Laurels
Best Advertising
Agencies in
Washington DC
2017

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 analysed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best advertising agencies in Washington DC.

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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.

August Lang & Husak

August Lang & Husak is an advertising agency based in Bethesda that creates TV, print, digital, and radio advertising campaigns. The company's other services include strategic planning, research, direct mail, marketing, promotions, public relations, and PSA development. The business has worked with clients such as the Smithsonian, National Geographic, and New Zealand Branding.

Bethesda, MD(301) 657-2772

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Bluetext

Bluetext specializes in branding, digital marketing, and strategic communications. The Washington DC agency's services include advertising, content marketing, creative services, digital and interactive services, branding, integrated campaigns, website development, public relations, and video production. Bluetext has worked for clients including Google, Intel, Blackboard, Symantec, McAfee, Adobe, and Cisco.

Washington, DC(202) 469-3600

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Borenstein Group

Borenstein Group is a B2B agency that has been serving the Washington DC area for more than 20 years. Based in Fairfax, the business handles areas including branding, print, social media, public relations, strategy, and digital marketing. Borenstein Group's past clients include Boeing, Hilton Consulting, Adobe, AP Networks, Capella University, and ADT. Clients have given positive feedback for Borenstein Group's personal involvement and professional, knowledgeable staff.

Fairfax, DC(703) 385-8178

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CHIEF

CHIEF creates advertising strategies for clients in the public and private sector. The Washington DC advertising agency has been serving clients for more than 30 years. The business' services include business strategy, branding, digital marketing and communications, web development, user experience, content strategy, program management, and accessibility services. The minority and woman-owned small business has been recognized as a top creative firm by the Washington Business Journal.

Washington, DC(202) 791-0200

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Conversion Pipeline

Conversion Pipeline, based in Chantilly, specializes in digital advertising and marketing. The company's advertising services include Pay Per Click advertising, mobile advertising, and media buying. The business also creates marketing plans, uses social media marketing, sets up email marketing, designs websites, assists with branding, provides collateral design services, trains clients on SEO, consults clients on social media marketing, and outsources CMO. Conversion Pipeline has worked for such clients as Blackboard, Real Property Management, Tulane University, and the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce.

Chantilly, DC(877) 877-0542

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CRAFT

CRAFT is an award-winning Washington DC advertising agency that creates digital, video, broadcast, social media, and radio advertising campaigns. The company's other services include web development, video media, design services, crisis communication, social media management, and media booking. The business has worked for clients including Walmart, MHI Group, Hilton, the National Restaurant Association, and the American Veterinary Medical Association.

Washington, DC(202) 525-4872

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Crosby marketing

Crosby Marketing focuses its work on partnerships with government agencies, healthcare organizations, and nonprofits. Based in Bethesda, the business creates TV, print, radio, digital, outdoor, and public service advertising campaigns. The company also provides brand development and strategy, public relations and reputation management, research and strategic planning, digital engagement, and content marketing.

Annapolis, MD(410) 626-0805

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ds+f

The Washington DC advertising agency ds+f aims to create clear brand stories for its clients. The company creates campaigns for B2B or B2C clients including print campaigns, digital banner ads, radio advertisements, and lead generation campaigns. The business' other services include marketing, branding, event marketing, and digital services.

Washington, DC(202) 965-2600

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Focused Image

Focused Image has been serving Washington DC clients for more than 30 years. The company's services include advertising campaigns, direct mail, website development, social media marketing, event planning, branding, and public relations. The Washington Business Journal ranked Focused Image as one of the Top 25 Washington DC-area advertising agencies.

Falls Church, VA(703) 739-8803

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Frost Miller

Frost Miller has been serving Washington DC clients since 1992. The company's services include strategy, branding, digital marketing, content marketing, and social media campaigns. The business has worked for clients such as the National Venture Capital Association, Electrical Alliance, APCO International, and the National Mining Association. Frost Miller works with local, regional, national, and international clients.

