June 2022

Top Ad Agencies in Canada

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, Canada has some of the best ad agency to hire. Use our list to find and connect with ad agency in Canada. 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 Canada

  • 1
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $100,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Toronto, Canada

    Their clients include major enterprise clients like the Royal Bank of Canada, but Giants & Gentlemen is an advertising and digital strategy agency that hasn’t lost its focus on innovation or creativity. This Toronto-based firm helps organizations around the world focus their strategy for greater success.

    If you want to see how Giants & Gentlemen helps brands communicate with their audiences in a unique and crowded space, look no further than their work for Beaverbrook Communities. Giants & Gentlemen helped them define a strategy for their audience to improve their reach.

    SERVICES
    • 40% Advertising
    • 20% Marketing Strategy
    • 10% Digital Strategy
    • 30% Other
    Agency Reel

    Agency Reel

    We are a full-service, strategy & creative advertising agency offering stand-outideas and zero attitude. As entrepreneurs, we bring a grow or die philosophy to help brands tower like giants, while always acting like...
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    CIRA Case Study

    CIRA Case Study

    Case study for CIRA
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    Fisherman's Friend - Suck It Up

    Fisherman's Friend - Suck It Up

    What ever happened to those tough people throughout the ages? The people that wouldn’t let the common cold or sniffle stop them from living their life? Fisherman’s Friend reminds us that despite our whiny nature...
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    AWHL - Domestic Abuse Exposed

    AWHL - Domestic Abuse Exposed

    Many people don’t realize how rampant domestic abuse is in Canada. On any given night, 3,491 women sleep in shelters because it isn’t safe at home. Even more shocking is that every six days a woman is killed by her...
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  • 2
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $100,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    1,000 - 9,999
    LOCATION:
    Montreal, Canada

    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
    • 40% Advertising
    • 20% Branding
    • 20% Marketing Strategy
    • 40% 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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  • 3
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $1,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Edmonton, Canada

    CREATIVE Promotional Marketing Agency is a boutique full-service marketing agency based in Canada and was founded in 1976. They have about 50 employees that specialize in marketing strategy, digital strategy, and advertising to small to mid-market clients focusing on consumer products & services, business services, and e-commerce industries.

    Unity Global Financial hired CREATIVE Promotional Marketing Agency to create their financial services company’s logo and marketing materials. They also designed and developed the client’s WordPress website. The team's work resulted in a functional website and better-qualified leads, exceeding expectations. They were excellent project managers with a communicative and accommodating approach. The team did everything with the client's vision in mind all the time.

    SERVICES
    • 40% Advertising
    • 20% Marketing Strategy
    • 20% Branding
    • 60% Other
    Lead Magnet Strategy To Grow...

    Lead Magnet Strategy To Grow...

    OBJECTIVE: Jibe Prints, an e-commerce retailer, asked us to help them grow their mailing list and expand their brand’s reach. They wanted to explore new digital marketing techniques they have not implemented before...
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    Logo, Branding, Website Development

    Logo, Branding, Website Development

    OBJECTIVE: This client came to us with an ambitious set of goals in the creation of their new brand and a modern and functional product showcase website for their multiple lines of pens & notepads. Because their...
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    Explainer Video in 5 Different...

    Explainer Video in 5 Different...

    OBJECTIVE: EmployAbilities was challenged by its inability to reach its target audience via phone or email consultations.  Most newcomers (target audience) to Canada do not speak English fluently and therefore our...
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    Online Company Store for...

    Online Company Store for...

    OBJECTIVE: TechInsights wanted to offer their staff the opportunity to purchase branded merchandise for themselves, their team, or specific customers. They have business locations across Canada and also across the world...
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  • 5
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $5,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Toronto, Canada

    This established search engine optimization company counts major brands like Blackline Studio among their clients. Based in Toronto, OneCore Media brings a bright and impactful approach to each unique enterprise project they take on.

    Turolight creates products for clients around the world. They turned to OneCore Media for a focused strategy that would highlight their unique brand voice and audience. OneCore Media delivered with highly modern and striking approach focused on making an impact.

    SERVICES
    • 40% Advertising
    • 10% Web Development
    • 10% Search Engine Optimization
    • 20% Other
    Control Fire Systems Ltd.

