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Best Branding Agencies in Raleigh

Why These Branding Professionals?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Raleigh Branding Professionals on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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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.

Angel Oak Creative

Angel Oak Creative offers purpose-driven marketing for its clients to build an authentic, transparent interaction with customers. Their niche is serving the nonprofit community in Raleigh and beyond to advance missions for good. Tailored services include interactive, mobile-friendly website design, strategic storytelling and creative branding to help nonprofit fundraising and awareness campaigns succeed. Angel Oak is a Certified B Corp company, certified through the B Lab's high standards of social and environmental performance, accountability and transparency.


Baering Group is a public relations agency located in the heart of downtown Raleigh. Its focus is on helping its clients develop a positive, transparent relationship with their customers, curating a brand identity that is unique and memorable. Its stated values of accountability and honesty are reflected in the branding campaigns it constructs for clients from Fortune 500 companies to smaller start-ups. Baering's services include multimedia creation, social media marketing, and SEO-optimized website design.

Brandilly Marketing & Creative

Located in downtown Raleigh, Brandilly Marketing & Creative is a small minority-owned marketing firm. Its services include social media marketing and websites designed for optimal user interactions, including mobile-friendly and SEO-optimized. It builds marketing campaigns for its clients based on a complete brand profile, including both digital and traditional advertising. Its specialty is eye-catching, uniquely designed logos that tell the brand's story in a snippet. Brandilly is a DBE-, SBE-, SPSF-, and HUB-certified firm.

Raleigh, NC 27604


Brasco Design + Marketing

Brasco Design + Marketing, located in Raleigh's Warehouse District, works with clients to deliver authentic branding and vibrant web presence. Its client base ranges from large Fortune 500 companies to small businesses and even government agencies. Branding strategies are tailored to each client's needs, including websites that optimized for search engines and social media campaigns that offer an authentic insight into each brand. Brasco is a Google Ads Partner and a top 20 marketing agency in North Carolina

Chariot Creative, Inc.

Chariot Creative, Inc. is based in Raleigh, although its clients span the globe, from London to across the U.S. Its media marketing and branding services include engaging web design and development, on-page search engine optimization, Google-certified pay-per-click advertising, and e-commerce product launches. Clients of Chariot include local Chambers of Commerce as well as larger universities. It works with new companies to develop excitement at start-up as well as more established businesses that need a branding refresh.

Clairemont Communications

Clairemont Communications combines traditional advertising with viral digital marketing to create strong campaigns for its clients with proven results from the calls to action. Clairemont focuses on public relations for clients from Realtors to government agencies, helping each client cultivate a reputation that gets results. Its innovative packages combine authentic interactions for customers with engaging brand awareness. In 2012, Clairemont was featured in the book, It's Your Business, written by J.J. Ramberg, the host of MSNBC's Your Business.

Raleigh, NC 27601



Durham-based Engine infuses energy into older institutions, introducing a new generation of purchasers to institutions from schools to jewelers. As a smaller branding agency, Engine is smart, experienced, and fun, reinventing even the most buttoned-down company. Services include vibrant web presence to connect with the purchasing powerhouse millennial generation and branding that invites new clients to explore each business. From new product introduction to company launches and refreshes of established companies, Engine adds vigor to tired brand strategy.

Instinctive Branding

Instinctive Branding is a boutique marketing agency with offices in both Raleigh and Dallas. Its 30 years of experience in advertising has helped thousands of clients with logo redesign, social media presence, and websites that are optimized to rank high on Google search returns. Instinctive Branding offers services that include new product launches, brand refreshes, viral marketing, and data analysis to create email campaigns with strong calls to action. Its certifications include Google Adwords Certified, Reiki Master, and Archangelic Light Master.

Kompleks Creative, Inc.

Kompleks Creative is a minority-owned marketing agency located in the heart of downtown Durham with clients across the nation. Its commitment to project management allows businesses to tell their unique story through specific branding and authentic customer interaction on social media and the brand's website. Kompleks designs websites that tell a company's story in a different way, creating brand interactions that stand out and well-researched design elements that produce a cohesive marketing strategy.

