The Top Branding Firms of 2019, According to DesignRush

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DesignRush determined the best branding companies who can build successful brand identities that foster long-term business growth., a B2B marketplace connecting brands with agencies, rounded up the top local and global branding companies who can build successful brand identities that foster long-term business growth.

The top branding firms from around the world include:

1.    Studio Red

As a brand strategy consulting firm, StudioRed’s research & innovation process is structured to uncover unmet business opportunities and niches within the market. They help clients capture their brand identity while authentically representing their core values to the market. They utilize product research of past, current, and future consumers to reveal important characteristics of their experiences & pain points suffered. Located in Silicon Valley, Studio Red’s services have created a process to turn new technologies into meaningful, impactful products & experiences for both consumers and businesses.

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2.    BAKER Associates

BAKER Associates creates brands that people love. BAKER is an independent, award-winning branding agency known for exceptional creative. They have earned long-term relationships with their clients, collaborating with them to solve business challenges using progressive and thoughtful design.

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3.    Fludium

Fludium is The Brand Catalyst, a strategic branding agency based in Dubai, UAE. They create, refresh and organize brands to give clients the winning edge. The agency builds brands that boost business by distilling a brand’s purpose into a promise that is both distinctive and magnetic to its target customers. The team is well versed in formulating insightful, strategic and creative solutions.

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4.    Kate Miller Design

Integrating Kate Miller Design within the development of a business, whether that happens on day one or day 1001, ensures that brands have an established marketing package as well as an as-needed Design Consultant. In addition, clients receive a resource that can either identify intuitive processes to help them implement marketing efforts, or connect to provide the service for them.

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5.    Paragraphs LLC

Paragraphs is a strategic design firm and business consultancy. They are experts at corporate identity and branding. They help clients rethink and reimagine how they go to market. Paragraphs LLC functions as “internal team members” helping brands grow by looking at their business differently – this could be their business structure, how they go to market and/or how they position their products and services to their key constituencies.

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6.    AXIS visual

Simply put, AXIS visual packaged information in ways that get attention and deliver not only a positive message but the appropriate one to customers, clients or target markets. The agency uses creativity, business knowledge, the understanding of production processes and a tremendous amount of experience to develop a strategy and/or tactics that promote companies, products or services.

7.    Digital Brew

Digital Brew is passionate about forming genuine connections through brand storytelling. Inspired by your ideas and goals, we handcraft animated explainer videos, commercials, documentaries and just about any type of video your company needs.

8.    Divining Point

Divining Point’s mission is to build greater trust in the marketplace by helping companies fulfill the promises they make to their customers. As such, they wake up every morning to generate demand for their clients’ services and cultivate brand loyalty.

9.    Friends & Neighbors

Founded and led by award-winning, results-driven strategic and creative thinkers, Friends & Neighbors provides full-service branding, design, advertising and marketing to a wide range of passionate clients. They apply a unique, anthropological approach to strategy that connects brands to people at a business-driving level of shared beliefs.

10.    Household

Household is an award-winning creative agency building modern brands and environments by blending experience strategy and design. Born in 2004, working globally from London and LA, Household defines growth opportunities and designs immersive experiences for brands including Amazon, Christian Louboutin, Hammerson, Tesco and H&M.

11.    I Concept Digital

I Concept started out in 2008 with an altruistic dream of designing beautiful websites and delivering extraordinary digital marketing results for clients. Using that as a yardstick when crafting their designs and content, they have grown exponentially to a full-service integrated digital marketing agency delivering exceptional results to clients in Singapore, Malaysia and beyond the APAC region.

12.    Imagine

Since 2004, Imagine has served as a digital marketing partner, working with clients to build brands that refuse to be ignored. They dig deep into research and modern analytics tools to make sure that each campaign the agency produces has an impact.

13.    Known Design Co

KNOWN DESIGN is an established design studio with a passion for all things branding design, graphic design, website design and web development related. They collaborate with local and international start-ups and established brands by creating innovative design solutions that transform brands. Their industry and experience allow them to work with several local and international clients across a wide range of sectors and geographical locations.

