35 Digital Agency Success Stories [2023]

35 Digital Agency Success Stories [2023]
Start A Digital Agency

A digital agency’s task is to make a business reach its advertising, marketing, or technology-related goals. Anyone with enough knowledge and passion for digital marketing can start and run a profitable digital marketing agency. With the proper skill set, the right tools, and the right mindset, you can start a successful digital agency.

The global digital agency market reached a value of nearly $305B in 2020. The future growth prospects of the digital agency market are projected to be high due to the rising population of people consuming and creating content through digital channels.

Here are some real life success stories of starting a digital agency:

1. Power Move Marketing ($264K/year)

Hailey Brooke McFadden (from ) started Power Move Marketing almost 3 years ago.

Revenue
$22K / month
Team
1 founders / 2 employees

Case Study

I am Hailey Brooke McFadden and I was a 4 season starter on the volleyball team at Wake Forest University, captain, and libero my senior year. I was a 4x Academic All-ACC honoree and 3x Dean’s list honoree and graduated from Wake Forest in 3.5 years with a BA in communication with a minor in film studies.

I wanted to make a company that knew how to market to women and also cultivated a culture internally that respects women and give them a chance to thrive. Ironically, PMM now works with several companies whose target audience is male and we have still been able to crush it!

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2. Dox Design ($240K/year)

Kaila Piepkow (from Ann Arbor, MI, USA) started Dox Design about 5 years ago.

Revenue
$20K / month
Team
1 founders / 2 employees
Location
Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Case Study

Hey, Fur Friends! My name is Kaila Piepkow and I am Owner and Principal Designer at Dox Design, and dog-mom to three spoiled dachshunds. I’ve been a (mildly) crazy dog lady my whole life, so naturally, when I started my own design agency I decided to niche down and focuses on pet businesses and animal lovers.

Since launching my design agency in 2016, we have grown from around $4K in monthly sales to roughly $12K a month. In our highest month, we had over 12 clients and did $22K in closed business.

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Learn more about starting a digital agency:

Where to start?

-> How to start a digital agency?
-> How much does it cost to start a digital agency?
-> Pros and cons of a digital agency

Need inspiration?

-> Examples of established digital agency
-> Marketing ideas for a digital agency
-> Digital agency slogans
-> Digital agency names

Other resources

-> Digital agency tips

4. Kontra agency ($960K/year)

Ilija Brajkovic (from Zagreb, Croatia) started Kontra agency over 11 years ago.

Revenue
$80K / month
Team
2 founders / 16 employees

Case Study

Hello! Our names are Ilija and Petar, and we're two friends from Split, a sunny city in Croatia. We've recently entered the tenth year of running, which is now a full-service digital agency. But it was far from that in the very beginning. Some more about that soon.

In a time where we measure success with likes, pretty photos, or social media followers, we're the agency that will get you into that double-your-profits-in-a-year category. Everything else is just a means of success. Just because everything does something one way doesn't mean it's the best way.

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5. Todays Business ($6M/year)

Billy Ash (from New Jersey, USA) started Todays Business over 11 years ago.

Revenue
$500K / month
Team
3 founders / 40 employees
Location
New Jersey, USA

Case Study

My name is Billy Ash and I’m the Co-Founder and Chief Digital Officer of Today’s Business. We are a full-service digital marketing agency. We are one of the only full service digital and affiliate marketing agencies in the world.

This journey has been an unbelievable ride and throughout the past 9 years, we have been blessed to be able to work with some pretty amazing clients such as the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Menlo Club, Kushner Properties, Wet Brush, Illinois Bone & Joint Institute and countless others. I think one of the best testaments to our growth is when we made the Inc 5000 list in both 2018 and 2019 as one of the fastest-growing private companies in the United States.

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6. Good Chance ($240K/year)

Kelsey Chance (from Bellingham) started Good Chance almost 5 years ago.

Revenue
$20K / month
Team
1 founders / 1 employees

Case Study

I’m Kelsey Chance and I run Good Chance Creative, a creative agency specializing in social media content creation! I work with companies to manage their social media pages, take and post custom lifestyle imagery of their products and services, and strategize creative ways to keep their social media posts, reels, stories, and videos on-trend and successful!

Behind the scenes - shooting a tabletop recipe video for a client’s social media page

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7. Canny Creative ($600K/year)

Tony Hardy (from Newcastle upon Tyne, UK) started Canny Creative over 7 years ago.

