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5 Best Growth Marketing Agencies with Proven Results

Picking the right growth marketing agency is the difference between massive growth and mediocre results. But it can be challenging to tell which agencies actually deliver results reliably. 

It's notoriously easy to "start a marketing agency". It's significantly harder to build an expert growth team and develop the processes necessary to reliably deliver results for clients, quarter after quarter. 

The problem is that every year ads get more expensive, SEO gets a little harder, and the inbox gets a little more crowded. Many agencies are finding it harder and harder to deliver the results they promised.

Because of this, we've compiled a list of the top 5 growth marketing agencies that are actually crushing it for their clients. They have the systems and teams necessary to adapt to the change and keep delivering wins.

 

The Growth Marketing Agency Problem

There are hundreds of growth marketing agencies to choose from. And honestly, it's because of how easy it is to start one up. All you need is a laptop, a logo, and a lead — and voila, you're in business!

Some agencies are all talk, with nothing tangible to show. Others have gotten one or two big wins (for companies who already had a killer product), and they hold these up as proof of their greatness. It's difficult to tell who actually knows what they're doing when it comes to growth marketing.

This article reviews five growth marketing agencies that have a proven track record of delivering exceptional results. We break down the services they provide and what type of business they are the best fit for. 

1. Smartbug Media

SmartBug Media® is an award-winning and globally-recognized inbound marketing agency. They work with a wide variety of companies across several industries. Smartbug is a Hubspot Elite partner with hundreds of positive reviews. 

 

Distinguishing Points

  • SmartBug® hires marketing strategists with years of client-side experience.
  • Their team is entirely remote and comes from brands such as HubSpot, FCB, Seagate, HBO, Gartner, Deloitte & Touche, Electronic Arts, and UBM.
  • They have 40+ case studies on their site. 

Industries Served

  • Aviation
  • Biotechnology
  • Construction
  • Distribution and Logistics
  • Education and Professional Development
  • Environmental
  • Healthcare
  • Manufacturing
  • Medical Devices
  • Non-Profit

Services Include

  • Inbound Marketing
  • Sales Enablement
  • Public Relations
  • Web Design
  • Video Marketing

2. Square2

Square2 is a digital agency dedicated to increasing revenue through strategic solutions and innovative engagements while offering an agency experience people enjoy.

Distinguishing Points:

  • They are a dedicated team working exclusively with their customer's organizations.
  • They have in-house strategists, consultants, writers, editors, designers, developers, and marketing automation specialists.
  • They work with any size business across many different industries. 

Industries Served

  • Healthcare
  • Education
  • Local Government
  • E-Commerce
  • Technology and Technology Compliance
  • Manufacturing

Services Include

  • Sales-Ready Websites
  • Inbound Marketing
  • Sales Enablement
  • Account-Based Marketing (ABM)
  • Demand Generation

3. WebFX

WebFX works around their clients' needs and goals to create custom strategies, making them a full-service digital marketing agency.

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Distinguishing Points

  • They use a dedicated account manager for each account.
  • They have on-staff experts in marketing, design & development.
  • They are elite partners with Google, Facebook, and more.

Industries Served

  • Education
  • Environmental
  • Heavy Equipment
  • Industrial
  • Legal
  • Medical and Health
  • B2B
  • B2C

Services Include

  • SEO and Revenue Generation
  • Content and Analytics
  • Creative and UX

4. Media Junction

Media Junction is an award-winning agency working with businesses of all sizes. They have clients from Minnesota to Texas and everywhere in between — even some overseas.

Distinguishing Points

  • They are a woman-owned and operated business.
  • They hire a diverse group of passionate visionaries, techies, nerds, and forward-thinkers.
  • They're a Hubspot Elite Partner and a Storybrand Certified Agency

Industries Served

  • B2B
  • Construction
  • Education
  • Technology Services
  • Legal Services
  • Manufacturing
  • Medical
  • Non-profit
  • Real estate
  • Retail

Services Include

  • Inbound Marketing
  • Custom Web Design
  • Sales Enablement
  • Web Development

5. Lean Labs

At Lean Labs, we're laser-focused on achieving and scaling profitable customer acquisition. As a hybrid growth team, we work closely with our clients to fill technical and strategic gaps, to help them achieve profitable growth. 

During our 10+ years of experience driving consistent growth for clients, we've developed the tools, strategies, and processes necessary to reliably achieve remarkable growth, quarter after quarter. 

Distinguishing Points

Industries Served

Services Include

  • Go-to-Market Strategy
  • Lead Generation
  • Growth Marketing
  • Web Design
  • Conversion Rate Optimization

Finding the Right Growth Marketing Agency for You

Not every agency is going to be a perfect fit for your company's needs. And it's easy to waste six months and six figures working with the wrong agency.

All of the agencies we reviewed here have plenty of experience and can back up their claims with real, compelling case studies— but that's not the only thing you need to consider.

It's essential to choose the right agency for your specific business. They should have experience working with businesses like yours, and can share case studies of when they've achieved the type of results that you're after. 

If you're a SaaS or Tech company looking to profitably acquire customers and scale growth, Book a Growth Mapping session with one of our Growth Experts to see exactly what we would do if we were your growth team. 

If you want to peek behind the curtain at exactly how we plan for growth, budget for growth, execute winning growth strategies, and guarantee results, check out the Growth Playbook.