Top 19 Washington DC Agencies

April 17, 2019

Searching for an advertising or marketing agency that will take your brand to the next level? Whether you are searching for an agency that can help you with web design, advertising, branding, or public relations, search no further than Washington DC.

Serving as the nation’s capital, Washington DC houses a great deal of marketing agencies that specialize in political marketing campaigns. However, whether you seek political marketing assistance or advertising for your business, these agencies bring vast knowledge and skill sets to the table.

Using our platform, we’ve compiled a list of the top 19 Washington DC agencies based who have at least $2 million in total client media spend. Use this list as a guide in your search for the perfect agency.

Here are our picks for top 19 marketing and advertising agencies:

Admirable Devil

Admirable Devil is a purpose-driven creative agency that exists to help like-minded brands break out, grow, business and incite positive change. They offer full-service, digitally integrated advertising, grounded in a strategic purpose based on brand values and purpose.


Discipline: Advertising

Total Client Media Spend:~ $7.16 M

Main Phone: (202) 505-0165

Address: 2424 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Suite 111 Washington, DC 20037 USA

Top Clients: Stage Stores, Inc


AKQA uses the imaginative application of art and science to create a better future with you. AKQA is home to 2,100 professionals in 23 studios across the US, Europe, Asia, and Australia. The agency was also named a leader in Gartner’s 2019 Magic Quadrant.


Discipline: Digital

Total Client Media Spend:~$270.18 M  

Employees: ~135

Main Phone: (202) 337-2572

Address: 3299 K Street Northwest Fifth Floor Washington, DC 20007 USA

Top Clients: PlayStation, United States Postal Service

Blue Advertising

Blue is an award-winning advertising agency specializing in reputation, public affairs, and advocacy advertising. Their expertise is in creating strategic campaigns that raise awareness, frame public discussion, engage audiences and affect behaviors.


Discipline: Advertising

Total Client Media Spend:~$7.68 M

Main Phone: (202) 905-0710

Address: 607 14th Street Northwest Suite 300 Washington, DC 20005 USA

Top Clients: American Heart Association

Culture ONE World

Culture ONE World has proven experience working with government agencies, nongovernmental organizations, and corporations to build and execute their marketing communications strategy for U.S. multicultural markets. They are serving as the Hispanic Agency of Record for the United States Census 2020.


Discipline: Multicultural

Total Client Media Spend:~$10.58 M

Main Phone: (202) 796-1096

Address: 1333 H Street Northwest #900W Washington, DC 20005 USA

Top Clients: Amtrak


Edelman is a global communications firm that partners with businesses and organizations to evolve, promote, and protect their brands and reputations. With over 6,000 people in more than 60 offices, Edelman delivers communications strategies that give clients the confidence to lead and act with certainty.


Discipline: Public Relations

Total Client Media Spend:~$115.18 M  

Employees: ~200

Main Phone: (202) 371-0200

Address: 1875 Eye Street Northwest Suite 900 Washington, DC 20006 USA

Top Clients: Taco Bell, 23andMe, The Dannon Company, United States Department of Agriculture

Elevation, Ltd

Elevation, Ltd. has steadily earned its way to becoming an internationally recognized multi-cultural advertising agency serving a unique balance of private and public sector partners. Elevation, Ltd. oversees campaigns throughout the Western Hemisphere in multiple languages.


Discipline: Multicultural

Total Client Media Spend:~$402.32 M

Main Phone: (202) 380-3230

Address: 1027 33rd Street Suite 260 Washington, DC 20007 USA

Top Clients: Comcast Corporation, Toyota Motor Sales, Dell Technologies, Canon USA, Telemundo Communications Group, Centers For Disease Control & Prevention


FleishmanHillard is a global PR & digital marketing agency focused on crisis communications, brand marketing and paid & organic social media to maintain a positive image. FleishmanHillard is part of the Omnicom Public Relations Group and has more than 80 offices in 20 countries. Awards include 2019 PRWeek  U.S. Outstanding Large Agency, and Top Companies for Executive Women ten years running.


Discipline: Public Relations

Total Client Media Spend:~$18.79 M

Employees: ~110

Main Phone: (202) 659-0330

Address: 1615 L Street, Northwest Suite 1000 Washington, DC 20036 USA

Top Clients: SAP America

Glover Park Group

Glover Park Group works as the intersection of business, government, media & technology. GPG offers an integrated and complementary suite of services to plan, build and execute all manners of communication.


Discipline: Public Relations

Total Client Media Spend: ~$38.49 M

Employees: ~5

Main Phone: (202) 337-0808

Address: 1025 F Street Northwest Ninth Floor Washington, DC 20004 USA

Top Clients: Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc.

Huge, Inc.

Huge is a global collective of designers, technologists, and strategists. They specialize in helping clients overcome barriers to innovation and get to market quickly with the right product, campaign or initiative for their business.


