In today´s economy, how companies are relating to employees is changing faster than ever. There are contractors, external agencies, independent consultants as well as consulting firms.

Besides, the levels of freelancing and contracting within companies have gone up enormously and as a result, the number of recruitment agencies rose recently to figure never seen before.

The modern markets are challenging and companies need to be ferociously competitive if they wish to be relevant to consumers. Therefore, both small business and large corporations are outsourcing their marketing efforts to firms in an attempt to increase their value in the market.

As a business owner or executive, you might face the decision of hiring a marketing consulting firm, well, below I have listed the top firms you can hire and added relevant information such as the number of employees and hourly rate so you can make a better decision.

Top Marketing Consulting Firms

Below I have listed the top marketing consulting firm. Please bear in mind the list below is completely uncommissioned and totally curated by me.

  • 1. Marketing Expertus
  • 2. The Good Marketer
  • 3. Momentum
  • 4. Enveritas Group
  • 5. Split an Atom
  • 6. WPP (Wire and Plastic Products)
  • 7. Heavenly Group
  • 8. Publicis Groupe
  • 9. Passion Digital Ltd
  • 10. Syroup
  • 11. Omnicom Group
  • 12. Purple PR
  • 13. Leith
  • 14. Metia
marketing consulting firm
MARKETING EXPERTUS

Well, what can I say about Marketing Expertus? It is me. I am a freelance marketing consultant who offers boutique consulting services to small and medium-sized businesses.

My motto is to serve to grow. I am very determined to make the most of my clients budgets and develop long term partnerships which could be beneficial for both parties.

If you are looking for personal dedication and affordable rates, you will find in me your best partner. With many years of experience in marketing combined by restless creative and bold approaches to marketing strategies. .

Employees

1

Hourly rate

39GBP

marketing consulting firm
THE GOOD MARKETER

The Good Marketer is a boutique marketing consulting firm based in London. As a firm, it stands out for its results-driven approach and its focus on generating online traffic while building brand awareness.

According to their website, their core values are Transparency, Flexibility and Affordability. So if you are looking for a reliable, affordable marketing firm that is committed to delivering results, The Good Marketer could be a great option for your business, especially if you would label it as a small or medium-sized company. It specializes in SEO, PPC and social media marketing however they cover all the digital marketing spectrum.

Key Info

  1. PACKAGES AVAILABLE
  2. ESSEX OFFICE

Specialisms

  1. STRATEGY: LEAD GENERATION
  2. CONSULTING: TECHNOLOGY, BUSINESS AND MEDIA CONSULTING
  3. DIGITAL MARKETING: PAY-PER-CLICK, SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMIZATION, SOCIAL MEDIA, ANALYTICS AND MOBILITY SERVICES
  4. CONTENT MARKETING

Employees

2-9

Hourly rate

50-99GBP

marketing consulting firm
MOMENTUM WORLDWIDE

Unlike The Good Marketer, Momentum Worldwide is a large marketing consulting firm, maybe more suitable for large corporations.

According to the CEO, Chris Weil, they built their own place in the marketing by becoming the largest and best in Experiential Advertising – if you are unfamiliar with experiential marketing is, please read this article on the matter.

And now they have offices in more than 30 countries. Momentum aims to build a co-working collaborative environment and encourages creative, boldness and it is eager to invent, it challenges the status quo, and above all, show the true business value of action over words.

Unlike other marketing agencies that focus on one industry or specialized in one single communication channel, Momentum focuses on the full marketing cycle by finding the optimal combination of marketing channels that will deliver results faster and achieve their goals more effectively. Oreo, Microsoft and the Premier League are among their clients to whom they have served in comprehensive services across design, development, research, and strategy.

Key Info

  1. CLIENTS: MICROSOFT, PREMIERE LEAGUE…
  2. LONDON OFFICE

Specialisms

  1. STRATEGY AND OPTIMIZATION: BRANDING AND CUSTOMER DATA
  2. CONSULTING
  3. DIGITAL MARKETING
  4. MEDIA BUYING

Employees

1,000-9,000

Hourly rate

100-149$

marketing consulting firm
ENVERITAS GROUP

With offices in London, US and Singapore, Enveritas has managed to maintain all the benefits of having a small team (10-49) and to extend its reach internationally.

EVG is a little global giant specialized in content with experts and linguists in more 70 countries and 350 cities that cover thirty-five different languages.

As an expert marketer myself, I must say that more often than not, even marketing agencies outsource their content marketing services.

