Top 20 Digital Marketing Agencies in California

It’s time again to take a look at some of the top digital marketing agencies in the States. Today we’ll be focusing on California. This large, progressive state is home to some truly talented agencies and it’s no wonder. As you probably know, California’s booming Silicon Valley is the hub for many tech start-ups that have soared in their success. Let’s see which digital marketing agencies are making their mark in the state.

Culver City

Digital Kitchen

“In today’s distracting environment, messages only break through when they are remarkable. That’s a challenge. And a joy. We’d welcome the chance to build remarkable things together.”

What they offer include:

  • Experiential spaces
  • Content and programming
  • Corporate impact
  • Production and post

Brands they’ve worked with include: Netflix, LAX, Whole Foods Market, BMW, HBO, AT&T, Boeing, Sierra Nevada, Coca-Cola, Sailor Jerry, Target, Microsoft, L.L. Bean, Sprout

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Fremont

Eight25Media

“We are a Silicon Valley based full-service digital agency. What sets us apart is our complete focus on results.”

What they offer includes:

  • Web design and development
  • Mobile app development
  • Digital marketing
  • Web application development

Brands they’ve worked with include: BioScale, Glassbeam, Posiflex, Artifex, AutoGrid, SoftBank, V5 Systems

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Los Angeles

6S Marketing

“6Sers have got the grit to tackle the toughest algorithms and the confidence to continually learn and improve. Top that off with a genuine zest for all things digital and you’ve got a team who will boost your ROI and challenge you to a friendly game of foosball (on our Google-themed table, of course).”

What they offer includes:

  • SEO/SEM
  • Digital marketing strategy
  • Paid media optimization
  • Social media and opinion outreach
  • Mobile and app marketing
  • Content marketing automation consultants
  • Analytics consulting

Brands they’ve worked with include: Criteo, Pirelli, W Hollywood Residences, Cirque du Soleil, Mountain Equipment Co-op, Superfly Ziplines, KLM

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Active Theory

“A company founded on web technology. We believe that screens of all shapes and sizes can be used to tell engaging, interactive stories and connect people in meaningful ways.”

What they offer includes:

  • Ideation
  • Design
  • Storytelling
  • Development, including JavaScript MVC structure and cloud-driven CMS

Brands they’ve worked with include: Pottermore, Spotify, [adult swim], Hennessy, Google, XBOX, Under Armour, FOX

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Blitz

“We craft beautifully useful marketing and digital products that grow businesses.”

What they offer includes:

  • Consumer segmentation
  • Ecosystem strategy
  • Brand strategy
  • Responsive web development
  • Technical SEO
  • DevOps automation
  • Keyword research
  • Campaign management

Brands they’ve worked with include: FX, Honda, PlayStation, XBOX, Vizio, Dole, Pioneer, Mattel, Toyota, Disney, Nike, LeEco, TaylorMade, Grimmway Farms, Continental, Toms

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Ignition Creative

“We are a fiercely creative independent agency that unites the art of branding with the attitude of entertainment.”

What they offer includes:

  • Brand strategy and positioning
  • Business, behavioral, and cultural insights
  • Concept development
  • UI/UX design
  • Copywriting
  • Online advertising
  • App development
  • Influencer outreach
  • Paid amplification

Brands they’ve worked with include: National Geographic, CMT, BBC, Sony Pictures, NBC, PlayStation, Comcast, Roadshow Entertainment, Icon

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Watson/DG

“We specialize in innovative creative and online development, drive by serious passion for what we do. Projects range from all-encompassing web campaigns to smaller, integrated viral elements and digital marketing initiatives.”

What they offer includes:

  • UX strategy
  • Content development/production
  • Website design/build
  • Viral campaigns
  • Social media
  • HTML 5
  • Augmented reality
  • Rich-Media/Flash ad creative

Brands they’ve worked with include: Universal, Marvel, Paramount, A24, ABC, Sony Pictures, Disney, Netflix, Bad Robot, FOX, CBS Films

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Malibu

Vokent

Vokent has worked with some big stars and huge campaigns. Their wide array of services and beautiful design gives them some incredible edge.

What they offer includes:

  • App design
  • UI/UX design
  • Digital strategy
  • Responsive design and development
  • Mobile sites
  • Web development
  • Product design and photography
  • Digital and social strategy

Brands they’ve worked with include: Casamigos Tequila, Cindy Crawford, Viacom Velocity, Caliche Rum, Stussy, Coronet Solitaire, Miami Symphony Orchestra, The Gores Group, Sunfest Herbs, Survey Ramp, Rockwell Island, Us Versus Them

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Sacramento

BKWILD

“We build indelible brand equity through a devotion to user experience.”

What they offer includes:

  • Strategic ideation
  • Design and user experience
  • Technology development
  • Digital campaigns
  • Filmmaking and photography
  • Social content and engagement

Brands they’ve worked with include: Coachella, Dark Horse, Copa Centenario, Krave, Stikwood, Humboldt, Center for Infectious Disease, Drexel University, Pandora

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San Diego

3Q Digital

“Our best-in-class media, layered with strategy and innovation that’s setting a new industry curve, shatters growth constraints for clients in every vertical.”

What they offered includes:

  • Analytics and business intelligence
  • LPO/creative
  • Mobile
  • Native advertising and content marketing
  • Wikipedia services
  • Social
  • SEO/SEM
  • Display

Brands they’ve worked with include: Houzz, Instagram, TaskRabbit, ModCloth, Wine.com, Square, Eventbrite, One Medical Group, Sungevity

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Internet Marketing Inc.

