“Wow, this is some next-level advertising.”
If you’ve ever caught yourself unconsciously having an internal monologue discussing this, then maybe it’s time for you to up your advertising game!
Truth is, advertising agency Malaysia is one of the most essential facets of any business.
Knowingly or not, we see a range of different ads every day, from billboards to social media posts to video ad copies with the most unexpected twist of events.
Heh, so I guess we can say it is no secret that advertising agencies are thriving businesses in Malaysia, agreed?
They not only offer marketing services but also provide clients with the best quality of content.
A-List agencies out there are some of the leading companies in Malaysia that have gained international recognition for their work.
In this post, we’ll review a list of local A-list advertising agencies in Malaysia. What are some criteria of our review, you ask? Of course, we’ll look at what services and expertise they offer. Without further ado, let’s get on with it!
PS. some of them may even coincidentally be the best digital marketing agency locally!
Emerging at the forefront of the race is One Search Pro Marketing in Malaysia – an advertising company in Malaysia and digital marketing agency with more than ten years of field experience.
Over the span of a decade, One Search Pro has been recognized for serving clients using only customized digital marketing and customer-driven marketing strategies to help attain established goals.
Primarily observing the goals of building solid reputations, the company itself answers to customized online marketing needs with aims to build solid reputations through substantial results in lead generation and sales conversion.
- More than ten years of accumulated experience in marketing
- Strongpoints lie in quality lead generation and brand imaging
- Regular quality content on blog articles highlighting trendy topics and news of the digital and online marketing niche
Website Development & Design, SEO, SEM, Social Media Marketing, and Digital Creative Production
E-commerce, media, lifestyle, technology, hospitality, and more
Tropicana, Mobil 1, Mayland, YesTravel, Tots ‘N’ Baby, and more
As a global packaging and brand consultancy Malaysia founded in 1997, SGK was known to have created an award-winning international reputation for innovative strategies, world-class creativity, and exceptional service in branding and marketing.
SGK’s strength lies in the company’s internal teams’ innovation and services that primarily focus on enhancing consumer experience.
The formulation of its advertising design strategies is based on the teams’ extensive research on customer engagement with aspects of the consumer journey, including retail displays, promotional materials, digital marketing, website interface design, and packaging widely explored.
- Constantly on the lookout for innovative ways to boost customer experience
- Shines in providing mid-sized companies of the products & services and retail niches
Branding, media marketing, packaging design, and event marketing
Consumer product and services, retail, financial services, and business
Amazon, Air France, American Express, and Astra Zaneca
The GO Communication Group of Companies is a Malaysian-owned integrated brand agency Malaysia providing strategic communications, branding, public relations, marketing, and event management services to some of the world’s most prestigious corporations in Malaysia.
As one of the top PR agencies in Southeast Asia, the agency provides clients with integrated communications that are comprehensive and strategically planned. Working with regional organizations across industries, GO is dedicated to nurturing long-term relationships and delivering the most exceptional results for all clients.
- Recognized with various awards, including Malaysia’s Best PR Agency and Campaign Asia’s Gold Award in Brand Development of the year category.
- Largest independent media company in Malaysia
Brand development, PR, corporate communications, media relations, and social media marketing campaigns
Creative, media, entertainment and lifestyle
|GO Communications (@gocommmalaysia)|
Lego, Desaru Coast Malaysia, Starbucks, and Renault
Mirum Agency is another leading advertising agency in Southeast Asia. The agency is renowned for their ingenious creativity and innovation.
As its sister company, Wunderman Thompson is known for numerous successful advertising Malaysia campaigns, having designed many established brands like Avon and KitKat in the past.
The agency emphasizes understanding customers’ needs and wants before embarking on any actual actions.
- Launched a KitKat campaign on TikTok and received more than 4.3 million views
- Partnered with startups to help local SME businesses grow on a global scale
Apps, B2B, Commerce, Consulting, Inclusive XP, Content Services.
Lifestyle, entertainment, e-commerce and retail
Mirum MEA (@mirummea)
Unilever, HSBC, Vodafone, and Nestle.
Formerly known as Youthsays Sdn Bhd, the social news agency was established in 2010 and is now one of the most popular online advertising in Malaysia. Says.com is many Malaysians’ ultimate destination for news and information.
It is an influential platform that facilitates engagement within the community, enabling readers to share content related to topics they are interested in.
As a reliable news portal, readers can get updates on what’s happening in Malaysia by following their favorite topics, say politics or sports.
Audiences can stay up-to-date on current affairs with Says.com’s live feed of breaking news via its social media platforms. From entertainment & gossip to politics & finance, technology, business, and more, Says.com has it all covered!
