The Best Branding Companies in The Windy City

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List of the Best Chicago Branding Companies

  • 1

    Paragraphs, LLC

    Paragraphs, LLC is a graphic design firm headquartered in Chicago. The team of about 23 employees has worked with clients ranging from small startups to large enterprises. Paragraphs, LLC has specialized in branding and graphic and web design for over three decades since it was founded in 1984.

    Notable Project

    Paragraphs LLC partnered with a printing manufacturer to work on a branding campaign for the organization. The team at Paragraphs LLC worked to launch an international branding campaign. They created video material and marketing supplements that were transcribed into 13 different languages. The client has seen an increase in sales and partnerships since the branding campaign. The client was impressed with how responsive and organized the team at Paragraphs LLC was. 

    "They’re incredibly dependable in terms of correspondence and delivering results." –Global Director of Environmental and Health Safety, Printing Manufacturer

    Former clients
    Coca Cola
    Hyatt
    IBM
    Exelon Corporation
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.9
    4.9
    15 Clutch reviews
  • 2

    BatesMeron Sweet Design

    Full-service creative agency BatesMeron Sweet Design offers an array of digital marketing services but specializes in branding, direct marketing, and web design. Headquartered in Chicago, IL, BatesMeron has been around since 2005.

    Notable Project

    BatesMeron Sweet Design worked on a branding campaign for a career coaching company. The company was about to launch and needed BatesMeron to take their concept and position it through a brand story and branding materials such as a logo and website.

    The Co-Founder of the career coaching company was impressed by BatesMeron’s ideation process.

    “BatesMeron has a pretty neat process that they follow. They make it super easy as a client to take the anxiety out of the overwhelming task of figuring out who you are and how you want to represent yourself.” – Co-Founder, Career Coaching Company

    Former clients
    RCN Chicago
    Chicago Flower & Garden Show
    and Kitchfix
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.9
    4.9
    21 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Certified by Women’s Business Enterprise

  • 3

    Rule29

    Rule29 is a creative strategy and design firm based in Geneva, Ill. Their 20-person team provides a wide range of creative services including branding, web design, and print design. Founded in 2000, they specialize in mid-market clients. 

    Notable Project

    A multinational publishing firm hired Rule29 for comprehensive brand management: Advertising, outreach, market research, and other aspects of developing and maintaining a brand. They helped the client expand into digital content from print-only publications, and helped implement a direct publisher-based marketing approach. The new strategy expanded market share with every product launch.

    "They're a very talented agency. Their creative work is top-notch. Our relationship with their entire team was really solid. They were adaptive to different sorts of projects, and the project actually gained scope as a result of our ability to work together." – Chief Marketing Officer, Multinational Publisher

    Former clients
    Fellowes
    McDonald's
    American Red Cross
    The Make-A-Wish Foundation
    Allstate
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Geneva, IL
    4.9
    4.9
    17 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Graphic Design USA American Packaging Awards 2018 , Telly Award for Non-Broadcast Productions Film/Video - Charitable/Not-for-profit, 2011

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  • 4

    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
    14 Clutch reviews
  • 5

    ColorJar

    ColorJar is a brand and design agency founded in 2008 and based in Chicago. ColorJar's team of 10 employees specializes in branding and logo and graphic design. The firm mainly works with small and mid-market sized clients but also has some experience working with larger enterprises. 

    Notable Project

    ColorJar partnered with a marketplace company to modernize its web design. ColorJar redid the organization's digital market homeplace in order to be more customer-friendly. The team at ColorJar also redesigned the organization's website and created customer-friendly content. 

    "ColorJar, their founder, and the rest of the team there, are truly very unique, creative people who do an incredibly good job at not only ideating, but also helping guide the development of content, style, and product development. "-Marketing Director, Digital Marketplace Company 

    Former clients
    Discovery Channel
    Funny or Die
    Sandbox Industries
    WCIU
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $50,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.8
    4.8
    12 Clutch reviews
  • 6

    ArtVersion

    Founded in 1999, ArtVersion is a web design industry veteran. Headquartered in Chicago with other locations in Portland, OR and San Francisco, CA, ArtVersion's team of 14 provides web design, UI/UX design, graphic design, and branding.

    Notable Project

    A visual media consultant hired ArtVersion to create a new logo and ended up producing an entire branding campaign, website, and blog. The client has seen positive results from the work, even after the partnership ended.

