September 2022

Top Ad Firms in New York City

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While advertising strategies change continuously, a good ad agency stays on top of trends and brings new ideas for promoting your business. The main change in advertising over the years is personalization. Some benefits of working with an advertising agency include advertising channel expertise, cost and resources, and brand development. Luckily, New York City has some of the best ad agencies to hire. Use our list to find and connect with an ad firm in NYC. Evaluate their case studies, project types, and client reviews to determine which company is the best fit for you.

List of the best advertising agencies in NYC

  • 1
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $1,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    50 - 249
    LOCATION:
    New York, NY

    Evolve into your full potential with digital marketing growth solutions with Power Digital Marketing. They are a full-service agency that offers fourteen service offerings including SEO, content marketing, paid media, paid and organic social media marketing, PR, influencer relations, email, conversion rate optimization, partnerships and affiliate, Amazon marketing, and web development.

    Power Digital Marketing significantly expanded the brand awareness of Athletic Brewing, driving a significant revenue increase through leveraging Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, and Pinterest.

    SERVICES
    • 30% Pay Per Click
    • 30% Social Media Marketing
    • 20% Search Engine Optimization
    • 20% Other
    Aviator Nation | 10x Facebook Ads...

    Aviator Nation | 10x Facebook Ads...

    By coupling a flexible approach with continuous audience testing and launching new ads that compliment Aviator Nation’s branding standards, Power has been able to create effective social campaigns through Facebook and...
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    Berkshire Hathaway Home Services...

    Berkshire Hathaway Home Services...

    Transformative Facebook Advertising Power Digital introduced DARE ads—these are dynamic ads driven by BHHS California’s own data to show the right homes to the right people at the right time. During ‘open house’...
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    Fluffnest | TikTok Revenue Unlock

    Fluffnest | TikTok Revenue Unlock

    Leveraging the agency’s team of digital marketing experts, an extensive evaluation of current initiatives, target audiences and demographics, and creative was conducted to understand every opportunity angle and set the...
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    Victrola | 115% Increase in...

    Victrola | 115% Increase in...

    Victrola had enjoyed huge success selling vintage audio products, Victrola’s retail tactics were in danger of getting stuck in the past. Despite e-commerce exploding all around them, they’d remained focused on...
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    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $25,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    New York, NY

    Renowned brands like Google, eBay, and Uber trust Moburst for cost-effective, creative, and innovative mobile marketing campaigns. They are a full-service mobile marketing agency working with clients of all sizes and industries.

    They partnered with Samsung to increase downloads, retention, and revenue from the Galaxy App Store. Using a variety of media channels, they identified segments which apply to different target audiences and initiated campaigns relevant for each segment. Micro segmenting personalized ads increased downloads by 79%, revenue by 36%, and Facebook followers by 1400%.

    SERVICES
    • 60% Mobile & App Marketing
    • 10% Social Media Marketing
    • 10% Web Design
    • 20% Other
    Growing the Abide App into a...

    Growing the Abide App into a...

    There are always ups and downs in User Acquisition campaigns -  but when a down-trend sticks around for a while and shows no signs of improving, it can sometimes represent a threat to an app's existence. For Abide, a...
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    Redefine Meat European Launch

    Redefine Meat European Launch

    Redefine Meat was ready to expand by bringing its 3D printed New-Meat™ to market in Israel and various European countries: Germany, the Netherlands, and the UK. Redefine Meat’s objective was to become an industry...
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    Creating Category Leaders Video

    Creating Category Leaders Video

    A short video showing how Moburst helps create category leaders and how we can help future clients.
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    Award Winning Video Campaign

    Award Winning Video Campaign

    Our agency has been named the winner of the “Most Effective Video Campaign” award at the 2021 Effective Mobile Marketing ceremony in London by the Mobile Marketing Magazine.  Moburst received the prestigious award...
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  • 3
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $1,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Paramus, NJ

    What do Porsche and Harvard have in common? They’ve both turned to SmartSites for pay per click marketing expertise. This New Jersey-based agency has already made major waves with work for enterprise clients and startups alike.

    When Porsche launched a platform targeting their unique customers, SmartSites analyzed the entirety of their approach to create key features and design a strategy that would bring together all elements of the client’s brand. The result was a huge success, and continues to drive progress for the brand today.

