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Top 19 list of Advertising Agencies in Indonesia

Agencies in Indonesia

Indonesia is an archipelago comprising thousands of islands. With an estimated total population of over 252 million people, Indonesia is the world’s fourth-most-populous country. Indonesia is the world’s most populous Muslim-majority nation, at 87.2% in 2010, with the majority being Sunni (99%). This leads to unique advertising and marketing strategies that must be tailored to the religious majority. With it’s large population and religious practices, foreign brands and companies should consider working with one of the many local advertising agencies in Indonesia.

So now, I would like to introduce some of the advertising agencies in Indonesia. There are many different advertising agencies in Indonesia and I would like to introduce a few award winning companies. Below is a list of some of the more famous advertising agencies in Indonesia, but I have also mixed in some of the local or smaller agencies. This is designed to give you a starting point for finding advertising agencies in Indonesia.

Most of the descriptions are taking from LinkedIn profiles or from the agency’s website.

*User Input*

Often times after I write these lists, I will get comments from users informing me about advertising agencies that they feel I missed in my research. Like I have always said, I conduct research to help people find agencies in Asia. I am not perfect and sometimes miss good agencies. Thank you for the input and information. Here are a few agencies in Indonesia that you all thought should be on the list:

advertising Agencies in Indonesia

Advertising Agencies in Indonesia

Bright

Brightstars is a digital media company specialized to accommodate advertisers need on digital campaign. It’s all about integrating digital creative strategy and they offer a measurable result for your brand. They are offer: Campaign strategy, Social Media Management and Strategy, Website and Mobile Site Development, Mobile Application Development, and Online Application Development.

Grey

Grey is one of the ten largest advertising agencies in the world, with offices in over 83 countries. It has one overriding focus: to produce truly great creative work, to produce work that soars, makes us proud and fosters the brand relationship with consumers—work that helps our clients prosper. Grey Worldwide provides highly creative services including brand ideas and strategies, brand planning, creative development and production. Our agency is organized into four geographical units: North America; Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA), Asia-Pacific and Latin America.

Ydigital

They are a digital performance consultancy in the Mountain Ventures SEA Group. Through their data driven approach, they create measurable and profitable digital solutions and campaigns for clients of all sizes. They believe that true value is created by long-term partnerships. That is why they walk side by side with each client all the way from strategy creation to implementation and optimization.

Landor Jakarta

Welcome to Landor Jakarta. They are located in the economic and political capital of Indonesia, a fascinating city of vast contrasts. They bring strategic rigor and creativity to everything they do. Their portfolio includes Adaro, Astra International, BII, BNI (Bank Negara Indonesia), Danamon, Garuda Indonesia, Indosat, Kalbe, MedcoEnergi, Pertamina, and Trans Studio.

Foiniks

One of the best digital based service companies which answers the fast-changing media and technology landscapes in digital marketing industries. They create and propose solutions to their clients which include adopting innovations as the core.

They deliver vision, highly-effective and potentially award-winning solutions that people acknowledge. In building the organization, they shaped the culture of their organization based on the principles of integrity, professionalism, and value for the clients.

Y&R Indonesia

Y&R Indonesia launched in January 2004 with regional clients Chevron, Ford and Singapore Tourism Board. In 2006, the agency officially became Y&R Indonesia and in subsequent years added Danone Water, Danone Dairy, Softex, Belfoods, Boeringer Ingelheim and LG to its list of client partners. Today, Y&R Indonesia provides a fully integrated communications solution for its clients with a growing team across creative, strategy, account, production, activation and digital.

BLVBOOK

Blvbook (pronounce “bluebook”) is a boutique creative agency that specializes in branding and related creative disciplines. Blvbook believes that good design always comes with a good strategy and both combined elevate your results to a higher level. But good design is what motivates and moves people. Blvbook does not use fancy, often trademarked, names for their process. The design process has to be transparent and accessible. Their expertise is what makes the difference.

Blvbook does small and big projects. Each has their own challenges, which they take on with equal enthusiasm. Blvbook is based in Jakarta, Indonesia, and has experience across 5 countries in 3 continents. Brands that have experienced this are Alfa Romeo, Imperial Tobacco, Indofood, Sony Ericsson, Ministry of Trade Indonesia, Johnnie Walker, Indosat and Listerine.

