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Our Picks for The Best Digital Agencies in 2024

Digital Silk

Digital Silk digital-agencies
[Source: Digital Silk]
  • Best for: Overall
  • Average hourly rate: $150
  • Minimum budget: Inquire
  • Founded: 2015
  • Size: 100 - 249
  • Location: New York City, NY
  • Notable clients: IBM, HP, Xerox, Sony, Microsoft, P&G, Impendi, and more

Digital Silk is a full-service digital agency that creates custom B2B, B2C, and eCommerce solutions. It boasts a team of 150+ team members and expert leaders in the fields of digital branding, strategy, marketing, automation, design, and development. Its results-driven approach has been recognized by a variety of industry award-giving bodies and media outlets alike, such as the Telly Awards, Horizon Interactive Awards, CNN, Adweek, Bloomberg, and Reuters.

In a significant engagement with HP, Digital Silk designed a global rewards program across a large number of online and retail stores. It also provided HP with valuable data about how its customers behave and which campaigns were most effective.

In just six months, the agency generated automated reports for HP, gained a community of 40,000 active reward members, and turned 56% of customers into repeat buyers.

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The Charles

The Charles digital-agencies
[Source: The Charles]
  • Best for: Lifestyle, beauty, and luxury brands
  • Average hourly rate: $199
  • Minimum budget: $50,000
  • Founded: 2012
  • Size: 100 - 249
  • Location: New York City, NY
  • Notable clients: Birkenstock, The Tony Awards, Erno Lazlo, and more

The Charles excels in delivering cutting-edge strategies and digital experiences for lifestyle, beauty, luxury, and technology brands. Its transformative campaigns blend storytelling with state-of-the-art design. Its work is multi-awarded, earning recognition at the Webby Awards, Creative Review Annual, and more.

For the 73rd Tony Awards, The Charles developed a comprehensive and cohesive digital strategy to increase viewership. Combining the grit and glamor of Broadway, it produced digital assets, social media posts, email newsletters, and traditional print.

The New York-based agency’s efforts resulted in a 113% increase in reach on social media and a 45% increase in average engagement year-on-year across all social media channels.

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DEPT

DEPT digital0agency
[Source: DEPT]
  • Best for: AI and tech-powered digital work
  • Average hourly rate: $110
  • Minimum budget: Inquire
  • Founded: 2016
  • Size: 1000 & Up
  • Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Notable clients: Google, eBay, Philips, and more

DEPT is a pioneering global tech/marketing agency, with 4,000+ creative, engineering, experience, and marketing experts serving more than 1,100 clients across 30 offices. It specializes in growing brands in the digital age through cutting-edge AI and commerce solutions.

For the 2022 MTV VMAs, DEPT created a dynamic, motion-first campaign. The agency experimented with 3D animations and campaign visuals for billboards, social media, and other advertising channels. Overall, DEPT made more than 200 assets that combined text, video, and music.

According to MTV, its 2022 show was the “most social” VMA in history. It garnered 40 million interactions over the course of the show — even more than the Oscars and the Superbowl. Viewership also grew by 3% compared to the previous year.

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Clear Digital

Clear Digital digital-agency
[Source: Clear Digital]
  • Best for: B2B digital brand experiences and web design
  • Average hourly rate: $125
  • Minimum budget: Inquire
  • Founded: 1999
  • Size: 50 - 99
  • Location: San Jose, CA
  • Notable clients: Cisco, McAfee, Stanford University, 24/7 AI, and more

With over two decades in Silicon Valley, Clear Digital is known for its innovation and senior-level expertise. Its extensive 2B digital services include web design and development, strategy, creative, graphics, marketing, content, and more.

For the launch of Backyard’s pilot pop-up community, Clear Digital established a clear and cohesive style for both its online and offline assets. It coordinated a massive cross-platform social media campaign, advertised on buses and at bus stops, and tapped into key influencers.

The efforts built Backyard’s social media following from the ground up, gaining more than 3,000 followers in just three months. The campaign also generated almost 7,000 likes, 10,000 total engagements, and over 320,000 impressions.

