Top Austin Ad Agencies: Q1 2022

March 2, 2022

While we, of course, want to “Keep Austin Weird,” keep Austin growing may be a more appropriate sentiment these days. With SXSW gearing up for its roaring comeback and members of the Winmo team on the ground at National Sports Forum this week, Austin is kicking into high gear, cowboy boots and all.

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Austin continues its surge as one of the top American tech hubs. Many say it now rivals Silicon Valley and may be crawling out of the pandemic better than its California counterpart. According to the city’s chamber of commerce, the Texas capital has regained 96% of spring 2020’s pandemic-related job losses. The advantages of being an Austin-based advertising agency are well-documented by now:

  • A relatively low cost of living compared to other agency hubs like New York and Los Angeles
  • No state income taxes
  • Relatively mild year-round weather (minus last year’s snowstorm, yikes)
  • A lively social life and music scene

The city has seen more than five times the nation’s population growth rate between 2010 and 2020, at 33.7%. It’s more than double the growth of Texas itself (16.8%). Austin has nearly doubled in population from 2000 (1.24 million) to 2020 (2.29 million), according to the  US Census. Employment growth has remained consistently above Texas’ and the U.S. between 2010 and 2020 (Texas Workforce Commission).

These 13 Austin, TX-based advertising agencies all have an annual client media spend of at least $10M. Cheers to your unfair advantage in 2022!

Holding companyAgency nameDisciplineWebsiteOffice number
BakeryFull Service/ 766-1176
WPPBCW AustinPublic 472-4122
DentsuDWA MediaMedia Buying & 469-3502
OmnicomGSD&MCreative/ 242-4736
Hahn Public 476-7696
KSM SouthMedia Buying & 579-4660
McGarrah JesseeFull Service/ 225-2000
PreacherCreative/ 489-0200
WPI USProof AdvertisingFull Service/ 345-6658
Interpublic GroupR/ 774-3600 391-0065 499-8811
OmnicomTHIRD 479-6200

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If you liked this blog post, check out:

  1. Winmo Employee Spotlight: Joe Winter & C4 Atlanta
  2. List of Agencies in the Omnicom Network
  3. We’ve Entered the Out of Home (OOH) Advertising Renaissance

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