Bethesda, MD(301) 718-8512

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GMMB

GMMB is a Washington DC advertising agency that provides channel planning, media planning and placement, media partnerships, sponsored content, and optimization. The company, founded in 1983, also builds creative content, creates brand strategy, performs digital services, and runs digital marketing programs. The business' clients have included Jesuit Volunteer Corps, the Democratic Governors Association, the American Beverage Association, and the Washington State Department of Health.

Washington, DC(202) 338-8700

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Innate Agency

Innate Agency has been working with Washington DC clients since 1991. Just a few of the advertising agency's services include social media marketing, web analytics, online advertising, email marketing, and website development. The company's content management system makes it easy to add and update content and schedule publishing.

Washington, DC(202) 872-9500

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RMR & Associates, Inc.

RMR & Associates, Inc. has been serving the Washington DC area for more than 25 years. The business handles video, broadcast, and print advertising, and also provides services including public relations, social media marketing, web marketing, and small business solutions. The company has won a variety of awards, including Gazette Women Business Leaders in 2009, SmartCEO Brava Award in 2009, and Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2009 and 2010.

Rockville, DC(301) 230-0045

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RP3 Agency

RP3 Agency is a Washington DC advertising agency that has worked with clients including The Coca-Cola Company, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Children's National, and the Greater Washington Board of Trade. The company has the most experience working with clients in the healthcare, travel, food, automotive, sports, and retail categories. The business' services include brand construction, content marketing, media planning and buying, web design and development, and other services.

Bethesda, MD(301) 718-0333

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RTC Agency

RTC Agency is a full-service advertising and marketing agency that aims to build long-term relationships between clients and their customers. The business has worked for clients including Time Warner Cable, BlackRock, Proctor & Gamble, Windstream, Audi, AARP, and Dell. The company also has offices in New York City and Chicago.

Washington, DC(202) 625-2111

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Spurrier Group

Spurrier Group has been serving clients since 1996. Based in Reston, the agency works with regional, national, and international clients with services including advertising, marketing, consumer research, branding, and media planning and buying. The CEO of Spurrier Group frequently lectures at conferences and VCU Brandcenter, and volunteers with the Prevention Project and Goodwill Industries.

Richmond, VA(804) 698-6333

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Sutter Group

The Sutter Group, based in Lanham, has been serving Washington DC clients since 1987. The business provides digital marketing, branding, web design and development, design services, integrated marketing, and video production. The company has won multiple awards, including the Davey Award, four ADDY Awards, a Summit Creative Award, a Best in Print Award, and two Webby Awards. Clients attest to the company's quality work with clients' budgets.

Lanham, MD(301) 459-5445

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The AD Agency

The AD Agency has been serving Washington DC clients since 1982. The company serves regional, national, and international clients with advertising, research, strategic marketing, branding, website construction, graphic design, and public relations services. The business has worked with clients such as the Washington Convention Center, Fred Thompson, the U.S. Department of Energy, and Larry King Live. Clients have praised The AD Agency for its original and creative work.

Washington, DC(202) 360-8399

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The Incite Agency

The founders of The Incite Agency both worked as press secretaries for the Obama campaign starting in 2004. The Washington DC advertising agency's services include brand and message development, strategy and planning, media relations and training, reputation management, crisis communications, and social media engagement. The Incite Agency has worked with a Fortune 150 company, multinational retail corporations, national advocacy organizations, and other clients.

Washington, DC(202) 540-8870

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Yamanair Creative

Yamanair Creative is an advertising agency that builds relationships between brands and their customers. The company has audio design capabilities for radio spots, jingles, or podcasts, can provide video production and animation, and designs digital graphics for clients. The business has worked for clients including Krispy Kreme, Volunteers of America, Comcast SportsNet, American Chopper, and Miami Ink.

Washington, DC(202) 888-7776

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