    "I feel like they’re almost a member of our family. They’ve been great over the years, and I was actually able to work with ArtVersion remotely for the first several years. To me, being able to communicate clearly with a client and understand their style and goals, even when we haven’t sat together face-to-face says a lot." – Founder, Visual Media Consultant

    Former clients
    Toyota
    Johnson & Johnson
    Shell
    Qualcomm
    Northwestern University
    Sears
    Morgan Stanley
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.8
    4.8
    25 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    2017 Vega Digital Awards , 2015-2017 Awwwards: Honorable Mention , 2016 Vega Digital Awards , 2016 CIO Reviews: 20 Most Promising Web Development and Design Solution Providers , 2013 American Design Award , American Pixel Academy: 2012 Mazie Award

  • 7

    Conjure

    Founded in 1996, Conjure is a full-service design agency based in Chicago. Their team of approximately 15 employees mostly services midmarket and enterprise-level clients in a variety of industries. While branding is their main offering, they also provide graphic and collateral design.

    Notable Project

    Conjure branded a newly-established brewing company. After narrowing down a brand identity, they materialized the brand through designs for merchandise and packaging. Their work resulted in the accrual of a social media following very early on in the engagement.

    "We’ve gained quite a few followers on Facebook and Instagram." — President, Brewery Startup

    Former clients
    Verso
    Blackwood BBQ
    Optimo
    Protein Bar & Kitchen
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    13 Clutch reviews
  • 8

    crowdspring

    crowdspring is a Chicago-based marketplace for designers that started in 2007. The core team of about 65 focuses on graphic design, logo, and packaging design services.

    Notable Project

    Working with a food marketing company, crowdspring designed a logo for a third-party client. They referred to the client's creative brief to conceptualize multiple logo options that would capture a rebranding effort. By staying open to feedback, the team impressed with a design that beat out their competitors.

    "The client was impressed with the quality and range of designs provided. They quickly focused in one one logo and were thrilled with the final look and image." – Marketing Consultant, Food Marketing Company

    Former clients
    AliExpress
    LG
    Barilla
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    3 Clutch reviews
  • 9

    Twelve and Twenty Eight

    Twelve and Twenty Eight is a Chicago-based branding and design firm founded in 2017 with no more than 10 employees. They specialize in branding, graphic design, and web design solutions for small businesses in the field of business services.

    Notable Project

    Twelve and Twenty Eight provided branding and logo services for a crochet accessories boutique. Twelve and Twenty Eight took the general brand idea of the boutique and fleshed it out to become a professional brand identity. The boutique is satisfied with the new logo.

    “I appreciate their honestly and recommendations throughout this entire process.” - CEO, Crochet Accessories Boutique

    Former clients
    Legacy Lending Partners
    Splendid Works of Art
    Simply Smita
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    3 Clutch reviews
  • 10

    BrandOpus

    BrandOpus is a brand-led creative agency based in London with offices in New York, Chicago, and Melbourne, Australia. The agency, founded in 2007, is comprised of more than 60 experts who provide branding and package design services to companies in the consumer products & services, business services, financial services, and retail industries.

    Notable Project

    An herb and spice producer hired BrandOpus to design the packaging of its products in a way that is consistent with the producer's global brand while being relevant to the local market. BrandOpus completed the project and the products with the new package design was launched. The implementation of certain design elements were so successful that the producer will incorporate it in other products in 2021.

    "With a clear brief and a thorough timeline provided by BrandOpus we were able to ensure key milestones were met for a successful handover and launch." - Senior Brand Manager, Herb and Spice Producer

    Former clients
    Britvic
    McCain
    Molson Coors
    Kraft Heinz
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group50 - 249 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.9
    4.9
    5 Clutch reviews
  • 11

    a5 Branding & Digital

    a5 is a branding and digital consultancy with a team of 15 employees. Founded in 2001, their office is located in Chicago. Their services are focused on branding and web design.

    Notable Project

    a5 provided branding and design for a civil engineering company. They developed the client’s website, custom newsletter, and advertisement templates. As a result, the client’s social media and website presence increased. The client praised a5’s organizational skills.

    “a5 will put in the necessary work to understand your company and provide you with a range of options. Their strategic and creative approach to different branding elements is unmatched.” – Marketing Manager, Civil Engineering Company

    Former clients
    Klein & Hoffman
    Chicago Children’s Museum
    World Wildlife Fund
    Chicago Park District<br />
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    3 Clutch reviews
  • 12

    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

  • 13

    Mabbly

    Mabbly is a full-service integrated marketing and advertising agency headquartered in Chicago. Founded in 2013, the agency is comprised of fewer than 50 employees and specializes in web design, web development, branding, SEO, digital strategy, and content marketing.

