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.

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.

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.

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

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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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