September 2022

Top Digital Marketing Companies in San Francisco

From social media to content to SEO to email to advertising, digital marketing involves marketing your business online. Your audience uses these digital channels to find products and services. So, to stand out from competitors, your website and brand must show up online.

Digital marketing agencies help you build a presence on one or multiple internet marketing channels. They help you define goals, create a strategy, execute within a budget, and track ROI. Whether you want to launch an advertising campaign to increase traffic to your website, grow brand awareness on social media, or improve your email performance, a digital marketing company can help you meet your goals.

Luckily, San Francisco has some of the best digital marketing agencies to hire. Use our list to find and connect with digital marketing agencies in The Bay Area. Evaluate their case studies, project types, and client reviews to determine which company is the best fit for you.

List of the Best Digital Marketing Agencies in The Bay Area

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    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $1,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    50 - 249
    LOCATION:
    San Francisco, CA

    Evolve into your full potential with digital marketing growth solutions with Power Digital Marketing. They are a full-service agency that offers fourteen service offerings including SEO, content marketing, paid media, paid and organic social media marketing, PR, influencer relations, email, conversion rate optimization, partnerships and affiliate, Amazon marketing, and web development.

    Power Digital Marketing significantly expanded the brand awareness of Athletic Brewing, driving a significant revenue increase through leveraging Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, and Pinterest.

    SERVICES
    • 30% Pay Per Click
    • 30% Social Media Marketing
    • 20% Search Engine Optimization
    • 20% Other
    Aviator Nation | 10x Facebook Ads...

    Aviator Nation | 10x Facebook Ads...

    By coupling a flexible approach with continuous audience testing and launching new ads that compliment Aviator Nation’s branding standards, Power has been able to create effective social campaigns through Facebook and...
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    Berkshire Hathaway Home Services...

    Berkshire Hathaway Home Services...

    Transformative Facebook Advertising Power Digital introduced DARE ads—these are dynamic ads driven by BHHS California’s own data to show the right homes to the right people at the right time. During ‘open house’...
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    Fluffnest | TikTok Revenue Unlock

    Fluffnest | TikTok Revenue Unlock

    Leveraging the agency’s team of digital marketing experts, an extensive evaluation of current initiatives, target audiences and demographics, and creative was conducted to understand every opportunity angle and set the...
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    Victrola | 115% Increase in...

    Victrola | 115% Increase in...

    Victrola had enjoyed huge success selling vintage audio products, Victrola’s retail tactics were in danger of getting stuck in the past. Despite e-commerce exploding all around them, they’d remained focused on...
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    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $5,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    50 - 249
    LOCATION:
    San Francisco, CA

    Martal Group has provided voice services solutions for huge names like SpinBackup as well as dozens of enterprise clients around the world. This Canada-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 Fullscreen needed a powerful way to supercharge their strategy, they turned to Martal Group. Martal Group completely revamped their approach to highlight some of their most appealing elements and drive higher engagement and sales.

    SERVICES
    • 75%
    • 15% Email Marketing
    • 10% Voice Services
  • 3
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $1,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    50 - 249
    LOCATION:
    San Francisco, CA

    This established search engine optimization company counts major brands like Groupon among their clients. Based in San Francisco, Victorious brings a bright and impactful approach to each unique enterprise project they take on.

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

    SERVICES
    • 100% Search Engine Optimization
    Texas-Sized SEO Goals Leave PPC...

    Texas-Sized SEO Goals Leave PPC...

    Sisemore Law came to us because they weren’t getting the results they wanted from their previous agency. Working together, we set some ambitious goals to boost their rankings so they could become the #1 divorce and...
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    Catapulting Search Traffic by...

    Catapulting Search Traffic by...

    Valiente Mott came to Victorious hoping to grow their organic search and increase new business. With only 2-4 leads resulting in one new case per month, they wanted to expand their web leads by 100x. They came to us ready...
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    Shared Values Create Trust &...

    Shared Values Create Trust &...

    Agora set out on their SEO journey to drive down their PPC spend and lower their cost of customer acquisition. After working with an agency that didn’t offer transparent communication, Agora came to Victorious for a...
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    Revenue Up 200% for Large Online...

    Revenue Up 200% for Large Online...

    Unionbay came to Victorious looking to improve on previous SEO efforts. Operating in a highly competitive market, they wanted to improve overall rankings for targeted keywords and expand into a younger market to breathe...
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    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $25,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Sausalito, CA

    Division of Labor is a California-based agency focused on helping brands highlight their distinctive qualities with branding services. With clients that include SFMOMA and a long list of successful work in a range of industries, Division of Labor has already made a name for itself as a go-to source for expert branding.

