list of digital agencies in chicago

List of the Top Full-Service Digital Agencies in Chicago

Which Digital Agencies in Chicago are the most prepared to deliver results for your company?

Use our list as your resource to find the top full-service digital agencies in Chicago. 

Formatting and catering your company's digital presence is absolutely critical to your success. Fortunately, Chicago is a city full of digital talent. 

Finding the best fit for your company, though, can be challenging. That's why we created a guide for you to review. Reference our company descriptions, client feedback, notable projects, and other data to learn which firm is the best fit for your needs. 

  • 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+
    group251 - 1,000 Employees
    place San Mateo , CA
    Awards

    Google Premier Partner

  • 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+
    group11 - 50 Employees
    place Chicago , IL
  • 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+
    group251 - 1,000 Employees
    place Boston , MA
  • 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+
    group11 - 50 Employees
    place Chicago , IL
    Awards

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

  • 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+
    group11 - 50 Employees
    place Chicago , IL
    Awards

    10 Best Design: Leading SEO Web Design Companies

  • EDUCO

    Founded in 2007, EDUCO is a design and development agency located outside Chicago, IL. Their small team of fewer than 10 people specializes in web design, web development, and SEO. Overall, the agency has worked on over 450 design and development projects. 

    Notable Project

    EDUCO created a website for a local university to host a list of job and internship openings for its students. The university wanted a functional website where anyone could post an opening. The website is working well so far, and over half of the student body has created accounts.

    “[EDUCO] is responsive, detail-oriented, professional, and very strong in customer service.” – Dean, Local College’s School of Communications

    Former Clients
    The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism
    Bloodshot Records
    Digital Third Coast
    Garrett Popcorn Shops
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group11 - 50 Employees
    place Oak Park , IL
  • ePageCity

    Founded in 1999, ePageCity designs user-friendly and innovative websites for small businesses and nonprofit organizations. The Chicago-based web design firm has a small team of 10.

    Notable Project

    ePageCity redesigned a website for a nonprofit that focuses on fire safety. Throughout the process, ePageCity considered the nonprofit’s ideas for layout and design elements and requested feedback on different drafts. The client received numerous compliments on the website.

    “This is the first time I’d ever been through a project like this; their team was fantastic. They each had specific duties and responsibilities and made it very easy to communicate. They did the work upfront, showed us the results, and got our feedback.” – Executive Director, Fire Safety Nonprofit

    Former Clients
    Chicago Scholars
    ICF Source
    Rural American Fund
    Elementum Advisors
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group2 - 10 Employees
    place Chicago , IL
  • 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 - 10 Employees
    place Chicago , IL
  • Idea Marketing Group, Inc.

    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+
    group11 - 50 Employees
    place Yorkville , IL
    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

  • iSimplifyMe

    iSimplifyMe is a web design and digital marketing company located in Chicago. Founded in 2011, the company is comprised of fewer than 10 employees and specializes in web design, SEO, digital strategy, branding, graphic design, UX/UI design, PPC, social media marketing, email marketing, and content marketing.

    Notable Project

    iSimplifyMe built a user-friendly website for a mortgage company. They managed the company's web platforms, oversaw social media marketing and AdWords campaigns, and managed minor software projects. Their willingness to create from scratch and provide response times left the company feeling satisfied. 

    "iSimplifyMe's work always feels unique and original. It brings a personal touch and tailors its services to our business." – Owner, Mortgage Company 

    Former Clients
    Evolve Advanced Cosmetic Clinic
    Prescision Brain
    Spine & Pain Centre
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group11 - 50 Employees
    place Chicago , IL
  • 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+
    group11 - 50 Employees
    place Naperville , IL
    Awards

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

  • 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 $1,000+
    group11 - 50 Employees
    place Chicago , IL
    Awards

    2016 Inc. 5000 list

  • 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+
    group11 - 50 Employees
    place Chicago , IL
  • Olive Street Design

    The Olive Street Agency is a Chicago-based company that provides design and marketing solutions to companies in a variety of industries – arts and entertainment, retail, advertising and marketing, and government. Founded in 2005, The Olive Street Agency has a small team of about 16 employees with capabilities in web design, SEO, digital strategy, branding, photography, content development, and social media.

    Notable Project

    A local interior design firm felt they were getting lost in the crowd and wanted to stand out. The Olive Street Agency redesigned the client's and continue to provide branding, marketing, and SEO analytics. The client noticed an increase in website traffic and plans to keep working with The Olive Street Agency in the future.

    "They do what I ask them to do, and they offer their input as well as suggestions. They are great and always efficient; they get things done. They are very agreeable to make changes. I throw a lot at them last minute, and they always respond quickly." – Marketing Director, Interior Design Company

    Former Clients
    Sweet Baby Ray's
    The Seattle Times
    Harvard University
    Northwestern University
    Cafe Amano
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group11 - 50 Employees
    place Villa Park , IL
  • 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 $1,000+
    group2 - 10 Employees
    place Chicago , IL
    Awards

    Expertise: Best Digital Marketing Agencies in Chicago (2017)

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  • Simple Truth

    Simple Truth is a creative brand agency founded in 1996 and located in Chicago with a team of more than 40 employees. Simple Truth has over two decades of experience in branding and content marketing. The firm also offers graphic design services.

    Notable Project

    Simple Truth was tasked with heading a branding campaign for a real estate company. The team at Simple Truth organized an entire rebrand campaign and provided print, digital, and video content to emphasize the campaign. The brand has received tremendous feedback from employees and customers alike. Simple Truth continues to produce video content for the client.