So if you are looking to hire an agency just to write compelling content or articles, Enveritas could be a strong candidate. We create strategic content for locals by locals, and we offer large-scale, multilingual solutions at a speed that sets us apart.

Key Info

  1. LOCAL WRITERS AVAILABLE
  2. WORLDWIDE OFFICE

Specialisms

  1. CONTENT MARKETING
  2. CONTENT CONSULTING INCLUDING DISTRIBUTION

Employees

10-49

Hourly rate

100-149$

marketing consulting firm
SPLIT AN ATOM

Split An Atom is fully integrated marketing firm based in Liverpool, among its clients there are both Fortune 500 companies as well as startups from almost all industries from governmental agencies, health care companies to artist and Youtubers.

Split hourly rate is quite affordable and could become an excellent option for medium-sized businesses that are ambitious and looking for high-quality marketing services.

They specialized in digital marketing, content, and public relations.

Key Info

  1. FULLY INTEGRATED MARKETING FIRM
  2. LONDON OFFICE

Specialisms

  1. DESIGN: GRAPHIC DESIGN, PHOTOGRAPHY AND AUDIO
  2. CONSULTING
  3. MOBILE DEVELOPEMENT AND ANALYTICS
  4. WEB DESIGN AND DEVELOPEMENT

Employees

10-49

Hourly rate

50-99$

marketing consulting firm
WPP (WIRE AND PLASTIC PRODUCTS)

One of the top five marketing and advertising firms in the world, WPP has offices all over the world and boast an outstanding client portfolio including some off the top 500 fortune companies, they have run several Super Bowl campaigns and served companies such as Volvo and Nike.

With a focus on large companies and corporation, WPP was founded as Wire and Plastic Products plc a wire shopping baskets manufacturer in 1971. It was later acquired by Martin Sorrell as he was looking for a listed company to build a worldwide marketing services company.

Currently, PPC is the world largest marketing and advertising group by both revenue and number of employees.

Key Info

  1. CORPORATE SIZE
  2. WORLDWIFE OFFICE

Specialisms

  1. STRATEGY AND OPTIMIZATION: BRANDING AND CUSTOMER DATA
  2. CONSULTING
  3. DATA ANALYTICS
  4. MEDIA BUYING AND ADVERTISING

Employees

130,000

Hourly rate

100-149GBP

marketing consulting firm
HEAVENLY GROUP

Heavenly Group motto is “Ideas for an impatient world”. They are experts in creating innovative marketing strategies and understanding data to build more effective campaigns.

With offices in London, Cardiff, Birmingham and New York, Heavenly is a bit different from the traditional marketing firm. If you believe that consumers are overwhelmed with advertising and most marketing campaigns remain unnoticed, Heavenly will be an excellent choice for you as they always aim to create distinct campaigns that return high engagement rates.

In their own words, “we see shrinking attention spans, multiple distractions, confusion, and muddle. We see business leaders swamped in complication and with an imperative to do more and more with less and less”.

Key Info

  1. LOCATIONS: LONDON, CARDIFF, BIRMINGHAM AND NEW YORK
  2. BRANDING EXPERTISE

Specialisms

  1. STRATEGY AND OPTIMIZATION: VISUAL IDENTITY AND CUSTOMER DATA
  2. BRANDING: CREATIVE AND STRATEGY
  3. MARKETING ADVISORY
  4. BUSINESS AND MARKETING PLANNING

Employees

150-249

Hourly rate

150-199$

marketing consulting firm
PUBLICIS

Publicis is another worldwide known marketing and advertising firm. Considered among one of the top five firms, it is the world´s third-largest communications group.

Internally it is organized among four collaborative branches across Publicis Communications, Publicis Media, Publicis Health and Publicis Sapient.

Publicis Groupe is known for its creativity and expertise to transition clients into the digital industries. Founded in 1926 in France, it has offices in 105 countries and about 84,000 employees, Publicis serves mainly large marketing budgets.

Key Info

  1. CORPORATE SIZE
  2. WORLDWIFE OFFICE

Specialisms

  1. STRATEGY AND OPTIMIZATION: VISUAL IDENTITY AND CUSTOMER DATA
  2. BRANDING: CREATIVE AND STRATEGY
  3. MARKETING ADVISORY
  4. BUSINESS AND MARKETING PLANNING

Employees

84,000

Hourly rate

Undisclosed

marketing consulting firm
PASSION DIGITAL LTD

Probably one of the best boutique marketing firm in London but it also comes with one the highest hourly rate in the market.

