Advertising Agencies in Shanghai
Today I would like to take a look at some of the advertising agencies in Shanghai. There are many different advertising agencies in Shanghai and I would like to introduce a few companies. I hope you find these agencies useful. If you are looking for advertising agencies in Beijing I wrote a post here. Most of the descriptions are taking from LinkedIn profiles or from the agency’s website.
aeiou was created to be a different type of advertising agency, run by creative people, a creatively led company that exists to create strong and provocative relationships between good companies and their consumers. They are creative, but creative within a discipline, creative for a reason, creative to make their clients more successful. Specialties include Marketing Strategies, Communication Plan, Creative Development, Design, Consumer Engagement, Innovation Process Management, and Consumer Insight.
Thread Design is a creative agency with a local and international team who apply design thinking to brand experience creation. Stemming from their specialty in identity, they cover all corners of strategic design and communications. They design websites, build and develop them or craft advertising campaigns, and roll them out where ever they are needed, but most of all they create visual identity systems that will last forever. Their expertise in F&B, hospitality, sustainable lifestyle and fashion industries in China and the Asia Pacific region has landed them great opportunities to work with notable market leaders and entrepreneurial brands in key market entry and launch initiatives and website development. Clients include: Disney, Gap, Hertz, Ford, Duke University, Westminster University, and Standard Chartered.
Ignite is an idea driven marketing communication agency. They have a 50 people team working on HEK Foods, NIIT Training Network, Jinjiang Inn,Papa John’s Pizza, Donut King, PowerDekor Woodfloor, Kahrs Woodfloor. They are also doing projects for Allianz, Bank of Communication, HSBC, Royal Salute, The Glenlivet, Jameson, Ballantine’s, Chivas, Texas Instrument & Prologis. Established on July 1, 2004 in Shanghai, now they are proud to be an agency with international standards. Services: Consumer Insights, Brand Strategy Development, Communication Campaign, Graphic Design, Store Design and Video Development, Social Media Marketing, Event planning and management.
4. Inhouse Web
At Inhouse Web they make beautiful, intuitive websites in both English and Chinese. They are a Shanghai-based web agency that provides end-to-end solutions and industry-best service levels to local and foreign customers. They have an extensive global network and strong relationships with Chinese service providers, for whom long-term relationships and a local presence are essential. They empower their clients by delivering the latest technology in intuitive, user friendly packages that look great and have seamless bilingual functionality. Inhouse Web delivers service that anticipates your needs before you do. If you outsource web services, consider going Inhouse.
5. SH PREMIUM
Based in Shanghai, SH PREMIUM represents top international Directors, Cinematographers, Production Designers, and VFX Artists in the Asian market. They boast a diverse group of experienced, high-caliber film professionals from all over the world. They are versatile, capable of delivering world-class beauty, car, sports, kids, comedy, as well as tabletop spots. Since delving into the Asia market, SH PREMIUM has been working steadily in China and developing our presence in Taiwan, Thailand, Singapore, and Vietnam. They are the first rep agency in China to represent film professionals in the TVC/Advertising industry in Asia.
6. NIM Digital
NIM Advertising is one of China’s leading digital agencies that provides integrated digital marketing service. It was founded in 2004 and grew from a pure digital media buying agency to a full-service digital agency whose services span from digital-led brand strategy, digital creative and production, digital media planning and buying, SEM/SEO, to social content and community management. NIM became a member of Omnicom Media Group in 2012.
The group provides professional services in six platforms, namely creative, media, PR, exhibition, entertainment, road show. The service covers 11 provinces and over 40 cities. Among their clients are listed some Fortune Global 500 enterprises such as AB-Inbev, Sharp and BASF, also some domestic enterprises such as China Telecom, China Mobile and Greenland Group. In 2007 the group was evaluated as one of ‘China’s best 37 brands in advertising’ by China Advertising Assiociation and CHINAdvertising, and was awarded the title ‘Breakthrough of 2009 in China’s Advertising Industry’ by CHINAdvertising and by, the famous evaluation organization, CR3.
Greenhouse Core is a multidisciplinary creative studio based in Shanghai. It is focused on strategic design using traditional & EXPERIENTIAL arts, as well as new media, to communicate. In brief, their areas of expertise are Creative Concept development, Branding and Art Direction, Space Design, Live Interactive Video Mapping, New Media Design, Advertising, Film and Video Production, Online campaigns, Event Production and Interactive Applications. Greenhouse Core is also one of the few companies in Shanghai with the capacity to develop new media and technology projects with a creative, innovative and multicultural vision from conception to realization. Their professional team has extensive experience and deep understanding of the Asian, American and European markets. They combine design studio quality with the artistic values and functionality of a communication agency.
WildDesign is one of China’s leading international design agencies. Their 360 degree design approach includes market research, trend analysis, marketing strategy, branding, and product design. They specialize in China branding, and are a trendsetter in life science and medical design. Description by WILDDESIGN.
With an equal focus on creativity and accountability, Draftfcb is committed to producing brilliant ideas that change consumer behavior. As a global, fully integrated marketing communications agency operating against a single P&L, Draftfcb provides clients with highly collaborative, channel-neutral thinking that delivers engagement and, most importantly, action. With nearly 140 years of combined expertise, Draftfcb has roots in both consumer advertising and behavioral, data-driven direct marketing. The Draftfcb network spans 150 offices in 90 countries and employs nearly 9,000 people.
JungleFish efficiently combines branding and product innovation in their portfolio of services, creating new brands, developing meaningful visual identities and designing innovative products for local markets and abroad. With German founders and an international team of experienced designers, the agency is well prepared to serve clients from very diverse industries: food and other consumer goods, household appliances, medical devices, consulting services, construction materials, industrial equipment and pharmaceuticals. JungleFish has been known to frequently surprise its clients with innovative solutions for their design needs. Understanding what matters to people is what drives innovation, so the company’s design process is research-based with a strong focus on the user. Description by JungleFish.
3digitalminds is a full service digital agency with strong capabilities in digital strategy consulting. They master the whole digital value chain and are passionate and innovative in driving revenue and profit through the web. They work for international advertising agencies (Saatchi & Saatchi), large cooperations (Citibank), 3C brands (BenQ), OEM manufacturers (Everlight), SMEs and start-ups. Description by Creativehunt.com
Lantern specializes in brand identity and design for all types of digital and print media. The company’s design style is clear, consistent, appropriate, and thoughtful. Previous international clients include Starbucks, Thomson Reuters, and McKinsey, plus local favorites such as Shui On Group, Sherpa’s, Element Fresh and Shanghai Talk. Description by Lantern.
Final Thoughts on Advertising Agencies in Shanghai
There are many, many, many advertising agencies in Shanghai and this is just a small list. I have previously wrote about advertising agencies in China, advertising agencies in Beijing and Social Media Marketing Companies in China but I have seen many search quarries about advertising agencies in Shanghai, which is why I decided to write this list. I hope it is a good start for your search and if you have any questions about advertising agencies in Shanghai feel free to leave a comment or email me.