They say that a picture’s worth a thousand words, but sometimes a well-placed quote says everything. Here’s one such quote about Philadelphia –
“I see far stronger and more charismatic personalities strolling around Philadelphia’s neighborhoods than are being featured in most of today’s bland daytime soaps.” – Camille Paglia
One movie that quintessentially defines the character of this city is Rocky by Sylvester Stallone.
“Going in one more round when you don’t think you can – that’s what makes all the difference in your life.” – Rocky Balboa
“The Italian Stallion”!
Were it not for that colorful nickname, Creed would have picked some other lethargic bum for a tune-up, sending him back to the Philly ratholes from whence he came. But the 50-1 underdog is both the perfect foil and the true embodiment of the American spirit — all determination and grit.
Yes, our man Balboa loses on points, but the fact that he goes the distance when nobody believed he could suggests a dignity. Rocky at one point has accepted that he won’t be able to defeat his mighty opponent but swears to fight him until the end, the 15th round. He does this to prove to himself and the world that he’s worth something. The fight is ugly, it is war but Rocky’s indomitable spirit wins over the Philly crowd who by now are now chanting his name. Despite losing in the end, Rocky proves what he was set out to prove- that he was made of steel.
Nothing defines the Philly spirit more than Rocky does. His journey in a way is symbolic of the transformation of the city as well. The quintessential underdog, Rocky believes in getting the work done and giving it his all. He falls, he loses, he gets discouraged but never does he give up. More than his stature or his boxing skills, it’s the heart of this character that draws you. Philadelphia also struggled the same way to become a thriving city known for brotherly love.
The birthplace of the US Constitution, Philly is today a hotbed of cultural diversity. According to Forbes, Philadelphia is one of the ten happiest cities for young professionals. And why would it not be, the city has so much to offer – plenty of opportunities, sports (the fans here are the most loyal fans you’ll ever meet), a great arts scene and fantastic food (ever heard of the Philly cheesesteak!). Philly has something for everyone.
And this is what Peter McAndrews had to say about Philly – “New York is a place where people go to reinvent themselves; Philadelphia is a place where people discover who they are.”
This great city has also given birth to incredible digital ad agencies that share the discipline, determination, and perseverance of the city. Fast 50 is a definitive listing of the fastest growing digital ad agencies in Philadelphia. This post features a detailed analysis and commentary on the core USPs and success strategies of these agencies. Information on the various services offered has also been included to help client-side professionals choose the right partner to help achieve their business goals.
These agencies have been hand-picked by our team at ReportGarden based on user reviews, employees, work culture, client satisfaction, leadership, innovation and a bunch of relevant factors. These are the in the league of the most-creative, rapidly growing group of agencies. We’ve included a diverse range from the big names to medium sized agencies. You will also find many young and promising start-ups on the list.
We had awesome fun researching and interviewing these ad agencies, I am sure you will love it!
“ Q: Let’s say Seer was no longer. What would you do instead?
A: I probably would become a concierge. I love my city. I love Philly. It’s just now starting to be recognized as a great place to be. I’m such a cheerleader for Philly, and I love watching people enjoy themselves!”
– Wil Reynolds, Founder, SEER Interactive
We are so in love with the city and it’s many agencies! Check out how these 50 digital ad agencies in Philadelphia are making their mark in the noisy bustling greater Philly landscape! Read ahead and get inspired! 🙂
Some people are right or left-brained. We’re ambithinkers.
“Sure, we have a creative department. But that doesn’t mean creativity stops there. Because every job at Tierney pushes people to think harder, newer, fresher, better and well beyond their respective comfort zones — regardless of the title on their card.”
Through storytelling, sharing and understanding what speaks to and motivates a customer, Hello Tierney deploy impactful story sharing that compels consumers to respond. This agency specialises in integrated advertising, digital, public relations, social media, crisis management, media and strategic planning. Tierney is part of the Interpublic Group of Companies. In 2014, the agency was honored by Ad Age as one of the Best Places to Work!
Tierney establishes where your strengths and your target’s needs align. They do it through thoughtfully designed qualitative and quantitative research. They combine strategy, ingenuity and analytics to guide you to a unique conversation platform to reach audiences. Whether you need an audit, content strategy, development and deployment or a social listening strategy, Tierney is at your service. For a positive brand image, thought leadership and reputation management are put to use. Also, they bring brands and consumers together through media relations, content creation, social conversation and community outreach. Some of their biggest Clients include TD Bank, AmerisourceBergen, Independence Blue Cross, McDonald’s, and IBM.
If you are looking for an agency to streamline all your varied needs into a creative outlet then Tierney is your place. The one stop shop for all your needs.
2. Brownstein Group
The work we do is only as good as the people we do it with.
“When you hire for values, you shape your culture. And a strong, well-defined culture attracts and keeps the right people and clients.”
Started by Bernie Brownstein in 1964, this agency has stood the test of time. It is the longest-running independent Advertising & Public Relations agency in Philadelphia. Today Brownstein Group offers integrated communications that encompass brand strategy, digital, advertising, design, public relations, content creation & social media.
The Agency proudly serves international, national & regional clients such as IKEA, eBay, Comcast, Saint-Gobain North America, Beneficial Bank, Western Union, Ricoh, La Colombe, K12 and Campus Apartments. Brownstein Group was named Best Place to Work for 2014 by Ad Age and in 2015 was named one of Fortune Magazine’s 100 Best Places to Work for Women. Nearly 60% of the Philadelphia-based advertising firm’s 65 employees are women, and all of its executive positions are held by women.
In need of branding, PR and advertising? Come to this iconic Philly digital ad agency for its fifty years of experience, for the diversity of its workforce and the excellent results they deliver.
3. ab+c : Creative Intelligence
We think differently in everything we do.
“We try our best to be anything but typical. We strive to be fearless, creative, progressive, big-picture thinkers who are always looking beyond the ordinary.”
With a name like ab+c which is pretty unusual for an ad agency, you know that this one is different from get go. They’re more than just an advertising agency, they bring creative intelligence to brands. They are interpreters of cultures.
Every problem here is tackled with research, strategy and planning. Each client’s marketing problem is dealt differently. The strategic thinkers here look at the marketing challenges from every angle and then churn out the most innovative solutions. The creative process is then kicked into action. This is what makes their creative tick and in turn makes their clients’ brands more successful.
Ab+c is all about the people – the clients and the employees. The people here are extremely creative and really fun to work with. They’re passionate about what they do and have a genuine love for this business. They believe that great working relationships result in great ideas. It’s this ability to collaborate with their clients and each other that produces Creative Intelligence that ab+c is known for.
Ab+c has received numerous awards over the years. Very recently they won a whooping seven awards – 2 gold trophies and 5 silver trophies at the American Advertising awards . They’ve also won other prestigious awards such as the Aster,Telly awards, Jersey awards and Ragan Marketing PR awards among many others.
Not your run off the mill agency, ab+c is here to make a change, a creative one at that.
4. Allen & Gerritsen (a&g)
Innovation & culture drive our success
“We work in teams here, you never say that’s a whacky idea and it’ll never work. You say how can we make that successful? That’s one of the things that sets us apart.”
Always looking ahead, Allen & Gerritsen specializes in combining technology, creativity, media & analytics to create digital, experiential and traditional branding experiences. Originally from Boston, A&G opened shop in Philly in 2008. The rapid advancement of technology over the past decade has led them to evolve from creating a one way communication to initiating and facilitating powerful conversations between consumers and brands. They’re constantly looking for new and innovative ways for brands to engage with their audiences. This they believe generates momentum and creates growth for a business.
A&G creates content in real-time through its Brand Newsroom, runs an innovation think/make tank called A&G Labs. This R&D division allows them to remain learners. They’re constantly exploring, experimenting and developing solutions to not only better themselves, but to discover new and unique ideas for their clients.
A&G was named as the best place to work twice by Adage which is not a surprise given it’s fantastic work culture .Here, the people are self-starters and what they create is more important than who created it. They inspire each other and push boundaries. Most recently they were honored with four awards at the 2016 ADDY awards!
With A&G you’ll be surprised by the amount of creativity and innovativeness present under one roof. This will also be reflected in the solutions they provide you.
Bulldog Tenacity. Zealous Curiosity.
“As a company, we’re not the biggest or the fanciest. But we’re no lap dog either. Absolutely nothing scares us. And we never, ever, ever give up. We lock our jaws and don’t let go!”
The people at Pavone are fiercely loyal, tenacious and fearless. What’s more is that they even have a wonderful pet Bulldog who shares these qualities. In 2013, they surprised the adworld in the way they put up their ad asking for hires in NewYork. “Hipsters Wanted” was the headline and the requirements were proven dumbo experience preferred as is “sarcasm and upper middle-class terminology. This raised a few eye-brows in New York but it certainly worked. Pavone managed to hire six new senior creative leaders from this advertising Mecca. The work-force here is now a formidable mix of wall street smart and street smart.
Pavone’s client roster includes names such as Pocono Raceway, Healthy PA, WXPN, Donate Life, Holy Spirit – A Geisinger Affiliate, Fulton Financial Corporation and Pennsylvania Utility Commission (PUC) among others.
