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I’ve put together 50 branding companies & agencies in Vancouver in order of their monthly Google search volumes using Google Keyword Planner to make your agency hunting even easier. For the record, this list isn’t in order of the quality of the marketing agencies – just the search volumes. However, this could be a reflection of how good they are at gaining exposure for themselves or that they’ve simply been in business for a long time.
If you’re wondering how to choose a branding company to work with, here’s some useful tips for you to find a good fit.
I would say that there are 2 types of branding out there: Marketing-led branding vs. Design-led branding.
Marketing-led branding goes far beyond just a logo or website. It pushes past typefaces and colours. Your brand is how your audience perceives you. It’s their first impression of you. Through branding, you have the power to tell your story in a way that makes a memorable impact. Our marketing agency gets real results by taking an authentic approach and beginning with a creative strategy.
Branding can be an arduous, soul-searching and highly philosophical process. And although it’s a process filled with seemingly subjective decisions, we’ve noticed that companies that have a strong idea of their vision, mission and values, tend to be able to build the strongest brands. These companies have marketing-led branding. Their goal is to have all their materials reflect one common goal and message.
The flip side of the coin is Design-led Branding. This is where clients want to make their blog, brochure or website ‘cool’, ‘modern’ and ‘fresh’. While this is still strategic, it’s priority isn’t to reflect the brand’s marketing message, rather to focus on the aesthetic look.
To learn more about overarching branding including marketing-led and design-led branding, it’s valuable to read The CMO’s Guide to Building Strong Brand Strategies.
- 1 Marketing-Led Branding Case Studies
- 2 Design-Led Branding Case Study
- 3 #1 – 10 Branding Companies
- 4 #11 – 20 Branding Companies
- 5 #21 – 30 Branding Companies
- 6 #31 – 50 Branding Companies
- 6.1 30. Mark Brand Inc
- 6.2 31. Kihada Kreative
- 6.3 32. Brixwork
- 6.4 33. Media Button
- 6.5 34. Toolbox Design inc
- 6.6 35. Kaldor Brand Strategy & Design
- 6.7 36. Absolute Creative
- 6.8 38. Exhibit A Design Group
- 6.9 39. LNG MARKETING
- 6.10 40. NEXUSV
- 6.11 41. Pelican Studios
- 6.12 42. Persona Creative
- 6.13 43. Popcorn marketing
- 6.14 44. RNO1
- 6.15 45. Score Marketing Inc.
- 6.16 46. Sparktank
- 6.17 47. STRAYDOG BRANDING
- 6.18 48. Traction Creative Communications
- 6.19 49. Unicycle Creative
- 6.20 50. WIAN
- 7 Wrap it up!
Marketing-Led Branding Case Studies
Here are some examples of Marketing-Led Branding.
Dr.Z The Foot Expert – Marketing-Led Branding Case Study
We helped this organization relaunch in a new city. They needed a marketing strategy and brand that would help bring them business before the official move. To do this, we helped redesign and recreate a brand that appealed to his target demographic and converted them into patients. Everything from the branding, key message, outreach was all focused in on this target and what would lead them to convert.
Dr.Z case study: http://www.myloudspeaker.ca/project/CP
Primero – Marketing-Led Branding Case Study
This organization was falling behind the times and needed an update to keep with the changing times. Their main presence was their website. By rebranding their website, we were rebranding their organization. While keeping with the soul of their organization, we emphasized all the areas of their brand that appealed to their target, including the history and tradition behind the brand. We illuminated these elements in their web design and copy.
Primero case study: http://www.myloudspeaker.ca/project/Primero
Ponderpickle – Marketing-Led Branding Case Study
This individual was starting a new innovative, creative consultancy that she wanted to reflect who she was and what she offered. At the heart of her personality was this youthful, vibrant personality. So, in designing her logo we ensured that even the UX/UI of her website reflected the fun, light-hearted temperament of the client.
Ponderpickle case study: http://www.myloudspeaker.ca/project/PP
Design-Led Branding Case Study
Here are some examples of Design-Led Branding.
AuTec – Design-Led Branding Case Study
In this case, they were looking to have their new brand reflect the parent organization’s branding. By focusing on the colour palette and updating the look, we produced branded materials that fit with the overall look and feel.
AuTec case study: http://www.myloudspeaker.ca/project/AuTec
Hopefully now, you have a better understanding of what kind of branding you truly need, marketing-led or design-led and how to find a branding company that has a good fit for you. Let’s go over branding companies in Vancouver one by one.
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#1 – 10 Branding Companies
Cossette is a design and branding-based, full-service agency with offices in Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, and Chicago. Currently, one of their major clients is Canada’s olympic team for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. With a diverse set of clients, some notable organizations that they work include Home Depot, TELUS, the Royal Canadian Mint, and the University of British Columbia.
|Address:||1085 Homer Street, Suite 400, Vancouver, BC V6B 1J4|
|Services:||Apps & Digital Platforms Development, Mobile Marketing, Brand Activation, Relationship Marketing & Social CRM, Branding & Design, Social Media, E‐Business, Sponsorship & Events, Market Research, Strategic Planning, Media Planning, Buying & Analytics|
|Search Term:||Cossette Communication|
2. Noise Digital
Noise Digital is a full service advertising agency in Vancouver, BC. They’ve grown their agency and built their success on real-time innovation, quantifiable results, and memorable work. Their integrated team combines strategy, technology, media, and creativity for a big picture approach to marketing. They pride themselves on delivering effective, award-winning solutions. Their clients include, Adidas, BCLC, Sleeman, Sapporo, and PlayStation.
