DesignRush Announces The Top 24 Business Consulting Firms of 2019

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Studies show that the management consulting industry is worth upwards of $250 billion. DesignRush discovered the leading consulting firms that can help brands grow effectively in 2019.

“Many businesses think of ‘management’ when they hear the words ‘consulting firm,’ but the reality is that consulting companies can help in a variety of areas,” says DesignRush Founder and CEO Gabriel Shaoolian.

The management consulting industry is worth $250 billion, helping businesses refine their operations, hone marketing, improve HR, and more. This external support empowers businesses to expand more efficiently, leading to better brand growth and longevity., a B2B marketplace connecting brands with agencies, determined the 24 best business and management consulting companies that can provide personalized assistance to brands in order to help them succeed – even beyond traditional confines that people place around management consulting.

“Many businesses think of ‘management’ when they hear the words ‘consulting firm,’ but the reality is that consulting companies can help in a variety of areas,” says DesignRush Founder and CEO Gabriel Shaoolian. “From HR to accounting to business development to marketing and beyond, consulting companies can create personalized strategies aimed at strengthening businesses from the inside out.”

DesignRush’s Agency Listing section features the top local and global business consulting companies. The top consulting firms from around the world include:

1. Bixa

Bixa offers customer research and audience insights that bring clarity to your company's most critical business decisions. Find out exactly what you need to know, from the people who matter most—your audience. We specialize in qualitative research that includes fast, nimble studies, generation Z research, mobile diary studies, in-home ethnography, and usability testing.

2. CIENCE Technologies

CIENCE Technologies provides a combination of machine learning and human intelligence in our approach to high-quality prospecting. Our services start with analyzing our client's needs, where we mutually develop an Ideal Customer Profile to target. We then execute multi-channel sales outreach campaigns to book highly targeted appointments for our customer's sales team. We have developed an ideal system for training teams professionally, solving problems quickly, and providing effective results for our clients.

3. Coffee + Dunn

Coffee+Dunn is a marketing consulting company that helps our clients transform their marketing organization to be more successful in the new digital era. Through a combination of advisory services and thought leadership (best practices), marketing automation and related technology implementation, and managed marketing execution services, we ensure clients have the optimal organization structure, business processes, and technology capabilities to fulfill the company's business goals and customer interaction strategies. Our unique approach leverages over 14 years in the marketing operations and technology space, deploying proven methodologies and industry expertise with our clients. Coffee+Dunn consulting services empower our clients to understand their current situation, identify capabilities needed to thrive in the new world, develop an action plan to transform their organization, and implement the process and technology solutions critical to help them succeed. Coffee+Dunn is Microsoft certified provider of Dynamics 365 for Marketing and Sales services, and winner of Microsoft's Visionary Award for Marketing Excellence (2015).

4. ComputerSupport's mission is to harness the power of technology and help business leaders get the most out of their technology investment, on-premise and in the cloud. The company's ITAnyWhere Support, ITAnyWhere WorkSpace, ITAnyWhere ServiceDesk and ITAnyWhere Pro products and services have helped hundreds of businesses stay competitive with innovative use of technology.

5. Creative Filament

With overwhelming admirers from all over the globe, Creative Filament is not just any website design, development, and digital marketing company. During a long period of our existence in this service arena, we have amassed a great experience that simply puts us ahead of the best companies all around. The solitary ambition of all of us here at Creative Filament is to put your business on top, with respect to everything that determines the leadership qualities.

6. Digital Ant

We work for startups and companies that want to improve, innovate and create something new. We help them transform their ambitions into reality through marketing and design. We are fast, open and we think broadly.

7. Empower Marketing Ltd

Empower Marketing Ltd is an exciting marketing agency with a proven track record of developing and implementing sales and marketing strategy, projects and campaigns. Our management team each have over 18 years of experience of helping to grow business start-ups and large organizations across a range of sectors. We do not lock businesses into long contracts or tie them into unnecessary costs. Even though this could reduce our scope for longer-term business, we actually enjoy keeping a company's marketing budget as low as possible as this means bigger profit margins for you and therefore maximizing our client's success. We promise to provide honest advice, creative ideas, business acumen, and strong value-for-money.

8. Energy Creative

Whether you’re a large business looking for a multichannel campaign or a small business looking for a single page website to showcase your services, we’re at the forefront of digital advances and marketing best practice, adding value and boosting brand visibility. We work with companies of all sizes, from small family businesses to larger SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises). Our clients range from start-ups to established businesses, who offer services locally, nationally and globally. We create bespoke campaigns and strategies that fit with your business to drive them forward. Our services can be taken as stand-alone or combined. Whether you need a simple brochure or an overarching digital strategy, our team excel at creating unique, exciting and engaging campaigns which put your brand firmly at the center of the stage.