    SERVICES
    • 40% Pay Per Click
    • 40% Search Engine Optimization
    • 10% Web Design
    • 10% Other
    Web Development for Public...

    Web Development for Public...

    Ongoing website design, development, web security, and website maintenance engadgement for public medical device company Biolase (NASDAQ: BIOL) and subsidiaries. Screenshots are just for proof-of-work, let me know if you...
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    Search Marketing for SAAS Company...

    Search Marketing for SAAS Company...

    Enterprise search marketing (SEO & PPC) for LivePerson (NASDAQ:LPSN). LivePerson is a multi-billion-dollar public company. Paid channels: LinkedIn, Google, and Bing.
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    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $100,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    New York, NY

    Why is Brawny experiencing record sales? They’ve turned to Cutwater for branding expertise. This US-based agency has already made major waves with work for enterprise clients and startups alike.

    When Twitter launched a platform targeting their unique users, Cutwater analyzed the entirety of their approach to create key features and design a strategy that would bring together all elements of the client’s brand. The result was a huge success, and continues to drive progress for the brand today.

    SERVICES
    • 25% Media Planning & Buying
    • 25% Advertising
    • 20% Branding
    • 30% Other
  • 5
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $50,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    New York, NY

    Starfish worked tirelessly for PwC, Weight Watches, Dunkin Donuts, and Guardian, among other companies, to synchronize each of their individual brands' expressions. With a non-traditional perspective, Starfish provides branding, marketing, and graphic design services. The team of strategists, project managers, designers, and copywriters work to improve their clients' overall brand strategies.

    Starfish provided branding services to a government agency to augment internal and external communications. After developing a strategic plan to improve internal sentiments, Starfish began creating videos for the client's website and social media platforms to drive awareness. Starfish delivered impactful content that generated a significant number of impressions and web traffic.

    SERVICES
    • 40% Branding
    • 25% Advertising
    • 25% Web Design
    • 10% Other
  • 6
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $25,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    1,000 - 9,999
    LOCATION:
    New York, NY

    SGK is a global packaging and brand experience company based in the UK and was founded in 1953. They have more than 1000 employees globally that specialize in branding, content marketing, and advertising to mid-market and enterprise clients mainly focusing on consumer products & services, e-commerce, and arts, entertainment & music industries.

    Sartorius Stedim Biotech hired SGK to rebrand their biotech company's existing product marketing assets involving their application notes, datasheets, guides, brochures, and other collateral. SGK rebranded 4,500 of the client's marketing materials within one year. Their commitment to adjust and react immediately to our demands was impressive.

    SERVICES
    • 20% Branding
    • 20% Content Marketing
    • 10% Advertising
    • 50% Other
  • 7
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    New York, NY

    RMX Creative’s work with big brands like Under Armour, Tabasco, and Sunglasses Hut made headlines in publications like AdWeek and Fast Co. They specialize in blending aspects of branded content such as social media marketing, graphic design, and video production into integrated campaigns.

    Their team worked with Ray-Ban to create a strategy and launch a campaign for a new online customization tool, Ray-Ban REMIX. They created the “Do You” campaign to invite sunglasses fans to come to their website and create their own one-of-a-kind pair of shades.

    SERVICES
    • 30% Social Media Marketing
    • 25% Content Marketing
    • 20% Marketing Strategy
    • 25% Other
    Ray-Ban Life Code

    Ray-Ban Life Code

    Ray-Ban asked us to create a strategy and concept for the launch of their new LifeCode customization line. We collaborated with influencers and up-and-coming artists to create a unique series of videos that lifted the new...
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    Santa Maria Novella

    Santa Maria Novella

    Santa Maria Novella asked us to create a concept and strategy for a series of videos and content to promote their new soap and perfume line.
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    Branding and Website - The Big...

    Branding and Website - The Big...

    Big Quiet is a Mass Mediation Event that gathers thousands of people for moments of quiet, connection and music at the most iconic places on earth. The ask was to create their branding, storytelling and website design.
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    Harper's Bazaar - Hannah Bronfman

    Harper's Bazaar - Hannah Bronfman

    THE BRIEF Create the launch campaign of the new style supplement, Harper by Harper’s Bazaar, curated by DJ, fitness model and style icon Hannah Bronfman. Drive traffic to Harper’s e-commerce destination, shopbazaar...
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  • 8
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $1,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    New York, NY

    Neon Ambition is an inbound marketing agency that drives qualified leads and sales for established businesses from all over the world. Their company has partnered with established brands such as Grande Communications, Brookfield Residential, Tailored Systems, The Grove, and My IT Pros. 

