Top Advertising Agency in San Francisco

You’re on our site, so you probably want to know what we’re all about. Here it is: Let’s fall in love. Seriously. You want to love the partnership, love the work, and love the results. We do, too. (If that doesn’t weird you out, read on.)

 

Love the partnership —
We want that excited-to-work-together feeling, whether it’s the initial kickoff or round seven of our 20th campaign together. We think that comes from honesty, humility and play.

Love the work —
The world doesn’t need more mediocre. If we’re going to make something and spend the time, energy and money, let’s make it great. Let’s create marketing that people actually value and appreciate. Let’s be proud of what we do together.

Love the results —
We believe in creativity with accountability – great ideas, well executed, that change behavior in ways we can measure. Let’s live in that spot on the venn diagram where emotion and action overlap.

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.

Our director of purpose practice, MJ Deery, has a byline in the latest Advertising Age urging brands to move beyond token diversity to richer, more meaningful “normalization.” If you missed it, you can find a tidy summation here. Smart and important stuff. You’d be wise to check it out.

DC’s thrilled to announce that Gary Stein joins us today as our first chief integration officer. He’s here to accelerate collaboration between our strategy, media and expanded creative team, which now includes experiential and influencer experts thanks to our recent acquisition of A2G.

Awards

Since the interweb powers-that-be tell us you guys search for “award-winning ad agency,” we put a sampling of said awards across disciplines right here. VIEW ALL AWARDS

Work

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

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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.

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Allison Bart

Director of talent
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Andy Berkenfield

CEO, partner
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Parker Channon

CMO, partner
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Amy Cotteleer

Chief experience officer, partner
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Kumi Croom

Group account director
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MJ Deery

Director, purpose practice
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Leslie Diard

Comms planning director
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Robert Duncan

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Anne Elisco-Lemme

Executive creative director
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Jamie Katz

Director of account management
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Jen Kellogg

Design director
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John Kovacevich

Executive creative director
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Michael Lemme

Chief creative officer, partner
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Kelleen Peckham

Director of brand strategy
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Renée Phipps

CFO
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Gary Stein

Chief integration officer
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Allison Bart

Director of talent
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Andy Berkenfield

CEO, partner
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Parker Channon

CMO, partner
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Amy Cotteleer

Chief experience officer, partner
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Kumi Croom

Group account director
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MJ Deery

Director, purpose practice
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Leslie Diard

Comms planning director
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Robert Duncan

Chairman, founder
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Anne Elisco-Lemme

Executive creative director
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Jamie Katz

Director of account management
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Jen Kellogg

Design director
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John Kovacevich

Executive creative director
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Michael Lemme

Chief creative officer, partner
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Kelleen Peckham

Director of brand strategy
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Renée Phipps

CFO
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Gary Stein

Chief integration officer
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