The Best Online Marketing Agencies in The Windy City

List of the Best Chicago Online Marketing Agencies

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Digital marketing has forever changed how companies attract customers and generate revenue. If you’re considering hiring an online marketing company to help you boost your brand image, position your company in search rankings, or manage your social media presence, we're here to help.

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

  • 1

    97 Switch

    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.

    Notable Project

    A gaming company was growing and wanted to increase its online presence – starting with its website. 97 Switch built a sleek, modern website that included live social media feeds, a blog, and a news section.

    "[Our website] is the most visible marker of what our company does and what we stand for and is actually more valuable than some of the web and mobile apps we developed. ... Our website serves as a strong message and a beacon of hope for the people who come to our page. The website is a great success." – CEO, Game Developer

    Former clients
    State and Lake Chicago Tavern
    Windstar Media
    Runn Chicago
    Accident Treatment Centers
    Smash Residential
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    22 Clutch reviews
  • 2

    Straight North

    Formed in 1997, Straight North is a full-service internet marketing company specializing in SEO, PPC, website design and development, email marketing, and graphic design. With 100+ full-time, in-house employees, they help B2B and B2C companies of all sizes generate sales leads and e-commerce revenue in the lucrative but highly competitive online marketing space. They offer a collaborative business style, technical expertise, deep experience in multiple verticals, team-based campaign execution, transparent reporting, and an unwavering focus on maximizing their clients' ROI.

    Notable Project

    Straight North worked with a high-profile, professional sports franchise to set up a remarketing campaign to increase brand awareness and drive revenue. The client found Straight North accessible and transparent and is looking forward to continuing the four-year relationship.

    “Straight North provides suggestions and is very engaged in our work." – E-Commerce Manager, Professional Sports Franchise

    Former clients
    XO Communications
    MLS (Major League Soccer)
    Chicago Bears
    Daily Herald
    CrowdStrike
    Hub Group
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group50 - 249 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.7
    4.7
    104 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Inc. 5000 (2015, 2016, 2017) , Google Premier Partner

  • 3

    Walker Sands

    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.

    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

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

    Undisclosed

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

    Inc. 5000 , PRovoke #1 Best Midsize Agency to Work For , AVA Digital Platinum Award Winner , Hermes Creative Gold Award Winner

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  • 4

    JumpFly

    JumpFly is a PPC management agency headquartered outside of Chicago in Elgin, IL. JumpFly designs, implements, and manages Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Amazon, and LinkedIn Advertising accounts for small and mid-market businesses. Founded in 1998, JumpFly now has a team of about 40 employees and over two decades of experience in the paid search industry.

    Notable Project

    A home decor retailer hired JumpFly to manage its paid search advertising strategy in the hopes of getting its products in front of a larger audience. The project focused on Google AdWords. The client was impressed with JumpFly’s communication and ability to handle any problems that arose quickly.

    “When we were with the other companies, we were spending a lot more, and we were getting less results. After a few months with them, they basically drove our costs down and our results up. It was incredible, and we were very happy.” – Web Development Manager, Home Decor Retailer

    Former clients
    Aston Martin
    1-800-Got-Junk?
    Lana Furniture
    WholeSale Patio Store
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.9
    4.9
    50 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Google Premier Partner since 2013, Search, Display, Video, and Shopping Specializations , Facebook Marketing Partner since 2019 , Snapchat Certified since 2019 , A+ BBB Rating since 2005

  • 5

    BFO (Be Found Online)

    Founded in 2009 as a search agency, Be Found Online has since developed into a full-service digital marketing agency. Based in Chicago, the company also has locations in London and Singapore, with a total team of more than 70 people. BFO's main focus is on SEO and PPC, but it also does social media marketing, conversion optimization, and content marketing.

    Notable Project

    A large technology company wanted to improve its organic search results and hired BFO to help. BFO mainly worked on the company's SEO, including keywords and analytics, and helped out which web pages provided the highest value to the company.

    "The results speak for themselves. Our total traffic for all regions increased by 33% month over month with the help of BFO. We've gone up by 44% on a yearly basis, according to our June 2016 data." - Digital Manager, Technology Company

    Former clients
    Nissan
    StubHub
    White Castle
    Bai
    Motorola
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.7
    4.7
    9 Clutch reviews
  • 6

    Perfect Search Media

    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.
     