|Address:||Suite 200, Vancouver BC V6B 2W5 Canada|
|Services:||Branding, Strategy, Creative, Technology, Media|
|Search Term:||Noise Digital|
Smartt is a Digital Consulting Agency based out of Burnaby, BC. Their expertise combine marketing, branding, web development, and IT to grant their clients measurable results. With a major focus on success, ROI, impact, and measurements, Smartt leads with a promise of optimized results. They work with a diverse array of industries, and believe that “better transparency, better leadership, and better collaboration leads to better measurable results, period.” Their notable clients include Capilano Audi, Ventana Construction, Sierra Wireless, Columbia College, and Centra Windows.
|Address:||#113-3855 Henning Drive, Burnaby, BC Canada V5C 6N3|
|Services:||Digital Marketing, Web Development, SEO, Web Analytics, Branding, Information Technology, Colocation, Hosting, Internet Service, IT Services Management, Web Design, Digital Marketing Training, Web Analytics Training, Enterprise Connectivity|
Burnkit is a design agency based in Vancouver, BC. They pride themselves on their studio environment which fosters a collaborative spirit and better ideas. Their team is comprised of both Creative and Technical professionals that are united by common goals and individual strengths. They’ve worked with noteworthy fashion clients like Kit and Ace and Made in Canada, but have also helped to push brands like Ballet BC and the Arts Club forward with sleek, modern design and branding. Some of their other clients include Fluevog, Gray Monk, Native Shoes, and Pacific Centre.
|Address:||784 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6A 1H6|
|Services:||Brand development, Interactive, Graphic identity, Packaging, Print design|
5. Glasfurd & Walker
Glasfurd & Walker is a full service, boutique design studio which specializes in brand creation, development, and management. This year, Glasfurd & Walker turns ten years young, but since it’s inception, the studio has acquired a roster of both local and international clients. They have won numerous awards for their Packaging Designs, and have received multiple Applied Arts Awards for their work with local eateries Bao Bei Chinese Brasserie, Dirty Apron Delicatessen, and The Juice Cleanse. Their work has been featured in a number of publications, including Wallpaper*, Vogue Living, and Monocle Magazine.
|Address:||102 – 325 Howe Street Vancouver, B.C. Canada V6C 1Z7|
|Phone:||604 662 4445|
|Services:||Graphic Design, Art Direction, Packaging, Print, Web, Exhibition & Signage, Branding & Identity Creation, Creative & Brand Strategy|
|Search Term:||glasfurd and walker|
6. Rethink Canada
Rethink’s name says it all. They believe powerful solutions often come from unlikely places, so they push to continually rethink how they serve their clients. With offices in Vancouver, Toronto, and Montreal, Rethink is largely regarded as one of the top agencies Canada-wide and they work with a number of industries. Their clients include large brands such as Molson Canadian, A&W, Coors Light, Sportchek, and Coast Capital.
|Address:||Suite 700 470 Granville St. Vancouver, BC, Canada V6C 1V5|
|Phone:||+1 (604) 685-8911|
|Services:||Branding, Marketing, advertising, design, online, digital, pay-for-performance, social media|
|Search Term:||Rethink Canada|
In 2013, the new ad agency 123w opened its garage doors. The advertising and communications agency, named after Vancouver’s longitude, has a website dominated by video content and very little – if any – words. They specialise in advertising, strategy, design, and digital marketing, and do so with a team of 11-50 employees. We can’t tell you who their clients are – because their website won’t tell us. But whoever they are, we hope their videos are as captivating as those found on their own site.
|Address:||5 W 4th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5Y 1G2|
|Services:||Branding, Advertising, Strategy, Design, Digital|
On the first day of Spring in 2006, Spring Advertising sprung to life. This third wave advertising agency was out to carve their niche in a post-traditional-media world. Their mission is simple: GROW. Their prowess in the art of branding has helped build brands such as local eatery Chill Winston and Guilt & Co.. They have provided a variety of services to clients that span multiple industries, including BC Business, 7-Eleven and the Capilano Suspension Bridge. We give them extra snaps for their Guerilla Marketing tactics which have helped their clients to turn some heads and acquire public interest.
|Address:||1250 Homer St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1C6, Canada|
|Services:||Advertising, Design, Digital, Brand Strategy, Creative|
|Search Term:||Spring Advertising|
Briteweb’s aim is simple, “amplifying the impact of global changemakers.” – but how does an agency achieve such a lofty goal? They approach their goal through branding and digital marketing. With offices in both New York and Vancouver, Briteweb have been the masterminds behind some stunning campaigns, including the widely successful He for She campaign. Their work on non-profit marketing campaigns has played a large part in inspiring real social change – which is something we love. Some of their clients include #HeForShe with UN Women, Turnaround for Children, and Acumen, among others. When it comes to marketing and branding for a cause, this agency has got pure magic to offer.
