Agency Spotter’s Top 30 Advertising Agencies Report for January 2019


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ATLANTA, January 21, 2019 –Top 30 Advertising Agencies Report evaluates more than 2,300 advertising agencies based on Agency Spotter’s proprietary research methodology. This report takes a broad look at advertising agencies from around the world. While many of the agencies may focus on marketing, the top advertising agencies in this report all have advertising as a core capability, and many also lead in-house marketing development.

Insight on the Winning Advertising Agencies:

  • 80% are B2B & B2C focused
  • 60% focus in digital too
  • 50% are mid-sized agencies​
  • 13% have multiple locations

These top advertising agencies work with some of the world’s most reputable companies including Amazon, Coca-Cola, Google, Guess, and HBO.

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Chemistry earned first place on this Top 30 Advertising Agencies Report. Chemistry is an independent, full-service marketing agency with offices in Pittsburgh and Atlanta and has earned the reputation as one of Atlanta’s fastest growing companies of 2018.

This agency pushes all boundaries by the belief that being good enough sucks. Regardless of category or budget, they exist to overthrow ordinary for their clients through unique, savvy work with a consistent balance of creativity and functionality that’s earned them 47 ADDY awards.

Robyn Bailey, VP Marketing/US Division of AmRest states, “Chemistry (formerly BreenSmith) is one of my favorite agencies I have worked with in my career. They are bright, creative, nimble and simply a great partner.”

Chemistry​’s clients include Atlanta United FC, Marriott, Turner, and YouTube.

“They are bright, creative, nimble and simply a great partner.”
– Robyn Bailey, VP Marketing/ US Division, AmRest

Traction placed second on Agency Spotter’s Top 30 Advertising Agencies Report for January 2019. Based in San Francisco, CA, Traction’s core services are focused in branding, advertising and web design. They also have in-house capabilities for strategy, creative, media, web development and analytics.

​With a successful method driven by insight, this agency has been a 4-time finalist for iMedia Small Agency of the Year and has won Small Agency of the Year awards from both Advertising Age and the Business Marketing Association. Some of Traction’s clients include Apple, Adobe, Bank of America and SAP.

Top 30 Advertising Agencies, January 2019

Rank Agency Name
1. Chemistry
2. Traction
3. REASON
4. Preston Kelly
5. Amelie Company
6. Response Marketing
7. Ruckus
8. Bigbuzz Marketing Group
9. Brokaw
10. GoConvergence
11. Dalton Agency
12. Tango Creative Group
13. Flightpath
14. Smith Brothers Agency
15. Brass Ideas Advertising
16. SLEEP | WALK | FILMS
17. Ghostpistols
18. 31,000 FT
19. Brand Kitchen
20. iSynergy
21. Sagon Phior
22. Driven Creative Supply Co.
23. Sociallyin
24. ASO Advertising
25. Demo Duck
26. Bruxton Group
27. Mighty Roar
28. Hop & Jaunt 
29. Strategic America
30. Seed Factory

Explore the full Top 30 Advertising Agencies Report, including verified client reviews, project work, and more.

The top advertising agencies were selected based on Agency Spotter’s proprietary research methodology, which uses their websites’ extensive data along with qualitative and quantitative insights to evaluate many factors including each company’s qualifications, experience level, positioning and client feedback.

Agency Spotter’s top agency research reports are issued on a regular basis and are continuing to roll out across more than a dozen service areas. Interested companies are encouraged to claim their agency or apply to get listed and review the report methodology to be evaluated for future coverage.

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