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.

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List of the Best Chicago Radio Ad Agencies

  • 1
    $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
    AT&T
    Colonnade Senior Living
    Consorta, Inc.
    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

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  • 2
    $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."

  • 3
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Lombard IL

    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.

    Clients
    Aldi
    NeoGrid
    Taco Bell
    Habitat for Humanity
    Industries
    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

  • 4
    $50,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    St. Charles IL

    The Remnant Agency is an advertising and media planning & buying agency. They provide advertising and media planning & buying and were founded in [node:field_pp_year_founded:value]. Their small team is headquartered in St. Charles, Illinois.

    Clients
    TRS Ballistic Luggage
    Club Glove
    Andro 400
    Bouqs Co
    Industries
    Notable Project

    The Remnant Agency was hired by a financial institution to offer marketing and advertising campaigns for them. The client wanted to establish a strong local presence within their local area.

    "Their unique market position is why we chose them, but the level of service and ROI is what kept our business."

  • 5
    $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

  • 6
    $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

  • 7
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Encite Branding + Marketing + Creative is a digital marketing agency, founded in 2005 and located in Denver Colo. They comprise seven employees who provide SMM, media planning, branding and advertising, creative content, digital strategy, PR, event marketing, and video production. They work with small and mid-size companies, usually in retail, manufacturing, and consumer products.

    Clients
    Sonsio
    Help On Demand
    Advanced Vision Technologies
    Advanced Vision Technologies
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Encite Branding + Marketing + Creative developed a website for the foundation of a sustainable seafood company. The team also created a logo and branding for the foundation. Their branding efforts and new website have created a cohesive brand identity for the client.

    “Encite helped me encompass the whole organization into a cohesive brand that is going to bring us success moving forward. Encite truly understands that it’s about the customer’s success and not theirs.” – Executive Chairman, Seafood Company

  • 8
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Chicago IL

    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.

    Clients
    Mitsubishi Motors North America
    Biggers Mitsubishi
    Drive at Home
    Sellebs
    Industries
    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

  • 9
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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.

  • 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
    Kuraray
    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
    $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.

     

  • 13
    $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. 

     

  • 14
    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
  • 15
    $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
  • 16
    Undisclosed
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Based in Chicago, Illinois, MK Communications is an advertising company. Established in 1984, the small team provides advertising, marketing strategy, public relations, and social media marketing.

  • 17
    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
  • 18
    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.

  • 19
    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.

  • 20
    $10,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Remedy, a branding firm, was founded in 1989. They are based in Chicago, Illinois and have a midsize team. Remedy provides branding, marketing strategy, advertising, digital strategy, and more.

    Industries
  • 21
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Launched in 2012, Cavalry is a branding company. The small Chicago, Illinois-based team focuses on branding, advertising, social media marketing, marketing strategy, and more.

    Industries
  • 23
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Fluent360 is an advertising company based in Nashville, Tennessee; Chicago, Illinois; New York, New York and Los Angeles, California. The small team focuses on advertising, media planning & buying, public relations, social media marketing, and more and was established in 2008.

    Industries
  • 25
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Davis Harrison Dion is a branding company founded in 1979. They are located in Chicago, Illinois and have a small team. The company provides branding, media planning & buying, web design, advertising, and more.

    Industries
  • 26
    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.

  • 27
    $10,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Schaumburg IL

    Pinnacle Advertising, an advertising company, is located in Schaumburg, Illinois. The midsize team offers advertising, branding, digital strategy, marketing strategy, and more. The company was launched in 1999.

    Industries
  • 28
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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.

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  • 29
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Pressley Johnson Design, an advertising company, was launched in 2012. Their small team is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. The company offers advertising, marketing strategy, branding, and media planning & buying.

    Industries
  • 30
    Undisclosed
    2 - 9 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Advertising company American Mass Media is located in Chicago, Illinois. The small firm was launched in 2004. Their services include advertising, media planning & buying, public relations, video production, and more.

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