|Address:||102 – 211 E Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC, V6A1Z6|
|Services:||Strategy & Facilitation, Digital Service Design, Brand Strategy, Content Strategy, Brand & Print Design, Responsive Websites, Naming, Custom Applications, Copywriting & Editing, Data Automation, Video & Media Production|
10. Curve Communications
Curve Communications calls Vancouver home, and it’s their belief that at the heart of every marketing effort, there’s a story to tell. Their focus on building brands through storytelling has empowered them and their clients to take brands to new heights. They specialized in small and medium-sized business, real estate, education, influences, events, and healthcare marketing. Their services include web design, digital marketing, media buying, event management, video production, SEO, public relations, AND design. With industry experts, and strategists working in house, their team leads with a thoughtful approach. They have helped clients such as Vijs, the Community Newspaper Association, and the Wellness Boutique.
|Address:||9 West Broadway Vancouver, BC V5Y 1P1|
|Services:||Branding, PR, Public Relations, Media Relations, Media Buys, Media Promotions, Creative Services, Product Launch, Company Launch, Social Media Marketing, Event Management, SEO, Search Engine Optimization, Affiliate Marketing, Web Design|
|Search Term:||Curve Communications|
#11 – 20 Branding Companies
11. Epic Design
If your agency is called ‘Epic Design’ – the case studies and work has a high bar to meet. However, Epic Design delivers on their name, offering high performance creativity and theyre specialized in Strategic Design and Branding for Sport. If you so happen to be a Graphic Designer with a love for sports, this is likely the right spot for you. They’ve created elevated and dynamic branding for the BC Sports Hall of Fame, 2015 Canada Winter Games, the Vancouver Canucks, the Vancouver Giants, and the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games. Looking over their portfolio makes us want to grab a locally brewed ale and don an oversized foam finger. This boutique agency definitely has a niche – and they’ve scored.
|Address:||534-1515 West 2nd Ave, Vancouver BC , V6J 5C5|
|Services:||Branding, Graphic Design, Web Design, Art Direction, Sports Marketing|
|Search Term:||Epic Design|
12. Hot Soup Media
What could be more comforting than hot soup, really. This digital and content marketing agency wants to help foster true brand engagement and build enviable followings for their clients. Their specialize in combining their varied skills, such as social media activation, design, and digital advertising campaigns. For their clients in Vancouver, Toronto and Calgary, they act as a Creative Partner, and promise to share their industry knowledge to empower the people they work with. We can’t tell you who their clients are, but we can tell you this Creative Agency has a delicious sounding name.
|Address:||suite 404, 999 canada place|
|Services:||marketing, branding, advertising, graphic design, web design, logo design, creative|
|Search Term:||Hot Soup Media|
13. Epic Inspired
Epic Inspired has over 15 years of experience, and boast over 189 branding projects to date, 142 advertising campaigns, and 53 developments. They found their stride by focusing on creating both advertising and marketing for real estate developments. And in the most expensive city in Canada, where real estate is eternally a part of the public’s conversation, they accurately aimed at an industry that was calling for an expert agency. They help their clients through Brand Creation & Positioning, Digital Marketing, Traditional Marketing, and Onsite Marketing tools. Notably, they have created some innovative and exciting tools that include VR and 3D Architectural Visualization. They have offices in Vancouver and Seoul.
|Address:||701 – 318 HOMER STREET, VANCOUVER, BC. CANADA V6B 2V2|
|Phone:||604 633 9855|
|Services:||EPIC 3D, EPIC VR, EPIC CONNECT|
|Search Term:||Epic Inspired|
14. Marwick Marketing
Marwick Internet Marketing is a digital marketing agency, chucked full of motivated professionals focused on growing businesses online. Their Founder and Managing Director, Christian Thomson, is considered one of Canada’s most highly sought after digital marketing experts – and judging by the size of this list alone, that’s nothing to turn a blind eye to. Their services are very much focused on the online realm, and they focus their expertise on Search Engine Optimization, Pay-Per-Click Advertising, Web Design, Conversion Rate Optimization, CIMC, and Remarketing. Their clients include Canadian Tire, Squamish.com, the Whistler Film Festival, and the Great Canadian Oil Change.
|Address:||1737 West 3rd Avenue, Suite 210, Vancouver, BC V6J 1K7|
|Services:||Google Adwords, Social Media Marketing, Social Media Training, SEO, Website Design, Online Brand Management, Content Writing, Offline Marketing, Events, Business Consultant, Graphic Design, Promotional Videos, Animated Videos, Crowdfunding Marketing, Internet Marketing|
|Search Term:||Marwick Marketing|
15. Blast Radius
Blast Radius – okay, first of all, excellent name choice. Digitally focused and creatively driven, this innovative agency gets a competitive edge for using technology to its fullest potential, and finding the best means to enhance life in meaningful ways.They have a number of services they offer their clients, including a specialization on content that connects no matter the platform. Their approach to digital marketing has grown them into a global boutique agency, serving Vancouver, Toronto, Singapore, San Francisco. New York, Munich, London, Chicago, and Amsterdam. They are proud partners with some big name clients, including Starbucks, Sony, Motorola, Nike, and Lululemon. Wow – not to mention, the work itself is exceptional.
|Address:||515 Richards Street Vancouver, BC V6B 2Z5|
|Phone:||604 647 6500|
|Services:||Branding, Marketing, Digital, Advertising, Online, and Strategy|
|Search Term:||blast radius vancouver|
16. Limelight Marketing
If you’re interested in ‘putting your business in the spotlight’ – Limelight Marketing might seem like a straightforward choice. The name says it all, does it not? Their services include Web Design, SEO, Graphic Design, and Branding, and over their 14 years in business, they have completed 607 websites (woah!), and proudly boast at least 562 happy clients. Their portfolio is dominated by real estate clients, and have specialized services tailored to this industry. They’ve found where they shine, and it’s shining bright.