9. Franchise Beacon

Franchise Beacon is a franchise sales, funding, development, and management company. We can help you turn your successful business into a national franchise. With extensive success in the franchise world, years of experience in financing, experience at training franchisors at some of the leading organizations in the country, every member of the Beacon team is a leader in the industry. There is no competition, there’s no question, Franchise Beacon is your clear choice.

10. Gary Johnson Design

My name is Gary Johnson. I’m a Christian, husband, father of four, US Army Combat Veteran, and your honest & ethical local business launcher. I am not here to sell you a website, social media management, review management, Google and Facebook advertising, or any other Internet marketing service. I am here to help you better serve and attract your customers using the Internet. Overall, I am looking to partner with other small and local business owners who provide top-notch products and services and see the value in Internet marketing but cannot wear that hat any longer because it is just not cost/time efficient. At Gary Johnson Design, we follow a customer-focused, consistency over time approach to marketing your business online.

11. Monday

MONDAY is a Business Design Consulting with 13 years. MONDAY is an award-winning consulting company. We are a curious and Business design oriented consultancy. We are passionate about helping companies throughout Experience design and Business design. We believe that design is a facilitator and a bridge between people and businesses. Working together with our clients as a co-creation is for us a drive for change. Our passion is helping others connect and create a meaningful and delightful experience for their user’s and communities. Touched by this willingness to transforms throughout design we empower our team in a collaborative setting so they can grow themselves has our clients.

12. MOPA

A boutique agency does mar-com (digital, PR, social), celebrity, makeup and blockchain projects. Worked with the government bureau, art institute, luxury brand, auto, top 500 corporates, and blockchain team, we’ve met the demands of cross-industry clients who need mar-com, celebrities, product replacements content, media, and blockchain related campaigns. Our talents are not only from multiple industries and the business cycles, but also from the strong relations with media, celebrities, and professionals. There’s a nickname for us which is “the router for business”, since we can catch the opportunities for the clients with the current market trend, to have a project done with higher efficiency and quick responding.

13. NiuMedia

We are a Digital Marketing agency with more than 6 years of experience, strategically located in the center of the country, in the city of San Luis Potosí, Mexico. Our team is made up of designers, comunicólogos, marketers, systems engineers and graduates in computer science. At NiuMedia we know that strategic alliances are a fundamental part of success. That is why we are certified by Google and we work together with Hubspot, leaders in digital marketing vanguards.

14. OnTrack CMO

OnTrack CMO provides proven senior marketing leadership to software developers and professional services firms for a fraction of the cost of hiring a full-time Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). For nearly two decades, we’ve worked exclusively with some of the most successful Microsoft VARS, ISVs, Software Developers and Systems Integrators in the US and Europe to help them increase sales, improve positioning and increase their return on marketing investments. Our clients tell us they value OnTrack CMO because we’re proven, cost-effective and able to hit the ground running with a full suite of marketing services tailored to their specific needs. We believe in spending the time and effort necessary to create the right model for each client and guiding their marketing team through the engagement from start to finish. You can get started with a strategic marketing workshop or secure your own Fractional CMO to drive measurable, positive results over the long haul.

15. Preston Benson Videography

Preston Benson is a Colorado-based producer with over 10 years of experience in production. He has taken his passion for compelling visual story-telling and put it to use in everything from documentary and television programming to marketing and advertising. He operates a full-service production company offering pre-production services such as marketing consultation and writing, production capacities including certified drone operation and 4K production, as well as all aspects of post-production from including motion graphic design and professional voiceover. Prior to opening his own production company in 2015, he has worked as senior producer for FASTFORWARD Media. Additionally, he has worked extensively with the Four Corners Film Office, served as an adjunct instructor for video production at Fort Lewis College, and acted as station manager for Durango Community Access TV.

16. Shane Barker Consulting

Shane Barker Consulting is a Sacramento-based digital marketing agency. It was founded by digital marketing consultant and strategist Shane Barker. He specializes in developing and executing effective digital marketing, influencer marketing, SEO, and social media campaigns. He is also a contributing author for reputable publications like Forbes and is an instructor at UCLA. The agency offers a full range of digital marketing and consulting services.