Discipline: Digital

Total Client Media Spend:~$50.79 M

Main Phone: (202) 350-4600

Address: 530 Penn Street Northeast Washington, DC 20002 USA

Top Clients: Lyft, Credit Suisse USA


A digital agency founded on invention, iStrategyLabs has been named Ad Age’s Small Agency of the year twice and has won over 20 Cannes Lions. They create multi-channel campaigns that bridge the online and offline world and manage social for some of the biggest companies in the world.


Discipline: Digital

Total Client Media Spend:~$345.9 M

Main Phone: (202) 838-6421

Address: 641 South Street Northwest Washington, DC 20001 USA

Top Clients: Volkswagen of America, William Grant & Sons, Glenfiddich, Tullamore Dew, Balvenie, Hendrick’s Gin


Multiply provides clients a wall mounted dashboard that tracks metrics versus goals using real-time analytics across earned and social channels.


Discipline: Public Relations

Total Client Media Spend:~$63.01 M

Employees: ~15

Main Phone: (202) 298-7600

Address: 3247 Q Street, Northwest Washington, DC 20007 USA

Top Clients: Ace Hardware, Knob Creek, Cruzan Rum, Effen

Powell Tate

Powell Tate has a proven record of creating winning programs to influence public opinion, energize supporters and inspire them to action. They have bipartisan roots and bring political diversity to their work.


Discipline: Public Relations

Total Client Media Spend:~$256.79 M

Employees: ~100

Main Phone: (202) 383-9700

Address: 733 10th Street NW Sixth Floor Washington, DC 20001 USA

Top Clients: Papa John’s International, Pinnacle Foods Corporation, Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America

Pulsar Advertising

Pulsar operates across a wide variety of industries to work with organizations in the business of doing good. They believe that their clients are changing the world one customer at a time, and support them with thoughtful, strategic and creative energy.


Discipline: Integrated

Total Client Media Spend:~$3.89 M

Main Phone: (202) 775-7456

Address: 1023 15th Street Northwest Suite 800 Washington, DC 20005 USA

Top Clients: Metropolitan Transport Authority, Metro-North Railroad

Qorvis Communications, LLC

Qorvis is made up of a large corps of public affairs, public diplomacy, and communications strategists who employ their diverse backgrounds and skillsets to produce positive outcomes for clients. The firm engages Publicis’s vast resource network to further advance client efforts around the nation and around the world.


Discipline: Public Relations

Total Client Media Spend:~$8.37 M

Employees: ~51

Main Phone: (202) 496-1000

Address: 1201 Connecticut Avenue Northwest Suite 1000 Washington, DC 20036 USA

Top Clients: Virginia Lottery, Aamco Transmissions

Strauss Media Strategies, Inc

Strauss Media Strategies specializes in comprehensive radio and television media relations services. Their expertise includes outreach campaigns and other services to public relations firms, political campaigns, non-profit groups, corporations, government agencies, and other individuals and organizations throughout the country.


Discipline: Media Buying & Planning

Total Client Media Spend:~$3.43 M

Employees: ~8

Main Phone: (202) 638-0200

Address: National Press Building 529 14th Street Northwest, Suite 1163 Washington, DC 20045 USA

Top Clients: National Education Association

Susan Davis International

Susan Davis International, named one of the Top Five Public Affairs Agencies in the United States, offer global public relations reach through a $350 million network of more than 100 partner agencies, 1,800 staff, and 115 offices. They serve a rich range of clients, from government agencies, to multinational corporations and trade associations, to small businesses and nonprofits.


Discipline: Public Relations

Total Client Media Spend:~$15.68 M

Employees: ~20

Main Phone: (202) 408-0808

Address: 1101 K Street Northwest Suite 400 Washington, DC 20005 USA

Top Clients: Westin Hotels & Resorts


TogoRun is an inspired and global healthcare boutique focusing on delivering actionable business value to clients. Their mission is to bring clients deeper insights, brighter ideas, and superb agency experience.


Discipline: Public Relations

Total Client Media Spend:~$17.92 M

Employees: ~14

Main Phone: (202) 828-5060

Address: 1615 L Street Suite 1000 Washington, DC 20036 USA

Top Clients: GlaxoSmithKline, Eli Lilly & Company

Witeck Communications

Witeck Communications provides strategic public relations and marketing communications services for corporate and non-profit clients who believe that protecting and enhancing their reputations is the key to success.


Discipline: Public Relations

Total Client Media Spend:~$621.22 M

Employees: ~12

Main Phone: (202) 887-0500

Address: 2120 L Street Northwest Suite 850 Washington, DC 20037 USA

Top Clients: Walmart Stores, Inc.


Wunderman Thompson is a creative, data and technology agency built to inspire growth for ambitious brands. They are inspired by growth, which allows them to produce breakthrough creativity that helps clients succeed.


Discipline: Direct/ Relationship

Total Client Media Spend:~$28.08 M

Employees: ~100

Main Phone: (202) 625-2111

Address: 1055 Thomas Jefferson Street, Northwest Suite 200 Washington, DC 20007-5259 USA

Top Clients: Nicoderm CQ, Nicorette Gum, Novo Nordisk Pharmaceuticals, Commit

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