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