    Notable Project

    Mabbly developed a modern, user-friendly website for a non-profit organization that captured the essence of its brand. They produced a video for the new site and archived thousands of pages they didn't compromise the client's SEO presence. The organization received significant positive feedback on its new website from users. 

    "Mabbly has a very consultative and entrepreneurial approach. It is looking to truly grow with companies and grow the brand or project it is working on." – Co-Founder, Nonprofit 

    Former clients
    ScrapeGo
    Commercial Lending X
    Azteca Foods
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    19 Clutch reviews
  • 14

    3Q Digital

    3Q Digital is a digital marketing and strategic consulting agency headquartered in San Mateo, Calif. with additional offices in San Diego, San Francisco, Chicago, New York, Burlington, Vt., Austin, Texas, and Raleigh, N.C. Their staff consists of over 250 experts in SEO, social media marketing, and analytics.

    Notable Project

    A retail chain hired 3Q Digital to help with its paid search and social media marketing. From this partnership, the chain's conversion rates improved over 30%, and the ROI for search campaigns improved by 40%.

    “I’m most impressed with 3Q Digital's knowledge of all the advanced and best tactics, features, and betas. They’re always much farther ahead, and they’ve actually got experience doing them. A lot of agencies don’t have the experience.” – Digital Marketing Manager, Retail Chain

    Former clients
    Eventbrite
    Walmart
    ModCloth
    SurveyMonkey
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $50,000+
    group250 - 999 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.8
    4.8
    3 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Google Premier Partner

  • 15

    Simple Truth

    Simple Truth is a creative brand agency founded in 1996 and located in Chicago with a team of more than 40 employees. Simple Truth has over two decades of experience in branding and content marketing. The firm also offers graphic design services.

    Notable Project

    Simple Truth was tasked with heading a branding campaign for a real estate company. The team at Simple Truth organized an entire rebrand campaign and provided print, digital, and video content to emphasize the campaign. The brand has received tremendous feedback from employees and customers alike. Simple Truth continues to produce video content for the client.

    "They've delivered on every single aspect of the project, always putting their top people on our account. " – SVP Marketing and Communications, Real Estate Company 

    Former clients
    Allstate
    Hollister
    Chicago History Museum
    AvalonBay
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.9
    4.9
    13 Clutch reviews
  • 16

    Symmetri Marketing

    Symmetri Technology is a web developer based in Northville, Mich. and founded in 2008. Their team of 6 employees who specialize in web development, web design, and UX/UI design for midmarket and enterprise clients in the education, manufacturing, and advertising industries. 

    Notable Project

    Symmetri Technology updated the website of a global automotive supplier. They modified the existing Drupal site to include a content management system, which the client wanted in order to make the site easier to navigate and use. The client was impressed with the new site and said that it was bringing in more traffic. 

    “They were always extremely flexible throughout the implementation process. They were absolutely invaluable.” – Manager of Identity & Design, Global Automotive Supplier
     

    Former clients
    National Geographic
    Kettering University
    The Detroit Zoo
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $50,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.8
    4.8
    5 Clutch reviews
  • 17

    Cultivate

    Cultivate is a brand agency based in Chicago that was founded in 2005. Their team of 92 employees offers a range of services including branding, mobile app development, UX/UI design, digital strategy, web development, and video production.

    Notable Project

    A youth non-profit that had been around for 50 years found that their messaging, image, and brand needed to be modernized. Cultivate developed their new messaging for newsletters, fundraising pitches, marketing, and social media. Additonal services they provided included designing a new website and logo.

    "We've heard positive feedback from people who saw our website and our newsletters. Cultivate made a big difference for our organization, helping us transition to modern times." — CEO, Youth Non-Profit

    Former clients
    IGC Brands
    First Choice Logistics
    Rock Solid Stabilization & Reclamation
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.9
    4.9
    12 Clutch reviews
  • 18

    Concentric Design

    Concentric Design is a graphic design firm headquartered in Chicago. Founded in 2006, the firm is comprised of fewer than 10 employees that specialize in web design, branding, logo creation, and graphic design.

    Notable Project

    Concentric Design created a logo and full branding for a luxury event planner. They provided print collateral, designed a WordPress website, and contributed to SEO and marketing campaigns. The firm experienced a 35% increase in clients and a 50% increase in social media engagement. 

    "Concentric Design offered alternatives which were extraordinarily brilliant and better than our original ideas." – CXO, Event Planner

    Former clients
    Netrix
    Q Holding Company
    Hertz
    United Airlines
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    7 Clutch reviews
  • 19

    Motion Agency

    The Motion Agency is a Chicago-based marketing firm specializing in branding, public relations, advertising, digital strategy, and graphic design enterprise, mid-market and small businesses in the retail, education, and manufacturing sectors. Founded in 2007, they employ around 50 people. 

