, a leading research firm identifying the “best of the best” marketing and branding agencies just released its newest list of top branding agencies. An excerpt from the press release announcing this ranking is below. Activate Health earned a place among Oregon-based agencies and is also included on the listing for its Phoenix, Arizona and Nashville, Tennessee offices:

Clutch released a list of the top branding agencies across the United States today. These service providers showcase an outstanding ability to understand their clients’ unique markets and challenges and to effectively tell their stories.

This report recognizes 460+ companies that excel in their ability to deliver unparalleled client satisfaction. Leaders are listed alphabetically below for each state:

  • Arizona – Top branding agencies include 10 to 1 Public Relations, Miss Details Design, Nocturnal Branding Studio, Pure Fusion Media, and Resound.
  • Arkansas – Top branding agencies include 3wiredesigns, Explainify, and Lofty Labs.
  • California – Top branding agencies include 3Q Digital, 500 Designs, Ad Victorem, Adwizar, Alaniz, Album Agency, AMGADIZATION, Artsy Geek, Astin Technology, barrettSF, Bartlett Brands, BASIC, BayCreative, Be Unicorn, BEXBRANDS, BIGPIE | Digital Creative Agency, Bluewolf, BLVR,, Branding Los Angeles, Breviti, BSTRO, Bulldog Drummond, CCG / Marketing Agency, CIRCA, Citizen Group, Column Five, Crowd, CSTMR Digital Marketing, Cutwater, DDW, Deal Design, Inc., Demonstrate PR, Design Proficient, Design Spinners, DMI (Digital Management, Inc.), Dog and Rooster, Inc., Duncan Channon, Elevate Creative Agency, eMaximize, Emotive Brand, Evviva Brands, Excela Creative, FastRock, Fifty & Fifty, FINE, FINIEN, Flair Designs, Flat 6 Concepts, Flight, Funworks, Gershoni Creative Agency, GH Branding, Global Brand Works, Gold Front, Good Stuff Partners, Gray Square Media Solutions, GrowPlastic, Growth Drivers, Herman-Scheer, Hub Strategy and Communication, Hunter & Bard, Huntington Pacific Media, HypeLife Brands, IdeaWork Studios, Ignyte, Incitrio, Intelligent Clout, Interactivism, Isadora Agency, Jacob Tyler, Jingged, JStokes Agency, JUMBOshrimp, Just Digital Inc, Kristan Ruona Marketing, Kwok Design, L.A. Social Karma, La Visual, Latin & Code, LESS+MORE, Lien Design, Lift Graphic Design Studio, Marc Posch Design Group, Marketing and Advertising Design Group (M.A.D. Group), McLean, Mentus, MiresBall, Mistress, MOONBEAM STUDIOS, INC., Most Likely To, Movetic, Nika Digital Agency, Noble Intent Studio, Noise 13, Oui Will, Pace Social Media, Palmer Ad Agency, Pivot Design, Pixel Jar, Propane, R2integrated, Ramotion, Revolution Creatives, Ripe Media, RNO1, Salt Branding, Sensis, Six Degrees LA, Socialfix Media, Specto Design, SPRITZ LLC, Stanton & Company, Storm Brain, Studio 22, Sur-Ryl Marketing, The Bureau Of Small Projects, The Engine is Red, The Human Expansion Co., The Marcom Group, The Miller Group, Theory SF, Think Strategy, Thirsty Agency, Thunderbolt Studios, Timelapse, TLK Fusion, Toi, Traction, Traina Design, TRIXMEDIA Inc, Twelve12, U & I brand consulting/ development, UNIT partners LLC, Voice & Reason, VOKENT creative digital agency, Vrrb Interactive, Weberous Web Design, Websauce Studio, Wonsupona, Wpromote, and Zubi Advertising.
  • Colorado – Top branding agencies include 27th Letter Media, BrandJuice, FlowState Marketing, Goldrock Creative, Mountaintop Web Design, People Productions, Phases Design Studio, Ricochet Ideas, Strategies 360, Tag Team Design, Team & Culture, The Brandon Agency, Val Dudka Design Company, Vine Street Communications, VP Legacies, WANT Branding, Webolutions, and Wpromote.
  • Connecticut -Top branding agencies include milk*, ProntoLogic, Van Deusen & Levitt Associates, and York & Chapel.
  • Delaware -Top branding agencies include Infinitee Designs.