Ogilvy Worldwide Jakarta

“What has always defined Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide is its ability to build brands. The difference is that building brands today requires a keen understanding of how new communications technology, new channels, and vibrant creativity combine. This is a world where the consumer is now in control, and consumer insight is paramount, and so the quality and diversity of our people are vital.”

“A contemporary outlook and true cultural attunement are much more important in a world where there is a new mandate for our business. That mandate is integrated communications and our response, what we call 360 Degree Brand Stewardship® , means a willingness to use the broadest array of tools and techniques to understand, develop and enhance the relationship between a consumer and a brand.”

Olrange

They are a fresh digital ranch formed by a group of digital enthusiast. Their experts have been around the field for a while. Done this, done that, but never have enough of it. They never stop finding and learning new insights, to take you somewhere new. Basically, they deliver complete solution for your digital concerns. They go through all metrics to give you exquisite ideas that work. So, you can leave the dirty work for them, sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride.

VML

VML is a global marketing agency that delivers forward-thinking ideas and solutions for the world’s most influential brands, including: MillerCoors brands Coors and Coors Light, Charter Communications, Colgate-Palmolive, COBRA PUMA GOLF, Dell, Gatorade, the Kellogg Company, Kimberly-Clark, Krispy Kreme, Microsoft, NAPA AUTO PARTS, PepsiCo, Southwest Airlines, U.S. Soccer, Tennessee Tourism, Wendy’s and Xerox.

ilzicorp

ilzicorp is a passionate digital marketing agency based in Jakarta, Indonesia. They provide complete custom digital marketing solution for vary scale of business  from start-up, small, medium, and corporate to accomplish your commercial objectives. By outsourcing your digital marketing campaign to a professional & experienced team, that offers quality services, will give you more time to focus on developing your products.

JWT Jakarta

I have added JWT to almost all of my agency lists because they are still the best around. “From an old-haunted house where restless & wildest minds reside during the day and party at night, to becoming one of the most reputable agency in the country. Winning agency of the year 3 years in a row and recently voted by marketers as the best of the best agency in town, the agency really have a lot to thank all the ghosts and souls that work day and night to make this all happen.”

Handoko

Handoko was established in 2004 by Peter Colman and Surja Handoko, each partner bringing into the mix their varied and rich experiences in the world of marketing and advertising. Peter had previously been a joint partner in TBWA Indonesia, where he successfully shepherded the company through the tough economic climate of the Asian financial crisis in 1998. Surja had risen to the position of Head of Marketing for HM Sampoerna, Indonesia’s biggest tobacco company, before the two met and decided to create their own agency.

Handoko soon became the hottest local shop in the country, known for their ground-breaking work for local clients such as telco provider AXIS, as well as globally-known brands like Danone and Unilever. Recently, the agency has bolstered its client roster by winning two prestigious new accounts, Pertamax (the government-owned premium fuel brand) and BNI (one of the largest national banks in Indonesia).

Wunderman Jakarta

Consistently ranked among the world’s top digital, CRM and mobile agencies, Wunderman delivers deeply connected brand experiences, consumer engagements, data and insights, and healthcare marketing solutions that build brands and businesses.

They blend creative, data and technology to connect customers to moments that truly matter, ranging from big iconic moments to deeply personal moments that recognize individuality. Founded by Lester Wunderman in 1958, the agency now has 175 offices in 60 countries. Best Buy, Citibank, Coca-Cola, Ford, Microsoft, Novartis, Pfizer, Telefónica, Shell, United Health Group and leading local brands are among their clients. Wunderman is part of WPP.

Brand Partner

Proud (yet humbled) to be recognized and trusted by hundreds of micro- small-medium enterprises in Indonesia as their brand and marketing consultant. Since 2008, BP has helped hundreds of clients develop their brand foundation and marketing strategy that has driven their growth and success in the market.

Their goal is to be a resource for any small businesses who wants to improve and develop their business with a high degree of quality and professional services. As an agency that focuses on helping their clients develop, they work on many strategic ways to make an impact. Whether you’re a start-up or an established company, they can make an impact.

Leo Burnett Indonesia

In the last few years, Leo Burnett Indonesia has brought home ‘Best of Outdoor’, ‘Best of Integrated Campaign’, ‘Best of Radio’ and in 2013, ‘Best of TV’ for McDonald’s ‘Holding Hands’. With 27 Shortlisted across almost all categories, including the craft categories, bringing home 15 metals; 1 Best of Medium, 1 Gold, 5 Silvers and 7 Bronzes.

