Iran is undergoing major economic changes and over the next 5-10 years, Iran could become the largest economy in the Middle East (Central Asia). I was recently tasked by my company to write a report on the Oil & Gas industry in Iran, because we have multiple contracts in the country and during my research I learned a lot about the vibrant culture and economy. I think Iran will become even more important in the Middle East over the next few decades. This is why I decided to write this list of the top 24 advertising agencies in Iran.
With the economic sanctions against Iran being lifted, assets being released and a more moderate government elected, Iran is set for massive economic growth. Now is a great time for local and international brands to start their marketing and advertising efforts in Iran. This list is a starting point for any brand looking to explore the Iranian market (and should not be used as an official ranking). I have listed 24 advertising agencies in Iran, but when I was researching advertising agencies in Iran, I came across hundreds of agencies.
One of the reasons I write these lists is to provide more information about advertising agencies in a specific country. I’m not an expert in these countries just a curious individual trying to provide information, which means sometimes I don’t get it right in the eyes’ of my readers. This is a list were many comments have said I missed the mark, which is good because I can add the people’s choice section to make the list better. According to the comments I should add the following advertising agency to the list:
- Simapakhsh (If you know the correct link please add a comment)
- Final Target (If you know the correct link please add a comment)
- Noor (If you know the correct link please add a comment)
- ZIGMA8 | 360º Creative Communications
Advertising Agencies in Iran
Eshareh was established in 1996 as an advertising agency in Iran. During its 15 years of activity, through an organic growth the agency has transformed into a full-service marketing communications agency with a solution based approach. They believe that they will be able to realize their vision for effective & innovative marketing communications through up-to-date, well researched & localized professional knowledge.
Kanoon Iran Novin boasts a track record of over twenty years and offers a full marketing management services to companies and organizations. KIN is the preferred choice of pioneer and leading companies and organizations in the market, since it offers many benefits in the area of marketing and promotional activities to its clients.
The KMA Network is a group of Marketing Communications, Public Relations, Branding, and production companies, which have come together to deliver your brand’s message to the world. Established in Tehran in 2008 to fill the gap in the Iran’s marketing and communications industries, KMA now stands apart from traditional practices in the region because of its progressive, research-oriented approach and its open dialogue with clients.
KMA is one of the fastest growing agencies in the Middle East (Asia), with a team of over 20 dedicated professional international agencies; KMA Network currently operates from Tehran, Dubai, Beijing and London.
Lavan Marketing & Advertising
Born in 2008 and raised below the line of Farassoo International Group, Lavan Marketing & Advertising has evolved into a full-service agency. By combining creative thinking, strategic thinking and targeted execution, they deliver consolidated marketing plans essential to the success of businesses of any type. Also, being the marketing arm of Farassoo as the first IT Company of Iran for over a decade, their team is confident to offer first hand creative yet simple e-marketing solutions!
Carat is a Global Media Network, and the market leader in digital and diversified media solutions. They are part of Dentsu Aegis Network. Together they are 23,000 people in five continents, across 24 time zones, pioneering and delivering the most effective brand, media and digital communications, solutions for their clients.
Badkoobeh is a scientific, creative and full-service advertising company consists of impressive people. They are recognized as the most creative advertising agency in Iran by the International Advertising Association IAA. Badkoobeh is a full service advertising agency with 20 years’ experience of branding and advertising productions in television advertisements, industrial filming and advertising reports is fully prepared to satisfy the customers’ demands with effective methods.
Magnolia provides full-service marketing communications for both national and international clients, investing in their brands and providing for their everyday advertising and marketing need as well as long term development. They proudly provide this service across Persian speaking nations and work alongside various international organizations, often integrating global campaigns. With such a crossover they boast the ability to provide, international experience to their local clients, and local knowledge to their international clients. This two-way information flow proves to be invaluable for their customers among Iran’s developing marketing and advertising scene.
PGt is a multi-marketing solutions agency in Iran. They excel at everything to do with Marketing in Iran – one of the most interesting places in the world – which includes everything from Creative, Media Buying, Brand Management, PR & Event Management, and marketing strategy consultations.
