More than 5,400 brands such as Procter & Gamble, Unilever, General Motors and Mercedes-Benz have used Focus for ad placement. 81 out of Kantar Media's BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Chinese Brands such as Alibaba, Tencent, JD.com, Didi and Mengniu advertise through Focus.
In May 2017, Focus received the prestigious New York Festivals (NYF) China Brand Communication Award. In August 2017, Focus Media won the Ad Stars Innovative Digital Media Award in Busan. In October 2017, Focus took home the London International Awards (LIA) Effective Media Award. In November 2017, the China Advertising Association presented Focus with the 2017 Chinese Advertisers International Contribution Award. In May 2018, Focus won the NYF's Top Valuable Media Award for its media impact on the new middle-class consumers in China. In October 2018, Focus won the LIA Marketing Innovation Award.