    Control Fire Systems Ltd.

    https://www.controlfiresystems.com/ Control Fire Systems Ltd. has been an international special hazard fire suppression equipment supply and service company since 1975 and owned by Lynx Equity Limited. Goals: To...
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    Lift North America

    Lift North America

    https://liftnorthamerica.com/ Founded in 2006, Lift North America has grown to become the largest independent lift truck service provider in Canada. Situated in the heart of the country’s largest market, the company has...
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    Pest Control Plus

    Pest Control Plus

    https://pestcontrolplus.ca/ The client's company was going through a complex business development process and needed an advanced website built as a part of the business growth plan. The goals were: To maximize the...
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    Clover Mortgage

    Clover Mortgage

    https://clovermortgage.ca/ Challenge: originally, the website consisted of 59 active pages that existed within 14 different layouts. The website is rich with content and has a variety of forms and calculators available...
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  • 6
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $50,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Edmonton, Canada

    Lift Interactive Inc., based in Canada, has provided branding solutions for brands at every stage of their development, from emerging companies to established enterprises. Lift Interactive Inc. improves brands ability to deliver their message to consumers by helping them improve their brand identity with targeted brand identity work that follows contemporary trends.

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

    SERVICES
    • 40% Advertising
    • 30% UX/UI Design
    • 20% Branding
    • 10% Other
    Edmonton Commonwealth Walkway |...

    Edmonton Commonwealth Walkway |...

    Edmonton’s Commonwealth Walkway travels for 10 kilometres through the North Saskatchewan River Valley. Medallions displaying Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II’s personal monogram have been carefully placed along the...
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    Lift Interactive - Video Reel

    Lift Interactive - Video Reel

    One of the best ways to tell your story is through compelling video and thoughtful photography. As mobile technology and bandwidth have evolved, online video continues to grow by leaps and bounds. A well-produced digital...
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    amii | Website Redesign

    amii | Website Redesign

    Alberta Machine Intelligence Institution (amii) invests in advanced AI research and helps companies of all sizes adopt these breakthroughs. Services: Strategy, UI Design, Front-end Development, Back-end Development
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    Lululemon | Video Creative &...

    Lululemon | Video Creative &...

    As part of Lululemon's national Appreciation Nation campaign, the Edmonton branch wanted to say thanks to their city. Together, we came up with a concept: a love letter in the form of a short video that would live on...
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  • 7
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $5,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Edmonton, Canada

    12 Creative adds value to the brands of their clients by getting results through creative and out-of-the-box marketing solutions. They specialize in branding, digital strategy, and social media marketing for small and mid-market firms in the industries of health care, hospitality, and real estate.

    In one of their projects, 12 Creative partnered with Kimberley Homes, a home builder. 12 Creative provided social media marketing, web design, and branding for the company, as well as the production of a video that showcased their products.

    SERVICES
    • 40% Advertising
    • 20% Branding
    • 10% Social Media Marketing
    • 10% Other
    12 Creative Demo Reel

    12 Creative Demo Reel

    12 Creative Demo Reel
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  • 8
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $25,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Calgary, Canada

    Flipp Advertising helps clients like Papa Johns and Red Stripe put their best foot forward and tell their story to the world. They specialize in advertising, branding, and marketing strategy for enterprise and mid-market clients.

     

    Working with Brewsters Brewing Company and Restaurant, the Flipp Advertising team helped their organization reinvigorate their brand. From a website redesign to packaging to photography, they helped unite their identity across all touchpoints and bring their love of great beer and killer food across Alberta.

     

    SERVICES
    • 40% Advertising
    • 20% Marketing Strategy
    • 20% Branding
    • 50% Other
    Era Style Loft

    Era Style Loft

    Era Style Loft is a high-fashion women’s clothing store with multiple locations in Western Canada. Having conquered the world of brick and mortar, they set their eyes on improving the online experience for their...
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    Brevy

    Brevy

    Brewsters Brewing Company has been making craft beer for over 30 years. With the market demand for “something other than beer” continuing to grow exponentially, Brewsters wanted to expand their product offering and...
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    Korland

    Korland

    Our client has been in the IT consulting industry for over a decade, helping clients overcome complex technical and business challenges. Recognizing a gap in the corporate security market resulted in a unique opportunity...
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    Canada Malting Co.

