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HypeLife is a Featured Startup Marketing Agency by UpCity
Featured Startup Brand + Marketing Agency at UpCity (April 2020)
Named a Featured Marketing Agency by UpCity.com

2020
Feature Interview in Shoutout SoCal (May 2020) - Curt Cuscino, Founder & CEO of HypeLife Brands, gets candid with Shoutout SoCal in this brand new feature interview.
Feature Interview in Shoutout SoCal (May 2020)
Curt Cuscino, Founder & CEO of HypeLife Brands, gets candid with Shoutout SoCal in this brand new feature interview.

2020
Summit International Creative Awards (SILVER) - "For the Fiercely Independent" 00:30 Ad/Promo Spot for HUDL Music (Category: Product/Service Video)
Summit International Creative Awards (SILVER)
"For the Fiercely Independent" 00:30 Ad/Promo Spot for HUDL Music (Category: Product/Service Video)

2020
Named a Top B2B Service Provider in California - As a key player for several startups within California, and across the U.S., HypeLife Brands is honored to be named by Clutch for the award.
Named a Top B2B Service Provider in California
As a key player for several startups within California, and across the U.S., HypeLife Brands is honored to be named by Clutch for the award.

2020

2019 Agency of the Year - Bronze Winner for 2019 Agency of the Year Awards by Ad World Masters
2019 Agency of the Year
Bronze Winner for 2019 Agency of the Year Awards by Ad World Masters

2019
Named in Top 20 B2B Companies in San Diego - As a key marketing agency for startups and consumer brands across the U.S., HypeLife Brands is honored to be recognized as a Top 20 regional player by Clutch for San Diego.
Named in Top 20 B2B Companies in San Diego
As a key marketing agency for startups and consumer brands across the U.S., HypeLife Brands is honored to be recognized as a Top 20 regional player by Clutch for San Diego.

2019
Creating New Ventures (Book) - Our Founder/CEO, Curt Cuscino, featured in this new book commissioned by CSUF's Entrepreneurship Program on what it takes to create a new startup (2018)
Creating New Ventures (Book)
Our Founder/CEO, Curt Cuscino, featured in this new book commissioned by CSUF's Entrepreneurship Program on what it takes to create a new startup

2018
Published in YFS Magazine - "Millennials Own The Future: This Is How Smart Brands Will Reach Them," written by our agency's Founder/CEO, published in YFS Magazine (2018)
Published in YFS Magazine
"Millennials Own The Future: This Is How Smart Brands Will Reach Them," written by our agency's Founder/CEO, published in YFS Magazine

2018

Named Top 10 San Diego Creative Agencies - Named one of the Top 10 Creative Agencies in San Diego by Clutch.co
Named Top 10 San Diego Creative Agencies
Named one of the Top 10 Creative Agencies in San Diego by Clutch.co

2018
Named Top 10 San Diego Inbound Marketing Agencies - Named one of the Top 10 Inbound Marketing Agencies in San Diego by Clutch.co
Named Top 10 San Diego Inbound Marketing Agencies
Named one of the Top 10 Inbound Marketing Agencies in San Diego by Clutch.co

2018
Named #11 in Top 20 San Diego Digital Strategy Agencies - Named One of the Top 20 (#11) Digital Strategy Agencies in San Diego by Clutch.co
Named #11 in Top 20 San Diego Digital Strategy Agencies
Named One of the Top 20 (#11) Digital Strategy Agencies in San Diego by Clutch.co

2018
Named Top 10 San Diego Branding Agencies - Named one of the Top 10 Branding Agencies in San Diego by agency research platform The Manifest
Named Top 10 San Diego Branding Agencies
Named one of the Top 10 Branding Agencies in San Diego by agency research platform The Manifest

2018

Named Top 15 Retail Marketing + Advertising Agencies in the U.S. - Agency-research firm Clutch ranked HypeLife Brands one of the top 15 retail/B2C agencies in the U.S. after analyzing 1000’s of agencies' presence and leadership in the market, and interviewing their clients to learn about work quality.
Named Top 15 Retail Marketing + Advertising Agencies in the U.S.
Agency-research firm Clutch ranked HypeLife Brands one of the top 15 retail/B2C agencies in the U.S. after analyzing 1000’s of agencies' presence and leadership in the market, and interviewing their clients to learn about work quality.

