October 2022

Media Buyer Agencies

Finding a partner to help with media planning and buying comes with many benefits, including: 1.) More buying power: Media buying agencies have a large combined media spend that allows them to make big media buys. Read More

8 Firms

List of the Best Media Buying Companies in The Bay Area

  • San Francisco, CA
    $10,000 +
    2 - 9
    San Francisco, CA
    $10,000 +
    2 - 9
    Service Areas
    Advertising
    Branding
    Media Planning & Buying
    Social Media Marketing
    Advertising Branding Media Planning & Buying Social Media Marketing
    Service Areas
    Advertising
    Branding
    Media Planning & Buying
    Social Media Marketing
    Advertising Branding Media Planning & Buying Social Media Marketing
    “They produce outstanding creative that always delivers and raises the bar for our whole organization.”
    • Marketing Strategist, Government Department
    • “They produce outstanding creative that always delivers and raises the bar for our whole organization.”
      • Marketing Strategist, Government Department
    San Francisco, CA
    $10,000 +
    2 - 9
    ABOUT

    With a passion for both strategy and design, MOST LIKELY TO has provided branding work for clients like HBO. Based in San Francisco, MOST LIKELY TO brings a long history of success to each project they complete.

    When FX was just a growing network looking to make an impact, MOST LIKELY TO crafted the entirety of their experience in this distinct area. The result was a splashy entrance into the market orchestrated by MOST LIKELY TO designers and strategists.

    “They produce outstanding creative that always delivers and raises the bar for our whole organization.”
    • Marketing Strategist, Government Department
    • “They produce outstanding creative that always delivers and raises the bar for our whole organization.”
      • Marketing Strategist, Government Department
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  • San Francisco, CA
    $10,000 +
    10 - 49
    San Francisco, CA
    $10,000 +
    10 - 49
    Service Areas
    Branding
    Advertising
    Content Marketing
    Web Design
    Branding Advertising Content Marketing Web Design
    Service Areas
    Branding
    Advertising
    Content Marketing
    Web Design
    Branding Advertising Content Marketing Web Design
    “I love partnering with them. They do a fabulous job."
    • Manager, Software Company
    • “I love partnering with them. They do a fabulous job."
      • Manager, Software Company
    San Francisco, CA
    $10,000 +
    10 - 49
    ABOUT

    Founded in 1997, BayCreative is a San Francisco creative agency that focuses on delivering B2B marketing for brands like Twitter and Cisco. As a pioneer in the digital transformation space, the team offers results-oriented branding, advertising, content marketing, SEO and PPC solutions, and more.

    BayCreative is a trusted partner to Salesforce in communicating stories of success since 2013. This collaboration involves creating optimized content for numerous Salesforce teams globally. The client has applauded their ability to deliver high-quality, creative designs within a strict schedule.
     

    “I love partnering with them. They do a fabulous job."
    • Manager, Software Company
    • “I love partnering with them. They do a fabulous job."
      • Manager, Software Company
  • San Francisco, CA
    $10,000 +
    2 - 9
    San Francisco, CA
    $10,000 +
    2 - 9
    Service Areas
    Branding
    Web Design
    Media Planning & Buying
    Advertising
    Branding Web Design Media Planning & Buying Advertising
    Service Areas
    Branding
    Web Design
    Media Planning & Buying
    Advertising
    Branding Web Design Media Planning & Buying Advertising
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    San Francisco, CA
    $10,000 +
    2 - 9
    ABOUT

    Creative:MINT clients include Axiom Hotel, and they specialize in providing a design-centric approach to advertising and marketing strategy for their clients. With a focus on emphasizing the most vital elements of brand messaging, Creative:MINT was founded on forward-thinking principles in America.

    When Fidelity Investments needed a complete overhaul of their brand approach, they turned to Creative:MINT. The agency provided them with an end-to-end analysis of how they could make their approach more targeted, impactful and successful.

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  • Oakland, CA
    $25,000 +
    10 - 49
    Oakland, CA
    $25,000 +
    10 - 49
    Service Areas
    Advertising
    Marketing Strategy
    Social Media Marketing
    Video Production
    Advertising Marketing Strategy Social Media Marketing Video Production
    Service Areas
    Advertising
    Marketing Strategy
    Social Media Marketing
    Video Production
    Advertising Marketing Strategy Social Media Marketing Video Production
    “They had good creative design thinking and familiarity with how to design a site in a simple way.”
    • Director of Account Services, Silicon Valley Clean Energy
    • “They had good creative design thinking and familiarity with how to design a site in a simple way.”
      • Director of Account Services, Silicon Valley Clean Energy
    Oakland, CA
    $25,000 +
    10 - 49
    ABOUT

    What do Red Bull and Montage Health have in common? They’ve both turned to School of Thought for video production expertise. This San Francisco-based agency has already made major waves with work for enterprise clients and startups alike.

    When Cisco launched a platform targeting their unique users, School of Thought analyzed the entirety of their approach to create key features and design a strategy that would bring together all elements of the client’s brand. The result was a huge success, and continues to drive progress for the brand today.