    Canada Malting Co.

    Evolving a brand with a century of heritage. Services provided: Brand evolution Brand book and activation Custom photography Packaging design Point of sale folder and product sheets Social media and website launch Check...
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  • 9
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $1,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Montréal, Canada

    What do Kaliber Global and Starpil Wax have in common? They’ve both turned to ACQUILEAD for social media marketing expertise. This Montreal-based agency has already made major waves with work for enterprise clients and startups alike.

    When Mavrans launched a platform targeting their unique users, ACQUILEAD 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% Advertising
    • 10% Email Marketing
    • 10% Social Media Marketing
    Facebook Ads Management

    Facebook Ads Management

    Full-Service Facebook & Instagram Ads Management
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    Facebook Ads Training

    Facebook Ads Training

    Facebook Ads Training
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    Facebook & Google Ads Management

    Facebook & Google Ads Management

    Full-Service Google and Facebook & Instagram Ads Management
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    Facebook Ads Management

    Facebook Ads Management

    Full-Service Facebook & Instagram Ads Management
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  • 10
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Regina, Canada

    Recognizable brands worldwide have employed Phoenix Advertising Group to bring their digital strategy needs to the next level. Based in Canada, Phoenix Advertising Group was founded with a focus on helping brands evolve into their best, most user-friendly selves.

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

    SERVICES
    • 40% Advertising
    • 20% Branding
    • 10% Digital Strategy
    • 50% Other
    Tourism Saskatchewan advertising...

    Tourism Saskatchewan advertising...

    To complement the advertising camapign, we developed a year-long content strategy. We chose content topics that matched what our key persona was looking to find in a Saskatchewan vacation and broke those down into...
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    Great Western Brewing Social...

    Great Western Brewing Social...

    In building a content plan for brands we ask, what are you doing on a regular basis to engage your audience? This is high value content that your users are looking for. For O16 and Great Western, we created a video series...
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  • 11
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $25,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Toronto, Canada

    By The Booth simplifies the process of creating expertly crafted videos by asking thoughtful questions and designing thoughtful processes. Their video production work has been seen across a number of industries like consumer products and services, healthcare, and media.

    Working with the world’s best-known beverage Coca-Cola, By The Booth creating a 30-second video to promote their “Unlock Summer” campaign. The spot featured people enjoying various summer activities with a Coke and using their smartphone to unlock different surprises that added extra flare to those warm summer days.

    SERVICES
    • 50% Video Production
    • 40% Advertising
    • 20% Marketing Strategy
    Video Production for Coca-Cola

    Video Production for Coca-Cola

    By The Booth created the graphics in this advertisement for Coca-Cola. They included on-set VFX supervision, creative and fun visuals, and attractive graphics.
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    Video Production for Plan Canada

    Video Production for Plan Canada

    Inspirational short video for Plan International's Sponsor a Girl Program. Donors can help impoverished girls attend school and live in higher standards. 
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    Identos Better Is Possible

    Identos Better Is Possible

    We developed a story structure, tone of voice, visual language, and motion style that resulted in a beautiful & compelling viewer experience in the form of a high-level animated explainer video. 
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    Mercy Home For Boys & Girls

    Mercy Home For Boys & Girls

    Mercy Home’s evergreen campaign shares the impact a donation has by having kids tell their own stories in their own words about the difference Mercy Home had in their life. We developed these stories into emotional...
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  • 12
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $1,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    New Westminster, Canada

    This established search engine optimization company counts major brands like Power Stuttering Center among their clients. Based in Canada, The Enlightened Leaders brings a bright and impactful approach to each unique enterprise project they take on.

    Frontline Glazing creates products for clients around the world. They turned to The Enlightened Leaders for a focused strategy that would highlight their unique brand voice and audience. The Enlightened Leaders delivered with highly modern and striking approach focused on making an impact.

    SERVICES
    • 40% Advertising
    • 20% Marketing Strategy
    • 10% Pay Per Click
    • 30% Other
    We have over 56 5-star reviews on...

    We have over 56 5-star reviews on...

