March 2021

Top 7 Minority Owned Branding Agencies

Minority Owned

Your brand includes your company's name, logo, colors, fonts, mission, values, and more. The act of branding your business is a marketing practice that aims to distinguish your company from others. For example, most people who spend time online will recognize the red, yellow, green, and blue 'G' of Google.

Small and large business alike benefit from good branding because it's one factor in new customers becoming repeat customers. Think of it this way, if you buy a product and like it but can't remember where you bought it, how will you buy it again?

Investing in a branding agency is one way to ensure you tackle business branding strategically. A branding company helps you define your brand, put together guidelines, and communicate your brand message internally and externally.

That's why we've created this list of the best Minority Owned digital branding companies for you to review. Read company descriptions, browse former clients, and explore notable projects to find the best fit for your business.

List of the Best Minority Owned Branding Companies

  • 1

    DBC

    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $5,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    New York, NY

    DBC has delivered branding results to brands like American Express, still expanding on its list of success for brands in a wide range of industries. This New York-based firm helps companies focus their brand strategy to improve their ability to reach customers through their brand platform.

    If you want to see how DBC helps brands meet their goals in a crowded space, look no further than their brand development work for Leaf Logistics. DBC helped them define and execute a strategy that would help them meet their goals.

    SERVICES
    • 55% Branding
    • 30% Graphic Design
    • 15% Logo
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    The 18 Months We Worked With...

    From an increase in customer engagement and satisfaction, to a decrease in call volume, our engagement with American Express saw us empower both Card Members and the organization through clear visual and written...
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    Using Clean Visual Communication...

    The Ms. Foundation for Women is taking bold steps forward for women across the globe. Our work broadcasts their impact to current and potential donors who can exponentially increase their reach and results. We helped Ms...
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    The Project We Established A...

    The NBPA Foundation had existed for 20 years without a brand identity or any formal way to garner recognition for its members' work.  Our solution to this challenge was to team the identity with its organizations and...
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    Activating The Growth Of A...

    Optimizing Leaf’s brand for a relaunch was a short turnaround goal that paid big results. From logo cleanup efforts to a sticky launch video, each deliverable was driven by customer intelligence. We helped Leaf with...
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    Crea7ive Branding and Advertising Agency

    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $0+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Miami, FL

    Crea7ive Interactive Marketing finds new ways to solve challenges for businesses like Pizza Hut, Armani, and Apollo’s Bank. Their agency specializes in crafting brand and digital strategy for mid-market and enterprise clients.

    Recently they were hired by fast-food giant Wendy’s create a brand system to market their new guacamole blend. To reflect the originality of the recipe and the freshness of the product, the team used bright colors and clean images to generate a kit of marketing assets that would introduce their new spin on a classic dish to guac fans everywhere.

     

    SERVICES
    • 45% Branding
    • 15% Digital Strategy
    • 10% Advertising
    • 30% Other
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    Sensentia

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    Restaurant

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    Restaurant

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    Restaurant

  • 3

    SENSIS

    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $250,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    50 - 249
    LOCATION:
    Los Angeles, CA

    Sensis helps brands create experience-driven advertising for clients like Washington State University and Port of Los Angeles. Their main focus is out-of-home and broadcast advertising for mid-sized businesses across industries like education and business services.

    When the Metrolink in Southern California wanted to recruit more riders, Sensis designed a campaign that used roadside ads in areas with heavy traffic and geo-targeted ads for gridlocked drivers via the Waze app. Their work helped free up the roads in Los Angeles and increased metro ridership by 4.4%.

    SERVICES
    • 35% Advertising
    • 20% Branding
    • 15% Public Relations
    • 30% Other
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    UCLA Extension "1000 Lessons"...

    Sensis leveraged true-life stories of instructors, alumni and students positioning UCLA Extension as the place to pursue newfound interests and develop specialized skills.
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    AltaMed Grow Healthy Commercial

    Commercial produced for AltaMed's "Grow Healthy" campaign.
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    AltaMed Grow Healthy Commercial

    Commercial produced for AltaMed's "Grow Healthy" campaign.
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    CityState Creative

    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Brooklyn, NY

    With a passion for both strategy and design, CityState Creative has provided packaging design work for clients like Tisané Tea. Based in Brooklyn, CityState Creative brings a long history of success to each project they complete.

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

    SERVICES
    • 40% Packaging Design
    • 30% Branding
    • 10% Social Media Marketing
    • 10% Other
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    Branding and Packaging Design...

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    Tea Branding and Packaging Design

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    Health Food Packaging Design

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    Alcohol Packaging Design

  • 5

    Noble Digital

    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $5,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Santa Monica, CA

    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
    • 20% Branding
    • 15% Pay Per Click
    • 40% Other
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    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

      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

    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. 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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    Just Digital Inc

    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $5,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Los Angeles, CA

    Just Digital is consistently rated as a top marketing firm in Los Angeles because of their simple philosophy—get real results for clients. From marketing strategy to pay per click to web design, their team’s toolbox is packed with skills to push their client to success.

     

    A recent example of their work was creating the logo and brand kit for a local Cardiologist who had his own private practice. Just Digital used a heart with angel wings to create a design that spoke to saving yet stayed away from worn out clichés.

    SERVICES
    • 20% Marketing Strategy
    • 20% Pay Per Click
    • 20% Social Media Marketing
    • 40% Other
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    Little Fluffy Head

    Little Fluffy Head Cafe is one of the first cheese tea boba shops in Los Angeles of its kind, giving customers the familiar taste of deeply adored boba drinks-but with an added twist. They specialize in creating...
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    Cure Cardiovascular Consultants

    Dr. Bagheri is a cardiologist who owns his own private practice. The final logo symbol we created for him is a dual image of a heart and a gladiator mask that Dr. Bagheri liked among the concepts. One of Dr. Bagheri’s...
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    Books To Go

    Books to Go is a trusted bookkeeping resource based in Tualatin, Oregon. They help busy business owners stay on top of their finances so they can keep growing their business. With service offerings from monthly...
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    Close Up Models Agency

    Kevin Issa, a photographer with a strong sense of design and aesthetic, needed a logo and a website to showcase his work and function as a place where clients and models meet and get connected. We created a simple, clean...
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    Manifest Studios

    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $25,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Grand Rapids, MI

    Manifest Studios counts impressive brands among their key clients. So it’s no wonder that this Michigan-based firm has achieved widespread success in a wide range of industries for their targeted UX and UI design work.

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

    SERVICES
    • 30% UX/UI Design
    • 30% Web Design
    • 15% E-Commerce Development
    • 25% Other
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    Marriott Moments/Activities

    Marriott International wanted to expand their services into the Activities/Experiences market. Lead the creative and co-strategized from beginning to launch
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