|Address:||#4 – 342 East Esplanade, North Vancouver, BC, V7L 1A4|
|Services:||Websites, Search Engine Optimization, Graphic Design, Marketing Strategy, Real Estate Marketing, Realtor Marketing, Branding, Logo Design|
|Search Term:||Limelight Marketing|
17. Skyrocket Digital
Not just another Vancouver Digital Branding Agency – Skyrocket Digital wants to transform your brand. Their mission it to define a brand strategy that is united with the digital experience. Their services cater to the value driven companies, and hinge on engaging audiences through web experiences, ecommerce, social marketing, digital strategies, and of course, Branding. They’ve also begun actively targeting startups to help them launch (Skyrocket! I get it now!) fuelled with marketing and branding smarts. They’ve helped to develop brands such as Kabuni, Fathom, and Arts Vista.
|Address:||301 – 560 BEATTY STREET, VANCOUVER BC V6B 2L3|
|Services:||Identity & Web Branding Systems, Web Experiences, Web Application Development, E-Commerce, Social Marketing, Digital Strategy, Minimum Viable Product, Minimum Viable Brand, User Experience|
|Search Term:||Skyrocket Digital|
18. Cucumber Marketing
Alright, so I seriously am enjoying all these fun agency names. Cucumber Marketing’s tagline is ‘Fresh marketing for cool companies.’ Cucumbers are strongly associated with being fresh and cool – so well played, Cucumber! This agency is all about helping brands to stay fresh, consistent, and cool (obviously) by acting as their clients’ branding police. Their services include Website Design, Digital Marketing, Brand Refresh, and Social Media. They’ve helped to grow brands from the ground up, including Petrapeutics, and take a creative approach to livening up varying other clients such as Morris Law and Orofino Vineyards. While this is not branding related, the copy on their website is on point in a major way. We feel like they’d be fun to hang out with, and they claim to always have chocolate at their office – we’ll be there in ten.
|Address:||709 – 1155 Robson St, Beautiful Vancouver, BC. V6E 1B5|
|Services:||Web Design, Web Development, Branding, Online Advertising, Social Media Marketing, Facebook PPC, Google AdWords|
|Search Term:||Cucumber Marketing|
This full-service branding and strategy studio called Vancouver home. They’ve made their mark on the industry by honing their powerful storytelling skills, and lending them to a specific industry, specializing in beer, wine, spirits, and high end foods. As seems to be the trend, this team leads with a comprehensive strategy, and then injects their stellar creativity in the hopes of creating standout brands. If you’re a local who drinks alcohol, and we hope that you are, then you’ve definitely seen their work. They have created impactful branding for the likes of Steamworks Brewing, Lost Inhibitions Wine, Blasted Church Wine (personal fave), and so many more. If I were in the alcohol biz, I’d be calling them up for my next label – no hesitation. They really are that good.
|Address:||2036 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver, BC V6M 1Y8 Canada|
|Phone:||604 269 2326|
|Services:||Branding, Name Generation, Packaging Design, Winery, Brewery, Distillery, Food / Consumer Packaged Goods Marketing, Wine, Beer, Spirits, and Food Label Design|
20. Fluid Creative
This Vancouver based creative agency is all about building ‘natural brands’. They’ve helped to created the identities, packaging, and marketing campaigns for some of North America’s largest sustainable and socially conscious consumer goods companies. We love seeing an agency that sticks to their values and works toward a greater goal. Their clients include Seventh Generation, Bounce, So Nice, Almond Fresh, and Kettle Chips. The focus their service on Canadian Label design and compliance, and are well versed in french translation, compliance and regulations, as well as layout and design.
|Address:||319 W Pender St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1T3, Canada|
|Services:||Graphic Design, Branding, Brand Identity, Marketing Strategy, Product Packaging, Online Marketing, Strategic Planning, Marketing Design, Project Management, Social Media Marketing|
|Search Term:||Fluid Creative|
#21 – 30 Branding Companies
Looking to amplify your brand with a powerhouse agency? Brandlive offers an impressive portfolio of their work and services, which include experiential marketing, brand development, event production and creative strategy. They’ve helped create international attention for their work with Squamish Valley Music Festival, Grey Cup Festival, and the Olympic Games. Their branding skills have been showcased with Boston Pizza, the Honda Celebration of Lights, and Canada Day at Canada Place. If you’re looking for fireworks, they’ve got the experience. Plus, they’ve rubbed elbows and worked alongside huge names such as Premier Justin Trudeau, Bruno Mars, and Eminem.
|Address:||308 – 611 Alexander Street, Vancouver, BC, V6A 1E1|
|Services:||Event Production, Creative Strategy, Brand Activations, Conference Services, Finance, Sponsorship, Talent Services, Marketing|
|Search Term:||BRANDLIVE Group|
If you’re a forward thinking retailer, Brandspank is here to help. Through Brand Building, in-house Brand Engagement, and Experiential Marketing, this agency has helped to combine storytelling with shopper marketing to make memorable impacts. Working with brands such as Ingledews, OKTire, and Northern Roots, among others, Brandpsank has been helping brands to tell their stories since 2002. They believe that experience is the new marketing – and we love their approach.
