The Best Content Marketing Companies in The Windy City

List of the Best Chicago Content Marketing Companies

Looking for top content marketing agency in Chicago?

Finding the best company to direct your content marketing strategy can increase your inbound leads and conversions.

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

  • 1

    Brafton

    Brafton is a Boston-based digital marketing agency founded in 2008. They have 2 additional offices across in Chicago and San Francisco. Its team of almost 200 is proficient in a variety of content marketing services including blogs, newsletters, emails, infographics, and video production. They also specialize in SEO and social media marketing.

    Notable Project

    An educational company that manages university websites was trying to increase the quality of their site content. Brafton provided blog content for the company's site, including articles and infographic design. They also manage the company's social media accounts and calendar.

    "Our engagement online has been very good...It’s a combination of excellent communication, excellent customer service, and quality of work." – SEO Manager, Education Company

    Former clients
    Jagged Peak
    Tab Bank
    Escoffier School of Culinary Arts
    General Financial
    Sunrise Senior Living
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group250 - 999 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.7
    4.7
    3 Clutch reviews
  • 2

    Valtech

    Valtech is a development company that specializes in Sitecore and is headquartered London with 36 additional offices across 16 countries. Founded in 1993, they have over 2400 employees that mostly work with mid-market and enterprise businesses. Services include web design and development, software development, social media, digital strategy, and IT consulting.

    Notable Project

    Valtech developed a web application for an auto manufacturer with the goal of creating a virtual car buying experience for people who do not visit car showrooms. The team delivered a sophisticated, user-friendly platform with straightforward features that made the car buying process easier in a digital setting.

     

    Former clients
    Sunwing Travel Group
    University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management
    Bayer
    American Air Filters International
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $250,000+
    group1,000 - 9,999 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.5
    4.5
    5 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Recognized with 13 Sitecore MVP Awards in 2018, Episerver Partner of the Year (2016), Web Service Award (2016) , Episerver Partner of the Year (2016) , Web Service Award (2016)

  • 3

    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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  • 4

    Duo Consulting, Inc.

    Headquartered in Chicago, Duo Consulting is a web design and development agency that prides itself on transparency and strategy. Founded in 1999, Duo Consulting now has a team of 30+ that offers UX design, Drupal development, cloud-based API's, visual design, and content marketing. 

    Notable Project

    A business news organization wanted to develop an online community to better engage with its customers. They knew Drupal was the right platform, so Duo Consulting was a natural choice. Duo Consulting developed the backend architecture needed to migrate data from two different platforms, designed the UI/UX, and performed A/B testing. 

    "They’ve been a fantastic partner. I have a dedicated account manager who I speak with daily and sometimes several times a day. Other vendors we’ve worked with haven’t been so accessible. They’re excellent at sitting down with you and strategizing the project down to the tiniest details." – Social Media Manager, News Organization

    Former clients
    Verizon
    Loyola Medicine
    Figo Insurance
    Arsenal Capital
    West Communications
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $50,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    5 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Web Awards : 2012 Social Network Standard of Excellence , 2013 Blue Drop Awards

  • 5

    Walker Sands

    Founded in 2001, Walker Sands is a digital marketing agency dedicated to each client's unique goals. From their offices in Chicago, San Francisco, or Seattle, Walker Sands team of 135 has various areas of expertise, including SEO, web design, PPC, content marketing, strategy, and content marketing. They also help clients with public relations, demand generation, branding, creative, marketing strategy, and web.

    Notable Project

    A non-profit research foundation wanted to increase their web traffic and number of donations. Walker Sands managed their Google AdWords campaign utilizing their Google Grants program and ultimately increased its traffic, subscriber list, and the number of donations.

    "...they have a great deal of intimate knowledge of SEO [search engine optimization] and AdWords and how all that works. We have worked with several other marketing firms, and I don’t think anyone is as much into the details of this as they are. They seem extremely knowledgeable." – Deputy Director, Non-Profit Research Foundation

    Former clients
    GrubHub
    CloudCraze
    CurrencyCloud
    CompTIA
    Vibes
    Magnetic
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group50 - 249 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.8
    4.8
    7 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    PR News: Platinum PR Award , Publicity Club of Chicago: Silver Trumpet Award , Business Marketing Association: Tower Award for PR Campaign , Business Marketing Association , BtoB Magazine: Top B2B Agency

  • 6

    Perfect Search Media

    Perfect Search Media is a full-service digital marketing agency located in Chicago, IL. Their clients include startup, mid-market, and enterprise companies across industries such as education, retail, and consumer products. The team of 25+ offers paid search advertising, social media advertising, SEO, design, and content creation and marketing.