Revenue
$50K / month
Team
2 founders / 12 employees

Case Study

Hey, I’m Tony Hardy, founder, and director of Canny Creative. We’re a creative agency based in the North East of England creating brands, websites, and content that helps brands grow globally.

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8. Brandetize ($6M/year)

Eric Berman (from San Diego) started Brandetize over 8 years ago.

Revenue
$500K / month
Team
3 founders / 27 employees

Case Study

I'm Eric Berman, and when I look back on my career, I have been an entrepreneur since the beginning. After graduating from college, I was always finding myself in the middle of starting businesses and, over time, getting more enamored with taking an idea and building a business from it.

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9. Eikon Labs ($180K/year)

Anebi Agbo (from Tempe, AZ, USA) started Eikon Labs over 3 years ago.

Revenue
$15K / month
Team
1 founders / 1 employees

Case Study

Hey, y’all! My name is Anebi Agbo. I am the Founder and Chief Strategist of Eikon Labs - a web design consultancy. We work with brands that make the world rejoice and seek to only take on meaningful projects.

The idea for Eikon Labs was birthed during my altMBA in 2019. I was working in corporate America at the time and began to have the itch to pursue entrepreneurship. altMBA was a perfect catalyst to help get started.

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10. Tatum Digital Agency ($120K/year)

AJ Tatum (from Fairfax, VA, USA) started Tatum Digital Agency over 1 year ago.

Revenue
$10K / month
Team
1 founders / 1 employees

Case Study

Hello, my name is AJ Tatum, and I'm the founder of Tatum Digital Agency (TDA), a digital presence management agency.

Since launching TDA in May 2021, I've maintained an average income of ~$10k a month.

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11. SupplyDrop ($96K/year)

Danavir Sarria (from Miami) started SupplyDrop almost 3 years ago.

Revenue
$8K / month
Team
1 founders / 0 employees

Case Study

Hi, my name is Danavir Sarria and I’m an eCommerce marketing consultant. I run 3 businesses including SupplyDrop, Rooftop Squad, and DanavirSarria.com. The focus for this article is SupplyDrop, which I consider to be my “flagship” business.

Currently, we’re making $8,000/month on average. The agency has been a side project for the majority of the time it’s existed due to my other business ventures. But over the past few months, I’ve decided to triple down on SupplyDrop and we just had our biggest month yet (definitely more than $8,000/month!).

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12. Madrivo ($44.4M/year)

Ronen Hamatian (from Las Vegas, NV, USA) started Madrivo about 21 years ago.

Revenue
$3.7M / month

Case Study

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13. STRYDE ($2.16M/year)

Greg Shuey (from Lehi, UT, USA) started STRYDE almost 10 years ago.

Revenue
$180K / month
Team
1 founders / 13 employees

Case Study

Greg Shuey, founder of Stryde, an eCommerce digital marketing agency. Stryde works with women-owned eCommerce companies and eCommerce businesses that sell products primarily to women some of the brands we work with include Ergobaby, Crane, Lands End and others. We specialize in creating custom digital marketing strategies that focus on search engine optimization (SEO), paid search (PPC), paid social (Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Tiktok ads), email marketing, and conversion rate optimization (CRO).

We’ve been in business for almost 9 years now and we’re hovering just over $2 Million in revenue. Our growth strategy has always been focused on bringing on the right clients vs volume of clients so we can service them with the utmost care and have the highest probability of seeing success.

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14. SharpNet Solutions, Inc ($4.2M/year)

Chris Sharp (from Fort Collins, CO) started SharpNet Solutions, Inc over 24 years ago.

Revenue
$350K / month
Team
1 founders / 39 employees

Case Study

Hello! I’m Christopher Sharp and in 1998, I launched a digital marketing company named SharpNet Solutions. SharpNet originated as a search marketing company, specializing in SEO and PPC service, which remain our flagship products today. Over time, our service portfolio grew to also include Social Media Management and Website Design.

We are focused outwardly to provide an uncommonly good experience for our clients, with a considerable effort toward customer satisfaction, and bottom-line results. We are focused inwardly to provide an exceptional work environment and a strong work-life balance. Because people spend 1/3rd of their lives at work, we do our best to make that investment of one’s time well worth it.

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15. Never Settle ($1.8M/year)

Kenn Kelly (from Denver, Colorado, USA) started Never Settle over 10 years ago.

