How We Chose the Best Digital Marketing Companies in San Jose

Being the largest city in Northern California, as well as being in the center of the Silicon Valley culture, San Jose enjoys both the privilege and the curse of a cut-throat competitive market, where innovation happens every day. This means that both enterprises and start-ups need strong digital marketing strategies to survive, so we’ve decided to research and pick the best digital marketing agencies in and near San Jose, based on various parameters such as price, service lines, and industries served.

Multiple Service Lines

There are many factors that go into building a solid digital presence, including UX/UI design, manipulating big data, search engine and conversion rate optimization, and more. With this in mind, some digital agencies are better equipped and have deeper knowledge on certain service lines than others, so we’ve researched and picked a diverse range of agencies, ensuring that every problem start-ups may face has its solution.

Size of Firm

There's usually a positive correlation between the size of the firm and the price it charges. Therefore, enterprises may prefer working with agencies that have hundreds of employees, each delegated to a specific team performing various services. Smaller start-ups, on the other hand, are a better match for digital marketing agencies that have only a dozen or fewer employees. But that’s not on us to decide, so we’ve researched and selected a wide range of agency sizes.

Industry Focus

For each industry, there’s a hundred or more digital agencies claiming to be expert in it. Whether your start-up is in fitness, e-commerce, or media, we understand it can be overwhelming to choose an agency among all these claims of grandeur. This is why we’ve done our research, looked at case studies, and checked for certifications to ensure every agency on this list lives up to its claims.

The 15 Best Digital Marketing Companies in San Jose

3Q Digital

3Q Digital
155 Bovet Rd. Ste. 480
San Mateo, CA 94402

Tomorrow’s market leaders are built today, and whether it’s the flexible minimum fees and contract terms, the streamlined packages that help meet KPI goals, or the simple act of finding growth paths beyond media spend, 3Q helps California-based enterprises and start-ups stand out from the competition. Using its in-house 3Q Operating System (3QoS), it incorporates services such as pay-per-click (PPC) advertising, digital strategy implementation, search engine optimization (SEO), UI/UX design, branding, and BI and big data analysis and consultation services, gaining market share and improving performance for its clients. The agency operates in NYC, Chicago, Austin, SF, Denver, San Diego, Charlottesville, Raleigh, Dublin, and Singapore.

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<$25/hourUX/UI design, BI & big data, Consulting & SI, Branding>Number of employees: 250-999
>Notable clients: Eventbrite, SurveyMonkey, ModCloth, Square, KeyBank
>Industries served: Internet, Retail, Arts, entertainment, & music
>More info at 3Q Digital

AyadiPro Digital Marketing Solutions

2336 Walsh Ave. Ste. E
Santa Clara, CA 95051

Having a stable, well-meaning, and knowledgeable partner is important when it comes to expanding digitally. AyadiPro does just that, delivering experiences that attract, connect, and retain customers, as well as driving your start-up or enterprise forward. It begins by visualizing, planning, and discussing digital expansion plans with clients. Leveraging its skills in web design and development, SEO, social media marketing, online video marketing, and online reputation management, it assists SMEs every step of the way, consequently increasing ROI, leads, and conversion rates. As a Google Partner, it has intimate knowledge of Google PPC ads as well as early access to new tools.

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Custom quoteSEO, Social media marketing, Design>Number of employees: 10-49
>Notable clients: Sony Ericcson, Google, Sony Professional Solutions, Santa Clara University
>Industries served: Business services, Advertising & marketing, Consumer products & services
>More info at AyadiPro Digital Marketing Solutions

Fourandhalf, Inc.

22320 Foothill Blvd. Ste. 640
Hayward, CA 94541

Growing a property management business is certainly not an easy task, but Fourandhalf specializes in providing property management marketing solutions, including PPC advertising, social media, content marketing, online reputation management, website design, and most importantly, SEO, copywriting, and newsletter publishing. Clients can enjoy its full-service consultancy services, which help in identifying gaps from systems and processes to how your office staff answer phone calls. Additionally, prospecting clients can request a property management marketing diagnostic at no additional cost. And if you’re living down under, Fourandhalf operates an office out of Perth.

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Custom quoteMarketing strategy, Digital strategy, Content marketing>Number of employees: 10-49
>Notable clients: Gulf Coast Property Management, Hoffman Realty, Alliance Property Management
>Industries served: Advertising & marketing
>More info at Fourandhalf, Inc.


2225 E. Bayshore Rd. Ste. 100
Palo Alto, CA 94303

Supercharge your mobile marketing strategy using GameChangerSF’s full-service mobile marketing and data science expertise. With over eight years of experience and hundreds of profit-generating apps under its belt, GameChangerSF’s mobile marketing teams take clients’ requests and deliver tangible results, whether in mobile advertising, mobile user acquisition, advertising creative services, app store creative, or data science analysis. MultiVid, a proprietary platform created by GameChangerSF, includes tools that create, distribute, and report analysis on a large subset of ads, allowing automated iteration to facilitate localization, resizing, and editing for multiple channels and true multivariate testing.

