July 2021

Top Ad Agencies 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. We spend more (if not most) of our time online, and the webpages we visit, our searches, and our purchases are often tracked. Businesses use this data to create and serve hyper-personalized advertisements to audience. Whether you want to serve personalized ads on social media, launch a search advertising campaign on AdWords, or create out of home ads for billboards near you, an ad agency helps you achieve your goals. 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 agency to hire. Use our list to find and connect with ad agency 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:
    250 - 999
    LOCATION:
    New York, NY

    Netpeak has provided pay-per-click and SEO solutions for huge names like Trip Advisor as well as dozens of enterprise clients around the world. This New York 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 Victoria’s Secret needed a powerful way to supercharge their SEO, they turned to Netpeak. Netpeak completely revamped their approach to highlight some of their most appealing elements and drive higher engagement and sales.

    SERVICES
    • 20% Pay Per Click
    • 15% Advertising
    • 15% Branding
    • 50% Other
    Selling apartments: how to set up...

    Selling apartments: how to set up...

    “Atlant” building company resorted to Netpeak to launch an advertising campaign.  We quickly launched an advertising campaign and quickly drove traffic. But what’s next? “Atlant” set a goal to...
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    Brand Traffic increase by 268% in...

    Brand Traffic increase by 268% in...

    Kentavar.bg is a popular Bulgarian website for car sales.  To increase its traffic we launched a long-term branding campaign, where we aimed not only at "easy" active customers that make 15% of the market but also...
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    Stimulating marketing demand for...

    Stimulating marketing demand for...

    Steko is a large Ukrainian plant specializing in the production of metalloplastic windows, doors, aluminum constructions.  To engage the audience to a brand in a competitive sphere we used video advertising....
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    Citrus.ua cuts CPA by 48%

    Citrus.ua cuts CPA by 48%

    Citrus.ua is one of the top online retailers of gadgets and accessories in Ukraine, with categories ranging from electronics to sporting equipment. Together with their digital marketing agency Netpeak, Citrus.ua set...
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  • 2
    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
    Who's the hero behind the mask?

    Who's the hero behind the mask?

    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s Who’s The Hero Behind The Mask? initiative was designed by Dana-Farber and IPNY to celebrate all Dana-Farber frontliners via social media channels.  Open to the general public as...
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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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    E*Trade: Shorten the distance...

    E*Trade: Shorten the distance...

    CHALLENGE: Stimulate new account momentum for E*TRADE by finding a different way to communicate with the active trader. Ethnographic research showed that the answer was the importance of the E*TRADE platform’s superior...
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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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  • 3
    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
    We The North

    We The North

    We The North isn’t just a campaign. It’s an example of how an identity-shaping truth can spark a brand crusade and ultimately get firmly rooted in the culture of not just a city, but a whole country.    We...
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    Moët & Chandon - Greatness Since...

    Moët & Chandon - Greatness Since...

    Stella Artois' goal was to become the beer synonymous with progressive dining experiences, so we helped them create their largest every proprietary experience platform called Le Savoir. The platform stretched from a...
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    The North Face - Question Madness

    The North Face - Question Madness

    The North Face asked us to remind the world why exploration matters. Along the way, we discovered that today's explorers are often misunderstood. We needed to change people's perceptions. Question Madness challenges...
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    WSP - Brand Identity

    WSP - Brand Identity

    Finding a shared conviction: the secret to a successful brand strategy for consolidated businesses. For nearly a decade, WSP — an international consulting firm for professional engineering services — focused on...
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  • 4
    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
    • 70% Mobile & App Marketing
    • 10% Advertising
    • 10% Media Planning & Buying
    • 10% Other
    Highlight reel for Moburst

    Highlight reel for Moburst

    A short 80 second highlight reel showing Moburst's previous clients and how we can help future clients.
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    Award winning campaign for App...

    Award winning campaign for App...