- Merged with Catcha Media subsidiaries in May 2013 and formed a digital advertising agency
- Featured in Bloomberg Businessweek
- Worked with over 1,500 successful marketing campaigns, including Coca Cola
|Content services and advertising content|
Editorial, news, entertainment, and lifestyle
Maxis, Nestle, Unilever, and Nike
Fishermen Malaysia is among the few leading independent advertising agencies in Malaysia and Singapore, integrating creativity with strategy to deliver content-driven campaigns.
The agency prides itself in delivering innovative ideas that help brands succeedingly stand out from the rest.
With experience in various marketing departments including advertising, editorial, publishing, and film production, Fishermen Malaysia aims to create the most effective advertisement Malaysia that is instantly recognized as the brand’s trademark look.
- Received the Gold Award in Marketing Excellence Awards under the Government Sector Category 2016
- Successfully gained results that gave #BFM for Netflix PR mileage and the respect of Malaysians with only a budget of RM 2000
Editorial, film publishing, website, and app development
Editorial, film publishing, website, and app development
Allianz, Nescafe, Nando’s, BSN, Carlsberg, Maggi, and Taylor’s University.
LINs Advertising & Marketing (also known as LINs.AD) was founded in Singapore in 1989 as LINs Advertising & Marketing Pte Ltd.
As a full-service advertising and marketing communications company that delivers campaigns for all sizes throughout Asia, services offered include event management  , media planning & buying, public relations, and multi-media advertising.
At LINs Ad, advertising is at the heart of what they do and they believe in the concept of ‘everybody wins’ and, together, share the successes and aspirations.
- Appointed as a member of the Association of Accredited Advertising Agents (MALAYSIA) in January 2008
- Officially certified as an accredited advertising firm Malaysia
- Powered by more than 80 creative professionals who believe in creativity and science to create genuine human connections.
|Media PR, brand imaging, digital/multimedia, event operation, video production, and branding & consultancy|
Beauty, fashion, lifestyle, and retail
LINs Advertising & Marketing
INFLUASIA, a Malaysian digital marketing agency, is dedicated to crafting content that resonates with the everyday life of Malaysians.
The agency pushes for the concept of producing only quality and exciting content about Malaysia’s latest trends, business, and lifestyle news.
Through its popular digital news online known as World of Buzz and Lobak Merah, most of the published content including videos and news articles, are perfect viral and heavily shared across social media platforms in Malaysia.
INFLUASIA has been running marketing and advertising campaigns for many well-known companies since its establishment in 2007. The company’s recent venture is influencer marketing, and they have worked with some of Malaysia’s top brands like Mamee in collaborations with local influencers.
- Nominated and won Forbes with more than 30 awards
- World of Buzz is one of the most popular social news platform in South East Asia
|Branded articles, branded videos, and influencer marketing|
Online news and entertainment
INFLUASIA – Home
Astro, Air Asia, Universal Music Group, Traveloka, TGV Cinema, and Celcom
Innovative Hub is a fully-integrated digital marketing company in Malaysia providing services like web design & development and Search Engine Optimization (SEO).
Innovative Hub comprises a team of talented professionals with diverse backgrounds. For over five years, they have been in the industry with their team members and offices in Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, and Vietnam.
As a result, the agency has experience handling most projects: from small startups to multinational-corporations-level international projects.
- Vast experience working with local and international clients
- Accumulated more than five years experience in digital marketing
SEO, web design & development, digital advertising solution, web hosting solution, and social media management
Lifestyle, education, B2B
Innovative Hub Malaysia
SlimWorld, Flipper, SKA, Flow Digital, and more
AJ Marketing is a global marketing company specializing in brand strategy, marketing, and communications for local brands.
Latest technologies are employed to provide clients with intelligence about what’s happening in the industry, thus making them better equipped for market competition.
- Offers customized digital marketing services to all types of business
- Operating in eight major cities and countries, some of which include Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, Japan, Singapore, Hanoi Vietnam, and Taipei Taiwan
Creative agency, e-commerce, Media, Digital Marketing, and Social Media Marketing.
Retail, lifestyle, social media
AJ Marketing (@ajmarketing.io)
Haagen Daz, Adobe, Danone, Gameloft, and more
DEMOJO is an independent creative marketing agency with a practical channel-neutral approach.
DEMOJO provides a balanced mix of creativity, strategy, and technology to help brands grow.
With experience in social content and copywriting, DEMOJO can create individualized campaigns for practically any brand and business.
- Experience in managing a 360 rebranding campaigns for multiple local and Singapore brands
Insight research & development, copywriting, design, event production, and event planning.
Media agency Malaysia, entertainment, and social media
Demojo Communication’s (@demojocomm)
Dunkin Donut, Pokka, Faber-Castell, Neo Slim, and more.
Arcadia Bytes is a tech-enabled web design and digital marketing solutions agency.
The agency works by developing custom strategies for each of its clients based on their business goals and needs.
Based in Penang, this agency is committed to offering ideal and affordable solutions to all its customers’ needs. Arcadia Bytes has worked with companies in the entertainment, education, healthcare, finance, and retail industries.