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Custom quoteMobile & app marketing>Number of employees: 10-49
>Notable clients: Sony Television, Samsung, Atari, 2K Games, Bandai-Namco, US Cellular, Crayola, Adult Swim, Square Enix, Mattel, D3 Publisher
>Industries served: Gaming, Arts, entertainment, & music, Gambling
>More info at GameChangerSF


111 1/2 Cooper St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Imarc is industry agnostic by design, so whether its clients are in enterprise, healthcare, or education, Imarc is prepared to deliver results to SMEs all over California, Texas, and Massachusetts. As an award-winning full-service digital agency, it has a strong focus on developing web, mobile, and custom application solutions, with a proven track record that includes creating an internal intranet application for JetBlue Airlines, a remote learning tool for Bright Horizons, and an international enterprise website for Infor. From PPC to SEO, content strategy, and CRO, social marketing to chatbots, Imarc has a keen eye on industry trends, creating leading digital marketing solutions for SMEs.

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$150-$199/hourWeb design, Custom software development, Web development, Digital marketing, User experience>Number of employees: 50-249
>Notable clients: JetBlue, Marriott, NS1, Infor, Mimecast
>Industries served: Hospitality, Transportation, Food & beverage, Finance, Education
>More info at Imarc

Karbo Communications

1304 Jefferson Ave.
Redwood City, CA 94062

Whether or not you succeed is dependent on a few factors, including how strong your PR, branding, and social media marketing is. KarboCom’s teams of former journalists and PR pros specializes precisely in helping SMEs and start-ups get that much closer to a Fortune 500 account by utilizing its connections and knowledge to secure meaningful results with the most influential and plugged-in sources, including AP and Business insider. Aggressively pursuing results, it understands the importance of having a strong first impression and creates effective social media campaigns targeting bloggers, influencers, and journalists. Its teams also operate in NYC and San Francisco.

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$100-$149/hourPublic relations, Branding, Social media marketing>Number of employees: 10-49
>Notable clients: Logitech, TIBCO, RTI, TDK, Penguin
>Industries served: Information technology, Advertising & marketing, Business services
>More info at Karbo Communications

KO Websites, Inc.

KO Websites
3209 Castro Valley Blvd. Ste. 4
Castro Valley, CA 94546

For over two decades, KO websites has provided Bay Area SMEs and start-ups with full-stack web design, SEO, and digital marketing services. Specializing in creating mobile digital solutions, it builds websites that are functional, sleek, and modern. Offering three video packages to clients with varying content, it creates photo montages and testimonial videos and even shoots videos in various locations, with extra attention accorded to professional editing and a spotlight on the message the client is attempting to deliver. In addition, it carefully manages SEO, embedding videos on YouTube so they appear more often in recommendation lists.

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$100-$149/hourSocial media marketing, SEO, Digital strategy>Number of employees: 10-49
>Notable clients:  CCSO, R&A Trucking, GMI, Homeguard, Century Roof & Solar
>Industries served: Science, Biotech, Big Data, IT, Air Traffic Control
>More info at KO Websites, Inc.

Kreative Machinez

410 E. Santa Clara St. Unit 811
San Jose, CA 95113

As the name suggests, creativity runs wild within the teams at Kreative Machinez. Committed to stretching out the traditional industry standards and surpass clients’ expectations, it offers some of the most affordable prices in California, end-to-end digital services, and a results-oriented approach. Clients can take advantage of its website analysis service at no additional cost, ensuring all gaps are sealed. Kreative covers many aspects of digital marketing, including organic website traffic manipulation via SEO, creating results-oriented strategies, customizable campaigns, social media marketing, and more. KM also operates in India, the UK, and Australia.

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<$25/hourSEO, Social media marketing, Digital strategy>Number of employees: 50-249
>Notable clients: Alanic, American Auto Glass, CRY America, ABP
>Industries served: Retail, E-commerce, Consumer products & services
>More info at Kreative Machinez


333 W. San Carlos St. Ste. 600
San Jose, CA 95110

Delivering innovative customer experience and leaving an unprecedented impact on the industry requires working with some of the best digital agencies, which R2integrated fulfills the criteria for. It’s worked in the past with organizations such as the Quinnipiac Uni, to create next-gen higher education student portals with improved functionality, UX design, brand governance, and audience engagement. It can do this and more, including campaign strategy planning and execution, personalized 1:1 communication models that double ROI and improve customer lifetime value, measuring KPIs, CRO and SEO, and marketing automation. R2integrated’s headquarters can be found in Baltimore, Maryland.

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$150-$199/hourWeb development, Branding, Digital strategy>Number of employees: 50-249
>Notable clients: Microsoft, MasterCard, Hershey's, American Cancer Society, Under Armour
>Industries served: Healthcare & medical, Information technology, Consumer products & services
>More info at R2integrated

SafeHouse Web

455 San Benito St. Ste. 32
Hollister, CA 95023

Digital marketing should be simple yet effective. As a full-service website design and digital marketing company, SafeHouse Web serves the needs of SMEs and start-ups in California, establishing clear goals, providing consultation, and building a strong connection to the client. Its services include sleek and functional website design based on the client’s business plan, creating social media marketing channels that funnel customers and build brand presence, and organic SEOs, generating more sales and higher visibility.

