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45RPM
  • $100 - $149/hour
  • 10 - 49 employees
45/RPM is a digital agency based in Washington DC and Mexico City. From crafting digital brands, strategies, and the digital experiences that power them, 45/RPM helps improve and grow new and expanding brands in the Americas.

Summary

  • Address
    7006 Carroll Ave. Suite 200, Takoma Park, MD 20912
  • Phone Number
    202-869-3411
  • Service Lines
    Branding
    Digital Strategy
    Websites & E-commerce
  • Industry Focus
    E-commerce
    Restaurants & B2B
    Nonprofits & Associations
  • Clients
    Appian, Nebia, National Geographic, AARP, Starter, Nando's PERi PERi, Dr.Dunner, Early Mountain Vineyards, Food Marketing Institute, Avizia, NewBrandAnalytics, Modus Create, NetAbstraction, Tata, mindSHIFT
Company Info
  • $100 - $149/hour
  • 10 - 49 employees
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Beyond Definition
  • $150 - $199/hour
  • 10 - 49 employees
Beyond Definition is a strategy and creative agency in Washington, D.C., that works with mission-driven organizations to develop and implement innovative creative solutions.

Beyond Definition offers a full suite of creative services, including brand development, and implementation, brand discovery, marketing strategy, campaign development, and interactive design solutions. The firm also creates high-impact digital experiences with its web design and development services.

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Beyond Definition
  • Address
    8505 Fenton St. Suite 212, Silver Spring, MD 20910
  • Phone Number
    301-495-8844
  • Service Lines
    Branding
    Graphic Design
    Web Development
  • Industry Focus
    Business services
    Non-profit
    Consumer products & services
  • Clients
    CREW Network, American Association of Community Colleges,The National Association of Convenience Stores, Atlas Brew Works, Air Force Association, MOAA (MILITARY OFFICERS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA), American Welding Society, Transurban, NACS Foundation, Smithsonian,Global Business Alliance, Marine Corps Marathon, Architect of the Capitol, Corcoran, Crew Network,Autm Rebrand, AFA, American Marketing Association
Company Info
  • $150 - $199/hour
  • 10 - 49 employees
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Borenstein Group, Inc.
  • $150 - $199/hour
  • 10 - 49 employees
Borenstein Group is one of the best branding agencies in Washington, D.C., offering industry-leading branding, marketing, and PR services. The firm’s specialties include homeland security, defense, intelligence, telecommunications, aerospace, higher learning, nonprofit organizations, and government.

Borenstein’s offers interactive branding solutions to improve the customer experience and foster business growth. This includes web design, customer relationship management (CRM) integration, user experience (UX) research, user interface (UI) design, mobile app development, and usage metric tracking.

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Borenstein Group, Inc.
  • Address
    8230 Leesburg Pike, STE 520, Vienna, VA 22182
  • Phone Number
    703-385-8178
  • Service Lines
    Branding
    Web Design
    Digital Strategy
  • Industry Focus
    Information technology
    Business services
    Telecommunications
  • Clients
    Amentum, Quadrint, InQuisient, AMRestore, Outreach Program, Tech Trend, Valiant, Integrated Insight Systems, Precise Software, Tate & Tryon, Witt O'Brien's, ChoiSys Technology, TCOM, STS International, Crowley Maritime, Boeing Intelligence & Analytics, IBM Public Sector, eMentum, Herren Consulting, Aviation Training Consultants, QED International
Company Info
  • $150 - $199/hour
  • 10 - 49 employees
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Contrast & Co.
  • $150 - $199/hour
  • 10 - 49 employees
Contrast & Co. is a boutique brand strategy, design, and digital studio that works with small businesses, startups, and major enterprises to deliver award-winning branding solutions that generate measurable results.

Following a thorough discovery period, Contrast & Co. provides naming, brand positioning, messaging, competitive analysis, and visual identity development solutions that set clients up for success in their industries.