    When Kelly Services was searching for a way to improve their brand identity, Division of Labor leveraged their industry expertise to deliver a targeted brand development strategy that would meet their clients KPIs and boost their bottom line along the way. The result was stellar client feedback and a successful engagement that led to future work.

    SERVICES
    • 25% Advertising
    • 25% Social Media Marketing
    • 20% Branding
    • 30% Other
    Live Nation

    Live Nation

    Rodents on Turntables for Live Nation was a Vimeo Staff Pick with millions of views around the world.
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    Project with Groupon

    Project with Groupon

    For Groupon, we wanted to talk to merchants and let them know that Groupon not only works, but that “80 percent of the people that do a Groupon want to do another.” So, we told the story of a tire shop that embraced...
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  • 5
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    San Francisco, CA

    With a passion for both strategy and design, MOST LIKELY TO has provided branding work for clients like HBO. Based in San Francisco, MOST LIKELY TO brings a long history of success to each project they complete.

    When FX was just a growing network looking to make an impact, MOST LIKELY TO crafted the entirety of their experience in this distinct area. The result was a splashy entrance into the market orchestrated by MOST LIKELY TO designers and strategists.

    SERVICES
    • 30% Advertising
    • 20% Branding
    • 15% Media Planning & Buying
    • 35% Other
    Milliman Brand Campaign

    Milliman Brand Campaign

    Milliman is a $1B global consulting firm with a long track record of impressive innovation. Yet the firm was perceived among their c-suite target audience as reliable and trustworthy, not innovative. To resolve this, we...
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    Milliman Hippo Case Study

    Milliman Hippo Case Study

    To demonstrate Milliman thought leadership, reach an elusive c-suite audience, and reposition the brand as innovative, we produced an ongoing series of short films that hilghight Milliman's visionary work. These films run...
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    Goldminer Sourdough Brand Campaign

    Goldminer Sourdough Brand Campaign

    The ask: introduce an unknown sourdough brand to grocery store shoppers in a state hardly known for sourdough. To gain the interest of shoppers—and stretch every dollar of a snug media budget—we developed a unique...
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    Real Foodies Compost

    Real Foodies Compost

    The challenge was to convince Millennials to compost. Research told us the overlap between Millennials and foodies was more than 80%. Our strategy was to capitalize on this by asking foodies to obsess about not just where...
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    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $25,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Sausalito, CA

    What do The New York Yankees and KingPins Bowling have in common? They’ve both turned to Watson Creative for branding expertise. This Portland-based agency has already made major waves with work for enterprise clients and startups alike.

    When Kaiser Permanente launched a platform targeting their unique users, Watson Creative 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
    • 20% Branding
    • 15% Web Design
    • 15% Web Development
    • 50% Other
    Chown Hardware

    Chown Hardware

    How do you rebrand a 140 year old family business?  Carefully. We approached this project with a clear vision and one priority: don’t mess it up. The Chown family has been around since Portland was an upstart new city...
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    SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS

    SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS

    https://vimeo.com/96239285
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    Oregon State University

    Oregon State University

    https://vimeo.com/137252705
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    Upright brewing

    Upright brewing

    https://watsoncreative.com/portfolio-items/upright-brewing/ https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/395839480  
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    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $1,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    San Francisco, CA

    Headquartered in San Francisco, California, Jives Media is a marketing and advertising agency consisting of award-winning web designers, growth hackers, and MBA brand strategists. Launched in 2012, their team provides website design, Google Ads management, social media, SEO, and more.

    Axelerist is an asset management company serving the Life Sciences, from Pre-Clinical research and development through all phases of clinical trials. Jives Media created an SEO-optimized website for Axelerist and provided digital marketing services landing pages, and video marketing. In addition, the website was designed to ease updates to content, blogs, media, and form submissions for new clients' financial and equipment rental inquiries.
     

    SERVICES
    • 15% Pay Per Click
    • 15% Search Engine Optimization
    • 15% Advertising
    • 55% Other
  • 8
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $5,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    San Francisco, CA

    Trusted by key clients like Vinya Wines and Cameron Hughes Wine, Vonnda is a web agency that focuses on digital strategy, web design, and SEO. Since its inception in 2010, the team has worked with many small- and mid-sized companies in the e-commerce and consumer products industries.

