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Adweek Ranks Born & Bred as the #1 Fastest-Growing Brand Agency Globally


Born & Bred, a leading brand agency specializing in launching, evolving, and growing category builders and disruptors, today announced they’ve been named by Adweek as the fastest growing brand agency globally.

Born & Bred’s 297% year-over-year growth ranked them #1 for brand agencies and #16 in the list overall. This is the first year Adweek has published 75 agencies instead of 100, citing the COVID-19 pandemic as the reason for the reduction. 

During the pandemic Born & Bred prioritized its growth efforts for industries, like fintech, cannabis, b-to-b software, and DTC, that were less impacted by the pandemic than others. The agency touts its value for venture-backed, category-building challenger brands—like Eaze and Lumanu—and has built its business supporting them, which has led to high retention rates.

“We started Born & Bred in 2018 with a mission to help visionary founders and leaders growth their business through brand,” said George De’Ath, Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer at Born & Bred. “After only three short years in business, it’s a huge honor to be recognized for our growth and a testament to our team’s amazing work. We’ve always done things differently as an agency and we’re proud to see our innovative approach being awarded.”

The latest recognition from Adweek follows several industry accolades for Born & Bred in 2020. Among them, Born & Bred received their first Clio award for their rebrand campaign of California cannabis delivery giant, Eaze, earlier this year. 

Adweek’s list of Fastest Growing Agencies honors firms both small and large from all over the world who operate in the fields of brand, marketing, advertising, digital, PR, and more. To be eligible for the list, agencies provided three years of revenue, from 2018 to 2020, and had at least $250,000 in revenue in 2018. Participating agencies were required to certify the accuracy of their reported revenue figures, and Adweek performed additional auditing to determine the accuracy of the submissions. 

About Born & Bred 

Born & Bred is a brand agency that specializes in launching, evolving, and growing brands for category disruptors and builders. The agency partners with visionary founders and leaders to bring progress to industries through brand strategy, identity, and experience. The agency is headquartered in San Francisco, California with employees in Portland, Los Angeles, Nashville, and New York. Born & Bred was co-founded by George De’Ath and Kyle Merwin in 2018. For more information, contact Born & Bred at or visit