    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
    Rubicon
    TCS Education System
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.8
    4.8
    12 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

    Digital Third Coast

    Since its founding in 2007, Digital Third Coast Internet Marketing has established itself as a leading digital marketing agency in Chicago. The team of 16 specializes in SEO, PPC to enhance the inbound marketing of working with its small, mid-market, and enterprise clients.

    Notable Project

    A local Chicago pizza chain needed SEO for their new website. Digital Third Coast Marketing helped them with their SEO, link-building, and digital advertising to attract more visitors to the new website. Because of the new and optimized target key phrases, the client reported incredible results.

    “Our online traffic and interactions have increased, and online ordering rates are the highest we’ve ever seen.” – Digital Manager, Pizza Chain

    Former clients
    AccuRadio
    Kendall College
    Chicago Line Cruises
    Envista Forensics
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.9
    4.9
    35 Clutch reviews
  • 8

    Comrade Web Agency

    Comrade Web is a Chicago-based full service digital marketing agency with a staff of 20. Since 2007, Comrade Web Agency has assisted clients with SEO, web design, and e-commerce development.

    Notable Project

    A translation company hired Comrade Web Agency to develop a new website and provide SEO and content marketing support. The translation company's goal was to win new business by refreshing their website and improving their search result ranking. The client appreciated that Comrade Web Agency was both affordable and proactive throughout the project.

    "They’re also friendly and have good project management skills, and after working with them on this project. I worked with them on a few other projects. I referred [Comrade Web Agency] to other people because they’re reliable." – Co-Founder, Translation Company 

    Former clients
    AARP
    Levinson Law Group
    Blackhawk Supply
    Zen Supplies
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.9
    4.9
    25 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    10 Best Design: Leading SEO Web Design Companies

  • 9

    3Q Digital

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

    Notable Project

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

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

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

    Google Premier Partner

  • 10

    Logical Media Group

    Founded in 2003, Logical Media Group (formerly Ocean Agency) is a boutique web agency with the goal of facilitating its clients' communications to their target audience. The Chicago-based team of 21 helps mostly small businesses improve their online presence through web design, SEO, PPC, video production, email marketing, and conversion optimization.

    Notable Project

    A coaching company for executives and executive teams had an outdated website and knew it needed to be updated. Logical Media Group showed the company the drawbacks of its current website and helped improve it and provided other SEO services. 

    "They were extremely good at making sure I understand the process and what the results would be. They show a level of professionalism that I appreciate. They have a sense of humor about the process and kept it comfortable." – Owner, Professional Coaching Company

    Former clients
    CMK Companies
    University of Chicago
    Hampton Inn
    RAM Racing
    Vienna Beef
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.9
    4.9
    7 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    2016 Inc. 5000 list

  • 11

    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 $5,000+
    group50 - 249 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.6
    4.6
    5 Clutch reviews
  • 12

    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
    10 Clutch reviews
  • 13

    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
  • 14

    Northcutt

    Northcutt is a Chicago-based SEO and inbound marketing company founded in 2010. The small team of fewer than 20 helps its mostly small business clients understand and act on inbound marketing. Their approach usually includes SEO, PPC, and social media marketing.

    Notable Project

    A cloud infrastructure as a service (IaaS) company wanted to tap into the U.S. market and Northcutt stepped in to help. They provided online marketing services such as SEO and social media marketing and managed the client’s blog through HubSpot.

    “The results of their work are very impressive. Our website traffic increased by almost 6,000%. ... Our social media followers grew by almost 1,200%, and our social media impressions increased by 260%.” – VP, Cloud IaaS Company

    Former clients
    Wiredtree
    Atlantic.net
    Cyber wurx
    Servermania
    Eezy
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

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

    Rise Interactive

    Digital marketing agency Rise Interactive is headquartered in Chicago. The team of nearly 275 employees specializes in SEO, PPC, social media, email, and content marketing. They were founded in 2004 and mostly work with businesses in the consumer products, healthcare, financial services, and retail industries.

