Looking for a top product branding service in Chicago?

Successful product branding requires specific and tailored messaging about a product or service your company offers. Successful product brands like Charmin or Gillete even have separate websites, logos, slogans, and advertising strategies to differentiate them.

If your business is product-first, consider working with a product branding company to help you define the brand messaging and marketing needed to differentiate each of your products from each other and competitors. Remember that product branding and corporate branding are different – most notably corporate branding entails a general, broad message for the entire business. Look for branding agencies that have past experience branding products.

To assist you in your search for a partner, we’ve compiled this list of the top product branding 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 Product Branding Companies

  • 1
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Geneva IL

    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. 

    Clients
    Fellowes
    Make-A-Wish
    Cargill
    American Red Cross
    Industries
    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

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  • 2
    $25,000+
    1,000 - 9,999 Employees
    Chicago IL

    SGK is a global packaging and brand experience company based in London with offices in Amsterdam, Paris, Munich, and Chennai, India. The company, founded in 1953, has more than 5,800 employees and provides content marketing, branding, email marketing, event marketing & planning, packaging design, social media marketing, and video production services. SGK serves midmarket and other-sized companies in the consumer products & services, retail, financial services, and medical industries.

    Clients
    Amazon
    Air France
    American Express
    AstraZeneca
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A food & beverage company hired SGK to do packaging architecture and design work. SGK did prototyping, provided strategies and insights, and designed concepts. They also worked with the company's internal teams to explore different packaging ideas that would excite consumers and enhance consumer experience. SGK has been meeting the company's expectations in this ongoing engagement.

    "They’re very transparent regarding delivery time and have never gone past a deadline." - Innovation Manager, Food & Beverage Company

  • 3
    Undisclosed
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    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.

    Clients
    Baxter Healthcare
    Exelon Corporation
    IBM Watson
    Hyatt
    Industries
    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

  • 4
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    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.

    Clients
    Ozinga
    The Chicago International Film Festival
    SAIC (School of the Art Institue of Chicago)
    Diadem
    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

  • 5
    Undisclosed
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    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.

    Clients
    Verso
    Blackwood BBQ
    Optimo
    Protein Bar & Kitchen
    Industries
    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

  • 6
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    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.

    Clients
    Tolmar
    Lil' Drug Store Products
    Edelman
    Limitless Coffee & Tea
    Industries
    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 

  • 7
    $10,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Chicago IL

    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. 

    Clients
    Adobe
    American Marketing Association
    The Home Depot
    Becker Professional Education
    Industries
    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. 
     

  • 8
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    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. 

    Clients
    American Migraine Foundation
    American Headache Society
    Anselmo Lindberg & Associates
    Ashland Breast Pumps
    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

  • 9
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    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.

    Industries
    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

  • 10
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Oak Brook IL

    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. 

    Clients
    New International Version
    Wheaton College
    HarperCollins Publishers
    National Garden Bureau
    Industries
    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

  • 11
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    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.

    Clients
    Adtalem
    Allstate
    AvalonBay Communities
    Baird & Warner
    Industries
    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 

  • 12
    $100,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    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.

    Clients
    Ferrari
    Quaker
    Mango Board
    American Airlines
    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

  • 13
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Palatine IL

    Pepper Group is a marketing firm headquartered in Palatine, Ill. The 15-person team launched in 1994 and offers branding, direct marketing, PR and corporate communication, and marketing strategy. Their clients work in a variety of sectors, including IT, financial services, and manufacturing.

    Clients
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    Industries
    Notable Project

    Pepper Group provided product marketing consulting to a FinTech company, cutting down the client's range of services to meet their customers' needs. They also built a corporate website, designing wireframes and conducting multiple feedback sessions. The client grew 20% year-over-year as a result.

    "Pepper Group is skilled at finding a deeper level of understanding and context. That sets them apart." – CMO, FinTech Company

  • 14
    $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

  • 15
    $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. 

    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

  • 16
    $50,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Chicago IL

    In Chicago, Illinois, EightySeven is a branding company. The small company was established in 2012. Their team specializes in branding and business consulting.

    Notable Project

    EightySeven has provided design services for a coffee roasting company. They’ve taken the logo and designed new iconography to make the packaging stand out and explore a new sales channel with the rebrand.

    "The team really took the time to understand the landscape and think about the package from a sales perspective."

  • 17
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Yeah Design Works is a visual communications company headquartered in Chicago. Founded in 2007, the company has a team of one that specializes in packaging design, branding, and print design.

    Clients
    Cozy Spot
    Oster
    Synergenics
    CrockPot
    Notable Project

    Yeah Design Works created packaging and messaging for a consumer product company. The client wanted to enter the dog treats market, which is very competitive, and they needed packaging that would best represent their brand. Yeah Design Works collaborated with the client to come up with ideas, and then they designed the packaging using the client’s feedback. The new packaging has received praise from customers and retailers, satisfying the client. 