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Custom quoteBranding & identity, SEO, Social media marketing, WordPress website design>Number of employees: 1-10
>Notable clients: Palo Alto University, LAIPLA, Ossium Health, San Benito County Chamber of Commerce, Entangled Solutions
>Industries served: E-commerce, Art, Education
>More info at SafeHouse Web


99 S. Almaden Blvd. 6th Fl.
San Jose, CA 95113

From offering design agency experience and digital branding to SEO and PPC, SEMbyotic offers a blend of technical know-how and marketing savvy, bringing a unique perspective to your website needs. Some of its services include web design and development on modern frameworks and programming languages, boosting lead-generation activities via SEO, digital strategy implementation, organic SEO strategy, and social media PPC advertising. With over 17 years of experience in web consulting, it can pick out more than just an immediate goal from conversations with clients and helps SMEs and start-ups in San Jose and California stand out.

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$150-$199/hourDigital strategy, SEO, PPC>Number of employees: 2-9
>Notable clients: Ambarella, Cadence Design Systems, Hazelcast, HeartFlow, Infoblox
>Industries served: Financial & payments, Healthcare & medical, Information technology, Manufacturing, Enterprise
>More info at SEMbyotic


2661 Coit Dr.
San Jose, CA 95124

Ease of communication, along with professionalism and effective solution agreement, are important between SMEs, start-ups, and digital agencies. SocialSellinator does just that, offering complete digital marketing and social media management services, leveraging B2B and B2C businesses on social media, and helping boost sales and increase leads. It supports clients by aligning goals with existing marketing/lead-gen campaigns, developing top-notch content, videos, and graphics that drive visitors to landing pages. Guiding clients step by step, it utilizes specific tools and tactics to implement social media success. The agency can be found across many locations in the U.S., including SF/Silicon Valley, NYC, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles.

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$50-$99/hourSocial media marketing, Content marketing, SEO>Number of employees: 2-9
>Notable clients:,,, PSW Real Estate, Orange Hive
>Industries served: Information technology, Business services, Consumer products & services
>More info at SocialSellinator

Spectrum Group Online

5142 Lapa Dr.
San Jose, CA 95129

Tapping into a new market is risky and requires strategic planning, but teams at Spectrum are experts in driving leads through paid media, SEO, CRO, social media marketing, and content marketing, assisting start-ups all the way through production launch into a new market. As a Google Certified Agency, it has in-depth knowledge on various Google tools, including Google Analytics and Google Ads, creating a strong analytical foundation for marketing campaigns. Spectrum teams are also familiar with advanced SEO techniques, such as link building and profile cleaning, as well as creating web pages, white papers, and articles that engage visitors.

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$150-$199/hourSEO, Social media marketing, Content marketing>Number of employees: 2-9
>Notable clients: McRoskey Mattress Company, UC Berkley
>Industries served: Education, E-commerce
>More info at Spectrum Group Online

Stark Marketing

Stark Marketing
1172 Murphy Ave. Ste. 230
San Jose, CA 95131

Stark Marketing helps SMBs across San Jose and California achieve their objectives in the most effective way possible, as well as online and print marketing goals. Services include quality web design, local and national organic SEO, graphics design various dimensions, and web hosting with 99.99% uptime. Since its establishment in 2006, Stark Marketing has worked with clients in various industries, providing a competitive advantage in ways of conversion paths, SWOP analysis, and even heat maps and conversion tracking.

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$100-$149/hourSEO, Web design, Graphic design>Number of employees: 2-9
>Notable clients: Summit Steakhouse, Gilroy Medical Supply, Kafae, Fine Perfume Store, Metro Concrete
>Industries served: Healthcare, Restaurants, Retail
>More info at Stark Marketing


900 E. Hamilton Ave. Ste. 100
Campbell, CA 95008

Every website has an SEO score, which determines how far down the search query it’s placed at. Any start-up or SME would be wise to boost this score, and SURE EXPOSURE is experienced in doing just that. In today’s competitive marketplace, SURE EXPOSURE ’s strategic web design, which combines digital engagement with industry-leading strategies, helps boost client’s ROI above and beyond expectations. And as a full-service inbound marketing agency, its social media experts work on generating more clicks, impressions, and conversions and engaging visitors while also building lasting loyalty.

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$100-$149/hourWeb design, SEO, Social media marketing>Number of employees: 10-49
>Notable clients: California People Search Inc., Foot Print Retail Services
>Industries served: Business services, Consumer products & services, Financial services
>More info at SURE EXPOSURE Corporation

Questions to Ask Digital Marketing Companies

With so many digital marketing companies in San Jose 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 digital marketing company.

Download the questions to ask Digital Marketing Companies