Our Top Picks

AgencyQ
agencyQ
  • Energy
  • Technology
  • Other Industries
AgencyQ is a tier-one national digital marketing company that’s located in Bethesda, Maryland. The firm has dozens of industry-related awards, including recent accolades from Clutch, The Communicator Awards, W3, Web Marketing Association, and The Webby Awards. The agency only works on custom-quoted projects, but the quality of its work justifies the firm’s cost.

The services that AgencyQ offers include digital strategy, social media management, and SEO services, and it offers these services to businesses and organizations in many different fields. The firm has experience working with healthcare, government, nonprofit, and commercial organizations, and it counts the Space Telescope Science Institute, BSBC, and the Council of Better Business Bureaus among its former and current clients.

Summary

  • Starting Price
    • Not disclosed
  • Address
    7315 Wisconsin Ave, Suite 400W Bethesda, MD 20814
  • Number of Employees
    10 - 49
  • Phone Number
    202-769-9090
  • Service Lines
    Digital Strategy
    Search Engine Optimization
    Social Media Management
Industry Focus
  • Energy
  • Technology
  • Other Industries
Alliance-Interactive
Alliance Interactive
  • Business services
  • Education
  • Financial services
Alliance Interactive specializes more in what might be thought of as the soft skills of digital marketing. While the firm certainly can (and does) take care of page speed optimization, PPC campaigns, SEO campaigns, and website maintenance, its team is most adept at design and development. The firm is known for its web design and web development services, where team members create beautiful and engaging websites, and the firm can also transfer those strengths into advertising campaigns.

In many ways, Alliance Interactive is a niche digital marketing company because it focuses specifically on nonconsumer sectors. Industry specialties include education, financial services, and business services, and some of the firm’s top clients don’t sell products. For example, the Department of Defense and the Women’s College Coalition both have hired the firm.

Summary

Alliance-Interactive
Alliance Interactive
  • Starting Price
    • $100 - $149 / hr
  • Address
    1775 I Street NW Suite 1150 Washington, DC 20006
  • Number of Employees
    10 - 49
  • Phone Number
    202-350-9020
  • Service Lines
    Web Development
    Web Design
    Advertising
Industry Focus
  • Business services
  • Education
  • Financial services
Bizapult
Bizapult
  • Business services
  • Education
  • Legal
Bizapult is based directly in Washington, DC, but the firm has a national reach that extends to Atlanta, Denver, and Los Angeles. Just a couple of notable clients demonstrate this combination of local and national service. Shelter Systems, which is in Westminster, Maryland, and Sterling Water, which has operations throughout the country, are both Bizapult clients.

With regard to digital marketing, Bizapult offers a complete array of online marketing services. Web design, website speed optimization, SEO, social media marketing, PPC, email marketing, and content marketing are all in the firm’s wheelhouse. Most of its clients fall within the education, legal, or business services spaces.

Summary

Bizapult
Bizapult
  • Starting Price
    • $100 - $149 / hr
  • Address
    1440 G St. NW Washington, DC 20005
  • Number of Employees
    10 - 49
  • Phone Number
    202-854-0339
  • Service Lines
    Search Engine Optimization
    Web Design
    Social Media Marketing
Industry Focus
  • Business services
  • Education
  • Legal
Borenstein-Group-Inc
Borenstein Group
  • Information technology
  • Business services
  • Telecommunications
The Borenstein Group offers integrated digital marketing services that encompass branding, web design, and digital strategy. In addition to these, the firm also provides public relations, awareness, online reputation management, and employer branding services. In short, Borenstein Group goes far beyond the mere execution of SEO and PPC campaigns.

This is one of the most expensive firms on the list, but its top-dollar price comes with top-tier work. Many high-profile clients in the information technology, telecommunications, and business services industries work with Borenstein Group. IBM, Adobe, ADT, and Boeing are just a few of the more well-known clients.

In addition to the high-profile clients, Borenstein Group also has won a number of well-respected awards for its work. The firm was named one of the 2020 Best Advertising Agencies in Washington, DC, by Expertise and a 2019 Top Advertising and Marketing Agency in Washington, DC, by Clutch. It also has accolades from AdAge, Top Marketing Companies, Washington Business Journal, and others.