    We have over 56 5-star reviews on Google
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    Digital Marketing And Lead...

    Digital Marketing And Lead...

    Lead generation for real eatate and broker. 
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    Dental Implants Video Script &...

    Dental Implants Video Script &...

    Dental Implants Video Script & Production 
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    Web Design and Advertising

    Web Design and Advertising

    Web Design and Advertising  
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  • 13
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $5,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Montréal, Canada

    Many enterprise clients count Expandify Marketing as their dependable social media marketing experts, so it’s no wonder the company has achieved such widespread success. With years of experience in their industry, this Canada-based agency is certainly here to make an impact.

    One Expandify Marketing client is a globally recognized leader in their sector, and Expandify Marketing 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
    • 40% Advertising
    • 20% Marketing Strategy
    • 20% Branding
    • 60% Other
    BMO - Graphic Design

    BMO - Graphic Design

    Robert at BMO was seeking an effective graphic design agency to create business cards used for communication and promotional purposes. We delivered a fast, reliable, and aesthetic turn key solution, and in turn created a...
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    Rock'N Deli x Coca Cola - Content...

    Rock'N Deli x Coca Cola - Content...

    Our trusted Franchise client Rock'N Deli was looking to create a contest in collaboration with Coca Cola for Summer 2019. These brands relied on us to consult and conceptualize their contest and use paid distribution to...
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    Big Brother Security - Web Design

    Big Brother Security - Web Design

    Big Brother Security had an outdated website and required external help to conceptualize and create a modern website. We sat down with the team and the believed in our abilities to design them a stunning website built for...
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    Le Club Dome - Web Design

    Le Club Dome - Web Design

    Le Club Dome had an outdated website and required external help to conceptualize and create a modern website. We sat down with the team and the believed in our abilities to design them a stunning website built for today's...
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  • 14
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $5,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Toronto, Canada

    What do dozens of brands have in common? They’ve all turned to ARTBEAT.MARKETING for advertising expertise. This Toronto-based agency has already made major waves with work for enterprise clients and startups alike.

    When their client launched a platform targeting their unique users, ARTBEAT.MARKETING 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% Advertising
    • 30% UX/UI Design
    • 20% Marketing Strategy
    • 50% Other
    Ad Campaign Design

    Ad Campaign Design

    Ad campaign design.  More Details:  https://www.artbeat.marketing/creative-case-studies  
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    The visual encompassing Artbeat's...

    The visual encompassing Artbeat's...

    Self Promo

    Self Promo

    Creative Ad Concept for ArtBeat Marketing
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    Ad Campaign Design

    Ad Campaign Design

    A series of ads for Lant Insurance specializing in classic car insurance.
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  • 15
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $0+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    50 - 249
    LOCATION:
    Toronto, Canada

    With a passion for both strategy and design, FUSE has provided marketing strategy work for clients around the world. Based in Canada, FUSE brings a long history of success to each project they complete.

    When their enterprise client was just a new brand looking to make an impact, FUSE created not only their recognizable marketing but the entirety of their experience in this distinct area. The result was a splashy entrance into the market orchestrated by FUSE designers and strategists.

    SERVICES
    • 40% Advertising
    • 20% Branding
    • 20% Event Marketing & Planning
    • 40% Other
    FUSE Create Hype Reel 2022

    FUSE Create Hype Reel 2022

    FUSE Create Hype Reel 2022
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    Sleep-Eze: It's a sleep come true.

    Sleep-Eze: It's a sleep come true.

    In a category obsessed with deep, drooling, contented sleepers, we positioned Sleep-Eze as the sleep-aid brand that understands the REAL benefit of a good night’s sleep; how it makes you feel the next day. Leaning into...
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    Bordimer; one bored lil’ monster.

    Bordimer; one bored lil’ monster.

    For a brand with its purpose built right into its name - LunchMate - we needed to change the way consumers perceived the brand as parents and kids were all at home. So, we leaned heavily into the DIY aspect of the product...
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    Everyday Voice Campaign

    Everyday Voice Campaign

    To shift Ricola’s efficacy message from cough and sore throat relief to everyday care, Ricola needed to disrupt the seasonal nature of its purchase cycle. Through social listening and ethnography research, we developed...
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