May 2022

Top Ad Agencies in Toronto

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

  • 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% Content Marketing
    • 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:
    Toronto, 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
    • 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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  • 3
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $1,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Mississauga, 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
    • 15% Digital Strategy
    • 15% Marketing Strategy
    • 10% Advertising
    • 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
    • 20% Advertising
    • 20% Pay Per Click
    • 20% Search Engine Optimization
    • 40% 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:
    $1,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Toronto, 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
    • 70% Social Media Marketing
    • 20% Advertising
    • 10% Email 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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  • 7
    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
    • 25% Advertising
    • 20% Branding
    • 15% Web Design
    • 40% 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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  • 8
    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
    • 80% Video Production
    • 10% Advertising
    • 10% 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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  • 9
    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
    • 25% Advertising
    • 20% Event Marketing & Planning
    • 15% Content Marketing
    • 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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  • 10
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $5,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Toronto, Canada

    Kobayashi Online clients include My City of Migration, and they specialize in providing a design-centric approach to search engine optimization and web marketing for their clients. With a focus on emphasizing the most vital elements of brand messaging, Kobayashi Online was founded on forward-thinking principles in Canada.

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

    SERVICES
    • 20% Search Engine Optimization
    • 20% Web Design
    • 10% Advertising
    • 50% Other
    My City of Migration  - user...

    My City of Migration - user...

    My City of Migration – From diversity, strength. https://my.citiesofmigration.org/ Some days you get to participate in a project that really makes a difference. Cities position themselves for global competitiveness...
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    Grand Challenges Canada - complex...

    Grand Challenges Canada - complex...

    Grand Challenges Canada - complex dynamic content Wordpress website design & development http://www.grandchallenges.ca Grand Challenges Canada funds innovators in low- and middle-income countries and Canada – but...
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    Discover Architecture - WordPress...

    Discover Architecture - WordPress...

    Discover Architecture - for the Ontario Assocation of Architects http://discoverarchitecture.ca/ Kobayashi/Zeitguys was approached by the Ontario Association of Architects to conceive of, design and develop a new public...
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    Healthy Debate - WordPress...

    Healthy Debate - WordPress...

    St. Michaels Hospital Healthy Debate Wordpress website http://healthydebate.ca Formulated from the ground up with St. Michaels Hospital, the question was, how do you engage a number of very different audiences in...
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  • 11
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    50 - 249
    LOCATION:
    Toronto, Canada

    Recognizable brands worldwide have employed Adrenaline Agency to bring their branding needs to the next level. Based in Atlanat, Adrenaline Agency 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, Adrenaline Agency 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
    • 30% Branding
    • 15% Advertising
    • 15% Graphic Design
    • 9% Other
    Credit Union of Texas

    Credit Union of Texas

      After our team established the look and feel for Credit Union of Texas' prototype branch, the task was bringing this idea to life at its high-profile, new-build flagship on a prominent corner in a trendy Dallas...
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    Citizens National Bank

    Citizens National Bank

      After years without any notable branch or brand updates, Citizens National Bank had begun to experience lower consideration from retail and commercial customers. As competition in the market increased, CNB felt they...
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    Citizens National Bank

    Citizens National Bank

      After years without any notable branch or brand updates, Citizens National Bank had begun to experience lower consideration from retail and commercial customers. As competition in the market increased, CNB felt they...
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    Origin Bank

    Origin Bank

      The bank had three main goals. The first was to create a new brand that still retained the organization’s legacy culture and values. This brand needed to be new and fresh, but at the same time, reflect more of an...
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  • 12
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Toronto, Canada

    Blackjet has provided branding solutions for huge names as well as dozens of enterprise clients around the world. This Toronto-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 their client needed a powerful way to supercharge their strategy, they turned to Blackjet. Blackjet completely revamped their approach to highlight some of their most appealing elements and drive higher engagement and sales.

