis Advertising

    Davis Advertising is one of the largest advertising agency in the New England area. Since 1948, the agency and its team of nearly 40 specialize in advertising, branding, digital strategy, and video production. The firm focuses on clients in various industries including education, business, and financial services. 

    Notable Project

    A community college employs Davis Advertising for a variety of advertising tasks. The agency has conducted SEO and completed several videos and digital campaigns for the college. Enrollment at the college has increased as a result. The community college's reputation has improved, and the school is now more visible to prospective students. 

    "They [Davis Advertising] always deliver their products on time, or even slightly ahead of schedule." – Marketing Director, Community College

    Former clients
    Cornerstone Bank
    Globo Force
    Wayback Burgers
    Service Credit Union
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Worcester, MA
    4.9
    4.9
    4 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    New England Financial Marketing Awards: Two Silver and Two Bronze (2013) , Financial Marketing Awards , Worcester Business Journal’s Best of Business Awards: Best Advertising Agency (2018)

  • 6

    Charles River Media Group

    Charles River Media Group is a video production agency located in Newton Center, Mass. Founded in 2003, Charles River Media Group's small team of 3 employees offer video production and media planning & buying services.

    Notable Project

    Working for a theater organization, Charles River Media Group produced and edited videos of performances, digitized the organization's DVD and VHS recordings, and built out Vimeo and Youtube channels. The firm also organized public events and social media live streaming opportunities in order to raise brand awareness for the client. The client was impressed with the team Charles River Media Group's proactive nature and responsiveness throughout the project. 

    "They're always on time and start planning things early. Don is available for phone calls when we need him and is good at responding to our emails. If there are any micro problems, Don calls me for clarification." - Executive Director, Theater Organization 

    Former clients
    NEJM Group
    TEDx
    Massachusetts Gaming Commission
    Ernst & Young
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Needham Heights, MA
    4.9
    4.9
    9 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    39th Annual TELLY Awards , Winner-Regional TV and Multi-Market Cable Commercial-Furniture/Home Furnishings/Appliances

  • 7

    Consensus Interactive

    Consensus Interactive is a Boston based creative agency. They have 11 employees and were founded in 2011. Their team focuses on web design, UX/UI design, and content marketing. Their clientele primarily operate in the healthcare, IT, and education sectors.

    Notable Project

    A nonprofit organization hired Consensus Interactive to build their website. Their previous website was over 5 years old and needed to be modernized. Consensus Interactive built a WordPress site that integrated MailChimp, Salesforce, and PayPal for donations. The client was very impressed with Consensus Interactive's expertise.

    "They have a wider breadth of knowledge than other agencies we’ve worked with, and the technical depth of their team is tremendous." - VP, Nonprofit

    Former clients
    United Way
    Edweek
    Boston Children's Hospital
    NBC Universal
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Boston, MA
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
    Awards

    eHealthcare Leadership Award (2017)

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