17. Stoltenberg Consulting

Founded in 1995, Pittsburgh-based Stoltenberg Consulting, Inc., leads the health IT industry with innovative 2018 Best in KLAS Flexsourcing and legacy support programs that improve patient engagement, decrease physician burnout, enhance EHR end-user adoption and trim IT support costs. Delivering a holistic approach to healthcare organizations, Stoltenberg provides information technology and business consulting services spanning EHR system selection, project management, implementation and optimization support with measurable results for value-based care. Averaging 15 years of experience, Stoltenberg consultants are skilled in both financial and clinical systems with best practice expertise for Cerner Millennium, Cerner Soarian, Epic, MEDITECH, NextGen, Allscripts, and McKesson customers.

18. The Observer Effect

Through a proven method - that fuses consultative ways of working (centered around collaboration, pace, and rigor), with agency flare - we inspire teams to stretch, shape and build their brands. We bring people and ideas together. From our various points of view, be that agency, consultancy or corporation, we are united in the belief, that ‘brand’ (for better or worse) should be doing more to help business’ with the challenges they face – short and long term. We change perceptions to change reality. Consciousness creates beliefs, beliefs create thoughts, thoughts create frequency and frequency creates reality. We can help you to understand and explore the perception of those creating your reality so that you are empowered to help shape it.

19. The Source Approach

The Source Approach is a top-rated Amazon Consultant and eCommerce Consultant with over 10 years of experience in helping companies thrive at eCommerce quicker and easier. You can expect to work 1 on 1 personally with me and not a random agent in a call center with little to no experience. As a fellow business owner, I have significant experience managing projects, people & budgets to get results. My experience comes from owning, partnering & running businesses, not working as an employee at an agency.

20. Think PR

Think PR is a creative PR, SoMe and communications agency in Copenhagen, Denmark, working across Europe with a strong digital reputation. We are a dedicated workforce that through a close and trusting relationship with our customers, provide efficient, focused and competent advice. Think is social creativity combined with market insight and skilled knowledge.

21. TopRight

TopRight helps you transform your marketing by working through the right combination of story, strategy, and systems to tell your story better, execute your go-to-market strategy more effectively and deliver a remarkable customer experience flawlessly. TopRight is the transformational marketing consulting firm focused on serving the strategic growth objectives of C-Suite executives, their direct reports, and their organizations. Having served in leadership roles both client and agency side, we have lived and breathed the responsibility of driving business results. We understand the cost of success or failure of specific strategies, initiatives, and results. That means our true north is organic growth through transformation. And we partner with our clients to create profitable customer experiences based on the right Story, the right Strategy, and the right Systems—all measured through the lens of Simplicity, Clarity, and Alignment.

22. VP Legacies

We are creating a world where people aren’t afraid to personally connect. This philosophy has allowed us to grow our business values and processes. And in the same way, what started for our founders at the University of Denver as a strong friendship, the business has grown, and with it—a personal connect movement, giving you the tools to share your unique story. Stories matter. You matter. By creating trust, sharing story details and embracing emotion, we will help you develop a true personal connection with your employees and customers. Our clients say that we create raving fans about their businesses through emotional storytelling strategies. By auditing personal connection internally (employee facing) and externally (customer facing), we have helped our clients increase productivity and efficiency by discovering and implementing emotional storytelling strategies respective to our clients’ pains. We utilize consulting, capturing, editing and educating services to achieve your employee and customer engagement, education, and experience goals.

23. Wild Orange Media Ltd

We provide a blend of training, speaking and consulting support to a diverse range of clients, large and small, to help them evolve efficiently in the digital age. Based in Godstone, Surrey in the UK, we specialize in providing in-house training and support to help organizations improve their marketing results by embracing new possibilities that emerge from technological progress. Whether it's content marketing, social media or good old-fashioned advertising, we help companies work smarter, better and more efficiently.

24. ZG Worldwide Consultants

In today's business environment, companies want less full-time staff and more on-demand experts. For these businesses, ZG Worldwide provides a single source for solutions in technology, business, marketing, communications, and healthcare. This great choice of services makes forming a multidisciplinary team less difficult. Hundreds of businesses across the US and globally have connected with our broad range of associates. We provide short to long-term interim staffing, managed IT services and marketing/communications as well as permanent placement. Former Fortune 500 C-suite IT executives comprise our elite group of the world's foremost technology leaders.

Brands can view the best consulting firms by rates, expertise, experience, case studies, reviews and more on DesignRush. Users can easily filter to compare consulting companies and find the best consulting firms that can assist their business and help it grow effectively.    

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