This article aims to provide a list of some of the most prestigious branding agencies in the world. Of course, there are many more amazing agencies we still need to discover, and we will update the list over time.
Meanwhile, we hope this list will help future brand strategists find their perfect employer, but also brands find their perfect branding agency!
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Cities: Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
“We blend strategy, design & technology to co-create brands that are both brilliant and beautiful. We operate globally from our permanent HQ in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. We are happy to visit your offices wherever you are based, or to welcome you to ours.”
Cities: Bath, London (United Kingdom) New York (USA), Singapore
“bluemarlin is an award-winning brand design consultancy with a diverse portfolio of clients from around the world. Our multi-disciplinary teams have been creating innovative solutions for over 20 years.”
Cities: London (United Kingdom)
“Brandhouse is a Brand Agency – a brand consultancy and design agency both under one roof. Our approach makes brands emotionally distinctive, sets them apart from their competitors and drives sustainable growth.We give brands an Emotional Competitive Advantage.”
Cities: Cincinnati -Ohio, Chicago -Illinois (USA), Paris (France), Hong-Kong, Shanghai (China) Singapore.
“We are a brand equity design company. Brandimage is the result of a 2008 merger of Laga and Desgrippes Gobé. At the time laga, with over 60 years in business, was known as one of America’s top fast-moving consumer goods design and strategy consultancies. Desgrippes Gobé, founded in 1971, was known as a global leader in luxury branding and corporate identity design, and one of France’s most prestigious firms.”
Cities: London (United Kingdom)
“BrandMe is an independent brand and packaging design consultancy, which focuses on creating iconic brand personalities and designs. Over the past twenty years, our combination of brand strategy and design has shaped the success of many brands in the UK and internationally; brands designed to touch consumers’ hearts, sell and stand the test of time.
Whether it be brand repositioning, redesign or innovation, our team of experts provides a holistic, tailored and seamless service.”
Cities: Melbourne (Australia), London (United Kingdom)
BrandOpus is a multi award-winning strategic design agency specialising in brands; creating identities, brand architecture and packaging. With a proven track record in all areas of brand design, we work with a multitude of clients ranging from small luxury brands through to global FMCG brands.
Cato Brand Partners
Cities: Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Sunshine Coast (Australia), Buenos Aires (Argentina), Guangzhou (China), Jakarta (Indonesia), Guadalajara (Mexico), Wellington (New Zealand), Muscat (Oman), Lahore (Pakistan), Singapore, Madrid (Spain), Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
“Working in over 100 countries for over 40 years, we are a global branding company that deliver to our clients an unmistakable presence in the marketplace. Born of design driven by ideas, we create communications that allow us to transcend cultural and language boundaries and make business strategy visible, compelling, relevant and measurable.”
Coley Porter Bell
Cities: Worldwide presence (120 countries). Head Office: London (United Kingdom)
“Coley Porter Bell is a full-service brand design agency. Part of the Ogilvy & Mather group, we have 36 years experience of bringing fresh thinking to brands based on a deep understanding of consumers and markets. Our philosophy: Seduce the subconscious, and convince the conscious. We leverage neuroscience to create Beautifully Persuasive brands that grow.”
Cities: London (United Kingdom), New York (USA), Hong-Kong, Shanghai, Beijing (China), Singapore, Bogotá (Colombia), Buenos Aires (Argentina), Dubai (United Arab Emirates), Geneva (Switzerland), Hamburg (Germany), Lima (Peru), Madrid (Spain), Melbourne (Australia), Mexico City (Mexico), Milan, Rome (Italy), Moscow (Russia), Paris (France), Santiago de Chile (Chile), São Paulo (Brasil), Sydney (Australia)
“We are the creative future company. Our job is to help you create the future for your brand and business. Future Brand is a leading international brand and design consultancy network that places strategic rigor and creative excellence right at its heart. With 25 offices worldwide FutureBrand has the bandwidth to identify consumer trends, product and service innovations that are taking place in real life and in real time around the world.”
