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Top 100 Digital Strategy Agencies in Chicago

August 2022

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List of the Best Chicago Digital Strategy Firms

  • 1
    • Scheduling

      5.0
    • Quality

      5.0
    • Cost

      4.9
    • NPS

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

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

    Clients

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

    Industries

    Notable Project

    97 Switch has designed a new website and branding for a recently created investment company. Now, they create and post content on the site and LinkedIn, executing an ongoing marketing strategy for the client.

    “97 Switch has performed very well, and they’re very responsive.”

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  • 2
    • $25,000+
    • 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.

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    Notable Project

    Initially undertaking a website upgrade, Red Caffeine identified opportunities to improve branding and took action. They’re introducing a business plan and marketing strategies before working on the site.

    “Their positivity definitely rubbed off and encouraged us to think about our image in a new way.”

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  • 3
    • $10,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Chicago, IL

    Founded in 2006, Logical Media Group is a full-service digital marketing agency crafting digital experiences for people and companies to transact, connect, and explore. The Chicago-based team, whose original core competency was in generating qualified website traffic through search engine marketing, with a specialization in PPC and SEO, now has specific teams tailored towards other online channels such as Amazon Advertising, social media marketing, email marketing, display advertising, and conversion rate optimization.

    Clients

    • Vienna Beef
    • Fresh Wave
    • Learning Resources
    • Protein2o

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Logical Media Group provided SEO and digital marketing campaigns. This included paid search ads with Google, Bing, Facebook, and Instagram. They also worked with performance reporting. 

    "They should be proud in how hard they work to meet our demands."

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  • 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
    • American Institute of Graphic Arts
    • French American Chamber of Commerce
    • Gogo

    Industries

    Notable Project

    A web development and technology company engaged with Bright Bright Great to develop a high-level website in the industry and perform SEO activities. They managed the overall research and development process. 

    "Everyone on the team was accessible and cared about creating the absolute best product."

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  • 5
    • Scheduling

      5.0
    • Quality

      5.0
    • Cost

      4.8
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $25,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Chicago, IL

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

    Clients

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

    Industries

    Notable Project

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

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

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    • Scheduling

      5.0
    • Quality

      5.0
    • Cost

      4.8
    • NPS

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

    18 Coffees was founded in 2014 and is located in Chicago. Their team of 41 employees provides business consulting, digital strategy, and marketing strategy services.

    Clients

    • Comcast
    • Pandora Radio
    • Design Public Group
    • Bose Corporation

    Industries

    Notable Project

    A building products provider hired 18 Coffees to develop a brand and marketing activation strategy. They developed a customer acquisition journey, managed campaigns, created graphics and copy, and more.

    "I was impressed with the level of mature talent working on our account."

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  • 7
    • Scheduling

      4.9
    • Quality

      4.9
    • Cost

      5.0
    • NPS

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

    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. 

    Clients

    • O-Cedar
    • Sweet Leaf Tea
    • Undone Beauty
    • Daily Crunch Snacks

    Industries

    Notable Project

    A packaged goods company hired 1o8 to develop their brand identity and positioning. They're tasked with creating tag lines, performing data and market research, and designing the client's packaging.

    "I really appreciate how hands-on and creative they are."

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  • 8
    • Scheduling

      5.0
    • Quality

      5.0
    • Cost

      5.0
    • NPS

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

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

    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."

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  • 9
    • Scheduling

      4.8
    • Quality

      4.9
    • Cost

      4.9
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $5,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Chicago, IL

    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.

    Clients

    • The University of Illinois System
    • BCI Central
    • Continental Motors

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Yellow Box developed a content strategy to promote the business in 24 different markets. The team also managed the social elements of the project, working on a Facebook campaign.

    "I would rank Yellow Box very highly for the level of engagement and awareness we have received for the price we paid."

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  • 10
    • Scheduling

      4.9
    • Quality

      4.9
    • Cost

      4.5
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $50,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Chicago, IL

    Headquartered in Chicago and made up of strategists, designers, and developers, Chromatic is a fully distributed team that supports clients with web challenges. 

    Clients

    • Martha Stewart
    • Casper
    • Outside Magazine
    • Maui Jim Sunglasses

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Over the course of an extended partnership, Chromatic has continuously provided UX/UI design and development support for multiple projects. They consult and train the internal team on Drupal 8.