2018
Published in AllBusiness Magazine - "Positioning Your Startup to Raise Venture Capital Funding," written by our agency's Founder/CEO, published in AllBusiness Magazine (2018)
Published in AllBusiness Magazine
"Positioning Your Startup to Raise Venture Capital Funding," written by our agency's Founder/CEO, published in AllBusiness Magazine

2018
NPR Marketplace Feature - Curt Cuscino, our agency's founder, sat down with NPR's Marketplace for a special on the state of the Millennial Generation (2017)
NPR Marketplace Feature
Curt Cuscino, our agency's founder, sat down with NPR's Marketplace for a special on the state of the Millennial Generation

2017
AgencyList.org - Featured San Diego Branding + Marketing Agency (2017)
AgencyList.org
Featured San Diego Branding + Marketing Agency

2017

SD Voyager Magazine (DEC.2017) - Feature piece on Curt Cuscino as one of San Diego's most inspiring entrepreneurs and independent business owners (2017)
SD Voyager Magazine (DEC.2017)
Feature piece on Curt Cuscino as one of San Diego's most inspiring entrepreneurs and independent business owners

2017
AgencyList.org - Featured Los Angeles Branding + Marketing Agency (2016)
AgencyList.org
Featured Los Angeles Branding + Marketing Agency

2016
AgencyList.org - Featured San Diego Branding + Marketing Agency (2016)
AgencyList.org
Featured San Diego Branding + Marketing Agency

2016
AgencyList.org - Featured Los Angeles Branding + Marketing Agency (2015)
AgencyList.org
Featured Los Angeles Branding + Marketing Agency

2015

BestWebDesignAgencies.com - Ranked in Top 10 Branding Agencies in the U.S. (2013)
BestWebDesignAgencies.com
Ranked in Top 10 Branding Agencies in the U.S.

2013
BestWebDesignAgencies.com - Ranked in Top 10 Web/Digital Strategy Agencies in the U.S. (2013)
BestWebDesignAgencies.com
Ranked in Top 10 Web/Digital Strategy Agencies in the U.S.

2013
HOW Magazine - Featured in HOW Design's article "Lessons Of Years Past" (2013)
HOW Magazine
Featured in HOW Design's article "Lessons Of Years Past"

2013
Ask Those Branding Guys - Featured on National Radio Program (April) (2013)
Ask Those Branding Guys
Featured on National Radio Program (April)

2013

Ask Those Branding Guys - Featured on National Radio Program (August) (2013)
Ask Those Branding Guys
Featured on National Radio Program (August)

2013
BestWebDesignAgencies.com - Ranked in Top 5 Web/Digital Strategy Agencies in the U.S. (2013)
BestWebDesignAgencies.com
Ranked in Top 5 Web/Digital Strategy Agencies in the U.S.

2013
BestWebDesignAgencies.com - Ranked in Top 10 Branding Agencies in the U.S. (2012)
BestWebDesignAgencies.com
Ranked in Top 10 Branding Agencies in the U.S.

2012
BestWebDesignAgencies.com - Ranked in Top 10 Web/Digital Strategy Agencies in the U.S. (2012)
BestWebDesignAgencies.com
Ranked in Top 10 Web/Digital Strategy Agencies in the U.S.

2012

BestWebAgencies.com - Ranked #1 Independent Branding Agency in the U.S. (2011)
BestWebAgencies.com
Ranked #1 Independent Branding Agency in the U.S.

2011
BestWebDesignAgencies.com - Ranked in Top 10 Agencies in the U.S. (Categories: Web Strategy + Web Design) (2011)
BestWebDesignAgencies.com
Ranked in Top 10 Agencies in the U.S. (Categories: Web Strategy + Web Design)

2011
The Big Book of Packaging (Harper Design) - HypeLife's work published in this collection of the best branding & packaging from around the globe
The Big Book of Packaging (Harper Design)
HypeLife's work published in this collection of the best branding & packaging from around the globe

2011
International Davey Awards - Gold Winner - Commercials & Corporate/Public Imaging for "Vision / Revolution" (Client: Personify) (2011)
International Davey Awards
Gold Winner - Commercials & Corporate/Public Imaging for "Vision / Revolution" (Client: Personify)

2011

International Davey Awards - Silver Winner - Film & Music Videos category for "Videos of Explosions" (Client: The Model Congress) (2011)
International Davey Awards
Silver Winner - Film & Music Videos category for "Videos of Explosions" (Client: The Model Congress)

2011
International Davey Awards - Gold Winner - Websites/Self-Promotion category for HypeLifeBrands.com (2011)
International Davey Awards
Gold Winner - Websites/Self-Promotion category for HypeLifeBrands.com

2011
International Davey Awards - Silver Winner - Film & Videos (Corporate Image) category for "Why Sunshine" (Client: Sunshine Electronic Display) (2011)
International Davey Awards
Silver Winner - Film & Videos (Corporate Image) category for "Why Sunshine" (Client: Sunshine Electronic Display)

2011
BestWebDesignAgencies.com - Ranked in Top 10 Branding Agencies in the U.S. (2011)
BestWebDesignAgencies.com
Ranked in Top 10 Branding Agencies in the U.S.

