The Best Digital Strategy Firms in The Windy City

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.

List of the Best Chicago Digital Strategy Firms

  • 1

    Usman Group, Inc.

    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. 

    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 

    Former clients
    LiveWorld
    Lifeline Vascular Care
    Sherman Communications & Marketing
    Creative Promotional Products
    GG+A
    Panopta
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Lincolnshire, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    40 Clutch reviews
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  • 2

    Red Caffeine

    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.

    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

    Former clients
    Orbitform
    Kocsis Technologies
    Elk Grove Village
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Lombard, IL
    4.7
    4.7
    3 Clutch reviews
  • 3

    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
    21 Clutch reviews
  • 4

    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
    23 Clutch reviews
    Awards

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

  • 5

    Palantir.net

    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.

    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

    Former clients
    The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
    Stanford Environmental Health & Safety
    Starwood Retail Partners
    GenomeWeb
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Evanston, IL
    4.7
    4.7
    9 Clutch reviews
  • 6

    Solid Digital

    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
    22 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    W3 Awards , Davey Awards

  • 7

    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

  • 8

    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

    Former clients
    Illinois Charter Schools Network
    Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce
    Plant Perks
    Romer Skin Care
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group50 - 249 Employees
    place Naperville, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 9

    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
  • 10
  • 11

    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
  • 12

    Centretek

    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.

    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

    Former clients
    Inova
    State of Maryland
    Stanley Black &;Decker
    Corvias
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $50,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place La Grange, IL
    4.9
    4.9
    7 Clutch reviews
  • 13

    Vokal

    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.  

    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

    Former clients
    Whole Foods
    Spot Hero
    Walgreens
    Groupon
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $50,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.8
    4.8
    5 Clutch reviews
  • 14

    Matchnode

    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.

    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
     

    Former clients
    New Balance Chicago
    Phonak
    Indiana University
    Byline Bank
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.9
    4.9
    5 Clutch reviews
  • 15

    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
  • 16

    Idea Marketing Group

    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.

    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

    Former clients
    Northwestern University
    The Patio Restaurant Group
    American Board of Medical Specialties
    Bridgford Food Corporation
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Yorkville, IL
    4.9
    4.9
    18 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Yorkville Chamber of Commerce: 2017 Small Business of the Year , American Web Design Award , CSS Awards: Best Website Design , Design Firms: Gold Web Design Award

  • 17

    Xeno Media

    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.  

    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

    Former clients
    Fermi National Accelerator Laboratories
    JLM Couture
    Allstate Insurance
    Okinawa Institute of Technology
    DePaul University
    GoodData
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Oakbrook Terrace, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    5 Clutch reviews
  • 18

    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

  • 19

    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
    23 Clutch reviews
  • 20

    Sparkfactor

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

    Notable Project

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

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

    Former clients
    Bio-Tissue
    Rogers Park Business Alliance
    Firestar Communications
    Durham School Services
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.9
    4.9
    4 Clutch reviews
  • 21

    V2M2 Group, Inc.

    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. 

    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
     

    Former clients
    LDJ Cleaning
    Sakamoto Japanese Grill and Sushi
    Peninsula Cardiovascular
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Naperville, IL
    4.9
    4.9
    5 Clutch reviews
  • 22

    Coming of Age

    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.

    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

    Former clients
    AARP
    Philips Lifeline
    AT&T
    Humana
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Lisle, IL
    4.7
    4.7
    6 Clutch reviews
  • 23

    Attack Studios

    Attack Studios is a video production company based in Chicago. Founded in 2013, the team of 2 specializes in video production, broadcast video and advertising.

    Notable Project

    Attack Studios worked on video production for a law firm. They developed a video game trailer, a trailer based on a convention and an animated video for a pre-recorded voiceover. The client was extremely impressed with the work the team produced.

    “Sometimes, their animations are so flawless that they look effortless. Out of all the videos on our YouTube channel, this video game trailer has the most views, as well as on our Twitter and LinkedIn accounts.” – Director of Marketing, Law Firm

    Former clients
    AAA
    FEMA
    Nissan
    OREO
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    groupFreelancer Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
  • 24

    DataMade

    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.

    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

    Former clients
    DePaul Institute for Housing Studies
    Columbia University
    University of Chicago
    Los Angeles Metro
    New York City
    New York State
    New Mexico in Depth
    Uptake Foundation
    Associated Press
    Participatory Budgeting Project
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.8
    4.8
    2 Clutch reviews
  • 25

    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
  • 26

    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
  • 27

    Motion Agency

    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. 

    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. 
     

    Former clients
    Adobe
    American Manufacturing Association
    The Home Depot
    Bed, Bath & Beyond
    Boys & Girls Club of America
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group50 - 249 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 28

    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
    9 Clutch reviews
  • 29

    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
    16 Clutch reviews
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    Gulo

    Gulo is a digital agency based in Chicago. Founded in 2003, the team of 12 specializes in digital strategy, web design & UX, web development, analytics and conversion rate optimization. They work primarily with midmarket-level clients, focusing on advertising and marketing, business services, and arts, entertainment, and music.

     

    Notable Project

    Gulo worked on web development for a trade association. They designed and built a web-based member services platform on WordPress, including custom features and PayPal. The client was impressed with their ability to deliver. 

    “Gulo came along at the right time and delivered on everything they promised.” – Director of Operations, Trade Association

    Former clients
    up4 Probiotics
    Dunbar Armored
    CME Group
    Side-Out Foundation
    Braintree Payments
    PEW Charitable Trusts
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.8
    4.8
    16 Clutch reviews
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