    “I’ve worked with a lot of different agencies in my career, and none listen as well as Yeah Design Works. They made sure they understood what we wanted and delivered exactly what we asked for.” — Co-Founder, Consumer Product Company

  • 18
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Nighthouse LLC is a branding company in Chicago, Illinois. Established in 2021, the small team offers branding, web design, logo, and web development.

    Industries
    Notable Project

    Nighthouse developed an e-commerce platform for a food truck. The project goals were to have a fully functional online store, blog, recipe sharing page, membership functionality, and online food truck ordering.

    "They made us feel like there were no “dumb” questions which made the entire process so easy."

  • 19
    $25,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Berwyn IL

    Kalapa Design Studio is a studio founded in 2020 in Chicago. With no more than 10 professionals, they provide branding, web design, and UX/UI design solutions for clients in the fields of advertising, business services, and IT.

    Clients
    Apple
    AWS
    Google
    Salesforce
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Kalapa Design Studio developed a WordPress website for a private network management business. The business needed customized web pages for their site. Kalapa Design Studio provided exactly what the business needed.

    “I can’t recommend their team enough!” - ole Proprietor, Private Network Management Business

  • 20
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Theydo is a design studio headquartered in Chicago. The company has less than 10 people, and they specialize in UX/UI design, branding, and web design. 
     

    Clients
    Tickety
    Interaction Studio
    Woders
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Theydo designed a new website for a cryotherapy service. The client’s original website simply had a webpage for their machine sales, but they wanted to build a custom website exclusively for the machine sales. Their goals were to increase leads for machine sales through organic internet searches, and they wanted more visibility for their machines. Theydo consistently met with the client, and they used PHP, HTML5, and JavaScript to create the website. The company also added Google Analytics for the client. After creating the website, the client increased their sales.
     

    “I've doubled my revenue from machine sales from this point last year. Neal and Bart delivered a really high-quality product and design in under a month.” — Co-Founder and CFO, Cryotherapy Service 
     

  • 21
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Morr Creative is a digital strategy company. Founded in 2019, the team specializes in digital strategy, video production, branding, and content marketing. Their small company is based in Nashville, Tennessee and Naperville, Illinois.

    Notable Project

    Moor Creative produced a brand video for an executive coaching company. The team handled the setup, scheduling, and videographer acquisition. The project goal was to tell the client's story.

    "I have been pleased throughout the process. No complaints."

  • 22
    $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

  • 23
    $50,000+
    250 - 999 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Headquartered in San Francisco, Prophet is a consultancy agency with other offices in Atlanta, Chicago, New York City, Richmond, Va., Berlin, Hong Kong, Shanghai, London, and Zurich. Since 1992, their team of 540 has been specializing in web design, SEO, digital strategy, and more. Prophet works with clients in various industries including consumer products, hospitality, and information technology.

    Clients
    Electrolux
    T-Mobile
    UBS
    Gatorade
    Industries
    Notable Project

    After years of disappointing performance, a retailer hired Prophet to determine the issue and work on the branding. After researching the retailer's history and client base, the agency created an engaging and impactful store design. The business has begun seeing an increase in traffic. 

     

  • 24
    Undisclosed
    1,000 - 9,999 Employees
    Chicago IL
    Based in Los Angeles, California; Amsterdam, Netherlands; Atlanta, Georgia and Austin, Texas, Material is a large marketing strategy company. Their services include marketing strategy, market research, product design, branding, and more.
  • 25
    Undisclosed
    50 - 249 Employees
    Chicago IL
    Kaleidoscope ® is a branding agency based in Chicago, Illinois; Cincinnati, Ohio and New York, New York. The midsize agency was launched in 1995. Their team offers branding, packaging design, marketing strategy, and product design.
    Industries
  • 26
    $10,000+
    250 - 999 Employees
    Chicago IL
    LEWIS is a PR agency. Launched in 1995, the midsize company is based in San Francisco, California; Boston, Massachusetts; San Diego, California and Washington, District of Columbia. Their services include public relations, branding, video production, search engine optimization, and more.
    Industries
  • 27
    $5,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Chicago IL
    TEAMS Design, a product design company, was launched in 1956. The firm focuses on product design, ux/ui design, other design, and digital strategy and has a midsize team. The firm is based in Esslingen am Neckar, Germany; Hamburg, Germany; Shanghai, China and Chicago, Illinois.
    Industries
  • 28
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Chicago IL
    Art + Legend is a small advertising company. They focus on advertising, ux/ui design, branding, email marketing, and more and were launched in 2020. The agency is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.
    Industries
  • 29
    $1,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL
    Advertising company ChicagoSEO.Company is located in Chicago, Illinois. The small firm was founded in 2007. Their team provides advertising, branding, and content marketing.
  • 30
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL
    Established in 2010, Add Chapter is a branding company. They are headquartered in Chicago, Illinois and Dubai, United Arab Emirates and have a small team. The firm offers branding, advertising, graphic design, web design, and more.
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