The Best Media Buying Companies in NYC

Looking for top media buying and planning company in New York City?

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 New York City. Browse descriptions, feedback, and awards to find which can best suit your company’s needs.

List of the Best New York City Media Buying Companies

  • 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 New York,
    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

    Metric Theory

    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.  

    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

    Former clients
    Marley
    Dean & Deluca
    Astera
    TradeKing
    Sharespost
    teamSnap
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group50 - 249 Employees
    place New York, NY
    4.9
    4.9
    10 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    2 "Landy" Awards - Search Engine Land , 2017 Inc. 5000 , 2017 Bing Rising Star of the Year Award, , 2015 AdAge Best Place to Work

  • 3

    3Q Digital

    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.

    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

    Former clients
    Eventbrite
    Walmart
    ModCloth
    SurveyMonkey
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $50,000+
    group250 - 999 Employees
    place New York, NY
    4.8
    4.8
    3 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Google Premier Partner

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  • 4

    Moburst

    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. 
     

    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   

    Former clients
    Google
    Uber
    Samsung
    Pfizer
    Discovery Network
    Robin Hood
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place New York, NY
    4.8
    4.8
    15 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    MBC: “Best Mobile Marketing Agency”

  • 5

    Cutwater

    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.  

    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

    Former clients
    Google
    Brawny
    Peets Coffee and Tea
    Jeep
    Levi's
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $75,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place New York City, NY
    4.7
    4.7
    3 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    2014 Bronze LIA Award

  • 6

    Colormatics

    Colormatics is a studio founded in 2014 in Jersey City, N.J. with no more than 10 employees. They specialize in video production, advertising, and content marketing services for clients in the fields of consumer products and business services.

    Notable Project

    Colormatics produced TV ads for a freelancer marketplace platform. The platform needed direct response TV ads for their product. So far the metrics are incomplete but the platform is satisfied with Colormatics’ work.

    “I didn’t need to tell Colormatics exactly what we needed; they already had a basic understanding of our product and our objectives.” - Director of Brand, Freelancer Marketplace Platform

    Former clients
    H&M
    The Macallan
    Fiverr
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Jersey City, NJ
    4.9
    4.9
    20 Clutch reviews
  • 7

    Fearless Media

    Fearless Media is a full-service digital marketing agency located in New York, NY. The team of nearly 20 employees provides social media marketing, advertising, media planning and buying, SEO, PPC, and email marketing to businesses in the entertainment, retail, education, and technology industries. Founded in 2009, Fearless Media works collaboratively with clients develop marketing strategies, drive revenue, and execute campaigns that lead to success.

    Notable Project

    A video game company uses Fearless Media as its go-to media buying agency. This means Fearless Media helps the company plan advertising campaigns across mediums: print, online, outdoor, TV, and social media. Fearless Media's core responsibility is conducting market research to identify the video game company's target audience.

    “The fact that we're still working with Fearless Media, and have expanded their role, speaks to the quality of their work. ... Fearless Media has been instrumental in terms of our ability to market massive hit and niche games.” – General Manager, Versus Evil

    Former clients
    Amazon
    Private Division
    Bethesda Softworks
    Epic Games
    Redbox
    Gearbox
    Charter Schools
    Atari
    ZeniMax Media
    Iconic Faceoff
    Western Federal Credit Union
    Lessonface
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $100,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place New York, NY
    4.9
    4.9
    8 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    ACQ5 Awards: Strategic Communications Agency of the Year 2017 , Gamechanger of the Year 2017 , CV Magazine Awards: New York Marketing and Advertisement Entrepreneur , Northeast US Most Innovative Marketing and Advertising President , Davey Awards: Content and Marketing Branded Social Campaign , Game Marketing Summit: Outstanding Overall Marketing Campaign 2016 , Overall Mobile Campaign 2016, Outstanding Overall Advertising Campaign 2016 , Pro Awards: Best Campaign Targeting Millennials 2016 , Best Use of Social/Viral Marketing in a Campaign 2016

  • 8

    Gigante Vaz Partners

    Gigante Vaz Partners is a branding, advertising, and media agency based in New York City. The agency was founded in 1989 and currently employs a team of 29 staff members. Gigante Vaz Partners provides advertising, branding, media planning & buying, social media marketing, video production, and web design services. Most of their clients are enterprise or mid-size companies.

    Notable Project

    A large real estate firm with various subsidiaries wanted to develop awareness of the parent company as a whole instead of just the individual subsidiaries. They hired Gigante Vaz Partners to come up with a strategy and execute on it.  Gigante Vaz Partners used a digital marketing campaign, print collateral, conferences and onsite programs, and promotional videos to bolster the client's web presence.