Revenue
$150K / month
Team
3 founders / 15 employees
Location
Denver, Colorado, USA

Case Study

Hello, I’m Kenn Kelly and co-found Never Settle with two dear friends Andrew Lundquist and Shaul Hagen. Never Settle is a Digital Agency where relationships with our customers come first - after all, they are everything in our business. Although small, we’ve been globally recognized as a leader in mobile, website & marketing solutions.

In seven years, our team has now built over 1,000 business sites and apps to which we’re seeing momentum pick up even more. With that kind of volume, our team can leverage that experience for our current and future clients providing even more value. Our growth is consistent and moderate, which falls right in line with our focus on being a ‘legacy based’ company, not a high growth one. Our goal is to take care of our people, create sustainable value, and be a company that is around for decades to come. High growth comes with a different focus and different result, neither is better than the other we just felt this was the best path for our team. The team is everything at Never Settle and below are just a few of our guys having a good time together.

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16. Deebo ($48K/year)

Christian Di Bratto (from Toronto) started Deebo over 2 years ago.

Revenue
$4K / month
Team
1 founders / 1 employees

Case Study

17. QWANTIFY ($7.2M/year)

Keith Lynch (from Miami Beach, FL, USA) started QWANTIFY over 6 years ago.

Revenue
$600K / month
Team
1 founders / 22 employees

Case Study

My name is Keith Lynch and I am the Founder and CEO of Qwantify, a digital development, and marketing agency based in Miami, Florida. We develop, market, and monetize profitable e-commerce websites for aspiring entrepreneurs and business owners worldwide.

Since our launch in late 2016, we have continued to grow and scale to become the professional, full-service provider that we are today - a multi-millionaire dollar per year digital development agency.

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18. Digital Scholar ($480K/year)

Sorav jain (from Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India) started Digital Scholar over 3 years ago.

Revenue
$40K / month
Team
2 founders / 25 employees

Case Study

Hi, I am Sorav Jain, one of India’s leading Digital Marketer, trainer, and consultant. I run echoVME Digital, an award-winning Digital Marketing agency in Chennai that has served many top clients all over the country like Nippo, Casagrand, Success Gyan, Levista, Chu Chu TV, and a lot more for over a decade.

And for my institute Digital Scholar, my first batch had about 90 students, and now the number has increased to more than 100,000 students and counting! Our target students included college graduates looking to start their careers, entrepreneurs looking to scale their businesses, and sales professionals looking to learn ways to increase their leads.

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19. Huemor ($3M/year)

Jeff Gapinski (from Pittsburgh, PA, USA) started Huemor about 11 years ago.

Revenue
$250K / month
Team
2 founders / 44 employees

Case Study

My name’s Jeff and I’m the co-founder of Huemor, a digital marketing agency focusing on building memorable websites.

To date we’ve helped over 200 companies transform their digital presence, we’ve earned over 100 international awards, and we’ve scaled our team beyond 40 people.

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20. Add Value Agency ($360K/year)

Joachim Brouckaert (from Antwerpen, Belgium) started Add Value Agency almost 2 years ago.

Revenue
$30K / month
Team
1 founders / 4 employees

Case Study

Hi, my name is Joachim Brouckaert, I’m 24 years old and I started Add Value 1 year ago. Today, Add Value is a growth marketing agency. We’re focused on full-funnel marketing. Performance marketing, building landing pages, websites, funnels, email marketing flows. We do it all!

Currently, we are working with a team of 5 people for our customers and on our growth. But we are once again looking for an extra Growth Marketer! When we talk about turnover, we do an average of 30k per month. This fluctuates, as we sometimes take on larger, shorter projects. On average, we work for 18 active clients per month. Our retention is generally good, but short projects such as an analytics audit or building a website cause this number to fluctuate.

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21. Base Coat Marketing ($360K/year)

Austin Houser (from Wilmington, NC, USA) started Base Coat Marketing over 1 year ago.

Revenue
$30K / month
Team
1 founders / 2 employees

Case Study

Hi! My name is Austin Houser, and I'm the founder of Base Coat Marketing, a full-service digital marketing agency exclusive to the professional painting industry.

The gamble appears to have paid off. Just three months after launching, we're already on track to exceed last year's revenue under my previous agency, which at the time was 13 years old. Today we are generating $30,000 in monthly recurring revenue with roughly a 50% profit margin.

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22. Prodigi ($1.56M/year)

Aida Vopyan (from Yerevan, Armenia) started Prodigi over 5 years ago.