    Notable Project

    Perfect Search Media expanded a higher learning institution’s reach and audience. They led a paid search marketing strategy from execution to implementation to maintenance.

    “They are flexible, and they act as an extension of the team. Their commitment to proving success via analytics and the bottom line was important to us.” – Co-Founder, Higher Learning Institution

    Former clients
    Stage Stores
    New York Film Academy
    CenturyLink
    Columbia University
    Dylan's Candy Bar
    Goodyear
    American Association of Dermatology
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.8
    4.8
    10 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Inc. 5000 (2017) , Inc. Best Workplaces (2018) , Timmy Awards: Best Tech Work Culture Finalist (2018) , Interactive Marketing Awards: Small Interactive Marketing Agency (2019 Shortlisted) , MarCom: Gold Award Outstanding Display Advertising (2018)

  • 7

    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
    12 Clutch reviews
  • 8

    Arcalea

    Digital agency Arcalea was founded in 2015 and has offices in Chicago, Charlotte, N.C., Denver, and Indianapolis. Its team of 12 helps clients with web development, SEO, email marketing, content marketing, web design, and PPC.

    Notable Project

    A jewelry company hired Arcalea to help with its rebranding efforts. Arcalea helped the company find its target audience by helping with A/B testing, digital marketing, and PPC management. The company's total user count has gone up by more than 200%.

    "I found their depth of knowledge about how customers approach products to be enlightening. I was impressed with the overall professionalism and responsiveness of the team. If they didn’t have an answer immediately, they made sure to deliver one later on." - President, Jewelry Company

    Former clients
    Dell
    Discover Financial Services
    The University of Chicago
    Level Office
    ConceiveAbilities
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.9
    4.9
    5 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    MarCom Awards: 2017 Gold Winner , AVA: 2017 Search Marketing Platinum Award, , AVA: 2017 Design & Digital Gold Award

  • 9

    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

  • 10

    Sparkfactor

    Sparkfactor is a boutique advertising design and production firm founded in 1996. Their team of 6 employees is located in Chicago. They offer an array of services that center on digital strategy, marketing strategy, and web development.

    Notable Project

    Sparkfactor collaborated with a fragrance company to improve their website, email marketing, and online store. They assisted in maintenance and upgrades to the website. The client saw a marked increase in online sales over the course of Sparkfactor’s involvement.

    “We are satisfied with the level of their production for us. They have met every expectation that we had.” – President, Fragrance Company

    Former clients
    Bio-Tissue
    Rogers Park Business Alliance
    Firestar Communications
    Durham School Services
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.9
    4.9
    4 Clutch reviews
  • 11

    Symbiont Group

    Founded in 2014, Symbiont Group is a digital marketing and sales agency. Symbiont's Chicago-based team of 15 offers mostly mid-size clients a combination of services in the areas of SEO, web design, email and content marketing, and marketing strategy.

    Notable Project

    Symbiont Group specializes in combining the sales and marketing process, so when a holdings firm needed to integrate these areas, it reached out to Symbiont. Symbiont developed an entire inside sales team for the company to make the marketing and outside sales units more effective, boosting the company's revenue.

    "They are experienced professionals. I can’t say enough about the types of relationships they’ve built within our organization - leveraging that experience to make impactful change. They’re fantastic." - Director of Marketing, Holdings Firm

    Former clients
    Reologie
    S.W. Anderson
    Vokal
    Fruition Partners
    Kensium
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.8
    4.8
    5 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Owler: HOT in 2016 Chicago Winner

  • 12

    OneIMS.com

    Founded in 2006, OneIMS is a results-driven digital marketing firm in Chicago. Its team of more than 30 manages the inbound marketing process for its clients, with special emphasis on SEO, PPC, digital strategy, conversion optimization, and content marketing. 

    Notable Project

    A small flooring company tried SEO before with discouraging results, but OneIMS completely changed the company's strategy, increasing results with PPC campaigns, social media marketing, copywriting, and blog posts. 

    "They have brought us from zero inbound marketing through our website to beating all of our competition in terms of keyword searches and website traffic and just about every metric you can imagine." - Marketing Associate, Flooring Company

    Former clients
    Samsung
    Costco
    Sears
    Kmart
    Salesforce
    Heinz
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.8
    4.8
    11 Clutch reviews
  • 13

    Simple Machines Marketing

    Simple Machines Marketing is a Chicago-based marketing company founded in 2012. Their 9-person team offers services in digital strategy, marketing strategy, content marketing, and more.
     