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Baunfire

Baunfire digital-agency
[Source: Baunfire]
  • Best for: Corporate websites and brand strategy
  • Average hourly rate: Inquire
  • Minimum budget: $50,000
  • Founded: 2001
  • Size: 50 - 99
  • Location: San Jose, CA
  • Notable clients: Google, Nike, Norwest Venture Partners, Ambi Robotics, and more

Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, Baunfire is most adept at developing premium corporate websites. The leading digital agency has a digital-first approach and is supported by a strong team of designers, developers, strategists, and producers.

Baunfire partnered with Google to create a digital identity for San José's Downtown West project. The project featured local stories, culture and events, and collaborations with San Jose artists. The agency’s people-first design philosophy resulted in an intuitive, user-friendly, and engaging website for the mixed-use plan.

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Big Human

Big Human digital-agency
[Source: Big Human]
  • Best for: Digital Product development and branding
  • Average hourly rate: Inquire
  • Minimum budget: Inquire
  • Founded: 2010
  • Size: Under 49
  • Location: New York City, NY
  • Notable clients: Netflix, Vine, Gemini, Vine, Rockefeller Center, and more

Specializing in the intersection of technology, design, and branding, the Big Human digital product studio brings innovative solutions to the table.

With a decade-long track record, Big Human has successfully delivered 262 websites and 80 applications for more than 50 brands. Its work doesn't just focus on the final product — it also embodies a holistic approach that emphasizes user experience, functionality, and problem-solving.

In its collaboration with Netflix, Big Human set out to design a centralized website for Netflix’s news, updates, mission, and vision for a global audience. Migrating and optimizing the site, Big Human customized a translation system with over 20 languages. This system was directly integrated into Netflix's content management system, making it easier for the client to localize and publish content.

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Inovāt

Inovāt digital-agency
[Source: Inovāt]
  • Best for: Small to medium-sized projects
  • Average hourly rate: $135
  • Minimum budget: $10,000 - $25,000
  • Founded: 2002
  • Size: Under 49
  • Location: New York City, NY
  • Notable clients: Ferrari, AARP, and more

A small but robust digital agency, Inovāt prides itself on fostering close relationships with its clients, offering a blend of strategic analysis, user experience design, and storytelling. The team has over 20 years of experience and a range of capabilities, including marketing, branding, writing, and photography. This multi-angle approach enables it to solve unique and diverse challenges.

Inovāt's tailored approach is exemplified in its work with Ferrari, where the goal was to distinguish between its affluent customers and its fanboys. By deploying advanced tracking and targeted ads, the agency reduced Ferrari's cost per lead by 90% and acquisition costs by 59%, highlighting its ability to merge creativity with measurable results.

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Hudson Integrated

Hudson Integrated digital-agency
[Source: Hudson Integrated]
  • Best for: Integrated digital campaigns
  • Average hourly rate: $175
  • Minimum budget: $50,000
  • Founded: 2003
  • Size: Under 49
  • Location: Morristown, NJ
  • Notable clients: Manhattan Institute, Dr. Fuhrman, and more

Full-service digital agency Hudson Integrated propels small to large businesses forward with innovative web design, e-commerce, branding, and digital marketing strategies. Its process is tried and tested for success, thanks to meticulous research, data-driven strategies, and agile revisions.

Hudson's case study on Dr. Joel Fuhrman demonstrates its prowess in social media campaigns. The goal of its holiday-themed social campaign was to attract 2,000 new fans, which Hudson substantially exceeded by gaining a whopping 30,000 followers. The agency’s efforts also resulted in the following increases:

  • Facebook following: 40%
  • Organic reach: 258%
  • Overall site traffic: 150%

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Krafted Digital

Krafted Digital digital-agency
[Source: Krafted Digital]
  • Best for: Comprehensive marketing and growth strategies
  • Average hourly rate: Inquire
  • Minimum budget: $1,000 - $10,000
  • Founded: 2019
  • Size: Under 49
  • Location: Miami, FL
  • Notable clients: Addict, Tennis Point, Sierra Furniture, and more

With a dedicated team, boutique agency Krafted Digital crafts bespoke, performance-driven marketing plans. Its content, PPC, social media, web, branding, and creative strategies are designed to reflect the unique needs of each client and foster measurable growth.

Krafted Digital's case study on Addict showcases its ability to drive transformative results through strategic digital marketing. The agency delivered a staggering 3466% increase in organic search traffic and tripled the paid media return on ad spend (ROAS) for the luxury footwear brand.

