The Best Direct Marketing Companies in The Windy City

Looking for a top direct marketing company in Chicago?

Direct marketing can pivot your business to success. Finding the right partner for your company's needs, however, can be challenging.

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

List of the Best Chicago Direct Marketing Companies

  • 1

    Jacobs & Clevenger

    J&C is a marketing agency based in Chicago. Founded in 1982, the team of 31 specializes in digital strategy, email marketing, direct marketing, and graphic design.

    Notable Project

    J&C worked on digital marketing for a large mattress manufacturer. They coordinated content creation and email marketing efforts to grow the consumer base and designed an informative, interactive newsletter with retail coupons for the client's subscribers. The client was impressed with the results of the project.

    “We are well above the average email open rate. Some months, we achieve as high as 34% open rate, which is quite successful. And our opt-out rate is incredibly low. We’ve been very pleased with that engagement.” – Director of Direct to Customer and E-Commerce, Large Mattress Manufacturer

    Former clients
    Humana
    Consumers Energy
    Jack Henry & Associates
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
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  • 2

    BatesMeron Sweet Design

    Full-service creative agency BatesMeron Sweet Design offers an array of digital marketing services but specializes in branding, direct marketing, and web design. Headquartered in Chicago, IL, BatesMeron has been around since 2005.

    Notable Project

    BatesMeron Sweet Design worked on a branding campaign for a career coaching company. The company was about to launch and needed BatesMeron to take their concept and position it through a brand story and branding materials such as a logo and website.

    The Co-Founder of the career coaching company was impressed by BatesMeron’s ideation process.

    “BatesMeron has a pretty neat process that they follow. They make it super easy as a client to take the anxiety out of the overwhelming task of figuring out who you are and how you want to represent yourself.” – Co-Founder, Career Coaching Company

    Former clients
    RCN Chicago
    Chicago Flower & Garden Show
    and Kitchfix
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.9
    4.9
    22 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Certified by Women’s Business Enterprise

  • 3

    The Weinstein Organization Inc.

    The Chicago-based Weinstein Organization is a full-service marketing and communications agency. Their 15 employees focus on large-scale campaigns for much larger firms, especially in the insurance and finance sectors. The Weinstein Organization uses a broad variety of marketing tools in their approach, from local flyers and direct marketing to television, social media, and mobile platforms.

    Notable Project

    A large office supply chain needed to create specific marketing content for each of its stores' needs, which varied around the country. The Weinstein Organization helped them automate the marketing process, and created a platform that worked with the firm's internal system to deliver what individual locations required. This platform is still used for the local marketing process, and The Weinstein Organization also revamped the conventional, firm-wide marketing approach.

    "The results have been amazing, and we have great success with the tool. Weinstein has added millions of dollars of incremental sales to our company." - Project Manager, Office Supply Chain

    Former clients
    Mercedes-Benz
    Virgin Atlantic
    Weight Watchers
    AAA
    Alaska Airlines
    Healthplan Services
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.8
    4.8
    2 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Professional Insurance Marketing Association (PIMA) Silver Award 2012,

  • 4

    The Well Advertising

    The Well Advertising is an advertising agency based in Chicago. They have a team of around 20 employees. They provide advertising, branding, direct marketing, marketing strategy, and social media marketing. 

    Notable Project

    The Well Advertising helped rebrand a site for an IT solutions company. They used a custom CMS to restructure the URL, manage service pages, and branded the platform. The efforts helped the business maintain their SEO value and increase their traffic and search visibility. 

    "It’s a pleasure to work with them because it’s so easy." – Marketing Web Specialist, IT Solutions Company

    Former clients
    Sirius Computer Solutions
    The Great Escape
    Forsythe
    Spirit Cruises
    Cars.com
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 5

    Bandwidth Marketing Group

    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.  

    Notable Project

    A nonprofit hired Bandwidth Marketing Group for their branding services. The agency assisted in designing a logo and implementing a new brand strategy, both of which have received positive feedback from stakeholders.

    "They certainly brought thoughts to the table, but they didn't just come in and say we think you also need to do X, Y, and Z. It was more a process of us working together, seeing what was possible, and deciding to expand our original scope. " —Vice President of Partnerships, Nonprofit 

    Former clients
    Gore
    Ticketsnow
    Veteran Beer Company
    ServSafe
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.9
    4.9
    9 Clutch reviews
  • 6

    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
  • 7

    A Willing Participant, Inc.

    A Willing Participant, Inc. is an advertising firm based in Chicago. Founded in 2014, their team of 8 serves clients in the nonprofit and consumer products sectors. Services include direct marketing and branding.

    Notable Project

    A Willing Participant, Inc. provides design services for a marketing company. Their work has yielded a high rate of client loyalty. The team is exceptionally professional.

    “His turnaround time is excellent.” – Senior Account Executive, Marketing Company

    Former clients
    Accelerate Institute
    Children's Home and Aid
    Deloro Wear Solutions
    Independence-4-Seniors
    MRI Global
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    5 Clutch reviews
  • 8

    Pepper Group

    Pepper Group is a marketing firm headquartered in Palatine, Ill. The 15-person team launched in 1994 and offers branding, direct marketing, PR and corporate communication, and marketing strategy. Their clients work in a variety of sectors, including IT, financial services, and manufacturing.

    Notable Project

    Pepper Group provided product marketing consulting to a FinTech company, cutting down the client's range of services to meet their customers' needs. They also built a corporate website, designing wireframes and conducting multiple feedback sessions. The client grew 20% year-over-year as a result.

    "Pepper Group is skilled at finding a deeper level of understanding and context. That sets them apart." – CMO, FinTech Company

    Former clients
    EconPTW
    Permatron
    RegenX
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Palatine, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
    Awards

    Chicago’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For (2013-2019) , Inc. 5000: #4602 (2015) , Daily Herald Business Ledger: Best Places to Work in Illinois (2015)

  • 9

    Leading Solution

    Leading Solution is a marketing agency based in Kyiv, Ukraine, with more than two employees. They have provided direct marketing, market research, and email marketing services since their founding in 2015. They work with clients in the industries of IT services and real estate.

    Notable Project

    Leading Solution provided lead generation services for a business services company. The company needed to outsource assistance in generating leads to grow their business. The company is satisfied with the results provided with Leading Solution so far.

    “We are satisfied with quick responses and the level of communication with Vitalii.” - Owner, Business Services Company

    Former clients
    Freshworks
    Adyen
    Very Good Security
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.9
    4.9
    5 Clutch reviews
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