With almost 80 years of creating iconic campaigns, Leo Burnett Worldwide believes that creativity can change behavior. A HumanKind communications company, it operates with a simple and singular approach: put a brand’s purpose at the center of communications to truly connect with people. Part of Publicis Groupe, Leo Burnett Worldwide is one of the world’s largest agency networks with 98 offices and nearly 10,000 employees.

Holborn

Holborn is your go-to-guy when it comes to creative communication and marketing. They are the unification of creativity, social engagement and digital marketing. Combining what you need and what you expect; they have strong local insights and they also execute smartly and effectively.

Indonesia Advertising

Indonesia Advertising is an advertising agency in Indonesia, located in the bustling city of Jakarta. We specialize in advertising and social media as well as business marketing to promote or launch a business kine in Indonesia from across the world strategy to enter Indonesia market. Provide our expertise in entering the Indonesia market; develop the advertise campaign, selecting the media support, market research and also targeting the right customer. This help provide the business to be a part of the Indonesia market as it express themselves to the world.

Rise Indonesia

They are a new breed advertising & design agency that offers full service. Their user-centric approach is always the requisite to help their clients achieve their objectives. Their principle in producing creative yet effective communication is manifested through smart thinking, impeccable craft & client relationship based on high level of trust & respect.

Final thoughts on advertising agencies in Indonesia

This is just a small list of advertising agencies in Indonesia and I’m sure there are many, many more. I would love to hear about any advertising agencies in Indonesia that you have worked with and what experiences you had working with them. Please leave a comment and let me know.

If this list was not what you were looking for than maybe you should check out  the top advertising agencies around Asia.

Here are a few other infographics and articles you might find interesting:

 

Note: I have not hired any of these agencies and I do not have firsthand experience with their work.

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31 Comments

  • Reply
    Robby Djohan
    July 23, 2015 at 4:24 am

    for me , the best advertising agency in Jakarta , Indonesia would be Milestone. quite happy with their work and fast service they provide. local agency with international quality, some of the above agency you mentioned above are not even listed on the directory 🙂
    http://www.milestone.co.id if you want to check out more

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    Joshua Sadikin
    September 1, 2015 at 1:18 am

    menambahkan ad agency yg terbaik menurut saya
    1 . Lowe
    2. Milestone Integrated Marketing Solutions
    3. Saatchi Saatchi

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    Mr. Sharz
    September 1, 2015 at 2:04 am

    I agree with you Robby, I think milestone.co.id should be placed on the top 5 of this list

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    Fajri Nurjadin
    September 13, 2015 at 9:56 pm

    sort of agree to disagree with you @chairmanmigo. i would strongly suggest you add more list and add agencies such as : Saatchi & Saatchi, Matari, Lowe and Milestone Integrated Marketing Solutions as the other top credible advertising agency in Indonesia

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      Chairman Migo
      September 13, 2015 at 10:48 pm

      Hey Fajri,

      Thanks to your comment and the other comments above, I have updated the article to reflect what users feel. I hope that helps everyone that comes to this post. Thanks again for the info. I try to provide the best info, but sometimes I miss an agency or two. Its hard to know which ones are best when there are hundreds of agencies out there. That is why I love comments, it makes the list better.

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    Agung Eka
    September 15, 2015 at 11:42 pm

    mau nambah juga yah: Tequila\Digital – TBWA\Indonesia, as one of the new breed digital agency who offer 360 degree digital approach of Paid, Owned, Earned, and Search.
    check out for more at tequilad.com

  • Reply
    Margareta Napitupulu
    September 21, 2015 at 11:42 pm

    nicely researched buddy. some familiar name of agencies you have!. i would highly recommend Milestone Integrated Marketing Solutions as one of the best advertising agency i have worked with. Never heard of Tequila before mate

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    Daniel Winata
    September 22, 2015 at 11:06 am

    It has been an absolute pleasure working with the team at Milestone. The incredible service, from start to finish has been efficient and professional. We chose Milestone Integrated Marketing Solutions as our brand consultant / brand agency they stood out from the other companies in their creative and enthusiastic approach. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a good and credible brand consultant or brand agency in Indonesia.

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    Yulia Deliyanthi
    November 4, 2015 at 6:20 am

    Agree with some of you, i would recommend Milestone Indonesia as one of the best ad agency in town and very happy with their service.