Based in South West London and founded in 2012, they have experienced notable success in a relatively short period of time. Passion are experts at digital marketing: SEO, PPC, social media marketing.

It is very suited for medium-sized companies with a large budget who are really ambitions and looking for the best results you can get within a small marketing firm.

With offices in Madrid and London, Passion aims to deliver personal and tailor services to each client regardless of their size.

Key Info

  1. BOUTIQUE CONSULTING STYLE
  2. LOCATION: MADRID AND LONDON

Specialisms

  1. STRATEGY AND OPTIMIZATION: VISUAL IDENTITY AND CUSTOMER DATA
  2. DIGITAL MARKETING: PAY-PER-CLICK, SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMAZTION
  3. MARKETING ADVISORY
  4. SOCIAL MEDIA: SOCIAL PAID, MANAGEMENT AND ADVISORY

Employees

10-49

Hourly rate

150-199$

marketing consulting firm
SYROUP CONSULTANCY

Syroup is a mid-sized agency based in Miami and with an office in London too. They count as their clients with very well known companies such as Warner Bros, Daimler and Gazprom.

They pride themselves on delivering marketing and development services that stick through concise, clear and defined means. They are experts in digital marketing, social media and marketing data insights.

It could be an excellent option for rather large businesses who need a marketing firm with experience handling large budgets and exposure to global markets.

Syroup can help your business increase brand recognition and gain market presence as well as building marketing strategies that could work for any business size.

Key Info

  1. BOUTIQUE CONSULTING STYLE
  2. LOCATION: ATLANTA

Specialisms

  1. STRATEGY AND OPTIMIZATION: VISUAL IDENTITY AND CUSTOMER DATA
  2. STRATEGIC COMMUNICATION BRANDING, ADVISORY
  3. MARKETING CONSULTING
  4. GROWTH AND LEAD GENERATION

Employees

50-249

Hourly rate

100-149$

marketing consulting firms
OMNICOM

Omnicom belongs to one of the top five largest marketing and advertising firms in the world. It is more of a global corporate communications holding company, with offices all over the world and headquarters in New York City.

Omnicom has over 77,000 employees spread among over 100 different countries, it provides services mainly in four different fields: speciality services, advertising, CRM and public relations.

And they cover the full promotional cycle from media planning and buying, digital and interactive marketing, and brand consultancy. The New York Times ranked Omnicom as one of the top four advertising agencies in the world in 2002.

Key Info

  1. CORPORATE CONSULTING FIRM
  2. OFFICE WORLDWIDE

Specialisms

  1. STRATEGY AND OPTIMIZATION: VISUAL IDENTITY AND CUSTOMER DATA
  2. STRATEGIC COMMUNICATION BRANDING, ADVISORY
  3. MARKETING CONSULTING
  4. DIGITAL: ADVISORY AND MANAGEMENT

Employees

79,000

Hourly rate

Undisclosed

marketing consulting firms
PURPLE

Purple is an independent marketing consultancy firm with offices in London, New York and Los Angeles.

With a boutique approach and independent philosophy, Purple can create strategies tailored to each client for most marketing services from cover press relations, editorial procurement, product placement and high profile event management.

Purple cover any industry but they are experts on beauty, fashion, lifestyle and entertainment fields.

If you are looking for a marketing firm that can give your company an unrivalled market position by building memorable campaigns and engaging strategies, Purple would be great.

Key Info

  1. INDEPENDENT FIRM
  2. LOCATION: UNITED KINGDOM

Specialisms

  1. STRATEGY AND OPTIMIZATION: VISUAL IDENTITY AND CUSTOMER DATA
  2. STRATEGIC COMMUNICATION BRANDING, ADVISORY
  3. MARKETING COMMUNICATION AND B2B COOMUNICATIONS

Employees

50-249

Hourly rate

100-149GBP

marketing consulting firms
LEITH

Based on Edinburgh, Leith is an innovative marketing consultancy firm that aims to create unique and outstanding marketing strategies for their clients.

Founded 30 years ago, their secret to success is to be Leithal. They help brands and companies stand out in competitive markets with bold and engaging marketing strategies that are memorable.

Leith services go from integrated, digital and experiential marketing and have served well-known clients such as Snapchat and Irn Bru.

