Spotlight Seattle: Leading Advertising Firms Revolutionizing The Retail Landscape

Seattle, Washington, is not just home to coffee giant Starbucks and major technology powerhouses such as Microsoft and Amazon. The Emerald City boasts a burgeoning advertising industry that’s pushing boundaries, leveraging revolutionary technology and redefining the way businesses connect with consumers. Some notable players are making a huge impact locally and globally with their innovative solutions. This article provides a notable list of Seattle based companies that are making headways in the advertising industry.


Founded by Demetri Themelis, Jay Zeng, and Tom Petry, Knock specializes in developing sales and marketing SaaS platforms for property management businesses. Based in Seattle since 2014, Knock’s unique blend of CRM, residential, IT, and Software-as-a-Service expertise has garnered recognition and accolades. Connect with them on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.


Co-founded by Gillian Muessig and Rand Fishkin, Moz is a leading provider of analytics software for web-based inbound marketing efforts. With offices in both Seattle and Portland, Moz is dedicated to helping people improve their marketing via their user-friendly tools and educational resources. Find them on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

Initiated by Edwin Fu, is a modern revenue management platform for digital advertising. They manage orders, inventory, billing, and integrations for direct and programmatic channels. Trusted by several high-profile companies to manage billions of dollars in revenue, the company has a strong foothold in the industry. You can find them on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.


Founded by Drake Callahan, Jeanne Meyer, Kate Reinmiller, and Mike Galgon, Boltive is on a mission to secure the advertising ecosystem against invasive media. The first solution of its kind, Boltive offers protection against unwanted, non-secure, and unsafe advertisements. Engage with them on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.


Founded by Aaron Bird, Andy Turman, and Peter Thompson, Bizible links sales and marketing data for a unified view of a company’s ROI and customer LTV. With more than 300 companies relying on their insights, they have partnered with to offer an integrated marketing analytics platform. Stay updated with their activities on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

Fueled by an innovative team led by Bobby Figueroa, Josh Babyar, and Vikram Oberoi, is an intelligent insights platform for Amazon. It enables brands to understand and optimize their digital sales platform using proprietary machine learning technology. Follow them on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.


Co-founded by Jason Kowalski and Tom H., ProductWind is an influencer marketing platform that works with brands to improve their online retail business. They’ve mastered the art of identifying revenue-driving influencers while creating perfect product pages. Connect with them on LinkedIn.


Initiated by Kumar Srinivasan and Matthew Marx, Evocalize is a marketing infrastructure software company that offers the first collaborative marketing platform. They enable partners to execute complex marketing programs that can’t be run independently. Join them on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.


Founded by Brandon Nutter and Joshua Gebhardt, Ampd is an ad automation toolkit that amplifies advertising efforts to Amazon and beyond. They offer quick, straightforward, and effective ways to improve ad dollars and sales. Engage with them on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.


Yesler, founded by Mike Kichline and Tyson Roberts, is a B2B marketing agency that addresses the marketing challenges of technology companies with an integrated, end-to-end framework. Connect with them at Yesler or on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.


Founded by David Shim, Placed is a location-driven insights and mobile ad intelligence platform that provides insights into consumers’ offline behaviors. The company analytically connects the physical and digital worlds, offering crucial data to brands, agencies, publishers, and ad networks. Stay connected with them on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

Written by Mark Smith

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