They are proud to offer global ideals and experience coupled with complete local knowledge and culture. If you’re interested in Iran, PGt is the first place you should be looking. They know advertising in Iran.
Aein Honar Advertising
Aein Honar Advertising agency in Iran has been working since 1997 and as the one of the top 10 members of IRIB Advertising consortium and has successfully attracted the attention of a huge amount of advertisers. They exclusively own four high-impact medium as below:
- Advertising Handles : Bus handle advertising medium in Nation-wide urban transportation organization, subway and airport transportation. We have registered this medium in EU and we have some authorized agents among Asian and European countries.
- Handrail Media : Advertising on escalator handrails of subway, shopping malls and…
- Belt Media : Advertising on cashier belts of chain stores & Nationwide Air belt advertising
- Fillboard : Fillboard are an unmissable and highly accountable way to target motorists every time they fill up at petrol stations across the Iran.
And other advertising vehicles such as:
- 3D Sticker & Billboard
- Lenticular Stickers & Panels
- Lonalite Billboards
They have partnership relations with their suppliers around the world including Marketing and advertising companies and some of the most famous creative artists.
They design creative solutions for international companies’ marketing and branding procedure in the Iranian market, and they plan campaign message integration through communication channels, be they above the line, below the line, online and digital, or public relations. Four Mind started and grew by the members who have been passionate for providing premium marketing and advertising services to clients, and they believe the day they lose that passion is the day they will collapse.
Holding the official permit from Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance (MCIG) and being a member of the association of advertising agencies in Iran, the advertising association of TARHBARAN started up in 1999. Since the beginning, this association has initiated its activities in the fields of design and printing advertisement orders in the countrywide publications.
This in terms of the number of orders placed in newspapers with high circulation has made TARHABARAN one of the prominent organizations in the advertising industry owing to the cooperation of its good clients throughout the years and also its professional and unceasing performance in placing orders for advertisements in publications.
In the constant ever changing market ambiance of Iran along with the entrance of multinational companies with new needs and objectives and the poverty of Iran in new trends of marketing, the need for a professional advertising agency which could be a response to the needs of today world was overtly observed.
That was why the management team of Resaneh Khallagh with 40 years of accumulated advertising experience decided to establish Resaneh Khallagh in 2011 in Tehran. Resaneh khallagh is a full service, highly creative, performance driven communications planning agency committed to creative creation.
Maat advertising agency in Iran was established in 2005. Saham Bahrami and Niloufar Keshavarz founded the agency which was a complex of two companies, an art and advertising company.
What they offer:
- 360 degree campaign & media planning
- Media planning and buying
- Creative thinking/concept development
- Strategic brand planning
- Market research & analyze
- TV & Radio advertisement & home theater
- Outdoor media (media owner in Iran and large cities)
- Digital advertisement
- Public relation
- New Media
- Online & Digital
- Event planning and execution
Felesh Advertising Agency is among top 10 Iranian full service agencies providing its clients with 360 degree services in branding, marketing, communication, art works, creativity and advertising. Felesh Advertising Agency is a major outdoor media owner in Iran with at least 10,000 square meters outdoor media in forms of billboards, bridge-boards, mega billboards and lamp-posts throughout the country especially in Tehran, Tehran Karaj Freeway, Tehran Qom Freeway, Mazandaran Province, Mashad, Isfahan, Ahwaz and Gilan province.
The company owns one of the most extended and well equipped print house centers with modern machinery and experts in outdoor, indoor and offset printing. The company serves both domestic and international clients from different sectors including banks, insurance companies, FMCG producers, home appliances, food and beverage, dairy, fashion and clothing, construction, Automobile, home entertainment, household, medicine, malls and shopping centers, etc.
AVIDEH is a Brand & Marketing Agency in Iran-Tehran. They offer a wide range of design and marketing services which include direct and shared mail, business support materials, customer communication pieces, web development, email and social media campaigns, signage, demographic research and list acquisition as well as brand management consulting. They have the talent and skills to convey your specific branded message to the correct, targeted audience. Your projects are completed on time and on-budget.
