Top 10 Fastest Growing Large Agencies

Adweek’s second annual rankings highlight shops with over 200 employees.

Big-time brands and even bigger work—Adweek’s top 10 large agencies span every corner of the globe and super-serve worldwide audiences while maintaining a sense of home. Here are the top 10 fastest growing large agencies (over 200 employees) by percent change in revenue. (Number in parentheses represents overall ranking.)

Oliver North America (19)
  • HQ: New York
  • Growth: 380%
  • Select Clients: Adidas, Bayer Consumer Health, Unilever
  • Classification: Full-Service

Oliver was created in 2004 as a company that exclusive.y designs, builds and runs in-house agencies for brands. As in-housing continues to grow, brands rely on internal resources to respond with quality, speed and flexibility. OLIVER has become the go to solution for building internal capability and has grown by adding new services for clients and expanded globally by building networked agencies in new markets. “Our model was born to help brands do their marketing better, faster and cheaper, and we’re elated to see that it’s having the desired effect on their business,” says Kristi VandenBosch, president, Oliver U.S.

Circus Marketing (31)
  • HQ: Mexico City
  • Growth: 24 7%
  • Select Clients: Beyond Meat, California Lottery, Qui bi
  • Classification: Multicultural

Circus thrives on entrepreneurial energy, creating a multifaceted, multicultural experience for clients. Its modern perspective of Latinx audiences and an expertise launching brands’ social channels in Latin America and Brazil have spurred growth for the agency 3S global brands strive to create closer connections with their audiences n those regions.

Entropia (33)
  • HQ: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Growth: 210%
  • Select Clients: BMW, KFC, Pepsi
  • Classification: Full-Service

Employing the tagline “Made in Future,” Entropia is a digital transformation consultancy meets agency. The Malaysian company has grown to more than 65 clients since 2016, with spikes in net revenue and existing client portfolios. The agency is driven by a cultural system it calls Capri (curious, agile, playful, relentless and inventive).

Flock Creative Network (42 tie)
  • HQ: Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Growth: 162%
  • Select Clients: AIA, BCA, McDonald’s
  • Classification: Full-Service

One of Adweek’s Fastest Growing Agencies in 2019, Jakarta-based FCN keeps moving forward by building, inspiring and nurturing local creative talent. It boasts 15 business units, each with its own leader and P&L. all working together to offer creative solutions to clients at every step of the brand experience.

MediaMonks (57)
  • HQ: Hilversum, Netherlands; New York
  • Growth: 134%
  • Select Clients: HP, Intel, NBA
  • Classification: Digital

Part of S4 Capital, MediaMonks is delivering a new model for a digital era of marketing with no silos and a single P&L, connecting its global offices through an integration model. Its teams have helped brands keep up with new consumer behaviors and innovate for a new era, one that virtualizes consumer experiences.

Dept (61)
  • HQ: Amsterdam
  • Growth: 128%
  • Select Clients: Philips, Samsung, Tesla
  • Classification: Full-Service

Amsterdam-founded digital agency Dept had a clear vis on for its growth: going from local to international. Since its founding four-and-a-half years ago, the shop has grown to 24 locations (with five other external agencies in the network), and seen yearly double-digit organic growth and yearly revenue retention of over 100%.

Bounteous (62)
  • HQ: Chicago
  • Growth: 126%
  • Select Clients: Caesars Entertainment. Domino’s, Wawa
  • Classification: Digital

Bounteous has quadrupled in size in the past 24 months, with strategic acquisitions of niche service providers in data and analytics, commerce and creative, growing its footprint and expanding market share and talent. It is the agency behind Domino’s digital presence and Zipcar’s ride­sharing experiences, among others.

Merkle | DWA (63)
  • HQ: San Francisco
  • Growth: 124%
  • Select Clients: Amazon Web Services, VMware, Zebra
  • Classification: Media

Merkle | DWA has shown significant growth over the past three years, in part due to its alignment with Merkle and Dentsu’s other b-to-b agencies. The agency, under the Merkle b-to-b umbrella, serves as an extension of its clients’ marketing teams, following a planning methodology for media executions. Recent account wins include Amazon Business and Zebra.

This story appeared in the Oct. 5, 2020 issue of Adweek Magazine