    "We successfully supported our leasing teams and achieved leasing occupancy goals. The increasing leasing activity was the direct reflection of the work Gigante Vaz Partners did. They continue bringing fresh, creative ideas, which is the key to success." –SVP of Marketing, Real Estate Firm

    Former clients
    St. Martin's Press
    Flatiron Books
    Sylvia Day
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place New York, NY
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
    Awards

    2015 First Place Global Ace Awards

  • 9

    Studio Center

    Studio Center is a marketing firm headquartered in Virginia Beach, VA, with offices in Richmond, VA, New York, NY, Washington, DC. Founded in 1966, Studio Center's team of almost 200 employees has over 50 years of experience in video production, print design, and web design. 

    Former clients
    Chipotle
    Disney
    McDonalds
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group250 - 999 Employees
    place New York City, NY
    5.0
    5.0
    3 Clutch reviews
  • 10

    IPNY

    IPNY is a brand communications agency based in New York, with a team of 10 employees.  Founded in 2012, IPNY’s services focus includes advertising, branding, and direct marketing.  The majority of their clients are midmarket businesses, and they primarily serve clients in non-profits, financial services, and health care industries. 

    Notable Project

    IPNY helped design and execute a bank’s rebranding campaign. They developed and used advertising, digital, and direct marketing to raise brand awareness.  The client was pleased with IPNY’s performance, which ultimately increased customer reach and acquisition. 

    “We saw an increase in brand awareness and consideration. Our acquisition, customer expansion and retention scores, all improved.” – Head of Marketing, Bank

    Former clients
    City of Hope Medical and Research Center
    Thirteen (WNET PBS NY)
    Weizmann Institute of Science
    Brooklyn Museum
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $75,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place New York, NY
    4.8
    4.8
    10 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    2018 Hospital Marketing National Advertising Awards , Healthcare Marketing Report Awards 2018 , Financial Communications Society 2018 Portfolio Award

  • 11

    Stella Rising

    Women's Marketing is a digital marketing agency based in Westport, CT that specializes in high-growth brands popular with women. Since 1982, the agency and its team of 60+ in Connecticut and second office in New York have experience in e-Commerce development, digital strategy, social media marketing, and SEO.

    Notable Project

    A pet insurance company hired Women's Marketing for digital strategy, mainly SEO. Women's Marketing formatted and conducted link-building campaigns and maintained the company's blog. Since the partnership began work, the company has seen a 30% increase in enrollments through organic search. The client felt that Women's Marketing were hands-on and extremely committed. 

    "Women’s Marketing is hands-on and committed to the success of the program. They dig deeper and are willing to do more of the grunt work than anyone I’ve worked with." – Senior Vice President, Pet Insurance Company

    Former clients
    Everland
    drybar
    Cayon Ranch
    Johnson & Johnson
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group50 - 249 Employees
    place New York, NY
    4.9
    4.9
    7 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    OMMA Awards for Online Marketing , Folio: Top Women in Media , The Landy Awards Finalist , Glossy Awards

  • 12

    Appular

    Appular is a strategic marketing company located in New York City that specializes in mobile & app marketing, digital strategy, and media planning & buying. Founded in 2009, their small team works with small businesses and middle-market companies across industries such as advertising and marketing, arts, entertainment, and music, and healthcare and medical. 

    Notable Project

    Appular provided branding services for a software company that develops an in-game mobile community application platform. Appular collected testimonials, gathered data, and wrote articles for the company. As a result of the partnership, the software company was featured in several major Southeast Asian publications and its brand awareness increased. 

    "Appular was very gentle, corrected me, and gave me the proper advice." – General Manager, Software Company 

    Former clients
    Blue Whale Apps
    Texas Tech University
    Payless
    Doodle Jump
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place New York, NY
    4.8
    4.8
    4 Clutch reviews
  • 13

    Noble People

    Since being founded in 2011, Noble People has acted as a full-service creative agency out of its headquarters in New York City. Their team of about 70 employees focuses on media planning and buying, digital strategy, and social media marketing.

    Notable Project

    The Noble People team handled the media buying strategy and execution for a lending organization, coming up with new ideas for targetting specific audiences and testing strategies to determine what was the most effective. Their work directly resulted in a ten times increase in traffic across most verticals for the client.

    "I really appreciated that they weren’t simply order-takers. They consulted with me as a client, of course, but they brought a lot of unprompted ideas to the table. " — SVP & Chief Marketing Officer, OneMainFinancial

    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group50 - 249 Employees
    place New York, NY
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 14

    9thWonder

    9thWonder is a strategic marketing, media, and idea company founded in 2018. With headquarters in Houston and offices across the US, Argentina, and Vietnam, the team of about 140 employees offers media planning and buying, advertising, branding, PR, and market research services. Their enterprise, midmarket, and small business clients are in the IT, consumer products, and healthcare industries, amongst others.

