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 continue to 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!
Cities: Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
“We are driven to create brands that are both brilliant and beautiful. Our process of creation is multifaceted and more often than not – messy. It’s a learning journey that we take together with our clients and the outcome is always surprising, purposeful and ultimately impactful.”
Cities: Bath, London (United Kingdom) New York (USA), Mumbai (India)
“We accelerate businesses by building brands that livein the hand, heart and mind. As strategic creative partners we help our clients navigate change, in good times and bad, to imagine more profitable and responsible futures. We make brands relevant in people’s lives. Since 1993.”
Cities: Paris (France), and Shanghai (China).
“Brandimage is a global consultancy of brand equity architects and designers. Brandimage creates brands that drive brand performance. Brandimage creates brand experiences that are distinctive, ownable, engaging and that resonate deeply and enduringly with consumers because they are rooted in fundamental emotional truths. Brandimage is part of the brand development group of SGK, which is a Matthews International company.“
Cities: London (United Kingdom)
“BrandMe is a privately owned strategic brand development, design and innovation consultancy, ranked number 5 in last year’s Design Week Survey. Our success is due to our talented team of passionately creative and strategic individuals who are proud to work in an agile, independent and award winning agency.”
Cities: San Francisco (USA), New York (USA), Lisbon (Portugal), Belgrade (Serbia)
“Clay is a global branding and design agency headquartered in San Francisco. We elevate brands through world-class digital experiences working with clients like Slack, Google, Snapchat, Amazon, and Coinbase.”
Cities: London (United Kingdom), New-York (USA)
“For over 40 years, we’ve been working with some of the world’s biggest brands. From creating brand strategy roadmaps and designing new brands themselves, to revitalising legacy brand propositions and developing employee engagement programmes, Coley Porter Bell helps brands turn change in to opportunity for their business.”
Cities: New York (USA)
“DD.NYC® stands out among other agencies due to its unwavering commitment to creative innovation, strategic thinking, and measurable results. With a relentless focus on driving impactful campaigns, DD.NYC® combines cutting-edge technology, data-driven insights, and exceptional storytelling to deliver transformative marketing solutions that elevate brands and captivate audiences. Through a collaborative and forward-thinking approach, DD.NYC® consistently surpasses industry standards, enabling clients to achieve unparalleled success in an ever-evolving digital landscape.”
“We create brands the world loves. We make every experience people have with your business meaningful. We build brands with purpose, brands that impact the lives of millions, and brands that last.”
“Evviva’s a brand agency. We combine the power of insight with the art of identity to make people act. With offices in San Francisco and Edinburgh, we combine the best of Silicon Valley’s entrepreneurial spirit with the UK’s marketing genius to deliver outstanding research, strategy, positioning and identity to many of the world’s most admired brands.“
Cities: London (United Kingdom), New York (USA), Shanghai, Beijing (China), Bogotá (Colombia), Buenos Aires (Argentina), Dubai (United Arab Emirates), Geneva (Switzerland), Lima (Peru), Madrid (Spain), Melbourne (Australia), Mexico City (Mexico), Milan (Italy), Paris (France), San Francisco (USA), Santiago de Chile (Chile), São Paulo (Brasil), Sydney (Australia)
“FutureBrand is a global brand transformation company. Based in the world’s most exciting cities, we are a diverse and entrepreneurial group of brand, creative & experience experts. We help businesses grow even when times change by better connecting brand purpose to everyday experience.”
Cities: New-York – Global Headquarters (USA), Buenos Aires (Argentina), Cologne (Germany), London (United Kingdom), Madrid (Spain), Mexico City (Mexico), Milan (Italy), Mumbai (India), San Francisco (USA), São Paulo (Brasil), Seoul (South Korea), Shangai (China), Sydney (Australia), Tokyo (Japan), Zürich (Switzerland)
“Interbrand has been the world’s leading brand consultancy, for over 40 years – having pioneered iconic work and forged many of the brand building tools that are now commonplace. We know that in an age of unprecedented abundance of choice and speed of innovation, customers’ expectations are moving faster than businesses. While incremental change is still essential, it’s no longer sufficient. It takes bold moves to leap ahead of customers and competitors. We call them Iconic Moves.”
Cities: Shanghai (China), Singapore, New York (USA), Vancouver (Canada), Paris (France)
“Labbrand is the leading China-originated global brand consultancy with regional operations in APAC (Shanghai, Singapore), Europe (Paris), and North America (New York, Vancouver). We drive forward the positive power of branding. Leading brands on impactful journeys, we create meaningful brand experiences by bringing together excellence in research, strategy, design and verbal identity.“
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)
“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. Founded by Walter Landor in 1941, Landor pioneered many of the research, design, and consulting methods that are now standard in the branding industry. Today, Landor has 26 offices in 19 countries, working with a broad spectrum of world-famous brands.”
“Lexicon Branding develops category-defining names for the world’s biggest and most innovative brands. Swiffer, Sonos, Pentium, Dasani, and Impossible Foods are just a few of the hundreds of successful product and company names we have created since 1982. “
Cities: New York, Boston, San Francisco (USA), Paris (France) London (United Kingdom), Tokyo (Japan), Hong Kong, Seoul (South Korea).
