March 2021

Top Brand Consulting Firms in Philadelphia

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Good branding can set you apart from the crowd and bring your company's vision to life. So, what makes a strong brand, and how can branding services help you get there? A strong brand has a clear and unique message that's targeted to each segment of your audience. It also includes a consistent visual presentation – think colors, logos, fonts. Finally, a strong brand may evoke an emotion like Apple's innovation.

If you're looking at this definition of a strong brand and are unsure how your company's brand stacks up, hire a branding agency. The right branding company helps you define and marketing your business brand to attract customers, retain talent, and emphasize shared values.

Luckily, Philadelphia has some of the best branding agency to hire. Use our list to find and connect with branding agency in The City of Brotherly Love. Evaluate their case studies, project types, and client reviews to determine which company is the best fit for you.

List of the Best Branding Agencies in The City of Brotherly Love

  • 1
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $25,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Philadelphia, PA

    Cohere is on a mission to take on work that lets them use design as a vehicle for transformative change in cities and communities. Their team offers branding and digital solutions to companies in the real estate, hospitality, and economic development industries. 

     

    A recent example of their work was their environmental design for Denver local convenience store Choice. Cohere created a layout that was clean and considered to inspire a thoughtful user experience as people moved through the space. 

    SERVICES
    • 40% Branding
    • 20% Packaging Design
    • 20% Web Design
    • 20% Other
    Giuseppe & Sons

    Giuseppe & Sons

    Cohere created the brand, creative collateral, and narrative for the Schulson Collective's latest Center City Philadelphia restaurant.
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    990 Spring Garden

    990 Spring Garden was a blank slate for the city’s newest creative district. We positioned the building as a place for tenants to truly make their mark by emphasizing the potential of Philly born-and-bred makers.
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    HipCityVeg

    Cohere serves as the creative agency of record for HipCityVeg, providing creative collateral, signage, digital, and marketing support.
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    1760 Market

    We positioned 1760 Market as a place for symbiotic growth and unlimited potential, highlighting the building’s column-free offices, shared amenities, and proximity to Rittenhouse throughout the brand’s presence.
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  • 2
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Philadelphia, PA

    Renowned brands like GlaxoSmithKline, American Express, and P&G rely on Xhilarate to create engaging, exciting, and inspiring visual brand expressions. They are an experiential branding firm, helping establish experiential brand connections with employees, customers, and investors.

    As Comcast was preparing to cut the ribbon at their new national headquarters in Philadelphia, Xhilarate worked diligently with a multi-faceted team of real estate partners, facilities teams, and HR leaders—along with our partners at Hess Design—to create a welcome kit for employees.

    SERVICES
    • 35% Branding
    • 30% Web Design
    • 25% Graphic Design
    • 10% Other

    Comcast

    Overview: As Comcast was preparing to cut the ribbon at their new national headquarters in Philadelphia, we worked diligently with a multi-faceted team of real estate partners, facilities teams and HR leaders – along...
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    Globus Medical

    Overview: The Globus Medical team worked hand-in-hand with us to create a non-linear story that allows field reps to prioritize content based on customer’s needs and on-the-spot inquiries. With this content ecosystem...
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    Xhilarate Sizzle Reel

    Our 24-second sizzle reel highlighting some of Xhilarate's work.
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    Assero Services

    Overview: Assero Services was in need of a brand identity and messaging that represents the team’s collective strength and experience and supports its high-quality workforce. The Xhilarate team aligned directly with...
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  • 3
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $25,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Philadelphia, PA

    Branding design partners have become essential for brands in every industry, and U.S.-based Woden has become one of the most trusted sources for brand design for brands that include Digital Reasoning and many others.

    Whether expanding on an existing strategy or serving brands that are starting from zero, Woden delivers real results. It’s what’s made them a go-to name in brand design and continue to expand their client list to include companies like Endy Shaw.