    “Chromatic accurately estimates, tracks, and delivers the work we need to accomplish.”    

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  • 11
    • Scheduling

      5.0
    • Quality

      5.0
    • Cost

      5.0
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $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

    • Paper Source
    • Chicago Boat
    • RV
    • & Sail Show

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Heron Agency was hired by an entertainment company to handle the PR aspects of their event. Their tasks include pitching media, planning a media night, securing coverage with publications, and more.

    "I am impressed with quickly they moved and the fact that quality was not compromised."

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  • 12
    • Scheduling

      4.8
    • Quality

      4.9
    • Cost

      4.4
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $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
    • Groupon
    • Bosch
    • San Francisco 49ers

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Working alongside an in-house team, Vokal built a mobile application for iOS and Android. They developed mobile architecture and managed the engineering side of the project.

    “They delivered everything they promised and met all of our needs."

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  • 13
    • 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

    • ULTA Beauty
    • Navistar
    • Stanley Steemer

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Rise Interactive manages a digital strategy that includes SEO and PPC. The team’s approach is analytics-based and aims to reduce costs for conversions. They also advise on budgets and new marketing tactics.

    "They're well-organized, responsive, and service-oriented. The team is fun to work with and communicates clearly."

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  • 14
    • 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

    • Entrust
    • Paylocity
    • Hub Group
    • Ensono

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Walker Sands overhauled an existing website, updating the content and moving it to a WordPress platform. They also provide ongoing SEO support and strategy. 

    "The ultimate value of working with them is that they are a trusted advisor for me."

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  • 15
    • Scheduling

      4.0
    • Quality

      4.5
    • Cost

      3.9
    • NPS

      4.6
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    • $25,000+
    • 1,000 - 9,999 employees
    • Chicago, IL

    SGK is a global packaging and brand experience company based in London with offices in Amsterdam, Paris, Munich, and Chennai, India. The company, founded in 1953, has more than 5,800 employees and provides content marketing, branding, email marketing, event marketing & planning, packaging design, social media marketing, and video production services. SGK serves midmarket and other-sized companies in the consumer products & services, retail, financial services, and medical industries.

    Clients

    • Amazon
    • Air France
    • American Express
    • AstraZeneca

    Industries

    Notable Project

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

    "They were collaborative and flexible."

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    • $25,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Chicago, IL

    Effective Marketing is a Chicago-based marketing agency founded in 2009 with more than two members. They specialize in market research, social media marketing, and media planning and buying for clients in the fields of arts, business services, and consumer products.

    Clients

    • AMA
    • Amlactin
    • Banfield Pet Hospital
    • Bob Evans

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Effective Marketing helped a school management software company improve their lead generation and product awareness. They defined the target audience and handled social media campaigns. 

    "They demonstrated a very pragmatic approach with good results."

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  • 17
    • Scheduling

      5.0
    • Quality

      4.7
    • Cost

      4.8
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $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
    • - Indiana University
    • - Byline Bank
    • - RAB

    Industries

    Notable Project

    As part of a bigger project to develop a sustainable market plan, Matchnode worked specifically on digital media marketing, mainly Facebook. Their work resulted in a decreased cost per lead.

    They hit every deadline I gave them and never had any issues.”

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  • 18
    • Scheduling

      4.9
    • Quality

      4.9
    • Cost

      4.8
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $5,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Chicago, IL

    Indirap Productions is a small Chicago, Illinois-based video production agency. Founded in 2010, the team offers video production, branding, and graphic design.

    Industries

    Notable Project

    INDIRAP provided video production services to create product description and FAQ videos for their client. They worked in 4K technology and collaborated on the mood and scripts for the products. 

    "Be very passionate; they work well with passion." 

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  • 19
    • $1,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Chicago, IL

    Innovaxis is a marketing consulting firm located in Chicago, Illinois. Founded in 2007 and comprised of around 10 employees they work with small businesses, enterprises, and middle-market companies across industries such as business services, information technology, and manufacturing. They specialize in digital strategy, content marketing, web development, web design, SEO, and branding.

    Clients

    • The Windward Group
    • ProConversions
    • Requordit

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Innovaxis Marketing augments the CMO of a larger digital marketing effort, helping to generate leads and improve lead generation. They aimed to generate about 6-8 leads per week. 

