In the current era, Sydney has become a major global hub in terms of economy and culture. As per the official “City of Sydney” portal, in June 2014 the estimated resident population was around 198,331 and Australian Bureau of Statistics shows that at the end of 2012, there were more than 83,000 actively trading small businesses in Sydney. To help the established as well as new businesses grow, many digital agencies have set up their shop in this metropolis. Here is a list of top 25 independent digital agencies from Sydney to look forward to in 2016.
Shameless Plug: TeamWave is an integrated software suite for digital agencies. Apps include CRM, Project Management, HRMS, Invoicing and more!
Established in 2006, The Monkeys specializes in planning, digital strategy, webisodes, websites design & development, web apps, mobile apps and social media. Since 2007, every year they have won plethora of awards. Recent ones are Clio Silver Awards, Mumbrella Idependpendent Agency of the Year Award, Aces Awards and many more. Most notable clients are brands like Intel, IKEA, Nestle, Sydney Opera House and Telstra.
Founded in 2013, Zero is focused on building digital products and services to transform the new age communication. Their specialization is in UI/UX design, computer science, product development and project management. Some of the notable clients include Wesfarmers, Kmart Tyre and Auto Service.
Established in 2003, Adrenalin media is 25 member strong and specialized in digital strategy, UX, website design, online marketing and enterprise application / software development. They have won B&T Digital Services Agency of the Year award in 2014. Their clients are leading brands like Canon, NAB, Volkswagen Group Australia, TAFE NSW, UNICEF, BPAY, UNSW and Woolworths.
Atlas was started in 2009 and today they work with some of the world renowned brands like Cisco, Toyota, Foxtel and Paramount Picture. The Atlas team specialises in digital branding, advertising, strategy, content and motion.
Founded in 2005, August is a full service digital agency that works at the intersection of compelling ideas, cutting edge technology, strategy and design to engage people, create meaningful conversation, build communities and develop systems. They won Victorian Digital Government Award in 2014 and their SWEP project won awards from United Nations Association of Australia & World Environment Day.
Founded in 2003, The White Agency is 120 member strong and specializes in strategy, creative and technology. Lexus, Nestle, Toyota and Disney are among their most prominent clients. They have won many awards like Midas, Mobie and Creative’s Hotshop.
Established in 2008, Future Büro combine creativity and technology to build digital experiences. Their expertise lies in digital strategy, management, technical development and creatives. Some of notable clients are Grinders, Lane, Paspaley, Nova and Toga.
Founded in 2001, Bang deploys “Business-to-people” communication strategy to create rich brand experience and meet business objectives. Their specialties includes branding, digital marketing, demand generation, Strategy, Creative and Sustainability Communications. Portfolio includes companies like Fujitsu, Vocus Communications, Di Jones, Servicenow, Nexon, Randstad, IBM and more.
Established in 2001, Bliss media operates from the offices in Sydney & Melbourne. Their focus is on achieving business outcomes. Expertise lies in digital strategy, UX design, consulting, technology, consumer research and workshops. Notable clients are Nintendo, Air New Zealand, CityLink, eheadpace, coffey and EnergyAustralia.
Founded in 2008, Captivate operates from offices in Sydney, Perth and Melbourne. Services offered by them includes experiential, integrated campaigns, social video activation, creative direction, social media app development, mobile app development and content strategy. Portfolio includes famous brands like Toyota, Colgate, Volkswagon, NAB, ESPN, LG and more.
Click2it was established in 2001 and now they specialize in e-commerce domain with many clients in fashion industry. Expert in working across varied set of platforms like Adobe Business Catalyst, Shopify, Magento and WordPress. Notable clients are Accru, Autonomy Online, Callafin, Clarence St Cyclery, Ellery, Complete Campsite, Glomesh and Jiwa 7.
Founded in 2001, Deepend now operates from offices in Sydney, Melbourne, New York and Rome. Specialities includes marketing, SEO/SEM, CRM, analytics, technology consultancy, UX, systems integration, social apps, e-commerce, Mobile Apps. Prominent clients are Virgin Active, Peters Ice Cream, Hamilton Island, Cooked, P&O, Foxtel and Merlin Entertainments.
