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List of the Best Chicago Content Marketing Companies

  • 1
    $5,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Chicago IL

    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.

    Clients
    Jagged Peak
    Tab Bank
    Escoffier School of Culinary Arts
    General Financial
    Industries
    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

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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
    Nike
    Unilever
    Coca-Cola
    P&G
    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
    $1,000+
    Freelancer
    Chicago IL

    Otherworld Content by Jacob B Doyle is a small content marketing company located in Chicago, Illinois. Launched in 2018, the team specializes in content marketing.

    Industries
    Notable Project

    Otherworld Content by Jacob B Doyle wrote SEO-friendly articles, blog posts, and landing page copies for a logistics company. The goal was to improve the client's search rankings.

    "We were impressed by their knowledge and how well each output was written."

  • 4
    Undisclosed
    50 - 249 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Founded in 2001, Walker Sands is a full-service B2B 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, and strategy. They also help clients with public relations, demand generation, branding, creative, marketing strategy, and web.

    Clients
    GrubHub
    CloudCraze
    CurrencyCloud
    CompTIA
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A SaaS company wanted to differentiate itself as a modern technology brand, improve web performance, and support demand generation efforts. Walker Sands executed a brand refresh, website redesign, and other digital marketing initiatives, ultimately increasing web traffic and conversions.

    "Their ability to understand and adapt to their client is outstanding...they are the whole package—smart, creative, hard-working, technical, strategic, and genuinely nice." – Senior Director of Digital Marketing, SaaS company

  • 5
    $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
    World Federation of Neurology
    Global Patient Advocacy Coalition
    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

  • 6
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Vernon Hills IL

    Perfect Search Media is a Chicago-based digital marketing agency. They specialize in paid search and social media advertising, SEO, remarketing, display, UX, design, and content. Perfect Search is a results-driven, remote company with teammates on every coast. They build custom strategies for clients across multiple industries, including education, software, associations, retail, and more.
     

    Clients
    Stage Stores
    New York Film Academy
    CenturyLink
    Columbia University
    Industries
    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

  • 7
    $50,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Chicago IL

    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.
     

    Clients
    ACOEP
    BFC
    United Methodist Healthcare Recruitment
    AAA Pool Service
    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 
     

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

    Ten Speed is a content agency based in Wheaton, Ill. with no more than two employees. They have offered content marketing and SEO solutions since their founding in 2020. They work with small and mid-market firms.

    Clients
    Visible
    Printavo
    Postmark
    Notable Project

    Ten Speed optimized the organic traffic efforts for a SaaS company. This was done by improving the company's existing content and creating new content. The company now ranks first in most of their targeted keywords.

    “The communication is great.” - Marketing Operations Manager, SaaS Company

  • 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.

    Clients
    ExecTable
    Chicago Food Festival
    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
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    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.

    Clients
    Reologie
    S.W. Anderson
    Vokal
    Fruition Partners
    Industries
    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

  • 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
    Allstate
    Hollister
    Chicago History Museum
    AvalonBay
    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
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Mainland is a content marketing company. The small Chicago, Illinois-based firm was launched in 2008. Their services include content marketing, public relations, digital strategy, email marketing, and more.

    Industries
    Notable Project

    A restaurant chain hired Mainland for their PR services. They were also responsible for managing their media projects and redesigning their entire website to make it more interactive and user-friendly.

    "No company is perfect, but they got great agility. Whenever there was a misstep, it was always corrected."

  • 13
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Lombard IL

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

    Clients
    Aldi
    NeoGrid
    Taco Bell
    Habitat for Humanity
    Industries
    Notable Project

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

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

  • 14
    $1,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    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. 

    Clients
    Samsung
    Costco
    Sears
    Kmart
    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

  • 15
    $1,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    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.

    Clients
    Hallmark
    Baseball Monkey
    Mayflower Transit
    Fiskars
    Industries
    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

  • 16
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Chicago IL

    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.

