The Best Out of Home Advertising Companies in The Windy City

Looking for a top ooh ad agency in Chicago?

A survey by Neilsen and the OAAA revealed that 46% of adults trust ads in the outdoors and public places the most. In fact, out of home advertising (OOH) proved more trustworthy than search engine ads, video ads, and social media ads.

You can find out of home ads on billboards, buses, subways, park benches, and bus stations. They're an opportunity to show off your creativity and build brand awareness – especially if your ad is in a high-traffic location.

Out of home advertising agencies help you identify the best location and advertising style for your OOH ad. But, be prepared to dedicate a large portion of your marketing budget to OOH advertising. Pricing for out of home ads typically depends on the ad size and placement, with placement referring to the ad's potential reach.

To assist you in your search for a partner, we’ve compiled this list of the top out of home advertising companies in Chicago. Browse descriptions, feedback, and awards to find which can best suit your company’s needs.

List of the Best Chicago Out of Home Advertising Companies

  • 1

    Coming of Age

    Coming of Age is a marketing agency based in Lisle, Ill. Since 1991, their team of 13 has specialized in branding, advertising, digital strategy, SEO, and email and direct marketing for clients trying to target older generations.

    Notable Project

    Coming of Age developed a digital strategy for a medical alert business. They provided creative messaging, strategy, and media planning. The client has experienced an increase in ROI as a result of Coming of Age's work.

    "We saw big impacts and changes, and they were very influential in getting us to expand our thinking and approach." — Director of Marketing, Medical Alert Business

    Former clients
    AARP
    Philips Lifeline
    AT&T
    Humana
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Lisle, IL
    4.7
    4.7
    6 Clutch reviews
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    Popskull

    Popskull is an advertising agency located in Chicago. Since 2009, their team of fewer than 10 work with small businesses. They specialize in advertising, social media marketing, and PPC. 

    Notable Project

    Popskull completed the design of a transportation app. The agency also helped with advertising that would increase awareness of the app. They were responsible for the creative direction of the application.

    "They have been open to all feedback, changing their procedures, and digging in to make sure we are achieving what we need to do." — Marketing Manager, Transportation App

    Former clients
    SkinnyPop
    Tramontina
    Stolen Rum
    Devil Dawgs
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    4 Clutch reviews
  • 3

    A Willing Participant, Inc.

    A Willing Participant, Inc. is an advertising firm based in Chicago. Founded in 2014, their team of 8 serves clients in the nonprofit and consumer products sectors. Services include direct marketing and branding.

    Notable Project

    A Willing Participant, Inc. provides design services for a marketing company. Their work has yielded a high rate of client loyalty. The team is exceptionally professional.

    “His turnaround time is excellent.” – Senior Account Executive, Marketing Company

    Former clients
    Accelerate Institute
    Children's Home and Aid
    Deloro Wear Solutions
    Independence-4-Seniors
    MRI Global
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    5 Clutch reviews
  • 4

    Strike 2

    Strike 2 is a marketing agency founded in Chicago in 2019 with no more than 10 employees. They are experts in advertising, branding, and marketing strategy solutions for small and mid-market agencies in the industries of legal cannabis, consumer products, and more.

    Notable Project

    Strike 2 provided branding solutions for a narrative design-based marketing agency. The agency was looking to rebrand their identity with a new logo, font, and more. Strike 2’s branding work has so far been met with positive feedback.

    “What struck me the most is how well they understood what I was telling them I wanted the brand to stand for as well as the way they synthesized the interviews with my clients. It felt spot on.” - Founder & CEO, Marketing Agency

    Former clients
    Brightfield Group
    Bartesian
    Bozii
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    7 Clutch reviews
  • 5

    Barbauld Agency

    Based in Valparaiso, Ind., Barbauld Agency is a marketing agency serving small and midmarket businesses across a range of industries. Their team of fewer than 10 provides marketing and digital strategy, advertising, social media marketing, and web design services. They were founded in 2009.

    Notable Project

    Barbauld Agency provided website design and upkeep services for an asphalt and paving company. They're responsible for website updates and the company's PPC campaign management. The team has demonstrated an exemplary quality of work, delivering tangible results. 

    "Their turnaround time is quick and we’ve seen more web inquiries too. We’re just starting to track where our inquiries are coming from. Our conversions are also up slightly." — Sales, Asphalt & Paving Company

    Former clients
    Von Tobel
    Heinold & Feller
    VisionPoint
    Trailer Transit
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Valparaiso, IN
    5.0
    5.0
    9 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Summit International Awards in Marketing Effectiveness , DotComm Awards in Web Design , SIA Awards in Graphic Design , AVA Digital Awards in Radio Ads

  • 6

    Adcetera

    Adcetera is a creative firm based in Houston, Tex. Founded in 1982, their team of around 98 employees provides advertising, branding, and media planning services.

    Notable Project

    The team conceptualized and executed the story for a three-day in-person event for an oil and gas company. While there were challenges with communication, their copywriting skills impressed and their creative work was solid.

    "Their copywriter really understood our mission and had an eloquent way of positioning us." Head of Global Marketing, Oil & Gas Company

    Former clients
    HP
    Hewlett Packard Enterprise
    KBR
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group50 - 249 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    2.0
    2.0
    1 Clutch review
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