Revenue
$130K / month
Team
4 founders / 43 employees

Case Study

Hi there, I'm Aida, and I'm CEO & Co-Founder at ProDigi. Let me tell you our story.

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23. Ogline Digital ($1.2M/year)

Dylan Ogline (from Orlando, FL, USA) started Ogline Digital about 6 years ago.

Revenue
$100K / month
Team
1 founders / 8 employees

Case Study

Hey! My name is Dylan Ogline and I am the founder of Ogline Digital. I run a digital marketing agency that is focused on helping companies scale and grow with proven direct response marketing strategies.

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24. Anachak Design ($84K/year)

Vathana Nguon (from Siem Reap, Cambodia) started Anachak Design over 7 years ago.

Revenue
$7K / month
Team
1 founders / 3 employees

Case Study

Hello, my name is Vathana Nguon and I am the founder of Anachak Design, a freelance Web Design Agency based in Cambodia. I started the company in 2015, my client list has included a broad range of companies from start-ups and big businesses. Here are some of the projects I have completed: Siem Reaper Travel, Tours By Jeeps, Ride & Rad - The Cycle Tour, etc.

I first launched my web design agency in 2015. I stumbled into beginning a business and I started with very low expectations and grew my business through old-fashioned methods like face-to-face marketing. With time, I began to receive a sufficient number of projects each month and hired my first three employees. Today I was able to generate $5,000 per month.

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25. TRANSLIT ($600K/year)

Alex Chernenko (from Limerick) started TRANSLIT over 3 years ago.

Revenue
$50K / month
Team
1 founders / 20 employees

Case Study

Hi fellow entrepreneurs and those who want to follow the same path. My name is Alex Chernenko and I am an early-stage entrepreneur. Today, I would like to share my story about TRANSLIT with you.

And our company has been featured on several occasions in local, national, and international media including Slator, Multilingual, Silicon Republic, and Crunchbase, along with Irish Times, Irish Independent, Irish Examiner, and RTE.

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26. Smart Yeti Creative Agency ($96K/year)

Jeremy Kanne (from Chicago, Illinois, USA) started Smart Yeti Creative Agency about 8 years ago.

Revenue
$8K / month
Team
1 founders / 1 employees
Location
Chicago, Illinois, USA

Case Study

Hello! My name’s Jeremy Kanne and I founded Smart Yeti, a creative agency that helps technical companies in their messaging and marketing.

We’re still small and focused on exceptional quality in service, regularly taking in $8k/mo, but growing in revenues on average $1-2k/mo in 2019. This is thanks to technical companies loving that we speak their language.

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27. Intellitonic ($1.62M/year)

Courtney (from Bellingham) started Intellitonic almost 7 years ago.

Revenue
$135K / month
Team
3 founders / 12 employees

Case Study

In alphabetical order, we’re Alex, Courtney, and Jared - the three founders of the digital marketing agency Intellitonic. We help organizations improve their sales by implementing and iterating on campaigns for search engine optimization (SEO), search engine marketing (via Google Ads and Microsoft), and paid social media (Facebook and Instagram) for medium to large for-profit businesses and non-profit organizations.

We also partner with organizations that don’t have digital marketing in-house by white-labeling our services. In less than five years, we’ve grown to a team of eleven (and counting), offer full-benefits and 401K matching options - all without taking investment or feeling as if we’ve had to compromise our values.

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28. Kelsey Vetter Co. ($78K/year)

Kelsey Vetter (from Miami, FL, USA) started Kelsey Vetter Co. over 1 year ago.

Revenue
$6.5K / month
Team
1 founders / 1 employees

Case Study

Hello! My name is Kelsey Vetter and I have a Pinterest Marketing + Strategy company, Kelsey Vetter Co.

In my first month in business, I made $675. Roughly a year later I am generating anywhere from $5,500-$9,500 a month through my Pinterest management & strategy services, as well as self-paced educational courses.

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29. BairesDev ($524M/year)

Pablo Azorin and Nacho De Marco (from San Francisco, CA, USA) started BairesDev almost 14 years ago.

Revenue
$43.7M / month
Team
2 founders / 5000 employees

Case Study
  • BairesDev was founded by the duo Pablo Azorin and Nacho De Marco. It is considered to be one of the top providers of nearshore technology solutions in California.
  • They design and develop scalable, high-performing software to solve business challenges.
  • In 2009, the founders identified a critical market hole and developed untapped tech talent in Latin America.
  • BairesDev’s goal is to create lasting value throughout the digital transformation journey.
  • Their company has grown at over 50% rate for the last 5 years, even in 2020 during the pandemic their growth did not stop.