    Notable Project

    Simple Machines developed a marketing strategy for a printing company. They researched suitable keywords, improved the effectiveness of email blasts and Google, and redesigned the client’s website. The client appreciates the increased website traffic and positive feedback as a result of the company’s work.

    “I thought they did a great job. I worked with 4 to 5 different people from their team who were extremely responsive.” – Business Manager, Printing Company 
     

    Former clients
    ACOEP
    BFC
    United Methodist Healthcare Recruitment
    AAA Pool Service
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $50,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.9
    4.9
    8 Clutch reviews
  • 14

    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 $1,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    8 Clutch reviews
  • 15

    Innovaxis Marketing

    Innovaxis is a marketing consulting firm located in Chicago, Illinois. Founded in 2007 and comprised of around 10 employees they work with small businesses, enterprises, and middle-market companies across industries such as business services, information technology, and manufacturing. They specialize in digital strategy, content marketing, web development, web design, SEO, and branding.

    Notable Project

    Innovaxis provided a marketing strategy and performed SEO for an electric content management company. They oversaw email campaigns and managed lead generation. The company experienced a significant increase in incoming calls and the number of clients has grown. 

    "Innovaxis is a good company. You feel like it is a partner and not just a vendor." – CEO, Electric Management Company 

    Former clients
    The Windward Group
    ProConversions
    Requordit
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    6 Clutch reviews
  • 16

    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
  • 17

    NextLeft

    NextLeft, founded in 2016, is a digital content marketing and SEO agency. The company’s mission is to rid the world of digital clutter by creating the helpful, relevant content people are searching for online. Headquartered in sunny San Diego, NextLeft's team of 14 full-time SEO & Content Strategists amplify the world’s most loved brands.

    Notable Project

    NextLeft created content and keyword optimization for a transportation company's two brands. They also did promotions for social media. NextLeft was extremely creative and independent.

    "NextLeft is a trusted consultant when it comes to planning and making decisions." – Director of Digital Strategy, Transportation Corporation

    Former clients
    Hallmark
    Baseball Monkey
    Mayflower Transit
    Fiskars
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.9
    4.9
    9 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    U.S. Search Awards (2015)

  • 18

    3rd Coast PR

    3rd Coast PR is a Chicago based marketing company, founded in 2011. Their team of 7 employees specializes in PR, content marketing, and event planning for midmarket clients in the consumer products and business services industries.

    Notable Project

    3rd Coast PR provided marketing services for a cheese company. They ran a number of campaigns, on both traditional and social media, to raise awareness of a product that the client was going to begin selling outside of the Chicago market. The client reported that their brand’s engagement, especially on Instagram, has increased significantly since the start of the campaign. 

    “They do an excellent job. They're very proactive, so we don’t have to ask them for anything.” – VP of Marketing, Cheese Company
     

    Former clients
    Lakeshore Learning
    O-Cedar
    Thermos
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.8
    4.8
    6 Clutch reviews
  • 19

    Cooperate Marketing

    Founded in 2016, Cooperate Marketing is an advertising and marketing agency that offers advertising, marketing strategy, media planning, and media buying services to their enterprise, md-market, and small business clients in the manufacturing, retail, and consumer products and services industries. Their 10 employees are based out of Chicago. 

    Notable Project

    Cooperate Marketing recently worked on a co-op platform for a motorcycle manufacturer. They migrated legacy data to implement a new platform for that client.

    “Our system launched seamlessly, so much so that no one even noticed we’d switched to a whole new system.” —  Manager, Motorcycle Manufacturer

     

    Former clients
    Kawasaki Motors Corp. USA
    Chamberlain
    KJM Construction
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
  • 20

    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

  • 21

    Casual Films

    Casual Films is a video production company that was founded in 2006. They are headquartered in London with additional offices in New York and Oakland, Calif. Their team of 47 specializes in video production, content marketing, and social media marketing. They primarily work with enterprise level clients.

    Notable Project

    Casual Films partnered with a non-profit organization where they helped create promotional videos. Their goal was to help their client become more digitally focused and appealing to their audience. The client was very impressed with Casual Films' team.

    "Casual Films’ team is highly creative and work to understand their assignment. They’re a strong creative agency. Equally, working with them is excellent." – Marketing Manger, Non-Profit Organization

    Former clients
    Adobe
    LinkedIn
    Autodesk
    Facebook
    BMW
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    22 Clutch reviews
  • 22

    Macon Raine

    Macon Raine is a content marketing agency based in Downers Grove, Ill. Founded in 2010, the team of 11 specializes in content marketing, marketing strategy, conversion optimization, and more.

