The Best Radio Ad Agencies in The Windy City

Looking for a top radio advertising agency in Chicago?

Radio advertising is the process of creating and broadcasting an ad for radio. Radio ad pricing depends on the number of listeners. A typical price range is between $200 and $5,000 per week. Other factors that influence cost include the length of the ad, when it broadcasts, and the channel where it airs.

There are three types of radio advertising: live read, sponsored, or produced spots. Live read is when an ad is read in real-time by the radio host. Sponsored is when an advertisement is inserted into typical radio programming, such as after a weather or traffic update. Produced radio ad spots are more formal and usually include voice actors, a jingle, and a planned dialogue. A radio advertising agency will help you not only identify the best type of radio ad but also develop the concept and produce the ad.

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

List of the Best Chicago Radio Ad Agencies

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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
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    Stevens & Tate Marketing

    Founded in 1992, Stevens & Tate is an integrated marketing and advertising agency located just outside Chicago in Lombard, Ill. Its full-service team of 14 offers branding, web design, content marketing, SEO, social media marketing, advertising, PPC, and media planning for mostly mid-market and small businesses.

    Notable Project

    A baking company originally hired Stevens & Tate for packaging design work, but the partnership expanded to billboard and display design and PR management in addition to packaging design.

    "They understand our company and they understand our brand. They’re very responsive. If I give them a task, they hit the mark and don’t misunderstand. We just understand each other and there’s no confusion." – VP of Marketing, Baking Company

    Former clients
    Aldi
    NeoGrid
    Taco Bell
    Habitat for Humanity
    Walgreens
    Cosí
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Lombard, IL
    4.8
    4.8
    6 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Graphic Design USA: American Package Design Awards , Graphic Design USA: Health and Wellness Design Awards , International Davey Award

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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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    Muse Duran

    Muse Duran is a digital agency in Chicago. Founded in 2016, they have fewer than 5 employees that serve mostly small-business and midmarket clients in the automotive, business, and advertising sectors. Services include advertising, video production, and web design.

    Notable Project

    Muse Duran handled advertising and marketing services for a car dealership. Their team provided efforts in media campaigns, radio and TV commercials, graphics, and banners. The work has received positive feedback and the collaboration was seamless.

    “They make good suggestions that I never thought of and our relationship has really grown.” – Sales Manager, Car Dealership

    Former clients
    Mitsubishi Motors North America
    Drive at Home
    Sellebs
    Automotive Sales Academy
    Backstage Chicago
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    3 Clutch reviews
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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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