  • Reply
    John
    November 4, 2015 at 10:48 am

    Great list, Migo! Thanks for sharing. They are all key partners. In this sense, may I suggest my great source of the best digital agencies in Indonesia: http://www.topinteractiveagencies.com/digital-directory/asia/indonesia

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    Nurina Darmawan
    November 23, 2015 at 1:17 am

    Nice List dude! the best brand consultant and ad agency i’ve known so far is Milestone. http://www.milestone.co.id
    top notch service and creative output

  • Reply
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    November 24, 2015 at 8:36 am

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  • Reply
    fqdani
    December 11, 2015 at 2:58 am

    why there’s no Digileaps on the list? if I were not wrong Digileaps is no Uno in Indonesia.

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    Haryono
    December 26, 2015 at 12:40 am

    I thinks Adplus.co.id a good advertising agency.. 🙂

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    heryanto
    January 21, 2016 at 10:54 am

    List yang cukup menarik. Thank you untuk beberapa referral nya. Saya coba menghubungi salah satu daftar yang ada dan sudah engage dengan ad agency bernama Milestone untuk campaign Nida Rooms kami. Terima kasih Mr Chairmanmigo

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    Bijak Dipanegara
    January 21, 2016 at 10:18 pm

    Anda benar pak Heryanto sebab selain merupakan perusahaan Advertising Agency Milestone.co.id sudah lama dikenal sebagai salah satu penyedia jasa Graphic Design dan Brand Consultant terkemuka di Indonesia. Hal ini dapat dilihat dari portfolio dan project yang pernah mereka garap.

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    Romi Widjaja
    March 17, 2016 at 6:01 am

    Thanks for the list of good creative agency in Indonesia. i agree with some of the above comments. Milestone and JWT is one of the best advertising agency in Indonesia. Couldn’t be more happier with their prompt service and results.

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    Azzahra
    April 17, 2016 at 7:02 am

    Thank you for the explanation, the article Top 19 list Advertising Agencies in Indonesia is so I need, By. Types of Advertising

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    Mezaic
    April 19, 2016 at 1:40 pm

    Its great. You have listed almost of the top Advertising agencies in Jakarta.

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    Paramita Nainggolan
    April 26, 2016 at 10:11 pm

    Nice article! most of the listed agency were well described above. Milestone, Mirum and Colman Ideas are very good indeed.

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    Yoga Wisenoe
    May 18, 2016 at 5:16 am

    list advertising agency yang cukup baik dan menyeluruh. Nama nama pemain lama advertising agency di indonesia. terima kasih list ini amat membantu. untuk agency yang lokal disebutkan nama seperti matari, milestone dan fortune. turut bangga agency lokal dapat bersaing dengan agency internasional

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    Anwar Fahmi
    May 19, 2016 at 4:37 am

    Digital Marketing Agency is the best.http://synthesisindonesia.co.id/about/

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    Annisa Maulida
    July 18, 2016 at 11:48 pm

    Nice article! most of the listed agency were well described above. Milestone, Mirum and Colman Ideas are very good indeed. One more, the rising star agency: Growmint http://growmint.com/

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    [email protected]
    July 26, 2016 at 11:43 pm

    Many thanks for the list @chairmanmigo. i strongly believe some of the agencies you mentioned above such as JWT, Milestone, Grey and Ogilvy are the best in the business in terms of service.

  • Reply
    Nguyen Duy Thai
    August 7, 2016 at 1:32 am

    Hi, thanks you for the list. Could you please provide me some companies that have invoicing payment method (facebook agency account). My email [email protected]. Thank you.

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    Dexter Poluan
    October 13, 2016 at 5:55 am

    Growmint? Rubbish.. we do not wanted to hire them as they’re not professional. totally rubbish.

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    hasan joe
    December 15, 2016 at 12:53 am

    plus one more from me, namely: digital agency jakarta

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    swifmediagroup
    April 10, 2017 at 2:10 pm

    Hi I am looking for company that can help us with our in app advertising. my email address is [email protected] Terima kasih.

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    beni
    September 27, 2017 at 2:43 am

    Terima kasih atas informasinya

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    Reneri
    January 9, 2018 at 11:58 pm

    Helpful list. i strongly agree with some of the list above for branding agency you cannot go wrong with Makki Makki and Milestone Indonesia.
    try to list down the digital agency if possible in jakarta, surabaya and bali if possible. other cities are growing on a fast pace.

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