    Our agency has been named the winner of the “Most Effective Performance Marketing Campaign” award at the 2019 Effective Mobile Marketing ceremony in London by the Mobile Marketing Magazine.  Moburst received the...
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    Winning Bronze Award for Samsung

    Winning Bronze Award for Samsung

    We won with Samsung the prestigious Mobile Marketing Association’s 2018 Global and North America Regional Smarties™ Awards in New York City. The campaign was also shortlisted in 2 categories for the 2018 Effective...
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    Optimizing Google's products

    Optimizing Google's products

    We have worked with Google to optimize their App Store presence and help boost their conversion rate in the App Store.  We've crafted the screenshots, tested them and optimized most of the app store assets for the...
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  • 5
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $75,000+
    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% Advertising
    • 25% Media Planning & Buying
    • 20% Branding
    • 30% Other
    Russell Stover "Hugs"

    Russell Stover "Hugs"

    Russell Stover® Chocolates have been an American classic since 1923, but they needed our help to make the brand more culturally relevant to contemporary consumers. The solution? Position Russell Stover as a gifting...
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    Axos "Bank Robbers"

    Axos "Bank Robbers"

    As a new challenger brand, Axos Bank welcomed the idea of bold, memorable campaign that would help them stand out from the competition. By tapping into the increased distrust of financial institutions and the idea that...
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    Unison "Doors"

    Unison "Doors"

    Over the last decade, the cost of buying a home in the Bay Area, and in much of the rest of the country, has skyrocketed to unprecedented levels, locking many people out of the possibility of ever buying a home. We worked...
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    Peet's Coffee & Tea "Coffee First"

    Peet's Coffee & Tea "Coffee First"

    Alfred Peet started a coffee revolution by introducing a style of coffee that Americans had never tasted before -- fresh beans, small batches and a dark roast that produced rich and complex flavors. His influence in the...
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  • 6
    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% Advertising
    • 20% Media Planning & Buying
    • 20% Social Media Marketing
    • 40% Other
    Global 100 Winner

    Global 100 Winner

    The Global 100 award is given to business leaders who thrive every year, and especially this year where there were many hurdles. Our company has grown and shined throughout this year and never missed a beat! 
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    PR in Oprah Magazine 2018

    PR in Oprah Magazine 2018

    Global Insights Award 2019

    Global Insights Award 2019

    Starting off the year right! Fearless is proud to have won the 2019 Global Insights Award for Digital Marketing. This is the year we take it up a notch!
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  • 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% Advertising
    • 25% Content Marketing
    • 15% Marketing Strategy
    • 30% Other
    Loro Piana - Nature Parallels

    Loro Piana - Nature Parallels

    Loro Piana is one of the world leaders in fashion sustainability, producing 45% of its annual electricity internally and reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 30%. The brand’s care for nature and constant pursuit of...
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    Holiday Campaign

    Holiday Campaign

    ‘A Very Practical Guide to Winter’ A content campaign, focused on the art of gifting, as well as tips and rules for making the most of the cold season. A campaign that celebrates Loro Piana’s practical heritage and...
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    Ray-Ban Remix - Do You

    Ray-Ban Remix - Do You

        The Brief: Ray-Ban asked us  to develop a strategy and a launch campaign for Ray-Ban REMIX, an online tool that allows you to customize your own pair of sunglasses from hundreds of options...
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  • 8
    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
    • 35% Pay Per Click
    • 35% Search Engine Optimization
    • 10% Advertising
    • 20% Other
    Digital Marketing for Data Center...

    Digital Marketing for Data Center...

    Web Design, SEO, PPC
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    Branding & Online Marketing for...

    Branding & Online Marketing for...

    Logo Design, Website Design, SEO, PPC
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    Website & Organic Search for Law...

    Website & Organic Search for Law...

    Website Design, SEO
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    Website & Search Marketing for...

    Website & Search Marketing for...

    Website Design, Organic SEO, Pay Per Click Marketing
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  • 9
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $75,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    New York, NY

    BrandTuitive is a branding agency that helps brands around the globe boost their brand profile. Since their founding in New York, BrandTuitive has helped everything from enterprise clients to brand-new startups on the path to improving their brand design in a way that leads to real business results.

     

    When their client was looking for an agency that would truly help them create strong brand materials, they turned to BrandTuitive, who were able to work closely with their internal teams and develop a brand development strategy that led to measurable results and excellent performance across a variety of metrics.

