Biggest ad agencies in Metro Vancouver in 2014

Ranked by number of advertising staff in 2014

Published on April 22, 2014. Sources: Interviews with companies below and BIV research. Other companies may have ranked but did not respond to information requests by deadline.

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Rank '14CompanyOwner(s)Partial list of accountsYear foundedNo. of B.C. staff '13No. of B.C. staff '14footnotes
1 FCV Interactive
Privately held 2005 77 128
2 DDB Canada
Omnicom Group Ausenco, BC Dairy, BC Egg Marketing Board, BC Hydro, British Columbia Lottery Corporation, Canadian Tourism Commission, CP Rail, Metropolis, Nordstrom, Netflix, PavCo (Vancouver Convention Centre, BC Place), Strategic Milk Alliance, University of British Columbia, Vancouver International Airport, Vancouver Police Foundation 1969 76 75
3 Rethink Communications Inc
Thirteen shareholders and partners A&W Food Services, Avigilon, Canfor, Coast Capital Savings, Earth's Own, Hy's Steakhouse, Mr. Lube, Molson Coors, Playland, Shaw Communications, Science World, Sobeys, Travel Underwriters, Variety 1999 71 71
4 Cossette
Cossette Communication Inc McDonald's Restaurants of Canada Ltd, Telus, Royal Roads University, Gap, BCLC, Arc'teryx, Government of BC, North West Company, Transportation Investment Corporation, Armstrong Cheese (Saputo), Intact Insurance, Caya, Egg Farmers of Canada, Vancouver Art Gallery, Sauder Business School 1980 62 70
5 Wasserman & Partners
Alvin Wasserman, Doug Conn, Tim Dundon, Andeen Pitt ICBC, London Drugs, WorksafeBC, Encorp Pacific, FortisBC, Resort Municipality Whistler, Vancity, Granville Island Beer, Preventable, Tourism Kelowna, SunRype, Pacific Blue Cross, Kicking Horse Coffee, Mountain Equipment Co-Op 1995 58 58

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