    For example, Vonnda was hired by Style for Substance, a personal styling services company from Washington DC. Since 2021, the team has been providing Magento web development and design services to resolve the client’s existing site problems.

    SERVICES
    • 20% Web Design
    • 20% Web Development
    • 20% Digital Strategy
    • 40% Other
    Salus Saunas

    Salus Saunas

    The Challenge. The challenge for Salus Saunas was to create a stylish site that provides in-depth information about saunas, from the health benefits associated with sauna use to placing a sauna in your home. Salus Saunas...
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    Clos Pegase

    Clos Pegase

    Clos Pegase is a luxury estate winery located in Napa Valley, California, established in 1983. The estate was designed through the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMoMA) by Michael Graves. The vineyard includes a...
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    Samuel Hubbard Shoes

    Samuel Hubbard Shoes

    The Challenge. Migrate and optimize a website without interrupting the customer experience. While the primary goal was migrating the website — including all customer data, product information, and order histories —...
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  • 9
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $5,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    San Francisco, CA

    Fog Coast Productions creates video content that captures the essence of messages and brands for clients like Glassdoor, Foster Farms, and the San Francisco 49ers. Their work is heavily focused on content that aligns with corporate identity and connects with their clients' audience and larger marketing goals.

    When startup Closetclicks wanted to launch on Kickstarter, they came to Fog Coast to create the video that would be their first piece of video content. Their team not only created a video that explained the product but used a voice and design system that matched the brand identity and showed it to the rest of the world.

    SERVICES
    • 90% Video Production
    • 10% Content Marketing
    US Census Bureau Get Out the...

    US Census Bureau Get Out the...

    The U.S. Census Bureau started a video competition in hopes of motivating hard-to-reach communities to get counted. The Census is meant to aid in the distribution of funds to certain areas of the country based on...
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    Google Maps Recruiting Video

    Google Maps Recruiting Video

    The Google Geo team hired us for two production days at Google’s Mountain View and San Francisco offices. The goal of the project was to capture three interviews and b-roll for this video. Googlers from around the world...
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    Fog Coast Productions 2021 Year...

    Fog Coast Productions 2021 Year...

    2021 Year in Review Video
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    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $100,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    San Francisco, CA

    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
  • 11
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    San Francisco, CA

    Directive is known for helping their clients' businesses thrive by decreasing cost per acquisition and increasing inbound leads and organic traffic. Their team of digital marketing experts specialize in search engine optimization, pay per click strategy, and conversion optimization.

     

    A recent example of their work was redesigning the landing page for talent acquisition firm Clear Company. The Directive team implemented a new strategy to increase their relevance on search engines and bring more potential leads to their website.  

    SERVICES
    • 30% Pay Per Click
    • 30% Search Engine Optimization
    • 20% Marketing Strategy
    • 20% Other
  • 12
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $5,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    San Francisco, CA

    Their clients include major enterprise clients like Celigo, but Secret Sushi Inc. is a content marketing agency that hasn’t lost its focus on innovation or creativity. This San Francisco-based firm helps organizations around the world focus their strategy for greater success.

    If you want to see how Secret Sushi Inc. helps brands communicate with their audiences in a unique and crowded space, look no further than their work for Guckenheimer. Secret Sushi Inc. helped them define a strategy for their audience to improve their reach.

    SERVICES
    • 15% Content Marketing
    • 10% Pay Per Click
    • 10% Search Engine Optimization
    • 65% Other
    41% Revenue Growth in Less Than a...

    41% Revenue Growth in Less Than a...

    For over 20 years Under the Nile has been designing premium organic Egyptian cotton clothes and accessories for babies. They came to Secret Sushi searching to understand how digital marketing could help their business...
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    Extension of Monex Marketing...

    Extension of Monex Marketing...

    Before transitioning to Monex USA, TempusFX engaged us to help them expand their digital marketing and generate more customers for their financial services platform. In Q4 of 2021, we collaboratively planned and executed...
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    Content Rules Has a Trusted...

    Content Rules Has a Trusted...

    Val Swisher and the team at Content Rules rely on Secret Sushi to support their marketing needs, attract new customers, and evolve the company's brand.  Some of the services we've provided: Marketing planning and...
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    Feeding Guckenheimer's Inbound...

    Feeding Guckenheimer's Inbound...