    Notable Project

    The Motion Agency was hired by a large labor union to develop its website and handle its advertising and PR. They wrote editorials and ads in local media and planned and promoted an event, all of which improved engagement. 

    “The advertisement that the Motion Agency created for Labor Day became the theme for our advertising for the next calendar year. It is visually stunning and a great representation of the brand. The posts on social media throughout the weekend resonated with out followers and received some of the highest engagement numbers for posts on our page.” – Chief of Staff, Labor Union. 
     

    Former clients
    Adobe
    American Manufacturing Association
    The Home Depot
    Bed, Bath & Beyond
    Boys & Girls Club of America
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group50 - 249 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 20

    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
  • 21

    March Media Chicago

    March Media Chicago is a digital marketing agency headquartered in Chicago. Founded in 2014, they have about 10 employees that work with small businesses across industries such as advertising and marketing, arts, entertainment, and music. They specialize in branding, SEO, PPC, digital strategy, and social media marketing.

    Notable Project

    March Media Chicago redesigned the website for a maintenance company and handled its SEO and SEM. They monitored their clients' direct competitors and created reports on a weekly basis. As of June 2016, the maintenance company's ROI has more than doubled and the amount of calls it receives has increased.

    "March Media Chicago has done anything and everything possible in order to help us succeed." – Operations Coordinator, Plumbing Business 

    Former clients
    Suma Robata Bar
    Mongol Group Construction
    Buddy's Parking
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    3 Clutch reviews
  • 22

    Olive Street Design

    The Olive Street Agency is a Chicago-based company that provides design and marketing solutions to companies in a variety of industries – arts and entertainment, retail, advertising and marketing, and government. Founded in 2005, The Olive Street Agency has a small team of about 16 employees with capabilities in web design, SEO, digital strategy, branding, photography, content development, and social media.

    Notable Project

    A local interior design firm felt they were getting lost in the crowd and wanted to stand out. The Olive Street Agency redesigned the client's and continue to provide branding, marketing, and SEO analytics. The client noticed an increase in website traffic and plans to keep working with The Olive Street Agency in the future.

    "They do what I ask them to do, and they offer their input as well as suggestions. They are great and always efficient; they get things done. They are very agreeable to make changes. I throw a lot at them last minute, and they always respond quickly." – Marketing Director, Interior Design Company

    Former clients
    Sweet Baby Ray's
    The Seattle Times
    Harvard University
    Northwestern University
    Cafe Amano
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Villa Park, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    30 Clutch reviews
  • 23

    C2 Creative

    C2 Creative is a branding and marketing agency based in Chicago, Illinois. Founded in 2009, they have about 10 employees and offer a comprehensive range of creative and digital services. Their solutions include web design, naming, logo design, creative strategy, UI/UX design, and other critical elements of creative marketing.

    Notable Project

    C2 Creative acts as the design and branding team for a Chicago-based web development firm. They provided logos, brand messaging, website design, and other creative services for a diverse range of digital end-clients. The client noted consistent end-client satisfaction and a high rate of client retention for long relationships.

    "Overall, I've appreciated C2 Creative's responsiveness and client service. The base value which we shared from the beginning, of doing great work for great people, has been held up for everything we do." - Owner, Web Development Firm

    Former clients
    Motorola
    DaVita
    2Civility
    HERE
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.9
    4.9
    5 Clutch reviews
  • 24

    Bandwidth Marketing Group

    Bandwidth Marketing Group is a creative consultancy based in Chicago. Since 2005, their small team of about 5 people has been specializing in branding, advertising, and web design, mainly small and mid-sized business in the healthcare and nonprofit arenas.  

    Notable Project

    A nonprofit hired Bandwidth Marketing Group for their branding services. The agency assisted in designing a logo and implementing a new brand strategy, both of which have received positive feedback from stakeholders.

    "They certainly brought thoughts to the table, but they didn't just come in and say we think you also need to do X, Y, and Z. It was more a process of us working together, seeing what was possible, and deciding to expand our original scope. " —Vice President of Partnerships, Nonprofit 

    Former clients
    Gore
    Ticketsnow
    Veteran Beer Company
    ServSafe
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.9
    4.9
    9 Clutch reviews
  • 25

    Digital AMMO

    Digital AMMO is a digital product agency headquartered in Chicago. Since 2008, the 4-person team has supplied branding, web design, and UX/UI designs to small and midmarket businesses. 