They are in the business of getting people to be truly involved with their client’s products and services. White Space is a Branding Agency which specializes in creating and launching brands as well as rebranding. They deliver inspirational and actionable ideas to help their clients win in the marketplace. White Space also handles advertising and other forms of integrated marketing communication.
Ideparvaran is one of the most leading, professional and reputable advertising agencies in Iran. With nearly twenty years of activities in advertising, they are a successful advertising agency that develops campaigns from design to implementation … at the same time they have been active in media as the manager of the consortium for IRIB commercials from 1999 to 2015.
During these years, they have accomplished numerous advertising activities which have substantially increased their experiences. They have always based their activities on honesty, on commitment, on friendship, on teamwork, and above all, on respect. That is why they can say: “Trust our idea.”
They are a Outdoor advertising agency in Iran specializing in out-of-home advertising. This includes billboards, Metro advertising, point of purchase (Mashhad super markets), sign boards (Bike Station), LED Video Displays (Large Format TVs) and all other forms of outdoor media.
NoAdStudio is a leading company in providing online advertising services, online advertising consultant and website design. They have 12-years of experience in the field of advertising and design. They have cooperated with more than 80 private companies in the trading areas, manufacturing and services providing advertising and designing programs, which resulted in distinguishing and improving the position of NoAdStudio’s customers among competitors and their target group.
In the last few years, due to the market trends and the advantages that online advertising and digital marketing have over traditional advertising, NoAdStudio has mainly focused on online advertising such as digital marketing systems, email marketing, SEO, content marketing, advertising and marketing on social media, designing websites and special online advertising consultation.
Mahur Negar is a social media & digital agency with a start-up mentality. They are an independent, truly integrated advertising agency in Iran focused on building brand experiences that are humane, inventive, and inspirational. They do this with creatively driven work that connects brands to people and encourages talking, because whether we like it or not, the voice of one person speaks louder than any ad or idea they can ever create. They call that “being exponential” which is totally reflected in everything they do.
Un Adverting Group is based on creative and innovate concepts for better advertising and better effects of ads on human life. Being different is what they want to achieve and help their costumers to be. They believe in themselves and their destination. They live as individuals but work as a team.
KARGOSTAR marketing & advertising agency in Iran supports brands by utilizing a creative & unique way of thinking. They found their desire in your company’s advertising in order to reach your goals. They are fond of new challenges & modern advertising. Creating the simplest, but the best is their profession.
Zavin is the premier brand of design in the fields of Web design, Internet marketing and mobile services to private companies, brands and organizations offering their services in recent years. They offer advertising, design, and mobile services creating some of the best sites and advertisement carted to the Persian audience.
Advertising in social networks is relatively new in Iran and is expected to boom in the next five years. Namabrand is one of the pioneers of advertising on social networks. They have run effective campaigns for companies in the field of food, cosmetic, and household appliances, etc. They are capable of reaching a large audience through targeted advertising campaigns, which allow them to position their clients as premium brands in the competitive Iranian market.
Final Thoughts on Advertising Agencies in Iran
If you are looking for an advertising agency in Iran than above is a great starting point. There are many advertising agencies in Iran and this list is designed to get your marketing effort underway. I think Iran has a great future ahead of it and I feel the country will reestablish international trade and rebuild its ailing industries making it an economic powerhouse. With a population of over 78 million people (twice as large as Iraq or Saudi Arabia), this is a major market that has the potential to change the economic landscape of Central Asia (Middle East).
Now is the perfect time to engage in a conversation with an advertising agency in Iran. The market will be flooded with international products in the next decade after the sanctions are lifted and the longer you wait to enter the market the less opportunity your brand will have against your competitors. Contact one of the advertising agencies in Iran today, before it is too late!
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Note: I have not hired any of these advertising agencies in Iran and I do not have firsthand experience with their work. Also, most of the descriptions of the advertising agencies in Iran are taking from LinkedIn profiles or from the agency’s website.