Looking for a top digital strategy consultants in Chicago?

The majority of purchasing decisions are being made through an online platform, so it is essential that companies invest in online strategies. Partnering with a digital strategy company gives you the benefit of working with a team that can provide your company with the tools it needs to effectively connect with people digitally, and boost online traffic.

To assist you in your search for a partner, we’ve compiled this list of the top digital strategy agencies in Chicago. Browse descriptions, feedback, and awards to find which can best suit your company’s needs. If you need more support, tell us about your project, and we'll match you with recommended companies.

List of the Best Chicago Digital Strategy Firms

  • 1
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Lincolnshire IL

    Headquartered in Denver, Usman Group is a boutique digital strategy consultancy. Founded in 2006, the company of under 10 also has an office in Lincolnshire, Ill. They help organizations plan, research, and execute for mostly midmarket clients in advertising & marketing, business services, health care, and manufacturing industries. 

    Clients
    LiveWorld
    Lifeline Vascular Care
    Sherman Communications & Marketing
    Creative Promotional Products
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Usman Group helped a plumbing fixtures manufacturer revitalize its brand and attract consumers by designing a user-friendly, efficient website that included a backend database for managing extensive product catalogs. As a result of its partnership with Usman Group, the manufacturer received overwhelming positive feedback and its brand perception has improved. 

    "[Usman Group] went above and beyond to find solutions that met our needs and fit our budget." – Former Digital Marketing Manager, Plumbing Fixtures Manufacturer 

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  • 2
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Lombard IL

    Red Caffeine is a growth consultancy company based in Lombard, Ill. Founded in 2011, their team of around 20 employees specializes in marketing and digital strategy.

    Clients
    Orbitform
    Kocsis Technologies
    Elk Grove Village
    Notable Project

    Red Caffeine provided a branding strategy for an equipment solutions firm. The team created a holistic marketing strategy for the client. Deliverables included a brand book and a one-page branding snapshot.

    "They're extremely judicious in that arena and never try to pitch or sell us stuff. I'm really ecstatic with their performance." – President, Equipment Solutions Firm

  • 3
    $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
    ScrapeGo
    Commercial Lending X
    Azteca Foods
    Industries
    Notable Project

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

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

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

    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.

    Clients
    Nike
    Lucasfilms
    Crayola
    McDonalds
    Industries
    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

  • 5
    Undisclosed
    250 - 999 Employees
    Carol Stream IL

    RevLocal, a digital strategy company, is headquartered in Granville, Ohio; Moorpark, California; Simpsonville, South Carolina and Austin, Texas. The midsize firm was established in 2010. Their team specializes in digital strategy, pay per click, search engine optimization, social media marketing, and more.

    Industries
    Notable Project

    RevLocal provided web optimization services for a custom PC company. The team continues to monitor the client's website and its growing local search marketing, brand awareness, and client base.

    "Honestly, we appreciate how open and professional they are."

  • 6
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Evanston IL

    Palantir.net is a full-service web agency based in Chicago, IL. Founded in 1996, the team of about 40 employees specializes in providing web development and design, digital strategy, and UX/UI design services, primarily for mid-market businesses in the education an nonprofit industry.

    Clients
    The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
    Stanford Environmental Health & Safety
    Starwood Retail Partners
    GenomeWeb
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Palantir.net worked with a nonprofit health system to gather user research and assist with web design. The team transitioned the client to a Sitecore responsive platform, which led to great results. Their physician profile views increased 158% following the partnership with Palantir.net

    “We appreciated their ability to navigate our internal teams. We’re a large complex organization with a lot of stakeholders. As such, they need to interact with a lot of different groups throughout the organization … They overcame that challenge with great success.” —System Director, Health System

  • 7
    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

  • 8
    $50,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    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.

    Clients
    Hilton
    Embassy Suites
    Best Buy
    Priceline
    Industries
    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

  • 9
    $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.
    Industries
    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."

  • 10
    $1,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Naperville IL

    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.

    Clients
    Illinois Charter Schools Network
    Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce
    Plant Perks
    Romer Skin Care
    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

  • 11
    $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

  • 12
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    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.