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30. The Pedowitz Group ($18M/year)

Jeff Pedowitz (from Milton, GA, USA) started The Pedowitz Group almost 16 years ago.

Revenue
$1.5M / month
Team
2 founders / 100 employees

Case Study

Jeff: In 2007, my wife (Cherie) and I started The Pedowitz Group, a consulting agency primarily focused on sales/marketing and now RevOps processes, people, and tech.

I’m currently the CEO, Cherie is the Chief Talent Officer, and we’re thrilled that the company has grown in 15 years to be north of $20M a year in revenue with over 100 employees and working with many global companies, some in the Fortune 1000.

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31. Pricing I/O ($3M/year)

Marcos Rivera (from La Jolla) started Pricing I/O about 3 years ago.

Revenue
$250K / month
Team
1 founders / 9 employees

Case Study

It’s a pleasure to be here, and thank you for having me. I’m Marcos Rivera, founder, and CEO of Pricing I/O, a pricing consultancy helping B2B software companies capture the value and unlock growth. With over 20 years of experience, we effortlessly deliver complex ideas, leaving our clients confident and clear on scalable monetization models that simplify packages, remove friction, and increase expansion. I am also the author of the book, Street Pricing: A Pricing Playlist for Hip Leaders in B2B SaaS; a field guide for entrepreneurs who want to stop guessing when it comes to pricing.

In only our second full year in business, we doubled our team size, tripled our revenue, and helped 106 SaaS companies - All during a pandemic and without any marketing spend.

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32. Front Page SEO ($144K/year)

Janet Camilleri (from Brisbane) started Front Page SEO about 11 years ago.

Revenue
$12K / month
Team
1 founders / 1 employees

Case Study

G’day from Down Under! Hi, I’m Janet Camilleri, from Brisbane, Australia.

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33. Impression ($7.8M/year)

Aaron Dicks (from Nottingham, UK) started Impression over 10 years ago.

Revenue
$650K / month
Team
2 founders / 103 employees

Case Study

I’m Aaron, co-founder of Impression. Impression was founded in late 2012 by myself and a university friend, Tom. We were 21 and 26 at the time. We were both working in-house for a fast-growth renewable energy business and started Impression as a side project, working evenings and weekends in our bedrooms.

Fast forward to today, we’ve recently reached a milestone of employing 100 staff, have two offices in Nottingham and London and we’re on track to hit our next revenue target of £10m. We have evolved our service offering, now filling the shoes of a strategic agency partner to our clients, not only executing the strategy but researching and devising it too.

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34. Red Track ($1M/year)

Solve tracking and attribution headache.

Vlad Zhovtenko, Stanislau Litvinau and Dmitry Zotov (from Vilnius, Vilnius city municipality, Lithuania) started Red Track about 5 years ago.

Revenue
$83.3K / month
Team
3 founders / 35 employees

Case Study

RedTrack is a cloud-hosted ad-tracking software that provides data analytics and campaign optimization solutions. Vladyslav Zhovtenko is the executive founder and CEO of RedTrack. Stanislau Litvinau and Dmitry Zotov are non-executive co-founders.

The company’s CEO Zhovtenko has been in digital marketing since 2000. He gains his MA in sociology from the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy in 2003. Later on, he focused on technology/SaaS companies since 2004 and ad tech since 2012.

RedTrack has designed and developed a platform that allows affiliate marketers and media buyers to tackle complex performance tracking and data using a single, agile tool that scales and adapts as they grow.

It helps its customers consolidate data from their media buying activities and provides real-time notifications and campaign optimization rules based on granular data. These features allow the customers to turn insights into actions.

This Lithuanian adtech company had raised $500,000 as funding. The funding was brought by Iron Wolf Capital, a seed-stage VC fund based in Vilnius and London, and Genesis Investments, a Ukrainian VC fund.

Interesting Facts About RedTrack:

  • Has over 500 customers, each paying an average of $200 per month.
  • RedTrack has grown its revenue to an average of $75K per month.
  • Provides real-time data, alerts, and automation to maximize return on ad spend
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  • Focuses on creating an exceptional user experience through product performance, support services, and pricing.
  • It offers a subscription-based pricing model.

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