The city of Atlanta has had its share of the spotlight recently. Over the last year, Winmo’s headquarters has hosted countless Black Lives Matter protests, been at the center of numerous political battles, and has cemented itself as a global technology and startup hub. With the tech scene heating up, Atlanta ad agencies have also grown.
The city placed No. 8 in the rankings of global startup ecosystems, placing just behind London and just ahead of Berlin, outpacing Austin in the US. Atlanta’s welcoming creative culture offers ample opportunity for agencies to work with new businesses just building their marketing strategy as well as the many Fortune 500 corporations that call the state capital home. Companies like The Home Depot, Coca-Cola, Delta Airlines, and UPS just to name a few.
The metro area’s agency culture reflects the sensibilities of both Atlanta’s urban center and its neighboring suburban neighborhoods. If one word defines agency life here, it’s sprawl. Sure, there are countless high-profile agencies in Midtown and Buckhead. But today, innovation travels for miles out to the far corners of Alpharetta, Peachtree City, and Marietta.
This list details 25 Atlanta ad agencies with 50+ employees and an annual client media spend of at least $5M.
|Agency Holding Company||Agency Name||Disciplines||Year Founded|
|22squared Inc.||Full Service/Integrated||1922|
|Eastport Holdings||9Rooftops||Full Service/Integrated||2020|
|Omnicom||BBDO ATL||Full Service/Integrated||1951|
|Dentsu||Carat||Media Buying & Planning||1998|
|Havas||Havas Sports & Entertainment||Full Service/Integrated||1997|
|IMG LIVE||Event & Sponsorship Marketing|
|Interpublic Group||Initiative||Media Buying & Planning||1975|
|Chiel Worldwide||Iris Atlanta||Creative/Advertising||2010|
|PROI US||Jackson Spalding Inc.||Full Service/Integrated||1995|
|Omnicom||Ketchum South||Public Relations||1923|
|Media Brokers International||Media Buying & Planning||1991|
|WPP||Mindshare||Media Buying & Planning||1997|
|Omnicom||OMD Atlanta||Media Buying & Planning||1996|
|Publicis||Spark Foundry||Media Buying & Planning||1959|
|The North Highland Company||Design||2006|
|Three Five Two, Inc.||Digital||1997|
|WPP||Wunderman Thompson Atlanta||Full Service/Integrated||1945|
|Publicis||Zenith Media||Media Buying & Planning||1988|