    Guckenheimer, a multimillion-dollar corporate dining and food services company that's been around for decades, lacked a formal lead-generation process. "We needed to understand the strategy and build a true inbound...
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    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    San Francisco, CA

    Landis Communications is one of the world’s best communications firms and boasts a portfolio that includes clients like Whole Foods, MetLife, and Walmart. They are a full-service agency offering capabilities like marketing strategy, public relations, and branding.

     

    Recently their team helped AAA go after a new target through magazine and online ads. Landis Communications strategic media placement let them target their new demographic with specific messages without alienating their current consumers resulting in healthy business growth.

     

    SERVICES
    • 40% Public Relations
    • 10% Digital Strategy
    • 10% Marketing Strategy
    • 40% Other
  • 14
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $1,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Oakland, CA

    Rainfactory is a marketing agency based in the U.S. whose past clients include Pakt and many more significant brands across multiple markets. What sets them apart is their ability to deliver strategy, design, and advertising for mobile applications and e-commerce companies that gets results. In fact, Rainfactory has run 5 of the 15 most-funded crowdfunding campaigns in the history of Indiegogo

    One of Rainfactory’s most recent successes comes from their work for Flic, who sought them out in need of a fundraising campaign that would help them enable the future of their company. Rainfactory gave them the resources and expertise to confidently improve their brand presentation, resulting in over $350,000 in just two months.

    SERVICES
    • 27% Social Media Marketing
    • 13% Pay Per Click
    • 10% Market Research
    • 50% Other
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    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $25,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    San Francisco, CA

    Tendo Communications counts impressive brands among their key clients. So it’s no wonder that this San Francisco-based firm has achieved widespread success in a wide range of industries for their targeted content marketing work.

    One example of their web development success comes from a globally recognized brand that found itself in need of content marketing. Tendo Communications helped them revitalize their existing strategy to stand out in a crowded market and leave a powerful impression on more customers than ever before.

    SERVICES
    • 30% Content Marketing
    • 30% Digital Strategy
    • 15% Marketing Strategy
    • 25% Other
    Content Strategy for Adobe...

    Content Strategy for Adobe...

    We developed a strategic content marketing approach to help Adobe increase relevance, scale, and compete. The Situation Adobe’s Marketing Cloud is an integrated, digital solution, enabling marketers to optimize...
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    Digital Content Optimization

    Digital Content Optimization

    We developed a taxonomy, information architecture, and content structure that enabled LPL Financial to build a hub for its content to be easily found, managed, and repurposed across channels and audiences. The...
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    CA Technologies Website...

    CA Technologies Website...

    We developed a strategy, documented a blueprint, and launched a pilot that enhances the user-experience and drives lead generation. The Situation Despite a recent redesign and a high number of net-new visits per year (4.5...
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    Reinventing Cisco.com

    Reinventing Cisco.com

    We created a framework for Cisco to drive revenue by getting Cisco.com visitors quickly to relevant, high-quality, actionable information. The Situation As part of a redesign of an outdated and overloaded site, Cisco...
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What Are the Different Digital Marketing Channels?

Here are 6 popular digital marketing channels:

  1. Content marketing: Content that targets keywords in the sales funnel to attract customers based on if they’re gathering information or ready to by.
  2. PPC: Pay per click advertising allows you to appear at the top of search results before organic web pages. If a user clicks on your ad, you pay by number of clicks.
  3. Website: A website should be user friendly and feature content that helps your customers and converts them to make a purchase.
  4. Social media: Your customers are probably on social media, so you should be too. This is an effective place to advertise and engage with your customers to build trust.
  5. Affiliate marketing Partner with another company to promote each other’s work and generate traffic or revenue.
  6. Email marketing: Remind users about your product, show them how to use it, or share updates – all using email. It’s a great tool for communicating about your company, and you can segment your audience to send emails based on their behavior and preferences.

Which Digital Marketing Channels Are Most Effective?

The best digital marketing channels differ by business, and goals, but data shows the most effective digital marketing channels now are:

  1. Video marketing
  2. Content marketing
  3. Email marketing
  4. Social media marketing
  5. SEO and PPC

What Is SEO in Digital Marketing?

Content, arguably, is the most important digital marketing medium on the internet, and SEO is the process of ranking content in search results. Therefore, SEO in digital marketing is the main way to attract customers to your business website and then, to make money.

SEO entails organizing your website so it provides useful content and is easy to navigate. This process includes targeting keywords related to your product, service, and brand; ensuring your website structure and code is clean and loads quickly; attracting endorsements to your website via links.