Top 10 Fastest Growing US Agencies in the West

California is well represented in Adweek's second annual rankings

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Out in the western frontier, a forward-thinking mentality is what continues to grow agencies. From Los Angeles to San Francisco up through Oregon and into Seattle, the future is filled with blue sky. Here are the top 10 fastest growing agencies in the West 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.)

Mamag (4)*

  • HQ: Los Angeles
  • Growth: 1,405%
  • Select Clients: Adidas, Amazon, Google
  • Classification: Creative

Read more about Mamag in our top 10 overall rankings.

Passerine (8)*

  • HQ: Los Angeles
  • Growth: 1,059%
  • Select Clients: Jordan Brand, The Movement for Black Lives, Netflix
  • Classification: Creative

Read more about Passerine in our top 10 overall rankings.

Enter (17)

  • HQ: Los Angeles
  • Growth: 417%
  • Select Clients: AB InBev, AT&T, Lululemon
  • Classification: Full-Service

Enter is a marketing incubator and cultural forecaster specializing in experiential strategies that relies strictly on referral and word of mouth to grow the business. The L.A. agency stays at the forefront of culture via a firm commitment to the arts through music, art, fashion, design and entertainment that informs everything it does.

TDW+Co (22)

  • HQ: Seattle
  • Growth: 346%
  • Select Clients: AARP, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, U.S. Bank
  • Classification: Multicultural

Born in Seattle’s Chinatown-International District in 2004, TDW+Co has grown to three offices with a vision of creating positive social change. The agency’s 2019 growth was driven by being selected as the national Asian-American agency of record for the 2020 Census campaign and acquiring AOR contracts with other businesses.

FPW Media (23)

  • HQ: Springfield, Ore.
  • Growth: 313%
  • Select Clients: Baker’s Boots and Clothing, Seneca Sawmill Co., Quadco Group
  • Classification: Full-Service

Representing heavy equipment manufacturers, sawmills and power plants has carved out a unique position for the marketing and business services company. “Our growth can be attributed to three primary factors: our niche in the industrial sector, our vertically integrated company structure and our passion for innovation,” says Reed Rosenberg, director of operations.

The Projects (24)

  • HQ: West Hollywood, Calif.
  • Growth: 313%
  • Select Clients: AB InBev, Acreage Holdings, TAG Heuer
  • Classification: Experiential 

Over the past three years, The Projects has evolved from an experiential shop to a culture-first agency grounded in experience and storytelling. As the agency has diversified its offerings into strategic consultancy and influencer marketing, it has seen consistent revenue growth of 100% in its foundation discipline each year.

FIMI (37)

  • HQ: Los Angeles
  • Growth: 188%
  • Select Clients: Delta Air Lines, Marriott, Norwegian Cruise Line
  • Classification: Entertainment Marketing

FIMI began as a talent buying company but has evolved into an industry leader in bespoke experiences and event partnerships, executing over 300 partnerships annually across entertainment, music, sports and culinary. Its two-headed business model has a goal of creating more direct communication and dealmaking between brands and celebrities.

Hero Marketing (51 tie)

  • HQ: San Francisco
  • Growth: 154%
  • Select Clients: Autodesk, Kaiser Permanente, Ygrene
  • Classification: Full-Service

Hero is one of the leanest companies on the list, with a team of seven—two founders and five employees—which makes each person key to its success. “We’re proud to say 100% of our growth has come from clients we worked with at other agencies,” says Lyn Rundell, co-founder and CEO.

Directive (53)

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

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