In 2014, Pavone created a separate agency to handle its food and beverage clients called Quench. This decision was based on the experience gained through their annual Food Trends Report. Quench is now responsible for producing and distributing this report. Pavone founder and CEO Michael Pavone serves as the CEO of Quench as well.
“Results. That’s what today’s brand managers and CMOs crave from their marketing partner, that’s why we created Quench. It’s focused solely on the intricacies of the food and beverage market. We’ve catalyzed innovation for Fortune 100 food companies; we’ve pioneered sector insights in our annual trends report; and we’re passionate about engaging food and beverage brands in modern media.”, says Michael Pavone.
In a short span of time Quench has been able to built quite a niche for itself by working with clients such as StarKist, Ortega, Yuengling, Turkey Hill Dairies, Mrs. Dash, Alouette Cheese, Carib Beer, Mrs. T’s, Jarlsberg cheese and Sazerac brands.
Here is an agency that’s not afraid to venture into the unknown, that’s not afraid to build on what they’ve mastered. Think food and beverage, think Pavone. Now wonder they won an unbeatable 19 ADDY Awards this year!
Be Bold or be second
“We work to make every client relationship an awesome one. We want it to be challenging, profitable and a great ride for both sides. This means trusting the process, trusting each other and agreeing to be open and honest at all times.”
The agency was founded by Greg Ricciardi and his wife, Holly in 2002 focusing on three principles: brand strategy, extraordinary graphic design, and an uncompromising work ethic. Those principles remain as critical elements of the agency’s foundation.
Here every project is seen as an opportunity to innovate. Give them a challenge and their team will generate dozens of potential solutions. They’ll help you go from idea to implementation faster and more cost effectively than most other agencies. Their goal is to deliver original brand ideas that disrupt markets, change behavior and engage consumers on a deeper, more emotional level.
They do not believe in short-cuts. Here is their approach to work:
- Insight Spotting: The art and science of finding patterns and potential in data, and building on them.
- Master motivating idea: Your belief, passion and sense of purpose
- Ideation: The journey from idea to implementation
- Validation: Shaping raw ideas into remarkable ones
- Execution: Bold ideas being executed beautifully
Their client roster includes CoFactor, Cayman Jack, Pet360, Toluna and Penn medicine among others. They have also been the recipients of numerous awards including the ADDYs and the Louix Awards.
At 20nine, you’ll be provided with multiple potential solutions to your problem. From Digital to traditional, whatever is needed will be deployed. If you’re not afraid to be Bold, 20nine is the agency for you.
An advertising agency that puts its heart and soul into each and every one of their client.
“Truth is, a good agency can help you get to know yourself better. And knowing what you do best helps you build better relationships with your customers. The kind of relationships that turn impulse buys into lasting brand loyalty. The kind of loyalty we like to call love!”
And LevLane has definitely received some love over its 32 year old running period in Philly. Bruce Lev is driven by one question “Who loves ya?”. He wants people to feel the love because brands that don’t get love don’t become stronger brands. He would know since he has worked with numerous national brands in three decades. The art of matchmaking between an audience and a brand, he calls it.
At Levlane, they understand that you won’t always come as a polished product and that a lot of research and work will have to go into making your brand shine. They’re more than happy to get to know you and then apply their expertise.
Levlane today provides brand strategy, advertising, public relations, media buying, social media, and direct and interactive services. Thanks to its thirty years long history, Levlane has set foot in pretty much every client category in every medium. Over the years they have found their niche in certain areas where they are continually successful.
If you happen to be in healthcare, senior living, banking and professional services, retail and franchise businesses or even non-profits, you can be confident that you’re in safe hands. Levlane will make sure that you are well-loved and taken care of.
Some of their big clients include Buckner Retirement Services, Center City District, City of Philadelphia Streets Department/Philadelphia Recycling Office,Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation, Pivot Physical Therapy, Rothman Institute and Rydal Park.
We make the complex simple, human and relevant.
“We push for what matters. Helping companies find their white space. Giving them room to maneuver. Creating a meaningful and defensible point of difference. This is how true brand transformation happens.”
Take for instance their client La Salle University, knowing that high school students consume 7 hours of media a day, Mangos revamped the website. Online video featuring real students was placed on sites like Hulu and Comedy Central. In the end, open house registrations jumped 77% and applications for 2014 were up 5.7%.
The CEO Bill Gast, is a formidable mix of creative, marketing and business expertise because he went to both art and business school. This perhaps best defines Mangos too. It is an amalgam of both the creative and the business acumen of its people.
Their online engagements begin by asking simple questions: What is the best way to reach the target and how can they motivate people to take action? By combining timeless brand messaging strategies with proven best practices, they can deliver your message to any platform or device.
Some of their biggest clients include Cannondale Bicycles, Don Rosen Imports (Porsche/Audi/Volkswagen), Firstrust Bank, Lehigh Valley Health Network, Main Line Health among many others.
Want to give your campaign a human touch making it more viable for your audience? Go to Mangoes, you won’t be disappointed.
“Our values are the foundation of the accomplishments of our company, describe who we are and set us apart from the competition. These values underlie all of our business decisions, our work ethic, our strategies, actions and our behaviors.”
Since, setting up shop in 2009 with just two employees, Lance Bachmann (the President) has turned 1SEO.com, a privately held company, into a multi-million dollar business and nationally recognized digital ad agency. And all of this is attributed to their values! What are these values you ask?
- Customer Satisfaction
- Honesty and Transparency
- Quest to Supremacy
“Every individual at our company is personally driven to perform at the highest level. Each of our clients is provided with the highest level of personal and professional service. Every company we work with can expect a custom-built SEO marketing initiative that fits the size, scope and reach of the company.”, says Bachmann.
At 1SEO.com, the strategy employed in the process of helping their clients realize their potential involves concentrating on a particular segment and setting a strong foothold in that area.Take Marvel Optics for instance: the main goal of their program was to be noticed and gain an online presence. In a short 8 months, Marvel Optics went from less than 1,164 visits per month to over 8,198, an increase of more than 581%.
They work with the clients at every step of the process, whether they are creating a new website, designing a PPC campaign, need to increase a site’s ranking in customer searches through SEO, or need all of the associated activities involved in internet marketing initiatives.
With a diverse clientele that include Mark Jewelers, OptionMint, Peruzzi auto group etc. 1SEO is listed as one of the top 10 SEO companies in the world. Their USP, we would say, is their knowledge of technology and the interaction between all of the various platforms and how to take advantage of these interactions to create a “buzz” about a company.
Much of this success can be attributed to Lance Bachmann, CEO of 1SEO. He has been a vocal advocate of taking businesses online. The rocket growth of this Agency can be attributed to the aggressive customer acquisition drive initiated & led by Lance.
All of this has got them numerous awards and recognitions. 1SEO has also been ranked the #1 Digital Agency by Search Engine Journal. In 2015, they’ve won 6 US Search nominations in 5 Categories! Best use of Search – Retail, Best Low Budget Campaign, Best use of Social Media, Best Agency, Young Search Professional)
10. SEER Interactive
Where efficiency and kindness meet.
“We believe in giving back to the community and to causes that are close to our hearts. We donate time and money as a team and as individuals. Every one of us has seen the impact of what a little kindness can do. In fact, SEER was founded on the belief that when you share your time and talents with the community, everyone benefits.”
When Wil Reynolds (the founder) wasn’t able to change his schedule once a week to volunteer at his old job, he quit and started SEER. SEER Interactive is a Philadelphia-based Internet marketing company that specializes in Paid Search (PPC), Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Analytics. Wil started the company with a vision to serve the clients, the employees and the community as a whole. To this day, the team at SEER lives by this unique philosophy.
The employees look out for each other. Let’s say you worked here, you could always expect others to extend a helping hand in your times of struggle. This sort of positive environment breeds creativity and productivity, making SEER a great place to work!
Even the clients at SEER are chosen with great care. It is of utmost importance for them to choose clients who are invested in their customers and not just the money. SEER’s clientele ranges from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies both in U.S and abroad. Some of their biggest clients include LinkedIn, Intuit, Wine Enthusiast, PicMonkey etc.
So when you go to SEER, you know that they genuinely want to serve you and believe in your business goals. You are not just another means for making money.
We deliver significant results that improve your business. Period.
“Our goal here at WebiMax is to ensure that our clients understand our transparent process and know how we are working to obtain tangible improvements in their results.”
WebiMax was founded on CEO Ken Wisnefski’s core principle of truly helping clients as more of a strategic partner than merely an outsourced vendor. Here, the clients are provided with complete transparency into through their Client Center. This innovative platform allows clients to track milestones and the efforts being made to improve their online visibility. Clients can also watch as work is being performed on their accounts and track analytics in real time. This sort of transparency is a welcome change in the Internet marketing industry. The people at Webimax also educate and consult their clients along the way so they understand the purpose behind the content , the backlinks they build as well as the technical developments. Even the founder makes it a point to be personally involved in the growth process of each and every client.
The success of the agency has been attributed to its healthy and thriving work environment. It was in fact named one of the best places to work by the Philadelphia business journal. They offer Employee of the Month bonuses and company-wide lunches in addition to training courses and a collaborative work environment where everyone contributes by sharing ideas & opinions. Webimax has managed to gather over a 100 employees making it the ad agency to have one of the largest pool of marketing professionals.
