UpCity City Excellence Awards

Our City Excellence Awards are presented annually to the top 1% of marketing providers in the largest cities on the UpCity Marketplace. The Awards celebrate those marketing providers with the highest brand integrity and client satisfaction based on their UpCity Rating.

View Chicago Winners

Chicago is our home, and we're proud to celebrate the amazing marketing providers that make our city one of the best in the country.

View Chicago Excellence Award Winners»

View New York City Winners

Madison Avenue is the heart of the advertising industry. It's no surprise that so many top-notch marketing service providers call the Big Apple home.

View New York City Excellence Award Winners »

View Los Angeles Winners

It's no secret that Los Angeles is one of the fastest moving cities in the country. It also happens to be home to some of the nation's top marketing providers.

View Los Angeles Excellence Award Winners »

View Austin Winners

Austin has been called an "ad town" in recent years, as more and more marketing providers have sprung up in the city. It should come as no surprise that some of our strongest partners come from Austin.

View Austin Excellence Award Winners »

View Toronto Winners

The lone Canadian city out of our five highest performing markets, Toronto plays hosts to some of Canada's top digital marketing and business minds.

View Toronto Excellence Award Winners »

How It Works

UpCity’s mission is to create and empower successful relationships between business owners and marketing professionals. The Excellence Awards celebrate the top 1% of marketing service providers as measured by their UpCity Rating – an algorithm utilizing signals and indicators (like the number and quality of reviews, website performance, and domain authority) to gauge a marketing service provider’s level of recommendability.

In January, we analyzed and scored over 33,000 providers based on UpCity Rating and awarded the top 1% with 2019 UpCity Excellence Awards. Along with the awards, we launched our Excellence Research Study. It provides rich insights pertaining to the marketing landscape, and the service providers that comprise this landscape.

Now, we're excited to launch the City Excellence Awards to celebrate the top providers in our highest performing markets.

download the excellence research study

UpCity Rating

A provider's UpCity Rating is derived from a variety of data points that are designed to help business owners find a partner that is the best fit for them.

UpCity Ratings cannot be purchased, and rely solely on elements of an agency that affect their clients, including:







Want to learn more? Read more about our methodology.

City Excellence FAQs

  • For Marketing Service Providers
    When Will Winning Companies be Announced?

    The City Excellence Award Winners will be announced on May 13, 2019.

    How Can My Company Qualify and What Do Winners Receive?

    Marketing providers qualify based on their UpCity Rating. Winners must be in the top 1% of providers in their city.Winners are recognized with custom badging, PR exposure, a spot on our Winners page, a physical trophy, and more.

    Is There An Entry Fee?

    The City Excellence Awards are based on the UpCity Rating, a metric that relies solely on elements of an agency or business that directly affect business owners and potential clients. A higher UpCity Rating cannot be purchased.

  • For Businesses
    What is UpCity?

    UpCity helps businesses find marketing providers they can trust. Our marketplace creates and empowers successful relationships between businesses and marketing service providers. We provide transparency and insights to dramatically improve the marketing partner selection and purchase experience.

    What are the City Excellence Awards?

    UpCity's City Excellence Awards are presented annually to the most outstanding marketing providers in the top five performing markets on our Marketplace based on UpCity Rating.

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