    "They've delivered on every single aspect of the project, always putting their top people on our account. " – SVP Marketing and Communications, Real Estate Company 

    Former Clients
    Allstate
    Hollister
    Chicago History Museum
    AvalonBay
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group11 - 50 Employees
    place Chicago , IL
  • 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 $10,000+
    group11 - 50 Employees
    place Chicago , IL
    Awards

    W3 Awards, Davey Awards

  • 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+
    group11 - 50 Employees
    place Lombard , IL
    Awards

    Graphic Design USA: American Package Design Awards, Graphic Design USA: Health and Wellness Design Awards, International Davey Award

  • Straight North

    Straight North is an SEO firm founded in 1997. Headquartered in Chicago, the agency also has offices in NC, MD, Washington, DC, NY, and CA. The agency offers an array of services, including professional website design, SEO, display advertising, PPC, and email marketing.

    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
    Chicago Bears
    Harvard
    Daily Herald
    IDEX
    Pro Stock Hockey
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group51 - 250 Employees
    place Chicago , IL
    Awards

    Inc. 5000 List #1994 (2015)

  • 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+
    group11 - 50 Employees
    place Chicago , IL
    Awards

    Owler: HOT in 2016 Chicago Winner

  • Verve Marketing Group

    Verve Marketing Group is a Chicago-based web design agency, providing creative solutions that make a positive impact on clients in the education, publishing, software, and manufacturing industries since 2008. Although they specialize in web design, the team of 14 is excellent in several other areas, including branding, SEO, digital strategy, print design, and content marketing. 

    Notable Project

    A liberal arts college wanted to reach more donors through its website. Verve Marketing Group redesigned the college's WordPress website, creating promotional and marketing materials. The client appreciated how Verve Marketing Group picked up on their vision and gave it structure.

    "They listen well and always try to provide us with what their team thinks we need. Verve Marketing is always cognizant of what is ultimately our end-goal and tried to deliver that to us." – Marketing Strategist, Liberal Arts College

    Former Clients
    National Japanese-American Historical Society
    Peachtree
    National Garden Bureau
    CapTrust Financial
    Union Partners
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group11 - 50 Employees
    place Oak Brook , IL
    Awards

    Web Marketing Association: 2017 Outstanding Achievement Award, Communicator Awards: 2017 Web Design Award, IAC Awards: Best Website, 2016 MarCom Gold Award, Internet Advertising Awards: 2016 Best Publishing Website, Web Marketing Association: 2014 Standard of Excellence Award, 2014 Gold Hermes Creative Award

  • VisionFriendly.com

    Founded in 1998, VisionFriendly.com is a web design and development company located just outside Chicago. The team of nearly 30 offers a variety of other services on top of design and development: SEO, PPC, digital marketing, branding, analytics, and video production.

    Notable Project

    A retailer originally needed IT work and hired VisionFriendly. The retailer was impressed with VisionFriendly's work and now goes to them with any issue or work related to building an online presence. VisionFriendly manages the retailer's IT work, marketing, e-commerce site, and SEO.

    "They're the best webmasters I've ever had. I give them a triple A+. They understand the artistic aspect of it. It's always artistically attractive and functional. They rescued me from the horrible situation I was in." – Owner, Retail Store

    Former Clients
    Sonoma Coast Villa
    Z8 Clothing
    Alpha Performance
    Cadillac Ranch Group
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group11 - 50 Employees
    place Naperville , IL
    Awards

    Entrepreneur Magazine: 2008 10 Most Dependable Web Designers of Central US, Best of Sugar Grove: 2009 Internet Hosting Services Award, Best of Yorkville: 2011 Best Web Design and Development, Saint Charles Awards: 2014 Graphic Design Award

  • 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+
    group2 - 10 Employees
    place Chicago , IL
  • Walker Sands Digital

    Founded in 2001, Walker Sands Digital is a digital marketing agency dedicated to each client's unique goals. From their offices in Chicago, San Francisco, or Seattle, Walker Sands Digital's team numbers of over 65 possess various areas of expertise, including SEO, web design, PPC, content marketing, strategy, and content marketing. 

    Notable Project

    A non-profit research foundation wanted to increase their web traffic and number of donations. Walker Sands Digital managed their Google AdWords campaign utilizing their Google Grants program and ultimately increased their traffic, subscriber list, and number of donations.

    "...they have a great deal of intimate knowledge of SEO [search engine optimization] and AdWords and how all that works. We have worked with several other marketing firms, and I don’t think anyone is as much into the details of this as they are. They seem extremely knowledgeable." – Deputy Director, Non-Profit Research Foundation

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

    Undisclosed

    group51 - 250 Employees
    place Chicago , IL
    Awards

    PR News: Platinum PR Award, Publicity Club of Chicago: Silver Trumpet Award, Business Marketing Association: Tower Award for PR Campaign, Business Marketing Association, BtoB Magazine: Top B2B Agency

  • Wpromote

    This California-based company specializes in customer acquisition and digital marketing. The 250+ team is ever-growing and passionate about delivering digital campaigns that their clients can be proud of.

    Notable Project

    Wpromote worked with a healthcare company to increase patient appointments at clinics. Using Google AdWords, Wpromote boosted the healthcare company’s presence in search results. They also made the website more user-friendly.

    "Wpromote has been phenomenal, and I'm really glad that I went through that whole process. You can just let them do their work and not worry about it because they have very good capabilities. " – Director of Paid Search, Healthcare System

    Former Clients
    Verizon
    Marriot
    Toyota
    Shutterstock
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group251 - 1,000 Employees
    place El Segundo , CA
    Awards

    Landy Awards’ Agency of the Year (2017), AdAge’s Best Place to Work in Advertising & Media

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