The saying “it takes a village” couldn’t be more applicable to the cannabis industry. When the best growers, trimmers, and cannabis geneticists get together to create a truly unique product the marketing becomes almost as essential as the product itself. Experts in cannabis marketing have come together to form agencies dedicated to sharing the brands & products they represent. Below are some of the best marketing agencies in North America, often nominated by the brands they work with.
Here are the finalists for ADCANN’s cannabis marketing agency of the year.
If you haven’t already, be sure to vote for your favourite Cannabis Marketing Agency in the 2022 ADCANN Awards.
Maggie Jane Marketing
Maggie Jane Marketing is a full-service cannabis marketing agency with offices in Calgary, Alberta. Their in-depth knowledge of the regulations paired with their excellence in services such as design, branding, social media, and cannabis SEO have attracted them a slew of high-name clients such as Mollo, Bubble Kush, and Skosha.
Their website proudly shows off not only the work they’ve done, but the people behind the work. Even their CCO (Chief Cuddle Officer), Wilbur the dog.
The Influence Agency
The Influence Agency is an award-winning digital marketing agency that specializes in custom digital advertising solutions for their clients across the globe. Truly understanding how brands, including cannabis brands, can utilize influencer marketing, The Influence Agency’s website has countless awards and case studies to prove their excellence.
With clients such as Cruuzy, TGOD, and True North Cannabis Co, The Influence Agency is a clear choice for those seeking to make a splash.
Marigold Marketing & PR
Based out of Oakville, Ontario, Marigold Marketing and PR is an award-winning, woman-owned and operated agency specializing in cannabis, tech, and social good. Marigold excells in branding, social media, integrated marketing, and PR & publicity for Canadian licensed producers and national cannabis brands of all kinds. Marigold utilizes budtender insights to create brilliant marketing plans for their wide portfolio of clients.
You will probably recognize Marigold for their work with AHLOT, CanMar recruitment, HiBnB, and Shatterizer among many others.
The Vetrina Group
The Vetrina Group is a woman-owned & operated marketing firm specializing in retail cannabis consultations. With licensed cannabis retail managers & over 70 years of retail experience, the Vetrina Group excells in putting products on shelve (to promptly sell out).
Their website has everything brands need to get started with revamping their marketing; helpful videos, blogs, infographics, the latest in news, and of course, a contact form.
Sister Merci is, as they put it, “a nimble, full service creative firm dedicated to launching and promoting brands in highly regulated industries and emerging markets” who’s team scales up or down to meet the needs of their clients. Specializing in design & branding, influencer relations, and social media marketing, Sister Merci seeks to make brands unignorable.
Sister Merci has worked with a vast variety of clients such as Auxly, Tilray, Canopy, Hexo, KIND, and many, many more.
This agency, PufCreativ is a full-scale cannabis marketing agency out of Denver, Colorado. They create modern, strategic, compliant campaigns for cannabis companies of all kinds. PufCreativ provides social, photography, branding, logo, web and packaging design for cannabis companies. You may recognize their work with The Last Prisoner Project, Greenscreens, or Fire Station.
PufCreativ was also voted Best Agency of the Year 2020 in previous ADCANN awards!
YouWho Digital helps to give small businesses the support big brands receive with their marketing. Fully ready to bring brands online with services such as website design & development, social media management, and more, the YouWho Digital team has made a name for themselves amongst small businesses.
Not limited to the cannabis industry, YouWho has worked with amazing brands such as Screenlogic, Lit & Lucid, and A-Var Electric – proving this team is truly jacks of all trades.
Our next agency, HIGHOPES Design, is a design and marketing agency based out of Seattle. HIGHOPES designs websites, marketing, branding, and marketing of all kinds for cannabis companies in the medical and recreational space. Their mission is to help cannabis businesses of all kinds unlock their full potential while increasing recognition and reputation.
You may recognize HIGHOPES for their work with Have a heart, Nuvata, and Vidacann. HIGHOPES are one of many agencies working to push cannabis perceptions and attain legalization federally.
Garden State Greenhouse
There’s only one garden state, the state of New Jersey. Much like Bruce Springsteen and Tony Soprano, Garden State Greenhouse hails from the great state of New Jersey. GSG is a full-service cannabis-specific agency that works with retailers, cultivators and processors of all kinds. Their work has been featured in Rolling Stone, Weedmaps and Esquire.
You may recognize their work with Garcia Hand Picked, Liberty dispensaries or Cannaceutica. GSG has a deep knowledge of cannabis customers across all formats and markets. They’re experts at speaking directly to your customer.
Qonkur Media is Michigan’s #1 Cannabis marketing Agency. Qonkur supports a range of services for cannabis clients. These services include websites, packaging, SEO, branding, influencers, initial renders, OOH, social media, and much more.
You may recognize Qonkur media for their work with House of Dank, Seed Junky, and Ivy league Cannabis.
If you haven’t had a chance yet, go vote for your favourite Cannabis Marketing Agency!VOTE IN THE 2022 ADCANN AWARDS
Last Updated on December 8, 2022 by ADCANN