Looking for a top print ad agency in Chicago?

Print advertisements appear in a printed or hard copy format. For example, you may come across print ads in newspapers, magazines, or brochures. The best print advertising has a clear message, is visual, and keeps everything simple. Some benefits of print advertising include cost effectiveness compared to large-scale out of home (OOH) advertisements; flexibility when it comes to having multiple print ad campaigns throughout the year; and reputation-building since these ads appear in the newspapers and magazines people browse regularly.

To assist you in your search for a partner, we’ve compiled this list of the top print advertising companies in Chicago. Browse descriptions, feedback, and awards to find which can best suit your company’s needs. If you need more support, tell us about your project, and we'll match you with recommended companies.

List of the Best Chicago Print Advertising Companies

  • 1
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Pivot Design is a marketing agency with offices in Chicago, San Francisco, and Boston. Founded in 1992, the 40+ team works with a variety of clients on their branding, logos, graphic design, and advertising.

    Clients
    Microsoft
    Northwestern University
    Google
    American Library Association
    Notable Project

    A real estate firm hired Pivot Design for marketing and branding help. The agency created a branding plan, which included refreshing their website, holding different events, and creating videos and other traditional marketing campaigns. The client prides Pivot Design on how they internalize customer feedback. 

    "Pivot is a rare breed — a turnkey business that can do anything. They offer a nice combination of being very creative, while running a successful business."- CEO, Real Estate Development Firm

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  • 2
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Lisle IL

    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.

    Clients
    AARP
    Philips Lifeline
    AT&T
    Humana
    Industries
    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

  • 3
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL
    HANGAR12, an advertising company, was launched in 2000. Their small team is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois; Minneapolis, Minnesota and St. Louis, Missouri and offers advertising, digital strategy, marketing strategy, social media marketing, and more.
    Industries
    Notable Project

    HANGAR12 providing branding services for a food production company. This included promotional materials, packaging design, and merchandising.

    "They are open to conversations, suggestions, and debates."

  • 4
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Grayslake IL

    Mock Design Group, Inc. is a design agency based in Grayslake, Ill. Founded in 1995, their team of around 5 employees specializes in branding, social media marketing, and logo design. 

    Clients
    Novare
    Therabill
    Abbott
    Edu3sixty
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Mock Design Group, Inc. designed a logo for a cleaning services company. They worked to ensure that the logo represented the company and their values. The team also created business cards featuring the logo.

    "The team consists of kind professionals who always made us feel comfortable when we visited their office." – Owner, Cleaning Service Company

  • 5
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Chicago IL

    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.

    Clients
    Accelerate Institute
    Children's Home and Aid
    Deloro Wear Solutions
    Independence-4-Seniors
    Industries
    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

  • 6
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Chicago IL

    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. 

    Clients
    SkinnyPop
    Tramontina
    Stolen Rum
    Devil Dawgs
    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

  • 7
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Chicago IL

    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.

    Clients
    Brightfield Group
    Bartesian
    Bozii
    Industries
    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

  • 8
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Valparaiso IN

    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.

    Clients
    Von Tobel
    Heinold & Feller
    VisionPoint
    Trailer Transit
    Industries
    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

  • 9
    $10,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Jacobson Rost is a marketing agency based in Chicago. Since it was founded in 1957, the agency has been specializing in advertising, branding, and packaging design. Their client base primarily includes enterprise-level businesses. Their current team includes 69 employees.

    Clients
    Lifeproof
    Buddig
    Miller Coors
    Potbelly
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Jacobson Rost completed branding services for a resort. The resort, while located in the United States, was based on African culture. The team at Jacobson Rost went to the continent to fully immerse themselves in the culture. The scope of their involvement included creating a series of videos and print materials. Thanks to these efforts, the resort now has had over a million social engagements.

     

  • 10
    $5,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Chicago IL

    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.

    Clients
    HP
    Hewlett Packard Enterprise
    KBR
    Industries
    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

  • 11
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL
    Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois; , ; New Orleans, and Washington D.C., , Right Hat is a small advertising company. They provide advertising, branding, marketing strategy, market research, and more and were established in 2006.
    Industries
  • 12
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    Downtown Partners Chicago

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    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL
    Small advertising company Downtown Partners Chicago, is located in Chicago, Illinois. Established in 2004, the team specializes in advertising, branding, marketing strategy, social media marketing, and more.
  • 13
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Naperville IL

    Founded in 1995, MACLYN is a marketing firm that primarily works with middle-market and large businesses. The company is headquartered in Naperville, Ill. and has an additional location in Des Moines, Iowa. Their team of about 25 specialists offers expert branding, SEO, PPC, social media marketing, digital strategy, marketing strategy, advertising, and video production.