    Notable Project

    An insurance and financial services company hired Rise Interactive to help attract new customers. The insurance company worked with a traditional marketing agency previously but was unhappy with the results. Rise Interactive created a paid search campaign and tracked progress for the insurance company. These efforts improved the insurance company's bidding process for paid search campaigns to ensure that results were getting better commensurate with budget increases.

    "Communication is very open, which benefits all sides. There’s a lot of trust in the relationship. They have a strong acumen and skill set for search, analytics, and measurement." – Integrated Media Manager, Insurance and Financial Services Company

    Former clients
    Atkins
    Pandora
    TransUnion
    Ulta Beauty
    American Egg Board
    Reynolds
    NorthShore
    SOS
    BrightStart
    Nicklaus Children's Hospital
    Country Financial
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group250 - 999 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.5
    4.5
    3 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Crain's Best Places to Work: 2018 Best Places to Work in Chicago , Kentico Site of the Year: Special Jury Awards , Hospital Marketing National Award Winner , Horizon Interactive Award Winner , WOMMY Awards 2017 , WebAwards 2016 , OMMA Awards , Digiday Signal Awards , Health Care IMPACT Awards , IMA Impact Awards , eHealthcare Awards , Client Advisor Awards , Ad Age Best Places to work , 101 and Best and Brightness Companies to work for , Built in Chicago Maxie Award , Chicago Tribune Top 100 Workplaces , Chicago Innovation Awards , Inc. 500/5000 , Crain's Fast 50 , ICIC Innner City 100 , Digiday Retail Awards , Shorty Awards Finalist , Creativity International Awards , CADM Tempo Awards , Crain's Tech 50 , Hermes Creative Awards , Internet Advertising Competition , Chicago's Best and Brightes Places to Work , Top 100 Digital Companies , Communicator Awards , AVA Digital Awards , Digiday Content Marketing Awards , CEO World Awards , Chicago Inno 50 on Fire , Digital Health Awards , Chicagolnno Coolest Companies , Online Marketing Institute Top 40 , Red Herring Global 100 , Techweek 100 , Globee Fastest Growing Company Awards , Stevie Awards , Consumer World Awards , Golden Brigde Awards , Flyover 50 Fastest Growing Companies , Optie Awards , BMA Tower Awards , The Agency Post Agency 100 , US Search Awards , The Landy Awards , The Drum Search Awards

  • 16

    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
  • 17

    Youtech

    Youtech & Associates is an Illinois-based digital marketing and development agency founded in 2002. The approximately 40-member team specializes in web design, digital strategy, software development, and advertising. 

    Notable Project

    A health insurance company hired Youtech & Associates to build and host their websites and to facilitate the creation of its new website after it renamed the company. Youtech & Associates also helped the company with SEO. The client has experienced increases in their site traffic and its domain authority since Youtech & Associates worked with the website's layout and design.

    "They are excellent. Youtech has been good at communicating with us consistently each week. This keeps us on track as far as a schedule goes. They make sure we’re getting things done when they need to be finished." – Manager, Health Insurance Company

    Former clients
    Village of Lyons
    Hundman Wealth
    Phantom Weights
    Dressander
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Naperville, IL
    4.8
    4.8
    21 Clutch reviews
  • 18

    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
    10 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    U.S. Search Awards (2015)

  • 19

    Webmaxed

    Webmaxed is an SEO service provider, founded in 2010 and based in Ahmedabad, India. The team of under 50 specializes in SEO, digital strategy, and PPC.

    Notable Project

    Webmaxed provided digital marketing support for a development company. They developed digital marketing, social media, and SEO keyword strategies. They also built PPC and email marketing campaigns. The client was impressed with the increase in website traffic as a result of the project.

    “They’ve improved our keyword rankings a lot, which has ultimately increased traffic. Before the engagement, we had 100–200 website visitors. After I hired Webmaxed, the numbers increased to 350–400 on average, and rose beyond that during special events.” – CEO, Development Company

    Former clients
    Styloko
    Extole
    G1X
    Cleartrip
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group50 - 249 Employees
    place Hanover Park, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    7 Clutch reviews
  • 20

    Operation Technology

    Founded in 2009, Operation Technology is a full-service internet marketing company based in Chicago, Ill. With a small team of fewer than 10 employees, Operation Technology focuses on web design, SEO, and PPC.The client appreciated that Operation Technology kept costs low and provided a collaborative approach.