Look To The Right, LLC

Look To The Right is a minority-owned marketing agency located in the heart of Raleigh. Its services include expertise in online marketing with an emphasis on pay-per-click advertising, search engine optimization, and web development. The company offers professional, full-service website design that engages customers, gives an authentic online experience, and increases the number of leads and sales conversions for their clients. Look To The Right is a Certifed Google Ads Partner.

McPherson Marketing Group

McPherson Marketing is located in the Research Triangle of North Carolina and focuses on improving the SEO scores of its clients. Its nine years of experience include nearly 300 completed projects for clients across the U.S. Strategies include a careful analysis of each client's marketing campaigns, from website design to more traditional direct mail and email campaigns. Through extensive data collection, McPherson Marketing is able to help clients keep strategies that work and remove those that don't.


Raleigh-based MRC features hand-drawn and vector illustrations for unique branding. The agency provides branding services, including logos, targeted messaging, website design, and brand development. The company has a strong focus on graphic design and helps companies refresh their logo and brand, launch a new product, or create a unique campaign design. MRC has smaller, individual branding packages that work for companies with a low marketing budget. It offers a free consultation for services.


R+M is a small Cary, NC-based marketing agency specializing in creative online marketing campaigns for socially responsible companies. Its branding focuses on making an authentic, emotional connection between customers and brands. Fresh content marketing, SEO-optimized websites, and targeted sales cycle analysis are some of the company's specialties. Services include content strategy and paid search advertising to help businesses increase their click-through rates. R+M uses unique branding and targeted website marketing to help clients connect with each business.

Red Shark Digital Agency

Raleigh-based Red Shark Digital Agency prides itself on using leading-edge technology to keep its clients' branding and marketing campaigns current and fresh. Its managed services include cultivating organic traffic to its clients' websites and creative, vibrant content that increases lead to conversion rates. Its data analysis packages help each client determine a targeted advertising strategy. Red Shark has over 5,000 satisfied clients and is the recipient of multiple Davey Awards.


Sokal, a small Raleigh-based branding firm, melds traditional and digital marketing with a focus on car and other motor vehicle dealerships. It builds websites optimized for clients to rank higher on internet search queries and utilize strategic pay-per-click advertising to create new leads. Its web packages also include programmatic marketing techniques that allow companies to compile user data and build strong, targeted calls to action. Sokal is a Certified Kia Digitial Solutions partner and a Certified Google Ads recipient.

The Department of Marketing

The Department of Marketing is a smaller agency in Raleigh founded in 2003. Its comprehensive web design focuses on marketing solutions for clients on a tight budget. It aims to create websites that present companies in an authentic manner to customers, offering unique branding across many different platforms, from social media to direct mail to videos and pay-per-click advertising. The Department of Marketing is a member of the NAHB National Sales and Marketing Council and a recipient of the Summit Award.

The Marketing Machine

Raleigh-based The Marketing Machine helps companies build their brand, from uniquely designed logos to complete website design. It combines traditional advertising with engaging web content and social media marketing for a complete brand strategy. To help its clients source more leads and increase conversion rates, The Marketing Machine includes data analysis and tracking and helps companies maintain their advertising budgets. The company has been in business for over 20 years and recently received the 2017 Raleigh Small Business Excellence Award.

Think Designs

Think Design, a Raleigh-based marketing company, helps businesses build their brands and increase sales. Its marketing strategies involve building a brand identity that tells an authentic story through advanced, engaging website design with fresh content and digital advertising campaigns that are constructed using metrics collected through each client's website. It's created nearly 80 websites and launched over 2,300 marketing campaigns. Think Design is featured in Up City and is a BNI member.

Trone Brand Energy, Inc.

Trone Brand Energy is a small branding and marketing agency working in alliance with AMIN Worldwide, a group of 50 international marketing firms, to connect brands with clients. Specialties include insightful branding and marketing, including social media interaction, public relations, and content marketing. The Raleigh company helps connect clients with businesses through targeted insight and planning. Website design, optimized for mobile users, and fresh, relevant content are crucial parts of the branding Trone offers.

Walk West

Walk West was founded as a small agency in 2007 and is now one of the largest branding agencies in Raleigh. It prides itself on transparency with its clients, carefully analyzing how to approach digital, social media, and traditional advertising campaigns and creating unique solutions. Services include website design and development, including data collection and analysis to help its clients improve the lead to conversion rate. Walk West has a large client profile that includes Fortune 500 companies and renowned universities.

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