Summary

Borenstein-Group-Inc
Borenstein Group
  • Starting Price
    • $150 - $199 / hr
  • Address
    8230 Leesburg Pike, STE 520 Vienna, VA 22182
  • Number of Employees
    10 - 49
  • Phone Number
    703-385-8178
  • Service Lines
    Branding
    Web Design
    Digital Strategy
Industry Focus
  • Information technology
  • Business services
  • Telecommunications
Conversion-Pipeline
Conversion Pipeline
  • Consumer products & services
  • Business services
  • Advertising & marketing
Conversion Pipeline is an all-in-one digital marketing company that will take care of everything from website design and development to SEO and PPC. Other services the firm offers include inbound marketing, creative design, and geofencing help. Team members can also provide consulting aid to businesses that want SEO training or help with specific marketing projects but don’t necessarily want to fully outsource their digital marketing.

As a sizable firm, Conversion Pipeline serves many different industries. It has both business-to-consumer and business-to-business clients, with some of them being in the consumer products and services, marketing and advertising, and business services industries.

Summary

Conversion-Pipeline
Conversion Pipeline
  • Starting Price
    • $150 - $199 / hr
  • Address
    11350 Random Hills Rd. Suite 800 Fairfax, VA. 22030
  • Number of Employees
    10 - 49
  • Phone Number
    877-877-0542
  • Service Lines
    Search Engine Optimization
    Pay Per Click
    Public Relations
Industry Focus
  • Consumer products & services
  • Business services
  • Advertising & marketing
DC-Dev-Shop
DC Dev Shop
  • Business services
  • Education
  • Financial services
DC Dev Shop focuses mostly on the back-end operations that are necessary to digital marketing. The firm does have a capable inbound marketing service, but its strengths lie in web design and development. The firm primarily designs and develops WordPress websites, which is the platform undergirding many sites on the internet. It’s a platform that can support small or large sites, and DC Dev Shop works on both. In addition to developing websites, the firm also hosts them directly on its own services.

The rates that DC Dev Shop charges are lower than some of the rates charged by other companies on this list. The $50 to $99 per hour range is comparable to what many web-design specialty firms will charge, however.

This is also one of the smallest firms on the list, having less than 10 employees. The small staff ensures that whoever you speak with is likely directly involved with your business’ website development.

Summary

DC-Dev-Shop
DC Dev Shop
  • Starting Price
    • $50 - $99 / hr
  • Address
    810 7th St NE Washington, D.C. 20002
  • Number of Employees
    2 - 9
  • Phone Number
    833-338-7467
  • Service Lines
    Web Development
    Web Design
Industry Focus
  • Business services
  • Education
  • Financial services
Direction-Inc
Direction Inc.
  • Business services
  • Legal
  • eCommerce
Direction Inc. is an SEO-focused digital marketing agency. The firm also offers web design services, but those services are largely with an eye toward how clients’ websites can be improved for better SEO performance.

In particular, Direction Inc. excels at local SEO. The firm works on standard localized SEO, voice search, and reputation management for small businesses that need to rank well in location-based results. While Google is the main search engine that almost every agency targets, the firm also provides local SEO for other search engines’ results as well.

Direction Inc. was founded in 2016, which makes it still a relatively young company. Its being young can be an advantage for businesses that want more personal service, however. The firm has fewer than 10 employees and a manageable amount of clients, so it’s easy to get individualized service whenever you need to.

Summary

Direction-Inc
Direction Inc.
  • Starting Price
    • $150 - $199 / hr
  • Address
    8000 Westpark Dr. Suite #120, McLean, VA 22102
  • Number of Employees
    2 - 9
  • Phone Number
    202-318-0900
  • Service Lines
    Search Engine Optimization
    Web Design
Industry Focus
  • Business services
  • Legal
  • eCommerce
Gauge-Digital-Media
Gauge Digital Media
  • Business services
  • Health Care & Medical
  • eCommerce
Gauge Digital Media is an all-purpose digital marketing company. It both offers a variety of services and serves a range of industries. The main services the firm provides are SEO, social media marketing, PPC, email marketing, and web design. It has clients in the healthcare and medical, e-commerce, and business service spaces.

To provide clients with high-quality work, Gauge relies on the best resources in the industry. Although the firm itself is small and has fewer than 10 employees, it leverages platforms like Mailchimp, MOZ, SEMRush, and Google AdWords to give clients robust services. The firm also maintains a regional presence through Westminster, Maryland, Frederick, Maryland, and Baltimore offices.