    Clients
    Hyatt
    Marriott
    Hilton
    Ocean Prime
    Industries
    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

  • 13
    $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
    State and Lake Chicago Tavern
    Windstar Media
    Runn Chicago
    Accident Treatment Centers
    Industries
    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

  • 14
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Matchnode is a Chicago-based digital marketing firm of 3 employees. Since 2013, they have specialized in advertising, digital strategy, and conversion optimization. They serve small and midmarket businesses in the education, financial, retail, and consumer products industries.

    Clients
    New Balance Chicago
    Phonak
    Indiana University
    Byline Bank
    Industries
    Notable Project

    An apparel and design company hired Matchnode to drive new customer acquisition in affiliate and Facebook ad programs. They worked with the client to construct a data-driven approach to customer acquisition through digital marketing. The client appreciated their commitment.

    “They also respond promptly and they're very transparent with everything that they do. They have been responsive with any request we have had.” – CEO, Apparel and Design Company
     

  • 15
    $50,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    La Grange IL

    Centretek is a full-service IT and digital marketing company based in an Ellicott City, Md. They have about 45 employees that have developed websites and mobile apps since 2001. They focus on Drupal development and UX/UI design for the healthcare, non-profit, and education industries.

    Clients
    Inova
    State of Maryland
    Stanley Black &;Decker
    Corvias
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Centretek conducted a comprehensive Drupal website redesign for a collegiate medical center as part of an over $200,000 engagement. Working within brand guidelines, they collaborated on wireframes. They spearheaded the entire frontend build and hosted the backend on Rackspace. Since launching the new platform, conversions have notably increased, yielding more appointment bookings regularly.

    "Centretek really cares about their relationships with their clients. They take accountability seriously, which gives us a great sense of confidence." -Senior Director of Marketing and Communications, University Medical Center

  • 16
    $50,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Based in Chicago and founded in 2009, Vokal is a mobile and digital agency with nearly 50 employees. Their team specializes in web design and development, mobile app development, and digital strategy.  

    Clients
    Whole Foods
    Spot Hero
    Walgreens
    Groupon
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Working with an in-house team, Vokal helped an industrial distributor build a mobile e-commerce platform, developing the application and managing the engineering aspects. The app is responsive and has received positive reviews in the app store. 

    "It was a collaborative process and they became our true partner." —Senior Director of E-Commerce, Industrial Distributor

  • 17
    Undisclosed
    10 - 49 Employees
    Schaumburg IL

    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. 

    Clients
    Suddenlink Communications
    United Airlines
    Business Outfitters by Lands' End
    Blackhawk Network
    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 

  • 18
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Naperville IL

    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. 

    Clients
    Village of Lyons
    Hundman Wealth
    Phantom Weights
    Dressander
    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

  • 19
    $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 
     

  • 20
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Oakbrook Terrace IL

    Xeno Media is a full-service web agency that was founded in 1997. Located in Oakbrook Terrace, Ill., they have about 14 employees that serve a wide range of sectors. Services include web design, web development, e-commerce, and digital strategy.  

    Clients
    Fermi National Accelerator Laboratories
    JLM Couture
    Allstate Insurance
    Okinawa Institute of Technology
    Notable Project

    Xeno Media redeveloped a website on Drupal to improve functionality. They collaborated on the design with third-party vendors. Features included custom web forms and secure access levels for varying users. Xeno Media exceeded expectations and site received positive user feedback. 

    "I would give them 10 out of five stars on project management if I could. We are able to communicate with them over phone, email, text, and in-person meetings. There's never a time when we don't have a question answered almost immediately, and when any problem comes up they're able to help walk us through a solution."  – Executive Director, Education Nonprofit

  • 21
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Yorkville IL

    Founded in 2009, Idea Marketing Group is a web design agency located just outside Chicago in Yorkville, IL. Clients in the education, healthcare, and food industries come to Idea Marketing for their prowess in custom web design and development and online marketing. The team of fewer than 15 employees is skilled in web and mobile design, SEO, UI/UX design, content development, social media, and email marketing.