    Clients
    Dunkin' Donuts
    Hotel Arista
    Level 257
    Argus Brewery
    Notable Project

    MACLYN oversaw a complete overhaul of a healthcare technology company's brand, which included digital advertising, messaging strategy, and determining the company's overall vision.

     

  • 14
    $10,000+
    250 - 999 Employees
    Chicago IL

    360i is an international marketing and advertising agency that was founded in 1998. It is headquartered in New York and has U.S. offices in Atlanta, Chicago, and Los Angeles. Its international offices are found in the U.K., Canada, and Brazil. Its large team of around 1,000 employees has two decades of experience in web design, advertising, and social media marketing. The team at 360i specializes in working with large enterprises but has worked with smaller and mid-market sized clients in the past. 

    Clients
    FOX
    Canon
    Oscar Meyer
    Industries
    Notable Project

    360i was hired by a television company to drive engagement for one of their hit shows. 360i designed a Twitter gamification campaign in which users had to navigate the platform to "find" a missing clue about one of the show's characters. 360i was able to get the topic trending and generated over 6 million impressions for the campaign. 

     

  • 15
    Undisclosed
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL
    88 Brand Partners, an advertising company, was established in 1988. The small team offers advertising, branding, broadcast video, logo, and more. The company is located in Chicago, Illinois.
    Industries
  • 16
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    North Chicago IL
    Marketing strategy company Buster Creative was launched in 1993. In North Chicago, Illinois, their small team specializes in marketing strategy, advertising, email marketing, social media marketing, and more.
    Industries
  • 17
    $5,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Chicago IL
    CG Life is a public relations company. They are located in Chicago, Illinois; San Diego, California; Louisville, Colorado and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and have a midsize team that provides public relations, branding, advertising, digital strategy, and more. The firm was founded in 2003.
  • 18
    Undisclosed
    50 - 249 Employees
    Franklin Park IL
    Tukaiz is a midsize advertising company. Located in Franklin Park, Illinois, the agency was launched in 2004. Their team specializes in advertising, marketing strategy, print design, and direct marketing.
  • 19
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Melrose Park IL
    Founded in 1990, Korzenowski Design is a branding agency. Their small team is based in Melrose Park, Illinois. Their services include branding, logo, advertising, direct marketing, and more.
  • 20
    $25,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Chicago IL
    Midsize web design company Aisle Rocket, is located in Chicago, Illinois; Boston, Massachusetts and St. Joseph, Michigan. They focus on web design, advertising, social media marketing, branding, and more and were established in 2010.
    Industries
  • 21
    Undisclosed
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL
    Advertising company Brightfield Group is located in Chicago, Illinois. Established in 2015, the small team provides advertising, branding, product design, marketing strategy, and more.
    Industries
  • 23
    Undisclosed
    2 - 9 Employees
    Chicago IL
    Synergy Creative, Inc. Is an advertising company. Their small team is located in Chicago, Illinois and provides advertising, graphic design, and marketing strategy. The firm was founded in 1995.
  • 25
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    SPM Marketing & Communications

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    $10,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    La Grange IL
    SPM Marketing & Communications, a branding agency, is in La Grange, Illinois. Launched in 1983, the midsize team focuses on branding, media planning & buying, social media marketing, direct marketing, and more.
    Industries
  • 26
    Undisclosed
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL
    Launched in 2006, PACO Collective is an advertising company. Their small team is in Chicago, Illinois. Their team focuses on advertising, media planning & buying, public relations, and social media marketing.
  • 27
    Undisclosed
    10 - 49 Employees
    Bloomingdale IL
    JET Advertising is an advertising company. The Bloomingdale, Illinois-based company was established in 2008. The small team offers advertising, graphic design, web design, branding, and more.
    Industries
  • 28
    Undisclosed
    2 - 9 Employees
    Chicago IL
    GoPride Corporation is an advertising company. They are in Chicago, Illinois and have a small team. The firm specializes in advertising, event marketing & planning, and public relations.
  • 29
    Undisclosed
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL
    Annex Experience, an advertising company, is in Chicago, Illinois. The small team provides advertising, branding, marketing strategy, content marketing, and more. The firm was founded in 1998.
  • 30
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL
    Branding firm Jayne is based in Chicago, Illinois. The small team specializes in branding, marketing strategy, social media marketing, advertising, and more and was launched in 2009.
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