Bangladesh, like many Asian countries, is rapidly growing and developing. Over the past 20 years, Bangladesh has risen and is now considered a N-11 nation. According to Wiki, “Bangladesh is the world’s eighth-most populous country, with over 160 million people. It is among the most densely populated countries, and is by far the most densely populated of any country whose population exceeds 10 million. It forms part of the ethno-linguistic region of Bengal, along with the neighboring Indian states of West Bengal and Tripura.”
With a large population and rising middle class, Bangladesh is an important market for FMCG, which is why we created this list of 21 advertising agencies in Bangladesh. This list of advertising agencies in Bangladesh is designed to give you a starting point for finding and partnering with one of the advertising agencies in Bangladesh. We hope this list will help you, but it is not designed has a ranking or a guarantee of the quality of work. It is designed has a starting point for your research into advertising agencies in Bangladesh.
Most of the descriptions are taking from LinkedIn profiles or from the agency’s website.
List of Advertising Agencies in Bangladesh
TBWA \ Benchmark
TBWA\Benchmark is a leading creative services agency in Bangladesh, having built partnerships with global and local clients such as Standard Chartered, Grameenphone, Apollo Hospitals, Grameen Danone, Pizza Hut, KFC, HP and SMC. With more than 30 employees, TBWA\Benchmark is a top ranking agency by creative reputation as well as by annual turnover.
As a truly integrated agency, TBWA\Benchmark works across all disciplines to deliver strong business results for their clients. They provide innovative perspectives on brand storytelling and engagement using their global strategic planning tools, disruption and media arts.
Brandvent is on a mission to build the most powerful and active brand of advertising solutions by strategically designing and positioning clients’ product in consumers’ mind with unique brand identity. They offer services from Brand Management, Research and Market Development, and Media and PR Management to Trade Marketing and Business Support, Event and Activation Management, and Talent Hiring and HR Management. Their clients include well-known international brands like Samsung and many local Bangladeshi brands.
Ogilvy Noor is the world’s first bespoke Islamic Branding practice, offering expert practical advice on how to build brands that appeal to Muslim consumers, globally. Noor means ‘light’ in Arabic – and perfectly encapsulates their aim to illuminate and bring to life the world of the Muslim consumer today.
They combine decades of experience and best practice in marketing successfully to Muslim consumers globally, with pioneering up-to-the-minute research conducted to shed light on the lives, needs and desires of the new Muslim consumer today. They then turn these insights into practical guidance for your brand and market. Ogilvy Noor is led by a team of experts based in key Muslim markets in Asia (Dhaka, Bangladesh), the Middle East, Europe, and North America.
Spellbound is a collaboration of a group of young entrepreneurs working to deliver the best output for the industry at the lowest competitive price. It has been an uphill task to maintain the quality, but they have managed to do it every time. Starting its journey back in 2007, Spellbound has gained the reputation of being on the list of top 10 advertising agencies of Bangladesh & has earned 117 clients through dedicated & efficient teamwork.
Currently, Spellbound is working from its 6000 square foot corporate head-office located in Banani. Spellbound is operating all its activities with more than 50 permanent employees. Spellbound provides services through its diversified segments of communication, advertising, PR & events.
Founded as a one-man, one-room retail shop in New York City’s garment district, Grey Group is now one of the largest global advertising and marketing agency network. GREY Advertising Bangladesh Ltd, the Bangladesh office of Grey Group, is the first and only true global advertising agency in Bangladesh. Being a strict believer in following the global credo of producing “Famously Effective” works, Grey Adverting Bangladesh Ltd has become the most awarded and sought after agency of the country.
EXPRESSIONS LTD was founded in 1993 and formed with the objective to bring the finesse of global communication infused with the understanding of local cultural nuances. They believe it is their business a) To grow the businesses of the brands they are custodians of, and b) Bring positive change in behavior in areas of social development.
Their mission is to craft lucid, relevant, memorable and engaging communication for their brands, and social campaigns, or any work they undertake, so that it resonates with the people and has a lasting impact.