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Contrast & Co.
  • Address
    2200 Somerville Road, Suite 200, Annapolis, MD 21401
  • Phone Number
    410-703-5378
  • Service Lines
    Branding
    Web Design
    Social Media Marketing
  • Industry Focus
    Business services
    Health Care & Medical
    Legal
  • Clients
    Legal: Hogan Lovells, Wiley, Buckley; Healthcare & Wellness: Altum, HealthFirst, Mymee, MedImpact, Abarca, FavorHealth, Cool, Snugz; Technology/Cybersecurity: IDAgent, Inky, Datum; Business Services: Unison, Bixal, Cypress Group, United Educators, Praxis, Mobomo; Arts & Entertainment: Hamptons Film, Strathmore; Aviation: SmartSky, Regional Airline Association; Nonprofit: ICIMOD, Unite America; Tourism & Hospitality: HHM Hospitality, Five Squares Development.
Company Info
  • $150 - $199/hour
  • 10 - 49 employees
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Grafik Marketing Communications
  • Not disclosed
  • 10 - 49 employees
Grafik Marketing Communications is a Washington, D.C.-based branding and marketing agency that works with clients to increase audience engagement and grow their brands. 

From strategic positioning and customer experience design to marketing automation and lead generation, Grafik works with brands from beginning to end to ensure their brands are achieving the desired results.

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Grafik Marketing Communications
  • Address
    625 FIRST ST #811, Alexandria, VA 22314-1511
  • Phone Number
    703-299-4500
  • Service Lines
    Branding
    Digital Strategy
    Web Design
  • Industry Focus
    Non-profit
    Education
    Financial Services
  • Clients
    The Signet McLean, SGF, Wealthspire Advisors, Alliance for Automotive Innovation, C-Span, IntelSat,Multiplying Good, The Neighborhoods of Eya,Toweroaks, Merritt Clubs, Carfax, DC Prep, Bash
Company Info
  • Not disclosed
  • 10 - 49 employees
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Imagine
  • $150 - $199/hour
  • 10 - 49 employees
Imagine is a small marketing and creative agency headquartered in Washington, D.C. All of Imagine’s marketing and branding strategies are tailored carefully to each client’s unique needs and objectives.

Imagine helps clients plan their road to market through thorough research and strategy services, and the firm’s brand development solutions allow clients to establish clear messaging and visual style guidelines.

Summary

  • Address
    9415 West Street, Manassas, VA 20110
  • Phone Number
    703-686-8326
  • Service Lines
    Web Design
    Branding
    Digital Strategy
  • Industry Focus
    Government
    Hospitality & leisure
    Non-profit
  • Clients
    Virginia Department of Health, Nestle, Rubbermaid, Rolls-Royce, CenturyLink, USA Rice Federation, Ronald McDonald House Charities, Habitat for Humanity, City of Manassas Park, Prince William County, Virginia, Massanutten Resort, Purefy
Company Info
  • $150 - $199/hour
  • 10 - 49 employees
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LAI Video
  • $150 - $199/hour
  • 10 - 49 employees
LAI Video is a premier video production agency in Washington, D.C. LAI partners with businesses and nonprofits in industries, such as finance, healthcare, education, real estate, and technology, to create video-driven campaigns that support clients’ branding efforts.

As a leading video production agency, LAI Video specializes in creating video campaigns that revolve around raising brand awareness, promoting new initiatives, fundraising, and product promotion.

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LAI Video
  • Address
    1725 Eye Street, NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20006
  • Phone Number
    202-416-4660
  • Service Lines
    Video Production
    Branding
    Marketing Strategy
  • Industry Focus
    Health Care & Medical
    Retail
    Financial services
  • Clients
    NRF Foundation, National Retail Federation,HITT Contracting, DTA Foundation, Women in Government Relations, CropLife America, Mortgage Bankers Association, Aluminum Association, MedStar NRH
Company Info
  • $150 - $199/hour
  • 10 - 49 employees
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Lounge Lizard
  • $100 - $149/hour
  • 10 - 49 employees
As one of the best branding agencies in Washington, D.C., Lounge Lizard offers a wide range of digital services, including web design, web development, digital marketing, mobile development, and website maintenance.

Lounge Lizard’s branding solutions include collateral design, logo design, brand story development, naming, taglines, research, and visual identity development. The firm focuses on developing brand stories that encourage customer loyalty and increase brand engagements.

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Lounge Lizard
  • Address
    1101 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 450, Washington, DC 20036
  • Phone Number
    202-900-8859
  • Service Lines
    Web Design
    Advertising
    Branding
  • Industry Focus
    Business services
    Financial services
    Other
  • Clients
    A&E Television AERCO Agility Blue Foundry Bank BNSF BonChon Chicken Broadway League Bryant Park Canon Circa Resort & Casino Daiwa Capital Markets Disney Dylan's Candy Bar ESPN Festo Gracie Mansion Granoff Architects Honeywell John Jay College KORG LOOP-LOC Mott Mountairre Farms NIKON NYU Physicians' Reciprocal Insurers (PRI) Plante Moran Random House RuPaul Spectrum Retirement Stertil-Koni Watts Water Whelen
Company Info
  • $100 - $149/hour
  • 10 - 49 employees
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Mekanic
  • $150 - $199/hour
  • 10 - 49 employees
Mekanic is a branding and design agency that uses logo design, web design, storytelling, management consulting, and other professional creative services to create brands that help clients achieve their long-term goals.

