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July 2022

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      5.0
    • Quality

      5.0
    • Cost

      4.9
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $10,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Chicago, IL

    Founded in 2013, 97 Switch is a Chicago-based digital marketing agency that helps clients adapt to the constantly changing digital marketplace. Despite having a small team of fewer than 10 employees, 97 Switch provides a variety of services such as web design, SEO, PPC, social media, and content marketing.

    Clients

    • theWit Hotel in Chicago
    • Cardinal Investment Advisors
    • Option Hotline
    • SMASHotels

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    97 Switch provides WordPress web development services for a mortgage company. In addition to integrating third-party services (chat, credit checks, and more), they’ve designed a customer engagement form. 

    "Rather than being just a web design house or website developer, 97 Switch was able to accomplish both in one pass." 

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  • 2
    • Scheduling

      5.0
    • Quality

      5.0
    • Cost

      4.8
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $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

    • Verano Holding Company
    • Tolmar
    • Graymont Medical
    • Graymont X

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Mabbly helped a nonprofit organization undergo a rebrand. They created several options for a new name and logo, handled SEO and email strategy projects, and developed marketing materials.

    "We could tell we were working with a highly professional organization from the beginning."

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    • Scheduling

      5.0
    • Quality

      5.0
    • Cost

      5.0
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $10,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Chicago, IL

    HANGAR12, an advertising company, was launched in 2000. Their small team is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois; Minneapolis, Minnesota and St. Louis, Missouri and offers advertising, digital strategy, marketing strategy, social media marketing, and more.

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    Notable Project

    HANGAR12 providing branding services for a food production company. This included promotional materials, packaging design, and merchandising.

    "They are open to conversations, suggestions, and debates."

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  • 4
    • $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

    • VillageMD,
    • Guaranteed Rate,
    • Abbvie,
    • WRS,

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Bandwidth Marketing Group provided a marketing and branding strategy for a social services provider. After a comprehensive analysis of the market, the team created and implemented a strategy.

    "Their creative thinking and analytical framework for assessing different options impressed us."

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  • 5
    • $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

    Motion Agency organized a social media campaign and a series of print advertisements to promote a labor union’s holiday luncheon. They’ve also completed website development and PR projects in the past.

    "They were easy to work with and receptive of my comments and feedback."

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    • Scheduling

      4.0
    • Quality

      4.5
    • Cost

      3.9
    • NPS

      4.6
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    • $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

    SGK was hired by a food products distributor to design their product's new packaging, which is a paper-based sachet. They helped design the packaging's concept and shoot photos of the product.

    "They were collaborative and flexible."

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    • Scheduling

      4.8
    • Quality

      4.8
    • Cost

      4.8
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $50,000+
    • 250 - 999 employees
    • Chicago, IL

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

    Clients

    • Eventbrite
    • SurveyMonkey
    • ModCloth
    • Square

    Notable Project

    3Q provided paid search marketing for a large department store chain selling home goods and apparel. They also developed a social strategy for the brand.

    "I’m most impressed with 3Q Digital's knowledge of all the advanced and best tactics, features, and betas."

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  • 8
    • $10,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Chicago, IL

    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.

    Clients

    • - Complex
    • - Atlantic Records
    • - Dober
    • - Comed

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Pink Hippo Productions created two videos to showcase the unique culture of a chemical manufacturer to clients and job applicants. They helped refine the scope, ran filming, and led two rounds of edits.

    "The team understood our culture well, resulting in high-quality videos."

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    • Scheduling

      4.8
    • Quality

      4.9
    • Cost

      4.7
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $10,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Chicago, IL

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

    Clients

    • HERE Technologies
    • DaVita
    • Chowly
    • Mortorola

    Notable Project

    C2 Creative provided printing and design services. They built a sales slick to explain the product to investors and distributors.

    "We were amazed how easily C2 understood our vision."

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  • 10
    • $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

    Stevens & Tate Marketing helped bring new customers to an existing business by producing three television commercials. Being a full-service marketing agency, they script, film, and edit each advertisement.

    “They’re a team of professionals that know how to communicate effectively.”

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    • $10,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Chicago, IL

    Pivot Design is a marketing agency with offices in Chicago, San Francisco, and Boston. Founded in 1992, the 40+ team works with a variety of clients on their branding, logos, graphic design, and advertising.