McCann Worldgroup delivers marketing solutions that transform brands and grow businesses. The company is comprised of a collaborative roster of best-in-class agencies that emphasize creativity, innovation, and performance, including McCann Erickson (the world’s largest advertising agency network); MRM//McCann (digital marketing/relationship management); Momentum (experiential marketing); McCann Health (professional/dtc communications); Craft Worldwide (global production); UM (media management); Weber Shandwick (public relations) and FutureBrand (consulting/design).
McCann has offices in Dhaka, where they provide world class advertising and marketing solutions to local and multinational brands.
They are a new age marketing communication company. They design identity and communication strategies for your communication needs in all forms of media, be it product/service promotion or social awareness.They have the people, know-how and professional experience to give you a distinct identity in the market.
They have worked with major brands like unicef and Unilever, along with a host of local brands. They offer services ranging from graphic design, brand identity, and audio visual to event & activation, campaigns, web & new media, and even kiosks.
Bangladesh’s Internet penetration is growing at an exponential rate. With a connected population, consumers will inevitably, somehow or the other, interact with brands online. The need to manage and measure those interactions are driving brands to go digital. Every brand has a story to tell. They manage your brand in the digital Eco-sphere and tell your story. It is in their bloodline to solve problems by thinking creatively.
Magnito Digital is a full service digital marketing agency, providing end-to-end marketing solutions in the digital space. They serve their clients across the digital universe, covering search, social, display and mobile marketing. They have tailor-made products that help them cater to all types of needs and clients.
Bates CHI&Partners is Asia’s newest network startup. Formed in December 2012, this partnership brings together Bates – an Asia top ten agency by revenue with 14 offices in nine countries across Asia, and CHI, the UK’s most awarded independent agency at Cannes. With 16 offices worldwide and a creative corridor from Shanghai to London and New York, Bates CHI&Partners creates Big Ideas for Ambitious Brands.
Established in Dec 2013, EON is dedicated to providing creative and marketing communications services for its clients. EON reasserts its vision of becoming an innovative, socially committed and client-focused service provider. As a private company in public service, EON has been working with a number of development agencies to help them achieving their objectives by providing specific solutions to their communication needs. EON offers services from media buying and planning, visual design, and web development to PR, event management, print solutions, and even interior design.
Macomm is one of the fastest growing advertising agency in Bangladesh. Macomm took its 1st step in 2004 with 1 client, and today they have more than 10 clients across 5 countries. MACOMM began its journey as an event management consultant for the ICC U/19 Cricket World held in Bangladesh in 2004, one of the biggest events to be held in the country. And that led them to dream even bigger.
Thus, their hunger for changing the perception of people, the perception of brands, and perception of advertising was ignited. In 2005, Toshiba Notebook PC and Copier entrusted their brand with Macomm and they still are with Macomm and along the way, Macomm partnered up with many more.
In 2013, what started with Toshiba grew into a partnership of over 40 Brands, with core brands like Panasonic, Toshiba, NEC, Tourism Malaysia, Robi, Sanofi, Proton, Raffles Institute of Higher Education (Singapore), Motorola, KDS Group, and Bangladesh Cricket Board among others who have continued their partnership with Macomm over the years.
Asiatic JWT – Dhaka
J. Walter Thompson is present in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Australia and New Zealand. We also have a presence in Myanmar through our affiliate, Mango Marketing.
They create strategic and creative brand building ideas for a diverse range of global and domestic clients. Their core services include marketing communications, brand building, digital marketing & consulting, integrated advertising, and field & shopper marketing.
Being young, energetic and versatile, they are one of the most sought after companies in the country for video production, web solution and digital marketing. They take a full-service digital agency approach to grow your brand online. More than anything, they value contents that are provocative, original and enticing.
At 19, they believe that change is the only constant. Look around you, the world is changing faster than you can ever imagine. When you are twitting, everyone else is pinning. No wonder, brands feel stunned. However, they realize that if they can master this change, they can create limitless possibilities for their clients and their futures. At the end of the day that’s what they do. They help their clients to find themselves in a sea of constant unsettling change and strategize how they should connect with people in the digital age.
StrateGeek Digtial is an award-winning digital marketing agency based in Dhaka, Bangladesh, that takes pride in conceptualizing and delivering some of the most ground-breaking online campaigns in Bangladesh history.
