Top Independent Media Agencies

Looking for a list of media agencies not under the roof of a major holding company, but still holding major client ad spend? You’ve come to the right place!

Using the smart filters in Winmo, we’ve compiled a list of (mostly) independent media planning and buying shops that handled at least $1 million in media spending over the past year.

Check out the sortable and searchable list below for details. Want to connect with media planners and buyers at these accounts, plus agencies under Omnicom, IPG, Dentsu and other holding company umbrellas? Request a trial.

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Horizon Media, Inc.New York, NY
Lopez Negrete Communications, Inc. Houston, TX
MKGNew York, NY
interTrend Communications, Inc.Long Beach, CA
Wieden + KennedyNew York, NY
Carrot CreativeBrooklyn, NY
Horizon Media, IncLos Angeles, CA
OmeletCulver City, CA
CSE, Inc.Atlanta, GA
Sanders WingoAustin, TX
Images USAAtlanta, GA
WongDoodySeattle, WA
Wieden + KennedyPortland, OR
Pure MoxieSuisun City, CA
Marketing WerksChicago, IL
Sparks Grove, Inc.Atlanta, GA
Pappas GroupArlington, VA
EpsilonSan Francisco, CA
Refuel AgencyNew York, NY
T3Austin, TX
SwitchSaint Louis, MO
Varga Media Solutions, Inc.Irvine, CA
Hanley Wood MarketingMinneapolis, MN
Manifest DigitalSaint Louis, MO
MaxMedia Inc.Atlanta, GA
AdAsiaEnglewood Cliffs, NJ
McNally Temple & Associates, Inc.Sacramento, CA
Merkle, IncColumbia, MD
PadillaCRTRichmond, VA
Pancom InternationalLos Angeles, CA
EdelmanChicago, IL
BKV Inc.Atlanta, GA
The 360 AgencySherman Oaks, CA
Liquid SoulAtlanta, GA
Butler, Shine, Stern & PartnersSausalito, CA
Moroch PartnersDallas, TX
MBLMNew York, NY
Articus, Ltd. MarketingPhiladelphia, PA
EMI Strategic Marketing, Inc.Boston, MA
Jasculca / Terman & Associates Chicago, IL
Yecies Marketing CommunicationsNew York, NY
RauxaCosta Mesa, CA
Manifest DigitalChicago, IL
SDI Media GroupCulver City, CA
Brand Connections, LLCNew York, NY
The Richards Group, Inc.Dallas, TX
Brunswick GroupNew York, NY
Canvas WorldwideNew York, NY
Canvas WorldwidePlaya Vista, CA
Essence Digital LimitedNew York, NY
Zubi AdvertisingCoral Gables, FL
Select WorldNew York, NY
MARC USA / PittsburghPittsburgh, PA
SwirlSan Francisco, CA
Garrigan Lyman GroupSeattle, WA
The Archer GroupWilmington, DE
fluent360Nashville, TN
RPASanta Monica, CA
TaylorCharlotte, NC
Laundry ServiceNew York, NY
VisualMaxNew York, NY
Witeck Combs CommunicationsWashington, DC
iCrossingNew York, NY
Shaker Recruitment Advertising & CommunicationsOak Park, IL
Shank Public Relations CounselorsIndianapolis, IN
emg3Falmouth, ME
Fuel Industries, Inc.Ottawa, ON
EscalateNew York, NY
Harte-Hanks Direct, Inc.Trevose, PA
5Crowd IncToronto, ON
M Booth & Associates, Inc. New York, NY
Quigley-SimpsonLos Angeles, CA
Factory 360New York, NY
Cossette Communication Group, Inc.Quebec City, QC
The Company of OthersHouston, TX
Innocean USAHuntington Beach, CA
St. John & Partners Advertising & Public RelationsJacksonville, FL
M8Miami , FL