    The Neon Ambition teamed up with issuu, a SaaS company, with an objective to increase their spending and conversions while, most importantly, keeping their cost per conversion low. The collaboration resulted in their campaign reaching over 300M users and increasing their conversions by over 300%.
     

    SERVICES
    • 50% Search Engine Optimization
    • 15% Pay Per Click
    • 15% Content Marketing
    • 20% Other
    Website Design and Content...

    Website Design and Content...

    DSC is a physical security and life safety solutions company based in Houston, Texas. They came to Neon Ambition to help them design a new website and improve their messaging. 
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    SEO for B2B Insurance Company

    SEO for B2B Insurance Company

    Cerity provides workers comp insurance to small and medium sized businesses. They came to Neon Ambition to improve their organic rankings, traffic and sales. We were able to not only increase their organic traffic but...
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    SEO and PPC Managment for B2B...

    SEO and PPC Managment for B2B...

    Diversio is a B2B SaaS solution that uses AI to capture, analyze, diagnose and improve Diversity & Inclusion. They turned to Neon Ambition to help them increase their organic traffic and improve their cost per lead on...
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  • 9
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $75,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    New York, NY

    IPNY partners with clients to solve their brand-growth challenges and drive their bottom-line results to push them forward with purpose. Their client portfolio is made up mostly of small to mid-sized businesses in industries like non-profit, finance, and healthcare.

     

    One fo their standout portfolio pieces was helping e-trade with their direct marketing after they moved away from their iconic baby campaigns. They developed over 40 variations of creative email units in record time that stuck out among users and caused applications to surge.

    SERVICES
    • 30% Advertising
    • 20% Direct Marketing
    • 15% Branding
    • 35% Other
    The Weizmann Institute of...

    The Weizmann Institute of...

    CHALLENGE: Located in Rehovot, Israel, The Weizmann Institute of Science has brought some of the biggest discoveries to the worlds of health and medicine, climate change, planet health, cyber security and space...
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    Change the World

    Change the World

    CHALLENGE: One of the leading cancer research and treatment centers in the world, Dana-Farber’s discoveries have transformed the cancer treatment landscape for 72 years. Yet outside New England, top-of-mind awareness...
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    Mirman Markovits and Landau:...

    Mirman Markovits and Landau:...

    CHALLENGE: The world of personal injury law is full of come-ons from less than professional lawyers promising large cash settlements to those who have suffered accidents due to negligence. Research showed that at the time...
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  • 10
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Brooklyn, NY

    Drawing on 25 years of experience with an array of nonprofit, cultural, and business brands, Tronvig has developed a straightforward and effective brand strategy diagnostic and a practical marketing strategy analysis that bring clarity to strategic decisions. Their process ensures that design responds to audience needs and sound business goals.

    They worked with all staff, board, advisory board, and national and international committees of the National Museum of Women in The Arts to move the institution from being a repository of art by women to an advocate for women through the arts. 
     

    SERVICES
    • 40% Branding
    • 30% Business Consulting
    • 30% Advertising
  • 11
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $100,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    1,000 - 9,999
    LOCATION:
    New York, NY

    Sid Lee has provided advertising and marketing solutions for huge names like The North Face as well as dozens of enterprise clients around the world. This Montreal-based agency was founded on a will to be great and has already made major waves with work for enterprise clients and startups alike.

    When Honda needed a powerful way to supercharge their strategy, they turned to Sid Lee. Sid Lee completely revamped their approach to highlight some of their most appealing elements and drive higher engagement and sales.

    SERVICES
    • 20% Branding
    • 20% Marketing Strategy
    • 15% Advertising
    • 45% Other
  • 12
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $100,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    New York, NY

    Recognizable brands like Amazon have employed Fearless Media to bring their advertising and media planning needs to the next level. Based in New York City, Fearless Media was founded with a focus on helping brands evolve into their best, most user-friendly selves.

    When Bethesda Softworks needed a more impactful and effective advertising for reaching goals nationwide, Fearless Media provided them with a focused strategy that continues to this day. Their strategy involved refining the client’s distinct voice as well as their visual profile to become more effective in a crowded digital space.

