14 Social Media Marketing Agency Success Stories [2022]

14 Social Media Marketing Agency Success Stories [2022]
Start A Social Media Marketing Agency

Whether you want to clear your utility bills, finance your college education or save for a vacation, a social media marketing agency is one of the best ways to earn extra income. The advantage is that you do not need to commit so much time to automate using social media marketing tools. All you need to do is develop a good social media marketing strategy that will enable you to serve customers efficiently. Besides, you need to create an agency portfolio to market your services to target customers.

Here are some real life success stories of starting a social media marketing agency:

1. Article-Writing Co ($1.5M/year)

David Tile (from Toronto, Ontario, Canada) started Article-Writing Co over 11 years ago.

Revenue
$125K / month
Team
1 founders / 25 employees
Location
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Case Study

My name is David Tile. I own and operate a Content Writing Service, under the banner Article-Writing.co.

We don’t consider ourselves a content marketing firm. But a firm dedicated to the business of writing. Project management offers most often attached to marketing agencies. We work against marketing briefs delivering content on time and under budget.

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2. Ignite Social Media ($6M/year)

Jim Tobin (from Cary, NC, USA) started Ignite Social Media about 15 years ago.

Revenue
$500K / month
Team
2 founders / 37 employees

Case Study

I’m Jim Tobin, the founder of Ignite Social Media (2007) and Carusele (2015), but I’ll talk here mostly about the original business. Ignite is known as “the original social media agency” because we were the first social agency created out of whole cloth in the United States. To this day, we’re considered among the very best social media agencies in the world.

While other companies have pivoted over the years to add web development, digital marketing, or some related field, we’ve stayed true to our roots. This has helped us build a reputation as the folks who really understand this specific space.

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3. The Creative Collective ($2.4M/year)

Yvette Adams (from Maroochydore QLD, Australia) started The Creative Collective over 15 years ago.

Revenue
$200K / month
Team
2 founders / 20 employees

Case Study

Hi there! I’m Yvette Adams, Founder, and Co-owner of The Creative Collective - a full-service marketing agency that specializes in digital marketing.

We currently have around 100 active clients with whom we are either doing project work or retainer work and respond on average to 160 inquiries each month. In the last year, our team has doubled, and month-on-month compared to last year, as has our revenue.

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4. LeadsBridge ($6M/year)

In 2015, Alessio and Stefan partnered to build LeadsBridge, an all-in-one lead generation platform. After 3 years, they were able to achieve +$150k/month.

Revenue
$500K / month

Case Study

In 2015, Alessio and Stefan partnered to build LeadsBridge, an all-in-one lead generation platform. After 3 years, they were able to achieve +$150k/month.

5. The Agent Nest- Social Media and Marketing for Real Estate ($120K/year)

Molly founded The Agent Nest, a SaaS that provides digital and print content to real estate agents. She gets 75 trials/mo and will hit 10K MRR by September.

Revenue
$10K / month

Case Study

Molly founded The Agent Nest, a SaaS that provides digital and print content to real estate agents. She gets 75 trials/mo and will hit 10K MRR by September.

6. Avci socso ($120K/year)

Mahsun Avci (from Frederiksberg, DenmarkTaastrup) started Avci socso over 2 years ago.

Revenue
$10K / month
Team
1 founders / 0 employees

Case Study

Hello, my name is Mahsun Avci! I'm the founder of Avci ApS. At a fairly young age (15) I decided to start my own business. An online marketing agency, where we help businesses grow their bottom line through paid traffic and sales funnels. By taking a holistic approach to business, we make comprehensive online strategies that take our clients from their current situation to their desired situation.

After streamlining the process and consistently getting great client results, I knew I was on to something. I not only mastered Facebook ads, but I learned everything I could about personal branding and making it an asset.

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7. Social Beat ($3M/year)

Vikas Chawla (from Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India) started Social Beat almost 10 years ago.

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

Case Study

Hi, I’m Vikas Chawla - founder of Social Beat - a digital growth partner for hyperscaling startups & top brands.

In the last 9 years, we have had an amazing journey. We now have a 300+ member team of growth experts and partner with top brands in India and Asia to offer integrated digital marketing solutions. We manage 3% of the digital media investment in the country and have an MRR of $400,000.

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

Austin Houser (from Wilmington, NC, USA) started Base Coat Marketing 12 months 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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9. Regex SEO ($480K/year)

Dmitrii Kustov (from Houston, TX) started Regex SEO almost 7 years ago.

Revenue
$40K / month
Team
3 founders / 18 employees

Case Study

Howdy! My name is Dmitrii Kustov, I’m the founder of Regex SEO, a data-driven internet marketing agency. We help $5M+/year businesses get the most out of their marketing budgets, so they can increase market share and revenue.