It also managed to garner a massive 30 million media impressions, cementing Addict's status as a leading luxury destination and illustrating Krafted Digital's prowess in scaling its clients' digital presence.

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Digital Ink

Digital Ink digital-agency
[Source: Digital Ink]
  • Best for: Engaging storytelling and dynamic digital branding
  • Average hourly rate: $140
  • Minimum budget: $1,000 - $10,000
  • Founded: 2014
  • Size: Under 49
  • Location: Carlsbad, CA
  • Notable clients: Jack Daniels, Vision X, BOSS Magazine, and more

Digital Ink stands out for its unique genesis story and impactful narrative-driven approach to digital marketing and branding. Originating from the successful digital publication BOSS Magazine, Digital Ink leverages its expertise in engaging C-suite decision-makers to help businesses cut through the noise and make an impression in their respective industries.

Digital Ink prides itself on crafting stories that resonate with target audiences, driving engagement and action through compelling content and strategic marketing. With services that span from SEO to publishing, the agency offers fresh perspectives and compelling narratives for your brand.

Creating a must-read digital publication for executives was no small feat, and Digital Ink was instrumental in transforming BOSS Magazine into a premier destination for business leaders.

The agency developed a supporter-based business model, leveraging industry connections for executive features and curating top-tier creative talent. The digital publication averages 2.5 million impressions monthly and boasts almost 380,000 subscribers.

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10 Most Popular Digital Agencies Compared

Agency nameLocationHourly rateSizeBest for
Digital SilkNew York City, NY$150100 - 249Overall
The CharlesNew York City, NY$199100 - 249Lifestyle, beauty, and luxury brands
DEPTAmsterdam, Netherlands$1101000 & UpAI and tech-powered digital work
Clear DigitalSan Jose, CA$12550 - 99B2B digital brand experiences and web design
BaunfireSan Jose, CAInquire50 - 99Corporate websites and brand strategy
Big HumanNew York City, NYInquireUnder 49Digital Product development and branding
InovātNew York City, NY$135Under 49Small to medium-sized projects
Hudson IntegratedMorristown, NJ$175Under 49Integrated digital campaigns
Krafted DigitalMiami, FLInquireUnder 49Comprehensive marketing and growth strategies
Digital InkCarlsbad, CA$140Under 49Engaging storytelling and dynamic digital branding

How We Picked the Best Full-Service Digital Agencies

You can rely on DesignRush to find leading digital service providers. Our team of experienced former agency leaders has identified the best digital agencies in the world based on the following clear criteria:

  • Client reviews: We examine client feedback, the agency’s authority in its field, and the caliber of its work.
  • Portfolios: We evaluate the range of projects an agency has completed and the results demonstrated in their case studies.
  • Awards and recognition: We consider the agency’s thought leadership, industry standing, and innovative contributions.
  • Team expertise: We look at the team’s background, including their experience and specialized skills.
  • Service specialization: We highlight the agency’s primary areas of expertise and key services.

The agencies featured in our directory have demonstrated proficiency in:

  • Analyzing market trends and competitors
  • Developing brand strategies both internally and for the public
  • Crafting content and design elements
  • Creating and refining visual brand identities
  • Designing websites and enhancing user experience
  • Managing and marketing on social media platforms
  • Guiding brands through rebranding and relaunching processes
  • Monitoring and evaluating campaign effectiveness

Visit the DesignRush Agency Ranking Methodology page to learn more about how we picked the agencies listed.

Digital Agency Portfolios

Our experts have curated a list of the top six digital agencies known for their innovative and effective solutions that drive exceptional results. Explore some of their best projects:

Belov Digital Agency

Belov Digital Agency digital-agency
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PS Legends, an online information resource for retro PlayStation games, requested Belov Digital Agency to create an efficient online platform that would serve as both—a fan community and a revenue-generating website. The client wanted to become the leading source for PlayStation-related news, reviews, and debates. It required an intuitive website that could incorporate monetization strategies without compromising the user experience (UX), traffic, community participation, and search engine rankings.

The digital agency developed a website featuring an easy-to-navigate grid layout with clear typography and color scheme. It used advanced search functionality and indexing for enhanced readability, visibility, and conversions. It also strategically planned advertising zones to harmoniously integrate ads into the content.