    Notable Project

    9thWonder developed a law firm’s Kentico Software web platform, which they continued to maintain and update following launch. They also helped with blogs and newsletters. The client found that the platform, which replaced an outdated and inaccessible website, was user-friendly and easy to update, and also demonstrated the firm’s unique attributes.

    “9thWonder not only developed our new website but made sure it showcased our uniqueness as a firm.” – Marketing Coordinator, Law Firm

    Former clients
    Coleman Natural Foods
    Adam's Camp
    Samsung
    Phillips 66
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group50 - 249 Employees
    place New York City, NY
    4.9
    4.9
    5 Clutch reviews
  • 15

    Markacy

    Markacy is a growth agency based in New York with no more than 50 professionals. Since their founding in 2017, they have provided advertising, media planning and buying, and email marketing solutions to clients in the industries of consumer products, retail, and e-commerce.

    Notable Project

    Markacy provided digital marketing solutions for an online meal delivery company. Markacy managed both Google and Facebook ads for the company. The company’s CACs have gone up by 30% since working with Markacy.

    “Markacy is, truly, a team. It seems that they had (well-versed and helpful) resources to introduce us to no matter what vertical of marketing we had questions for them about.” - Co-Founder, Online Meal Delivery Company

    Former clients
    Oars + Alps
    Hobo Bags
    Pet Plate
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place NEW YORK, NY
    4.9
    4.9
    8 Clutch reviews
  • 16

    AJ Ross Creative Media

    AJ Ross Creative Media is a full-service marketing and advertising agency based in Chester, NY. It was founded in 1991 and has a team of 9 that provides branding, web design, PR, advertising, social media marketing, digital strategy and media planning & buying services.

    Notable Project

    A charity organization was pivoting its focus and needed to rebrand. AJ Ross Creative Media achieved this rebrand through website changes, logo design and advertising through brochures. 

    "Overall, it was an effective process...Their [AJ Ross Creative Media's] efforts have greatly improved our visibility within the community and among our peer organizations." — Chief Advancement Officer, Charity Organization

    Former clients
    Motion Laboratories
    Active Orthopedics
    Jacoby & Meyers
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Chester, NY
    5.0
    5.0
    6 Clutch reviews
  • 17

    Jungle Communications, Inc.

    Jungle Communications is a creative digital that has offices in both Jersey City, N.J., and San Francisco and was founded in 2005. Jungle Communications' team of fewer than 5 employees specializes in web design, advertising, and digital strategy.  

    Notable Project

    Jungle Communications was tasked with redesigning an environmental equipment organization's web presence. The team at Jungle Communications created an entirely new logo and website for the project. Jungle Communications utilized SEO to generate web traffic and leads, and they developed content and customer case studies to be featured on the site.  

    "They had a vision for what the site could be and really pushed to create content that tells a story." – President, Environmnetal Equipment Company 

    Former clients
    Bogdan Orthodontics
    Brooklyn Tabernacle
    RunDry Evaporators
    Buttafuoco & Associates
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Jersey City, NJ
    5.0
    5.0
    5 Clutch reviews
  • 18

    Mitosis Consulting

    Mitosis Consulting is a marketing agency based in New York City. Founded in 2014, they have fewer than 10 employees they specialize in B2B inbound and automated marketing in addition to building comprehensive CRM solutions.

    Notable Project

    Mitosis Consulting provided full-cycle marketing support for an enterprise analytics platform. They developed marketing automation and sales CRM solutions to diversify their marketing approach and grew their in-house marketing team with strategic hiring suggestions to encourage self-sufficiency. The project achieved 305% monthly revenue growth over the course of the partnership.

    "Their team is very proactive and full of ideas which they’re eager to test, and has helped us dramatically change the way we approach sales and marketing strategy and execution." — Founder, Analytics Firm

    Former clients
    Clearcode
    DELVE
    Piwik PRO
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place New York, NY
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
  • 19

    Clickky

    Clickky is a marketing and advertising agency located in Brooklyn, New York, along with Ukraine. Their team of fewer than 20 employees provides mobile and app marketing services, along with conversion optimization assistance, for their clients.

    Notable Project

    Clickky offered advertisement publishing services for a digital advertising agency in order to service a third-party client. The advertisements were intended for an audience in the United States, Canada, and Australia. The client appreciated their detailed progress reports and quick turn around times. Customers can expect a thorough, efficient team. 

    "The project manager was always available and answered all questions." – CEO, Advertising Agency

    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group50 - 249 Employees
    place Brooklyn, NY
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
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