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Best Advertising
Agencies in
San Diego

Why These Advertising Agencies?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored advertising agencies on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best advertising agencies in San Diego, CA.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

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L7 Creative FEATURED Expertise

Award-winning digital advertising and marketing agency in Carlsbad (San Diego), CA. We specialize in digital brand engagement and interactive marketing.

Carlsbad, CA 92008


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Advanced Marketing Strategies

Advanced Marketing Strategies, based in San Diego, is a marketing agency that works in an array of formats, including television, radio, digital, and print media. Past partners include the brands Multicultural Medical Group, Paradise Casino, Soboba Casino, Ikea, Banner Mattress, Bill Howe Plumbing, Sprouts Farmers Market, and Henry's Farmers Market.

San Diego, CA 92122


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From its San Diego HQ, BrainShine delivers advertising and marketing services on behalf of companies throughout the area. Advertising, design, and digital media teams have worked with the San Diego Chargers, the City of Carlsbad, and GreenbioWood Flooring, among other clients. BrainShine has received local awards, including the San Diego Addy's Silver Award and the SanDI Awards' Excellent Award, as well as national recognition in the Telly Awards and the Golden Mirror Awards.

San Diego, CA 92131


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Brandlift Digital Marketing

Brandlift Digital Marketing is an advertising agency serving clients in the area of San Diego, CA. Operating as a full-service digital creative agency, the small team specializes in the creation of SEO Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Google ads for their clients. Additionally, the company offers full service digital media management to customers. The company has been in business since 2015, and it is recognized as a certified Google partner company.

1001 Garnet Ave
San Diego, CA 92109


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Bulldog Drummond

Bulldog Drummond, which opened two decades ago in San Diego, is a creative firm that specializes in brand creation and refreshing, as well as product design and creating physical and digital brand experiences. Leading the team are CEO Shawn E. Parr, Chief Content Officer Megan Pilla, and Managing Partner Gregg Imamoto. In the past, Bulldog Drummond has partnered with Westfield, Lotus Foods, Blue Bunny, and KFC.

San Diego, CA 92101


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Cuker Agency

Cuker Agency is a digital agency, based in Solana Beach, delivering advertising and marketing solutions to companies in the San Diego Metro area and beyond. Founded over a decade ago in the Cedros Design District, the company has a number of well-received digital media projects in its portfolio. These include "DC Gymkhana," a YouTube campaign on behalf of DC Shoes, as well as the ViX M-Commerce platform for ViX Swimwear and the interactive Sony Xperia Watergun App.

Solana Beach, CA 92075


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Elevator is a data-driven advertising firm in Carlsbad that specializes in web development and "inbound marketing," which adds unobtrusive context to the company's content, helping consumers find the brand on their own. Prominent clients include Toshiba, the City of Carlsbad, AlarmRelay, Lantronix, and CO-OP Financial Service.

Carlsbad, CA 92008


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Image Factory

Image Factory, based in San Diego since 1999, helps local businesses and organizations increase their visibility on social networks and directories. The selection of services includes logo and branding design, website creation, graphic design solutions, online marketing, and search engine optimization.

San Diego, CA 92093


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Jacob Tyler

Jacob Tyler, based in San Diego, is an advertising firm that helps businesses develop brand and digital strategies. In the past, the agency has collaborated with such brands as AT&T, Hilton, Sony, Terranea Resort, and ESPN. Jacob Tyler's CEO is Les Kollegian, who has a Masters in Communications Design from the University of Baltimore. Mr. Kollegian founded Jacob Tyler in 2000.

San Diego, CA 92108


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Katana Media

Katana Media is an advertising agency in San Diego providing a range of services to clients nationwide. Staff members perform extensive data modeling on their clients' behalf, converting audience trends into actionable blueprints. Additionally, Katana Media is experienced in delivering programmatic solutions in a range of formats, including video, social media, online radio, and TV. In each case, they tailor experiences to the customers' individual demographics, tastes, and preferences.

San Diego, CA 92101


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Mancuso Media, LLC

Mancuso Media, LLC, based in Carlsbad, is a multi-platform marketing firm. The agency's range of services includes digital media strategy, media buying, print advertising, radio advertising, and "reputation management," which involves tracking online reviews for customer feedback and continually improving the customer experience.