Cities: London (United Kingdom)
“We’re proud of our independence. With over 21 years of collaboration with British and international clients we have created a hybrid consultancy that combines the disciplines of brand strategy, innovation, graphic and structural design and realisation, all under one roof in central London, enabling us to deliver cohesive, compelling and meaningful ideas for our clients.”
Cities: Worldwide presence (31 offices in 27 countries). Head Office: New-York (USA)
“Interbrand is the world’s leading brand consultancy, with a network of 31 offices in 27 countries. Since it opened for business in 1974, it has changed the way the world sees branding: from just another word for “logo” to a business’ most valuable asset to business strategy brought to life. Publisher of the highly influential annual Best Global Brands ranking, Interbrand believes that brands have the power to change the world—and helps its clients achieve this goal every day. Interbrand is part of the Omnicom Group Inc. network of agencies.”
Cities: Shanghai (China), Paris (France)
“Labbrand is a leading China-originated global brand consultancy. For us, branding is not mysterious terminology. We demystify branding to build brand value.”
Cities: London (United Kingdom), Munich (Germany), Madrid (Spain), Prague (Czech Republic), Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates), Buenos Aires (Argentina), Bogota (Colombia), Mexico City (Mexico), São Paulo (Brasil)
“For forty years, Lambie-Nairn has been bringing brands to life that emotionally connect with audiences and deliver business success. Pioneers in the world of branding and identity, we’ve launched some of the biggest brands in the world, winning awards and redefining genres along the way.”
Cities: Bangkok (Thailand), Beijing, Shanghai, (China), Cape Town (South Africa), New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Cincinnati (USA), Dubai (United Arab Emirates), Geneva (Switzerland), Hamburg (Germany), Hanoi (Vietnam), Hong-Kong, Istambul (Turkey), Jakarta (Indonesia), Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), London (United Kingdom), Sydney, Melbourne (Australia), Mexico City (Mexico), Milan (Italy), Moscow (Russia), Mumbai (India), Paris (France), São Paulo (Brasil), Seoul (Korea), Singapore, Tokyo (Japan)
“As a global leader in brand consulting and design, Landor helps clients create agile brands that thrive in today’s dynamic, disruptive marketplace. Our work enables top brands—from Barclays to BMW and Tide to Taj—to stand for something while never standing still.
Landor’s branding services include strategy and positioning, identity and design, brand architecture, innovation, naming and verbal branding, research and analytics, environments and experience, engagement and activation, and digital and social media. ”
Cities: New York, Boston, San Francisco (USA), Paris (France) London (United Kingdom), Tokyo (Japan), Hong Kong ( SAR China), São Paulo (Brazil).
“At Lippincott, we combine strategic thinking and creative excellence to turn brand possibilities into business results.
Since our inception in 1943 as Lippincott & Margulies, we have delivered results for the world’s most iconic brands including 3M, Delta Air Lines, eBay, Hyatt, Infiniti, Samsung, Starbucks, and Walmart.
Today we are part of Oliver Wyman, a global professional services organization owned by Marsh & McLennan Companies.”
Cities: Cincinnati, OH (USA) London (UK) Geneva (Switzerland) Singapore, Guangzhou (China)
“LPK is a global brand design agency that offers insights, strategy, creativity and innovation that extend across all touchpoints of the branding spectrum. Our ethos of design moves brands beyond just good to create something ownable, with a distinct emotional appeal that inspires loyalty among the people it touches. This approach helps brands discover their twist: the disruptive ideas that are anchored in people’s desires and relevant to their lives—the ideas that empower brands to reach for extraordinary”.
Cities: Beijing (China), Berlin, Düsseldorf (Germany), Genève, Zurich (Switzerland), San Francisco (USA)
“MetaDesign is a global branding firm with offices in North America, Europe and Asia. MetaDesign creates brand strategies, identity systems, and digital experiences for emerging businesses, cultural institutions, and global enterprises.