Mekanic utilizes a custom approach to branding, called Kamps, to develop brands collaboratively with clients and ensure its client’s teams are prepared to manage their brands on an ongoing basis.

Summary

  • Address
    1240 N. Pitt St., Suite 200, Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Phone Number
    703-647-9884
  • Service Lines
    Branding
    Digital Strategy
    Market Research
  • Industry Focus
    Non-profit
    Business services
    Advertising & marketing
  • Clients
    Alexandria Chamber of Commerce, American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP), National Association of College Auxiliary Services (NACAS), GO2 Foundation, USApple Association, National Concrete Masonry Association (NCMA), Determined by Design (DBD), Millennia
Company Info
  • $150 - $199/hour
  • 10 - 49 employees
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Niftic Agency
  • $150 - $199/hour
  • 2 - 9 employees
Niftic Agency is a creative digital agency that works with mission-driven organizations to drive customer engagement and increase conversion rates. Niftic combines strategic design, data, and engineering to create impactful brand identities.

Niftic Agency offers several other services to support its branding solutions, including conversion rate optimization, UI/UX design, web design, SEO, and custom app development.

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Niftic Agency
  • Address
    1342 Florida Ave NW 2nd floor, Washington, DC 20009
  • Phone Number
    801-839-5537
  • Service Lines
    Branding
    UX/UI Design
    Advertising
  • Industry Focus
    Non-profit
    Media
    Consumer Products & Services
  • Clients
    The North Face, Change.org, Lexus, BRAC, National Geographic, International Rescue Committee, Olympic Channel, Planned Parenthood, ember, ELWN, That's Why, American Network Natural History, MoveOn
Company Info
  • $150 - $199/hour
  • 2 - 9 employees
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NJI Media
  • $150 - $199/hour
  • 10 - 49 employees
NJI Media provides strategy, creative, development, and content creation services to businesses across a wide range of industries. Previous clients include major brands like Citi, Facebook, and The Home Depot.

NJI Media provides a host of creative services to help businesses develop impactful brands, including brand identity development, illustration, product design, and custom web design and development.

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NJI Media
  • Address
    101 1/2 S UNION ST., ALEXANDRIA, VA, 22314, USA
  • Phone Number
    202-965-8406
  • Service Lines
    Web Development
    Branding
    Web Design
  • Industry Focus
    Business services
    Consumer products & services
    Government
  • Clients
    C-SPAN, The ESA Foundation,Facebook, NJI
Company Info
  • $150 - $199/hour
  • 10 - 49 employees
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REQ
  • $150 - $199/hour
  • 50 - 249 employees
REQ is one of Washington, D.C.’s leading digital marketing agencies, having worked with several reputable brands, from eBay and MasterCard to Disney and PayPal.

REQ will help you define, build, launch, and optimize your brand for success in your marketplace, and the firm’s online reputation management services ensure you can build brand awareness and maintain a positive relationship with your customers.

Summary

  • Address
    1211 Connecticut Ave NW, Suite 250, Washington, DC 20036
  • Phone Number
    202-654-0800
  • Service Lines
    Advertising
    Branding
    Public Relations
  • Industry Focus
    Consumer products & services
    Health Care & Medical
    Information technology
  • Clients
    Technology & Energy: Waymo, eBay, Intel, PayPal, Red Hat, Lenovo, General Dynamics, Mastercard, Constellation, Polycom // Associations & Nonprofits: PhRMA, National Association of Broadcasters, American Chemistry Society, Vegas Chamber, UNICEF, API // Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals: Bayer, J&J, Lilly, GSK, Pfizer, Ascension // Hospitality, Entertainment, & Real Estate: Disney, Sweetgreen, Cava, Chopt, Bibigo, Skanska, Empire State Building, MGM Resorts, Hard Rock
Company Info
  • $150 - $199/hour
  • 50 - 249 employees
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Social Driver
  • $150 - $199/hour
  • 10 - 49 employees
Headquartered in Washington, D.C., Social Driver works with clients across the country to deliver communications strategies that mobilize audiences and increase brand awareness. 