    “They had good creative design thinking and familiarity with how to design a site in a simple way.”
    • Director of Account Services, Silicon Valley Clean Energy
    • “They had good creative design thinking and familiarity with how to design a site in a simple way.”
      • Director of Account Services, Silicon Valley Clean Energy
  • San Francisco, CA
    $100,000 +
    10 - 49
    San Francisco, CA
    $100,000 +
    10 - 49
    Service Areas
    Advertising
    Media Planning & Buying
    Branding
    Marketing Strategy
    Advertising Media Planning & Buying Branding Marketing Strategy
    Service Areas
    Advertising
    Media Planning & Buying
    Branding
    Marketing Strategy
    Advertising Media Planning & Buying Branding Marketing Strategy
    “They work extremely well together and with us to ensure a connected plan that meets our business' needs."
    • Chief Brand Officer, Boating Company
    • “They work extremely well together and with us to ensure a connected plan that meets our business' needs."
      • Chief Brand Officer, Boating Company
    San Francisco, CA
    $100,000 +
    10 - 49
    ABOUT

    Why is Brawny experiencing record sales? They’ve turned to Cutwater for branding expertise. This US-based agency has already made major waves with work for enterprise clients and startups alike.

    When Twitter launched a platform targeting their unique users, Cutwater analyzed the entirety of their approach to create key features and design a strategy that would bring together all elements of the client’s brand. The result was a huge success, and continues to drive progress for the brand today.

    “They work extremely well together and with us to ensure a connected plan that meets our business' needs."
    • Chief Brand Officer, Boating Company
    • “They work extremely well together and with us to ensure a connected plan that meets our business' needs."
      • Chief Brand Officer, Boating Company
  • Larkspur, CA
    $10,000 +
    10 - 49
    Larkspur, CA
    $10,000 +
    10 - 49
    Service Areas
    Marketing Strategy
    Advertising
    Digital Strategy
    Social Media Marketing
    Marketing Strategy Advertising Digital Strategy Social Media Marketing
    Service Areas
    Marketing Strategy
    Advertising
    Digital Strategy
    Social Media Marketing
    Marketing Strategy Advertising Digital Strategy Social Media Marketing
    “They understood the ask and the brief very well.”
    • Manager of Digital Activation, Food & Beverages Company
    • “They understood the ask and the brief very well.”
      • Manager of Digital Activation, Food & Beverages Company
    Larkspur, CA
    $10,000 +
    10 - 49
    ABOUT

    With a passion for both strategy and design, E29 Marketing has provided advertising work for clients like Evivo. Based in California, E29 Marketing brings a long history of success to each project they complete.

    When Genova was just a new brand looking to make an impact, E29 Marketing crafted the entirety of their experience in this distinct area. The result was a splashy entrance into the market orchestrated by E29 Marketing designers and strategists.

    “They understood the ask and the brief very well.”
    • Manager of Digital Activation, Food & Beverages Company
    • “They understood the ask and the brief very well.”
      • Manager of Digital Activation, Food & Beverages Company
  • Novato, CA
    $10,000 +
    50 - 249
    Novato, CA
    $10,000 +
    50 - 249
    Service Areas
    Pay Per Click
    Media Planning & Buying
    Advertising
    Marketing Strategy
    Pay Per Click Media Planning & Buying Advertising Marketing Strategy
    Service Areas
    Pay Per Click
    Media Planning & Buying
    Advertising
    Marketing Strategy
    Pay Per Click Media Planning & Buying Advertising Marketing Strategy
    “I'm always blown away by Kiosk."
    • Communications & Public Engagement Manager, City of Novato
    • “I'm always blown away by Kiosk."
      • Communications & Public Engagement Manager, City of Novato
    Novato, CA
    $10,000 +
    50 - 249
    ABOUT

    Kiosk counts impressive brands among their key clients. So it’s no wonder that this California-based firm has achieved widespread success in a wide range of industries for their targeted pay per click marketing work.

    One example of their web development success comes from a globally recognized brand. Kiosk helped them revitalize their materials to stand out in a crowded market and leave a powerful impression on more customers than ever before.

    “I'm always blown away by Kiosk."
    • Communications & Public Engagement Manager, City of Novato
    • “I'm always blown away by Kiosk."
      • Communications & Public Engagement Manager, City of Novato
  • San Jose, CA
    $25,000 +
    10 - 49
    San Jose, CA
    $25,000 +
    10 - 49
    Service Areas
    Advertising
    Video Production
    Media Planning & Buying
    Content Marketing
    Advertising Video Production Media Planning & Buying Content Marketing
    Service Areas
    Advertising
    Video Production
    Media Planning & Buying
    Content Marketing
    Advertising Video Production Media Planning & Buying Content Marketing
    “Colormatics’ creative editing is their strength.”
    • Owner & Creative Principal, ThinkinBig Communications
    • “Colormatics’ creative editing is their strength.”
      • Owner & Creative Principal, ThinkinBig Communications
    San Jose, CA
    $25,000 +
    10 - 49
    ABOUT

    Colormatics has provided video production solutions for brands in need of powerful marketing video, including companies like H&M. This U.S.-based agency delivers is known for dazzling clients with their ability to help them create world-class video at a manageable rate and within a quick timeframe.

    When Shiseido needed a powerful way to supercharge their marketing of a new cosmetic product with video, they turned to Colormatics. Colormatics created an upbeat and fun video that was also informative and true to the brand’s identity.

    “Colormatics’ creative editing is their strength.”
    • Owner & Creative Principal, ThinkinBig Communications
    • “Colormatics’ creative editing is their strength.”
      • Owner & Creative Principal, ThinkinBig Communications