List of the Best Advertising Agencies in India

  • DDB Mudra Communications
  • Grey India
  • Rediffusion (Y&R)
  • McCann-Erickson India Ltd
  • Ogilvy & Mather

1. DDB Mudra Communications

Introduction: It is known as India’s no. one and largest marketing communications services enterprise. It has expertisation under four disciplines (Media, Outdoor Advertsing, Retail, and Experiential).

It has bragged most of the awards in national and international film festivals like Cannes, Spikes Asia, Clio, Adfest, ABBYs, OAA etc. 25 March is still celebrated across all Mudra offices as Mudra Day. On When comparing the awards, it has won a Silver at the Olive Crown Awards in the ‘Young Green Art Director of the Year’ category.

History: It was founded on 25 March 1980 by A. G. Krishnamurthi and its headquarter is situated in Mumbai. Initially it started with only 15 employees, 500 sq.ft space and Rs 40,000 as startup capital But in 1990, Mudra signed a collaboration agreement with DDB Needham Worldwide.

In 2011, Mudra group was acquired BY Ominicom Group and named as DDB Mudra group and was merged with DDB worldwide. Currently It has three agency networks and six specialist agencies and eleven SBU.

Sonal Dabral is currently the Chairman and Chief Creative Officer of DDB Mudra Group.

Clients: Linen Club, Aditya Birla Group, Bharat Petroleum, Henkel, ACC Limited, Pepsi, Colgate, USHA, McDonalds, Reebok, Puma, Peter England, among many others.

2. Grey India

Introduction : Grey India is a part of Grey global group and is among the world’s top marketing and advertising agencies. They have shown some famous and effective work for some of the India’s most prestigious clients.

History: It was founded in 1917 by Lawrence Valenstein and has its headquarted in U.S. It has many subsidary branches named as Grey India, G2, GHG, GCI Group, MediaCom Worldwide, Alliance, G WHIZ, WING, Grey EMEA, ArcTouch. In India its office is situated in Mumbai which handle projects in retailing, visualdesign and fixture design.

Clients: Sensodyne, BNatural, Gillette, Dell, Crocin, Indian Air Force, Tic-Tac, Ferrero, Fortis Healthcare, Pantene, Cadbury Silk, Kinder Joy and many more.

3. Rediffusion (Y&R)

Rediffusion is a part of WPP group which is among the top leading advertising agencies in India. The company offers various services which includes advertisement, consultancy, web design, social media, promotion and program setups.

History: Rediffusion was started with a collaborative efforts of The three people, Diwan Arun Nanda, Ajit Balakrishnan, and Mohammed Khan in 1973. It was created for creating fearless, bold and passionate work. Rediffusion-Y&R is part of the Young & Rubicam network having 187 offices and 6,500 employees with offices in Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Bangalore, Chennai, and in Sri Lanka, providing strategic and creative solutions to its clients.

Clients: Tata Motors, ITC Stationery, Eveready, Handard, Ambuja, Emani and many more.

4. McCann-Erickson India Ltd

Introduction: It is one of the highest ranked company of the advertising agencies in India . McCann has been awarded the Global Agency of the Year by Adweek thriceIt was also named as “Global Agency of the Year”.

History: It was founded in the year 1902 and 1912 McCann registered the world’s first advertising trademark ‘Truth Well Told’. McCann has offices in 120 countries spreading a global network in different parts of the country.They work through creative ideas born at the intersection of technology solutions, measurable performance and their unique understanding of people .


Maybelline, Loris,Spirite, Master card, Cococola, Microsoft and etc

5. Ogilvy & Mather

Introduction: Ogilvy & Mather is a well known and among the top Advertising companies in India who works on the principle of 360 degree branding on both local and global scale and has created a digital dominance for them. This agency works on “We sell or else.” These words sound simple, but are very meaninful to a ad agency. It is the only firm that grabbed network of the year at cannes for 3 consecutives year.


It was founded in the year 1948 by David Oligavy and has its offices in more than 150 countries worldwide. It operates in 6 cities throughout India and has become one of the leading advertising agencies in India.


American Express, IBM, Dove, NASCAR, Philips, Coke Zero, IKEA, UPS, Nationwide and Tiffany & Co.