  • Florida – Top branding agencies include Absolute Mobile Solutions, APPETITTE, Big Couch Media Group, BrandJuice, Bright Vessel, Crea7ive Interactive Advertising, Decographic, DM Agency – Disartmedia, ElephantMark LLC, Highforge, NURO MARKETING, Parisleaf, Pumped, Inc., Sparxoo, The Brandon Agency, Vortex Communications, WANT Branding, and Zubi Advertising.
  • Georgia – Top branding agencies include Awaken Branding, Black Airplane, Bluewolf, Creative Juice, LLC., Definition 6, EYStudios, Franchise Marketing Systems, Frederick Swanston, id8,Matchstic, Mighty, MOCK, the agency, Prolifik Digital Marketing, Remedy Films, Tailfin, The Taproom Agency, TopRight, and Vigor.
  • Hawaii – Top branding agencies include Strategies 360.
  • Idaho – Top branding agencies include SmashBrand and Strategies 360.
  • Illinois – Top branding agencies include 3Q Digital, a5 Branding & Digital, ABE Studios, Agency Squid, ArtVersion, Bandwidth Marketing Group, BatesMeron Sweet Design, Build. Scale. Prosper., bvk, C2 Creative, ColorJar, Coming of Age, Concentric Design, Cultivate, Design Womb, Innovaxis Marketing, iSimplifyMe, JB Chicago, JJR Marketing Inc., Killian Branding, Mabbly, Magnani, March Media Chicago, Nelson Cash, NOTICE, Olive Street Design, ORA, Origin, LLC, Paragraphs, LLC, Pink Hippo Productions, Pivot Design, Popskull, RSQ, Rule29, Sandra Rust | BDD, SEO Solutions, Simple Truth, SmarkLabs, Solid Digital, LLC, Stevens & Tate Marketing, Streng Agency, The Monogram Group, Torque Digital, UnitOneNine, Verve Marketing Group, VisualFizz, Wpromote, and Xumulus.
  • Indiana – Top branding agencies include Blue Group Solutions, Cellaflora, Christopher August, and DMI (Digital Management, Inc.)
  • Iowa – Top branding agencies include Amplimark and Hill Productions & Media Group, Inc.
  • Kansas – Top branding agencies include SONDER COLLABORATIVE.
  • Kentucky – Top branding agencies include Element 502, FUSIONWRX, and Power.
  • Louisiana – Top branding agencies include Agent C. Advertising and Design, Cerberus Agency, Wink Media, and Zehnder Communications.
  • Maine – Top branding agencies include Anchour, FUSEIDEAS, and Rugged Coastal.
  • Maryland – Top branding agencies include Bates Creative, Cohere, DMI (Digital Management, Inc.), Exit10, Fastspot, GKV, Kapowza, R2integrated, Sonata Venture Solutions, Stewart Design Agency, and Sutter Group.
  • Massachusetts – Top branding agencies include Alipes Inc., Anchour, Blackcoffee®, Bluewolf, Boston Web Group, Captains of Industry, Clockwork Design Group, Inc, Dark Roast Media, Davis Advertising, East Coast Catalyst, Exsel Advertising, Forge Worldwide, FUSEIDEAS, Gravity Switch, Image Conscious Studios, KHJ Brand Activation, Marquis, PearTree Design, LLC, Pivot Design, RainCastle Communications, Inc., Rugged Coastal, Seahawk Media Group, Sir Isaac, Stark / Raving Branding + Digital Marketing, The Fantastical, and VP Legacies.
  • Michigan – Top branding agencies include Basso Design Group, DEKSIA, FINE, Pam Spring Advertising, SS Digital Media, Teal Media, TGAE Group, LLC., and Zubi Advertising.
  • Minnesota – Top branding agencies include Agency Squid, BrandJuice, Edition Studios (formerly Nerland Co.), Ideas that Kick, Morsekode, Prospectr Marketing, Speak!, and Westwerk.
  • Missouri – Top branding agencies include Afflecto Media Marketing, KRJ Marketing, and Leap Clixx.
  • Montana – Top branding agencies include Spiker Communications and Strategies 360.
  • Nebraska – Top branding agencies include Nuvem Consulting.
  • Nevada – Top branding agencies include BRAINTRUST, GrowPlastic, IdeaWork Studios, and Strategies 360.
  • New Jersey – Top branding agencies include Apptuitive, The Byne Group, Cantilever, Jungle Communications, Inc., Perfecent, Sagefrog Marketing Group, and Socialfix Media.