|Address:||#2057 – 88 W. Pender St Vancouver, BC V6B 6N9|
|Phone:||604 608 0880|
|Services:||Communications, Brand Strategy, Retail Marketing, Advertising, Shopper Marketing, digital marketing, Omni-Channel, Experiential, Brand Engagement Workshop|
23. Brix Media Co.
Brix Media knows a thing or two about brands, and how audiences are engaging with them today. They understand that people are no longer looking to advertising to get their information, they are turning to their peers. Their aim is to solve business problems through strategic and creative communication, as a PR firm, this is far from typical practice. Their clients include Kit & Ace, Clearly, Broadband TV, Daily Hive, and Shoeme.ca. While branding plays a role in all they do, their focus is authentic public relations and influencer marketing.
|Address:||100-211 Columbia Street, Vancouver, BC, V6A 2R5|
|Services:||Branding, Public Relations, Influencer Marketing, Media & Influencer Relations, Social Media & Digital PR, Tech PR, Lifestyle PR, Social Enterprise PR, Social Impact PR, Social Innovation PR, Real Estate PR, PR & Marketing, Thought Leadership Strategy|
|Search Term:||Brix Media Co.|
24. Red Rocket Creative
We’ve got another Rocket on the list. Red Rocket is a Creative Strategy agency focused on getting results and they have plenty of means to get the results their clients are looking for. Their services span the gamut, and include Branding, Web Design, Corporate Communications, Reports & Investor Communications, Marketing & Advertising, Events & Promotions, Displays & Signage, Packaging, and 3D design (that was a mouthful!). With so many services that could complement any business, it’s no surprise they have a diverse roster of clients in their portfolio, including non-profit, mining, liquor, and sporting events. You’ve likely seen their branding around town for events like the Vancouver Marathon and Glenmore Printing.
|Address:||Suite 205 55 Water Street Vancouver, BC Canada V6B 1A1|
|Services:||Graphic Design, Corporate Communication, Branding & Identity, Interactive & Websites, Displays and Signage, Catalogues, Packaging, Events & Marketing|
|Search Term:||Red Rocket Creative|
25. Agent Makeover
Have we mentioned that Real Estate is a major industry in BC? I mean, look no further than the $2 million dilapidated homes selling like hot cakes if you’re not convinced. Agent Makeover has one focus, and one focus only, making memorable brands for realtors in Canada and the US. Their services include Website Branding, Postcards, Theme Brochures, and Printing. Their website features some inspiring Before & After brand transformations – but again, this is exclusive to realtors. However, if you’re a realtor and looking for a brand facelift, these guys know their stuff.
|Address:||# 119- 2419 Bellevue Avenue West Vancouver, BC Canada V7V 4H4|
|Services:||Custom branding for realtors, Custom package designs|
|Search Term:||Agent Makeover|
26. Aroma Web Design
For the past 17 years, Aroma has been serving clients in the US and Canada through Web Design, Branding, SEO, and Web Development. Since their beginnings, they have developed hundreds of custom websites for their clients and they offer competitive pricing with design packages starting at just $1950. Their design approach has helped local companies in Vancouver to create a unique identity for themselves online, including Farmers Fresh Mushrooms in North Vancouver, Adorn Precision Body Arts, and ICBC Law Firm.
|Address:||6th Floor, 73 Water Street Vancouver BC V6B 1A1|
|Services:||web design, custom programming, company branding, CMS (content management systems), hosting, and logo design|
|Search Term:||Aroma Web Design|
27. Kika Marketing
Kika, a full service marketing, design, and web agency with offices in Montreal, Vancouver and Manila began in 2007 (just like us). They pride themselves on operating where strategy, technology, and design interest with one another. They continually strive to be the best in their field, and have garnered industry recognition for their performance, industry knowledge, and the calibre of their services. Whether you’re looking to improve your brand or start fresh with a new strategy, their digital and traditional services begin with planning in order to ensure results. They’ve worked with clients such as College Air Richelieu, Navori Labs, Cellutrak, and Lamour.
|Address:||306-1067 Granville Street Vancouver, BC V6Z 1L4 CANADA|
|Phone:||+ 1 (604) 628-8726|
|Services:||Branding, Graphic Design, 3d Design, Web Design, Creative Services, Marketing Consulting, Business Strategy, Business Marketing, Multimedia, Marketing Agency, Business to Business|
|Search Term:||Kika Marketing|
28. Hot Tomali Communications
This is my 28th agency in the blog, and I might have both read, and typed, the term ‘unique’ one too many times. Allow me a moment to refer to my thesaurus. Hot Tomali is a different kind of communications agency, and they’ve been doing their thing for close to 20 years. They’ve built their success by concentrating on ideas rather than mediums. They have an impressive portfolio of work for clients such as 7-Eleven, EA, and Slurpee. They’ve truly got the talent and the team to do it all, their services include mobile, interactive, traditional marketing, branding & design, non-traditional marketing, online marketing, and social media. No matter how innovative you want to go, this agency has the experience to make it happen.