    SERVICES
    • 70% Branding
    • 15% Advertising
    • 15% Marketing Strategy
    BRAND POSITIONING

    BRAND POSITIONING

    PROTECTING INDIVIDUAL PRIVACY WITH BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY CHALLENGE: Formerly ZenCash, this fast-growing blockchain technology project is much more than a cryptocurrency. They needed a new name and brand messaging to...
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    BRAND POSITIONING

    BRAND POSITIONING

    COLLABORATING WITH COMMUNITIES TO CREATE LASTING CHANGE CHALLENGE: Episcopal Relief & Development facilitates healthier, more fulfilling lives in communities worldwide. Having established their program...
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    NATIONAL DIRECT MAIL

    NATIONAL DIRECT MAIL

    ATTRACTING INFOLECTUALS ACROSS AMERICA   CHALLENGE: The Economist magazine has been a highly revered news and human interest publication across Europe for decades. Newer and less well known in the United...
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    BRAND POSITIONING

    BRAND POSITIONING

    WINNING AGAINST HUNGER IN NEW JERSEY   CHALLENGE: Formerly The Food Bank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties, the agency's name and messaging did not adequately communicate the high quality and variety of...
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  • 10
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $50,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    50 - 249
    LOCATION:
    Great Neck, NY

    SeventhP is a certified agency that provides their expertise in Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Youtube, and Snapchat ad management to clients. They not only specialize in social media marketing but also in advertising and mobile and app marketing for small firms and enterprises alike.

    SERVICES
    • 30% Advertising
    • 30% Social Media Marketing
    • 20% Mobile & App Marketing
    • 20% Other
    Game Development

    Game Development

    Developing tailor-made products that are beyond expectations is our forte. Covering multiple industries over the years, we are capable enough to tailor software products that help better match business needs including...
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    Web Designing

    Web Designing

    Give your business a boost that it deserves. Outstanding web designs can effectively help you attract, engage and convert prospects into loyal clients. Our cost-effective and user friendly web designs provide compelling...
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    Web Development

    Web Development

    Seventh"P" Dev Team is trained to provide the latest and finest web development solutions to businesses worldwide. We know the worth of your investments, which is why our professional dev team is here to provide you with...
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    Call CenterService

    Call CenterService

    Seventh"P" enables you to delight your customers. Companies in the US, UK, Australia, Canada and other countries have utilized our multi-channel contact center to stay connected to their customers at all hours of the day....
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  • 11
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $25,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    New York, NY

    C42D, based in New York City, has provided branding solutions for brands at every stage of their development, from emerging companies to established enterprises. C42D improves brands ability to deliver their message to consumers by helping them create a brand profile with targeted brand development work that follows contemporary trends.

    When their client needed a powerful way to supercharge their branding strategy, they turned to C42D. C42D delivered a polished result to highlight some of their most appealing elements and drive higher engagement and sales.

    SERVICES
    • 60% Branding
    • 20% Web Design
    • 10% Advertising
    • 10% Other
    Kindbody Brand Identity

    Kindbody Brand Identity

    C42D created and launched the brand Identity for Kindbody, an industry-leading startup that has raised over 63 million in funding post-brand-launch. 
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    OOVA

    OOVA

    OOVA’s machine learning technology is a major advance over traditional fertility trackers and tests. With a mission to empower people to take control of their reproductive health and two charismatic co-founders, C42D...
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    Nesterly

    Nesterly

    Nesterly is the trusted housing marketplace for seniors to find quality guests, forging connections, alleviating financial burdens, and enriching lives. 
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    Tone DTC branding and website

    Tone DTC branding and website

    Tone is on a mission to empower people to feel great about themselves. By connecting skincare that is more accessible, personal and caring with a warm and seamless experience, Tone is helping people in all communities to...
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  • 12
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $5,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    New York, NY

    Many enterprise clients count Noble Digital as their dependable video production experts, so it’s no wonder the company has achieved such widespread success. With years of experience in their industry, this US-based agency is certainly here to make an impact.

    One Noble Digital client is a globally recognized leader in their sector, and Noble Digital has provided focused and wide-reaching services for the company for the entirety of their working relationship. This includes UX design, UI, overall brand presence and visuals, and more.

    SERVICES
    • 25% Advertising
    • 25% Pay Per Click
    • 20% Branding
    • 30% Other
    Scaling from Nothing to Selling...

    Scaling from Nothing to Selling...