    Notable Project

    Digital AMMO rebuilt a website to provide resources for seniors and disabled people on behalf of a smart home automation research organization. They designed the navigation, implemented SEO, abided by accessibility guidelines, and translated technical research into easy-to-read content. The website exceeded the client's expectations in its design and ability to serve the intended community.

    "Digital AMMO listened intently to our ideas and vision to create content that clearly reflected what we were trying to communicate." – Executive Director, Smart Home Automation Research Collective

    Former clients
    Zuckerman Investment Group
    Code Platoon
    HM Healthcare Partners
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.9
    4.9
    15 Clutch reviews
  • 26

    Killian Branding

    Founded in Chicago in 1987, Killian Branding is an advertising industry veteran. Their expert team offers a multitude of services, including advertising, branding, mobile and app marketing, email marketing, and marketing strategy.

    Notable Project

    A fast food restaurant enlisted Killian Branding to develop a corporate identity for them. Killian Branding helped the client pinpoint its consumer base, created marketing materials, and determined relevant touchpoints.

    “They’re excellent. Overall, they have a very good approach and bring together all the pieces and present them in an organized manner, even though they’re 10,000 miles away.” – Owner, Fast Food Restaurant

    Former clients
    AT&T
    McDonalds
    Dell
    Creighton University
    Aldi Foods
    Jim Beam Brands
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.9
    4.9
    8 Clutch reviews
  • 27

    Verve Marketing Group

    Verve Marketing Group is a Chicago-based web design agency, providing creative solutions that make a positive impact on clients in the education, publishing, software, and manufacturing industries since 2008. Although they specialize in web design, the team of 14 is excellent in several other areas, including branding, SEO, digital strategy, print design, and content marketing. 

    Notable Project

    A liberal arts college wanted to reach more donors through its website. Verve Marketing Group redesigned the college's WordPress website, creating promotional and marketing materials. The client appreciated how Verve Marketing Group picked up on their vision and gave it structure.

    "They listen well and always try to provide us with what their team thinks we need. Verve Marketing is always cognizant of what is ultimately our end-goal and tried to deliver that to us." – Marketing Strategist, Liberal Arts College

    Former clients
    National Japanese-American Historical Society
    Peachtree
    National Garden Bureau
    CapTrust Financial
    Union Partners
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Oak Brook, IL
    4.6
    4.6
    6 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Web Marketing Association: 2017 Outstanding Achievement Award , Communicator Awards: 2017 Web Design Award , IAC Awards: Best Website , 2016 MarCom Gold Award , Internet Advertising Awards: 2016 Best Publishing Website , Web Marketing Association: 2014 Standard of Excellence Award , 2014 Gold Hermes Creative Award

  • 28

    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

  • 29

    VisualFizz

    Founded in 2016, Chicago-based VisualFizz is a small team of 9. The full-service digital marketing agency helps clients with content marketing, SEO, web design and development, PPC, social media marketing, digital and marketing strategy, and branding.

    Notable Project

    The founder of a social networking service for executives wanted the company to have a compelling brand along with its compelling product. VisualFizz created a brand structure and helped guide the company through the process. 

    "Their responsiveness, attentiveness, and great sense of creativity are very impressive...Regarding the experience I had with them, there’s nothing to improve." - Founder, Social Network for Executives

    Former clients
    ExecTable
    Chicago Food Festival
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    10 Clutch reviews
  • 30

    Design Womb

    Design Womb is a design agency headquartered in Chicago with an office in San Francisco. Founded in 2010, Design Womb provides branding, logo, packaging design, web design, and print design services.

    Notable Project

    Design Womb design packaging materials and assisted with the branding across a variety of different elements such as its website and the brand name. The client believes that without Design Womb's packaging design, the company would not be nearly as successful.

    "I'm happy with how the relationship worked, and we wouldn't have continued to hire Design Womb for other tasks otherwise." – Owner, Beverage Company

    Former clients
    California Olive Ranch
    Smyth & The Loyalist
    Jaali Bean
    Curry Up Now
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.7
    4.7
    3 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    HOW International Design Awards Winner (2018) , GDUSA American Packaging Design Award (2018) , Communications Arts Award of Excellence (2012)

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    Yakkety Yak Marketing

    Chicago based advertising agency, Yakkety Yak has a team of 14 that produces content marketing, web design, digital strategy, SEO, PPC, and social media marketing strategies for mid market and enterprise clients. They typically partner with businesses in the health care, business services, and non-profit industries. 

    Notable Project

    Yakkety Yak partnered with a non-profit organization to run a national campaign and manage the client’s digital presence. They provided content for all marketing initiatives, preformed A/B testing on advertisements, and executed the campaign. The project was successful and the client is now receiving over 600,000 hits monthly. 

