We are Circa

Big ideas, without all the attitude.


We are deep divers

We are constantly searching for what will set brands apart


We are Innovators

We never churn out the same ideas over and over and over.



We’re not the biggest advertising agency in the tallest building in the most expensive city. We’re not the slow-footed global behemoth that promises senior leadership and follows up with junior service.


We’re a creative agency near San Francisco filled with senior marketers who talk directly to our clients. We put our best minds on all problems. We’re the small kid on the block (with the big imagination.)


As marketers, we know that peer-to-peer reviews can make or break any product or service. That’s why we’re beyond happy, and gratified, to have earned a 5-star rating on advertising agency review site Clutch.


Circa is one of my go-to agencies because they think like a cooler version of me. They get the concept straight away and are able to visualize it in ways that really hit the audience right where it counts.

Andrew Parsons, Microsoft

Circa has the most strategic creatives I have ever worked with.

Cheryl Ricketts, DreamBox Learning

I found them to be pleasant, professional, creative, and diligent throughout all of their work.
Their persistence struck the perfect balance between being proactive and not being too much for us to handle, which we really appreciated.

Vickie Sherman, Mechanics Bank

No matter the scale of the assignment, big or small, they consistently delivered distinctive & strategically grounded creative solutions.

Jason Daniels, Beam Wine Estates/Clos du Bois

They’re capable of taking something that is high-level and turning it into something concrete.
They understood the messaging that we were looking for.

Sean Tiedgen, SRTA

I get access to the senior people who creatively solve my business challenges. I never have to think about the details. Circa anticipates what I need and makes it so easy.

Kristy Stanaway, HP

I'm impressed with their ability to quickly understand my core business concerns. Each time they have developed strategic, consumer focused solutions that make a difference.

Nicole Matheny, Francis Ford Coppola Presents

They did a great job creating beautiful work. I loved the web copy. The ad campaign ideas were (plentiful and) clever.

Heather Stephenson, CMO-Super


We’re believers that marketing only works when you start with the consumer. Great design and excellent copy will take you nowhere without a sound strategy that speaks to the consumer in a way that matters to them. We pride ourselves on untangling complex products and industries to create human benefits – even where there seem to be none.


We’ve spent years working in some of the best advertising agencies in the world, and taken the best from that experience to develop a working process that is as pain-free as possible. When the project management is tight and the system is organized, it helps us focus on what really matters – creative work.


We pride ourselves on friendly and attentive service. That means empathy when goals shift or schedules change. Collaboration on any kind of challenge – even when it’s not what we signed up for. Flexibility with timing and budgetary needs. Hard work to make every project successful. It’s why our client relationships usually end up spanning 5, 10, or 15 years (and counting).

Senior & Accessible

When you work with us, you won’t be assigned the B team. Every piece of work that comes through the agency is touched by the senior leadership team. And we’re always a phone call, text, chat, or email away.


We’re built to contract and expand to suit the needs of our clients. We evaluate each client’s needs separately to pull together the team of experts that are best suited to the style and type of marketing that a specific industry or type of product calls for. That means our clients don’t get a staff designer simply because they’re on staff – they get a designer who’s best suited to make their project shine.


We’re hungry for information – about our clients’ audiences, their products, and industry trends. We actually like data. The more we know, the more we can create marketing that gets results.

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