     

    Notable Project

    Macon Raine worked on digital marketing for a payment solutions company. They supplemented the marketing department by creating content and strategy development. They also worked on social media marketing and web design. The client was impressed with the results of the project.

    “We extended our brand and now have rich content resources available on our website. They also helped build a lot of sales collateral.” – CMO, Payment Solutions Company

    Former clients
    Capgemini
    Verifi Inc.
    section.io
    NuLogX inc.
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Downers Grove, IL
    4.7
    4.7
    5 Clutch reviews
  • 23

    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
    18 Clutch reviews
  • 24

    Hyperlocal Inc.

    Hyperlocal Inc. is a Chicago-based digital marketing agency founded in 2013. With a small team of 3 employees, they provide content marketing, digital strategy, and social media marketing to their clients. 

    Notable Project

    Hyperlocal Inc. provided a variety of digital marketing and advertising services for a consumer products company. They also set up CRM and provided consulting services for the client. At the conclusion of the project, the client saw a spike in website traffic, ultimately leading to an increase in sales. 

    “Jan - Apr 2019 we had over 50% more hits on the website and 80% more incoming leads. Our sales are up as well.” – Owner, Consumer Products Company
     

    Former clients
    Chicago Roof Deck + Garden
    TBS Properties
    Power Tower Inc.
    Synlawn
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    3 Clutch reviews
  • 25

    SmarkLabs

    SmarkLabs is a marketing and consulting agency located in Chicago. Since 2014, their team of 9 employees has specialized in content marketing, marketing strategy, video production, web design, and more, for primarily small businesses. 

    Notable Project

    SmarkLabs completed a HubSpot implementation for a healthcare software company. They also helped with sales development and lead generation. The client felt that SmarkLabs was extremely reliable. 

    "They always do what they say they’re going to do in the specified timeframe … Everything they do drives great results." — Director of Marketing, Healthcare Software Company

    Former clients
    Amplion
    HealthiPass
    BeyondPay
    CodeScience
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 26

    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
  • 27

    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
  • 28

    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
  • 29

    Pepper Group

    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.

    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

    Former clients
    EconPTW
    Permatron
    RegenX
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Palatine, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
    Awards

    Chicago’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For (2013-2019) , Inc. 5000: #4602 (2015) , Daily Herald Business Ledger: Best Places to Work in Illinois (2015)

  • 30

    LyteYear

    Chicago digital marketing agency LyteYear Group was founded in 2017. LyteYear Group's team of 3 specializes in SEO, PPC, social media marketing, digital strategy, and mobile and app marketing.

    Notable Project

    A health tech startup needed help executing its digital strategy. LyteYear managed and redesigned the company's AdWords campaigns and helped with its content, meta tags, and physical layout for SEO. With LyteYear's work, the company's SEO performance improved by 15%.

    "We were impressed by their depth and breadth of knowledge and expertise, together with their willingness to be nimble and move quickly, and their business acumen to create and envision experiments that are tied to strategy...We’re in the business of smart experiments, and we’re getting that for sure. We’re in a good spot." - CEO, Healthtech Startup

    Former clients
    Analyte Health
    NextME
    Outcome Health
    Remote Year
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    10 Clutch reviews
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    Charu Interactive, Inc.

    Chicago's Charu Interactive is a full-service digital marketing firm that handles all aspects of managing the online brand. Their small team of eight focuses specifically on marketing strategies inherent to online communication, including search engine optimization, web design, and social media management.

    Notable Project

    A small Chicago law firm hired Charu to overhaul their website. With only a logo and a general concept, Charu fully designed and developed the firm's new site to the owner's satisfaction and benefit. In addition to the design side, Charu established the marketing phase with SEO and social media placement to attract the kind of client the law firm was looking for.

    "The Charu Interactive team was very personable. They would keep me updated and made sure that they were incorporating who I was into the website in order to market to the type of client I was looking for." - Law Firm Owner

    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
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    Bear Icebox Communications

    Based near Chicago, Illinois, Bear Icebox Communications offers a range of PR and marketing services. Despite having fewer than ten employees, Bear Icebox offers the range of services and return on investment that one could expect from larger firms. In addition to PR strategy and placement, Bear Icebox offers digital options such as web design and content creation.