    “I thoroughly enjoyed working with the entire Yakkety Yak team. They deliver on time, under budget and as promised. Their level of professionalism made the entire project a very pleasant experience.” –– CEO, Public Relations Firm

    Former clients
    American Migraine Foundation
    World Federation of Neurology
    Global Patient Advocacy Coalition
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.9
    4.9
    10 Clutch reviews
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    URBA Media

    URBA Media is a digital marketing agency based in Calgary, Canada. Founded in 2017, URBA Media specializes in providing social media marketing, digital strategy, and content marketing services exclusively to small businesses.

    Notable Project

    URBA worked took charge of a bistro and bar's social media accounts—primarily Facebook and Instagram. URBA takes pictures of the client's food and proceeds to post the photos every few days, with contests interspersed to promote the business. As a result, views, likes, and visitors to the restaurant have all increased.

    "Hire them. They’re an amazing group that will help your business grow faster." —Head Chef, Bistro and Bar

    Former clients
    MVMT
    Blowers & Grafton
    Paros Real Greek
    JUSFruit
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.9
    4.9
    19 Clutch reviews
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    ORA

    This Chicago-based agency focuses on mobile app and web development, UX/UI design, digital strategy, and branding. They have created 300+ apps and online products since their team of 10+ came together in 2009. They work with enterprise companies all the way down to startups, and focus on business services.

    Notable Project

    ORA helped develop an app for a mailroom staffing company. The app was written from scratch based on web software the company already had. It replaced an old system that helped with mailroom functions. They determined the project’s scope best practices for the app.

    “They kept us up to date on timelines and budgets, and we talked on a regular basis. We had a project management system, and they were very responsive. I usually heard back from them within the same day.” – Technology Director, Mailroom Staffing Company

    Former clients
    Allstate
    Subway
    Southeastern Grocers
    Mitchell's Salon
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    7 Clutch reviews
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    Red Square Agency

    Red Square Agency is a design agency founded in 1997. Based in Mobile, Ala., with an office in Chicago, the team of 57 specializes in branding, web design, and graphic design. They primarily focus on industries such as gaming, financial services, and consumer products & services. 

    Notable Project

    Red Square Agency serviced an investment management firm.  The team provided design and strategizing services for a complete branding overhaul. This included logo and visual development as well as custom web design. Overall, the client was impressed with the team's work.

    "RSQ is willing to spend not only the time understanding who we are and what we’re trying to build, but also distilling it down to something that is both simple and exactly what we were looking for."                                             – CEO, Investment Management Firm

    Former clients
    Google
    New York Pride
    Hilton Worldwide
    Jack Daniel’s
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group50 - 249 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
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    JJR Marketing Inc.

    JJR Marketing is a marketing and public relations agency based in the west suburbs of Chicago, IL. Founded in 2006, JJR Marketing focuses on generating buzz, leads, referrals, sales, and growth for clients. The team of about 10 employees offers PR, social media marketing, marketing strategy, advertising, branding, and web design services to mostly small and mid-market businesses.

    Notable Project

    JJR Marketing worked with a financial advising company, helping them update their media presence and increase brand recognition. The project included both traditional and digital marketing. For example, JJR Marketing created print materials for the financial advising company to hand out to clients and redesign the company's website to boost traffic.

    “They are very good at bringing in a timeline and showing you what should be done by which date.” – Senior Partner, Financial Advising Company

    Former clients
    Lenity Financial
    TH Hilson
    Low Voltage Solutions
    Nawbo
    Night Light Landscape Illumination
    Ashley Homestore
    APEX CPAS
    Elan Industries
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Naperville, IL
    4.7
    4.7
    11 Clutch reviews
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    Cascade Communications

    Cascade Communications is a PR and marketing firm based in Chicago, Illinois. With fewer than ten employees, their small operation offers a large range of PR solutions for clients at all stages of growth. Media placement and conventional PR make up the bulk of Cascade's services, but they also have extensive experience in web design, social media marketing, and comprehensive digital strategy.

    Notable Project

    A retail store geared toward children with developmental differences and their families contracted Cascade Communications to manage their PR approach as they prepared to open. The unique message and nature of the store required an equally unique PR strategy, which Cascade delivered successfully. Through several public media both traditional and digital, Cascade was able to tell the store's story and adjust their message as they continued to grow.

