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.

List of the Best Chicago Print Advertising Companies

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    Pivot Design

    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.

    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

    Former clients
    Microsoft
    Northwestern University
    Google
    American Library Association
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    CSS Design Awards

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    MonogramGroup

    The Monogram Group is a branding agency based in Chicago. Founded in 1990, the team of 17 specializes in branding, market research, and advertising. They work with clients primarily in the financial services and manufacturing industries.

    Notable Project

    The Monogram Group worked on branding and marketing for a local hair salon. They updated branding and created a new logo and promotional materials. They also conducted market research and did a photo shoot, then distributed the new materials. The client was impressed with the results of the project.

    “The results were positive, and both the customers and franchises are happy with the new materials. They’re timeless, so we can use them for many years without looking old or outdated.” – Salon Owner, Hair Salon

    Former clients
    Geremarie
    Goldwind America
    Mintel
    Life Fitness
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.9
    4.9
    16 Clutch reviews
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    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
  • 5

    Mock Design Group, Inc.

    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. 

    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

    Former clients
    Novare
    Therabill
    Abbott
    Edu3sixty
    Organica Cleaning Services Inc.
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Grayslake, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    7 Clutch reviews
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    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
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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
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    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
    6 Clutch reviews
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    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

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    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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