What Are The Top 15 Digital Marketing Agencies?
If you’re viewing this article, you’re probably in the market to hire a Digital Marketing Agency. The term Digital Marketing Agency can mean a few things to different people, but for the sake of this list, we’re going to focus on digital marketing agencies that excel in PPC (pay per click) marketing first followed by SEO (search engine optimization) marketing.
Putting together a list like this is extremely challenging as all of these agencies are so solid. But, here’s our take on who the Top 15 Digital Marketing Agencies are:
To me, Disruptive Advertising is the gold standard when it comes to digital marketing, especially PPC. Disruptive has been in business for over a decade, has 160+ employees, reached #145 on the Inc. 500, and manages $450M+ / year in ad spend for clients. They tend to focus primarily on clients that are in that are spending at least $10,000 / mo. in ad spend and are serious about growth. Their primary services include Paid Search, Paid Social, SEO, Amazon Marketing, Creative Services, Email Marketing, and Website Optimization.
#2 – Klient Boost
Klient Boost is right up there with Disruptive Advertising. They have 250+ active clients, over 40 of their clients have been acquired or raised funding largely based off of growth, and they have 3 offices (California, North Carolina, and United Kingdom). Their primary services include Google Ads, Facebook Ads, SEO, Email Marketing, and CRO (Conversion Rate Optimization).
#3 – Lead PPC
Along the same vein as Disruptive and Klient Boost would be us here at Lead PPC. In fact, all 3 of these agencies were founded by friends living in Utah. Here at Lead PPC, we have a very similar methodology to what you might find at Disruptive or Klient Boost but a bit more focused on a few select industries, one of which is franchising, which touches nearly other major industry except for ecommerce. We’ve also been in business for over a decade and have 200+ active clients. Our digital marketing services are primarily focused on Google Ads and Meta Ads.
#4 – WebFX
WebFX is a cut above the rest in many ways. They have 500+ digital experts, a 25-year track record, 1,000s of reviews, and use in-house technology. They have driven over $3,000,000 in revenue for the clients. As far as big box agencies goes, they are world class. They service a lot of the big spending industries such as Automotive, Dealerships, Education, Finance, Food, Franchises, Heavy Equipment, Home Repair, Industrial, Insurance, Legal, Local Services, Medical, Nonprofits, Professional Services, Real Estate, Entertainment, Ecommerce, Tech, and Tourism.
#5 – 97th Floor
97th Floor is a really cool agency located in San Francisco, CA and Lehi, UT. These guys are OGs and were heavy into digital marketing before most people even know what it was. Chris Bennett started 97th Floor back in 2005, nearly 20 years ago and they have since become one of the most respected digital marketing agencies in the industry. Services include SEO, Paid Media, Creative, Email Marketing, and CRO.
#6 – Scorpion
It’s hard to talk about digital marketing without mentioning Scorpion. The primary industries that Scorpion focuses on are Law Firms, Healthcare, Home Services, Multi-Location Brands, and Franchising. Their team is top notch, their design work is beautiful, and they have a beautiful building in Santa Clarita near Six Flags California. Scorpion has some pretty cool resources on their site including Webinars, eBooks, and much more.
#7 – Neil Patel Digital
I’m a closet fan of Neil Patel and have been since around 2010 when I started Lead PPC. Neil Patel has come a long way from becoming a well known email marketer to creating an international powerhouse when it comes to digital advertising and making the Inc. 500 list. Some of their clients include CNN, SoFi, Adobe, and many other household names. Focus areas include Data Analytics & Insights, Dashboard Development, CRO, User Experience, Front End Development, and Ad Operations.
#8 – Blue Corona
Blue Corona is a digital marketing agency that you may not have heard of before. That’s because they are focused primarily on the Home Services industry. But, if you’re a Contractor, Electrician, HVAC Company, Roofer, or virtually any type of home service provider, this is an agency that you should know about. Like several of the other agencies listed above, Blue Corona has also made the Inc. 500 list and been voted one of the Best Places To Work.
