Branding · Advertising

What are some recommendations for sf-based fintech creative and ad agencies?


January 6th, 2015

Looking for recommendations on creative and ad planning agencies in the fintech arena (these are most likely two distinct shops).

For creative side, this is essentially a branding job -- am open to any creative shops who excel in both print and online work. Really important that they've worked in consumer space ideally with a proven fintech record. 

On planning side:
a) should have solid experience in fintech, ideally with a lot of startup experience
b) have worked offline (esp. mail) and online (with lots of cross-channel planning and tracking experience)
c) deep expertise in lead generation for fintech

All recommendations most gratefully received.


January 6th, 2015

We've worked with Spritz (  Happy to make an intro if you'd like.  We took meetings with a few agencies and I'd certainly advise the same. 

Tobin Trevarthen Chief Narrative Officer, Spark

January 6th, 2015

are you looking specifically for ad agency, media agency or pr agency or combination? Toby

Tracy Lloyd

January 6th, 2015

Hi Eoin,

Our agency Emotive Brand works with a lot of bay area tech start-ups. We focus on brand strategy and have a full design team to bring the brand to life. Recent clients include: Kleiner Perkins, Apigee, App Annie, Chartboost, Pandora, Marqeta, Drawbridge and more. If you want to chat, feel free to get in touch.

Andrew Lockley Investments & consulting for tech startups

January 6th, 2015

Speak to iqbal from nutmeg

Chris Wexler SVP, Director of Media and Consumer Enagement @ C-K

January 6th, 2015

215McCann does great branding work...  They have media partners that could help as well.

Michael Schaffer Owner at Echo Factory

January 6th, 2015

My Agency can help with the creative/branding.  

Aanarav Sareen President at PaLaCart

January 6th, 2015

Hi Eoin - My agency does a lot of cross media work for startups, including a fin-tech startup. The team is made up of former media execs, including members who ran heavy creative/tech projects. If there's a way we can help, is be happy to help! Feel free to PM me

Gordon McDougall Director

January 6th, 2015

Hello Eoin, I am a fellow entrepreneur and have worked with many agencies, with various results. The absolute best one I have ever worked with is Echo-Factory in Pasadena. Their expertise matches your specs almost perfectly. The owner/CEO is Mike Schaffer and he is a great guy. I an cc'ing him here. Regards, Gord Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships. - Michael Jordan

Ian Morrison

January 7th, 2015

Keep your costs down by working on digital strategy there and then sharing digital production work with us

Chris Gorges Managing Director, Infinia Group // Founder, Biddlist

September 14th, 2016

Go to and filter on San Francisco, Financial Services, and whatever capabilities you seek.