If you’re a client, Webimax will deliver results and won’t keep you in the dark. If you’re an employee, Webimax will treat you right and you’ll love coming to work.
12. D4 Creative Group
A big idea company—big ideas without the big egos.
“We’re kind of an agency that surrounds a production company”
Everything here is in-house which means faster speed to market and lower costs for the clients. This involves audio/video studios as well as animation suites, and full-fledged social media and web development teams. D4 hit it big early on with their first client, Comcast. They became experts in cable-oriented advertising, entertainment and products. D4’s current clients include Arena Football League team, The Philadelphia Soul, Frontier Communications and Cure Auto Insurance.
This is a place where chaos and deadlines co-exist. Where engineers and musicians jam with each other which is not surprising given that Kurt Shore, the CEO used to be a successful music producer. This ad agency is an interesting mix of creativity and science where poetry and analytics can be used in the same sentence.
They call themselves the idea warriors. At D4, you will be provided with the best creative solution to your advertising and marketing woes.
14. Masterminds Agency
Work that’s simple. Work that’s smart.
“Connect with the consumer on an emotional level and sales will follow in probably greater numbers than you would have ever hoped for.”
With their forte being rebranding, Masterminds was responsible for turning the fortunes of Beau Rivage, the luxury Gulf Coast destination which was devastated by Hurricane Katrina, and reopened a year later to record attendance. It was a series of year-long campaigns where they focused on empathizing with the consumers through the rebuilding phase of the region.
Another one of those veteran agencies that has been around for 30 years now, Masterminds is an award winning advertising agency serving travel, leisure and gaming clients nationwide. The agency offers a full range of social media services including training, monitoring, strategic planning and Facebook app development. Some of their clients include Treephilly, Boomtown Casino, Battleship New Jersey, Fallen Oak Golf Course and the Philadelphia Zoo.
If you are in the travel and leisure business, Masterminds will help your brand acquire a loyal customer base built upon trust. A solid customer base as you know is everything in this industry!
Emotion and motion are the keys to a Brand’s success.
“Brands that get noticed create emotions. They move with the consumer. They evolve, innovate, and grow.”
2one5 creative is an award-winning digital branding agency with a focus on web and video. Here, they have a passion for active sports, apparel, and luxury good brands. They thrive on developing engaging experiences which motivate customers to interact. They do this by bridging brands with consumers through creative communications that connect across all media.
Take for instance the case of Re-Fuel, a sub brand of the digital accessory manufacturer Digipower Solutions. Re-fuel is producer of GoPro accessories such as long lasting battery packs, chargers and power banks. Re-fuel needed brand positioning, an e-commerce website, a microsite, custom photography and video content to enhance their brand image. After extensive research and thorough understanding of the technology, the creative team first came up with the tagline “Go the distance”. An engaging microsite was developed. Custom video and photo assets were incorporated in the website. After the launch of their swanky new website and vigorous advertising, Re-fuel has seen an elevated increase in traffic to their digital web presence.
2one5 have also worked their magic on companies like Burton snowboards, Nike Golf, international Watch Magazine, Uniqlo, and UFc.
2one5 will make your brand shine. Not only that they’ll make sure that your brand’s reach goes far and wide.
16. Cross Media
Rebels with a cause!
“Crossmedia may be the only media agency on the planet that promises 100% transparency. Heck, we might be the only agency that is 100% transparent.”
At Cross Media they call themselves fiercely independent and are extremely choosy about who they work with. They’re also very outspoken about the issue of transparency. No kickbacks, no double dipping in programmatic buying and no “proprietary” tools white-labeled from off the shelf products. With Crossmedia what you see is what you get. Maybe this is the reason it has been awarded ‘Small Agency of the Year’ award twice by AdAge.
Some of their clients are Cheerwine, Dover International Speedway, FMC, FOX School of Business and Indiana University. Their employee retention rate is at 90% which is funnily attributed to the burgers and free beer every friday.
If ad agencies had an alternative, independent scene happening then Crossmedia would be spearheading that scene. Determined to break through the barrier of the monopoly being played out in the media service Industry, Crossmedia is all about challenging the traditional methods of advertising. They have no silos. Here big data is accessible to all advertisers big and small. Staying true to its roots, this digital ad agency is growing exponentially with 6 offices in two continents.
Want to stand out from the mainstream? Crossmedia is your answer. Come here for a more customized, open and streamlined approach to global media services.
You get what you give.
“We’re capable of a lot of things. But what matters most is how we create influence.”
The Karma Agency is an independent strategic communications firm headquartered in Philadelphia. At the core, they’re a content agency. Storytelling here beats everything else.
They don’t just sell products, they sell ideas. The highly skilled team here works fluidly across the public relations and marketing communications spectrum. The clients here are provided with a blend of research tool and analytical expertise that rationalizes a unique, customer-centric approach for each media channel.
In an industry where people shudder at the thought of crisis, Karma is one ad agency that actually is well equipped to handle any crisis. The crisis team is a diverse blend of various disciplines such as journalism, political science, anthropology and public affairs. They’re trained to anticipate trouble and provide insightful counsel that’s rooted in decades of experience. The executive Communications Specialist – Bruce Boyle has worked as a crisis consultant to fortune 100 companies, for-profit and non-profits in different sectors. At Karma, he once worked through the bankruptcy of a sub-prime lender.
Over the years Karma has done some incredible work with clients such as Penn Engineering, Longwood Gardens, Opera Philadelphia, Lincoln Financial and Trex to name a few.
Seeking some damage control? At Karma, they thrive on reputational challenges. This might just be the agency for you.
No titles, no offices, no egos.
“we’re 100% independent, everyone owns stock, there’s not much emphasis on titles or offices.”
Fingerpaint offers services to a wide spectrum- from education to entertainment, from healthcare to Pharma and everything in between. The unusual name is a homage to the carefree time of childhood. Their mission is to bring childlike verve to advertising. They work together to develop strategically informed and original ideas that spark emotions, inspire audiences and move markets.
What makes this unique, one of its kind agency tick? Here are their values:
- People First: They strive to provide an outstanding workplace environment.
- Collaboration: Assembling a team of subject-matter experts across every discipline empowers Fingerpaint to create exceptional work. They have an internal development team and an internal digital strategy team which makes collaboration between departments simple.
- Integrity: They are committed to honesty and transparency.
- Innovation: Fingerpaint is in constant pursuit of innovative and strategic solutions.
- Philanthropy:They’re dedicated to giving back to the community, almost 60% of the employees volunteer each year. They also work with a lot of non-profits helping with their marketing campaigns.
Fingerpaint has grown in leaps and bounds over the years earning the industry’s respect on its way up. It was named the agency of the year by Med Ad News, one of the Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies and the Business Review’s Best Places to Work.
By working with them, you’ll inturn be supporting an organization that gives back to the community. But don’t go to Fingerpaint for just that, go to them for the great work they’ll do for you. When working with Fingerpaint, you can be assured that their focus is only on improving your business and they’ll move heaven and earth in order to do that.
We craft, grow and deploy solutions.
“Creativity is the unexpected. It can appeal to the emotion and carry the customer away, if only for a moment. It takes thinking, and guts, and a sense of adventure. And it takes feeling. Finding those places in the heart that the customer can share. Engaging the imagination. That’s creativity”
The first digital ad agency in Philadelphia to develop an in-house interactive business unit with full design, programming and site maintenance capabilities. Backe Digital Brand Marketing is one of the region’s top integrated marketing agencies, specializing in the seamless delivery of both traditional and digital creative solutions.
It’s all about the Solutions at Backe. Whether it’s about looking for the most receptive audience or finding the right channel to maximize a key message, it all comes down to solutions. And how creative you can be in this endeavour is the difference between a campaign that cuts to the sweet spot and one which misses the mark.
The Missio app campaign where they used digital radio, email lists and paid social ads as medium was so successful that Facebook invited Backe to submit this case study for their “Facebook Success Stories” program. Other prominent clients include GlaxoSmithKline, Arcadia University, Airgas, Peirce College, Alfred Angelo, Haverford Trust.
You can count on Backe to provide you with the most efficient and impactful solutions to all your marketing problems.
20. Stream Companies
Our vision starts with your vision.
“A great agency doesn’t just sell advertising or creative. They sell results. Our mission is to build our clients’ brands using our Adnomics philosophy, while generating and retaining customers by providing clear and consistent advertising messages, resulting in increased sales and profitability.”
In 1996, two boys, David Regn and Jason Brennan came up with the idea of Stream. One small glitch – they needed some capital. David’s mother Karen was the only one who would lend them the capital. It was definitely a wise investment choice by his mother. She was repaid in full within three months and Stream Companies has not looked back ever since.
Stream’s reputation for continually creating effective and compelling integrated marketing campaigns is based on Adnomics, a revolutionary approach to results driven advertising. Adnomics is the online business intelligence tool that takes a snapshot of all of that disparate data and makes it highly visible and understandable. It combines data and intelligence, providing actionable insights for more profitable decisions. The result is full accountability in advertising. As your advertising partner, their top priority is understanding your brand vision, sharing that vision, and effectively communicating that vision to your customers.