  • New York – Top branding agencies include 3rd Edge, Apptuitive, Azai Studios, BrandLink Advisors, BrandTuitive, C42D, Constructive, Dark Roast Media, DBrown Studio, Definition 6, DeSantis Breindel, DMI (Digital Management, Inc.), fishbat Media, For The Win Media, Gigante Vaz Partners, GreyBox Creative, Humanist, Hunter, IdeaWork Studios, Infinia Group, IPNY, milk*, Motto, OrangeYouGlad, LLC, Ruckus, Salt Branding, Solo Media Group, Starfish, Studio Sanderson, Studio Simpatico, Suits & Sandals, Tenet Partners, The Byne Group, The Mechanism, The Miller Group, The O Group, Tronvig Group, WANT Branding, WRK Partners, and Your Majesty.
  • North Carolina – Top branding agencies include Anthroware, The Brandon Agency, Bull & Beard, Chariot Creative, Kudzu Brands, Pathos Ethos, Raleigh SEO Company, Scarlett’s Web, Inc., and Wonsupona.
  • Ohio – Top branding agencies include Dallas Riffle Media, Linear Creative, MediaSource, Ologie
  • Oklahoma – Top branding agencies include Direct Allied Agency and WEBB branding.
  • Oregon – Top branding agencies include A.wordsmith, Activate Health, Cardwell Creative, FINE, Iris Creative Co., KindTyme, Monumental, Murmur Creative, Nelson Cash, Pixel Productions Inc., Solid Digital, LLC, Speak!, Sprague Media, Strategies 360, and Vadimages.
  • Pennsylvania – Top branding agencies include Agency 1903, Cohere, DesignMantic, DSC Advertising, Durkan Group, Firestorm SEM, FVM, halfGenius, Hyper6, Navitas Marketing, Neff Associates, Push10, Roket, Sagefrog Marketing Group, and weCreate Website Design & Marketing.
  • South Carolina – Top branding agencies include The Brandon Agency, Launchpeer, Sheri Otto, and VIP Marketing & Advertising.
  • South Dakota – Top branding agencies include Epicosity.
  • Tennessee – Top branding agencies include Astute Communications, The Brandon Agency, Hill Productions & Media Group, Inc., Proof Branding, Quantum Branding, and Zehnder Communications.
  • Texas – Top branding agencies include 3Q Digital, Adhere Creative, Adnorml, Agency Entourage, Alex Wright Web Design and SEO, Blue Sky Marketing, BrandExtract, Buzzbomb Creative, Click4Corp, CSTMR Digital Marketing, digiTech, Divining Point, Enilon, Envision Creative Group, Foundry512, Gershoni Creative Agency, HMG Creative, Hot Dog Marketing, Iscan 360, Leverage Marketing, Mighty Citizen, Miller Ad Agency, mixtape marketing, Optimum, Rock Candy Media, Satori Marketing, SearchRPM, SmashBrand, Spire Agency, Studio Brand Collective, SullivanPerkins, The Miller Group, The Old State, The Swizzle Collective, Versa Creative, Wpromote, WrightIMC, and Zellmer McConnell Advertising.
  • Utah – Top branding agencies include 97th Floor, modern8, niftic agency, Strategies 360, and ThoughtLab.
  • Vermont – Top branding agencies include 3Q Digital.
  • Virginia – Top branding agencies include APPETITTE, BlueTreeDigital, Boldr Strategic Consulting, Borenstein Group, Inc., Fifth Tribe, Forum One, Grafik Marketing Communications, Imagine, LightMix, MICA Interactive, NJI Media, and Yes& Marketing Agency.
  • Washington – Top branding agencies include Artsy Geek, Bakerbuilt Works, Conflare, ESPRESSO Digital, Fingerprint Marketing, Forum One, GB Pro, Hansen Belyea, InsideOut Solutions Inc., Mammoth Factory, R2integrated, RNO1, Seattle Advertising, Inc, States of Matter, Strategies 360, V2Works, and Y-Designs, Inc.
  • Wisconsin – Top branding agencies include Bite Sized Media, bvk, Candeo Creative, Concept Envy, and Stream Creative.

“A company’s brand is essential to their identity, their reputation, and their ability to target their desired clients,” Clutch Business Analyst Sara Philibotte said. “These top branding agencies help companies from a variety of industries represent themselves in a way that is professional and memorable by working closely with them to gain a thorough understanding of their unique goals.”

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