    Notable Project

    Operation Technology assisted a marketing consultancy seeking a new WordPress website. After providing a website template and SEO assistance, Operation Technology trained the client to maintain and customize the website. 

    "They’re very flexible and easy. They give good directions. They know how to work with small to medium-sized companies really well." - CEO of Marketing Consultancy

    Former clients
    NorthStar Medical
    Latin American Language Center
    Cocoa Bakery Cafe
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    5 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Expertise: Best Digital Marketing Agencies in Chicago (2017)

  • 21

    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 $10,000+
    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

  • 22

    SCUBE Marketing

    SCUBE Marketing is an e-commerce marketing agency that specializes in PPC management and conversion rate optimization. Founded in 2009, SCUBE Marketing’s small team of fewer than 10 employees is based in Chicago and serves small and mid-market businesses.

    Notable Project

    SCUBE Marketing began working with a marketing communications firm to create client-focused PPC campaigns. The project involved creating ad copy, researching keywords, and collaborating with the client’s in-house marketing team on SEO initiatives.

    “Most of our clients are in a niche market, so it’s not something that comes naturally without being engaged in their industry. SCUBE wasn’t afraid to learn the vocabulary and lingo of various industrial industries, and they immersed themselves and approached the project as experts.” – Director of Digital Marketing, Marketing Communications Firm

    Former clients
    National Food Service Franchise
    National Litigation Firm
    National Online Education Company
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.9
    4.9
    14 Clutch reviews
  • 23

    Mightybytes

    Mightybytes is a full service creative firm located in Chicago, Ill. With about 10 employees, Mightybytes supports clients by providing UX/UI design, web development, and SEO services. Mightybytes is also a Certified B Corporation, which was very important to the nonprofit client.

    Notable Project

    Mightybytes built a website for a nonprofit with the goal of educating a local audience about sustainability issues. Once the website was complete, the nonprofit invested in a second phase of development.

    "They are truly one of the best project-managed firms I’ve ever worked with. They are extremely efficient. I would recommend them to anyone looking for a Web development firm." - Director of College Partnerships, Nonprofit

    Former clients
    DePaul University
    Allstate
    Chicago Community Trust
    YMCA
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.8
    4.8
    9 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Top Agency: Top SEO Agencies in Chicago (2017) , Web Design Rankings: Ten Best Chicago Web Design Companies (2018)

  • 24

    Lever Interactive

    Digital marketing agency Lever Interactive is based in Lisle, Ill. Since 2006, their team of 29 specializes in SEO, PPC, social media marketing, digital strategy, and mobile app marketing. Lever Interactive works with different clients in various industries such as retail, education, and consumer products. 

    Notable Project

    Lever Interactive handles all the marketing for an airport parking service. Their work includes SEO, PPC, updating their website's user experience and running social media. As a result of their work, online bookings have increased. The client prides Lever Interactive on their professionalism and responsiveness. 

    "We’ve seen an increase in online bookings. Our overall experience has been positive and we’re going to continue using their services."- Marketing Officer, Airport Parking Service

    Former clients
    Home Depot
    Toro
    Chevrolet
    Northwestern College
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.5
    4.5
    3 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    CIMA Star Awards Finalist (2015)

  • 25

    Marcel Digital

    Located in Chicago, Ill., Marcel Digital is a digital marketing and web development agency that has been assisting clients since 2003. Their team of 30 specialize in SEO, web development, and PPC.Marcel Digital's efforts resulted in measurable growth, including increased online orders, contact form submissions, and newsletter signups. 

    Notable Project

    A clothing manufacturer hired Marcel Digital with the goal of increasing organic traffic to their website. improved the SEO for a clothing manufacturer based in Milwaukee. The agency audited their website to help them find ways to increase their traffic.

