The Best Media Buying Companies in San Diego, CA

Looking for a top media buying agency in San Diego?

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 companies in San Diego. Browse descriptions, feedback, and awards to find which can best suit your company’s needs.

List of the Best San Diego 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 San Diego, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
    Awards

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

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    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 San Diego, CA
    4.8
    4.8
    3 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Google Premier Partner

  • 3

    HypeLife Brands

    HypeLife is a brand development and precision marketing agency based in San Diego, CA. It focuses mainly on small businesses, with some midmarket and enterprise clients. Established in 2001, HypeLife maintains a small team of fewer than 10 employees.

    Notable Project

    HypeLife works with a board sports company to provide branding and social media marketing services, both of whch are targeted to appeal to millennials. HypeLife built an audience, created a new website, helped with email marketing campaigns, and now serves as the client's brand manager. The team’s efforts yielded a 35% increase in social media followers over the past 12 months.

    “With HypeLife as our brand manager, life has been so much easier.”  - Owner, Board Sport Company 

    Former clients
    [adult swim]
    Epitaph Records
    American Greetings
    GoodFetch
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $75,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Oceanside, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    3 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    ADDY Award Winner for Animated+Viral Holiday E-Card (2009) , Create Awards Silver Award Winner (2009) , Creativity 40th Annual International Awards Gold Award (2010) , W3 Awards Gold Winner - B2B Branded Content (2011) , International Davey Awards Gold Winner (2011)

  • 4

    Mering

    Mering is a marketing and advertising company based in Sacramento, California with a satellite office in San Diego California. Founded in 1985, their team of around 70 employees provides branding, media buying, and digital marketing services to customers.  

    Notable Project

    Partnering with a healthcare company, Mering developed a brand and provided digital marketing strategy execution. The client was pleased with their use of focus groups and reliance on research.

    "They are very strong in brand strategy and understanding the business and target audience." – Director of Marketing, Healthcare Company 

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    Undisclosed

    group50 - 249 Employees
    place San Diego, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
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