    Clients
    Bio-Tissue
    Rogers Park Business Alliance
    Firestar Communications
    Durham School Services
    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

  • 17
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    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.

    Clients
    The Windward Group
    ProConversions
    Requordit
    Industries
    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 

  • 18
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    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.

    Clients
    Dell
    Discover Financial Services
    The University of Chicago
    Level Office
    Industries
    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

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

    iSimplifyMe is a web design and digital marketing company located in Chicago. Founded in 2011, the company is comprised of fewer than 10 employees and specializes in web design, SEO, digital strategy, branding, graphic design, UX/UI design, PPC, social media marketing, email marketing, and content marketing.

    Clients
    Evolve Advanced Cosmetic Clinic
    Prescision Brain
    Spine & Pain Centre
    Notable Project

    iSimplifyMe built a user-friendly website for a mortgage company. They managed the company's web platforms, oversaw social media marketing and AdWords campaigns, and managed minor software projects. Their willingness to create from scratch and provide response times left the company feeling satisfied. 

    "iSimplifyMe's work always feels unique and original. It brings a personal touch and tailors its services to our business." – Owner, Mortgage Company 

  • 20
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    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.

    Clients
    Adobe
    LinkedIn
    Autodesk
    Facebook
    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

  • 21
    $1,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Quilqy is a content production firm based in Kyiv, Ukraine, and founded in 2019. Their team of more than two provides email marketing, content marketing, and marketing strategy services for small and mid-market businesses in the industries of advertising, gaming, and business services.

    Clients
    Avangard LLC
    FormSwift
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Quilqy provided client research services for a banking equipment manufacturer. The manufacturer was entering the European market and needed data and research to find contacts. Quilqy helped find potential clients in less than a month.

    “I guess it was quite effective.” - CCO, Banking Equipment Manufacturer

  • 22
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    This Chicago-based digital marketing agency was founded in 2012. This 40-person team specializes in web design, social media marketing, and SEO, with additional capabilities in graphic design, content marketing, and digital strategy.

    Clients
    Yum! Brands
    Potbelly
    Famous Dave's
    Apollo Education Group
    Notable Project

    A dining & entertainment venue needed an agency to guide it through the marketing process. SoMe Connect helped with the company's SEO strategy, reworking content on its website and creating PPC campaigns, which resulted in a 200% increase in leads and 20% increase in bookings. 

    "SoMe went far and above any agency I have worked with. They were ready to stop by whenever our owner needed clarification or wanted to meet face to face with them ...They were always willing to do what it took to make our team feel at ease and help us understand that if you did need to do something last minute, they were always very responsive and on the ball with that." - Marketing Director, Dining & Entertainment Venue

  • 23
    $50,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    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. 

    Clients
    National Geographic
    Kettering University
    The Detroit Zoo
    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
     

  • 24
    $25,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Chicago IL

    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.  

    Clients
    Gore
    Ticketsnow
    Veteran Beer Company
    ServSafe
    Industries
    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 

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

    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.

    Clients
    Lakeshore Learning
    O-Cedar
    Thermos
    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
     

  • 26
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Chicago IL

    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. 

    Clients
    Kawasaki Motors Corp. USA
    Chamberlain
    KJM Construction
    Industries
    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

     

  • 27
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Chicago IL

    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.

    Clients
    Red Bull North America
    SC Johnson
    Kraft
    Kansas Regenerative Institute
    Industries
    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

  • 28
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Downers Grove IL

    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.

     

    Clients
    Capgemini
    Verifi Inc.
    section.io
    NuLogX inc.
    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

  • 29
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    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. 

    Clients
    Amplion
    HealthiPass
    BeyondPay
    CodeScience
    Industries
    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

  • 30
    $1,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    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.

    Clients
    Plansmith
    Lice-Nil
    Sensient Flavors
    Universal Security
    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  

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