Social Driver provides logo design, naming, messaging strategy, and identity development solutions to help businesses stand out from their competitors. Other service offerings include web design and development, SEO, advertising, content production, and analytics.

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Social Driver
  • Address
    1030 15th St NW, Suite 1050w, Washington, DC 20005
  • Phone Number
    866-395-7845
  • Service Lines
    Web Design
    Social Media Marketing
    Web Development
  • Industry Focus
    Non-profit
    Health Care & Medical
    Business services
  • Clients
    Social Driver's client base ranges from purpose-driven corporations and foundations, to leading nonprofits and associations. Notable clients include: American Academy of Family Physicians, American Nurses Association, The Education Trust, Elizabeth Dole Foundation, Goodwill Industries International, Honda North America, Modern Military Association of America, Target Corporation, as well as leaders in the healthcare and education industries.
Company Info
  • $150 - $199/hour
  • 10 - 49 employees
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Taoti Creative
  • $100 - $149/hour
  • 50 - 249 employees
Taoti Creative is a digital agency based in Washington, D.C., that helps clients achieve meaningful and measurable results through web, social, experiential, technical, and other digital solutions.

In addition to creating effective visual identity systems and brand collateral, Taoti Creative works with clients to establish strong messaging guidelines and position them in front of the ideal audience.

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Taoti Creative
  • Address
    530 8th Street SE, Washington, DC 20003
  • Phone Number
    202-546-8946
  • Service Lines
    Branding
    Digital Strategy
    Content Marketing
  • Industry Focus
    Non-profit
    Government
    Business services
  • Clients
    USAID, World Bank, National Democratic Institute, Fordham Institute, American University, US Figure Skating, Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots, Credit Builders Alliance, Strayer University, National Multi Housing Council, Freedom House, Democracy International, DC Water, Victory Fund, California State Senate, The Aspen Institute, National Democratic Network, Peoples of America Foundation, National Kidney Registry
Company Info
  • $100 - $149/hour
  • 50 - 249 employees
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Teal Media
  • $150 - $199/hour
  • 10 - 49 employees
Teal Media is one of the best branding agencies in Washington, D.C., for mission-driven organizations that want to increase their overall impact. Teal Media’s service offerings include branding, web design and development, and digital ad production.

Teal Media also offers clients access to Archie — an online platform that allows startups, advocacy groups, and nonprofits to build affordable, effective websites quickly. This platform also includes secure hosting, social media graphics, and email templates.

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Teal Media
  • Address
    1201 K St NW, Washington, DC 20005
  • Phone Number
  • Service Lines
    Branding
    Web Design
    UX/UI Design
  • Industry Focus
    Non-profit
    Other
  • Clients
    AFL-CIO CARE USA Council on Foreign Relations Equal Justice Works Equal Rights Advocates Everytown for Gun Safety Facing Addiction Greenpeace USA Mission Investors Exchange National Immigration Law Center NRDC Public Citizen Reproaction Rewire.news TIME'S UP United to Protect Democracy Union of Concerned Scientists Voto Latino
Company Info
  • $150 - $199/hour
  • 10 - 49 employees

How We Chose the Best Branding Agencies in Washington, D.C.

From startups to major enterprises, all businesses stand to benefit from professional branding and rebranding services. From brand strategy to logo design, the right brand image can encourage customer loyalty and increase revenue. To help business owners find the right branding partner for them, we created this list of the 15 best branding agencies in Washington, D.C., based on their service offerings, the size of the agencies, and their industry specialization.

Multiple Service Lines

Beyond branding, the best branding agencies help clients raise brand awareness via expert digital marketing, advertising, and design services. The agencies on this list offer services ranging from SEO and web design to public relations (PR) and media planning.

Size of Firm

Startups and small businesses are best off working with small agencies that understand local audiences while larger businesses may prefer to work with large agencies that offer a wider range of services and have experience managing large marketing budgets. We made sure to include branding agencies of varying sizes to account for this.

Industry Focus

The best way to ensure your branding solution appeals to your target audience is to partner with an agency that has experience in your industry. We’ve included branding agencies with various specialties, including healthcare, retail, technology, and entertainment.

Questions to Ask Branding Agencies

With so many Branding Agencies in Washington, DC each offering similar features, it’s important to ask the right questions during your initial discovery call or demo. To help you make the right inquiries, we put together a downloadable list of questions to ask your prospective branding agencies.

Download the questions to ask Branding Agencies

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