    "My husband has worked with large, expensive PR firms and seen far less return on his investment. I was amazed by how much exposure Cascade Comm was able to give us for relatively little money." - Owner, Specialty Retail Store

    Former clients
    Red Bull North America
    SC Johnson
    Kraft
    Kansas Regenerative Institute
    US Army
    Jim Beam Brands
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    8 Clutch reviews
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    Costello Communications

    Costello Communications is a corporate branding and communications design firm founded in 1998 in Chicago. With a team of fewer than 5 employees, they provide branding, web design, graphic design, and more to small and enterprise-sized companies in business services, healthcare, and financial services industries. 

    Notable Project

    Costello Communications provided graphic and web design services to an art studio. They worked on brand identity, the studio's website, catalog design, and more, all of which received positive remarks for its sophisticated aesthetic. Their understanding of project needs was also noteworthy.

    "Even the printing company I work with is impressed by their work." – Owner, Art Studio 

    Former clients
    Water Street Corporate
    National Tropical Botanic Garden
    Leucadia Pharmaceuticals
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    5 Clutch reviews
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    All Terrain

    All Terrain is a marketing agency focused on event marketing and planning and branding services located in Chicago. Founded in 1998, they have a team of about 200 employees. They cater to clients in the advertising and marketing industry as well as the arts, entertainment, and music, and consumer products and services industries.

    Notable Project

    All Terrain created an experiential store to increase awareness of a brand for a global PR company. They not only provided interior architecture support but also acquired city permits. They hired caterers, security, and brand ambassadors to support the store, which experienced 78 million impressions and secured media coverage by notable outlets.

    "Their attention to detail, communication, and proactivity was impressive." – Associate Creative Director, PR Company

    Former clients
    Ferrari
    Quaker
    Mango Board
    American Airlines,
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $100,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
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    The Well Advertising

    The Well Advertising is an advertising agency based in Chicago. They have a team of around 20 employees. They provide advertising, branding, direct marketing, marketing strategy, and social media marketing. 

    Notable Project

    The Well Advertising helped rebrand a site for an IT solutions company. They used a custom CMS to restructure the URL, manage service pages, and branded the platform. The efforts helped the business maintain their SEO value and increase their traffic and search visibility. 

    "It’s a pleasure to work with them because it’s so easy." – Marketing Web Specialist, IT Solutions Company

    Former clients
    Sirius Computer Solutions
    The Great Escape
    Forsythe
    Spirit Cruises
    Cars.com
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
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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
    4 Clutch reviews
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    Viewstream

    Viewstream is a creative digital agency with offices in San Francisco, Chicago, and Austin, Texas. Founded in 2000, they have just under 30 employees on their team. Their services include advertising, video production, and branding, and they primarily serve enterprise clients.

    Notable Project

    Viewstream provided branding services for an eSports and gaming platform. Their responsibilities included brand creative and positioning, presentations, design, web development, and video production. The project multiplied traffic and overall feedback on the project was positive. Their talented team brought the brand to life. They were organized and their workflow was seamless.

    “I would say the combination of service and creativity is unmatched in any agency that we have worked with.” – CEO, eSports Gaming Platform

    Former clients
    Accenture
    Adobe
    Amazon
    Coca Cola
    PayPal
    UPS
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.9
    4.9
    5 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Telly Awards , Hermes Awards , San Francisco State University , Sony Electronics , QuickTime Film Festival , ResFest Film Festival , International Film Festival Rotterdam

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    Origin, LLC

    Origin, LLC is a full-service marketing communications agency headquartered in Evanston, Illinois. Established in 2005, they have around 10 employees that specialize in web design, branding, graphic design, SEO, PPC, media planning and buying, and logo creation.

    Notable Project

    Origin, LLC oversaw a rebranding and marketing strategy for a pest control firm that targeted new demographics. They updated the client's visuals, redesigned their logo, and changed the colors to increase brand recognition. The firm doubled in size, provided services to five Midwestern states, and became the 32nd largest pest control company in the nation. 

    "Origin, LLC's integrity and willingness to think critically about a project separates it from other agencies." – President, Pest Control Firm 

    Former clients
    JobGiraffe
    Graphic Solutions Group
    Mather LifeWays
    Lakland Guitars
    Hanson Musical Instruments
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Evanston, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
  • 43

    Social Driver

    Social Driver is a digital agency founded in 2011 with a team of over 10 members. Based in Washington, DC, they offer web design, social media marketing, and digital strategy solutions for clients ranging from small firms to large businesses in the fields of health care and nonprofit, among others.

    Notable Project

    Social Driver designed and launched a website for a nonprofit organization. Social Driver worked closely with the organization throughout the project, constantly guiding them during the process. The website has received positive feedback from the community.