Belov Digital Agency successfully created a vibrant online community for PlayStation enthusiasts. The well-structured design system improved user interaction and resource accessibility, enabling the client to achieve monetization goals without sacrificing content quality or disrupting UX.

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Fourmeta Agency

Fourmeta Agency digital-agency
[Source: Fourmeta Agency]

UNICEF aimed to create a dynamic platform for distributing social impact and empowerment information. Fourmeta Agency was tasked with creating a robust and scalable platform that would encapsulate the intricate nature of UNICEF's mission while keeping aesthetics and usability, allowing it to easily manage and convey messages to a diverse user base.

The full-service digital agency leveraged its expertise in UI/UX design along with the powerful capabilities of Python and Django to address the challenges presented. The result was the Internet of Good Things, a transformative platform that revolutionized knowledge delivery, enabling UNICEF's stakeholders to make informed decisions in improving lives.

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Hydra Creative

Hydra Creative digital-agency
[Source: Hydra Creative]

M&T Haylage, a supplier of hay and haylage for the equine industry, turned to Hydra Creative's expertise to expand its reach, particularly to Newmarket, a key target area.

Initially, Hydra Creative enhanced M&T’s content, SEO, digital PR, and website. Within six months, M&T appeared on the first page of search results for crucial terms like "hay supplier Newmarket" and "haylage supplier Newmarket." It eventually secured the top position and kept it for three years. The digital agency produced marketing collaterals, including banners and leaflets, to support M&T's presence at trade shows.

Hydra Creative's bespoke site and SEO efforts resulted in an 89.54% increase in users yearly and an 800% rise in international traffic for M&T Haylage.

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25wat

25wat digital-agency
[Source: 25wat]

The client, Grindy, required a time-tracking tool for SME teams that could effectively measure work performance on Windows, web, and mobile apps. With ambitions to distribute its product as a SaaS model, Grindy collaborated with 25wat to design a tool that would improve customers’ control over due dates, team progress, and budgets.

The primary challenge was creating features that would significantly impact end users, especially remote employees in various locations. So, the full-service digital agency incorporated a calendar into the design to log distant time zones. It also used playful illustrations depicting office situations for a personalized touch of fun and creativity.

Through workshops, UX research, product design, and motion design, 25wat successfully developed a project management system that met Grindy's requirements and achieved user satisfaction.

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WaterWerks Agency

WaterWerks Agency digital-agency
[Source: WaterWerks Agency]

Seafood from Canada, a major food retailer, needed to connect more effectively with consumers in more than 130 countries. It partnered with WaterWerks Agency to build a cohesive branding story, produce high-quality content, and increase product visibility.

WaterWerks Agency's strategy focused heavily on social media. It produced custom videos, curated authentic product photography, and sharp written content. Another key feature of its digital solution was an interactive directory that helped buyers effectively find the Canadian seafood provider.

The results of WaterWerks Agency's initiatives were a stronger, more consistent brand identity and improved consumer engagement through a well-planned online presence. This approach helped Seafood from Canada better reach its global audience and bolster its industry leadership.

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Firebrand Digital

Firebrand Digital digital-agency
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Bradan Accountants sought Firebrand Digital’s services for a comprehensive digital modernization and overhaul. This covered a new website, social media content, Google ads setup, basic eCommerce functionality, reporting, and continuous management and optimization.

After creating branding guidelines and refining the overall appearance, Firebrand Digital revamped the website with new blog content and improved functionality. The newly updated website was clear and simple. It leveraged a classic white and light grey color scheme and a vibrant hero area on the homepage to attract new clients. The digital agency also helped Bradan Accountants obtain the Trading Online Voucher for the Local Enterprise Office funding.

The digital transformation was executed well in that it improved the client’s online visibility and contributed to its expansion.

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DesignRush sustains a directory of over 30,000 agencies categorized by service category, location, expertise and reviews. We build our database in two ways:

  • Our dedicated team of agency experts actively search the web for top performing companies. We then pull information from their websites, online presence, and client testimonials to verify their status and qualifications prior to listing. The agencies listed get notified of their profiles on the website and they can choose to claim it or not, which suggests their availability for more collaborations.
  • Agencies can also reach out to DesignRush and must go through the verification process prior to being listed.