Top Advertising Agency in San Francisco

A four-time Ad Age Small Agency of the Year, we work with companies wanting more and better for their brand and business. Amid a sea of sameness, we help organizations unearth, unfurl and unleash truly distinct positionings.

 

We help new brands launch, but, more often, established brands relaunch. Sometimes it’s as agency of record. Sometimes it starts with a project. But, either way, it’s a job we take with utmost seriousness. It might be the only thing we take with seriousness, utmost or otherwise (see portrait above).

Working together, we can make your brand stand apart from the competition, recognize quantifiable enterprise value and grasp that holiest of grails: a unique spot in your target’s gray matter.

Rakuten is back with the latest installment of the “Power of R” campaign, this time featuring a relatively well-known professional basketball player. Poised to continue the brand’s successful awareness-building, watch for the commercials all up and down your TV dial and across the digital universe.

Tobacco flavors that seem fun and vaping devices that look like tech gadgets have led teens, and even parents, to underestimate the damage of nicotine. Most people know it’s addictive. But addiction is only the beginning. Nicotine is a neurotoxin whose changes to the teen brain could be permanent. And that’s what our campaign sets out to communicate.

DC is pleased to announce the arrival of Noël Johnson as our first director of marketing and client engagements. Noël’s here to help us secure and onboard new clients, but also to continue engaging over time as a true client advocate. Her hybrid role offers clients additional senior leadership involvement as part of DC’s commitment to building close, productive long-term relationships with clients.

Awards

Google tells us you guys search for “award-winning ad agency,” so we put a sampling of said awards across disciplines right here. VIEW ALL AWARDS

Four-time agency of the year
SF Addys best in show
Best media plan, O'Toole award
Global best of show
Campaign of the year
Winner
Best in show, Modern Healthcare Awards
Image award
Design and interactive
Advertising and interactive annuals
Top 10 digital agencies
Social media leader award
Campaign of the year
Best use of social media
Influencer program, Gold
Promotional top shop

Work

Complete brand overhauls. Tactical marketing strikes. Traditional, digital, UX, social and experiential, it’s all here. And it all worked. Have a look.

View more work

Services

While we call ourselves an advertising agency, we help clients in ways that deliberately stretch that definition. In addition to advertising creative, we offer brand strategy, ID, digital, design, UX, social influencer, experiential as well as media strategy, planning and buying.

Strategy

Brand

Communications

Social

Media

Planning

Buying

Analytics

The Purpose Practice

Your company’s values — and how you act on those values — matters to your customers and employees. It’s not just about “being good” but being good for business; research shows that brands with purpose grow twice as fast as other brands. At DC, we’ve developed a practice to help you to turn your values into action.
 
If you’ve got 30 minutes, we’d love to show you how.

People
a
DuncanChannon-Allie-Bart-1800×1800
Allison Bart

Director of talent
Show bio

a
DuncanChannon-Andy-Berkenfield-2-sq
Andy Berkenfield

CEO, partner
Show bio

a
DuncanChannon-Parker-Channon-updated-sq
Parker Channon

CMO, partner
Show bio

a
DuncanChannon-Amy-Cotteleer-sq
Amy Cotteleer

Chief experience officer, partner
Show bio

a
DuncanChannon-Kumi-Croom-sq
Kumi Croom

Group account director
Show bio

a
DuncanChannon-MJ-Deery-1-sq
MJ Deery

Director, purpose practice
Show bio

a
DuncanChannon-Leslie-Diard-sq
Leslie Diard

Comms planning director
Show bio

a
DuncanChannon-Robert-Duncan-2-sq
Robert Duncan

Chairman, founder
Show bio

a
DuncanChannon-Anne-Elisco-Lemme-sq
Anne Elisco-Lemme

Executive creative director
Show bio

a
DuncanChannon-NoelJohnson-sq
Noël Johnson

Director of marketing and client engagement
Show bio

a
DuncanChannon-Jamie-Katz-sq
Jamie Katz

Director of account management
Show bio

a
DuncanChannon-Jen-Kellogg-sq
Jen Kellogg

Design director
Show bio

a
DuncanChannon-John-Kovacevich-4-sq
John Kovacevich

Executive creative director
Show bio

a
DuncanChannon-Michael-Lemme-sq
Michael Lemme

Chief creative officer, partner
Show bio

a
DuncanChannon-Kelleen-Peckham-sq
Kelleen Peckham

Director of brand strategy
Show bio

a
DuncanChannon-Renee-Phipps-sq
Renée Phipps

CFO
Show bio

a
DuncanChannon-Gary-Stein-1800×1800
Gary Stein

Chief integration officer
Show bio

DuncanChannon-Allie-Bart-1800×1800
Allison Bart

Director of talent
Show bio

DuncanChannon-Andy-Berkenfield-2-sq
Andy Berkenfield

CEO, partner
Show bio

DuncanChannon-Parker-Channon-updated-sq
Parker Channon

CMO, partner
Show bio

DuncanChannon-Amy-Cotteleer-sq
Amy Cotteleer

Chief experience officer, partner
Show bio

DuncanChannon-Kumi-Croom-sq
Kumi Croom

Group account director
Show bio

DuncanChannon-MJ-Deery-1-sq
MJ Deery

Director, purpose practice
Show bio

DuncanChannon-Leslie-Diard-sq
Leslie Diard

Comms planning director
Show bio

DuncanChannon-Robert-Duncan-2-sq
Robert Duncan

Chairman, founder
Show bio

DuncanChannon-Anne-Elisco-Lemme-sq
Anne Elisco-Lemme

Executive creative director
Show bio

DuncanChannon-NoelJohnson-sq
Noël Johnson

Director of marketing and client engagement
Show bio

DuncanChannon-Jamie-Katz-sq
Jamie Katz

Director of account management
Show bio

DuncanChannon-Jen-Kellogg-sq
Jen Kellogg

Design director
Show bio

DuncanChannon-John-Kovacevich-4-sq
John Kovacevich

Executive creative director
Show bio

DuncanChannon-Michael-Lemme-sq
Michael Lemme

Chief creative officer, partner
Show bio

DuncanChannon-Kelleen-Peckham-sq
Kelleen Peckham

Director of brand strategy
Show bio

DuncanChannon-Renee-Phipps-sq
Renée Phipps

CFO
Show bio

DuncanChannon-Gary-Stein-1800×1800
Gary Stein

Chief integration officer
Show bio