Key Info

  1. INDEPENDENT FIRM
  2. LOCATION: EDINBURGH

Specialisms

  1. STRATEGY AND OPTIMIZATION: VISUAL IDENTITY AND CUSTOMER DATA
  2. INTEGRATED BRANDING, ADVISORY
  3. EXPERIENTIAL MARKETING

Employees

50-249

Hourly rate

100-149$

marketing consulting firms
METIA

Metia is a marketing consulting firm that aims to create amazing experiences, activate audiences and influence decision-makers.

With offices in London, Singapore, Austin and Seattle, their services include content marketing, CRM, marketing automation, email, social, design, UX, apps, web design and development, analytics and community management.

They are also expert in consulting clients on design and development.

Key Info

  1. LOCATIONS: LONDON, SEATTLE, AUSTING AND SINGAPORE
  2. REVENUE DRIVEN

Specialisms

  1. STRATEGY AND OPTIMIZATION: VISUAL IDENTITY AND CUSTOMER DATA
  2. STRATEGIC COMMUNICATION BRANDING, ADVISORY
  3. MARKETING COMMUNICATION AND B2B COOMUNICATIONS

Employees

50-249

Hourly rate

100-149$

marketing consulting firms
DENTSU AEGIS

Dentsu Aegis is one the top marketing consulting firms in the world considered among the top five. Part of a larger network of agencies called Dentsu Inc which is actually comprised by ten global firms: Carat, Dentsu, dentsu X, iProspect, Isobar, mcgarrybowen, Merkle, MKTG, Posterscope and Vizeum.

It has over 10,000 marketing and consulting professionals and served worldwide corporations such as General Motors, Kellogs and Aston Villa. (eOn, Phillips, Lidl, Procter & Gamble ).

Founded in 1966 with over 35,000 specialists, Dentsu is very well known in the marketing industry. If you are running a small business, this kind of agency might not be the most convenient choice due to budgeting issues.

However, Dentsu always strives to innovate and create engagement through media, digital and creative communication.

Key Info

  1. OFFICES WORLDWIDE
  2. CORPORATE CLIENTS

Specialisms

  1. STRATEGY AND OPTIMIZATION: VISUAL IDENTITY AND CUSTOMER DATA
  2. DIGITAL: GROWTH, SOCIAL LISTENING, SOCIAL MEDIA
  3. MARKETING COMMUNICATION AND B2B COOMUNICATIONS

Employees

+10,000

Hourly rate

$100-149

marketing consulting firms
OGILVY

It is also known as Ogilvy and Mather is a British marketing consulting firm based in New York and one of the leading companies in advertising, marketing, and public relations.

Founded in 1850 by Edmund Mather merged with the agency founded by David Ogilvy in 1948. It is well known for its work for Dove, American Express and IBM and was acquired by WPP Group.

It offers consulting and strategy services among six marketing and communications-related areas: brand strategy, advertising, customer engagement and commerce, public relations and influence, digital transformation, and partnerships.

Ogilvy and Mather stands out for its unique approach to advertising, as they use advertising as a solution not as just a promotional and communication channel.

Our expertise is both wide and deep, covering everything the modern brand needs in order to effectively communicate, connect, and grow.

Key Info

  1. +135 LOCATIONS
  2. WORK WITH THE LARGEST COMPANIES

Specialisms

  1. STRATEGY AND OPTIMIZATION: VISUAL IDENTITY AND CUSTOMER DATA
  2. STRATEGIC COMMUNICATION BRANDING, ADVISORY
  3. MARKETING COMMUNICATION AND B2B COOMUNICATIONS

