Emerging Malaysian Advertising Startups Making Waves in the Asian Market

January 3, 2024

Asia has always been a hotbed for innovation and start-ups. The same is true for the advertising industry within the region, with a multitude of these start-ups having an inception year of 2020 or later. The focus of today’s article are those start-ups based in Malaysia that are making waves in the advertising industry.

Despite the challenges that 2020 brought to many industries, it has become evident that adversity can breed opportunity. Many of the following companies saw the rapidly transforming landscape of advertising as an opportunity to step up, innovate, and create effective and engaging solutions for brands looking to cut through the noise in the digital world.

We have compiled a list of exciting companies that have emerged from this transformative period. These companies are representative of the incredible dynamism, resilience, and creativity of the startup scene in Malaysia, and are leading the charge in advertising innovation within Asia.


Located in Johor Bahru, Johor, Netflow is a digital agency that provides solutions for all types of businesses ranging from web design, eCommerce, and PPC advertising to SEO and social media marketing/integration. As a start-up in the advertising industry, it is helping brands to boost their online presence and engage their target audience effectively.

For It Digital

Specializing in performance and partnership marketing within Southeast Asia, For It Digital is headquartered in Kuala Lumpur. Founders Chris Goh, Hiroki Fujimura, Takeharu Yoshizawa, and Yuki Komiyama lead this advertising start-up, which operates as a subsidiary of For It Inc., under Full Speed Inc. of Japan.

Team Fames

Based in Kajang, Negeri Sembilan, Team Fames is another remarkable advertising start-up in Malaysia. The company focuses on advertising and marketing and was co-founded by the visionary Firdaus Azizi. Connect with them on Facebook to know more about their innovative marketing solutions.


Located in Klang, Selangor, Gigsmore provides a wide array of services, including event management and entertainment booking. Founded by Hugo Teoh, the company is on a mission to bring joy and fun to every event, from corporate events to private weddings. Follow them on Facebook for more updates.


ROCKSTARS.MEDIA, an online influencer marketing platform founded by Homam Alghorani, is changing the way brands connect with influencers. Based in Kuala Lumpur, the start-up provides a marketplace where influencers with more than 1K followers can get paid for promotions and recommendations on their social media profiles. Also, connect with them on LinkedIn and Facebook.


With its roots in Kuala Lumpur, KOLHUB aims to provide influencer marketing using AI technology. Founded by Eddie Lim and KC Wong, this advertising start-up gives brands access to over 14 million influencers globally. Follow them on LinkedIn and Facebook for latest updates.

Messfer Digital

Messfer Digital, located in Johor Bahru, Johor, offers free consultation for its clients to create customized marketing packages. Led by Tan Lihao, the agency aims to help small businesses grow their reach and revenue. Connect with them on Facebook and LinkedIn.


A leading SEO Agency based in Kuala Lumpur, MarkRanc specializes in Healthcare / Medical industry. The firm utilizes both on-page and off-page SEO practices to enhance the brand’s reach and ranking. Follow them on LinkedIn and Facebook for the latest updates.

YAHH Digital Ventures

YAHH Digital Ventures is a boutique digital marketing agency based in Kuala Lumpur. They have assisted over 50 businesses in South East Asia to increase leads, boost sales, and establish a lasting brand image. Stay connected with them for your business growth!

With their innovative solutions and cutting-edge strategies, these Malaysian advertising startups are redefining the future of advertising in Asia. Keep a close eye on these companies as they continue to break new ground and push boundaries in the advertising field.

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