Marketing agencies today have more tools than ever to support clients in their marketing efforts. Content creation, website design, SEO optimization, the list goes on. But at Digital Storyteller, we have our eyes on a few agencies in particular. Here are the eight best marketing agencies in San Diego.
Founded: 2010 by Katie Wagner after retiring from her TV news career
- Orange County, CA
- San Diego, CA
- Atlanta, GA
- Las Vegas, NV
Specialty: Boy, oh boy! KWSM does it all. While every plan is different, they specialize in creating customized digital marketing strategies that help clients get results through:
- Social Media Management
- Content Creation
- Website Design and Management
- Content Optimization (SEO)
- Online Advertising
- PR and Influencer Marketing
- Video and Photography
- Social Media Coaching
- Speaking and Workshops
Their Mission: According to their site, “KWSM exists to help great companies make genuine connections with their customers. We believe good business starts with strong relationships, and the best way to build them is by sharing your story.”
Founded: In 2004
Where: Carlsbad, CA
Our Promise: “We promise to deliver strategic insights. We’ll be easy to work with. And, most importantly, we’ll never leave you in the dark.”
Their Approach: Digitopia uses the phrase process, platforms, people to guide their B2B digital growth strategies.
“We take the stress of inbound marketing off your plate allowing you to focus on all the other important parts of your job. Whether you need…
- HubSpot help, or
- Content and inbound strategies (that actually bring in traffic and leads), or
- Online advertising purpose-built to optimize your spend
…we have you covered.”
Founded: In 2001
Specialty: Strategy, lead generation, website, branding, sales conversions, technology and analytics, and more
What makes Brandetize different from other marketing agencies? Brandetize offers:
- “Full-service customer lifecycle marketing
- Customer focused, cohesive goals
- We’re thinkers, not just doers
- Strategy comes first, then we execute
- Thoroughly seasoned staff of experts
- Partnership model: Get results and write a check from the increase in sales
- We don’t profit until you profit”
Office of Awesome
Founded: By dynamic duo Rebecca Tall Brown and Leah Prehn, 2015
Specialty: Aside from being awesome? Office of Awesome offers hourly brand advisory services, 12 to 18-month brand breakthrough strategy, and two to ten-year brand architecture strategy. They promise to take what you have and make it even more awesome!
Why They Rock: “We’re a brand strategy consultancy that builds brand experiences on the foundation of smart business strategy. Using our inside out approach, we capture the momentum of all that is working in your existing brand, improve on it, and package the results in a market-ready plan… We see the unseen areas of your business that we can fix, clarify or define before you spend time and money on external branding or marketing.”
Raindrop Branding + Advertising
Founded: By Jacques Spitzer and Adam Wagner! (Raindrop compares these two to oreos and milk and peanut butter and jelly. In other words, they’re the perfect pair!)
Specialty: Simply put, Raindrop helps build your brand and build your audience. At Raindrop, “our goal with every client is to take you to your next level by helping new audiences to discover you, crafting deeper relationships with your core audiences and allowing you to confidently be the best version of yourself.”
Plus, their video production is top-notch! In fact, they have accrued more than 400,000,000 video views for their clients, been awarded two Emmys, and have produced the #1 performing Youtube ad of 2020.
The Story Behind the Name: It all begins with this quote: “True friendship looks like raindrops coming together on a window-sill; beautifully and effortlessly before your eyes.”
As written on their site, “I think we can all agree; best friends are… well, the best. They are there for us, cheering us on, listening to us and helping us to live our best lives. We imagined that same level of trust, open communication and fun-loving spirit as the foundation for our work.
“The result is a truly special connection with our clients that we believe inspires even greater work. Being a Raindropper means partnering generously and creating strategically. We revel in the success of our clients and celebrate the collaborative culture that we share as a team.”
With Offices In… San Diego, Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco
Who Are We? Power Digital is “a cutting-edge, nationally recognized digital marketing agency dedicated to elevating your brand through innovative marketing solutions, custom strategies, channel expertise, and flawless execution.”
Some Rules They Live By: Integrity, loyalty, trust, challenge yourself, find the solution, embrace change, don’t take yourself too seriously, and more as seen here!
What They Do: A better question would be, “What don’t they do!?” Power Digital offers:
- Affiliate Marketing
- Amazon Marketing
- Content Marketing
- Email Marketing
- Influencer Marketing
- Organic Social
- Paid Media
- Paid Social
- PR and Outreach
- Web Development
Founded: By Jules Taggart (Psst… She’s kind of awesome. Jules loves riding on the back of a motorcycle with her husband, running near the beach, and her two daughters, Olympia and Helena)
Who Do They Serve? Although Wayward Kind represents clients from a variety of industries, all of their clients are hell-bent on shaking up their industry for the better. “We actively seek out clients who are purposefully wayward and not afraid to go their own way… We work with challenger brands who are making a significant impact in race, class, and gender equity.”
Their values include human connection, libration, no noise, and low ego, high impact.
What Makes Them Different? Wayward Kind is a digital marketing team “built on the belief that effective marketing is rooted in human connection. We help ordinary businesses have extraordinary conversations with their clients… we help you start and nurture online conversations that bring in new clients.”
Founded: By David Rodnitzky out of a coffee shop in Pacifica, CA, in 2008
Their Motto: Infinite Possibilities. Infinite Growth.
Why They Rock: 3Q Digital is growing, growing, growing! With six U.S. locations, two international presences, and over 20 virtual locations, this marketing agency can work with you wherever you are!
3Q Digital Offers…
- Conversion Rate Optimization
- Strategy and Planning
- Digital Due Diligence
- And more!
At the end of the day, there isn’t a hard and fast answer for which marketing agency you should use. Each company is unique! (But we think you should choose to work with us!) If you’re ready to take a look at what our outsourced marketing services would look like for you, contact our team at Digital Storyteller today.
We know we’d make a great team, we’re just waiting on you!