Top 10 Digital Marketing Agencies in Kenya 

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Written By El Gwaro

Are you looking for the best digital marketing agencies in Kenya? You’re in the right place. With tens of digital marketing agencies in Nairobi and hundreds across the nation, how will you know which agency offers the best services and delivers what it claims?

It’s time-consuming to find the best agencies considering all the information available. So, we’ve made it easier for you. Through extensive research; we’ve come up with a list of the best digital marketing agencies – including ourselves, based on history, clientele, awards, and services. 

Here we go. 

1. The Digital Monkeys 

TDM is a digital transformation partner for national and international corporate entities striving to make an impact on society through their products and services. They offer unparalleled branding, social media and content marketing, advertising, and web design services. Since they started operations in 2016, they’ve worked with leading companies and brands to deliver digital experiences that transcend the norm. TDM powered the 2019 Census through education and awareness campaigns, reignited the conversation on child’s education planning under Britam’s insurance product, and more recently charged Kenya Association of Manufacturer’s push for growth in the manufacturing sector.  They exist to enable clients to become high-performance businesses. They’ve won awards from the Digital Media Awards, affirming their dedication to offering clients the most value possible. 

  • Website: www.tdm.co.ke
  • Location: Pergola Flats, Valley Road, Nairobi
  • Phone: 0715958708

2. Scanad Marketing Ltd

Scanad is a leading African marketing service agency that creates work that consumers like to share. It brings together brilliant people to focus on building lasting relationships between clients and their audiences. It has been around since 1982, being at the forefront of shaping the Kenyan marketing industry. Some of the leading minds in the industry who run the company have taken charge of major marketing campaigns from top brands, including Safaricom, Nokia, Unilever, and L’Oreal, among others. Scanad has scooped numerous awards in the prestigious APA Kenya Lories Award Show and Marketing Society of Kenya Awards, just to name a few. 

  • Website: www.scanad.com
  • Location: 5th, The Chancery Building Valley Road, Nairobi
  • Phone: 0793 554657

3. Belva Digital

Established in 2012 by Fred Kithinzi, Belva Digital is a performance digital marketing agency in Nairobi that successfully delivers brands to consumers and stakeholders. Every marketing campaign it indulges in takes an integrated approach focused on customer touchpoints and aimed at creating unique experiences for customers. Its portfolio comprises well-recognized brands such as Little Ride, Qwetu Living, Chase Bank, and MyDawa. During the 2022 Digital Media Awards, Belva Digital took home several awards to top up its collection of trophies won over the past decade. 

4. Dragonfly Limited

Dragonfly is a midsized integrated and independent marketing agency offering 360 advertising solutions to top brands in the East African region. By approaching every idea through a fresh lens and employing thoughtfulness in its processes, Dragonfly creates marketing solutions that are unique and effective upon execution. That’s the strategy it has used to deliver results to brands such as Pembe, Unga Wa Dola, Nutella, and Madison Insurance. Its specialty is in animations, branding, and web & app design. Among its many achievements are 7 DMA Awards, 2 African Crystal Awards, and 3 Muse Creative Awards. 

5. Squad Digital

A Scan Group and WPP Network agency, Squad Digital is an award-winning digital marketing company supporting brands in Kenya, Tanzania, Nigeria, Ghana, and Dubai. Its unique advertising approach based on the understanding that mobile is the most important medium to connect and engage people today has enabled it to deliver successful digital campaigns to a diverse clientele across industries. Some top brands that have trusted Squad Digital to deliver results include M-Shwari by Safaricom, APA, Equity Bank, and Philips. Its achievement collection includes African Cristal, SOMA, Loeries, Marketing Society of Kenya, and Dubai Lynx awards. 