Experience a one of its kind, unique marketing experience in the form of adnomics with Stream.
21. Neo – Pangea
Growing beautiful ideas into captivating experiences.
“We find that good ideas are torn from the pages of a tattered book, inspired by a lively conversation, and born from sketches on the back of a hand. They move people, and aren’t handcuffed by trends or fads.”
Neo-Pangea is an innovative creative boutique that specializes in digital video production, web design, 3D design, interactive experiences, and live-environment multimedia. Here they employ research, empathy, creativity, and strategic thinking to craft dynamic, immersive, and experiential campaigns and platforms.
Their success is contributed to a combination of their collaborative yet individualistic attitude, an energetic atmosphere, and a commitment to research and development. Their diverse creative and technical backgrounds have been forged through decades of experience.
It’s their passion, flexibility, and versatility that allows them to convey ideas effectively across a variety of mediums including mobile devices, the internet, the printing press and the televised airwaves, as buzzwords and technology change. At Neo-Pangea, R&D is a shared experience. Through this communal approach, they’re able to reflect the spirit of the individual artists and engineers responsible for breathing life into each project.
Neo-Pangea has been the recipient of many awards including the ADDY Awards, Cable Fax Best of the Web, Davey Awards, “Best In Class”- Interactive Media Awards, VOICE Awards – American Staffing Association and Innovative Advertising Awards.
A truly new-age agency in every sense of the word. Neo Pangea will provide you with the most creative and innovative solutions that will quite literally take your breath away.
Define your purpose. Design your story.
“To always be a leader in our field, respected within our community and utilized as a business partner because of our dedication to providing intelligent business solutions through innovation in marketing, design and technology.”
Trellist offers services in the areas of business strategy, marketing and branding, IT & application development, education and eLearning. With more than two decades of experience, they’ve perfected a business model that allows entrepreneurial people to flourish in a truly unique operating environment and culture. Their foundations and models guide everything they do, helping them to retain the quality and unique culture. Trellist employees are business savvy with impressive marketing acumen, design sensibility, and technical aptitude. They’re passionate about what they do. And they’re committed to help clients reach their full potential.
Look at the case where they saved a client from bad press. Trellist developed a digital response strategy and roll-out plan for a popular flooring maker. This was after the company saw trending press about harmful manufacturing processes in their industry. They needed to make sure their brand wasn’t damaged due to the bad press. Trellist’s solution drove record amounts of web traffic to the client’s page, reinforcing the company’s values and their commitment to safety.
At Trellist, they’re passionate about what they do. They’re committed to help you reach your potential.
We’re passionate about what we do and it shows.
“A great brand deserves to be discovered—and it’s our job to make sure that happens.”
Cognizant has done this for brands such as AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, Bristol Myers Squibb Co., Boston Scientific. Bayer Corp and many others. The agency produces business changing solutions for innovative healthcare companies, driving success for some of the world’s most novel therapies and category defining brands. Cognizant, the IT solutions company acquired Cognizant in 2014.
“Becoming a part of Cognizant uniquely positions us to deliver integrated solutions to life sciences, marketing and sales teams around the world,” Cadient Group President and CEO Stephen Wray said.
At Cognizant, they customize and personalize your relationship marketing efforts to engage your audience and provoke a powerful response rate—and create long-lasting, meaningful, and profitable relationships. Analytics tools are used to compare the effectiveness of both your on and off-line marketing efforts to uncover key insights that can transform your marketing messages into measurable metric value.
Cognizant will lay the right foundation for your online space and strategically engineer your brand for optimal online performance and impact by making the web work harder for your business.
Communication is our business. It needs to be vital and two way.
“Because we understand it’s not just about what we do, it’s about what we do for you. We strive to provide the highest level of service possible and to nurture long term relationships with clients, employees, business partners, and the communities in which we live and work.”
From a very modest beginning with three employees and a handful of loyal accounts, Harmelin has come a long way in 35 years. The firm has grown with a diverse client roster including Fortune 500 companies and is now one of the largest independent media service firms in the United States. Harmelin has been helping clients navigate a rapidly changing media landscape across traditional, digital and lifestyle forms.
Through all these years, one thing has remained unchanged and that is Harmelin’s commitment to its clients, its employees and the community. Named one of Philadelphia’s “Best Places to Work” allows retention of talent. The senior staff includes twelve VP/Account Team Leaders with an average industry tenure of 20+ years.
Here is an digital ad agency that cares about your goals and business results. Customer service is of utmost importance at Harmelin.
Dig deep and go wide.
“Our approach is deceptively simple: we burrow deep into our clients’ worlds, get to the bottom of challenges, and unearth new opportunities.”
For the product launch of their client BASF’s new termiticide, FVM created an integrated campaign combining traditional, digital and social tactics that resulted in nationwide success. FVM is a fully-integrated B2B agency specializing in software, IT, chemicals, manufacturing, telecom, financial services and education. Headed by Paul Fleming who has more than 30 years of experience, and just as the advertising industry continues to evolve, so does FVM. Some of their clients include Archdiocese of Philadelphia, Archer, Library Systems & Services, Philadelphia Gear and Proscia.
Here’s the 5-step process they deploy when you go to them:
- Discover: They’ll get to know your business inside out through market research, analyzing trends and speaking to the people who best understand your industry.
- Devise: They’ll build an integrated plan with you addressing your challenges and business goals
- Create: Your plan will then be brought to life with arresting visuals and great user experience
- Strike: Time to reach your target audience by employing the right media
- Analyze: FVM uses advanced analytics methods to make critical decisions
ThinkFVM and in their own words think strategy, think ruthless intelligence, think tireless focus and passion. Here, they’ll do whatever it takes for you to reach your goals.
Advertising is an art and science – let the union begin.
“Sagefrog, the name stands for the combination of strategic wisdom of a “sage” with the adaptable tactics of a “frog.”
Sagefrog Marketing Group is a full-service B2B marketing agency. They specialize in healthcare and technology marketing. Sagefrog is a strategic, creative and process-driven marketing agency dedicated to accelerating client success through integrated marketing.
Take for instance the case of their client Synergistix, to reinforce their brand promise, Sagefrog launched a full-service marketing program that included branding, website development, marketing materials, search engine optimization, email marketing, social media, public relations, advertising and event management. The result: the company increased their win rate by 20%.
Some of their big clients include ARAMARK Services, AXIS Insurance, Defibtech AEDs and IMS Health.
The people who have worked here have only great things to say about the work culture at this agency. It’s said to be very well-suited to millenials. Collaborative, passionate and casual. Founded by Mark Schmukler and Suzanne Morris in 2002, Sagefrog benefits immensely from their combined experience. Mark’s expertise in branding and Suzanne’s in creative design give the agency a perfect blend required in today’s advertising age.
They do everything most big agencies do. They just do it faster, more cost-effectively and, in most cases, better.
27. Neff Associates
Creative ideas are the driving force.
“Philadelphia is our backyard and we know this city inside and out.”
Neff Associates was tasked with re-introducing Krispy Kreme back into the Greater Philadelphia Market. In 2 short years, Neff Associates launched 4 store openings for Krispy Kreme and obtained unprecedented media coverage and insatiable consumer demand.
Neff Associates can be your one-stop shop for all marketing needs. From website design to television commercials , media strategy to publicity, or social media to SEO, they can do it all. They know that time is the most valuable asset. That’s why Neff Associates prides itself on keeping all of the work in-house. Their creative team works hand-in-hand with the rest of the staff to deliver a seamlessly integrated user experience.
They specialize in retail, hospitality/tourism and real estate. The agency’s impressive client roster includes Krispy Kreme, Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House Group, Geno’s Steaks, Goodwill of Southern New Jersey and Philadelphia amongst others.
When you work with Neff Associates, you’ll receive lots of personal attention. There will be no ulterior motive to push a specific service or segmented solution. Their mission quite simply is to make you look good.
28. Finch Brands
Strategists, artists, technologists, writers, project managers – we are business people first.
“The Value of Values is ultimately about tethering the belief system of a company to all the individuals who occupy and the various roles within the company and who are empowered to bring these beliefs to life day-in, day-out for their colleagues as well as, ultimately, for their customers and the world at large.”
Finch Brands was found in 1998 with an idea to create an end-to-end brand development and management powerhouse that delivers breakthrough brand strategy and creative brand design.
Today Finch Brands is a real-world branding agency. They say they are fundamentally different from a typical ad agency or design firm. The goal here is to build and nurture durable brands. They identify what makes their clients unique and communicate it in powerful ways to those who matter most. This perspective fuels the strategic insight and creative excellence they provide to help their clients succeed in the real world.
The Finch Brands team has extensive experience building, running and growing successful brands and businesses. Their work with major clients includes Modell’s Sporting Goods, Affliction, Burlington Coat Factory, Herman Miller, World Wrestling Entertainment and many other brands seeking a strategic advantage in an increasingly competitive marketplace.
Build and nurture your brand. Make it durable. Make it memorable with Finch Brands.
29. Hanlon Creative
We treat our clients like rockstars.