    Clients

    • Abbott
    • AbbVie
    • Accenture
    • American Library Association

    Notable Project

    Pivot Design led a comprehensive branding initiative that included multiple projects. They continue to handle website development, video production, events management, and traditional marketing campaigns.

    "Pivot is a rare breed — a turnkey business that can do anything."

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    • Scheduling

      5.0
    • Quality

      5.0
    • Cost

      5.0
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $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. 

    Clients

    • SkinnyPop Popcorn
    • Lyft
    • Mossy Oak
    • Pursuit Energy

    Notable Project

    After pursuing market research, collecting consumer insights, and developing a brand strategy, Popskull redesigned product packaging. Soon, they’ll redevelop a website and do direct-to-consumer marketing.

    “They’re not just an advertising agency, but a partner that is helping us grow our brand.”

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    • Scheduling

      4.5
    • Quality

      4.6
    • Cost

      4.8
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $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

    • Siemens
    • BioTissue
    • Prevent Blindness
    • Special Olympics Illinois

    Notable Project

    Sparkfactor has maintained an ecommerce website over a 13-year engagement, providing upgrades and mobile accessibility updates.  The team also assists with email marketing, for provide 4 e-blasts per month.

    "Sparkfactor has been instrumental in helping us continue to grow our business."

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  • 14
    • Scheduling

      4.7
    • Quality

      4.8
    • Cost

      4.8
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $5,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Chicago, IL

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

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Hustlemore increases a cryotherapy spa’s online presence through SEO services, marketing campaigns, web enhancements, and consistent branding. The team will assist with a full-scale site redesign in the future.

    "Hustlemore digs in deep and finds things that other companies don't."

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    • Scheduling

      5.0
    • Quality

      5.0
    • Cost

      5.0
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $1,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Chicago, IL

    SWIDIA is a Chicago-based marketing agency founded in 2017. Their team of fewer than 50 provides marketing strategy, media buying and planning, and social media marketing services for small and mid-market firms in industries such as arts, consumer products, and e-commerce.

    Clients

    • Cameo
    • DUDE Wipes
    • Outstanding Foods
    • Radish Fiction

    Industries

    Notable Project

    SWIDIA provides Facebook ad strategy and management services for a fiction-writing startup company, helping to create ad materials, target audience demographics, and execute ad campaigns.

    “We have a pretty solid reporting infrastructure on our end that they have integrated with quite seamlessly.”

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    • Scheduling

      5.0
    • Quality

      5.0
    • Cost

      4.8
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $1,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Evanston, IL

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

    Clients

    • Graphic Solutions Group
    • Anderson Pest Solutions
    • Mather LifeWays
    • Lakland Guitars

    Notable Project

    Origin spearheaded a rebranding and marketing strategy to encompass new audiences and cultivate regular cash flow. Their deliverables included logo design, telephone directory postings, and TV and radio ads.

    “Their integrity and willingness to think critically about a project separates them from other agencies.”

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    • Scheduling

      4.8
    • Quality

      5.0
    • Cost

      4.8
    • NPS

      4.9
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    • $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 fitness tracking mobile app for iOS. They enabled reporting and analytics features and integrated the app with Instagram so that users can share their fitness progress. Their work is ongoing.

    “They’re able to provide quality design very quickly, which not all agencies can do.”

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    • $10,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Chicago, IL

    Marketing Semiotics Inc. Is a small Chicago, Illinois-based advertising company. The team focuses on advertising, branding, marketing strategy, architectural design, and more.

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  • 19
    • $5,000+
    • 50 - 249 employees
    • Chicago, IL

    Mekanism is a full-service advertising agency. It was founded in 2003 and has since grown to 170 employees across 4 offices: Seattle, San Francisco, Chicago, and New York. Mekanism's team does advertising, video production, branding, content marketing, and social media marketing midmarket and large businesses. 

    Clients

    • HBO
    • Ben & Jerry's
    • Alaska Airlines
    • MillerCoors

    Industries

    Notable Project

    A soft drink was going through a re-launch in an attempt to become relevant with a younger demographic. Mekanism created a stop-motion Super Bowl ad, several web films, and an online platform where fans could learn to create and film their own customized stop-motion short films.

     

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  • 20
    • $5,000+
    • 50 - 249 employees
    • Chicago, IL

    Located in Maitland, Florida; West Hollywood, California; Chicago, Illinois and San Francisco, California, IZEA is an advertising company. The midsize company was launched in 2006. Their team provides advertising, branding, digital strategy, search engine optimization, and more.