Our philosophy is simple: powerful ideas can create massive change. We collaborate with our clients to reimagine possibilities for their brand, and then develop design solutions rooted in strategy.”
Cities: London (United Kingdom), Zürich (Switzerland), New York, San Francisco (USA).
“Moving Brands is an independent, global creative company. We work with you to create new businesses, brands,
products and services.Our expertise is in: Branding and Communications, Experience Design, Business Design”
Saffron Brand Consultants
Cities: Madrid (Spain), London (United Kingdom), New York, Miami (USA), Istanbul (Turkey), Vienna (Austria), Mumbai (India), São Paulo (Brazil)
“Saffron is an independent global brand consultancy specialising in business transformation, brand strategy and design. The company has offices in Madrid,São Paulo, London, New York, Mumbai, Vienna and Istanbul. Led by Jacob Benbunan and Ian Stephens, Saffron works with global companies and institutions across a wide range of sectors including professional services, banking, retail, fashion, luxury, telecommunications, education, places and not for profit. Their philosophy? ‘Disruptive thinking for ambitious brands.’ “
Cities: New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco (USA), London (United Kingdom), Shanghai (China), Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
“Siegel+Gale is the simplicity company. We seek it, defend it and embrace it in everything we do to help brands reach their true potential. Simplicity is the centerpiece of the strategies we develop that reveal the unique truths of an organization, the engaging stories we create that connect brands with their audiences and the meaningful experiences we deliver that are both unexpectedly fresh and remarkably clear.”
Cities: London, Manchester (UK), Dubai (United Arab Emirates), Hong Kong, Shangai (China)
“We are StartJG, The Multi-Channel Brand Agency™ . We’re an independent, integrated creative agency specialising in brand, environment and interaction design. Our multi-skilled team has expertise in traditional channels and pioneering new technologies, and includes creatives, designers, writers, strategists, programmers, producers and project managers – some of the best in the industry.
Founded in January 1996 and with offices in London, Dubai and Hong Kong, Start JG produces award winning and commercial successful work for adidas, Air Asia, BBC, Bentley, Barclays, Dubai Airports, Fred Perry, Jumeirah, MTS, P&G and Virgin”
The Brand Union
Cities: Bangalore (India), Bangkok (Thailand), Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai,(China), Berlin, Hamburg (Germany), Cairo (Egypt), Cape Town, Johannesburg (South Africa), Doha (Qatar), Dubai (United Arab Emirates), Jakarta (Indonesia), London (United Kingdom), Madrid (Spain), Moscow (Russia), Mumbai (India), New-York (USA), Paris (France), Riyadh (Saudi Arabia), São Paolo (Brasil), Seoul (Korea), Singapore, Stockholm (Sweden)
“We are a global brand agency with deep expertise in brand strategy, design, interaction, brand management and employee engagement. 500 people. 23 offices. Every major market. We have been part of WPP group since 1986.”
Vivaldi Partners Group
Cities: New York, Chicago (USA), Buenos Aires (Argentina), Toronto (Canada) London (United Kingdom), Zürich (Switzerland), Munich, Hamburg (Germany), Singapore.
“Vivaldi Partners Group is a global brand strategy consulting firm that works with a wide variety of clients in several industries, including automotive/manufacturing, consumer products, food/beverage, retail, and travel/leisure. It unlocks innovation and growth opportunities for brands and businesses in a digitally connected world. Vivaldi Partners Group is comprised of Vivaldi Partners, Fifth Season, a design and digital brand-building agency, and E-Edge, its executive and leadership development firm.”
Cities: London (United Kingdom), New York, San Francisco (USA), Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
“We are creative partners for ambitious leaders who want to act on the opportunities that matter.We pit creativity against the big challenges in radically different and radically better ways. Our global teams of designers, strategists,technologists, programme managers and educators deliver deep, meaningful change across and beyond our clients’ organisations.
We partner long-term and work at pace to create better brands and better businesses.”
Last update: March 2017