“So we brainstorm, a lot. Days. Nights. In groups. Alone. At work. At home. Over meals. Over drinks. In the shower. We’ll even wake up in the middle of the night and scribble something down. We’re obsessed. We attack the strategy from every angle. We turn things upside down. We come up with solution after solution, constantly trying to top ourselves until bang, there it is. The idea that trumps all others. The idea that will change everything.”
Hanlon Creative is a fully integrated advertising, design and interactive partner. Since the agency was founded in 2000, they’ve made it their mission to prove that world class creativity and unparalleled client service can happily coexist under the same roof. They are custom brand builders whose reputation is built on creativity, nimbleness and likability.
Everything they do here is absolutely thorough. Take a look at their brand strategy for example. They connect you with your target instead of talking to them, in turn creating stronger bonds and creating brand advocates. Their brand strategy involves:
- Brand Evaluation: They sit and collaborate with you, they absorb everything that is to be known about the present condition of the brand.
- Competitive Analysis: They gauge the strengths and weaknesses of the established players in the market.
- Market research: They decide if further research needs to be done in terms of surveys and questionnaires, focus groups and third party research.
- Strategy Development: Now they establish the target audience, solidify brand strategy, set goals/objectives and determine deadlines.
They extend such intense working methodology to digital, advertising and design as well. This has led them to be able to serve clients such as AmerisourceBergen, Good Neighbor Pharmacy, Almac, VWR International, SC Johnson, Kiwi, Herr’s Snack Foods, NFI Industries, Asplundh, Valley Forge Casino and Resort and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
At Hanlon, they’re obsessed with delivering the best results. They’ll stop at nothing for you. Watch art in action. Watch Hanlon take your business to new heights.
30. Hero Digital
You say challenge. We say bring it.
With a background that is based on extensive web development, design and online marketing work, Delphic provides insightful strategy, user-friendly technology and measurable marketing services. At the convergence of marketing and technology, Delphic solutions leverage technology & data to drive agile marketing and create breakthrough user behavior.
Their clients include leading brands such as Borgata, Comcast & Sunrise Senior Living.
Delphic Digital derives its work ethic from:
- The highest priority here is always customer satisfaction through continuous delivery of business value
- They believe in conducting several small-scale experiments over a few big ones
- Motivation is the key to building great digital programs
- Working at a consistent pace and responding to change regardless of the plan
- Testing and data over conventional methods
If you are a business looking to improve your online experience, Delphic provides insightful strategy, user-friendly technology and measurable marketing services.
31. Strata Company
We get it, because we’ve been in your shoes.
“We offer complete turn-key solutions and individual services in line with the unique needs and goals of your organization.”
Founded in 1992, Strata Company is a privately owned marketing and technology firm focused on delivering solutions that enable companies to be more successful. For more than 20 years top performing companies have chosen Strata for complete turnkey solutions and individualized services that help them save time, money and resources – enabling their success in an increasingly competitive and ever-changing business landscape.
At Strata, three key ingredients are used to create the unique and valuable relationships they enjoy with clients – the right tools, the best people and a company culture that sees beyond the task at hand and willingly contributes to the bigger picture. Their client roster includes Kroger Co, Aramark, Main Line Health, SuperValu and Lincoln Financial.
Have ambitious marketing goals? Strata will help you attain these goals with their seasoned expertise and impeccable service.
32. Allebach Communications
Great food is our inspiration!
“We are true foodies who thrive on helping food brands experience their highest level of success.”
Allebach Communications is a full-service marketing communications firm with 25-years of experience. They specialize in food & beverage marketing; with expertise in emerging brands and new product launches. Their strategies for success go above & beyond conventional food advertising.
Their client Pretzel Crisps was introduced to consumers through PR, digital advertising, and consumer print including Oprah, Martha Stewart, Rachel Ray and Food Network. Their other key clients include Entenmann’s Little Bites, Steak-Umm, Utz Snacks, Red Rose Tea and Hatfield Quality Meats.
At Allebach, they specialize in helping companies:
- Ignite their brands
- Increase market share
- Identify, foster and convert prospects to customers
- Bring new products and services to market.
- Build more valuable customer and consumer relationships
If you happen to be in the food and Beverage industry? Allebach Communications will help you make your brand shine.
33. Momentum Digital
Increase your rank. Eliminate your frustration. Close more sales. Digital Marketing made easy.
“Our goal is to not only provide you the services you need, but to empower you as an entrepreneur or small business owner.”
Mac Frederick, the co-founder of Momentum Digital graduated with honors in advertising. He added Business and Entrepreneurship minors to become well-rounded. After working with Google for a year, he left the job to pursue his own entrepreneurial endeavors.
Mac partnered with a few talented friends of his from Penn State to start Momentum Digital. They now provide growing companies the necessary consulting and digital media services(SEO, PPC, Web Design & Development) to kickstart their business.
This agency is equipped with a diverse range of personnel who not only provide Momentum to build your online presence but also help to measure the significant impacts and ROI along the way. They say their mission is to be unique, not different. For instance, just take a look at their 3-step guide to building citations for local listings:
–Building citations for your local listings will really improve your local rankings. The best way to do this are through backlinking from high domain authority websites, forums, social media groups, and blogs, as well as keeping your business information consistent across relevant social bookmarking avenues.
-Next, encourage your customers to leave positive reviews on your GMB listing. This can be done by offering incentives, in-store discounts, and loyalty programs. The more 4 and 5-star reviews you have, the more people will click on your Google Local Listing.
-Lastly, you will want to construct your website pages around the services you offer in all of your locations and design these pages with your specific services in each business location.
Most agencies try to produce the work they’re comfortable with providing. Here, it’s more important for them to develop relationships with clients and focus on their main goals. Their projects include Wonder Sac, Tabio, 1320Video, Water Cannon, Weekend Millionaires, and The Hangover Potion to name a few.
Be Simple. Be Clear. Be Good.
“Our creative mantra — Be Simple. Be Clear. Be Good. — drives everything we do. We are a diverse, collaborative group of problem-solvers, creatives, and marketing strategists. We share and develop ideas as a team, realizing we can achieve more together than individually.”
Founded in 1991, Paragraph is a branding agency that helps organizations define what makes them unique. Here, they have the ability to marry words and images to create compelling and concise messages. They create ways to develop and share their story with the right people at the right time. Paragraph sees branding as the bond formed between an organization and its audiences. It’s a promise that’s made, communicated, and reinforced through each and every touch point, time and time again.
Together their collaborative team of specialists tackles a number of unique branding and promotional initiatives for notable for-profit and non-profit organizations across industries and sectors. Take for instance their client- Classic Towns. For these communities of vibrant residential neighbourhoods, Paragraph first built a great interactive website. This mobile friendly website provides all the information about these beautiful communities. They created many videos showcasing the town’s festivals, markets and concerts. To promote the programs, we use Google Adwords, Search, Display and Retargeting. In a year’s time there was a 50% increase in website visits and 35% increase in new visitors.
Their client roster includes names such as Astral, Pennsylvannia Ballet, Suga, the Philladelphia center, Hunger burger and Parafiles among others.
It doesn’t matter if you’re a for-profit or a non-profit organization, doesn’t matter what industry you belong to, at Paragraph inc, they’ll collaborate with you, they’ll work with you every step of the way until you attain your goals.
35. Slice Communications
Different is better than better.
“Our specialty is helping companies talk with people in order to compel action that grows businesses.”
At Slice, both public relations and social media are two methods known for having dialogue with targeted audiences. They believe these methods work best when they work together. Having fully dedicated public relations and social media teams, they have the ability to break down communication silos between PR and social media. Some of their clients include Saxbys, University City Science Center, The Mark Group, My Alarm Center and BLT Architects.
Here they believe that they can change the way a company communicates if content, public relations and social media work together. Their data-oriented approach allows clients to ‘slice’ through the clutter and to deliver the most relevant, insightful, and actionable messages to their desired audiences. They specialize in the creation and delivery of strategic messaging.
Need an agency specializing in Public Relations and social media? Slice is at your service with a promise to improve your ROI.
36. Eastern Standard
We understand that each business and each solution is unique.
“Innovation, Precision, and Facing All Challenges With Cheerful Resolve.”
Created through a merger between branding agency Tabula and web developer Context, Eastern Standard works with a wide array of clients, including major corporations, non-profit organizations, and universities. Here, they help their clients grow by focusing on results, guided by the understanding that each business and each solution is unique. Clients include Temple University, PMC property group, Phillycam,Chemical Heritage foundation amongst others.
The three founding partners of Eastern Standard reflect expertise in each of the three core areas – strategy, design, and technology. Design is used at Eastern Standard to define and differentiate brands, communicate more effectively and encourage audiences to take action. This combined with the cutting edge technology makes for great end results. Eastern Standard is also a Drupal association member.
Come to Eastern Standard for the perfect marriage between creative design and the latest technology.
37. Signature Communications
Imagination has no limits.
Signature Communications is a full-service marketing communications company. They’ve been providing insightful, creative brand strategies to a variety of clients for more than 33 years. Clients turn to them for strategic planning, creative, brand development, print, broadcast, multimedia, production and project management and their expertise in applied design. Whether it’s environmental, branding or package design, new media, or advertising, their knowledge and attention to detail in every execution help put their clients far ahead of the curve.