|Address:||1441 E Pender St. Vancouver, BC V5L 1V7 Canada|
|Services:||marketing, web development, advertising, branding, broadcast production, online marketing, analytics, media planning, guerilla marketing, design, strategy, consulting, e-training, website optimization|
|Search Term:||Hot Tomali Communications|
29. Juice Group
I suddenly just got real thirsty. Juice Group is an independent, integrated advertising group with a mission to change, alter, reinvent, transform, and build great brands. Clearly, they had their thesaurus ready to go. They work with all kinds of clients, everything from Fortune 100 companies to startups. Their major focus is on building brand identities with strategy, positioning, design, branding guidelines, and identity systems. But it doesn’t stop there, they are masters of visual communication, tactile media, digital media and environments (like exhibitions and signage). This sounds and looks like a cool place to be a Creative executor, for sure. They’ve earned themselves a number of awards from Marcom Advertising Awards, Clio Advertising Awards, and the Silver Quill Copywriting Advertising Award – I’d love me one of those. Their clients include Blue Earth Labs, Boys Co., Jenny Craig, and St. John Ambulance.
|Address:||1068 WEST 5TH AVENUE VANCOUVER BC V6H 4G3|
|Services:||Brand Strategy & Positioning, Naming, Storytelling & Tone of Voice, Logotypes & Brand Marks, Identity Systems, Brand Guidelines, Creative Direction, Art Direction, Campaigns, Graphic Design, Illustration, Type Design, Packaging, Editorial Design, Book Design, Printed Materials, Posters, Website Design, Apps & User InterfaceMotion Graphics, Set & Retail Design, Exhibitions, Signage & Wayfinding|
|Search Term:||Juice Group|
#31 – 50 Branding Companies
30. Mark Brand Inc
Mark Brand Inc. keeps things simple – which is oftentimes a killer strategy. Their vision for the agency is to challenge perspectives through the quest to improve lives. That’s a pretty big vision. They have wowed their clients with their marketing expertise and industry knowledge, they use the lessons of their past to improve each project they work on, and hope to better the world by continuing to stay on the edge of the next big thing. Their clients include Save-on-Meats, Catalog Gallery, and Persephone Brewing.
|Address:||#411 55 Water St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1A1|
|Services:||Branding, Design, Tech|
|Search Term:||Mark Brand Inc|
31. Kihada Kreative
Brands! Brands! Brands! Kihada is an advertising and marketing agency in Vancouver with 20 years of branding experience packed in their arsenal. Through their services, they have helped to build and grow businesses. They offer Branding, Packaging, Web Design, Film & Video, Advertising, and Photography – and best of all, each of their services come with complimentary passion and creative thinking. Their clients span from home in Canada, to the US, and Mexico. They’ve helped the likes of the Old Spaghetti Factory, Tavi Tequila, the Latin American Music Festival, and Adorlee Skincare.
|Address:||Studio: 305 — 33 Water Street Vancouver, BC Canada V6B 1R4|
|Phone:||1 604 684 2926|
|Services:||Branding, Web Design, Advertising, Packaging Print, Film Video, Photography|
|Search Term:||Kihada Kreative|
Well, look what we have here – another marketing agency that’s all about real estate. In fact, their tagline is ‘real estate marketing’ – so no doubt about it, they have a target and a focus. They have been working to help real estate marketing look sharper, feel fresher, and work better for their clients. They focus on providing integrated branding, business cards, mailers, and listing feature sheets to their clients that reflect their value. What’s on the outside matters a lot – especially in real estate.
|Address:||#211 – 314 W. Cordova Street Vancouver BC V6B 1E8|
|Services:||Real Estate Websites, Branding And Identity, Print Media Design, Business Cards, Stationery Design and Print, Mailouts, Brochures|
|Search Term:||Brixwork Real Estate|
33. Media Button
Media Button is a fun name, but what does it mean? This Vancouver and Kelowna marketing company offers specialized services in Web Design, Video Production, and Creative Services. They’ve been helping clients to become amazing for 20 years, and they’ve narrowed in their goal of getting results with their blend of creativity, technical skills, and media production. Their branding skills have helped clients such as Tru Frozen yogurt Bar, Broken Tree Productions, Kelowna Yacht Club, and K-96.3 Kelowna’s Classic Rock.
|Address:||31 E 5th Ave, Suite 1 Vancouver, BC Canada V5T 1G7|
|Services:||Web Design, Video Production, Video, Marketing, Branding, SEO, Web Development|
|Search Term:||Media Button vancouver|
34. Toolbox Design inc
“If branding doesn’t matter, what’s up with peacocks?” Right from the jump, their website opens with this thought provoking question – and it’s pretty brilliant. They have fixated on branding, and approach their projects by looking at the brand system as a whole, and lead with strategy. They promise to think big, and work small. Their branding skills have been showcased on a number of dynamic projects, including Mayfair Centre, Suki’s, Tennis BC, and Walrus.
|Address:||403-1228 Hamilton St. Vancouver, BC V6B 6L2|
|Phone:||604 739 9932|
|Services:||Graphic Design, Brand Identity, Marketing, Packaging, Retail Campaigns, Website Design, Social Media|
|Search Term:||Toolbox Design inc|
35. Kaldor Brand Strategy & Design
We’ll shoot it to you straight, kaldor develops brand strategies that drive compelling, creative, and effective campaigns to achieve significant business results for their clients. They are the kind of agency that values quality over quantity, and they’ve committed themselves to taking a limited number of projects at any time so they can pour their talent and smarts into it – with better, bigger results to show for it. They work closely with their clients, and have helped a number of post secondary institutions to make waves and splashes with their target audience, including UBC, UVic, Sheridan College, McGill University, and UofT.