    Naming Brand/Messaging Strategy Influencer Activation/Strategy PR Activation E-Comm Design and Development (Shopify) Funnel Flows/Upsell/Crossells Email Nurture Video Production Digital Campaigning Data Analysis and...
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    New Balance Campaign

    New Balance Campaign

      Top line competitive landscape 3 strategic territories based in consumer insights 3 distinct consumer-facing campaign options "Ad-like imagery" as proof of concept Rationale for each distinct...
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    Scaling to $100M in 18 months

    Scaling to $100M in 18 months

    Plated had everything!  A great brand presence, a beautiful website and a perfect nurture for an inbound flow from all their channels.  So what was missing?  High-volume customer acquistion. They needed a top of funnel...
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    Adulting is Hard Campaign

    Adulting is Hard Campaign

    Adulting is hard. And navigating the complexities of personal finances certainly doesn’t make it any easier. So how do you know if you’re doing it right? We helped Mutual of Omaha launched a new campaign to help...
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  • 13
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Brooklyn, NY

    With a passion for both strategy and design, Column Five has provided branding work for clients like Pacific Life and Visage. Based in SoCal and founded in 2009, Column Five brings a long history of success to each project they complete.

    When Applied Innovations was just a new unit of the University of California looking to make an impact, Column Five created not only their recognizable logo but the entirety of their branding and customer-facing presence. The result was a splashy entrance into the university space orchestrated entirely by Column Five designers and strategists.

    SERVICES
    • 15% Branding
    • 15% Content Marketing
    • 15% Digital Strategy
    • 55% Other
    VideoAmp Website Design &...

    VideoAmp Website Design &...

    The Client VideoAmp, a software and data platform for marketers to optimize their media investment. Their mission is to empower the world’s largest marketers to give them the information that they’ve always wanted...
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    Annual Report - Pacific Life

    Annual Report - Pacific Life

    For the past two years, we’ve partnered with Pacific Life to develop their annual reports. Our goal was to position Pacific Life as a living, breathing, energetic entity and to remind the audience that Pacific Life is...
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    Anatomy of a Breach - Microsoft

    Anatomy of a Breach - Microsoft

    This HTML native site analyses the various stages of a company security breach from the hacker’s POV. Highlighting the systemic weaknesses hackers look for most, the site presents Microsoft’s solutions to avoiding and...
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    Applied Innovation Brand Identity...

    Applied Innovation Brand Identity...

    UCI Applied Innovation is a unit of University of California, Irvine with an exciting mission “to bring campus-based discoveries together with Orange County’s vibrant business community to support job creation and...
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  • 14
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Jersey City, NJ

    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
    • 25% Video Production
    • 20% Advertising
    • 15% Broadcast Video
    • 30% Other
    Blockfolio X Trevor Lawrence

    Blockfolio X Trevor Lawrence

    The Challenge: Blockfolio was previously positioned as the #1 cryptocurrency platform outside of the U.S, but all of this was about to change. Their newfound partnership with NFL draft pick, Trevor Lawrence, would give...
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    Behind The Fiverr Super Bowl Ad

    Behind The Fiverr Super Bowl Ad

    The Challenge: Four Seasons Total Landscaping had their big moment in 2020 by hosting the most memorable press conference in history. Riding the wave, their website hits went from ten a week to tens of thousands. But how...
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    Fiverr "It Starts Here"

    Fiverr "It Starts Here"

    The Challenge: Fiverr,  the world's largest freelance marketplace that connects businesses with freelancers, offering digital services in 300+ categories, came to Colormatics with a once-in-a-lifetime challenge, how to...
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    Vanguard Gets Personal

    Vanguard Gets Personal

    The Challenge: Vanguard needed an engaging video to communicate their new Personal Advisor Services. The service offers financial planning and investment management by pairing technology and human advisors. The Vanguard...
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    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $1,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    50 - 249
    LOCATION:
    Brooklyn, NY

    Clickky clients include Web Arcade Free, and they specialize in providing a design-centric approach to mobile & app marketing for their clients. With a focus on emphasizing the most vital elements of brand messaging, Clickky was founded on forward-thinking principles in USA.

    When Mob Cleaner App needed a complete overhaul of their brand approach, they turned to Clickky. The agency provided them with an end-to-end analysis of how they could make their approach more targeted, impactful and successful.

    SERVICES
    • 50% Mobile & App Marketing
    • 30% Conversion Optimization
    • 10% Advertising
    • 10% Other
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