Looking for a top TV media buying service in San Francisco?

Advertising on television presents some advantages – namely it's attention-grabbing, visual, fosters an emotional response, and reaches a wide audience, to name a few. To get started, though, it's important to find a TV media buying agency you can trust to get your ads optimized and placed successfully.

For example, TV advertising works the best when ads appear frequently and at times when your audience is watching television. This requirement makes TV ads costly. A TV media buying agency will help you navigate the process and the pros and cons of this advertising medium.

To assist you in your search for a partner, we’ve compiled this list of the top television media buying agencies in San Francisco. Browse descriptions, feedback, and awards to find which can best suit your company’s needs. If you need more support, tell us about your project, and we'll match you with recommended companies.

List of the Best San Francisco TV Media Planning & Buying Agencies

  • 1
    $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
    Peets Coffee and Tea
    Jeep
    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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  • 2
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    San Jose CA

    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.

    Clients
    H&M
    The Macallan
    Fiverr
    Industries
    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

  • 3
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Walnut Creek CA

    JStokes Agency is a creative marketing agency located in Walnut Creek, California. Founded in 1978 with about 50 employees, the agency works with clients across industries such as retail, real estate, business services, consumer products and services, legal, and financial services. They specialize in digital strategy, advertising, media planning and buying, and branding.

    Clients
    Bay Alarm
    Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP
    Subway
    Lennar Multifamily
    Industries
    Notable Project

    JStokes Agency oversaw advertising campaigns and rebranding strategies for a law firm. They designed a new website, met with focus groups of lawyers and ran a discovery program. As a result of the partnership, the firm won the advertising campaign of the year award from the Legal Marketing Association and users' time spent on its website has increased. 

    "JStokes Agency has really gotten to know the nuances of our organization and it's able to work very well within that structure." – Director of Business Development, Law Firm

  • 4
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    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

  • 5
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    Most Likely To is an advertising agency from San Francisco. It was founded in 2017 and now has a team of 6 that works on advertising, branding, digital strategy, media planning & buying, content marketing, and video production for companies of varying sizes.

    Clients
    City of San Francisco
    HBO
    airbnb
    Domino's
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A law firm needed help filling open positions and Most Likely To worked on the brand and online image in order to attract the right candidates. After that project, Most Likely To now conducts out of home advertising campaigns as well as managing their social media presence.

    "They keep us well-informed of all the metrics involved—from click rates to the number of impressions our outdoor advertising has seen. We have been very pleased with their results." — HR Generalist, Law Firm

  • 6
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    Based in San Francisco, Demonstrate PR is a marketing and communications agency largely geared toward consumer products like technology and food & beverage. With a team of ten employees, their impressive track record boasts both high-profile clients and highly successful strategies. Among their services include conventional PR, influencer marketing, social media campaigns, and live branding events. 

    Clients
    Exit Reality
    Swisse Wellness
    The Walt Disney Family Museum
    Sensio
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A small kitchen appliance company partnered with Demonstrate to manage their release of a new line of products. Demonstrate created a campaign that relied on signature events such as product launches, graphic materials in print and online, and finding brand ambassadors to partner with. The firm has repeatedly partnered with Demonstrate since their establishment and worked with members of the team previously.

    " We feel wonderfully taken care of and their attention to detail makes me confident about the results. I can just show up at an event knowing they’ve executed everything." - Senior Marketing Director, Kitchen Appliance Firm

  • 7
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Larkspur CA
    E29 Marketing is a marketing strategy company founded in 2017. Their small team is headquartered in Larkspur, California and Larkspur, California. The firm offers marketing strategy, advertising, digital strategy, social media marketing, and more.
    Industries
    Notable Project

    E29 Marketing is creating a media plan for a consumer goods company that is launching a new pizza product. They are providing digital assets, including video ads, photo shoots, website content, and banners.

    "E29 Marketing is very knowledgeable on paid search, keyword research, and different tactics."

  • 8
    Undisclosed
    10 - 49 Employees
    Livermore CA
    Mighty Media Partners, a small media planning & buying company, is headquartered in Livermore, California. Established in 2007, the team specializes in media planning & buying.
  • 9
    Undisclosed
    2 - 9 Employees
    San Francisco CA
    Brainchild Creative is a small advertising company. Launched in 2001, the firm is located in San Francisco, California. Their services include advertising, branding, broadcast video, corporate photography, and more.
  • 10
    Undisclosed
    2 - 9 Employees
    Vacaville CA
    Based in Vacaville, California, Luminous Media Group is an advertising company. Founded in 1998, the small team focuses on advertising, branding, media planning & buying, and video production.
  • 11
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    Fortune Public Relations

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    Undisclosed
    2 - 9 Employees
    Berkeley CA
    Fortune Public Relations is a public relations firm established in 1986. The small Berkeley, California-based team specializes in public relations, event marketing & planning, and media planning & buying.
  • 12
    Undisclosed
    2 - 9 Employees
    Alameda CA
    Grits Marketing Group is a branding company. They are headquartered in Alameda, California and have a small team. Their services include branding, email marketing, media planning & buying, web design, and more. The company was founded in 2016.
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    Dadascope Communications

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    10 - 49 Employees
    Berkeley CA
    Dadascope Communications, a public relations firm, was launched in 1999. The small Berkeley, California-based team offers public relations, content marketing, event marketing & planning, media planning & buying, and more.
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