    Clients
    Northwestern University
    The Patio Restaurant Group
    American Board of Medical Specialties
    Bridgford Food Corporation
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Idea Marketing Group was hired by an event planning company to keep its website modern and up-to-speed. They redesigned the client's website to keep it in-line with current trends, maintained its rank in Google, and increased leads by 120%.

    "Idea Marketing Group exceeded our expectations with design and implementation of a new lead generation concept." – President, Event Planning Company

  • 22
    Undisclosed
    250 - 999 Employees
    Chicago IL

    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.

    Clients
    Atkins
    Pandora
    TransUnion
    Ulta Beauty
    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

  • 23
    $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

  • 24
    $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 Manufacturing Association
    The Home Depot
    Bed, Bath & Beyond
    Industries
    Notable Project

    The Motion Agency was hired by a large labor union to develop its website and handle its advertising and PR. They wrote editorials and ads in local media and planned and promoted an event, all of which improved engagement. 

    “The advertisement that the Motion Agency created for Labor Day became the theme for our advertising for the next calendar year. It is visually stunning and a great representation of the brand. The posts on social media throughout the weekend resonated with out followers and received some of the highest engagement numbers for posts on our page.” – Chief of Staff, Labor Union. 
     

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

    Coming of Age is a marketing agency based in Lisle, Ill. Since 1991, their team of 13 has specialized in branding, advertising, digital strategy, SEO, and email and direct marketing for clients trying to target older generations.

    Clients
    AARP
    Philips Lifeline
    AT&T
    Humana
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Coming of Age developed a digital strategy for a medical alert business. They provided creative messaging, strategy, and media planning. The client has experienced an increase in ROI as a result of Coming of Age's work.

    "We saw big impacts and changes, and they were very influential in getting us to expand our thinking and approach." — Director of Marketing, Medical Alert Business

  • 26
    $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

  • 27
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Naperville IL

    V2M2 Group, which stands for Viral Visual Marketing and Management, is a digital marketing agency based in Naperville, Il. and was founded in 2011. Their team of 15 employees specializes in social media marketing, email marketing, and SEO. 

    Clients
    LDJ Cleaning
    Sakamoto Japanese Grill and Sushi
    Peninsula Cardiovascular
    Industries
    Notable Project

    V2M2 Groups created videos for a non-profit. They produced and launched a series of videos that aimed to raise awareness of their signature annual fundraiser. The client reported that, as a result of the extra promotion, they saw a record turnout at their fundraiser.

    “We were very impressed with their team’s responsiveness. They had a strong vision for final products, and with an efficient work ethic, they delivered before our deadline.” – Development Director, Non-Profit
     

  • 28
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Providing web development, web design, and big data consulting, DataMade is a Chicago-based tech firm. They were founded in 2012 and have 4 employees.

    Clients
    DePaul Institute for Housing Studies
    Columbia University
    University of Chicago
    Los Angeles Metro
    Notable Project

    DataMade developed microsites for an applies research center. The site displays data-driven research in a visually appealing and interactive way. The team excels at refining complex concepts into accessible publications. Stakeholders are pleased with the result, and they’ve built a long-term partnership.

    “We appreciate their flexibility—they’re very responsive to last-minute ideas.” – Executive Director, Applied Research Center

  • 29
    $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

  • 30
    $50,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    TangoCode, founded in 2015, is a woman-owned custom development company. The company is headquartered in Chicago, with additional offices in Montevideo, Uruguay, and Cuenca, Ecuador. Their team of 41 employees specialize in custom software development, mobile app development, and AI. They work with mid-market and small businesses that are mostly in the advertising & marketing, financial services, and automotive industries. 
     

    Clients
    Barnes & Noble
    Aprimo
    RentPath
    Industries
    Notable Project

    TangoCode did mobile app development for an arts and social impact nonprofit. The client needed a mobile app that would help promote their new initiative to a younger audience. TangoCode developed the app for iOS and Android, and they used TestFlight and Nevercode to test the app. The company has built a relationship with the client, and the client was happy with the app. 

    “Their team created really beautiful designs. They developed an app that is very much on brand, implementing our logos, colors, and patterns into the platform.”— Chief Communications Officer, Arts & Social Impact Nonprofit
     

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