    "They [Marcel Digital] are well versed in weekly changes with Google, which I think provides a great advantage." - Director of Digital and Web, Clothing Manufacturer and Marketer

    Former clients
    Herbalife<strong>
    </strong>Johns Hopkins Medical Center
    Lennox
    HUB International
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.7
    4.7
    3 Clutch reviews
  • 26

    True Interactive (Formerly KeywordFirst)

    Based in Schaumburg, Ill., True Interactive is a digital marketing agency that specializes in PPC, digital strategy and social media marketing. Founded in 2005, True Interactive has experience in working with different social media platforms such as Facebook Advertising, Twitter Advertising, Instagram Advertising and LinkedIn Advertising. 

    Notable Project

    True Interactive helped a home improvement company engage more consumers, drive sales and generate traffic by managing advertisements and content creation on Facebook and targetting Google, Yahoo, and Bing for SEM campaigns. As a result of its partnership with True Interactive, the home improvement company's website leads nearly doubled. 

    "It's been nice to know that we can have a partner that will adapt to us and not charge extra for every little item." - Director of Digital Marketing, Home Improvement Company 

    Former clients
    Suddenlink Communications
    United Airlines
    Business Outfitters by Lands' End
    Blackhawk Network
    diamondLife
    Pond5
    Optimum
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Schaumburg, IL
    4.4
    4.4
    7 Clutch reviews
  • 27

    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

  • 28

    SoMe Connect

    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.

    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

    Former clients
    Yum! Brands
    Potbelly
    Famous Dave's
    Apollo Education Group
    TransUnion
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    9 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Omma Awards: 2016 Online Marketing Finalist in Restaurants

  • 29

    Hippo Thinks

    Hippo Thinks is a digital marketing agency headquartered in Los Angeles, with additional offices in Houston and Chicago. Founded in 2014, they have a team of around 5 employees. Their main focus lines are content marketing, PR, and other digital marketing.

    Notable Project

    Hippo Thinks created a thought leadership piece for a content and IT development company. The team promoted the client's tech solution and provided relevant case studies and examples.

    " We were also impressed with the strategic work, the deep research they did into our industry, and the overall final long-form article." – Former CEO, Content & IT Dev Company

    Former clients
    Arm
    Verizon Media Digital Services
    The Orvis Company
    Girl Scouts
    Wunderman
    Alpha Edison
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 30

    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)

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    Accelerated Digital Media

    Accelerated Digital Media is a Chicago-based marketing firm founded in 2017 with fewer than 10 experts. They specialize in digital strategy, social media marketing, and SEO solutions for small and mid-market firms in the fields of e-commerce, consumer products, and more.

    Notable Project

    Accelerated Digital Media ran Google Ad campaigns for a global wireless company. The company needed a partner that could market their business in an effort to scale it. Accelerated Digital Media helped increase the company’s conversion rate by 15%.

    “I never felt like I was one of 100 clients, the emails and meetings were all on time.” - Director of Global Marketing & E-Commerce, Global Wireless Company

    Former clients
    Nurx
    AutoAnything
    CarCoverUSA
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.9
    4.9
    14 Clutch reviews
  • 32

    Heron Agency

    Heron Agency is a lifestyle communications agency based in Chicago and founded in 2000. They now have 20 employees experienced in developing strategic integrated marketing campaigns for companies in hospitality and leisure, business services, and arts, entertainment and music. They specialize in PR, SMM, and media planning.

    Notable Project

    Heron Agency managed a theater's media presence to spread awareness, successfully scheduling live appearances on radio and television, performance reviews, and feature articles. Thanks to Heron Agency, production attendance was higher than ever for the client. Industry peers also recognized stakeholders' widespread media presence.

    “Attendance at our current season is at an all-time high. I am also constantly being asked by other theater companies how we obtain the consistently excellent media presence our theater has, something that all but the largest theaters struggle to maintain.” – Executive Director, Theater Company

    Former clients
    Hyatt
    Marriott
    Hilton
    Ocean Prime
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    10 Clutch reviews
  • 33

    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
  • 34

    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

  • 35

    Bright Bright Great

    Headquartered in Chicago, Bright Bright Great is a strategic interactive agency that combines cutting-edge design with technology. Founded in 2007, they've grown to a team of nearly 15 that has expertise in branding, web design, UX/UI design, and social and email marketing, as well as mobile app and web development.