Take for instance the case of Chester city: A local economic development organization (IED) headed by the mayor of Chester and business leaders had a vision: to attract businesses to Chester as part of a total revival plan to offer jobs and tax revenue for community improvement projects.
Now a way was needed to communicate to businesses, developers and potential investors about the opportunities in the newly revamped Chester. Signature Communications entered the frame, learned about the city and its rich history, and gave a name to this movement ChesterYES. They also built an online hub for all things Chester; chesteryes.com. They also launched a limited outdoor and small-space print advertising program to drive traffic to the site and a CD with fulfillment materials to support the pitch process. The result, the campaign was a massive success.
Signature leaves no stone unturned when it comes to providing services to their clients. Their client roster boasts of names such as Motorola, PMA capital, LiteCure and Liquid elements among others.
Signature leaves no stone unturned when it comes to providing the best quality service to their clients.
Splat. It’s not witchcraft. It’s webcraft.
“All our work hews to a philosophy that puts brand objectives first. Individual projects are not designed within a vacuum but rather conceived as part of a larger strategy to ensure internet marketing success.”
At Splat, craftsmanship is everything. Whether it’s web development or digital marketing, attention is paid to every detail. They like to call it webcraft. Effective branding here depends on concision, clarity and honesty. They help brands get better through effective strategy, copy and design. You get both branding and identity for the price of one as a part of their more comprehensive digital solutions package.
When it comes to website design they have some secret ingredients up their sleeve- creative sensibility, obsessive attention to detail and an undying belief in the power of code+art. Once they have built you a great website, they’ll ensure that it gains visibility through their expertise in SEO, digital advertising, email, content and social media marketing. They’ve deployed these tactics on Audrey Claire restaurant, Liberty Management services, Myers Laffert Law to great success.
Welcome to Splat. They’ll build you a magnificent website, they’ll make you visible, they’ll make your business grow.
39. Arc Intermedia
We are your consultant and partner.
“We know this strategy-first philosophy is the best way to do things. It’s just common sense.”
The entire organization thinks this way. Designers, developers, writers, and media buyers alike operate in terms of strategies and tactics who are all rooted in an understanding of your goals, customers, and competitors. This is a marketing solutions agency with combined expertise in online communications, print media and related services. Some of their clients are Creditdafe, Pestworld.org and Beck Institute.
When you work with Arc Intermedia, a well thought out strategy will be in place, you’ll know where you’re going. These guys will be your consultants, an extension of your marketing department if you will
40. GMP Advertising
Clear, Synergetic and cost-effective.
“We are committed to achieving our client’s goals through innovative marketing and advertising programs and deliver impeccable service all day, every day – without exception.”
Founded by Marc Goldstein and Robert “Bob” Meiers who have more than 60 years of combined experience in the Philadelphia market. Started in 1995, GMP strategic advertising is a results driven agency specializing in the development and execution of a totally integrated marketing plan. Some of their key clients include Camden Riversharks, Lourdes Health System and Devereux amongst others.
At GMP, the focus is on understanding the emotional and rational aspects of the consumer behaviour. If you require a bottom-up approach then you would be very pleased with this agency.
Relationships matter here.
“We are master storytellers and efficient strategists.”
1999, Beholder began as a film and video production company. It evolved to a full service integrated digital ad agency offering marketing, branding, e-learning, and film/ TV production solutions. Their 4SIGHT Integrated Marketing Program is designed to serve their client’s comprehensive needs including: Brand Strategy; Digital Marketing; Content Marketing; and Film & Video Services. They customized this program to meet DeckMAX (deck cleaning products and services) that resulted in great success. Some of their other clients include Arcadia University, Lancaster General Health, Comcast and Greenlight Technologies.
The storytellers at Beholder connect brands with consumers. The dynamics between consumers and media has changed over the years. Beholder comes into play when brands want to connect with consumers through content and marketing strategies. People here are passionate storytellers who thrive on growth.
Tap into the current marketing trends with Beholder. The very innovative storytellers will make sure to create a lasting impression of your brand.
42. Delaware Digital
We eat, breathe and sleep technical marketing and creative design.
“We’ll listen carefully throughout the project and deliver. If it’s not right, we change it. Again and again, until you’re 100% satisfied. Guaranteed.”
Delaware Digital provides businesses desktop and mobile web development as well as web marketing services such as search engine optimization and google adwords management. From developing marketing systems and workflows, campaigns and commercial concepts to print and PR, they have the connections, know-how, creativity and enthusiasm to help launch your business to the next level and obtain exceptional results.
When you go to Delaware Digital, learning about your objectives is of the utmost importance to them. It’s not just about your mission statement. They establish open communication right from the start, they establish the best way to stay in communication, timeframes, deliverables and scope and project responsibilities. After gaining a solid understanding of your business goals and your online marketing requirements, a strategy is mapped out.
This methodology has successfully worked for clients such as The agency group, Goliath Technologies, Ireland reunions, Endless Lacross club, Delaware investments among others.
At Delaware Digital, you won’t have to settle for anything less than perfect. If you don’t like what you see, you can always tell them and people working here will make sure that you’re satisfied at the end of a project.
43. Domus Inc.
Built for the client.
“We are ready, willing and able to run through walls for you.”
This agency is focused on the client’s bottom line. Domus combines classic marketing principles with modern execution, offering innovative yet fully integrated approaches appropriate for each situation. They put the brand OKI on the map through powerful webinars, events, print ads, digital ads, SEO/SEM and email. The comprehensive program established OKI as the thought leader in the industry and increased ROI.
Domus’ client roster includes other well-known brands such as Idearc Media’s Dallas-based Verizon Yellow Pages Mid-Atlantic division, Los Angeles based Dacor luxury appliances, Las Vegas-based Harrah’s Entertainment, Inc. and Lutron Electronics Co.
At Domus, they understand that you’re looking for an agency with the exact experience, skillset and services your business calls for. This is exactly what you’ll get. In this model, you are assigned a staff strategist whose experience and abilities are matched to your business. Next, a team of independent specialists is gathered to achieve the goals you determine. The team is flexible enough to evolve with your changing needs.
Domus has an adaptive approach ahead of its time. They’re all about growing and evolving along with you.
44. DMi Partners
Connect. Engage. Convert.
“DMi creates multi-dimensional and multi-directional campaigns that ensure lasting connection between consumers and advertisers.”
Shell Oil company partnered with DMi, conducting an online, lead-generation campaign leveraging a diverse media plan which exposed millions of consumers to the program. As “The Performance Marketing Agency”, their compensation is based on the results they obtain for the clients.
DMi combines proven business practices with creative, results-driven online marketing campaigns to drive bottom line impact for clients. Founded in 2003, DMi Partners is a full service, interactive marketing and e-commerce management firm. The agency’s client roster includes businesses in the consumer, healthcare, wireless/interactive, financial services and education sectors.
“Connect. Engage. Convert.” is their lead conversion process, which connects potential consumers with your brand. DMi also provides CPA Café, their affiliate network, which drives high-quality traffic to premium industry brands and Fortune 500 companies through a network of esteemed publishers. This agency uses a lead-based model so as a client you’d be paying for concrete results, not just impressions or clicks. Thereby making the process cost-effective for all the clients.
Come to DMi for the specialized services they have to offer. Want great value for your money? DMi will make sure that not a penny gets wasted.
We know technology, and how to tell a story.
“We help companies create digital experiences, reach customers and grow.”
Brolik is a digital ad agency that focuses on web, digital strategy, branding and video. Having started in early 2004, they have watched the Web, mobile and social media grow into what they are today. They know how to position clients for tomorrow and their specialty is merging strategy & design for a balanced experience for users. (that meets business goals) Their client roster boasts of Summit Steel and Manufacturing Inc., World Travel Inc,52 weeks, React Physical Therapy, Rehab Financial Group amongst others.
Brolik takes pride in creating bold design for its client. They help you launch with confidence, they help you generate a fanbase and achieve sustainable success. They believe in nurturing a long-term relationship with you. This enables them to thoroughly understand your business and offer customized solutions.
Brolik is the agency of tomorrow. They’ve had the foresight to come so far. Join hands with them to make your brand grow and evolve into a brighter future.
46. Be Marketing
Don’t just be marketed. Be seen.
“We enable your company to be branded across all platforms – whether it be by the click of a mouse or the lasting impression your brand leaves on anyone who comes into contact with it. Whether you need help constructing tweets to reach the appropriate audiences, increasing your Facebook reach, or creating a user-friendly website – we can help you do it.”
First established in 2008 as only a social media marketing company, Be Marketing quickly rose to become a local leader in the social media realm, working with various small businesses and agencies in the area. Naturally, requests started pouring in to develop and manage websites for businesses in 2011. They now serve as a well-rounded digital marketing agency. In less than a decade that it’s been around, Be Marketing has worked with numerous brands including TLC Water and Fire, Altomontes, WRDT and Coyote Crossing.
At Be Marketing, the reputation of your brand is numero uno. Their mission is to provide you with the ultimate digital presence. No platform is left untouched, whether it be in the form of the click of a mouse or your audience on twitter, expanding your Facebook reach or creating a user-friendly website.