- Featured in Top Web Designers Clutch 2020 and Top Web Design Company
- Specialize in creative WordPress-based website and web design
Products and services, web design & development, graphic design, E-commerce development, and SEO.
Healthcare, beauty, and education
Nurha Beauty, Reka, Sans & Sans, and more.
An agency based in Kuala Lumpur, Youmo Studio – a copywriting agency in Malaysia, provides professional and specialized services to help meet their client’s marketing communications and promotional needs.
From writing articles for blogs to websites, social media content, and more, the agency is committed to helping to get clients’ messages resonate with the intended target audience.
- Worked with over 55 premium and luxury brands like Bobbi Brown, Jimmy Choo, and Burberry Beauty through its sister company called The Lilac
- Impressive and attractive sale brochures and flyers
Copywriting, advertising, designing, social media and branding, and designing brochure and flyers
Beauty, media, and digital marketing
Alfio Raldo, OldTown White Coffee, Drypers, Spritzer, and more.
Creative Paramedics is a creative agency established in Malaysia in 2006.
As the finalist for the 2015 A+M Awards (the Oscars in advertising industry) in Malaysia, the agency is recognized for its outstanding contribution to the Malaysian advertising and marketing industry.
- Worked with more than ten established financial companies in Malaysia
- Known as the only homegrown agency that gets to the finalist in A+M Awards
Social media management, corporate events, press ads, and digital billboards
Automobiles, finance and lifestyle.
Creative Paramedics (@creativeparamedics)
UOB Bank, Great Easter, Setia,Honda, LG, and more
As a subsidiary of Media Prima Digital, REV Asia is another yet leading media group in Malaysia. The group has managed over 30 brands and managed to reach up to 15 million people with their compelling ad copies.
The group provides a mix of hard and soft-sell advertising content through different platforms, including TV, radio, publications, and digital.
Some notable networks under Rev Media Group include Mashable Southeast Asia, Juice, Kosmo! and Fly.fm.
- Provides data-driven digital marketing solutions
- Won the Digital Publisher of The Year under Media Prima Berhad
News, entertainment, lifestyle, technology, and more
REV Media Group
REV Media Group (@revmediamy)
Nestum, Watsons, and Indah Water
Mantra Communications Sdn Bhd is a highly-regarded integrated branding agency that offers clients solutions in marketing, design, and event management.
Over the years in the industry, it has become Malaysia’s leading advertising specialist with an extensive range of services, including marketing consultancy, design, production, execution, and social media management.
Mantra’s aim is to help clients design creative and engaging messages that resonate with target audiences.
- Received Kancil Awards and AOTY Awards
- Specializes in building engaging brand experience advertising
Advertising and digital marketing
Lifestyle, F&B and Lifestyle, technology, and more
Benefit, ACER, Electrolux, Yamaha, and more.
Founded by Tony Laskar back in 2009, Audience2Media has come a long way since its inception by branding itself as one of the greatest innovative companies.
Audience2Media is a pioneering organization that strives for excellence in content delivery and customer satisfaction by catering to the needs of its clients.
They offer personalized solutions for each client, including design and brand positioning to copywriting Malaysia and media distribution.
- Combines AI technology, data, and content with a Global reach to identify the right audience
- Uses the advanced and targeting tech “Krypton”  that utilizes real-time data web traversal data in determining target market
Audience to media advertising, social media marketing, and digital marketing
Automobile, F & B, technology, retail, and more
Tesco, Lazada, NordVPN, BOH, Kewpie, and more.
Affiniti is a Malaysia and Singapore advertising organization that has a diverse range of clients around the world.
The agency is known for its strong work ethic, creativity, and professionalism.
They create brand connections by designing experiences that engage and inspire people across the world with their campaigns. In the past, they have created campaigns for well-known brands like Papa Rich and Yeos.
- Emphasizes on creating fun advertising with freedom
- Believes in designing ideas that drive brands and pursue them with useful insights using reliable marketing tools
Communication, advertising, and marketing
Technology, lifestyle, retail, and F&B
The Affiniti (@theaffiniti)
AstraZeneca, Yeos, P&G, and Dell.
Contrary to what you might think, an advertising agency in Kuala Lumpur (and of course, around the world) is not just about one type of ad.
A lot of people believe that the only thing an agency does is create ads, but there are so many other ways an agency can help businesses – from marketing to PR.
As Malaysia has a diverse economy that includes both traditional and digital industries, it’s always good to visit more than one agency when looking for the right partner for your business.
Don’t know where to start? Why not consult One Search Pro?
Among many advertising agencies in Malaysia, we are not only a digital marketing + Google ads agency in Malaysia but also your A+ advertising solution.
Our services include website development, SEO, social media marketing, Google Adwords, and more (in case you didn’t catch that the first time we feature those on the list)!