    Notable Project

    An online learning and e-commerce startup reached out to Bright Bright Great to design its e-commerce site. They have since completed numerous other projects together: branding, social media marketing, and graphic design.

    "We went from nothing to something. The strongest comment I have about their work is that the bar for design quality is very high. It's been very helpful to us, going from being completely unknown to an emerging brand and a website that exceeds our very high design-quality bar." – CEO, Startup

    Former clients
    Nike
    Lucasfilms
    Crayola
    McDonalds
    Orbitz
    Cards Against Humanity
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    20 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    2014 Gold Davey Award , 2014 Gold W3 Awards , Communicator Awards: 2014 Award of Excellence

  • 36

    1o8

    1o8 is a digital agency founded in Chicago in 2018. The team of 8 focuses on social media, SEO, and digital strategy for their midmarket consumer products clients. 

    Notable Project

    1o8 designed a search engine marketing program for a public record software company. They helped the client transition from relying on leads from paid leads to organic content. They also optimized the client's content strategy for SEO. The client experienced growth in keyword rankings and domain authority as a result of the campaign. 

    "It was highly detailed, very well-thought-out, and both teams were highly engaged throughout." – Senior Marketing Manager, Public Record Software Company

    Former clients
    Sweet Leaf Tea
    Vetnique Labs
    NewGround
    Ohi Food Co
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.9
    4.9
    22 Clutch reviews
  • 37

    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
  • 38

    LLT Group

    LLT Group is a full service creative agency that has assisted clients since 2010. Their team of 50 are based primarily in Naperville, Ill., with an additional office in Boston, Mass. LLT Group focuses primarily on web design, SEO, and e-commerce development.With LLT Group's guidance, the pest control company was also able to diversify their revenue by investing in PPC campaign on Google.

    Notable Project

    LLT Group was hired by a pest control company to increase organic engagement by redesigning the client's website. Later, LLT Group also assisted the client with content marketing, SEO, PPC, and social media. 

    "Without the shadow of a doubt, the volume of Web leads coming through into our business is tenfold higher." - Principal of Pest Control Company

    Former clients
    National Geographic Channel
    LA Rams
    Subaru
    Burger King
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Naperville, IL
    4.6
    4.6
    15 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    10 Best Design: Top Chicago Web Design Agencies (2018) , Top Shopify Developers in Chicago (2017)

  • 39

    Solid Digital, LLC

    Solid Digital is a web design, development, and marketing company with offices in Portland, Ore. and Chicago. With about 30 team members, the agency has expertise in web design, branding, and custom development.

    Notable Project

    Solid Digital developed a website for an exclusive online networking site. They combined three separate properties into one community. They also aided with SEO.

    “They offer exceptional flexibility, accessibility, and expertise. They took the time to understand our vision and were open-minded. They understood that they didn’t know my audience like I did.” – Executive Director, Online Networking Site

    Former clients
    Hilton
    Embassy Suites
    Best Buy
    Priceline
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.9
    4.9
    12 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    W3 Awards , Davey Awards

  • 40

    AgencyPPC

    AgencyPPC is located in Northbrook, IL. with notable clients across the U.S. They were founded in 2014, and provide high-impact Pay-Per-Click Management, SEO, conversion rate optimization, and high-converting website/landing page design.

    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 $1,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Northbrook, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    7 Clutch reviews
  • 41

    Launch Digital Marketing

    Since its founding in 2011, Launch Digital Marketing has provided web design, digital strategy, social media marketing, and other digital services to their clients. The around 80-person team is headquartered out of Naperville, Illinois, just outside of Chicago.

    Notable Project

    Launch Digital Marketing partnered with a startup skincare company to design and develop their ecommerce website from scratch on WordPress and WooCommerce. Since the site was launched, they have continued to provide SEO and paid advertising services to their client.

    "The whole team is always happy to roll up their sleeves and join me in the trenches of running a startup. They act quickly and are good at prioritizing what needs to be done first to allow us to keep moving quickly, which has really helped us to be nimble when we need to be." - Founder, Romer Skincare

    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group50 - 249 Employees
    place Naperville, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 42

    URBA Media

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

    Notable Project

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

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

    Former clients
    MVMT
    Blowers & Grafton
    Paros Real Greek
    JUSFruit
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.9
    4.9
    19 Clutch reviews
  • 43

    WON Marketing

    WON Marketing is a Chicago-based search marketing firm founded in 2011. Their team of about 73 individuals provides marketing strategy, email marketing, SEO, and web development services.