|Address:||1435 East Georgia Street Vancouver, British Columbia|
|Services:||Branding, Design, User research, Interactive technology|
|Search Term:||Kaldor Brand Strategy & Design|
36. Absolute Creative
With a name like Absolute Creative, you best bet they are absolutely creative. Unfortunately for these guys, their website is riddled with missing webpages, so I can’t delve too much into who they are, but here’s what I can tell you: they offer branding for professional services firms. They offer branding, consulting, marketing, design, advertising, and photography services, which encompasses every aspect of branding. I’m sorry I couldn’t say more – I emailed them about the broken links thing.
|Address:||1300-1500 West Georgia, Vancouver, BC, V6G 2Z6, Canada|
|Services:||Branding, Naming, Brand Strategy, Strategic Positioning, Creating Message, Slogan, Visual Identity, Market Research, Market Strategy, Advertisement Strategy, Advertising Campaign Plan, Internal Brand Training, Branding Consulting, Marketing Consulting, Crm Consulting, Corporate Organization Consulting, Brand’S Legal Consulting, Television Advertising, Radio Advertising, Print Advertising, Online Advertising, Billboard Advertising, Graphic Design, Commercial Interior Design, Web Design And Development, Web Strategy|
|Search Term:||Absolute Creative|
38. Exhibit A Design Group
You can always tell a design agency by their website – it’s beautifully designed, and that should instill some confidence. Exhibit A Design Group is a Brand-Building agency that specializes in strategy, design, and storytelling for both corporate, consumer, and lifestyle brands. They’ve won dozens of awards for their work, and have been recognized in multiple national and international design award programs and publications. Their services are Brand Strategy, Brand Development, Brand Design, Brand Packaging, Environmental Design, and Web & Interactive. Their clients include Great Wall Tea Co., Salt Spring Coffee, and Whitecap Backcountry Ski Lodge.
|Address:||#103 – 343 Railway Street, Vancouver, BC V6A 1A4|
|Phone:||604 873 1583|
|Services:||brand strategy, brand marketing, brand management, name creation, brand identity, art direction, print design, packaging design, retail brand design, environmental design, web design, interactive media|
|Search Term:||Exhibit A design group|
39. LNG MARKETING
Woah – hold the phone. Another agency specifically for real estate? Vancouver has gone wild, but clearly the industry has a need and one agency alone couldn’t handle it. LNG says ‘they see building as brands and spaces as lifestyles’ which is a refreshing approach to the market. They look to design personality into their projects, and again, tell stories. They work with clients such as Four Seasons Resort, Onni, Concord Pacific, and Burrard Group. Their services include Branding & Identity, Video Production, Architectural Renderings, and Print & Web Design.
|Address:||Suite 300-112 East 3rd Ave. Vancouver, BC Canada V5T1C8|
|Services:||Branding & Identity, Video Production, Architectural Renderings, Print & Web Design|
|Search Term:||LNG MARKETING|
NEXUSV is a boutique agency which delivers design and produces print, digital and mobile materials for local and international brands looking for an edge. Every project they take on, faces the same approach: discover creative, fresh and unconventional ideas to stand ahead of the crowd. They offer great customer service, and are known for their integrity. This stands out to me since they’re the first agency I’ve looked into that highlighted their excellent service – and believe me, that matters to clients. They work with a diverse range of industries, including education, energy and industry services, non-profit and healthcare, and professional service clients. Some of their clients include Tangerine, Bacardi, Mariott, Habitat for Humanity, and Vancouver Fashion Week.
|Address:||1102, 999 Gilford Street Vancouver, BC V6G 2N8 Canada|
|Phone:||778 996 0888|
|Services:||Branding, Search Engine Optimization (Seo), Mobile And Website Design And Development, Graphic Design And Print Production|
41. Pelican Studios
This award-winning branding and communications agency has been designing their way to the top for two decades. Blending design, strategy, and technology for their clients through a number of services. They offer Branding & Brand Refreshment, Graphic Design & Custom Collateral, Web Design & Development, Social Media, Digital Media Strategy & Account Management, and full service Printing & Mailing. It’s worthy to note that Pelican also has specialized services for Realtors (another one!). They’ve provided corporate branding to Linque, Pivotal Path, SpaceWorks Storage, and Ambleside Village.
|Address:||Suite 200, 1847 Marine Drive West Vancouver, BC, Canada V7V 1J7|
|Services:||Branding + Brand Refreshment, Graphic Design + Custom Collateral, Web Design + Development, Social Media + Digital Media Strategy + Account Management, Full Service Printing + Mailing|
|Search Term:||Pelican Studios|
42. Persona Creative
Located in the heart of Vancouver, Persona is a brand consulting firm with a passion for creating brand experience and developing products worth talking about. They lead with design, as it’s their belief that the visual is the most powerful force any business has to offer. They may have a small size, but they boast a global reach, and they strive to create brands that are a direct reflection of that organization’s soul. Their work has helped clients such as the Atlas Initiative, Pi Theatre, Fairborne, and St. George’s School.
|Address:||402 Pender St West, Suite #614 Vancouver, BC. Canada V6B 1T6|
|Phone:||778 995 6051|
|Services:||Creative Design, Branding|
|Search Term:||Persona Creative|
43. Popcorn marketing
Popcorn is a social media marketing and PR agency helping businesses in Vancouver and Toronto to light it up. While Branding services are not their main focus, they offer a pack punch of value to their clients with Strategy & Consulting, Community Management, Influencer Marketing, Public Relations, Content Creation, and Online Marketing. They’ve worked with notable brands including, Rogers, Haribo, Tourism Vancouver, Shangri-La Hotels, and Hyatt – that’s only naming a few.