Have a great product but don’t have visibility? With their foundation strongly set in social media marketing, the folks at Bemarketing could be your knights in shining armour!
For us, it’s not just a job — it’s a driving passion.
“We are not like this because we work here. We are here because we are like this.”
WebpageFX provides Internet marketing, SEO, web design, and development services to medium to large sized businesses. In an ever-changing industry, the thing that keeps this agency going they say is their passion for the work. Just take a look at their team that is made up of award-winning designers, developers, and Internet marketers, many of whom are Microsoft AdCenter professionals, Google Adwords certified experts, Google Analytics certified consultants, ecommerce conversion specialists, certified application web developers, and experienced social media marketing pros. Some of their clients include Cleveland Brothers, Ocean City New Jersey and CJ Pony parts.
WebpageFX was voted as one of the best places to work for millennials in 2015. And it is a great place to work, the company believes in imbibing a positive code within its community. The company itself is a restored mansion and the employees are encouraged to live well. There is a meditation time, sushi cooking classes to paint and wine nights. They even have a happiness manager in place to look after the well-being of everyone. The philosophy here is that if the employees are happy then they’ll make the clients happy. This idea seems to working wonders so far.
At WebpageFX, you’ll find an innovative and passionate community of people waiting for you. The management ensures the well-being of its people who in turn put their best foot forward on every project then are assigned to.
48. SEO Brand
More than just marketers and businessmen.
“Through our expertise in analysis, development, and design, we specialize in creating something unique and custom for every client.”
SEO Brand is a multifaceted, multipurpose interactive marketing firm with over 11 years of experience in internet marketing services and custom programming. This company provides varied options customized to fit client needs, with packages that can include anything from website design or development. With a team of internet professionals, they have been growing their client base and updating offerings since their inception in 2002. Their client roster includes US Army Apparel, Total apps, Mont-Blanc, Uniden, Wheaton and many more.
SEO Brand is more than just marketers. They are design gurus, writers, publicists, social media engineers and all round web experts. By combining the elements of traditional marketing with modern web management tools, you’ll be provided with the ultimate solutions for your business.
49. ChatterBlast Media
We help you tell your story.
“We love what we do, and we want to share our passion, we want to be a catalyst of innovation and a vibrant leader in our industry.”
ChatterBlast Media is an online strategy and social media marketing company. They are a team of media enthusiasts with backgrounds in business development, strategy, marketing, media/public relations and communications. ChatterBlast specializes in creating social media marketing strategies for businesses, non-profits and government agencies. Aqua America, Brandywine Realty Trust, Crossroads ,Philadelphia Parking Authority are some of their clients.
The team here is guided by 4 core principles:
- Clients First
- Fair Play
- Passionately Professional
- Innovative Creativity
ChatterBlast will create online strategies that target your current and potential customer community. They have a proven track record of creating campaigns that produce measurable results.
50. Venture 1st
Grow fast. Grow smart.
“A boon for start-ups.”
Most emerging companies don’t make it to Series A because they have difficulty solving critical challenges such as finding product/market fit, raising capital or increasing brand awareness. Venture1st is a firm that provides marketing services, business consulting, product development, and funding to startups. The first three to five years are extremely crucial to any start-up. Venture 1st provides all the critical services from idea to Series A. They help develop and enhance products, write business and marketing strategies, employ marketing and PR tactics, make introductions to customers, partners, and human capital, as well as provide financial capital to support the specific business goals and objectives of each startup.
If you are a start-up then you might want to get in touch with Venture1st, they might make your life a lot easier. Also, they’re providing free marketing consultation right now.
So here was our list of top 50 digital ad agencies in Philadelphia, who absolutely deserved to be on the list. There are however, some other agencies who we think are worthy of a mention. So we’ve included them here below. They’ve been making some waves in Philly and also on a national level.
51. Miles Technologies
You Request. We Respond.
“The goal of any marketing strategy is simple – get more of the right customers and grow your business.”
Since this is an IT company first and foremost, they have experts who are well versed in the latest marketing technologies. Their approach is quite simple – Setting Goals, Developing a Plan and Achieving results. Miles Technologies is fiercely dedicated to providing customers with professional, high-level service for a true return on investment.
Scott Hoover is the Director of Marketing Technology, his performance and leadership in critically scrutinizing online marketing analytics to direct successful campaigns is well recognized. He helps businesses build and maintain awareness with online marketing and social media trends, fueling a cross-platform marketing strategy that brings brand recognition, new clients, and great exposure to businesses of all shapes and sizes.
At Miles Technologies, they’ll work with you to get your results and then ultimately exceed your goals.
52. NuSpark Marketing
We start with the end in mind…leads and sales opportunities.
At Nuspark they go by the mantra of Create, Connect and Convert.
Create: Creating Compelling content depending on the buyer’s’ persona. Quality content is the key to qualified lead generation.
Connect: Connecting your company with the target audience
Convert: Converting the online traffic into leads
They know that it can be a long journey to growth which is why 24/7 service is provided here. The entire virtual team understands the need for quick accurate responses. These practices have earned Nuspark some really big clients, the likes of Green Energy Controls, PeriscopeIQ, Norman Security and Medifast.
Whether you want certain aspects of your business to improve or you want a complete marketing makeover, the experts at Nuspark will develop a customized plan suited to your needs.
53. Praxis Communications
The experienced Praxis team is skilled in solving marketing challenges and generating more brand awareness and sales leads for clients in the power, process, life sciences and industrial marketplaces.
To them, there’s no big disconnect between marketing and sales. Marketing leads the horse to water, sales makes him drink. As marketing consultants; for concepts that attract attention or soup-to-nuts strategic support; to fix some broken projects or to connect the lines from ad to inquiry, Praxis Communications is at your service. Some of their clients include Kingsbury, Gallus, Selas, Ipsen and Gamesa among others.
If you’re looking for an agency that’s willing to dig deep into the competitive market then Praxis is for you. You don’t have to settle with them. Any concern that you might have, be analytics or conversions or anything else, it’ll all be taken care of.
54. Greenlane SEO
Always make it better.
“Greenlane is SEO + Strategy + Analytics + Inbound Marketing company.”
They’ve built a model around Google’s ever changing ways. It’s built on experience in both, with an eye to SEO’s modern role in internet marketing as a whole. Their work isn’t about simply achieving better rankings through traditional SEO tactics. Instead, they’re about helping companies reach search engine related marketing goals, improving their brand position, and profiting.
20% of their time is spent on traditional SEO: Tag optimization, keyword research, technical SEO, link building, etc.
80% of their time is spent on modern SEO: Content strategy, buzz building, brand building, conversion optimization.
The vibe at the company is very friendly, there no ranks, these are professionals specialising in certain areas who work together and contribute as a whole. As a client, you’d be considered a partner.
One goal, one mission : Help our Clients Succeed Online.
“Our team understands how to grow, sustain and reimagine digital brands.”
BrainDo is a digital consultancy dedicated to the growth of their brands through a custom mix of digital solutions.“We Get it Done” is a motto they live by. They execute with precision in time which is why they continue to be the agency known for getting it done and doing it well. Thanks to the combined wisdom of the people working at Braindo, they can easily cut through fads and develop the strategy and tactics that truly work to build brand experience. Braindo has touched nearly every vertical in digital marketing: Travel, Automotive, Insurance, Legal, Pharmaceutical, Ecommerce, B2B, Health/Beauty & Fitness and Entertainment.
At Braindo, you’ll find people who believe in execution. They know that you can spend all your time creating strategies but it all boils down to execution and they’ll execute with precision. You’re bound to get your results within a set time-frame.
We don’t simply build websites, we build your business on the web.
“At Prager, we’ve built a team of hardworking digital marketing experts whose sole mission in life is dedicated to making your business better.”
Prager is a digital agency specializing in Search Engine Optimization, Web Design and Social Media. They practice digital marketing that produces tangible results in the real world. Through a unique process called Internet Business Intelligence, they research, brainstorm, experiment, and implement the latest marketing tactics to outsmart the competition and help you build your business. And the good news is they’ll never outsource your work. All of their experts work in-house. Their client roster includes Paradigm Tax Group,Bresslergroup,P.J. Fitzpatrick , Oliver Heating & Cooling and o hers.
Prager does not shy away from being held accountable. They work exclusively towards your bottom line. Nothing else matters.
57. Stratus Interactive
Culture, Authenticity and Growth.
“We’re a team of Thinkers, Doers and Creators that exists to solve our clients’ pain by developing and implementing marketing and website strategies built to optimize a user’s experience, close the loop between marketing and sales, and make our clients wildly successful.”
This agency focuses on engaging your audience through a holistic and integrated approach to marketing and communication. They’re dedicated to bridging the gap between traditional and digital marketing in the most authentic and measurable way possible.
“We are not a marketing agency with a little bit of technology thrown in; nor are we a technology company with a little bit of marketing thrown in—we are a true blend of the two.”, says Kymberly Robinson. (CEO)
Their client roster includes Coredial, The buyer’s agent, Razor Technology and Carl Robinson amongst others.