Summary

Gauge-Digital-Media
Gauge Digital Media
  • Starting Price
    • $100 - $149 / hr
  • Address
    5100 Buckeystown Pike, Suite 250 Frederick, MD 21704
  • Number of Employees
    2 - 9
  • Phone Number
    240-782-2233
  • Service Lines
    Search Engine Optimization
    Web Design
    Pay per click
Industry Focus
  • Business services
  • Health Care & Medical
  • eCommerce
Knucklepuck
Knucklepuck
  • Non Profits
  • Consumer Products & Services
  • Education
Knucklepuck is a mid-size digital marketing company that offers boutique and highly personalized service. The firm takes on specialized SEO, PPC, and content marketing projects that have specific needs or challenges.

While Knucklepuck broadly specializes in consumer products and services, education, and nonprofits, it also serves clients in many other industries. Some of the firm’s clients are in news and media, legal, events, or fashion, for example. What the firm really specializes in are challenging projects, and those are found in almost every sector.

Because of the type of work it does, Knucklepuck only works on custom quotes. The firm has an impressive list of clients to justify its custom-quoted rates, though. The Federal Bar Association, Marymount University, Chico’s, Soma, and Healthline are all clients.

Summary

Knucklepuck
Knucklepuck
  • Starting Price
    • Not disclosed
  • Address
    1005 N Glebe Rd, Suite 300 Arlington, VA 22201
  • Number of Employees
    10 - 49
  • Phone Number
    703-659-4601
  • Service Lines
    Search Engine Optimization
    Content Marketing
    Pay Per Click
Industry Focus
  • Non Profits
  • Consumer Products & Services
  • Education
Lounge-Lizard
Lounge Lizard
  • Business services
  • Financial services
  • Other
Lounge Lizard is a sizable company that offers digital marketing and much more. Under the digital marketing umbrella, the firm provides page speed optimization, social media marketing, SEO content marketing, and more. These are complemented by advertising, branding, app development, web design, and web development services. The web design and development services include developing WordPress, Shopify, Magento, and other types of websites.

The industries that Lounge Lizards serve include financial services, business services, and more, and the firm has some notable clients such as ESPN and BNSF. The firm maintains offices in Long Island, New York City, and Los Angeles, along with its Washington location.

Summary

Lounge-Lizard
Lounge Lizard
  • Starting Price
    • $100 - $149 / hr
  • Address
    1101 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington DC, DC 20036
  • Number of Employees
    10 - 49
  • Phone Number
    202-900-8859
  • Service Lines
    Web Design
    Advertising
    Branding
Industry Focus
  • Business services
  • Financial services
  • Other
NOVA-Advertising
NOVA Advertising
  • Not disclosed
NOVA Advertising is an established digital marketing company serving Washington, DC, and Northern Virginia. The company has many clients in the region, including Northern Virginia Surgical Arts, Our Lady of Victory School, and Superkids Dentistry. The firm is generalized and serves many different industries.

Clients hire NOVA Advertising for help with marketing strategy, market research, web design, and SEO. From first-step research to final-step execution, the firm has team members who help with every aspect of digital marketing. There are some designers who can also assist with more traditional direct marketing campaigns, too.

Summary

NOVA-Advertising
NOVA Advertising
  • Starting Price
    • $100 - $149 / hr
  • Address
    3929 Old Lee HWY, Suite 92C, Fairfax, VA 22030
  • Number of Employees
    10 - 49
  • Phone Number
    703-855-9641
  • Service Lines
    Marketing Strategy
    Direct Marketing
    Market Research
Industry Focus
  • Not disclosed
Pbj-marketing
PBJ Marketing
  • eCommerce
  • Non-profit
  • Education
PBJ Marketing is a value-oriented digital marketing company that offers quality work at competitive prices. The firm has won Clutch awards five years in a row, most recently as one of Clutch’s 2020 Global Top B2B Companies. PBJ Marketing also has many big-name clients that further verify the firm’s work. Zappos, Yale Medicine, and the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation have hired the firm for projects or ongoing work.

The services that PBJ Marketing provides are focused on PPC, SEO, and social media marketing and website design to the extent that it helps these other efforts. Industries served include e-commerce, education, and nonprofits.

Summary

Pbj-marketing
PBJ Marketing
  • Starting Price
    • $100 - $149 / hr
  • Address
    641 S St NW, Washington, DC 20001
  • Number of Employees
    10 - 49
  • Phone Number
    646-770-3271
  • Service Lines
    Pay Per Click
    Search Engine Optimization
Industry Focus
  • eCommerce
  • Non-profit
  • Education
R2integrated
R2integrated
  • Health Care & Medical
  • Information technology
  • Consumer products & services
R2integrated offers web development, digital strategy, PPC, and SEO digital marketing services alongside a range of other work. The firm also helps with branding, data and analytics, and even call center needs.