I started Regex SEO in 2015 with no investment, and it has been a one-man company for almost 3 years. In 2018, I have partnered up with 2 friends of mine, and we have been growing quickly ever since. As of now, we have 16 full-time employees, and over 30 contractors, with $1M+ annual revenue pre-COVID.

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10. 6 Figure Agency ($240K/year)

Billy Willson (from Overland Park, KS, USA) started 6 Figure Agency over 5 years ago.

Revenue
$20K / month
Team
1 founders / employees

Case Study
  • Billy Wilson is the founder and CEO of 6 Figure Agency, a social media marketing company he started at 18 years old.
  • He offers an in-depth course about how to start, grow and automate an SMM (Social Media Marketing) agency. Within his first year, Wilson had achieved a six-figure run rate.
  • Billy has successfully coached thousands of business owners so far to help them grow their online presence and generate new leads and sales.

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11. Rossman Media ($11.9M/year)

Today, I'm thrilled to have Alex Rossman on the show. Alex is the founder of Rossman Media, which is a social media agency that helps improve the sales and site traffic for ecommerce businesses.

His agency was awarded the best social media agency award in 2020 by Business Insider and he has help…

Alex Rossman (from Portland, Oregon, USA) started Rossman Media over 5 years ago.

Revenue
$990K / month
Team
1 founders / 36 employees

Case Study
  • Alex Rossman is the owner and founder of Rossman Media, a social media firm that assists e-commerce companies in boosting their site traffic and sales.
  • He turned his love of social media into Rossman Media, a prestigious advertising firm.
  • The company was founded in 2017 and three years later Business Insider has recognized Alex and his team as the "Best New Social Media Agency" of 2020.
  • To date, they've collaborated with big brands like Airbnb, OrangeTheory Fitness, Nike, Dior, Louis Vuitton, and Saks Fifth Avenue.

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12. Mari Smith ($1.32M/year)

Today I have my friend Mari Smith on the show. Mari is often referred to as the Queen of Facebook and is widely recognized as one of the world’s foremost experts on Facebook marketing.

She’s a Forbes top Social Media Power Influencer, author of The New Relationship Marketing and co author of Face…

Mari Smith (from San Diego, CA, USA) started Mari Smith over 15 years ago.

Revenue
$110K / month
Team
1 founders / 14 employees

Case Study

Mari is frequently referred to as the "Queen of Facebook" and is regarded as one of the leading authorities on Facebook marketing worldwide.

She works with entrepreneurs and freelancers to maximize their social media activity and presence on Facebook and Twitter, producing measurable and beneficial results.

Mari has co-authored books named Facebook Marketing: An Hour a Day and a Forbes top Social Media Power Influencer. She also wrote The New Relationship Marketing.

She specializes in developing a comprehensive social networking strategy for your company before empowering you to launch the campaign using free and inexpensive methods.

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13. Eight Loop Social ($2.4M/year)

Meet Cat Howell, Founder and CEO of Eight Loop Social, a successful Facebook Ads Agency that has pioneered performance-based ads.

Catherine Howell (from Auckland, New Zealand) started Eight Loop Social almost 11 years ago.

Revenue
$200K / month
Team
1 founders / 5 employees

Case Study
  • Catherine Howell is the founder of the independent social media agency, Eight Loop Social.

  • The brand offers specialized digital growth solutions to e-commerce and corporate brands. They have associated with big companies like Coca-Cola, AMP Insurance, Vodafone, and Midori among many others.

  • Since this brand's establishment in 2011, it has aided over 700 agency owners and independent contractors in generating over $35M for their companies.

  • From social networks to blogging, newsletter creation & distribution, and creative online integrated campaigns they will craft and manage the digital strategies for your brand.

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14. iContact ($28.8M/year)

How does a wristband help a founder build a $169 million company? Ryan Allis is the founder of iContact, a provider of email marketing tools for small businesses. And a company that was recently sold for $169 million to Vocus. Here’s a quote from the last time I interviewed him, “we incorporated in…

Ryan Allis and Aaron Houghton (from Morrisville, NC, USA) started iContact almost 20 years ago.

Revenue
$2.4M / month
Team
2 founders / 151 employees

Case Study

Ryan Allis and Aaron W. Houghton came together to build iContact, a provider of email marketing tools for small businesses.

Anyone can quickly learn email marketing tactics with iContact. Businesses can rapidly expand their customer base thanks to iContact’s user-friendly platform, adaptable templates, and the ability to create emails consistent with your brand.

Since 2003, small and medium-sized businesses worldwide have relied on iContact's best-in-class email marketing solutions and knowledgeable support team to deliver game-changing results. However, recently Vocus purchased this company for $169 million.

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