An ad agency helps to build the face of your brand leading to the eventual growth of your business. Ad agencies play an important role by planning and creating a brand identity of companies, and products and help them gain visibility across the target audience.
Here is a list of the top 10 advertising agencies in India.
About: Ogilvy & Mather is one of the top advertising agencies in India that operates locally as well as worldwide. Ogilvy is the only organisation to receive the Network of the Year award at Cannes for 3 years in a row.
This firm was established by David Ogilvy in the year 1948 with its presence in more than 150 countries globally. In India, Ogilvy has its offices in 6 cities including Mumbai, Gurgaon, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, and Kolkata.
Prominent Clients: Philips, IBM, NASCAR, and IKEA are some of Ogilvy’s eminent clients.
Major Ads: Designs for brands like Incredible India, Coca Cola, Cadbury, and many more.
Address: Media Enquiries,
11 – 14 Floor, Commerz,
International Business Park,
Oberoi Garden City,
Off Western Express Highway,
Mumbai – 400063
About: Triverse Advertising is a Gurgaon based ad agency in India founded in the year 2008 by Suresh Tiwari. The company expertise in brand architecture, advertising, and brand design language. Being one of the leading advertising firms, Triverse Advertising operates along various verticals across major national and regional brands.
Prominent Clients: Pari India, Vardhman, and Brijwasi are the firm’s top clients.
Major Ads: The brand design for Catch (Catch the Taste of Curd).
Address: 18, E-6, Arjun Marg,
Block E, DLF Phase 1,
Gurgaon – 122002
About: Founded by A. G. Krishnamurthi in 1980, DDB Mudra Communications is headquartered in Mumbai. As one of the leading advertisement agencies in India, this company operates on four verticals including retail, media, experiential, and outdoor advertising. Mudra Group was renamed as DDB Mudra Group after being acquired by Ominicom Group in 2011. Current CCO and Chairman of the company is Sonal Dabral.
The agency has bagged several awards from Cilo, Cannes, Adfest, ABBYs and several other national and international creative festivals.
Prominent Clients: The company takes pride in its extensive clientele that includes Pepsi, Aditya Birla Group, Reebok, Bharat Petroleum and others.
Major Ads: The ads for the brands Rasna (I love you Rasna), and PUMA (Forever Faster).
Address: “Mudra House”,
Opp. Grand Hyatt,
Mumbai – 400055
About: Dentsu Communications was established in 2003 as a subsidiary of Dentsu Aegis, a Japanese PR and advertising agency. With its regional headquarter in Bengaluru, the firm operates across the country including Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, and Ahmedabad.
The company creates ad campaigns with a powerful combination of technology and creativity. Ashish Bhasin is the current Chairman and CEO of APAC.
Prominent Clients: MasterCard, TVS, Toyota, and Nissan are some of the major clients.
Major Ads: Lok Sabha Election 2014 campaign is among the major works by the firm.
Address: Alyssa, 3rd Floor,
No.23, Richmond Road,
Bangalore – 560025
About: A subsidiary of Grey Global Group, Grey India is one of the leading names in the marketing and advertising world. Grey Global Group was founded by Lawrence Valenstein in 1917 with its headquarter in the USA.
This advertising company in India has an impressive portfolio with some of India’s most esteemed brands. Grey India expertise in visual design, fixture design, and retail market.
Prominent Clients: Fortis Healthcare, Indian Air Force, Dell, BNatural, and Kinder Joy are some of the main clients.
Major Ads: Ad campaigns for Kinder Joy and BNatural.
Address: 2nd Floor,
A Wing, The ORB,
- W. Marriott,
Mumbai – 400099
About: McCann-Erickson India was incorporated in 1985 as a subsidiary of McCann. McCann has its presence across the world in more than 120 countries. McCann received several rewards including Global Agency of the Year thrice by Adweek for its significant creative works.
Prominent Clients: Maybelline, MasterCard, Coca Cola and others.
Major Ads: Ad campaigns for Coca Cola and Nescafé.
Address: 204 – 206 Tolstoy House,
New Delhi – 110001
About: FCB-Ulka was incorporated in 1961 by Bal Mundkur in Mumbai. The firm has 150 offices across 92 countries. Ohri Rohit is the present CEO and Chairman of FCB-Ulka. This ad agency is responsible for building brands from scratch for practically non-existing companies.
Prominent Clients: HP, Abbot, Indian Oil, Nerolac, ITC and others.
Major Ads: Ad campaigns for Pediasure, Amul Women Power etc.
Address: 4th Floor, Nirmal,
Mumbai – 400021
About: Rediffusion-Y&R is a part of the Young & Rubicam group with its presence in more than 187 locations across the country including Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore, and Delhi. The company was a joint initiative of Ajit Balakrishnan, Diwan Arun Nanda, and Mohammed Khan that was incorporated in 1973.
Rediffusion is one of the leading names in the advertising sector in India. The agency offers creative and strategic solutions for web design, advertisement, social media, and other consultancy services.
Prominent Clients: Ambuja, Tata Motors, Eveready, ITC Stationery etc.
Major Ads: Ad campaign for Tata Motor T1 Prima Truck
Address: Unit No. 1801/1802,
A Wing, 18th Floor, Lotus Corporate Park,
Off. Western Express Highway, Goregaon (E),
Mumbai – 400063
About: LKSS is an ad agency that offers branding, marketing, and traditional and digital advertising. With its offices in Kolkata, Delhi, and Mumbai, the company serves local and international clients across the globe.
“Nothing is Impossible” is the motto of the agency.
Prominent Clients: Renault India, Tata AIG General Insurance, Godrej Interio, Hero MotoCorp etc.
Address: Urmi Estate,
Tower A, 22nd Floor,
95 Ganpatrao Kadam Marg,
Lower Parel (W),
Mumbai – 400013
About: MullenLowe Lintas Group is formed by two independent agencies, Mullen Lintas and Lowe Lintas. The company oversees more than 300 brands across different categories. In 2018, the Global Effie Effectiveness Index ranked MullenLowe Lintas Group as number 1 in the APAC region and 3rd in the world.
Prominent Clients: Google, Bayer, Hindustan Unilever Limited etc.
Major Ads: Ad campaign for HDFC Ergo – Good News, Surf Excel – Rang Achhe Hain
Address: A Wing, Parinee Crescenzo, 16th Floor,
Bandra-Kurla Complex, Bandra (E),
Mumbai – 400051