2011

AIGA (Kansas City Chapter) - A7 Design Competition Award Winner (2011)
AIGA (Kansas City Chapter)
A7 Design Competition Award Winner

2011
W3 Awards (International Academy of Visual Arts) - Gold Winner - B2B Branded Content - "Vision / Revolution" Promo (Client: Personify) (2011)
W3 Awards (International Academy of Visual Arts)
Gold Winner - B2B Branded Content - "Vision / Revolution" Promo (Client: Personify)

2011
W3 Awards (International Academy of Visual Arts) - Silver Winner - Music Marketing category for "Videos of Explosions" (Client: The Model Congress) (2011)
W3 Awards (International Academy of Visual Arts)
Silver Winner - Music Marketing category for "Videos of Explosions" (Client: The Model Congress)

2011
W3 Awards (International Academy of Visual Arts) - Silver Winner - Self-Promotion Category for HypeLifeBrands.com (2011)
W3 Awards (International Academy of Visual Arts)
Silver Winner - Self-Promotion Category for HypeLifeBrands.com

2011

Logolicious (Harper Collins) - HypeLife's work published in this curated collection of the tastiest logos from around the globe
Logolicious (Harper Collins)
HypeLife's work published in this curated collection of the tastiest logos from around the globe

2010
Creativity 40th Annual International Awards - Platinum Award - Green Digital Marketing for Animated+Viral Holiday Campaign (Client: Phoenix International) (2010)
Creativity 40th Annual International Awards
Platinum Award - Green Digital Marketing for Animated+Viral Holiday Campaign (Client: Phoenix International)

2010
Creativity 40th Annual International Awards - Gold Award - Email Marketing for Animated+Viral Holiday Campaign (Client: Phoenix International) (2010)
Creativity 40th Annual International Awards
Gold Award - Email Marketing for Animated+Viral Holiday Campaign (Client: Phoenix International)

2010
Creativity 40th Annual International Awards - Gold Award - Mobile Apps for Promotional iPhone App (Client: The Model Congress) (2010)
Creativity 40th Annual International Awards
Gold Award - Mobile Apps for Promotional iPhone App (Client: The Model Congress)

2010

BestWebAgencies.com - Ranked #1 Independent Branding Agency in the U.S. (2010)
BestWebAgencies.com
Ranked #1 Independent Branding Agency in the U.S.

2010
BestWebDesignAgencies.com - Ranked in Top 10 Agencies in the U.S. (Categories: Web Strategy + Web Design) (2010)
BestWebDesignAgencies.com
Ranked in Top 10 Agencies in the U.S. (Categories: Web Strategy + Web Design)

2010
Create Awards
Silver Award Winner
Create Awards
Silver Award Winner

2009
Summit International Design Awards - Bronze Award Winner (2009)
Summit International Design Awards
Bronze Award Winner

2009

Summit International Emerging Media Awards - Leader Award Winner for Promotional iPhone App (Client: The Model Congress) (2009)
Summit International Emerging Media Awards
Leader Award Winner for Promotional iPhone App (Client: The Model Congress)

2009
ADDY Award Winner - for Animated+Viral Holiday E-Card (Client: Phoenix International) (2009)
ADDY Award Winner
for Animated+Viral Holiday E-Card (Client: Phoenix International)

2009
Create Magazine (March/April) - Our Packaging Work Featured in Cover Story "Wrap It Up"
Create Magazine (March/April)
Our Packaging Work Featured in Cover Story "Wrap It Up"

2008
HOW Magazine - Cover Feature - "Mind Your Own Business" Conference Marketing + Registration Materials (2008)
HOW Magazine
Cover Feature - "Mind Your Own Business" Conference Marketing + Registration Materials

2008

International Davey Awards - Gold Award Winner (2007)
International Davey Awards
Gold Award Winner

2007