Resource AmmiratiColumbus, OH
Allen & GerritsenBoston, MA
Marketing Support, Inc. (MSI)Chicago, IL
OrciSanta Monica, CA
Zog Digital, Inc.Scottsdale, AZ
Fluid, Inc.San Francisco, CA
Coburn CommunicationsNew York, NY
Gravity MediaNew York, NY
LeviathanChicago, IL
ConvergeDirectNew York, NY
Allison+PartnersNew York, NY
Nesnadny + SchwartzCleveland, OH
Bernstein-Rein Advertising, Inc.Kansas City, MO
Dan Klores CommunicationsNew York, NY
Hispanic Group Miami, FL
AgencyEAChicago, IL
Cronin and Company, LLC.Glastonbury, CT
The Tombras GroupKnoxville, TN
Acento Advertising, Inc.Santa Monica, CA
Narrative_New York, NY
SALT BrandingSan Francisco, CA
Next MarketingNorcross, GA
Barton F. Graf, LLCNew York, NY
BarkleyKansas City, MO
The VaultNew York, NY
MekanismSan Francisco, CA
AssemblySouthfield, MI
Davis Elen AdvertisingLos Angeles, CA
Laughlin Constable, Inc.Milwaukee, WI
The Barbarian Group, LLCNew York, NY
PM3Atlanta, GA
TriptentNew York, NY
Alison Brod Public RelationsNew York, NY
Ocean Media, Inc.Huntington Beach, CA
Grupo GallegosHuntington Beach, CA
Bandy Carroll Hellige Louisville, KY
LeapLouisville, KY
352 Media GroupAtlanta, GA
Cossette EastHalifax, NS
H&L PartnersSaint Louis, MO
Moroch PartnersAtlanta, GA
Brunner, Inc.Pittsburgh, PA
The San Jose Group Ltd.Chicago, IL
Allen & GerritsenPhiladelphia, PA
Que Pasa MediaWinston-Salem, NC
Latin3Hollywood, FL
Track Marketing GroupNew York, NY
22squared Inc.Atlanta, GA
Abelson-TaylorChicago, IL
22squared Inc.Tampa, FL
Peterson Milla Hooks Minneapolis, MN
Archrival, Inc.Lincoln, NE
Red Interactive AgencySanta Monica, CA
Citizen RelationsLos Angeles, CA
Richards/LermaDallas, TX
Bayshore SolutionsTampa, FL
David&GoliathEl Segundo, CA
Deepend New YorkNew York, NY
Landers & PartnersClearwater, FL
GeovisionWatertown, MA
Cramer-Krasselt Milwaukee, WI
Matlock Advertising & Public RelationsAtlanta, GA
McKinneyDurham, NC
IgnitedEl Segundo, CA
Upshot Chicago, IL
SIGMA Marketing InsightsRochester, NY
SensisLos Angeles, CA
DigitalFlashNew York, NY
IQAtlanta, GA
Havas PRNew York, NY
Lloyd&CoNew York, NY
Elevation, LtdWashington, DC
R2C GroupPortland, OR
MythicCharlotte, NC
Shikatani Lacroix Brandesign, Inc.Toronto, ON
Booyah Online AdvertisingDenver, CO
IdevoitaNew York, NY
Lane TerraleverPhoenix, AZ
PowerDirectNewport Beach, CA
Clockwork Active MediaMinneapolis, MN
Havas FormulaSan Diego, CA
BFG CommunicationsBluffton, SC
MMBBoston, MA
BeCoreLos Angeles, CA
URi, Inc.Torrance, CA
Al Punto Advertising, Inc.Tustin, CA
Taylor New York, NY
Triad Retail MediaSt. Petersburg, FL
UI CentricNew York, NY
StrawberryFrogNew York, NY
Kovel Fuller Culver City, CA
Agency 51 AdvertisingAnaheim, CA
Just Marketing InternationalZionsville, IN
MARC USA / ChicagoChicago, IL
Intermark Group, Inc.Birmingham, AL
Cramer-Krasselt Chicago, IL
MCD PartnersNew York, NY
Bigelow AdvertisingAtlanta, GA
Bailey Lauerman & Associates Omaha, NE
Leapfrog OnlineEvanston, IL
Comunicad, Inc.Arlington, VA
RauxaNew York, NY
We Are SocialNew York, NY
THINK, Inc.Atlanta, GA
CreativeOndemandMiami, FL