“Lippincott builds brands and brand portfolios that remain relevant and differentiated in the face of changing markets. In a world of digital transformation, we think systematically and creatively, to build new brands, reposition existing ones and enable future growth.”
Cities: Cincinnati, OH (USA) London (United Kingdom) Geneva (Switzerland)
“LPK IS a global brand design and innovation agency. As specialists in innovation, branding, and customer experience, we create brands that resonate in current culture and stand the test of time.”
Cities: Beijing (China), Berlin, Düsseldorf (Germany), Lausanne, Zürich (Switzerland), New York, San Francisco (USA)
“MetaDesign is a global brand strategy, innovation and experience firm. We use the power of creativity to transform business for the better. As a strategic and creative partner to large corporations, cultural institutions and startups, we work with our clients on complex brand and business challenges. We are a member of Publicis Communications.“
“We create design with meaning. Great design speaks to your head, and your heart. It makes you feel different, and think differently. It makes you remember, and respond. That’s what we aim for: to go from insight to ideas to design that connects. To craft things with intelligence, sensitivity and precision. “
Cities: San Francisco, CA and Remote
“Ramotion is a branding agency focused on creating distinct brand identities, marketing websites, and digital product development for fast-growing tech companies and innovative startups. Brand consistency across all touch-points binds all their services together, making Ramotion a valuable vendor for companies looking to establish a solid design foundation for future growth. Ramotion has an ongoing collaboration with companies like Mozilla, Turo, Okta, and many others.“
“Red Antler is a branding company based in Brooklyn. Fiercely committed to differentiation and success, we build brands for startups that are changing how the world works. We create captivating brand experiences that connect with people deliberately, through all points of interaction.”
Cities: Madrid (Spain), London (United Kingdom), Istanbul (Turkey), Vienna (Austria), Mumbai (India)
“Saffron Brand Consultants is an independent branding consultancy. Founded in 2001 by Jacob Benbunan and Wally Olins (1930-2014). Saffron specialises in defining brand strategies with a special focus on experience design and innovation in order to build solid brand cultures.“
Cities: Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), Manila (Philippines), Saigon (Vietnam), Singapore, Yangon (Myanmar)
“Sedgwick Richardson has been headquartered in Asia for 30 years, but our story echoes much further. From the very beginning, we’ve devoted ourselves to future thinking. Our strategic mindset and creative energy are the foundations of our brand. From start-ups with global ambitions, to international brands seeking to stay fresh, we apply our on-the-ground cultural knowledge to new and established players in the Asian market.“
Cities: New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco (USA), London (United Kingdom), Shanghai (China), Dubai (United Arab Emirates), Tokyo (Japan)
“We believe in the power of simplicity. At Siegel+Gale, we own it, defend it and live by it. We’re a brand strategy, design and experience firm. With unlimited imagination and a dedication to the facts, we build brands that cut through the clutter—and unlock success for our clients.”
Cities: Amsterdam (The Netherlands), Bangkok (Thailand), Beijing, Shanghai (China), Berlin, Hamburg, Munich (Germany), Cairo (Egypt), Cape Town, Johannesburg (South Africa), Dubai (United Arab Emirates), Hong Kong, Jakarta (Indonesia), London (UK), Madrid (Spain), New York (USA), São Paulo (Brasil), Seoul (South Korea), Singapore.
“Superunion is a next-generation brand agency built on a spirit of creative optimism. We believe in the power of creativity to improve the future of people and organisations. Our expertise includes brand strategy, identity, communications, and brand management. With 750 people in 22 offices and 17 countries, we’re a truly global brand agency.“
Office Locations: Worldwide.
“Our name is Unusual. Our work is unusual. Our strategy is unusual. Our visual identity is unusual. Our copywriting is unusual. Our web design is unusual. Our package design is unusual. Our production is unusual. Our philosophy is unusual. Our company description for this feature is unusual.”
Cities: New York, Chicago (USA), Buenos Aires (Argentina), Toronto (Canada) London (United Kingdom), Zürich (Switzerland), Düsserldorf, Munich, Hamburg (Germany).
“Vivaldi is a global business and brand transformation firm single-mindedly focused on keeping you ahead of the game. We uncover opportunities at the intersection of strategy, brand, technology and design, but don’t stop there. We go beyond consulting to make strategy actionable — the most important factor in leading clients to success.”
“At WANT Branding we create brands for every kind of business –from the world’s biggest brands to small and medium-sized companies. We also brand start-ups, non-profits and trade groups as well as partner with VCs, Private Equity firms on their portfolio businesses. Based in three of America’s most exciting cities – New York and Miami – WANT is an entrepreneurial agency made up of small, senior-level teams who are hands-on from start to finish.”
Cities: London (United Kingdom), New York, San Francisco (USA), Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
“We are Wolff Olins, a global agency creating transformative brands that move organizations, people and the world forward. For over 50 years, we’ve been delivering strategy, design and change to help advance organizations in moments of inflection. We believe that brands have the power to move minds and improve our world. They connect people, ignite conversation and feed our imagination. As creative problem solvers, we tackle the most daring brand challenges to deliver meaningful commercial, creative and cultural impact.”
Last update: November 2023