Officially established in 2014, StrateGeek was previously the digital wing of Maverick Studios, and has actually been in operation since 2012. As an independent SBU, the company benefits from razor-sharp industry focus, while retaining the content-production and development capabilities through partnerships with its sister concerns, Maverick Studios and Ice9 Interactive Ltd.
In Bangladesh, AdPeople Worldwide operates a 24/7 offshore studio, GraphicPeople, with more than 200 people, providing digital, print and production support services to advertising agencies and brands. They specialize in delivering flexible solutions to clients requiring high volume and complex, multi lingual localization/adaptation of both offline and online production. Their lean centralized setup ensures effective and agile collaboration to meet the needs of the constantly changing markets and behavior.
AdPeople Worldwide’s software development company in Bangladesh – SoftwarePeople – creates innovative solutions for demanding international clients. They work on all areas of the software development life cycle – spanning from product design to development to quality assurance to deployment & support.
headoffice is a creative agency with a quest for creative innovation and excellence that commenced its operations back in 2001. headoffice has come across a long way, meticulously, and became trustworthy in the communication market adding market value to more than 400 companies and 100 categories of product lines.
headoffice offers a wide range of services form concept development to its implementation in print media, interactive packaging, or animation in website. It specializes in visual arts in terms of strategic marketing. headoffice offers its expertise in branding, brand repositioning, PR, market campaign – event & advertisement, etc. complimenting market communication.
The growth of ARTISTRY reflects the devotion to their mission while facing challenges throughout the years. A strong sense of willpower, risk taking and initiative implies a need for both re-activity and common sense. Commitment, belief and courage are also essential to drive such innovation and to adapt to customer needs.
They are constantly working hard to exceed the expectations of their clients. They are always trying to find innovative solutions to bring more value and quality to your events and your guests. Their services range from Events, Print, and TVCs to Digital marketing, creative design and more.
On May 8th 2015 the global Lowe and Partners network aligned with the US agency Mullen to form the Mullen Lowe Group, part of the Interpublic Group of Companies.
Mullen Lowe Group is a creatively driven integrated marketing communications network with a strong entrepreneurial heritage and challenger mentality. It is a global network of distinctive diverse agencies, rich in local culture with both intimacy and scale, present in more than 65 markets with over 90 agencies. They have operations in Bangladesh.
Global specialisms include expertise in brand strategy, creative content development, performance analytics, communications planning, and through the line advertising with Mullen Lowe, digital marketing with Lowe Profero, and strategic activation and shopper marketing via Lowe Open. Mullen Lowe Group is consistently ranked among the most awarded creative and effectiveness agency networks in the world, and during 2014 took home 135 Effie awards, thereby topping the 2015 Effie Index in terms of points per dollar revenue.
They are a total communications company committed to creating and striking brand value for their clients. Being a total communications company means having best-in-class offerings in every discipline to deliver complete, competitive media neutral communications solutions for their clients.
Creative and progressive thinking that build brand, make desire. They apply creative and progressive thinking to build brands, enrich desire and they do this by employing methodologies that expedite the performance of brands and best assign the client resources through optimizing channel planning. Their vision is to expedite the budding of their client’s desire through grand, awesome, and innovative ideas.
Bitopi is an affiliate of Leo Burnett. Their offices are located in Dhaka and they are one of the leading advertising agencies in Bangladesh. The offer branding and advertising services and have won awards for their campaigns in Bangladesh. Backed by one of the largest and respected brands in the industry, they are guaranteed to provide quality work and help your brand grow in Bangladesh.
Final thoughts on Advertising Agencies in Bangladesh
There are hundreds of advertising agencies in Bangladesh. We hope this list will help you find a suitable agency to work with and that your goals are achieved. If this list of advertising agencies in Bangladesh was not what you were looking for than maybe you should check out the top advertising agencies around Asia.
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Have you ever worked with advertising agencies in Bangladesh? If you have let us know about your experience in the comments below. Also, if you feel we missed an important agency leave a comment and let us know. There are many advertising agencies in Bangladesh and we can’t list them all, so, let us know about your experience or company in the comments.
Note: We have not hired any of these agencies and we do not have firsthand experience with their work.