Employees

+10,000

Hourly rate

$100-149

Complete list of the top marketing consulting firms

NameWebsite LinkServices
360i360i.co.ukDigital promotion
LETOweareleto.comPrototype Marketing
Hex Digitalhexdigital.comMarketing consulting firms
AnalogFolkanalogfolk.comMarketing consulting firms
Aumcoreaumcore.comBrand Strategy
Ayimaayima.comPPC social/Search
B-Reelb-reel.comMarketing consulting firms
Beyondbynd.comContent analytics
Big Groupbiggroup.co.ukSearch & Content Marketing
Blast Radiusblastradius.comSocial, Mobile and Platform
Branded3branded3.commarketing consulting firm
Brassbrassagency.commarketing consulting firm
Click Consultclick.co.ukmarketing consulting firm
Codecodecomputerlove.comInsight, strategy and product
Collectivecollectivelondon.commarketing consulting firm
Critical Massc riticalmass.commarketing consulting firm
Crowdthisiscrowd.comBuild right audience
Dare Digitalthisisdare.comDigital experiences
Decibel Digitaldecibeldigital.comMarketing consulting firms
Deletedeleteagency.commarketing consulting firms
Deloitte Digitaldeloittedigital.commarketing consulting firms
Digital Nextdigitalnext.co.ukMarketing consulting firms
Digitas LBidigitaslbi.comInsight & brand building
Distinctiondistinction.co.ukIntegrated digital campaigns
e3e3.co.ukMarketing consulting firms
EnVeritas Groupenveritasgroup.comMarketing consulting firms
Epic New Mediaepicnewmedia.co.ukDesign, build & promote
Epiphanyepiphanysearch.co.ukMarketing consulting firms
Foolprooffoolproof.co.ukDesign and research
Frank Digitalfrankdigital.com.auMarketing consulting firms
Fullsixfullsixuk.comDigital technology
Geometry Globalgeometry.comTrade and Digital Marketing.
Graphgraph.ukMarketing consulting firms
Headheadlondon.comMarketing consulting firms
Headstreamheadstream.comMarketing consulting firms
Hi-ReS!hi-res.net
Marketing consulting firms
Hiveworkshiveworks.co.ukStrategy, creativity
Holitionholition.comMarketing consulting firms
Hollerholler.co.ukEngagement agency
Hugehugeinc.comFull-service digital
Hugo & Cathugoandcat.comStrategy
IgnitionCreative ignitioncreative.netMarketing consulting firms
Impactimpactdigital.marketingMarketing consulting firms
Jaywingjaywing.comMarketing consulting firms
Knitweareknit.co.ukMarketing consulting firms
Kolab Digitalkolabdigital.comResearch and insights.
Konbiniagency.konbini.comContent agency
Latitudelatitudegroup.comMarketing consulting firms
Less Rainlessrain.co.ukMarketing consulting firms
LETOweareleto.comConventional marketing.
Lowe Proferonloweprofero.comMarketing consulting firms
Mars Spidersmarsspiders.comContent, mobile, strategy
MediaMonksmediamonks.comAdvertising
MintTwistminttwist.comCreative & strategy
Mobile5mobile-5.comMarketing consulting firms
MRM McCANNmrm-mccann.comStrategy, creative & tech
Nomadsnomadsagency.comBrand, advertising
Optimusoptimus-pm.comMarketing consulting firms
ORMormlondon.comMarketing consulting firms
Pancentric Digitalpancentric.comStrategic consulting
Performicsperformics.comPerformance Media
Pokepokelondon.comAnalytics
Possiblepossible.comMarketing consulting firms
Precedentprecedent.comDigital, brand and print
PS Londonpslondon.co.ukDirect marketing
R/GArga.comContent & insights
Rappuk.rapp.com(CMR), Social engagement
Razorfishrazorfish.comExperience Design
Roll Studiorollstudio.co.ukMarketing consulting firms
Rubik Digitalrubikdigital.co.ukMarketing consulting firms
Rufus Leonardrufusleonard.comBrand vision
SapientNitrosapientnitro.comMarketing consulting firms
Sequencesequence.co.ukMarketing consulting firms
Soho Strategysohostrategy.comDevelop strategies
Somosomoglobal.comMobile specific media
Soonthisissoon.comStrategic thinking
Spotless Interactivespotless.co.ukMarketing consulting firms
Stinkdigitalstinkdigital.comMarketing consulting firms
Studio Graphenestudiographene.comMarketing consulting firms
Super naturalwearesupernatural.comRich media advertising
SWC Partnershipswcpartnership.comBranding, advertising
Tangent Snowballtangentsnowball.comData, strategy, technology
Techdepttechdept.co.ukDigital transformation
The Barnthebarnagency.co.ukMarketing growth strategies
The BIO Agencythebioagency.comCustomer insights
TH_NKthink.euDigital transformation agency
Think Jamthinkjam.comLong-term strategic planning.
Tokyotokyo.ukDigital/social strategy
Twentysixtwentysixdigital.comDigital strategy
UXB Londonuxblondon.comContent strategy
Webpopulationwebpopulation.comMarketing consulting firms
Wickedwebwickedweb.co.ukMarketing consulting firms
Your Favourite Storyyourfavouritestory.comContent
Zest Digitalzestdigital.comMarketing consulting firms
Zonezonedigital.comMarketing consulting firms

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