    SERVICES
    • 40% Branding
    • 30% Market Research
    • 20% Marketing Strategy
    • 10% Other

    Endy

    “I love the way Woden is going about helping brands to discover their story, and feel like this is critical to our success long term. This work will align our mission, our purpose, and our goals internally.” -Mike...
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    Shaw University

    “We needed to identify what distinguishes Shaw from others, and a strategy to drive the right business model for the university.  Recognizing the student in every individual will ensure we do that." -Dr. Paulette...
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    Spiro

    “CRM is a $30 billion market. Half of companies have no CRM. We want to own that market. And ‘proactive relationship management’ is how we’re going to do it.” -Adam Honig, CEO Spiro is on a mission to kill CRM....
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    Redis

    “We really struggled to nail down our messaging, and now I feel we finally have it right.” -Manish Gupta, CMO The open source Redis database has built a reputation as the NoSQL database engineers turn to when they...
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  • 4
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Philadelphia, PA

    Brolik specializes in offering growth strategies for clients through digital marketing and aims to understand their business models to offer the best solutions. They provide digital strategy, SEO services, and web design for small and mid-market firms in the fields of business services, consumer products, and education.

    One of Brolik’s projects involved working with Houwzer, a home selling company. Brolik needed help in improving their marketing effectiveness, and Brolik increased their home closings by 123% from 2016 to 2017.

    SERVICES
    • 20% Digital Strategy
    • 20% Search Engine Optimization
    • 20% Web Design
    • 40% Other

    Houwzer - Website Design &...

    Houwzer came to Brolik to help tell their story and increase awareness in the Greater Philadelphia area. They wanted to improve their messaging and overall marketing effectiveness. Houwzer increased their home closings by...
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    MLS Players Association -...

    Major League Soccer Players Association wanted to create a stronger connection with its players. This required changing the perception of the organization with a rebrand, and bringing the new brand to life through a...
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    Rehab Financial Group - Flipping...

    Rehab Financial Group has relied on Brolik as a full-service digital marketing partner for the last 7 years, as it grew from a 2 person startup to a nationally recognized lender eclipsing $35MM in loans annually. One of...
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    Unique Indoor Comfort - Website...

    Unique Indoor Comfort engaged Brolik in 2016 to help them grow their presence in the Philadelphia region. Brolik launched an integrated marketing effort across both paid and organic channels and helped them improve their...
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  • 5
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $25,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Wayne, PA

    Griflan Design, Inc. helps brands adapt to a change market with expert web design, having done so for companies like Sunday Breakfast and other notable organizations. Focused on helping expand brands’ ability to attract their target audience, this US-based firm offers an emphasis on helping brands reach new audiences through their websites.

    One example of Griflan Design, Inc.’s experience is their work for NeoReach, who needed to create an effective marketing and selling website within a tight budget and turnaround. Griflan Design, Inc. helps them target their weak points with the assistance of a keen eye for detail and years of expertise in web design.

    SERVICES
    • 60% Web Design
    • 20% Print Design
    • 15% Branding
    • 5% Other

    Sunday Breakfast Website...

    Founded in 1878, Sunday Breakfast has given more than 130 years of service to Philadelphia’s homeless. It was our mission to create a robust website that shines a light on the compassion and humanity behind the Sunday...
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    NeoReach Website Design/Development

    NeoReach empowers and enriches enterprise applications with advanced social insights. The world-class creative services group pushes influence campaigns to greater heights through advanced industry, conversation and...
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    Bloom Website Design/Development

    Bloom allows both traditional and digital currency lenders to serve billions of people who currently cannot obtain a bank account or credit score. In other words, Bloom creates opportunity for those who wouldn’t...
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    Liber Finance Website...

    Liber Finance is a perfect combination of sophisticated cool and geek chic, like martinis at a Star Trek convention. Liber creates easy and transparent access to financial products. They enlisted us to build a website...
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  • 6
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $0+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Philadelphia, PA

    Organizations like Rutgers University come to Firestone SEM when they need a digital marketing strategy that goes beyond the basics. Their team of experts provides tactical services like Pay Per Click and SEO while also helping clients define big picture goals like brand identity and social media strategy.

     

    One of their standout portfolio pieces was providing paid search coverage to Verizon for the launch of their new consumer product Hum. Collaborating with other agencies, their work resulted in launch so successful it resulted in a backlog of orders before the product hit the shelves.

     

    SERVICES
    • 30% Pay Per Click
    • 30% Search Engine Optimization
    • 20% Digital Strategy
    • 20% Other

    Google AdWords Premiere Partner

    We are a Google AdWords Premiere Partner 
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    $1MM+ Managed in Ad Spend - June...

    This is a screenshot from our AdWords MMC account showing the $1MM+ managed mid-June to mid-July.
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  • 7
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $1,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Southampton, PA

    With a passion for both strategy and design, INKcorporated Designs has provided graphic design work for clients like K’nex. Based in Pennsylvania, INKcorporated Designs brings a long history of success to each project they complete.