Carlsbad, CA 92011


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Marketing & Advertising Design Group

Marketing & Advertising Design Group, or "M.A.D. Group," is a San Diego marketing firm that has worked with ESPN, ABC, Warner Bros., NBC, Panasonic, Spike, and YouTube, among other prominent brands. Services range from social media help to ad, brochure, and banner ad design. The staff has the knowledge and resources to help not just large corporations but also small businesses.

San Diego, CA 92103


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San Diego-based messinadesign is a branding and design firm that has rendered its services to the New School of Architecture and Design, the Hilton San Diego Bayfront, the University of San Diego, the San Diego Jewish Academy, and EasyTurf. Daniela Messina, who founded the firm in 2004, continues to serve as its Creative Director. Before creating messinadesign, she worked at nationally renowned ad agencies such as FooteCone and Belding, Grey Advertising.

San Diego, CA 92103


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Mindgruve is a San Diego, California-based advertising agency assisting clients throughout the metro area with campaigns for products and services. It employs creatives, analysts, and engineers to prepare marketing materials for websites, billboards, fliers, and other mediums. However, the bulk of its work is in digital marketing. Mindgruve has experience with healthcare, technology, the entertainment industry, along with several other categories and it primarily aims to help clients increase sales and brand awareness.

627 8th Ave
San Diego, CA 92101


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MJE Marketing Services, Inc.

MJE Marketing Services, Inc. is a marketing, advertising, public relations, and public affairs agency that has been based in San Diego since 1994. Leading the team are Chief Creative Officer Marlee J. Ehrenfeld and Creative Director Aaron Ishaeik. Ms. Ehrenfeld, who founded the company, was named as the San Diego Ad Club's 2015 Agency Professional of the Year. She and Mr. Ishaeik have won regional Emmys for their creative work.

San Diego, CA 92108


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Mth Degree

Founded in 1994, Mth Degree is a brand evolution consultancy. They are experts in helping organizations—large and small, global and local—navigate the complexities of change, growth and market demands by evolving brands with lasting and meaningful customer loyalty. They mine the beliefs and stories of organizations, and align them with the right customers. Founded by Steven Morris—author of two books “Brand Love & Loyalty” and “Humanizing Your Marketing”—the firm has worked with over 250 brands and more than 3,000 business leaders on brand evolution and marketing programs.

San Diego, CA 92101


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San-Diego based advertising agency nKLIK specializes in digital marketing. New clients may contact nKLIK for a free initial consultation regarding brand optimization. The team performs search engine optimization, social media optimization, pay-per-click marketing and AdWords remarketing, and web design, among other digital marketing services. Past clients, some citing major gains in online presence and revenue, speak highly of the nKLIK team for its digital expertise.

San Diego, CA 92122


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Oster and Associates, Inc.

Oster and Associates, headquartered in San Diego, provides local businesses with various design and advertising services. These include not just branding, public relations, and social media strategy help, but also interactive experience creation. The team uses search engine optimization, geo-targeting, and other techniques to increase businesses' visibility on Facebook, Twitter, and Linkedin.

San Diego, CA 92103


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Raindrop Marketing

Raindrop Marketing, centered in San Diego, provides local and national clients with marketing and advertising services. Past clients include Sammy's Pizza and the San Diego Symphony. Employees at the firm handle brand development, website design, business collateral, video and TV production, search engine optimization, and advertising on both traditional and digital media.

San Diego, CA 92101


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Rosemont Media, LLC

From its location in San Diego, Rosemont Media, LLC gives marketing and advertising services to people living throughout the city and its suburbs. Services include search engine optimization, social marketing, public relations, and reputation management, as well as website design and management. Rosemont Media, LLC has specialized service packages for surgeons and dentists.

San Diego, CA 92109


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San Diego Small Business Marketing Services

San Diego Small Business Marketing Services, located in Hillcrest, provides San Diego area businesses with an array of advertising and marketing services. Past clients include House of Control, Elevate Massage, South Coast Equestrian, Dot to Dot, and Automated Fee Services. Staff members are familiar with a range of advertising solutions, include name, brand, and tagline development, social media consultancy, and website design, as well as graphic design.

San Diego, CA 92103


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Suner and Garcia is a digital marketing and advertising agency based in San Diego that specializes in building around technology and consumer experience. The firm has been operating since 2013 and provides a range of marketing, branding, and development services. These services include SEM and SEO strategy, social media marketing, app and web development, product design, and UX and UI design. Suner and Garcia also offers custom development services for its clients.

9785 Marconi Dr Ste M
San Diego, CA 92154


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