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  • 21
    • $10,000+
    • 250 - 999 employees
    • Chicago, IL

    360i is an international marketing and advertising agency that was founded in 1998. It is headquartered in New York and has U.S. offices in Atlanta, Chicago, and Los Angeles. Its international offices are found in the U.K., Canada, and Brazil. Its large team of around 1,000 employees has two decades of experience in web design, advertising, and social media marketing. The team at 360i specializes in working with large enterprises but has worked with smaller and mid-market sized clients in the past. 

    Clients

    • FOX
    • Canon
    • Oscar Meyer

    Industries

    Notable Project

    360i was hired by a television company to drive engagement for one of their hit shows. 360i designed a Twitter gamification campaign in which users had to navigate the platform to "find" a missing clue about one of the show's characters. 360i was able to get the topic trending and generated over 6 million impressions for the campaign. 

     

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  • 22
    • $10,000+
    • 1,000 - 9,999 employees
    • Chicago, IL

    Ketchum is a large advertising company based in New York, New York; Chicago, Illinois; London, United Kingdom and São Paulo, Brazil. Established in 1923, the team offers advertising, branding, digital strategy, social media marketing, and more.

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  • 23
    • $5,000+
    • 250 - 999 employees
    • Chicago, IL

    Vibes, an advertising company, is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois; San Francisco, California; Miami Beach, Florida and , United Arab Emirates. The company offers advertising, branding, digital strategy, search engine optimization, and more and has a midsize team.The company was established in 1998.

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  • 24
    • $10,000+
    • 1,000 - 9,999 employees
    • Chicago, IL

    Mirum Agency is a digital marketing agency with offices around the globe – from California to Texas to Minnesota to Dubai to Spain and more. Founded in 2015, Mirum combines strategy, creativity, and technology to understand business and human motivations. With a sizeable team (1500+) of digital savants, storytellers, and makers, Mirum Agency specializes in web design, social media marketing, digital strategy, advertising, and branding.

    Clients

    • Mastercard
    • Pfizer
    • Asus
    • Hong Kong Tourism Board

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Mirum Agency worked with a hotel brand to strengthen its brand image in the luxury travel industry. They created an interactive content series that places travelers in locations of interest to build a sense of adventure, intrigue, and possibility.

    “Our goal for this campaign is to reignite our guests’ passion for travel and fascination for discovering new places. These stories are meant to evoke curiosity, broaden the mind, and inspire international travel.” – Vice President of Lifestyle Brands, Hotel Brand

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  • 25
    • $5,000+
    • 50 - 249 employees
    • Chicago, IL

    SEO company Cardinal Path is in Chicago, Illinois; New York, New York; Vancouver, Canada and Toronto, Canada. The agency specializes in search engine optimization, web design, advertising, ux/ui design, and more and is midsize.The agency was established in 2011.

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  • 26
    • $50,000+
    • 250 - 999 employees
    • Chicago, IL

    Gyro is a web design agency. Launched in 1981, the team provides web design, digital strategy, search engine optimization, advertising, and more. Their midsize agency is based in Chicago, Illinois; London, United Kingdom; San Francisco, California and Madrid, Spain.

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  • 27
    • $10,000+
    • 50 - 249 employees
    • Chicago, IL

    Launched in 1997, Blast Radius is an advertising company. Their midsize team is located in Amsterdam, Netherlands; Chaoyang District, China; Chicago, Illinois and Guangzhou Shi, China and provides advertising, digital strategy, marketing strategy, social media marketing, and more.

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  • 28
    • $5,000+
    • 250 - 999 employees
    • Chicago, IL

    G/O Digital is a digital strategy company established in 2009. Their midsize team is in Phoenix, Arizona; Nashville, Tennessee and Chicago, Illinois. The firm offers digital strategy, advertising, search engine optimization, web design, and more.

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  • 29
    • Undisclosed
    • 250 - 999 employees
    • Chicago, IL

    The Marketing Arm is a midsize advertising company. Established in 1993, the firm is based in Dallas, Texas; Los Angeles, California; New York, New York and Chicago, Illinois. Their services include advertising, branding, digital strategy, search engine optimization, and more.

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  • 30
    • $10,000+
    • 250 - 999 employees
    • Chicago, IL

    VSA Partners is a midsize advertising company. Founded in 1982, the agency is located in Chicago, Illinois and New York, New York. Their team offers advertising, branding, digital strategy, marketing strategy, and more.

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