50 Best Places to Work in Advertising and Marketing

NEW YORK — Advertising Age has releases its annual list of the 50 Best Places to Work in the advertising, marketing and media industry. The list is based on criteria including workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems, demographics and the employee experience.

This year’s “50 Best Places to Work” includes companies with 19 to over 1,000 employees representing over 18 states. From companies who think “Winter Fridays” are just as important as “Summer Fridays” to #TakeoutTuesday and unlimited paid time off to their company’s own “Idol,” these workplace environments focus on culture as much as they do corporate goals.

“The companies on Ad Age’s Best Places to Work represent the cream of the crop in marketing, advertising, media and ad technology,” said Deputy Editor Judann Pollack. “In these highly competitive fields, these 50 stand out for their best-in-class benefits, salaries and hiring practices, but also for creating a compelling culture in which employees are engaged, encouraged and valued. Talent has never been more important in marketing, and our Best Places to Work companies have proven that they can attract and retain the best in the business.”

The 2016 Best Places to Work list is a joint effort of Advertising AgeĀ and Best Companies Group. Companies from across the United States participated in the two-part survey process to determine Ad Age’s Best Places to Work. Any agency, ad tech, media company, or marketing division of a brand that’s been in business for more than one year with more than 15 full-time employees was eligible. Public, private, for-profit and non-for-profit businesses could all participate. The list was determined by feedback from two surveys. The first garnered information about employers’ offerings and the second was an employee survey to measure the workplace experience. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final ranking.

Below is the list of Ad Age’s 2016 Best Places To Work.

Ad Age’s 50 Best Places to Work

  1. Be Found Online, LLC (Chicago, IL)
  2. Redscout (New York, NY)
  3. Path Interactive (New York, NY)
  4. PwC Digital Services Experience Center (New York, NY)
  5. PMG (Fort Worth, TX)
  6. Fluent (New York, NY)
  7. Ervin & Smith (Omaha, NE)
  8. Elicit, LLC (Minneapolis, MN)
  9. The Ramey Agency (Jackson, MS)
  10. Elite SEM (New York, NY)
  11. Publicis Health Media (Philadelphia, PA)
  12. UberMedia (Pasadena, CA)
  13. Metamarkets (San Francisco, CA)
  14. Unified (New York, NY)
  15. Young & Laramore (Indianapolis, IN)
  16. Cogent Entertainment Marketing (New York, NY)
  17. Sterling-Rice Group (Boulder, CO)
  18. Cossette Chicago (Chicago, IL)
  19. Amnet Group (Fort Worth, TX)
  20. Clark/Nikdel/Powell (Winter Haven, FL)
  21. Red Door Interactive (San Diego, CA)
  22. JW Player (Brooklyn, NY)
  23. Foursquare (New York, NY)
  24. VS/BROOKS Branding/Communications (Miami, FL)
  25. AppLovin (Palo Alto, CA)
  26. Acceleration Partners (Needham, MA)
  27. Revcontent (Sarasota, FL)
  28. Unruly (New York, NY)
  29. Hanapin Marketing (Bloomington, IN)
  30. Integral Ad Science (New York, NY)
  31. Connelly Partners (Boston, MA)
  32. Hitchcock Fleming & Associates, (hfa) (Akron, OH)
  33. BusinessOnline (San Diego, CA)
  34. The VIA Agency (Portland, ME)
  35. Prolific Interactive (Brooklyn, NY)
  36. Chacka Marketing (Tampa, FL)
  37. McKee Wallwork + Company (Albuquerque, NM)
  38. TripleLift (New York, NY)
  39. Accordant Media (New York, NY)
  40. McBeard Social Media Agency (Los Angeles, CA)
  41. Ready Set Rocket, LLC. (New York, NY)
  42. Figliulo & Partners LLC (New York, NY)
  43. Mekanism (San Francisco, CA)
  44. Intermarkets, Inc. (Reston, VA)
  45. LaneTerralever (Phoenix, AZ)
  46. Contently (New York, NY)
  47. PANDORA MEDIA, INC (Oakland, CA)
  48. Venables Bell & Partners (San Francisco, CA)
  49. Beeby Clark+Meyler (Stamford, CT)
  50. Kepler Group (New York, NY)