Top 5 Fastest Growing Agencies Over 20 Years Old

Adweek’s second annual rankings feature these shops with a lengthy track record of success

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Marketing changes by the minute, yet these agencies that have clocked in more than 20 years in business know that it takes agility, and a willingness to pivot, to continue to thrive. Here are the top 5 fastest growing agencies over 20 years old by percent change in revenue. (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.)


Omni Direct (47)

  • HQ: Miami
  • Growth: 158%
  • Select Clients: Copper Fit, Flawless Brows, TriStar Products
  • Classification: Multicultural

Omni Direct is run by first- and second-generation U.S. Hispanics with a deep understanding of how to utilize performance-driven marketing to tap into Latino spending and influencer power. The company focuses on optimizing return on media dollars for its clients while ensuring compelling and culturally resonant messaging to its target audience. “We are founded and staffed by highly experienced experts that understand the nuanced behaviors of the Hispanic market as well as the fast-paced yet highly profitable nature of the performance-driven media world,” says Denira Borrero, COO.


MHP/Team SI (60)

  • HQ: Little Rock, Ark.
  • Growth: 130%
  • Select Clients: Arkansas Economic Development Commission, Bernhard, Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital
  • Classification: Full-Service

At a time when many agencies have struggled, MHP/Team SI continues to adapt and innovate. Its focus on providing marketing services for the agricultural equipment industry and other niche markets has helped it grow within its home state, utilizing a blend of traditional and digital marketing.


Merkle | DWA (63)

  • HQ: San Francisco
  • Growth: 124%
  • Select Clients: Amazon Web Services, VMware, Zebra
  • Classification: Media

Merkle | DWA has shown significant growth over the past three years, in part due to its alignment with Merkle and Dentsu’s other b-to-b agencies. The agency, under the Merkle b-to-b umbrella, serves as an extension of its clients’ marketing teams, following a planning methodology for media executions. Recent account wins include Amazon Business and Zebra.


BDB (66)

  • HQ: Altrincham, U.K.
  • Growth: 120%
  • Select Clients: Intratone, Sensient, Wolfmet
  • Classification: Full-Service

Since 2017, the agency has optimized its organic growth alongside targeted new business campaigns and invested heavily in its creative, digital and technology-based service offerings. “We’ve also expanded into virtual events and developed a virtual studio to host and produce thought leadership events,” says CEO Matt Smith.


Imre (75 tie)

  • HQ: Baltimore
  • Growth: 111%
  • Select Clients: Dickies, GlaxoSmithKline, L’OrĂ©al
  • Classification: Full-Service

The independent creative, digital, social and PR agency has grown over the past year—including during the pandemic—and boasts a 71% new business win rate. “Growth like this can only happen when you retain and attract exceptional talent. That starts with a company culture people want to brag about,” says CEO David Imre.



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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