    Notable Project

    WON Marketing designed and developed a website for a software development company. The team added product and feature details to the platform. They were a skilled partner, and the engagement was successful. 

    “The website was very well done.” – Former CMO, Software Development Company

    Former clients
    Cody Wellness Center
    Blue Cab
    NAPAREX
    SurePeople
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group50 - 249 Employees
    place Algonquin, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 44

    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
  • 45

    Ice Nine Online

    Ice Nine Online is a Chicago-based digital marketing agency that specializes in web design, PPC and SEO. Founded in 2014, Ice Nine Online offers a suite of research, marketing, and branding services as well as digital marketing training.  A team of fewer than 9 employees, Ice Nine Online works primarily with small and mid-size companies.

    Notable Project

    Ice Nine Online helped a small business finance company engage more customers and improve brand awareness by setting up direct digital marketing strategies that included paid Google search campaigns, PPC and SEO. As a result of its partnership with Ice Nine Online, the finance company's new customer acquisition increased by 50% within the first 6 months. 

    "The work is excellent and has already helped our company grow." - VP, Small Business Finance Company 

    Former clients
    The Great Escape
    Bang & Olufsen
    Morgan Birge & Associates
    Gibraltar Business Capital
    Forsythe Technology
    V3 Companies
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.9
    4.9
    11 Clutch reviews
  • 46

    Digital Destination

    Digital Destination is a full-service internet market agency based in Chicago. The agency, founded in 2015, is a team of less than ten that provides advertising, social media marketing, SEO, PPC, and web design services to various companies.

    Notable Project

    Digital Destination was hired by a Services Company to grow the Company's customer base by providing PPC on Google, Yahoo, and Bing. Digital Destination was able to grow the customer base through its effective workflow. 

    "Very effective." - Marketing, Services Company

    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 47

    Yellow Box

    Yellow Box is a digital agency founded in 2010 with fewer than 50 employees. They offer digital strategy, email marketing, and web development solutions from their office in Chicago. They work primarily with small and medium-sized businesses.

    Notable Project

    Yellow Box provided content marketing services for a tech startup. The startup needed to spread awareness of their business. Yellow Box has significantly improved the startup’s digital presence, with videos garnering tens of thousands of views on social media.

    “It has been so successful.” - Founder & CEO, Tech Start-Up

    Former clients
    SchoolSparrow
    Aristocrat Plastic Surgery & MedAesthetics
    THE 4 MORES℠
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    5 Clutch reviews
  • 48

    Ethervision

    Ethervision is a Chicago-based mobile app boutique. A handful of their projects were App Store originals back in 2008, and they have developed 180+ apps since. The company has 4 employees, and they focus on mobile app development, UX/UI design, and wearable app development.

    Notable Project

    Ethervision created an app for a safety consulting company that tests products for safety standards. They created apps for both iOS and Android. They also created the illustrations that demonstrated the safety requirements and standards.

    “Ethervision was quick to respond. They had specific personnel for specific jobs. It made it easy to know who things should go to.” – Project Manager, Safety Consulting Company

    Former clients
    AON
    Pacific Life
    Chicago Tribune
    Whirlpool
    Maurice Sporting Goods
    Harman/Kardon
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.8
    4.8
    13 Clutch reviews
  • 49

    Data Nerd Digital

    Data Nerd Digital is a freelance Chicago-based digital marketing agency founded in 2017. They specialize in social media marketing and PPC ads for small businesses that work in the industries of business services, consumer products, and e-commerce.

    Notable Project

    Data Nerd Digital provided marketing assistance to a workplace engagement tool company. The company needed someone to handle their digital marketing campaigns. The campaigns resulted in conversions.

    “Excellent. The success of the project can be attributed to our collaboration.” - Co-Founder, Workplace Engagement Tool Company

    Former clients
    ThirdSpace
    Cortado
    CultureCon
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    groupFreelancer Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 50

    Mabbly

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

    Notable Project

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

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

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