Updated March 2021: Top 50+ New York Ad Agencies

March 16, 2021

When looking for an agency fueled by inspiration and talent across all disciplines, there’s no better place than New York. The city houses some of the world’s most talented, award-winning agencies. Their specializations include UX design, branding, web design and development, digital, social media, PR, and more. Our team has hand-selected the top New York ad agencies creating for the world’s largest, most prominent brands.

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There are more than 1200 advertising agencies in NYC. Plus, as the business capital of the US, companies seeking success must be able to balance the city’s warp-speed progress while competing creatively in marketing.

Even as location becomes less important in ever-increasingly digital business relationships, sometimes you want to find a partner in your own backyard. Especially when targeting regional consumers, a local agency already understands the ins-and-outs of your town. No need to explain what makes these people tick. This city of creatives provides ample opportunity to create compelling advertising stories. Nowhere else can you execute a strategy faster (hello, city that never sleeps…) and with more passionate people.

This list details 50+ New York ad agencies with a client media spend of at least $100M and a minimum of 50 employees.

AgencyHolding Co.DescriptionClient IndustriesFounded
360i, LLCDentsuIntegratedCharitable organizations, programming providers, streaming media1998
Accenture InteractiveAccenture InteractiveDigital/CRMAutomotive, programming providers, financial services, banking1969
BBDO WorldwideOmnicomFull-serviceNon-profit and charitable organizations, programming providers1891
Big SpaceshipInteractive mediaTelevision and radio stations, sports news, media2000
Bluemarlin NYBranding designLiquor, spirits, programming providers, production and equipment1993
Canvas WorldwideGlobal mediaFoundations and cultural institutions, auto manufacturers, spirits2015
CaratDentsuMediaElectronics, gambling, wholesalers/distributors, nutrition1966
Code & TheoryInteractivePackaged goods, cosmetics, sports teams/leagues, travel2002
Dentsu Aegis NetworkDentsuFull-serviceDealerships, televisions, insurance, grocery stores1966
Deutsch, Inc.Interpublic GroupFull-serviceNon-profit organizations, cultural institutions, charitable organizations1969
DigitasPublicisDigitalApparel/accessories, clothing and shoe manufacturers, handbags1980
Digitas Health LifeBrandsPublicisDigitalPharmaceuticals and OTC drugs1991
Droga5Accenture InteractiveInnovative marketing solutionsNon-profit organizations, consumer electronics, energy distributors
EdelmanPublic relations/full-serviceNon-profits, arts and crafts supplies, investment services, insurance1952
ElephantInterpublic GroupExperience designApparel/accessories, programming content providers, electronics2014
Factory 360ExperientialLiquor, spirits, programming content providers, sports news2007
GolinInterpublic GroupPublic relationsPublishing and printed media, internet/broadband service providers1956
Grey GroupWPPFull-serviceFoundations/cultural institutions, IT training, travel and hospitality
Havas Media GroupHavasMedia buying and planningClothing and shoe manufacturers, auto, broadcasting, programming1978
Horizon Media, Inc.Media buying and planningCultural institutions, dealerships, auto care, beverages1989
Huge, Inc.Interpublic GroupIntegratedProgramming content providers, financial services, banking1999
iCrossingInteractiveCharitable organizations, alternative energy, health care plans1998
JonesKnowles RitchieCreativeBeverages, food, restaurants, online retailers1990
KetchumOmnicomPublic relationsNon-profit organizations, auto, electronic gaming systems1923
Kinetic WorldwideWPPMedia buying and planningPackaged foods, pet supplies, wireless service providers2005
Laundry ServiceSocial mediaClothing and shoe manufacturers, handbags, accessories2009
Media AssemblyMDCMedia buying and planningIndustrial/farm equipment, retailers, dealerships, programming2002
MKGCreative/experientialClothing manufacturers, handbags, sunglasses, misc. accessories2003
Momentum WorldwideInterpublic GroupFull-serviceGas exploration, production and equipment, insurance, credit services1984
Mother NYFull-serviceCharitable organizations, auto, entertainment, packaged foods2003
MRM//McCANNInterpublic GroupDirect marketing/full serviceEducation, banking, brokerage/investment services, restaurants1982
MWWPRPublic relations/social mediaMusic publishers, distributors, construction firms, consulting, law firms1986
OgilvyWPPFull-serviceBroadcasting, television/radio stations, electronics, appliances1948
Publicis.SapientPublicisDigitalAutomotive, mortgage companies, credit cards, packaged foods1995
R/GAInterpublic GroupInteractiveNon-profits, OEM/suppliers, arts and crafts supplies, gambling1977
RAPP WorldwideOmnicomCRM/direct marketingAgricultural, insurance, packaged foods, health care, cosmetics1965
RazorfishPublicisInteractive/display advertisingPackaged foods, housewares, specialty retailers, software1998
Saatchi & Saatchi PublicisFull-serviceInfant/youth apparel, programming providers, health organizations1970
SET CreativeWPPBrand experienceTelevisions, stereos, cellular phones & wireless service providers2009
Spark FoundryPublicisFull-serviceCultural institutions, charitable organizations, programming providers1959
Sparks & HoneyOmnicomMarket researchNon-alcoholic, packaged foods, restaurants, health care plans2012
SS+KFull-serviceCharitable organizations, education, entertainment, movies1993
Starcom WorldwidePublicisMedia communicationsProgramming and media, consumer electronics, entertainment1997
TBWA \ Chiat \ DayOmnicomFull-serviceAuto, insurance, packaged foods, restaurants, health care1970
TranslationInterpublic GroupBranded entertainmentClothing manufacturers, apparel and accessories, beverages
Universal McCannInterpublic GroupMedia buying and planningAssociations and rganizations, dealerships, beverages, media1902
VaynerMediaSocial digitalClothing manufacturers, liquor, spirits, banking, packaged foods2009
VIRTUE WorldwideFull-serviceEntertainment, movies, gambling, specialty retailers, streaming media2006
WavemakerWPPMedia buying and planningAuto manufacturers, beverages, education, residential, housewares2002
Wieden + KennedyFull-serviceAccessories, non-profit organizations, programming/media1982
Wunderman ThompsonWPPFull-serviceBanking, tourism boards, health care facilities, pharmaceuticals1864
Zenith MediaPublicisMedia buying and planningAgriculture, clothing manufacturers, non-profits, television/radio1988
Zeno GroupPublic relationsTourism boards, optical, specialty retailers, email marketing1998

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