The people at Stratus Interactive recognize that you’re a real person with real hopes for your brand. They work on creating a deep understanding of your needs and dreams into a marketing partnership that breeds trust, confidence and results.
58. Philly Marketing Labs
We help make your phone ring!
“The intersection of psychology, anthropology, sociology and network theory is a pretty cool place to work.”
In 2002, this company started working with start-ups and small businesses. By 2010, they had made the shift to cater to medium sized businesses. PML understands that different groups of clients have different perspectives when it comes to decision-making. They help their clients sort through options by the latest research on how people make decisions, what they seek on a Website, how generational and world-view differences impact messaging and how communities operate. Their inbound marketing services are tailored to suit their client’s business model and the specific objectives of the organization. TemPure, Chariot Solutions, Apex Mortgage Corps and Polaner are some of their clients.
Are you a medium sized agency? If yes then you might want to join forces with Philly Marketing Labs on the path of “visibility to profitability” as they call it.
59. Results Driven Marketing
Turn clicks into clients.
“We get to know each of our clients and understand how their business works. An online marketing strategy is then developed that fits their needs and goals. We also reach out to the clients to make sure they’re comfortable with the process.”
They take pride in providing unique marketing plans and superior customer service to each and every client. They worked with Michael’s Glass Company who wanted to increase their social media engagements by setting up some of their social accounts, creating a blog site that syndicated to all of their social sites and began posting articles related to their business on their behalf. Since the implementation of this service, calls received by Michael’s Glass Company have quadrupled. Some of their other clients include Tessler law and Krasno Law.
Excellent customer service is a given when you work with Results Driven Marketing. Add to this a doze of their creative team of experts, you’re in for a great ride.
Get noticed in the fashion, food and beverage industry!
“We’re passionate about creating work that consistently exceeds expectations.”
Noticed is a digital agency that specializes in Magento solutions for fashion, food & beverage and other consumer brands. They base their success on the success of their clients. Every step in the marketing process is carried out with great precision. Take a look at their process of website creation that is formed by 5 steps – Discovery, Structure, Design, Build and integrate, Launch.
Discovery: This is when they get to know your organization inside out.
Structure: Here, they make sure that they’re on the right path before diving into the design phase by conducting reviews and further discussions.
Design: This is when you’re introduced to your new look for the first time.
Build and integrate: Crafting a product that performs well.
Launch: The final reveal of your brand new website.
No matter how large or small your project may be they deliver results. The focus at Noticed is mainly to create remarkable products that leave an impression.
61. 215 Marketing
Google only loves you if everyone else loves you first.
“Working with companies of all shapes, types and sizes, we take a comprehensive approach to your marketing, and strive to deliver consistent and measurable results for your business.”
Started in 2013, 215 Marketing features an ambitious and young team of brand builders, digital and marketing mavericks. This is a team of young talented professionals that understand contemporary marketing, the new economy, and have the innovative mindset to keep you and your company two-steps ahead of the competition. Drexel University, Tenant Reports, Solo Laboratories, Hygea Natural are some of their clients.
With 215 Marketing, you’ll get a group of client-centric critical thinkers that see, think, and do, differently.
62. Navitas Marketing
Navitas is a latin word for energy and that is what they bring to the table- energy and value.
Navitas Marketing is a division of The Homer Group, started 50 years ago as a printing company. Two years ago, the marketing division of The Homer Group established its own agency and the results have been impressive. In 2015, they opened shop in a second location – New York City. They are dedicated to providing a unique approach to developing a marketing strategy that helps businesses grow. Their clientele includes Municipality of Norristown , The Fountain of Juice,Montgomery County RENA Systems and PMC.
Thanks to their affiliation with the Homer group, you’ll find great pricing and quality on traditional marketing. You’ll also get the best of digital marketing practises with Navitas.
63. Gen3 Marketing
You want customers to choose your business over the competition?
“With Gen3 Marketing, you’re getting a personalized digital marketing solution each and every time you work with us. Because you’re interacting, one-on-one, with the finest search and Affiliate Marketing experts in the industry.”
A full service marketing agency, specializing in affiliate management, paid search management, and search engine optimization. They promise to give you a personalized digital marketing solution each and every time you work with them. Not only do they work to make your business more money and raise awareness for your brand – they work to ensure you’re completely satisfied with your digital marketing program, from top to bottom.
According to them, the best Internet marketing campaigns aren’t built on guesswork – they’re founded on research, testing, hard data, and impeccable attention to detail. Their clients include: Discover, Allstate, Golfsmith, Crocs, WWE, CompactAppliance, US Bank, Coca-Cola, New Balance, LuggageOnline, Oneida and many more.
With Gen3 Marketing, you get a personalized digital marketing solution. Your relationship and success matters to them as much it does to you.
Dinkum means “genuine” and their objective is about doing it right.
Their Internet Marketing approach is about setting a strong foundation, mostly through SEO and then growing from there. A full service firm with decades of combined experience in all aspects of the Internet, design, and marketing, Dinkum is uniquely focused on small and medium businesses. Their recommendations are based on the optimum combination of an array of search engine marketing services that are designed to meet and exceed your goals. Although there are many companies that offer SEO, social media and web design. They’ve taken the best of these spheres and moulded them into the core competencies of the company. Their clients include The merchants fund, GrantVantage, Nettology, darlingtonarts.org and many more.
Dinkum will provide you with high quality service at a reasonable cost. They know how to deliver results. A testament to this fact is that they have clients who have stayed with them ever since they started shop way back in 2006.
65. 1 Digital Agency
Capability, reliability, and honest, direct & open communication.
1 Digital Agency serves the Ecommerce community of small to medium sized businesses worldwide. From Bigcommerce design, to Volusion development and Shopify customization, they’re experts in Ecommerce. They custom design websites while keeping in mind that your business has to convert and engage. They tailor in-depth plans for your eCommerce business and help you excel. Their focused platforms include Bigcommerce, Volusion, Magento, Shopify, 3dcart, Opencart while also specializing in WordPress integration, design and customization. Voltlighting.com, wholesalefloral.com, LAbanks, forevergolden.com and Alma Mater are some of their clients.
Enhance your company’s website by creating attractive and engaging customer experiences with the expert team of web designers and marketing specialists at 1Digital.
66. Get Phound
Helping small businesses in Philadelphia get found online.
GetPhound was founded in early 2013 by Ross Cohen, a recent college graduate with an entrepreneurial spirit. Now the company has grown into a team of eight professionals. Since they’re so young, they choose to do a few things differently.
As a company committed to operating in excellence, the team is so confident in their ability to offer exemplary, effective services that they don’t do contracts. Clients have the freedom of paying month by month, and the services are affordable.
“Getting big business results with small business budgets is what we do best” is what they say. Their client roster includes Reid Rosenthal, East coast carpets, Compassionate home caregivers, Brite Facility solutions,Citrus produce and others.
If you’re a client, they won’t work for your competitors on ethical grounds. They’re flexible in terms of payment, it’s also quite reasonable. The service is outstanding. What’s not to love?
67. Boom Town
We listen to you. We stay current.
As a reputed website design company, Boom town incorporates a perfect fusion of craft and artistic approach to boost your business reputation and create a strong web presence using quality methods of SEO for local Philadelphia services. At Boomtown, they’ve been doing Web design since the inception of the Internet and Internet marketing for more than 8 years.
They constantly reinvent processes to fluidly navigate the ever-changing trends of the Internet marketplace by offering a wide range of web design and web development services to clients to suit their varied business needs. They ensure that their client’s strategies are reflected in the work they produce by working closely with each client, connected via phone, email and chat during each stage of the project. Some of their clients include Amazing Deck AD2, Healthcare training institute, HTI logo and Carpey Law.
When you work with Boomtown, they become an extension of your team. Once they’re well integrated with you, they tell your story and bring you the audience you desire.
68. Reachlocal Inc.
Getting real results from marketing is what matters to you and it matters to us.
“We’ve spent more than a decade building digital marketing technology focused exclusively on local, gathering powerful insights about what works by analyzing over a million campaigns, and developing experts who collaborate with you to get the results you want – more customers.”
Talk about growing in leaps and bounds. Phew! ReachLocal was the first company created specifically to help local businesses solve the unique challenges of their online marketing. Today their mission is to help local businesses all over the world to get more customers. And have they delivered? Well, in the short time that they’ve been around, they’ve managed to garner 200 million leads to local businesses around the globe.
ReachLocal’s first product was a search engine advertising service called ReachSearch. This technology places businesses’ advertisements on multiple search engines, including Google, Yahoo! and Bing. ReachRetargeting was launched in 2012 and combined the site retargeting technology of ReachRemarketing with a new feature set that also included search retargeting. This was followed by the launch of website and lead management system ReachEdge in 2013. Within six months, ReachEdge had launched over 1000 client websites. In 2014, ReachLocal introduced a search engine optimization service, ReachSEO. Today ReachLocal provides Internet and mobile Internet marketing solutions to business clients in the United States, Europe, Asia and Australia.
Work with this rapidly expanding company for the technology they’ve developed and the results they deliver.
This post is a part of a blog series on Marketing Success by ReportGarden, an ad agency client reports & dashboards automation software.