Updated Feb. 2021: Top 50+ Los Angeles Ad Agencies

February 18, 2021

Los Angeles ad agencies are some of the best in the world. 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.

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Though COVID has us spreading out and living everywhere, no city has its finger to the pulse quite like Los Angeles.  And that’s not going to change. LA is where culture is created — the universal headquarters of the music, television, and film industries. Every year, millions of dreamers pilgrimage out west to find fame and fortune as writers, actors, directors, and creators. Everyone in the city has a story and it’s more likely than not that your bartender on the Sunset Strip has a screenplay with him, ready to strike in case the right connection comes in.

For agencies, this city of creatives provides ample opportunity to create compelling advertising stories. Nowhere else can you execute a strategy faster and with more passionate people.

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

 

Agency NameHolding Co.DescriptionLocationClient Industries
160over90Digital design, interactive designSanta MonicaApparel & accessories, clothing manufacturers, auto manufacturers
72andSunnyMDCFull-servicePlaya VistaClothing manufacturers, shoe manufacturers, handbags, sunglasses, misc. accessories
9thWonderIntegrated marketing communicationsWest HollywoodNon-profit organizations, charitable organizations, auto care, programming content providers
AcentoMulticultural marketing, Hispanic specialtySanta MonicaNon-alcoholic, television & radio stations, personal computers & organizers
BBDO WestOmnicomFull-serviceLos AngelesProgramming content providers, cellular phones & wireless service providers
Canvas WorldwideGlobal media agencyPlaya VistaAutomotive, auto manufacturers, beverages, beer, wine, liquor, spirits
CaratDentsuMediaCulver CityClothing manufacturers, retailers of apparel & accessories, auto manufacturers
Casanova//McCannInterpublic GroupFull-service, Hispanic specialtyCosta MesaRetailers of apparel & accessories, charitable organizations, automotive
ConillPublicisMulticultural marketing, Hispanic specialtyEl SegundoAuto manufacturers, dealerships, aftermarket, tires, parts, electronic gaming systems
ContendAdvertisingLos AngelesCellular phones & wireless service providers
David&GoliathFull-serviceEl SegundoAutomotive, auto manufacturers, beer, wine, liquor, spirits, television & radio stations
Deutsch, Inc.Interpublic GroupFull-serviceLos AngelesHandbags, sunglasses, misc. accessories
EssenceWPPDigitalLos AngelesTelevision & radio stations, programming content providers, programming transmission service providers
Gallegos UnitedMulticultural marketing, Hispanic specialtyHuntington BeachMisc. services for farmers & growers, clothing manufacturers, non-profit organizations
Garage Team MazdaFull-serviceCosta MesaAutomotive, auto manufacturers
Grey WestWPPFull-serviceVeniceJewelry & watches, automotive, auto manufacturers, dealerships, motorcycles
Horizon Media, Inc.Media buying and planning Los AngelesJewelry & watches, beverages, beer, wine, liquor, spirits
iCrossingInteractiveSanta MonicaAuto manufacturers, dealerships
InitiativeInterpublic GroupMedia buying and planningLos AngelesShoe manufacturers, foundations & cultural institutions, automotive
Innocean USAMedia specialtyHuntington BeachAuto manufacturers, aftermarket, tires, parts, utility companies, energy distributors
Intertrend Communications, Inc.Asian specialtyLong BeachIndustrial & farm equipment, auto manufacturers, dealerships, utility companies, insurance
IW Group, Inc.Interpublic GroupMulticultural, Asian-AmericanLos AngelesUtility companies, energy distributors, insurance, restaurants, mass retailers
KetchumOmnicomPublic relationsLos AngelesAuto manufacturers, toys, games, hobbies, arts & crafts supplies, packaged foods
Media AssemblyMDCMedia agencyCentury CityShoe manufacturers, television & radio stations, personal computers & organizers, entertainment
MediaComWPPMedia buying and planningPlaya VistaClothing manufacturers, shoe manufacturers, retailers of apparel & accessories, automotive
Mediahub GlobalInterpublic GroupFull-serviceEl SegundoNon-profit organizations, auto manufacturers, beer, wine, liquor, spirits, broadcasting