Cardinal is similar to Blue Corona but in the Healthcare space. If you’re a Dentist, Doctor, Veterinarian, Urgent Care Facility, or doing anything in healthcare then Cardinal is a group worth speaking with. Cardinal has made the Inc. 5000 list and focuses mainly on SEO, Facebook Ads, PPC Management, CRO, Web Design, Reputation Management, TikTok Advertising, and Programmatic Display.
#10 – Power Digital Marketing
Power Digital Marketing covers some industries that are vastly underserviced within the marketplace including Beauty, B2B, eCommerce, Fashion, Primate Equity, and Retail Media. These industries are actually quite massive when it comes to highest spending industries for PPC. Power is a full-service digital marketing agency that does everything from Affiliate Marketing to the normal SEO & PPC to TikTok to PR to Influencer Marketing, to basically anything that you can think of.
#11 – Ignite Visibility
Ignite has 150+ clients and 200+ 5 star reviews online. They have made the Inc. 5000 and have been named one of the Top PPC companies by Clutch, a prestigious award within the industry. Based out of La Jolla, CA, Ignite Visibility focuses on SEO, PPC, CRO, Website Design, PR, Amazon Marketing, Franchiser Marketing, and other International Services.
#12 – Thrive
Much like Power Digital Marketing, Thrive does everything. They have 150+ reviews on Google, 50+ reviews on Clutch, and 50+ reviews on UpCity. Thrive has offices on 25 cities around the world and are well known in the industry.
#13 – Jives Media
Jives Media has won Digital Marketing Agency of the Year 5 years in a row. They have completed 500+ projects and generated $680M in revenue for their clients. Services offered include Website Design, Google Ads, Social Media, Video Marketing & Production, SEO, and 1V1 Marketing Consulting.
#14 – JumpFly
JumpFly is an OG agency that has been around for 20 years. They have a BBB rating of A+ since 2005. JumpFly provides a Free PPC Audit. Much like Disruptive Advertising, they have a minimum PPC budget, theirs being $5,000 / mo. on Google, Facebook, or Amazon. Core services include Paid Search & Display, Paid Social Media, Amazon Ads, SEO, and Creative Design.
#15 – SearchKings
SearchKings has 5,000+ customers that they’ve worked with. They operate in 23 countries, have 24 languages, are across 4 continents, and have over 115 employees. They are a full-service agency that provides most major services and can do both lead generation and ecommerce types of campaigns.
How Do I Decide Which Digital Marketing Agency To Hire?
Now that we have a solid list of who the Top 15 Digital Marketing Agencies are, let’s talk about how to decide which one is best for YOU!
Understand Your Needs and Budget
Before you start scouting for a digital marketing company, it’s essential to understand your specific marketing needs. Do you require SEO services, content creation, social media management, or email marketing? Having clarity on your requirements will help you narrow down your choices. Next, determine your budget. Knowing how much you’re willing to spend will further refine your search and prevent overspending.
Research and Evaluate
Don’t rush the process. Take your time to research potential companies thoroughly. Look at their website, check out their portfolio, and read their case studies and testimonials. Evaluate their industry experience and expertise in handling similar projects.
Analyze Their Online Presence
A reputable digital marketing company should have a strong online presence. Do they rank high on search engine results pages? Is their website professional and easy to navigate? How active are they on social media? These are good indicators of how they could manage your online reputation.
Ask About Their Strategy
Once you’ve shortlisted a few companies, it’s time to dive deeper. Ask them about their digital marketing strategy. How will they drive more traffic to your website? How will they improve your search engine rankings? What is their approach to social media marketing? The more detailed their strategy, the better.
The Price-Quality Balance
While pricing is an important factor, the cheapest option may not always be the best. You want to ensure that the company you choose provides high-quality services that will generate a significant return on investment.
Remember, hiring a digital marketing company is an investment in your business’s future. The right company can help boost your online visibility, increase brand awareness, and drive more leads and sales. So take your time, do your homework, and choose a company that aligns with your business goals and budget.
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