A Guide to L.A.’s Biggest and Buzziest Shops

The SoCal agencies everyone's talking about

1. Gifted Youth
Chris Bruss, president; Dal Wolf and Josh Martin, executive producers; Ryan McNeely, creative director
Head count 7-20, depending upon booked jobs
Clients Pepsi MAX, Old Milwaukee, New Era, GameFly

2. Goodness Mfg./Trailer Park
Rick Eiserman, CEO; Doug Troy, COO
Head count 430
Clients Warner Bros., Microsoft, MTV, Apple, Verizon, Fox, Toshiba, Sony, Capital One, Universal

3. BBH L.A.
Matt Ross, managing director; Fran Hazeldine, head of strategy; Pelle Sjoenell, ecd
Head Count 14
Clients Google, Red Bull, Give Back Brands, Scooter Braun Projects, Los Angeles County Museum of Art

4. CAA Marketing
Jae Goodman, co-head, co-CCO; David Messinger, co-head; Jesse Coulter, co-CCO
Head count Not disclosed but estimated at 30
Clients Coca-Cola, General Motors, Mattel, Diageo, Chipotle, QVC

5. DDB California (aka DDB West)
Mike Harris, CEO; John Minty, COO; Jason Elm, CCO
Head count Around 60 in Los Angeles, 200 in San Francisco
Clients Clorox, Wells Fargo, ConAgra

6. Tool
Brian Latt, president; Dustin Callif, managing partner; Josh Gold, head of film and TV
Head Count 32
Clients Toyota, Virgin America, Keystone Light

7. RPA
Bill Hagelstein, CEO, president; Joe Baratelli, evp, CCO
Head count 500
Clients Farmers Insurance, Mandalay Bay, Intuit, La-Z-Boy, Honda (creative), Honda/Acura Dealer Association

8. Crispin Porter + Bogusky
Sue Anderson, ecd; Jason Gaboriau, vp, ecd; Mason Reed, evp, managing director; Ivan Perez-Armendariz, evp, chief digital officer
Head Count 109
Clients Microsoft Windows, Old Navy, Grey Poupon, Vitaminwater

9. Omelet
Don Kurz, chairman, CEO; Steven Amato, co-founder, president, chief content officer; Ryan Fey, chief brand officer, co-founder; Sarah Anderson, ecd; Sean McNamara, group strategy director
Head count 65
Clients AT&T Wireless, HBO, Sony Electronics, Walmart, Whole Foods

10. Blitz Digital Studios
Ivan Todorov, CEO; Ken Martin, CCO
Head count 110
Clients FX Networks, Walt Disney Co., Red Bull, PepsiCo's Naked Juice, Spinmaster

11. 180LA
Michael Allen, CEO, managing partner; William Gelner, ecd, managing partner
Head count 90
Clients Adidas, Sony Electronics, Boost Mobile, Mitsubishi Motors, Robert Mondavi

12. Space 150
Billy Jurewicz, CEO, CCO
Head count 10 (Los Angeles office)
Clients: American Express, Buffalo Wild Wings, American Eagle Outfitters, Forever 21, Target

13. Zambezi
Brian Ford, co-founder, creative director; Chris Raih, co-founder, managing director
Head count 70
Clients Popchips, Champs Sports, 2K Sports, Caesars Interactive Entertainment

14. Mistress
Founding partners Christian Jacobsen (strategy), Jens Stoelken (strategy), Damien Eley (creative), Scott Harris (creative), Blake E. Marquis (design)
Head count 33
Clients Mattel, Ubisoft, Disney Interactive, Lionsgate, Jägermeister, Hampton Hotels

15. TBWA\Chiat\Day
Carisa Bianchi, CEO; John Norman, CCO; Lee Clow, global chairman
Head count 550
Clients Nissan, Johnson & Johnson, Gatorade, Pepsi, Infiniti, Pinkberry, Adidas, Energizer

16. TBWA\Media Arts Lab
James Vincent, president; Duncan Milner, CCO; Eric Grunbaum, ecd
Head count 366
Clients Apple (all products)

17. Deutsch LA
Mike Sheldon, CEO; Jeffrey Blish, partner, chief strategy officer; Winston Binch, partner, chief digital officer
Head count 468
Clients Volkswagen, Dr Pepper, 7Up, Target, Taco Bell

18. 72andSunny
John Boiler, co-founder, CEO; Glenn Cole, co-founder, CCO; Matt Jarvis, partner, chief strategy officer; Evin Shutt, partner, director of brand operations
Head count 315
Clients Activision, ESPN, Google, Samsung, Anheuser-Busch, Carl’s Jr./Hardee’s, Target, Sonos

19. David&Goliath
David Angelo, founder, CCO; Colin Jeffery, ecd, managing partner; Brian Dunbar, director of client services, managing partner
Head count 145
Clients Kia, California Lottery, Universal Studios Hollywood, MGM New York New York Hotel & Casino

20. Team One
Paul Mareski, president; Chris Graves, CCO; Mark Miller, chief strategy officer
Head count 300
Clients Lexus, Ritz-Carlton, J.W. Marriott, Häagen-Dazs International

21. Ignited
Eric Johnson, president; Jordan Atlas, svp, ecd
Head count 150
Clients NBC Universal, Activision, Sony Electronics

22. Saatchi & Saatchi
Kurt Ritter, chairman/CEO; Chuck Maguy, president; Chris Adams and Margaret Keene, co-ecds
Head count 400
Clients Toyota

23. Innocean
Tony Kim, president, CEO; Greg Braun, ecd; Brad Fogel, COO
Head count 274
Clients Hyundai, FootJoy, See’s Candies

24. Grupo Gallegos
John Gallegos, founder, CEO; Pablo Buffagni, CCO; Joe Da Silva, managing director; Andrew Delbridge, chief strategy and engagement officer
Head count 95
Clients Comcast, JCPenney, Foster Farms, Valvoline, Toshiba, California Milk Processor Board, Motel 6

Illustration: Carlos Monteiro