    "They have resources that fully support all of our digital marketing needs."

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  • 20
    • $10,000+
    • 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.
     

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Simple Machines Marketing helps a nonprofit with its rebranding and marketing efforts. The team has also provided web development by integrating Google Analytics and eTapestry into the client's website.

    "Simple Machines Marketing has just been a great partner overall."

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  • 21
    • $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
    • American Headache Society
    • Anselmo Lindberg & Associates
    • Ashland Breast Pumps

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Yakkety Yak Marketing developed a nonprofit's online resource library. They're also managing the client's marketing and communications strategies, and their work involves creating newsletters and podcasts.

    "They’re super responsive and are always willing to take on more work."

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  • 22
    • $100,000+
    • 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

    • University of Michigan
    • State of Wisconsin

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Palantir.net produced Sitecore templates for a responsive healthcare platform. This involved gathering user data and constructing mood boards, wireframes, and mockups.

    “Their strategic design choices have vastly improved user engagement on our platform.”

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  • 23
    • Scheduling

      4.5
    • Quality

      4.6
    • Cost

      4.8
    • NPS

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

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

    Clients

    • Siemens
    • BioTissue
    • Prevent Blindness
    • Special Olympics Illinois

    Notable Project

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

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

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  • 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 Marketing Association
    • The Home Depot
    • Becker Professional Education

    Industries

    Notable Project

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

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

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  • 25
    • $10,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Chicago, IL

    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.

    Clients

    • CVS
    • 2XL Corporation
    • Cars.com
    • Jackson Dearborn Partners

    Notable Project

    Ice Nine Online revamped organic and paid search strategies. They integrated the site with WooCommerce. The team solves issues with Google Analytics and Ads accounts. They direct SEO, SMM, and PPC efforts.

    "Their Google Ads, SEO, and SEM efforts have done exceptionally well."

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  • 26
    • $25,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Chicago, IL

    Bandwidth Marketing Group is a creative consultancy based in Chicago. Since 2005, their small team of about 5 people has been specializing in branding, advertising, and web design, mainly small and mid-sized business in the healthcare and nonprofit arenas.  

    Clients

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

    Industries

    Notable Project

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

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

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  • 27
    • Scheduling

      5.0
    • Quality

      5.0
    • Cost

      4.9
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $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

    • JLM Couture
    • Allstate Insurance
    • GoodData

    Notable Project

    Xeno Media unified existing product offerings under a single website using Drupal. They developed wireframes, UI/UX designs, and new features like a product search. They also updated site copy and added video.

    “The new site captures our essence as a company and reflects all the growth we’ve experienced over the years.”

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  • 28
    • Scheduling

      4.9
    • Quality

      4.6
    • Cost

      4.8
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $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

    Industries

    Notable Project

    After a previous vendor failed to deliver, OneIMS.com redesigned a website and implemented SEO tactics. Currently, they continue to manage online marketing campaigns to improve search rankings.

    "Everyone on their team has been very professional, and I love the fact that they were straightforward with me."

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

    Cascade Communications is a PR and marketing firm based in Chicago, Illinois. With fewer than ten employees, their small operation offers a large range of PR solutions for clients at all stages of growth. Media placement and conventional PR make up the bulk of Cascade's services, but they also have extensive experience in web design, social media marketing, and comprehensive digital strategy.

    Clients

    • Angel Soft
    • Harley-Davidson
    • Jim Beam Brands’
    • Kraft

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Cascade Communications provided website development and design services to a CPR and first aid training site. They built the website through Wix. 

    "They provide a tremendous amount of support."

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    • Scheduling

      4.8
    • Quality

      4.8
    • Cost

      4.7
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $100,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Chicago, IL

    Tandem (formerly DevMynd) is a strategy, design, and technology company headquartered in Chicago. The company was founded in 2010 and has 37 employees. They work with both mid-market and enterprise businesses. The businesses they work with represent a variety of industries including health care and medical, education, and energy and natural resources. 
     

    Clients

    • Major League Baseball
    • Department of Defense
    • IBM Bluemix
    • Groupon

    Industries

    Notable Project

    After interviewing a plethora of customers, Tandem built software with the capacity for growth for an existing product model. They managed the entire process including wireframing, design, and development.

    “They were genuinely interested in the goals of the project. ”

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