    “They have a very effective in-house approach to project management, which guided us very well through the process of launching the website.” - Former Director of Communications, Nonprofit Organization

    Former clients
    Elizabeth Dole Foundation
    Goodwill Industries International
    Honda North America
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.9
    4.9
    35 Clutch reviews
  • 44

    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 $1,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Grayslake, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    6 Clutch reviews
  • 45

    Torque Digital

    Torque Digital is a digital marketing firm based in Chicago with a team of about 30 employees. Since 1992, they’ve provided digital strategy, branding, content marketing, logo and print design, video production, and other web-based services.

    Notable Project

    Torque Digital provided a variety of branding services for a real estate firm. Their scope of work included graphics creation, website updates, and digital marketing strategies. The team’s efforts attracted new customers for the client.

    "They understand our business and help differentiate us by delivering high-quality products." — Leasing Agent, Real Estate Firm  

    Former clients
    Plansmith
    Lice-Nil
    Sensient Flavors
    Universal Security
    Expo Office Supplies
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.5
    4.5
    2 Clutch reviews
  • 46

    SEO Solutions

    SEO Solutions is a digital agency that was founded in 2005 and has its headquarters in Chicago. The 10-person team provides web design, SEO, UX/UI design, social media marketing, PR, advertising, and branding services for clients in a variety of industries.

    Notable Project

    SEO Solutions provided a full-service marketing campaign for a real estate education program based in Utah that focused on SEO and PPC to expand their outreach. After just the first stage of the project, more than 200 of the client’s keywords ranked on the first results page. The partnership continues and the client is still satisfied with the quality of service.

     

    “Their team is great about following through on outstanding items and integrating changes into our ongoing strategy. They’re punctual and respond promptly to questions and change requests.” — President, Real Estate Education Group

    Former clients
    Camp Pathfinder
    Specialty Alarm Engineering
    Regency Medical Spa
    North Coast Sewer & Drainage
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
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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
  • 48

    Pink Hippo Productions

    Pink Hippo Productions is a film production company that was founded in 2013. The company is headquartered in Chicago and consists of 6 employees. They specialize in video production, branding, and marketing strategy and have a client focus of small and midmarket businesses.

    Notable Project

    Pink Hippo Productions partnered with an advertising where they assisted in helping implement their client's goals. Specifically, they provided video production support for their client’s projects as well as planned schedules and budgets for the projects. The client was pleased with the team's work. 

    “All projects they’ve done for us have exceeded expectations when delivered.” – Owner an Creative Director, Advertising Agency

    Former clients
    Disney
    Complex
    Atlantic Records
    Comed
    Tomy Toys
    FTI Consulting
    CTBC Bank
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    4 Clutch reviews
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    Hustlemore

    Hustlemore is a Chicago based marketing agency specializing in branding, digital strategy, and marketing strategy. They were founded in 2015 and have a team of 3 employees. They work with small business and midmarket clients in the consumer products, financial services, and healthcare industries. 

    Notable Project

    Hustlemore ran a marketing campaign for a Chicago based cryotherapy spa. They upgraded the client’s site, implementing branding, SEO best practices, and a consistent marketing plan to promote awareness of the client’s business. The client reported that their website has moved from page four or five of relevant google search results to page one, and that their business has increased commensurately. 

    “Hustlemore digs in deep and finds things that other companies don't.” – Co-Founder, Cryotherapy Spa
     

    Former clients
    Innovative Wellness Care
    Chicago Cannabis Alliance
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    3 Clutch reviews
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    Streng Agency

    Established in 1985, Streng Agency has more than 30-years experience helping companies position their brands. They use SEO, social media, advertising, public relations, and logo design to help their clients accomplish this goal. The team of eight employees works from an office in St. Charles, Ill. – just outside Chicago.

    Notable Project

    When a laundry products manufacturer needed design and layout experience, they hired Streng Agency. At the time, the manufacturer did not have these marketing and design skills in-house. The partnership began with Streng Agency designing a corporate brochure and went on to include logo creation and a website redesign for a new product.

    "They offer fresh designs and they’re good about letting us know deadlines and encouraging us to stay on track throughout a project." – Vice President of Customer and Distributor Success, Laundry Products Manufacturing Company

    Former clients
    Fisher Nuts
    Big Apple Bagels
    Flinn Scientific
    IDEAL Industries
    Smart Health 50
    Chef Martin
    Northern Illinois University
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place St. Charles, IL
    4.7
    4.7
    3 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    MarCom Gold and Platinum Award for design , W3 Silver for digital design (2017) , The Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts (AIVA): Communicator Award and Silver Award of Distinction for designing and developing the Big App Bagels website (2015)

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