Top Advertising Agency in SF, LA, NY

Spirits are high with the acquisition of award-winning experiential and influencer agency, A2G. The move cements DC’s rep as a top San Francisco advertising shop, but brings with it New York and Los Angeles offices along with an invaluable new partner and industry pioneer, Amy Cotteleer.

 

At a time when brands are looking to engage consumers across paid, earned, shared and owned media, DC is now in a unique position to deliver against every channel. A2G’s resonant work with blue-chip clients, including Levi’s, Nintendo, Citibank and Samsung, has been recognized industry-wide. And their launch work for Gap’s Product (RED) was heralded as Promotion of the Year.

For our mantel, it means two additional Ad Age Small Agency of the Year awards to supplement the two we already have. For our clients, both current and prospective, it means a suite of services unmatched by any other SF indie along with true reach across the state and nation.

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.

It’s not just the sugar talking when we say that we’re so fired up about our new client: iconic candy brand and childhood favorite, SweeTARTS. Check out our Be Both launch work designed to speak to Gen Z’s embrace of duality and fluid identity. Are we excited to work on SweeTARTS? Are we excited to eat free SweeTARTS? We’re both.

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

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

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

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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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.

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