Welcome to the Capital of Creativity, Richmond, VA!

The search term “richmond ad agency” produces over 14 million results on Google.com. This historic city, once known as the capital of the Confederacy, is now known as the capital for creativity, having some of the best and brightest advertising, marketing, and PR firms in the United States.
There are more than 60 advertising, marketing and PR agencies in Central Virginia. I’ve scoured the web and done the research for you. Here are my top 10.

1. Madison+Main

(advertising, branding, consulting, creative, interactive, marketing, PR, social media, TV)

Madison+Main is a brand communications firm for small and mid-sized companies. Bold Brands Win.
Founded in 2005 by Dave Saunders, a nationally recognized brand and digital marketing veteran, the agency is based in Richmond, Virginia and has an additional office in Blacksburg, Virginia. Clients include Dale Carnegie, FC Richmond, New Kent Winery, Richmond Raceway, Richmond Home & Garden Show, Virginia Home Show, Who’s Your Dirver, Maola Milk, Virginia Energy Sense and Yardworks.
Winner of over 30 Telly Awards and the 2016 IAA award for Mobile Marketing
Phone (toll free) 1- 877-623-6246
Phone Virginia 1- 804-521-4141

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2. The Martin Agency

(advertising, creative, interactive, marketing, social media, TV)
The Martin Agency is an American advertising agency based in Richmond, Virginia that is now part of Interpublic Group of Companies. The agency has an additional office in London. Founded in 1965 by  David N. Martin and George Woltz. One of the top agencies in the United States by gross billing, with clients that include Geico, Dunkin Donuts, Kayak, Cheverolet and Oreo’s.
Phone Virginia 1- 804-698-8000

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3. The King Agency

(advertising, branding, media placement)
The King Agency connects your brand to defined targets through advertising and sometimes involves specialized services found outside of traditional marketing. Specializes in automotive and fast food. Founded by David King. Clients include Arby’s, McGeorge Toyota and Martha Jefferson Orthopedics.

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4. Work Labs

Always Thinking. Primarily a branding and graphic design, that works for other larger advertising agencies. Founded by Cabell Harris. Clients include BBDO, DDB, TBWA/Chiat/Day, The Martin Agency & Y&R.

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5. Burford

(advertising, TV, media placement)
We are a full-service agency that has been in business for 43 years by doing advertising that actually works.

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6. Big River

(advertising, branding, creative, TV)
Big River Advertising is a full-service branding and ad agency in Richmond, Va. Clients include Sotherly Hotels, Lumber Liquidators and the Virginia Lottery.

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7. CRT/tanaka

(PR, social media)
CRT agency offers public relations and marketing services and has offices in Los Angeles, Charleston, S.C. and Norfolk.


8. Free Agents

(advertising, creative, marketing)
Marketing, advertising and corporate communications with offices in Richmond, VA and Hampton Roads, VA. Agency ceased operations in 2017 and sold it’s assets and operations to rival NDP. Stay tuned for update.


9. Barber Martin

(advertising, TV)
Barber Martin is a full-service advertising and marketing agency located in Richmond, VA that specializes in Retail. “We’re results fiends.” Founders Clients inlcude Adolf Jewelers, Cato Fashions, Southern States Cooperative & Elephant Auto Insurance.


10. WCG

(advertising, branding, consulting, media placement)
West Cary Group specializes in financial companies and government contracts, with clients such as Capital One, Union Bank and Henrico County EDA. The agency is based in Richmond, Virginia and founded by former Capital One managers.