“We specialize in providing results driven integrated online marketing solutions for medium and large businesses across the globe.”

What they offer includes:

  • SEO/SEM
  • Display advertising
  • Social media marketing
  • Web design
  • Conversion optimization
  • Email marketing
  • Data Science

Brands they’ve worked with include: Legoland California, AMC, Playboy, MasterCard, Hilton Resorts, U.S. Army, TimeLife, Arizona State University, Medifast, Panasonic, Palms Casino Resort, DefenseWeb

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San Francisco

AKQA

“AKQA is an ideas and innovation company. We exist to create the future with our clients.”

What they offer includes:

  • Innovation and experience design
  • Content creation
  • Content distribution
  • Social channel management
  • Interface design
  • Business transformation and commerce services

Brands they’ve worked with include: Volkswagen, Nike, Champs Sports, BBC Worldwide, Eurostar, Martell, Google, Fiat, Coutts Bank, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Tidal

Contact:

  • Website: akqa.com
  • Phone number: 415-645-9400

Eastwick

“At Eastwick, we combing the tenacity, agility and personality of a smaller agency with the experience, services and maturity that technology companies of all sizes expect.”

What they offer includes:

  • Research analytics
  • Public relations
  • Content marketing
  • Analyst relations
  • Customer advocacy
  • Digital media and strategy
  • Creative
  • Branding

Brands they’ve worked with include: AutoGrid, Dell Software, Calabrio, CentraLite, Neustar, Emergence Capital Partners, SalesForce, Moxie Software, Women’s Startup Lab, Unify

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Fantasy

”We believe in the power of ‘What If?’ We combine digital strategy, UX and design to help clients think beyond ordinary.”

What they offer includes:

  • Product UI
  • Web UI
  • App UI
  • UX
  • Strategy

Brands they’ve worked with include: Twitter, Facebook, Microsoft, 23andMe, USA Today, Sports Illustrated, Nickelodeon, The Weather Channel

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Goodby, Berlin & Silverstein

“We are a creative company that puts people at the center of everything we do. Our objective is the creation of tiny reactions in people’s heads after they interact with our ideas.”

What they offer includes:

  • Brand strategy
  • Communication/media strategy
  • Production (digital, broadcast, print, and experiential)
  • Design
  • App development

Brands they’ve worked with include: Adobe, Comcast/XFINITY, Cheetos, Stacy’s Pita Chips, Tostitos, Cisco, BAMPFA, Doritos, SONIC, AdCouncil, StubHub, Golden State Warriors, Dreyer’s, Princess Cruises, The Honest Company

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Propane Studio

“Propane is a full-service Brand + Experience agency. We craft digital experiences that evolve the way people connect with brands.”

What they offer includes:

  • Brand strategy and positioning
  • UX
  • Concept development
  • Copywriting
  • Display advertising
  • Custom apps
  • Analytics and reporting

Brands they’ve worked with include: Macy’s, Men’s Warehouse, Whole Foods Market, Volkswagen, Audi, Charles Schwab, Intuit, Electronic Arts

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San Jose

Liquid Agency

“Regardless of what we’re doing for our clients, we approach our work with the goal of creating a connected brand experience. Because that’s how you build an authentic brand that people believe in.”

What they offer includes:

  • Brand definition and architecture
  • Brand identity
  • Experience benchmarking
  • Customer journey design
  • Shopper marketing
  • Interactive demos
  • Content strategy
  • UX design
  • Organization and cultural alignment
  • Brand and business integration

Brands they’ve worked with include: Walmart, Nike, HP, Nordstrom, Motorola, Jeep, Microsoft, PayPal, Intel, John Deere, Speck, Google, Amazon, PlayStation, Neato, Budweiser, Adidas, Oracle, Skype, Facebook

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The Hoffman Agency

“We believe that if we hire great PR people (good work ethic, smart, passionate about their craft) and secure good clients (mutual respect, budget aligns with expectations, belief in the value of PR) and tell account people their No. 1 missions is to do great work, the financial part follows.”

What they offer includes:

  • Idea generation
  • Content creation
  • Content promotion
  • Paid content amplification
  • Engagement analysis

Brands they’ve worked with include: Avaya, CenturyLink, Avetta, FireEye, Fuji Xerox, Google, KOOLi, Nokia, Reiser, TeamQuest, XYZprinting

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Santa Monica

RED Interactive Agency

“RED focuses on creating great customer experiences. This is where we choose to dedicate our attention, our energy and our passion.”

What they offer includes:

  • Brand strategy and positioning
  • Omnichannel journeys and digital ecosystems
  • Campaign concept, planning, and management
  • Social strategy, content, development, and management
  • Digital ad strategy, creative development, and production
  • Content planning, production, and editing
  • Mobile game strategy, creative, and development

Brands they’ve worked with include: ESPN, Budweiser, Disney, Microsoft, Samsung, Under Armour, Netflix, Nike, Riot Games, GoPro, Ubisoft

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TRÜF Creative

“We create visionary designs for visionary clients.”

What they offer includes:

  • Brand identity
  • Brand naming and positioning
  • Web design and development
  • Print design and production
  • Event collateral
  • Social media design
  • Promotional items

Brands they’ve worked with include: Adidas, Indiegogo, DreamWorks, The Annenberg Foundation, True Religion Brand Jeans, Echo Capital Group, University of California

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Of course there are many more wonderful digital marketing agencies in California. Have any you think we should know about? Let us know in the comments.

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Courtni Casanova