|Address:||#112-350 E. 2nd Avenue, Vancouver, B.C. V5T 4R8|
|Services:||social media, marketing, online promotions, internet marketing, public relations|
|Search Term:||Popcorn marketing|
Self-proclaimed ‘West Coast Brandmakers’ know who they are and where they call home. This brand and digital agency has made it’s mark on the westerly coast, from Vancouver all the way down to Southern California. Their Founder and CXO, Michael Gaizutis, has started a great partnership with Forbes.com, and is a contributing writer and designer, spreading this thought leadership on the world of Branding. They certainly know their stuff – and the man writes beautifully. Their recent clients include, Bright Antenna Records, CloudWirX, LoliWare, and HKIT Architects.
|Address:||1737 W 3rd Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 1K7, Canada|
|Services:||Brand Agency, Digital Agency, Brand Development, Brand Strategy, Publication Design, Digital Design, Web Design, Web Development, User Experience, Interaction Design, Responsive Design, eCommerce, Mobile Design, Mobile Development, Social Media, Search Marketing|
45. Score Marketing Inc.
Score Marketing Inc. is one of the country’s leading sponsorship authorities, specializing on Canadian brands and properties. They focus on building brand awareness through award-winning sponsorship strategies and activations. Here in Vancouver, they’ve had a great deal of success with their launch of Mobi by Shaw, and the Vancouver Sun Run.
|Address:||#601 – 207 West Hastings Street Vancouver, BC V6B 1H7|
|Services:||Sponsorship, Marketing, Strategy, Sports, sales|
|Search Term:||Score Marketing Inc.|
If you’re growing your business, Sparktank might just be the agency you’re looking for. Their services are all geared towards building brand awareness and growing revenue for their clients, they have focused on Website Development & Online Marketing Programs, Branding, Graphic Print Design, and Video. They’ve helped clients to define their image and boost their market share, including South Vancouver Neighbourhood House, Sage Naturopathic Clinic, Vancouver Middle School, and Vancouver Film Studios.
|Address:||4213 Glen Dr. Vancouver, BC V5V 5G1|
|Services:||Corporate Branding, Print Marketing, Website Development, Website Redesign, Franchise Marketing|
47. STRAYDOG BRANDING
Alright, obviously I have to mention that Straydog is an excellent name. StrayDog is a branding focused agency, that isn’t okay with settling for ‘good’ – they are on a mission to do the extraordinary for their clients. As specialists in branding, their in-house experts help businesses to create visually distinctive, enduring, and versatile brands. And they do it all when it comes to branding, they begin with a discovery session, develop brand strategies, create impactful brand messaging, build brand identities, and know how to launch and socialize those brands. They’ve played a large role for a number of projects including Planet Bee, Rescue Project, Aberdeen Mall, SFU, Whistler, and BC Women’s Hospital.
|Address:||910 Third St. West Vancouver, BC|
|Phone:||(604) 913 7936|
|Services:||Branding, Responsive Web Design, Graphic Design, Illustration, Drupal & WordPress CMS, SEO, Social Media, Marketing|
|Search Term:||STRAYDOG BRANDING|
48. Traction Creative Communications
Another agency that doesn’t need a lot of content to sell their services, because their site showcases only two things: their work, and the contact information. With a strategy like that in place, their banking on their work selling itself – and it must be working out. They’ve worked with notable clients including Hyundai, the Sports Fishing Institute of British Columbia, Cobs Bread, Z 95.3fm, and VIFF.
|Address:||160 – 1020 MAINLAND STREET, VANCOUVER, BC V6B2T5|
|Services:||Advertising, Marketing, Communications, Branding, Creative|
|Search Term:||Traction Creative Communications|
49. Unicycle Creative
From what we can tell, Unicycle Creative is the starchild of Lorne, the owner and possible executor behind the agency. A stand out differentiator for Unicycle, is that they place a lot of focus and attention on sustainability and green initiatives. Their work has helped London Drugs with their ‘What’s the green deal’ campaign, WeHatetoWaste.com, and the Crazy Sustainable Commute. They’ve helped companies to improve their branding, including The SIlent Gardener, KalTire, and APT Living.
|Address:||101 – 1001 West Broadway Vancouver, BC V6H 4E4 Canada|
|Services:||Branding, Creative Strategy, Design, Conversational Copywriting|
|Search Term:||Unicycle Creative|
Last, but certainly not least, we have Wian, a brand agency. Their pair strategic thinking with great design, and a heaping spoonful of storytelling to develop, bolster, or create brands that make lasting impressions. No matter the business they’re working with, they take the same approach: start with strategy, concept something amazing, design it, and get the results. The agency has won a number of awards and has been recognized in big name publications such as, Applied Arts Advertising & Design Annual and Graphic Design USA. Some of their clients include BC Ferries, Kodak, HSBC, Premier Canada, and Tourism British Columbia.
|Address:||325 – 309 W Cordova St Vancouver, BC Canada V6B 1E5|
|Phone:||604 806 4748|
|Services:||Strategic Branding, Communication Design, Corporate Communication, Account and Project Management|
Wrap it up!
Congratulations! You’ve powered through the list of branding companies in Vancouver. Did you find any suitable companies for your organization? Even I can imagine it being extremely tough to find suitable ones based on your unique company needs and values. I hope this helped you out a bit. Good luck finding the right match – happy hunting 🙂
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