Creative Digital Agency (CDA)

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Creative Digital Agency (CDA)
IndustryMarketing/Advertising Agency
Founded 📆2017
Founder 👔Jin Kim
Headquarters 🏙️,
San Francisco Bay Area
Area served 🗺️
Key people
Kevin Almeida (Managing Director)
Number of employees
📇 Address
📞 telephone

Creative Digital Agency (CDA) is an independent marketing/advertising firm headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area.[1][2]


Creative Digital Agency was founded in 2017 by Bay Area entrepreneur Jin Kim,[3][4] with Kevin Almeida serving as Manager of Marketing Services.[5][6] Later that year, the firm onboarded new clients including the Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board, Merck Animal Health, and the Contra Costa Transportation Authority.[7]

In 2018, the firm launched Merck Animal Health’s “My Vet Offers” campaign, which received awards from Mobile Marketing Magazine, the Mobile Marketing Association (MMA), and, and received a nomination from Digiday.[8][9]

CDA continued expanding into the travel/tourism space throughout the year, with new clients including Airbnb, Visit Savannah, and Visit Valley Forge.[10] The firm became a member of the American Association of Advertising Agencies.[11]

In 2019, CDA was ranked the #32 Digital/Specialist Agency on the MMA’s Global Business Impact Index, received the ITV GameChangers Award,[12][13] and was recognized with wins from the Hermes Creative Awards[14] and Gov Design Awards.[15] New clients included the City of Sausalito, the City of Benicia, and SpendLabs.[16]

That summer, the company launched InZa Lab, a program to connect brands with emerging Generation Z marketing professionals as they entered the workforce.[17][18] In 2020, CDA expanded to Las Vegas, and received the Hermes Creative Award for for the second time.[19] The agency launched the City of Benicia’s Great Escape by the Bay campaign in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which resulted in the destination being featured on Live With Kelly and Ryan.[20]

In 2021, CDA was ranked for the first time on the Inc 5000 List.[21][22]


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  8. “Digiday Awards Finalist”,, Retrieved March 15, 2021.
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  10. “Thinking Out of the Box. An Interview with Jin Kim, President of CDA”,, Retrieved March 15, 2021.
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  13. “Danville San Ramon, “Innovation Tri-Valley presents #GameChangers awards”,, Retrieved March 15, 2021.
  14. “Hermes Creative Awards, : “CCTA””,, Retrieved March 15, 2021.
  15. “Gov Design Awards “CCTA”,, Retrieved March 15, 2021.
  16. “Getting the Holiday Season Right”,, Retrieved March 15, 2021.
  17. “The Digital Executive, “Trendsetter Providing Cutting-Edge Tech and Cultural Awareness for Fortune 500 Clients with CEO Jin Kim” ”,, Retrieved March 15, 2021.
  18. NRF 2020 Vision “A Customer Review for Creative Digital Agency Inc.”,, Retrieved March 15, 2021.
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  20. “Benicia, CA Tourism ‘Escapes’ COVID Challenges”,, Retrieved March 15, 2021.
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