Haworth Marketing & MediaMinneapolis, MN
Hiccup MediaNew York, NY
AD:60Brooklyn, NY
The Outcast AgencySan Francisco, CA
Brand AgentDallas, TX
Turner DuckworthSan Francisco, CA
CMA DesignHouston, TX
Definition 6Atlanta, GA
Naked CommunicationsNew York, NY
Pierson Grant Public RelationsFort Lauderdale, FL
Barker Advertising & InteractiveNew York, NY
United Entertainment GroupNew York, NY
PlanitBaltimore, MD
Muse USACulver City, CA
Brownstein Group, Inc.Philadelphia, PA
re:think groupPort Chester, NY
IrisNew York, NY
VaynerMediaNew York, NY
SupermoonSanta Monica, CA
Blue Marlin NYBrooklyn, NY
IntersectionSeattle, WA
Gilmore GroupNew York, NY
Essence Digital LimitedSan Francisco, CA
Vincodo LLCLanghorne, PA
Venables, Bell & PartnersSan Francisco, CA
PivmoNew York, NY
TruMCDallas, TX
iCrossingScottsdale, AZ
The Distillery ProjectChicago, IL
Sequel StudioNew York, NY
The Mars AgencySouthfield, MI
Code and TheoryNew York, NY
Legacy Marketing PartnersChicago, IL
Finch BrandsPhiladelphia, PA
The Idea GroveAddison, TX
Cinco Strategy Group, Inc.Dallas, TX
Fly Communications, Inc.New York, NY
The Sawtooth Group Redbank, NJ
RadarWorksSeattle, WA
Icon Media DirectSherman Oaks, CA
BrushFire, Inc.Cedar Knolls, NJ
IntersectionNew York, NY
HeatSan Francisco, CA
AboveNation MediaNew York, NY
Endai WorldwideNew York, NY
IRL ProductionsBrooklyn, NY
EdelmanSan Francisco, CA
Red Door InteractiveDenver, CO
McKinney New YorkNew York, NY
Gabriel deGrood Bendt, L.L.C.Minneapolis, MN
Harmelin MediaBala Cynwyd, PA
Susan Davis InternationalWashington, DC
Eleven, Inc.San Francisco, CA
Agency UndergroundMinneapolis, MN
Karlen Williams Graybill AdvertisingNew York, NY
Maya Advertising & CommunicationsWashington, DC
FusionboxDenver, CO
L.C. Williams & Associates, Inc.Chicago, IL
Ameredia, Inc.San Francisco, CA
monoMinneapolis, MN
MASS HispanicDoral, FL
IDI / Innovations & Development, Inc. Greenwich, CT
MWWPREast Rutherford, NJ
r2integratedBaltimore, MD
PITCHCulver City, CA
Premier Event ServicesSteamboat Springs, CO
bpg advertisingLos Angeles, CA
6S MarketingNew York, NY
Hatch DesignSan Francisco, CA
The Marketing Store WorldwideChicago, IL
5W Public RelationsNew York, NY
True North, Inc.New York, NY
Wallace Church, Inc.New York, NY
Beeby Clark+MeylerStamford, CT
Iced MediaNew York, NY
VSA Partners, Inc. Chicago, IL
EdelmanWashington, DC
Mediassociates, Inc.Newton, CT
Love AdvertisingHouston, TX
AnsiraSaint Louis, MO
Townsend Raimundo Besler & UsherSacramento, CA
Coyne Public RelationsParsippany, NJ
TBCBaltimore, MD
BVK / MekaMiami, FL
Empower MediaMarketingCincinnati, OH
Deep FocusNew York, NY
Arvizu Advertising & Promotions, Inc.Phoenix, AZ
HL GroupNew York, NY
Barrie D'Rozario DiLorenzoMinneapolis, MN
MekanismNew York, NY
Slack & Co.Chicago, IL
MUH-TAY-ZIK | HOF-FERSan Francisco, CA
Duncan ChannonSan Francisco, CA
Access CommunicationsNew York, NY
PL Marketing Cincinnati, OH
ESW PartnersChicago, IL
Roundhouse - PortlandPortland, OR
Celtra, Inc.Boston, MA
iCrossingChicago, IL
Tom, Dick & Harry Creative CoChicago, IL