    Notable Project

    Bear Icebox specializes in franchise PR and marketing, and has worked with large chains as well as startup franchise brands. One franchise industrial cleaning company partnered with Bear Icebox to build their brand and set them apart as industry leaders with a recognizable presence. They needed full-service management of their brand, and received a large image boost from Bear Icebox controlling their PR. When nobody from the cleaning firm could attend an industry conference, Bear Icebox sent representatives to aid in their management of the brand.

    "We’re getting the service you’d expect of a big company with the one-on-one attention of a small company. It’s the best of both worlds and we have a very nice relationship." - President, Franchise Janitorial Company

    Former clients
    Sensofusion
    Image One
    Bazis Group
    Retalon
    65 Incorporated
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Evanston, IL
    4.7
    4.7
    6 Clutch reviews
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    Razzo Marketing

    Razzo Marketing is a Chicago based digital marketing company. They were founded in 2017 and have a team of two employees who specialize in content marketing, digital strategy, and SEO.

    Notable Project

    Razzo ran a marketing campaign for a media company. They worked with the client to clarify their messaging, improve their social media presence, and optimize their site according to SEO best practices. The client was impressed with the results of their work.

    “Razzo took the time to understand our industry and competitive landscape before executing the plan. Their due diligence and commitment have made all the difference.” – Principle, Media Company

     

    Former clients
    Sigma Fit USA
    Gildan
    ARPwaveUSA
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    4 Clutch reviews
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    AgencyPPC

    AgencyPPC is located in Northbrook, Ill. With three employees, they provide pay per click, search engine optimization, and web design services.

    Notable Project

    AgencyPPC provides SEO and PPC support and resource to a growth marketing agency's client engagements. They create and manage PPC accounts, lead keyword research, and make recommendations. Their keyword recommendations have been very valuable to the client.

    "Their keyword recommendations led to a 40% lift in organic traffic year-over-year within the first four months." –Owner & CEO, Growth Marketing Agency

    Former clients
    Jimmy the Plumber
    Done With Pride
    Chicago Limo Company
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Northbrook, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    3 Clutch reviews
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    GainTap

    GainTap is a web marketing team based in Chicago. The one-person company was founded in 2015 and offers digital strategy, conversion optimization, and advertising services to businesses in business services, health care, and transportation.

    Notable Project

    GainTap supplied SEO and SEM services to a management consulting firm. They audited the client's website, optimized key pages, fixed the navigation, and gave a strategy for future improvements. The client saw significant growth in the number of visitors and leads as a result of GainTap's efforts.

    "GainTap does an excellent job. They're extremely responsive." – President, Management Consulting Firm

    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
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    Sandra Rust | BDD

    Sandra Rust, Bever Digital Design (BDD) is a digital services company, a solitary freelancer based in Joliet, Ill. Founded in 2010, they offer services in web design, content marketing, graphic design, SEO, video production, and more.

    Notable Project

    A glass manufacturer hired Sandra Rust, BDD to optimize and advertise their website. They made edits to the client’s website, managed the Google AdWords campaign, and operated the Facebook page. The client is pleased with the significant improvement in clicks and leads.

    “Sandra is very efficient and independently driven. We usually touch base only when necessary, and she's very accessible.” – Marketing Manager, Glass Manufacturer 
     

    Former clients
    Citywide Supply and Service
    Build a Bear
    Complete Woman Magazine
    Exxon Mobile
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Joilet, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
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    120/80

    120/80 is a PPC company based in Evanston, Ill. Founded in 2019, this company has two employees. Services offered by 120/80 include PPC, email marketing, and SEO for small to mid-sized companies, specifically focusing on sectors like healthcare, business services, manufacturing, and in-home services.

    Notable Project

    120/80 provided PPC and consulting services for a wedding videography company. They made use of Google Ads and focused advertising, along with SEO strategies in order to boost the client's online profile. The client reported twice as much revenue and three times as much web traffic.

    "We tripled our traffic and doubled our revenue at that time." - CEO, Wedding Videography Company

    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Evanston, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    5 Clutch reviews
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    DMA I Digital Marketing Agency

    DMA is a Chicago based digital marketing agency. They were founded in 2002 and have a team of 180 employees. They specialize in SEO, public relations, and content marketing. 

    Notable Project

    DMA managed a PPC campaign for a software company. They took over an existing Google AdWords campaign and ran it for the clients, monitoring the industry and making sure that the keywords in use stayed up to date. The client reported that since beginning the campaign, their cost-per-lead had decreased by 54%.

    “Without increasing the budget, we nearly doubled overall sales compared to the year prior.” – Marketing Manager, Software Company
     

    Former clients
    Tripadvisor
    Kohler
    Makeable
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    3.7
    3.7
    3 Clutch reviews
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