    When their client was just a new brand looking to make an impact, INKcorporated Designs crafted the entirety of their experience in this distinct area. The result was a splashy entrance into the market orchestrated by INKcorporated Designs designers and strategists.

    SERVICES
    • 30% Graphic Design
    • 30% Print Design
    • 20% Packaging Design
    • 20% Other

    K'NEX Disney Parks Packaging

    K'NEX Nintendo Packaging

    K'NEX Mighty Makers Instructions

    Shipyard and Sea Dog Pull Up...

  • 8
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $5,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Allentown, PA

    Stay Calm Industries counts impressive brands among their key clients. So it’s no wonder that this Pennsylvania-based firm has achieved widespread success in a wide range of industries for their targeted branding work.

    One example of their web development success comes from a globally recognized brand. Stay Calm Industries helped them revitalize their materials to stand out in a crowded market and leave a powerful impression on more customers than ever before.

    SERVICES
    • 35% Marketing Strategy
    • 30% Web Design
    • 20% Advertising
    • 15% Other

    Branding - Glemser Technologies

    Glemser was a bit of a special case. They knew they needed help with marketing, and they knew what they do (pharma services, but it’s way more complicated than that), but they weren’t sure how to tell other people...
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    Branding - Allentown Economic...

    To freshen up their brand standards, we redesigned the AEDC's logo. To make AEDC’s goals more understandable, we divided their work into three pillars, or sub-brands, which helps define what each represents.Urban Sites...
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    Branding - Village Publishing

    The leaders in child custody and parenting evaluation tests, Village Publishing was looking a little homespun after 37 years in business. For their brand identity, we cleaned them up, set their name in Futura, and chose...
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    Logo Design - Historic Easton...

    To help the people of the Lehigh Valley learn more about the cemetery’s history, we built a brand and a website that educates visitors while informing them of the many burial options offered. This cemetery has...
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  • 9
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $5,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Newark, DE

    Teakettica clients include the Companion Animal Veterinary Associates, and they specialize in providing a design-centric approach to branding for their clients. With a focus on emphasizing the most vital elements of brand messaging, Teakettica was founded on forward-thinking principles in Delaware.

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

    SERVICES
    • 40% Branding
    • 40% Web Design
    • 20% Marketing Strategy

    Blue Rock Dravo Bay — Web Design

    HELPING INDIVIDUALS AND BUSINESSES PLAN FOR RETIREMENT We worked with team Dravo Bay to refresh their website for a better user experience on both desktop and mobile. With 2 custom menus, extra detail to the responsive...
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    Risk Alchemy — Branding & Web...

    BRAND DESIGN FOR RISK MANAGEMENT COMPANY Risk Alchemy specializes in the dark art of IT security, risk, and privacy, helping organizations identify their risk and security posture. They were looking for a brand that...
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    Teawitch — Branding & Web Design

    TEA EVENT CATERING BRAND & WEBSITE DESIGN Teawitch came to us, referred by the wonderful Delaware Shoutout, looking for a brochure. We loved the direction they started with the brand and we offered to take it a bit...
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    GoGo Books — Branding & Web Design

    NOMADIC STORYBOOK SHOP BRAND & WEBSITE GoGo Books is a book store on the go. The owner, Katelyn Keeper, had designed a logo and wanted a brand developed around that initial design that stayed true to her vision. We...
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  • 10
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $50,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    1,000 - 9,999
    LOCATION:
    Robbinsville, NJ

    Jack Morton Worldwide counts impressive brands among their key clients. So it’s no wonder that this Boston-based firm has achieved widespread success in a wide range of industries for their targeted branding work.

    One example of their web development success comes from a globally recognized brand. Jack Morton Worldwide helped them revitalize their materials to stand out in a crowded market and leave a powerful impression on more customers than ever before.

    SERVICES
    • 35% Event Marketing & Planning
    • 10% Branding
    • 10% Content Marketing
    • 45% Other

    Reebok ComplexCon Chicago 2019

    Reebok continues to make great strides with the 18-25 year old fashion-conscious consumer. This time it was with a stand-out brand experience at ComplexCon Chicago.  For the brand’s second showing in the event series...
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    DockerCon - The world’s first...

    We decided to show everyone that Docker does enterprise differently, by building the world’s first 5,000-person, live multi-player video game!  For the full case study, visit: http://www.jackmorton...
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    Staples 'Work It. Live It' event...