    SERVICES
    • 25% Advertising
    • 25% Branding
    • 25% Digital Strategy
    • 25% Other
    Muskoka Brewery

    Muskoka Brewery

    Muskoka Spirits recently launched a “ready-to-drink” Gin & Tonic, infused with cucumber and lime. It’s an essential to pack for any summer occasion. Hence, the creative capitalized on the Instagram “packing...
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    Zibi

    Zibi

    Zibi is a new urban frontier on the Ottawa River, and we were engaged to brand it. It spans two cities, it thoughtfully blends commercial, residential and retail and it’s the most sustainably ambitious project in...
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    Alfred

    Alfred

    Winning a Webby Award was not part of the assignment, but it happened when we launched the magical, animated website for this web-based dry-cleaning start-up.
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    Reliance Home Comfort

    Reliance Home Comfort

    The people at Reliance Home Comfort are experts in water quality, and this is the insight we leveraged for their latest campaign. A series of geo-targeted digital ads directed users to a microsite, which leveraged dynamic...
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  • 13
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $5,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Toronto, Canada

    VIRUL is a modern studio and marketing agency that caters to the trendy, modern style of media today. They are experts in video production, social media marketing, and web design primarily geared towards mid-market firms in the field of advertising and marketing, as well as SEO services such as content development, link earning, and local search.

    One of VIRUL’s many projects was a commercial video for ALPHASHINE. ALPHASHINE is a brand based in Toronto that offers luxury car detailing services. The video showcased some of the work the shop has provided to luxury cars in an appealing fashion.

    SERVICES
    • 50% Video Production
    • 15% Social Media Marketing
    • 15% Web Design
    • 20% Other
    Event Recap

    Event Recap

    Sick Kids All Star Gala
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    Rosé Picnic

    Rosé Picnic

    Rosé Picnic held at Hotel X in Toronto.
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    Commercial Video

    Commercial Video

    Brand Awareness Video for A brand in Toronto.
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  • 14
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $1,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada

    Wild Mind Brand Studio helps build businesses turn their startup status into trusted brands that align with their strategies and identity. They offer various services, ranging from branding and advertising to direct marketing, with their branding services focused on brand strategy and corporate identity.

    As an example of their work, Wild Mind Brand Studio once partnered with Pineapple, a legal cannabis retail brand. Wild Mind Brand Studio helped develop a brand identity for the company, including logos, product packaging, and more.

    SERVICES
    • 20% Branding
    • 10% Advertising
    • 5% Content Marketing
    • 60% Other
    Corporate Brand Design

    Corporate Brand Design

    At Wild Mind Brand Studio a talented team of creative professionals and brand managers collaborate to build comprehensive brand identity strategies for businesses of all sizes, start-ups, entrepreneurs and influencers. We...
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    Legal Cannabis Promotional Item...

    Legal Cannabis Promotional Item...

    Pineapple is a concept, legal cannabis retail brand poised to open a high number of locations across Alberta and in the Greater Toronto Area. We developed a brand identity concept that included logos, motto, storefront...
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    Legal Cannabis Retail Marketing...

    Legal Cannabis Retail Marketing...

    Pineapple is a concept, legal cannabis retail brand poised to open a high number of locations across Alberta and in the Greater Toronto Area. We developed a brand identity concept that included logos, motto, storefront...
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    Retail Branding Design and Strategy

    Retail Branding Design and Strategy

    Pineapple is a concept, legal cannabis retail brand poised to open a high number of locations across Alberta and in the Greater Toronto Area. We developed a brand identity concept that included logos, motto, storefront...
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  • 15
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $0+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Toronto, Canada

    With an impressively robust client list that includes major enterprise brands, Invision Pro empowers brands with video production. Founded on design-first principles, this Canada-based firm offers an emphasis on helping brands drive change.

    One example of Invision Pro’s experience is their work for one of the world’s respected global brands. Invision Pro helped them target their audience of customers with a complete reevaluation of their strategy. This resulted in powerful engagement and an increase in perceived authority for them. 

    SERVICES
    • 30% Video Production
    • 30% Web Design
    • 10% Advertising
    • 30% Other
    Why video sells.

    Why video sells.

    Communicating your message is our art. Whether you need to stand out, attract clients, garner attention or gain publicity, our team is ready to help.
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    Web Design Services

    Web Design Services

    At Invision Pro, we offer full-service web design and promotion for every business.  
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    Graphic Design Services for Print

    Graphic Design Services for Print

    Services Include Branding & Corporate Identity Logo design and branding Advertising layouts of any type such as: brochures, leaflets, folders, signs Marketing materials (flyers, banners) Collateral materials e-Books...
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