    SERVICES
    • 20% Media Planning & Buying
    • 20% Social Media Marketing
    • 20% Advertising
    • 40% Other
  • 13
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $25,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    New York, NY

    Colormatics has provided video production solutions for brands in need of powerful marketing video, including companies like H&M. This U.S.-based agency delivers is known for dazzling clients with their ability to help them create world-class video at a manageable rate and within a quick timeframe.

    When Shiseido needed a powerful way to supercharge their marketing of a new cosmetic product with video, they turned to Colormatics. Colormatics created an upbeat and fun video that was also informative and true to the brand’s identity.

    SERVICES
    • 20% Video Production
    • 20% Advertising
    • 15% Media Planning & Buying
    • 45% Other
    Colormatics 2022 Reel

    Colormatics 2022 Reel

    We create 360 programs where every consumer touchpoint is inspiring. We’re in the business of extraordinary outcomes in accelerated periods of time. Change you can see in real-time. Change in multiples, not in fractions...
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    Flipz

    Flipz

    Partnering with Flipz Chocolate Pretzels and PR Agency M Booth, Colormatics was tasked with producing an epic movie trailer for their promotional product, the Ja-HACK-et. Our team was given seven days to storyboard...
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    Centrum Product Launch

    Centrum Product Launch

    After being recognized for decades for their product Centrum Silver, Centrum was looking to create a splash by developing two new products: a whole food vitamin and a natural protein powder.   Colormatics created...
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    Stephen Curry & Shaq - Not an...

    Stephen Curry & Shaq - Not an...

    The Hot Shot of Basketball As basketball’s 3-point legend, Stephen Curry is recognized as one of the greatest stars in NBA history. He’s also a loving father, husband, entrepreneur, philanthropist, oh, and golfer!...
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  • 14
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $1,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    New York, NY

    Hunter Digital, a digital marketing and website optimization firm founded in 2010, has over 20 years of experience assisting B2B and e-commerce firms. They’ve helped clients grow through smart and measurable marketing services and solutions. This team is a certified expert in search marketing, lead generation, campaign optimization, and more.

    Cornilleau Case Study tapped HUNTER Digital to improve their website and UX to help drive more sales. The team used effective on-page SEO tactics, structured search campaigns, and paid and organic search marketing methods. 
     

    SERVICES
    • 35% Social Media Marketing
    • 35% Pay Per Click
    • 10% Advertising
    • 20% Other
    Cornilleau Case Study

    Cornilleau Case Study

    Strategy Hunter worked with the Cornilleau ecommerce team to "Americanize" the website, improve UX and focus on driving sales.  Once the site was ready, our team worked to acquire new customers via Paid & Organic...
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  • 15
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $5,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    50 - 249
    LOCATION:
    New York, NY

    With key clients such as J.P. Morgan and the European Commission, Shoot You is a New York-based animation and video production agency founded in 2000. The team also has offices in London and Amsterdam, serving small, mid-sized, and large enterprises from various industries. 

    Among Shoot You’s notable projects was its drone videography and photography work for THG Studios, a content creation studio from Manchester, England. The team handled shoots set in New Jersey, serving as the client’s US partner to accomplish their project.

    SERVICES
    • 60% Video Production
    • 10% Content Marketing
    • 10% Digital Strategy
    • 20% Other
    Moonpig - Letterbox Promo...

    Moonpig - Letterbox Promo...

    Actor-led commercial, filmed on location for Moonpig to promote their letterbox gifts.
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    FDI - “Be Proud of your Mouth”

    FDI - “Be Proud of your Mouth”

    The FDI approached us to create this fun and vibrant stop motion animation to promote World Oral Health Day. They were looking for a creative and dynamic approach to promote the multiple messages that were key to the...
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    Access City Award 2022

    Access City Award 2022

    As part of our long standing relationship with the EU, Shoot You were once again commissioned to create a 2D animation to promote the Access City Award on behalf of the European Commission. We have been producing content...
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    M&S Connected Security Strategy

    M&S Connected Security Strategy

    Shoot You was asked to create a dynamic trailer for the launch of a flagship Connected Security Strategy for M&S. The film was meticulously scripted to visually demonstrate each part of the strategy before launching...
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