Top 10 Fastest Growing US Agencies in the Northeast

Every shop on this regional list was also in our top 20 overall

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New York is home to some of the world’s greatest agencies, and this list is no exception. Add in outstanding shops across the Hudson and up in New England, and you have powerhouses for brands. Here are the top 10 fastest growing agencies in the Northeast by percent change in revenue. (* Denotes multiple category winner. Number in parentheses represents overall ranking.)

(Be sure to check out Adweek’s top 100 Fastest Growing agencies and 10 solution providers for the complete list.)


Traffic Builders (2)*

  • HQ: Bayville, N.J.
  • Growth: 1,997%
  • Select Clients: Draper Media (Delaware), Gray Television, Pepsi Frontline Careers
  • Classification: Digital

Read more about Traffic Builders in our top 10 overall rankings.


Stadiumred Group (3)*

  • HQ: New York
  • Growth: 1,619%
  • Select Clients: 7-Eleven, Disney (ABC and Fox), FX Networks
  • Classification: Full-Service

Read more about Stadiumred Group in our top 10 overall rankings.


Superbolt (7)*

  • HQ: New York
  • Growth: 1,061%
  • Select Clients: Antares, By Humankind, Studs (earrings)
  • Classification: Full-Service

Read more about Superbolt in our top 10 overall rankings.


Thesis (9)*

  • HQ: Brooklyn, N.Y.
  • Growth: 996%
  • Select Clients: Lennar, Nuts.com, Renewal by Andersen
  • Classification: Digital

Read more about Thesis in our top 10 overall rankings.


SourceCode Communications (10)*

  • HQ: New York
  • Growth: 944%
  • Select Clients: Clio, Everlast, Seated (app)
  • Classification: Strategic Communications

Read more about SourceCode Communications in our top 10 overall rankings.


Allionce Group (12)

  • HQ: Norwell, Mass.
  • Growth: 754%
  • Select Clients: General Mills, Mondelez, Walmart
  • Classification: Experiential

Allionce Group is a specialized marketing agency dedicated to helping brand marketers reach and engage with those who visit U.S. zoos and aquariums. The agency has earned credibility and trust through years of bringing fun and entertaining campaigns to life. Its primary source of growth over the past three years has been organic, working with two of the world’s top brands, Mondelez and General Mills. “Our mission is to connect brands with parents with young children at one of their most authentic and connected moments while they enjoy uninterrupted time together as a family,” says Mark Giovino, CEO and founding partner.


Social Studies (14)

  • HQ: New York
  • Growth: 622%
  • Select Clients: Birchbox, OkCupid, Panera Bread
  • Classification: Digital

A key philosophy of this digital shop is to hire seasoned business development professionals to drive growth. Continued investment in the agency’s tech stack, machine learning and artificial intelligence, and the acquisition of two influencer marketing data startups further solidifies its path forward.


Makeout (18)

  • HQ: Brooklyn, N.Y.
  • Growth: 416%
  • Select Clients: Burger King, JetBlue, Sports Illustrated
  • Classification: Experiential

Makeout works as both an agency and a production shop in its newer digs in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Whether working from open briefs or existing concepts, the agency breathes life into its clients’ projects. In addition to creative, growth comes from expanded work in its production and consulting practices. 


Oliver North America (19)

  • HQ: New York
  • Growth: 380%
  • Select Clients: Adidas, Bayer Consumer Health, Unilever
  • Classification: Full-Service

Oliver was created in 2004 as a company that exclusively designs, builds and runs in-house agencies for brands. As in-housing continues to grow, brands rely on internal resources to respond with quality, speed and flexibility. Oliver has become the go-to solution for building internal capability and has grown by adding new services for clients and expanded globally by building networked agencies in new markets. “Our model was born to help brands do their marketing better, faster and cheaper, and we’re elated to see that it’s having the desired effect on their business,” says Kristi VandenBosch, president, Oliver U.S.

This story first appeared in the Oct. 5, 2020, issue of Adweek magazine. Click here to subscribe.

@zanger doug.zanger@adweek.com Doug Zanger is a senior editor, agencies at Adweek, focusing on creativity and agencies.
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