As a sizable and established firm, R2integrated is one of the more expensive firms on the list. Its award-winning web design work for Bluetooth, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, and Senseonics is second to none, however. Websites are where the firm really shines.

The industries that R2integrated serves run the gamut from consumer products and services to healthcare and medical. Microsoft has hired the firm for its expertise in information technology, and both the American Cancer Society and Atlantic Health have benefited from the firm’s knowledge of the healthcare field. In total, there are seven diverse industries that the firm specializes in.

Summary

R2integrated
R2integrated
  • Starting Price
    • $150 - $199 / hr
  • Address
    400 E Pratt St, 11th Floor Baltimore, MD 21202
  • Number of Employees
    50 - 249
  • Phone Number
    410-327-0007
  • Service Lines
    Web Development
    Branding
    Digital Strategy
Industry Focus
  • Health Care & Medical
  • Information technology
  • Consumer products & services
REQ
REQ
  • Consumer products & services
  • Health Care & Medical
  • Information technology
REQ is one of the fastest-growing digital marketing companies in the country, as recognized by the Adweek 100 Fastest Growing Companies awards. This is just one of the many accolades the firm has received for its work and for being a great place to work.

The services that REQ offers include everything digital marketing, and it’s accomplished in advertising, public relations, online reputation management, SEO, social media marketing, branding, content marketing, and much more.

Further giving the firm impressive credentials, REQ counts Pfizer, eBay, Mastercard, the Empire State Building, and many equally recognizable businesses among its clients. In addition to the Washington, DC, office, REQ also maintains Vienna, Virginia, New York, San Diego, Las Vegas, and Boston locations.

Summary

  • Starting Price
    • $150 - $199 / hr
  • Address
    1211 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 250, Washington, DC 20036
  • Number of Employees
    50 - 249
  • Phone Number
    202-654-0800
  • Service Lines
    Advertising
    Branding
    Public Relations
Industry Focus
  • Consumer products & services
  • Health Care & Medical
  • Information technology
WebMechanix
WebMechanix
  • Business services
  • Health Care & Medical
  • Education
WebMechanix offers clients conversion optimization, marketing automation, email marketing, SEO, social media marketing, and PPC digital marketing services. It also provides UX design and web development help to businesses that need it.

Most of the clients that WebMechanix works with are in the business services, education, or healthcare and medical industries. The firm has few clients in B2C spaces.

Summary

WebMechanix
WebMechanix
  • Starting Price
    • $100 - $149 / hr
  • Address
    8621 Robert Fulton Drive, Suite #110 Columbia, MD 21046
  • Number of Employees
    10 - 49
  • Phone Number
    888-932-6861
  • Service Lines
    Pay Per Click
    Social Media Marketing
    Conversion Optimization
Industry Focus
  • Business services
  • Health Care & Medical
  • Education

How We Chose the Top Digital Marketing Agencies in Washington, DC

Washington, DC, has many digital marketing companies within its official limits and even more in the general area. We evaluated these companies based on criteria that matter to clients, looking at services offered, size of firm, and specialized industry foci.

Multiple Service Lines

While many businesses need help with digital marketing, not all businesses’ needs are the same. In fact, they frequently differ. To ensure that all businesses could find a qualified digital marketing company on the list, we looked for companies that offer multiple service lines. We also made sure there was good variety among the various listed companies’ services. Pay per click (PPC), search engine optimization (SEO), and digital strategy are merely a few of the services offered.

Size of Firm

Digital marketing companies range in size from small, local firms to large, national companies, and working with either size firm brings both advantages and disadvantages. While a small firm can offer more personalized service, a large one has more team members and resources to draw upon. Our list includes firms of varying sizes so businesses can find a suitable option. Which size firm makes the most sense for a particular business depends on that business’s needs.

Industry Focus

Some digital marketing companies are generalized and work with a wide array of clients, but many focus on a few specific industries. The ones that specialize in certain industries can often provide a higher level of service to businesses in those industries. We made sure to include firms that specialize in a variety of different industries, guaranteeing that many businesses will find a suitable firm within our list. There are firms that focus on e-commerce, financial services, healthcare and medical, education, and many other sectors.

Questions to Ask Digital Marketing Agencies

With so many digital marketing companies 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 digital marketing company.

Download the questions to ask Digital Marketing Companies