Cohere is a Philadelphia Branding Agency with its Creative Headquarters in Center City

Philadelphia’s Premiere Hospitality + Real Estate Team

Founded in Philadelphia in 2007, Cohere is a creative agency that brands and markets the city’s best hotels, restaurants, and real estate projects. Our name is rooted in the word "cohesion" because we are known for helping the entire experience connect to the north star of the brand. We specialize in the branding and marketing of the built environment - but as brands find ways to connect directly with consumers online, we have learned the art of marketing as well. In addition to those core competencies, we have advisors on our team who guide the growth of companies, strategic plans, and “how” to get there. These skill sets are utilized by our partners to expand their capacity, telling stories of a building or brand both in person and online.

We offer: brand strategy, identity design, collateral and creative layout design, signage and environmental graphics, digital marketing, content creation, web design and development, content strategy, creative advisory, public relations, and social media management.

Our HQ is located in Center City - with a core creative group and advisors in the Wanamaker Building that have a passion for seeing our city grow, especially for the creative class. We bring the power of a true creative studio, and our clients' projects are more successful when we can employ our guiding principles; overlapping shared values and interest, to create something more impactful together.

Cohere's team working out of the Philadelphia Mindspace office.

We are an Award Winning Philadelphia Based Restaurant + Hospitality Marketing and Design Firm

Cohere got its start working with some of Philadelphia’s iconic restaurants and brands - including Starr Restaurants, Schulson Collective brands, DiBruno Bros., HipCityVeg, and Riverwards Produce - and we continue to provide best-in class marketing, content strategy, and branding services to those who have made Philadelphia one of the East Coast’s top food and beverage destinations. In recent years, we’ve also helped brand, launch, and market exciting up-and-comers like Jackass Burrito, Post Haste, and The Wayward.

Examples of Cohere's Philadelphia based restaurant and hospitality work: Starr Holiday, The Wayward, Post Haste, and Riverwards.

Cohere works with restaurateurs and hospitality professionals to conceptualize a position for their brand, including naming, brand identity design, menu and print collateral, interior guidance, and signage and environmental design or graphics.

Packaging Design Agency for Nationwide Brands

Our work in Philadelphia with brands like Starr Restaurants and HipCityVeg launched Cohere’s packaging design and consumer packaged goods branding line of business - and we haven’t looked back since. Post-pandemic, many food entrepreneurs are building new revenue streams and brands in the CPG space, and we’re supporting them through award-winning packaging design, CPG graphic design, and growth advisory.

HipCityVeg and Jackass Burrito highlighting our CPG work.

We’ve been winning awards for this work, including being named one of’s “Best Packaging Design Agencies” and also as one of Bento Box’s “Best Restaurant Marketing Agencies” - while also collecting a recent Silver Muse Award for our packaging design work with le zette.

A Creative Studio for Philadelphia Real Estate Leaders

Cohere is a branding and creative agency trusted by real estate professionals developing and leading some of Philadelphia’s largest and most impactful real estate projects. We’ve had the honor of working with Brandywine Real Estate, The Navy Yard, Jasper House and Harbison's Dairy multifamily branding, Archive Development, MMPartners, National Real Estate Development, and Wexford Sci+Tech on activating thousands of square feet and developments across the city.Projects we’re known for:

  • Jasper House - a BIPOC food incubator on the ground floor with a boutique hotel-like multi-family project above

  • Harbison’s Dairy - a historical, award winning apartment building

1909 Rittenhouse and The Laurel - pushing the standard of urban luxury apartments

Some of Cohere's Philadelphia based real estate projects include Harbison's Dairy, Jasper House, and The Laurel.

It is unique to have a team of storytellers know how to lease up a property

From branding to custom web design and development, real estate developers work with Cohere on the presentation of branding at both a portfolio and individual property level. Each project requires a different approach, and layers of engagement with stakeholders or prospects.

A Full Service Philadelphia Marketing Agency

We are an award winning marketing agency, having earned the title in 2023 as “Best Restaurant Marketing Agency” from BentoBox, a leading digital company for hospitality brands.

Our full suite of graphic design, social media, public relations, and creative advisory services make us a trusted partner to brands and founders in Philadelphia. We tap into the expertise of other partners in everything from digital marketing, 3D rendering, print production, and social analytics to add additional value to the projects that demand it. We pride ourselves on bringing the right team to the table, always adding value through cohesion.

Are you looking for a creative team in Philadelphia to bring your project to life? Contact us to tell us more about your project.