14.    Level Group

Level Group is an award-winning, full-service creative agency specializing in strategy, branding, and design. Their team operates under the belief that great solutions require personal investment. That investment takes the form of listening, learning, and responding with an ambitious hands-on approach — evidenced in successful strategy and brand expressions for a broad range of clientele that spans over 20 years.

15.    Marshall Strategy

Marshall Strategy is a privately-owned brand agency that provides identity-driven business strategies to guide operations, communications and culture. With a senior team of experienced and passionate professionals, the San Francisco-based firm collaborates closely with a range of clients, including startups, multinational giants, government agencies, and non-profits in a variety of industries and sectors.

16.    Nam Marketing

NAM Offers complete marketing and advertising solutions to many local and multinational clients with a 360 degrees communication approach. Their services include Activations and Branding, Events and Exhibitions, Kiosks and POS Displays, Retail Design and Fit Out, Conceptualization & Themes, Corporate Gifts, and more.

17.    Newman Grace Inc.

Newman Grace Inc. is an integrated marketing communications and design firm in Los Angeles specializing in digital and traditional marketing campaigns for growing and entrepreneurial brands. For more than 20 years, they have used their proprietary F.O.C.U.S. Branding™ process to help clients identify and exploit key competitive advantages in the market place.

18.    Next Frontier

Next Frontier is revolutionizing video marketing and country branding. They help companies and countries communicate their story by generating dynamic, emotional video and gives companies an international standard and global appeal.

19.    Peterman Design Firm

Peterman Design Firm works with clients to turn their ideas into successful products, brands, and businesses. Client ideas and the agency’s process create multi-million-dollar businesses. Whether clients are a startup or an established business, the agency can help through the launch process and support each business’s ongoing growth.

20.    Prime Studio Inc.

Prime Studio was founded in 1998 with the aim to partner with like-minded clients to create enticing and functional design solutions, which engage consumers and build brands. Cultural diversity is important to them, and they have a great team with diverse backgrounds, personalities and skills sets from all over the world. Their multi-disciplinary team is strategically aware, creatively driven and technically knowledgeable.

21.    Sussner Design Co.

Sussner Design Co. creates standout brand identities that step forward, rise up against the competition, and make a difference. They give Marketing VPs (MVP’s) the confidence, the tools, the wherewithal, and the what-up to bolster sales, crystalize messages and watch the competition disappear in the mirror.

22.    Tafanin Branding Agency

Usually, they say that negative space, emptiness in a design or white space (as it is often called, even if not white) is way more crucial than the stuff that’s in it. Space draws attention to the content, separates it from unrelated elements around it, it gives the eyes a resting place. And Tafanin Branding Agency knows how to utilize space and content properly to build successful brands.

23.    3 Colours Rule

3 Colours Rule was created in 2008. They are a multi-award-winning creative branding and marketing agency based in London with clients around the world. Their expertise in neuromarketing and passion for continuously learning new skills make them different. As a result, this allows them to develop each business as a loved brand that connects to the heart and mind of individuals.

24.    True Company

TRUECOMPANY is an independent agency with transversal talents, passionate about great creativity and a flair for effective strategies. They have come a long way since 1996, but they like to live every day as if it were the first: With the desire to surprise, convince and change things. It's something that the brands appreciate and gives birth to collaborations that last over time.

25.    ZIGMA8 | 360º creative Communications

Summed up simply, ZIGMA8 integrates and implements 360º creative communication solutions in Iran. Outside of Iran, this term might be divided into branding, advertising, PR or media solutions, and have words such as digital or events added, but Iran, for multiple reasons, is different. For over 15-years, they have mastered those disciplines individually – integrating international standards where appropriate, and local practices where necessary.

Brands can view the best branding firms by price, portfolios, reviews, leadership, expertise, rankings and more on DesignRush.    

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