MindshareWPPMedia specialtyPlaya VistaBeer, wine, liquor, spirits, oil & gas exploration, production & equipment, alternative energy, entertainment
Ocean Media, Inc.Media buying and planningHuntington BeachApparel & accessories, retailers of apparel & accessories, auto manufacturers, dealerships
OMD EntertainmentOmnicomInteractive specialtyBurbankTelevision & radio stations, programming content providers, entertainment, movies
OMD WestOmnicomMedia buying and planningLos AngelesClothing manufacturers, shoe manufacturers, handbags, sunglasses, jewelry & watches
OmeletBranding, full-serviceCulver CityNon-profit organizations, dealerships, beer, wine, liquor, spirits, non-alcoholic, television & radio stations
Omnicom Media GroupOmnicomMedia buying and planningLos AngelesAutomotive, television & radio stations, movies
Palisades Media GroupAdvertisingSanta MonicaApparel & accessories, shoe manufacturers, retailers of apparel & accessories, associations & organizations
PHDOmnicomMedia specialtyLos AngelesAutomotive, auto manufacturers, dealerships, gambling
Publicis.SapientPublicisDigitalLos AngelesAutomotive, auto manufacturers, motorcycles, personal computers & organizers, televisions
Quigley-SimpsonDirect marketing, direct response trackingLos AngelesInfant & youth apparel, charitable organizations, photography & video equipment, credit card, hospitals
RAPP WorldwideOmnicomCRM, direct marketingLos AngelesAuto manufacturers, dealerships, programming transmission service providers, personal computers & organizers
Rapport Outdoor WorldwideInterpublic GroupOut of home, media buying and planningLos AngelesNon-profit organizations, entertainment, food, property management, maintenance & related services
RauxaDirect marketing, full serviceCosta MesaHome services: pest, maid, security, cellular phones & wireless service providers, airlines
RPAFull-serviceSanta MonicaAssociations & organizations, automotive, auto manufacturers, motorcycles, buses & other vehicles
Saatchi & SaatchiPublicisFull-serviceTorranceShoe manufacturers, automotive, auto manufacturers, dealerships, non-alcoholic, packaged foods, airlines
SDI Media GroupLocalization providerLos AngelesTelevision & radio stations, consumer electronics, personal computers & organizers, televisions
Spark FoundryPublicisFull-service media agency El SegundoAutomotive, auto manufacturers, amusement parks, zoos, attractions, toys, games, hobbies
Starcom WorldwidePublicisMedia communications agencyNorth HollywoodShoe manufacturers, non-alcoholic, television & radio stations, electronic gaming systems, entertainment
TBWA \ Chiat \ DayOmnicomFull-serviceLos AngelesJewelry & watches, auto manufacturers, electronic gaming systems, photograph
TBWA/Media Arts LabOmnicomCreativeLos AngelesJewelry & watches, television & radio stations, consumer electronics, personal appliances
Team OnePublicisIntegratedLos AngelesNon-profit organizations, automotive, toys, games, hobbies, arts & crafts supplies, banking
George P JohnsonEvent and sponsorship marketing, experiential marketingTorranceAuto manufacturers, dealerships
The ManyCreative agencyPacific PalisadesApparel & accessories, clothing manufacturers, retailers of apparel & accessories, beverages
TWO NILStrategic marketing agencyLos AngelesEntertainment, toys, games, hobbies, arts & crafts supplies, gambling, credit services, food, hospitals
Universal McCannInterpublic GroupMedia buying and planningLos AngelesNon-alcoholic, personal computers & organizers, televisions, movies, streaming media
WavemakerWPPMedia specialtyLos AngelesNon-alcoholic, television & radio stations, programming content providers, electronic gaming systems, entertainment
Zenith MediaPublicisMedia buying and planningSanta Monica Veterinary medicine, non-alcoholic, television & radio stations, programming content providers, sports news, programming & media

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If you liked this blog post, check out:

  1. What Agencies Should Be Doing 6 Months Into COVID(Opens in a new browser tab)
  2. Niche is Not a Dirty Word: How to Find Your Agency’s Target Clients and Build a New Business Program
  3. Commit to Change Check-In: Progress in Ad Agency Diversity

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