The Baiocco and Maldari ConnectionBrooklyn, NY
AmorphousSan Francisco, CA
Anderson Direct & DigitalPoway, CA
Portent InteractiveSeattle, WA
Media LogicAlbany, NY
Trailer Park StudiosHollywood, CA
LeapFrog Solutions, Inc.Fairfax, VA
The Creative DepartmentCincinnati, OH
AxiaJacksonville, FL
Chandelier CreativeNew York, NY
PMGFort Worth, TX
JMPR Public RelationsWoodland Hills, CA
iStrategyLabsWashington, DC
BIMM Direct & DigitalToronto, ON
LBi USNew York, NY
Munroe Creative PartnersNew York, NY
Rec RoomCulver City, CA
GenomeNew York, NY
JL Media, Inc.Union, NJ
HERO MarketingSan Francisco, CA
The Allen Lewis Agency, LLCFarmington Hills, MI
B&C International, Inc.High Point, NC
Stratacomm, Inc.Southfield, MI
The George P. Johnson CompanySan Carlos, CA
Camelot Communications, Inc. Dallas, TX
PeriscopeMinneapolis, MN
Spark44Los Angeles, CA
Spark44New York, NY
LaBov & BeyondFort Wayne, IN
SHIFT Communications, LLCSan Francisco, CA
Gatesman+DavePittsburgh, PA
ScoppechioLouisville, KY
HipCricketBellevue, WA
Argonaut, Inc.San Francisco, CA
Work & CompanyBrooklyn, NY
MEplusYOUDallas, TX
SS+KNew York, NY
The Buntin GroupNashville, TN
Breensmith AdvertisingAtlanta, GA
Zubi AdvertisingDearborn, MI
Peppercomm, Inc.New York, NY
MRIElmhurst, IL
Milner Butcher Media GroupLos Angeles, CA
Hybrid DesignSan Francisco, CA
Godat DesignTucson, AZ
Maier Advertising, Inc.Farmington, CT
Jackson Spalding Inc.Atlanta, GA
RL Public Relations & MarketingLos Angeles, CA
97th FloorLehi, UT
Pereira & O'DellNew York, NY
Hunter Public RelationsNew York, NY
Walton | IsaacsonChicago, IL
Garage Team MazdaCosta Mesa, CA
Lambert Edwards & Associates Inc. Grand Rapids , MI
ZambeziCulver City, CA
Red Peak GroupNew York, NY
Strategic AmericaWest Des Moines, IA
Melt, LLCAtlanta, GA
H&L PartnersSan Francisco, CA
Ruder Finn, Inc.New York, NY
StruckSalt Lake City, UT
Archer MalmoAustin, TX
CMDPortland, OR
CheckMark CommunicationsSaint Louis, MO
Van Winkle + PearceAtlanta, GA
Brand ContentBoston, MA
White Pants AgencyDallas, TX
Paragon MarketingDelray Beach, FL
Sard Verbinnen & CoSan Francisco, CA
Red Tettemer O'Connell + PartnersPhiladelphia, PA
206 INC.Seattle, WA
E/LAIrvine, CA
The Loomis AgencyDallas, TX
Lilja Inc.Eden Prairie, MN
Kovert CreativeBrooklyn, NY
Grady Britton AdvertisingPortland, OR
McNeely Pigott & Fox Public RelationsNashville, TN
Pyper Paul + Kenney, Inc.Tampa, FL
WF of R, Inc. Richmond, VA
Lippe TaylorNew York, NY
Two by Four Communications, Ltd.Chicago, IL
Squeaky Wheel MediaNew York, NY
Martino FlynnPittsford, NY
Kelliher Samets VolkBurlington, VT
Kelly, Scott & Madison, Inc. Chicago, IL
Big SpaceshipBrooklyn, NY
Freed AdvertisingSugar Land, TX
APCO WorldwideNew York, NY
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    By: Duncan Connor

    Duncan Connor is content strategist for The List Inc., working with its brands, Winmo, The List Online, Ad Data Express, Winmo UK, Daily Vista, Agency Squared and Catapult New Business.

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