  • Website: www.squaddigital.com 
  • Location: First Floor, Kalamu House, Off Brookside Dr, Nairobi
  • Phone: 0709 869500

6. Tessera Communication Ltd

Tessera is a brand strategy and communications agency that employs a multi-agency collaborative model to deliver creative solutions to businesses and brands. It acts as the lead strategic agency during marketing campaigns, unifying creatives and performers, setting the pace, and executing clear preparations to attain successful outcomes. Tessera began operations in 2014 with four young women who had sought to meet the demand for marketing services that involve multiple agencies who work together to solve communication problems, hence its Multi-Agency model. It has worked with Safaricom, Shabiki, Pfizer, and Mayfair, among others. Besides business, its founders are strong believers in equality and female empowerment. So, they established the Samburu Girls Foundation.

  • Website: www.tesseraltd.com 
  • Location: Dari Business Park, Ngong Rd, Nairobi
  • Phone: 0799 529329

7. Creative VMLY&R

Creative VMLY&R started in 1995 as a design studio striving to capture the emerging digital transformation market by providing 360-degree communications to clients. Over the years, it has grown into one of the best creative agencies in the region and, in 2014, partnered with prestigious networks to form the current brand. The agency develops marketing strategies based on well-defined business outcomes and simple human truths. It also adopts strategic thinking through the introspection of qualitative and quantitative information. It was the first agency in Kenya to win the Cannes Lions Awards, first in 2015 and then in 2017. Some of its most recognizable past clients include Crown Paints, EABL, and Broadways Bakery.

  • Website: www.creative.co.ke 
  • Location: 1st Floor, Nine Grove, Grevillea Grove, Nairobi
  • Phone: 020 3750665

8. Oxygene Marketing & Communications Limited

Oxygene is an independent integrated communications agency that champions integrations of the communications disciplines, people, culture, and relationships to capture audiences and incite action. It’s a multidisciplinary agency with talented people from different backgrounds who are inspired to think about products, businesses, and their problems uniquely. It serves clients in technology, financial services, manufacturing, healthcare, and the public sector. Huawei, Chase bank, KRA Tropical Brands, and KDIC are some of the top clients who have sought Oxygene’s services. In 2021, Oxygène MCL PR arm won the Global SABRE Award in the Government Agencies category for its Kazi Mtaani campaign. 

  • Website: www.oxygene.co.ke 
  • Location: 6th Flr. Lenana Towers 843 Lenana Road, Nairobi
  • Phone: 0798 204476

9. Growthpad Digital Consulting

Growthpad was founded in 2017 by Duncan, a former Google employee, as a people and technology-driven startup striving to empower medium-sized businesses to build their next growth phase through digital media. Over the years, the agency has grown to a 15 full-time team serving medium-sized and large enterprises. In its large portfolio is Sidian Bank, HP, ASUS, Vision, Zenka, and Oxfam, among others who have benefited from high-quality services of delivering marketing campaigns across various digital channels. It is committed to building innovative solutions that drive individual and business growth, as evident from the many good ratings on Clutch – a B2B Ratings and reviews platform. 

  • Website: www.growthpad.co.ke 
  • Location: 2nd Floor, JGO Building, Ikigai Lavington, James Gichuru Road, Nairobi
  • Phone: 0701 850850

10. Brand2D

Brand2D is an interactive design agency specializing in online branding and social media marketing. It was founded in 2009 by Dan Nduati. Its approach is built on research, experience, interaction, and feedback which offers clients an effective online presence. Businesses that wish to transition from a simple idea to being described by the target audience as cool can leverage Brand2D’s expertise. Some recognizable campaigns it has done include Skin Ready by Nivea Men; You Choco Skin is all shades of Beautiful by Nivea; Unapologetically Loud by KFC and Top Level Farmer by Unga. Brand2D has won several awards, including Best Digital Campsin 2014 in the Marketing Society of Kenya. 

  • Website: www.brand2d.com 
  • Location: Nelleon Place, Rhapta Road, Nairobi
  • Phone:  0717 663220

Conclusion 

Notably, most of Kenya’s top digital marketing agencies serve medium or large businesses and brands. Therefore, if you’re a marketing director of an entity under this category and want to power your next marketing campaign effectively to create a better impact on your target audiences, these agencies could be your best starting point. 

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