Category: Top 6 West/Southwest Agencies

Agencies in the thriving West and Southwest regions are gaining more national attention. The shops in this wide swath of land span from the shores of California to the Rocky Mountains of Colorado and the big cities of Texas. Here are the Fastest Growing agencies in the West and Southwest.

Rank

Name

Industry

Location

Growth

Size

8
1

Amasa (tie)
Digital
California, United States
541%
21-50 Employees
Address
707 Broadway, Suite 905, San Diego
Region
U.S. Regional Agency ‚ West (AK, CA, CO, ID, MT, OR, UT, WY, HI, WA) (1 office)
Agency Size
Single Office
Amasa (tie)

To cut its customer acquisition costs on Facebook, Colgate-Palmolive turned to Amasa to drive down costs for its Hum IoT-enabled toothbrush. Within a few weeks, Amasa had cut that cost in half, says CEO Alex Brown. That success led to working on more services like CRM and media buying across Facebook, Snapchat and TikTok.

“We pride ourselves on being, in addition to a performance marketing agency, a very full-funnel agency,” Brown says, adding the agency dives into its clients’ entire business. “We just really want to understand the entire user experience and the entire customer journey from end to end.”

According to Brown, the agency, which has grown revenue 541% over the past three years, works with clients that spend at least $50,000 on media each year, but also has an incubator program for fledgling ecommerce businesses that can’t hit that threshold. Brown says the program, a 12-week boot camp that provides deliverables including a comprehensive analysis of the client’s business and recommendations on media buying, helps distinguish Amasa from its competitors.

Currently, the San Diego-based agency has about 30 employees, but Brown hopes to reach 50 in 2022 to support the shop’s exponential growth. —J.F.

Rank

Name

Industry

Location

Growth

Size

9
3
2
3

Digible Inc. (tie)
Digital
Colorado, United States
541%
51-100 Employees
Address
3400 S Broadway, Suite 140, Englewood
Region
U.S. Regional Agency ‚ West (AK, CA, CO, ID, MT, OR, UT, WY, HI, WA) (1 office)
Agency Size
Single Office
Digible Inc. (tie)

As the CEO of Digible, a Denver-based agency that specializes in multifamily and apartment marketing, Reid Wicoff wants to embrace industry innovation while ensuring every employee is aware of their value. Since founding the company in 2017, Wicoff has hired 53 full-time employees and over the past three years, revenue has grown 460%. He attributes that growth to Digible’s supportive work environment, which he says facilitates a feeling of job security.

According to Wicoff, “Will I be left behind?” is a common sentiment among marketing professionals as technology continues to develop, which is why he remains determined to craft a people-first culture.

“We need to make sure people are developed properly in the industry and know they have value,” he says. “That culture is a big part of why people love working here. In 10 years from now, you’ll see the same faces.”

Wicoff stressed that helping marketers take pride in their work is a crucial part of employee retention. As the company continues to develop, he is most focused on maintaining that supportive camaraderie while embracing technological innovation.

“We work for each other and not for ourselves, and people are encouraged to be super curious,” he says. “That’s a big part of what drives innovation and better strategy.” —E.L.

Rank

Name

Industry

Location

Growth

Size

15
3
6

growthbuster
Digital
California, United States
310%
11-20 Employees
Address
3338 Newton Street, Torrance
Region
U.S. Regional Agency ‚ West (AK, CA, CO, ID, MT, OR, UT, WY, HI, WA) (1 office)
Agency Size
Single Office
growthbuster

Growthbuster provides a unique blend of marketing that has developed some of the fastest-growing companies in America, and its mission is to help people, brands and products give the great legacy companies a run for their money. Growthbuster relies on referrals and its reputation for growth, and is looking to become the go-to agency for businesses that want to grow their apps’ user bases. —K.C.

Rank

Name

Industry

Location

Growth

Size

16
4
7

Born & Bred
Brand
California, United States
297%
11-20 Employees
Address
360 Pine Street, Floor 3, San Francisco
Region
U.S. Regional Agency ‚ West (AK, CA, CO, ID, MT, OR, UT, WY, HI, WA) (1 office)
Agency Size
Single Office
Born & Bred

During the pandemic, brand agency Born & Bred, which specializes in launching and growing category disruptors, prioritized its growth efforts for industries, like fin tech, cannabis, b-to-b software and DTC, that were less impacted by the pandemic than others. The consultancy touts its value for venture-backed, category-building challenger brands—like Lumanu and Eaze—and has built its business supporting them, which has led to high retention rates. —K.C.

Rank

Name

Industry

Location

Growth

Size

19
5

Pattern
Digital
California, United States
230%
11-20 Employees
Address
2611 8th Street, Berkeley
Region
U.S. Regional Agency ‚ West (AK, CA, CO, ID, MT, OR, UT, WY, HI, WA) (1 office)
Agency Size
Single Office
Pattern

Pattern’s core principle is that design is “the most powerful differentiator,” and the agency uses that to craft digital experiences that help define its clients. Pattern uses its expertise to guide founders, disruptors and creators through the experience economy. With over 30 awards to its credit, Pattern is “willing to live and die on the quality of work” and attributes its growth to word-of-mouth and reputation. —K.C.

Rank

Name

Industry

Location

Growth

Size

28
9
6

Cashmere Agency
Full-Service
California, United States
164%
101-200 Employees
Address
5242 W Adams Blvd, Los Angeles
Region
U.S. Regional Agency ‚ West (AK, CA, CO, ID, MT, OR, UT, WY, HI, WA) (1 office)
Agency Size
Single Office
Cashmere Agency

Cashmere is an award-winning lifestyle marketing agency that utilizes social media, creative strategy, experiential, influencer marketing and public relations strategies to provide full-service support for campaigns and brands, and it excels at connecting through community and culture. With its proprietary Dope Data Systems, Cashmere has the capability of identifying trends and quantifying its efforts for its clients. —K.C.