Established in 2003, Digital Garden is highly specialized in Drupal related website development. From strategy, design, development, UX, mobile app to online marketing – they do it all. Clientele includes SGSCC, Gilbert+Tobin, Abacus Group, Harrris Partners, Suva, SummitCare and many more.
Founded in 2009, Frank Digital works at the intersection of strategy, creativity and technology. Expertise includes website, app design & development, campaigns, eCommerce, SEO & SEM, copywriting & content creation. Some of the notable clients are Fed Square, CityOfSydney, ACU, PARISI and Anne Street Partners.
Established in 2009, ebPearls is a full service digital agency working out of Sydney, Melbourne, London and Nepal. They are specialized in web design, eCommerce, mobile apps, social media & SEO. Prominent clients are McDonald’s, BAUER, Landor, Singtel and WWF.
Founded in 2007, Pollen has proven expertise in digital strategy, design & development, mobile apps, social media, integrated campaigns and UX. Clientele includes Aesop, Quay, eBay, Gumtre, Mitsubishi Motors, HCF, alleasing and more.
Established in 2007, Webling Interactive is a full service diigtal agency specializing in strategy, branding, mobile apps, eCommerce, CMS and CRM solutions. Clientele includes famous brands like McDonald’s, Fanta (CocaCola), Yates and acer.
Founded in 2008, Reborn is a 40 member strong digital creative agency delivering innovative and high quality projects based on insights. They specialize in eCommerce, sratregy & planning, social media, web development, content Marketing, influencer outreach, mobile & tablet apps. Notable clients are renowned brands like Colgate, L’Oréal Luxury, Peroni, Comvita, Fujifilm, Hyundai and Target.
Established in 2010, WiTH Collective specializes in communications strategy, channel planning, social media, CRM strategy, responsive website development for web, mobile & tablet. They recently won Mumbrella direct agency of the year award and 21st AIMIA awards in digital advertising (tourism, education). Clientele includes Airbnb, Fairfax, Pfizer, Quantas, Symantec and more.
Founded in 2009, Lash Creative specializes strategy, content, social media, custom CMS, mobile & tablet apps and e-Commerce. Their recent recognitions are AIMIA Awards 2015, AWWWARDS 2015, Sydney Design Awards 2014. Some of the notable clients are Sydney Opera House, LG, Hyundai, Warner Music, ING Direct, ASICS, Brambles, Tropfest, Omega and BPAY.
Established in 2001, GHO is specialized in digital strategy, creatives, integrated campaign, content creation, animation, user experience and design, mobile design and development, email marketing. Some of the notable clients are Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Western Sydney University, Count, REST and Bingle.
Founded in 1994, Gruden is a full service digital agency operating from Sydney, China and Malaysia. Expertise includes branding & campaign managment, social media, UI, UX, CQ DAM, Drupal, Sitecore, WP,PPC, SEO and eCommerce. Some of the notable clients are Ausgrid, Globus, Starbucks, NSW Goverment and Fairfax Media.
Founded in 1998, Bluearc has expertise in web content management, eCommerce Solutions, UX, .NET application development, mobile, mobile develpoment, SEO and social media. Notable clients are Westpac, Sydney Cricket & Sports Ground Trust (SCGT), Genea, HIA, Upskilled and OneSteel.
Established in 1999, webqem is a full service digital agency with 40 members and offices in Sydney, Auckland, Singapore and Hong Kong. Expertise includes eCommerce, content management, web development, iOS & Android development, Phone Gap, ColdFusion & PHP development and Social media management. Notable clients are Hyundai, Super Rugby, Shorty’s Liquor, Ozforex and OPSM.
Founded in 2009, MobeSeek is highly focused on mobile marketing, mobile websites, apps, game developement, mobile strategy, mobile experience & engagement. Most prominent clients are Vodafone, KTM, Renault, MINI and Homeloans ltd.
Please note that the listing is in no specific order.