    Staples is a 30-year-old iconic American brand with a significant B2B business that was undergoing a major reinvention impacting the entire organization. Coming off a recent company acquisition by a private equity firm...
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    Ericsson Mobile World Congress 2019

    The Beat. At MWC 2019, we set out to create an immersive brand presence in which Ericsson’s most important customers could see, hear and experience Ericsson’s relentless beat of innovation; a visceral expression of 5G...
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  • 11
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Doylestown, PA

    AXIS visual counts impressive brands among their key clients. So it’s no wonder that this Pennsylvania-based firm has achieved widespread success in a wide range of industries for their targeted branding work.

    One example of their web development success comes from a globally recognized brand. AXIS visual helped them revitalize their materials to stand out in a crowded market and leave a powerful impression on more customers than ever before.

    SERVICES
    • 20% Advertising
    • 20% Branding
    • 20% Email Marketing
    • 40% Other

    Photo NJ website

    Photo NJ was a multi day photography seminar in New jersey.
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    Cybersecurity Logo

    Cybersecurity works with business to tighten up their computer and proprietary systems. The logo was design to imply the layers of protection needed.  
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    Catalina Advertising

    Catalina has a method of targeting medical advertising through the use of prescription pamphlets while keeping total anonymity. This enables them to sell advertising to a very targeted audience. I created the ads shown...
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    Rossi Website

    A fabric designer wanted a site to show her offerings. Largely quilt oriented the site was designed to supply the feeling of a quilt while highlighting her work.
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  • 12
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $5,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Blue Bell, PA

    Elysium Marketing Group clients include Steel Pier, and they specialize in providing a design-centric approach to branding for their clients. With a focus on emphasizing the most vital elements of brand messaging, Elysium Marketing Group was founded on forward-thinking principles in Pennsylvania.

    When Philly Pretzel needed a complete overhaul of their brand approach, they turned to Elysium Marketing Group. The agency provided them with an end-to-end analysis of how they could make their approach more targeted, impactful and successful.

    SERVICES
    • 20% Branding
    • 20% Email Marketing
    • 20% Social Media Marketing
    • 40% Other

    Beiler's National Donut Day Email

    Understanding that movement had worked well in the past, Elysium Marketing Group decided to have doughnuts alternate to show the wide variety of treats that Beiler’s has to offer. With the inclusion of confetti and some...
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    Steel Pier Social

    Utilizing the knowledge that including animation in social posts increase engagement, Elysium Marketing Group created a gif incorporating the newest attraction at Steel Pier, The Wheel!
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    Philly Pretzel Factory Super Bowl...

    Knowing that pretzels & football go hand-in-hand, Elysium Marketing Group created an on-brand email incorporating x's & o's and the famous Pretzel Factory party trays. The email resulted in 2x the click thru rate...
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    Triad's Brochure

    Elysium Marketing Group streamlined the design of the folder and word-smithed their copy to display Triad’s service information in a manner that was easier to understand and was also aesthetically pleasing.
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  • 13
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $1,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Bear, DE

    Their clients include major enterprise clients like Caddycan, but WNA InfoTech is a web development agency that hasn’t lost its focus on innovation or creativity. This Delaware-based firm helps organizations around the world focus their strategy for greater success.

    If you want to see how WNA InfoTech helps brands communicate with their audiences in a unique and crowded space, look no further than their work for River Creative Agency. WNA InfoTech helped them define a strategy for their audience to improve their reach.

    SERVICES
    • 10% Branding
    • 10% E-Commerce Development
    • 10% Graphic Design
    • 70% Other

    Wigsite

    The idea for Lori’s Wigsite started back in the 1990’s. Lori Roddey, the owner of Lori’s Wigsite, often visited her sister’s South Florida wig salon, JMC Hairwear. She saw how much her sister’s clients...
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    Wet Effect

    Wet Effect has you protected with UPF 50+ custom rash guards, board shorts, and swim trunks made for comfort, style, and durability. Whether you are purely a water sports enthusiast who wants quality sun protection...
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    Truss Professional

    TRUSS has an impressive presence in more than 22 countries, with high quality products available for hairdressers in the finest hair salons of the world. The products deliver what they promise and results are incredibly...
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    Tribeca Marketing Group

    Our collective experience in Higher Education affords us a unique perspective in which we see the potential of every student’s journey. Understanding the motivations and expectations of students seeking career-focused...
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