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

List of the Best Chicago Event Marketing Agencies

  • 1
    Undisclosed
    50 - 249 Employees
    Lincolnshire IL

    Bishop-McCann is an event planning agency headquartered in Kansas City, Mo. They also have offices in Lincolnshire, Ill.; Katonah, N.Y.; and San Francisco. Founded in 1997, they have about 117 employees that mostly serve enterprise and mid-market clients in a wide range of industries. Their services are specialized in event marketing and planning.

    Clients
    Bridgestone
    Actelion
    Anheuser-Busch
    Notable Project

    Bishop-McCann provided event planning services for a software company. Their team assisted with event registration as well as helped with venue selection and production. The event ran smoothly and the client is satisfied with the results.

    “The Bishop-McCann team really understands service.” – CMO, Software Company

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  • 2
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Groove Jones is a mobile app, AR/VR, and custom software developer based in Dallas. Founded in 2015, this 10+ team of digital experts builds the interactive tools that give brands a competitive edge.

    Clients
    Amazon
    AT&T
    HP
    McDonald’s
    Industries
    Notable Project

    From filming to final production, Groove Jones developed a complete VR experience to entertain consumers. The successful project earned favorable press and 65,000+ views on YouTube, while the client valued the team’s timeliness and communications.

    “Groove Jones worked within our budget constraints and produced a great film. … They made everything look as real as possible.” – Former Marketing Manager, Telecommunications Company

  • 3
    $100,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    All Terrain is a marketing agency focused on event marketing and planning and branding services located in Chicago. Founded in 1998, they have a team of about 200 employees. They cater to clients in the advertising and marketing industry as well as the arts, entertainment, and music, and consumer products and services industries.

    Clients
    Ferrari
    Quaker
    Mango Board
    American Airlines,
    Industries
    Notable Project

    All Terrain created an experiential store to increase awareness of a brand for a global PR company. They not only provided interior architecture support but also acquired city permits. They hired caterers, security, and brand ambassadors to support the store, which experienced 78 million impressions and secured media coverage by notable outlets.

    "Their attention to detail, communication, and proactivity was impressive." – Associate Creative Director, PR Company

  • 4
    $50,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    NEXT/NOW is a Chicago-based creative technology agency founded in 2011. The team of around 20 pride themselves on creating digital brand experiences for physical spaces through AR/VR development, marketing services, and custom software development. 

    Clients
    Audi
    Intel
    McDonald’s
    NBA
    Industries
    Notable Project

    NEXT/NOW created a website and motion graphics for a consumer goods company's trade show interactive photo booth. NEXT/NOW built a website to host a virtual competition and developed an LED screen. The project was received well and the client felt that the team was extremely dedicated.

    "[NEXT/NOW] is able to use technology creatively, finding unique ways to incorporate digital tools into interactive, real-life presentations." – Digital Manager, Consumer Goods Company

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

    Heron Agency is a lifestyle communications agency based in Chicago and founded in 2000. They now have 20 employees experienced in developing strategic integrated marketing campaigns for companies in hospitality and leisure, business services, and arts, entertainment and music. They specialize in PR, SMM, and media planning.

    Clients
    Hyatt
    Marriott
    Hilton
    Ocean Prime
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Heron Agency managed a theater's media presence to spread awareness, successfully scheduling live appearances on radio and television, performance reviews, and feature articles. Thanks to Heron Agency, production attendance was higher than ever for the client. Industry peers also recognized stakeholders' widespread media presence.

    “Attendance at our current season is at an all-time high. I am also constantly being asked by other theater companies how we obtain the consistently excellent media presence our theater has, something that all but the largest theaters struggle to maintain.” – Executive Director, Theater Company

  • 6
    $10,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Chicago IL

    LAI Live is a full-scale live and virtual event production company based in Washington, DC. The company, founded in 2013, has a team of around 40 that provides event marketing & planning, branding, marketing strategy, and graphic design services. LAI Live serves mid-market and other-sized companies in various industries.

    Clients
    ASAE
    Association Leadership Awards
    Certified Angus Beef LLC
    UniFirst
    Notable Project

    A nonprofit trade association hired LAI Live to help set up a digital environment that would enable them to hold virtual meetings with their members and board to achieve certain business goals. As part of the engagement, LAI Live integrated a third-party voting system that would enable the association to conduct and cast votes online. They also provided the association with metrics and key deadlines, as well as set up speaker practice sessions so that everybody was comfortable with it before the show. After a period of learning, the association achieved their goal of meeting online using the solution that LAI Live provided. 

    "We were particularly impressed with their responsiveness and their willingness to help me reassure people within my organization about how the system worked." - Director of Communications, Nonprofit Trade Association

  • 7
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    3rd Coast PR is a Chicago based marketing company, founded in 2011. Their team of 7 employees specializes in PR, content marketing, and event planning for midmarket clients in the consumer products and business services industries.

    Clients
    Lakeshore Learning
    O-Cedar
    Thermos
    Industries
    Notable Project

    3rd Coast PR provided marketing services for a cheese company. They ran a number of campaigns, on both traditional and social media, to raise awareness of a product that the client was going to begin selling outside of the Chicago market. The client reported that their brand’s engagement, especially on Instagram, has increased significantly since the start of the campaign. 

    “They do an excellent job. They're very proactive, so we don’t have to ask them for anything.” – VP of Marketing, Cheese Company
     

  • 8
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Founded in 2016, Cooperate Marketing is an advertising and marketing agency that offers advertising, marketing strategy, media planning, and media buying services to their enterprise, md-market, and small business clients in the manufacturing, retail, and consumer products and services industries. Their 10 employees are based out of Chicago. 

    Clients
    Kawasaki Motors Corp. USA
    Chamberlain
    KJM Construction
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Cooperate Marketing recently worked on a co-op platform for a motorcycle manufacturer. They migrated legacy data to implement a new platform for that client.

    “Our system launched seamlessly, so much so that no one even noticed we’d switched to a whole new system.” —  Manager, Motorcycle Manufacturer

     

  • 9
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Costello Communications is a corporate branding and communications design firm founded in 1998 in Chicago. With a team of fewer than 5 employees, they provide branding, web design, graphic design, and more to small and enterprise-sized companies in business services, healthcare, and financial services industries. 

    Clients
    Water Street Corporate
    National Tropical Botanic Garden
    Leucadia Pharmaceuticals
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Costello Communications provided graphic and web design services to an art studio. They worked on brand identity, the studio's website, catalog design, and more, all of which received positive remarks for its sophisticated aesthetic. Their understanding of project needs was also noteworthy.

    "Even the printing company I work with is impressed by their work." – Owner, Art Studio 

  • 10
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Chicago IL

    VIZfire is a studio based in Chicago with more than two experts. Since their founding in 2017, they have offered AR/VR development, video production, and architectural design services for various clients.

    Clients
    JLL
    Notable Project

    VIZfire provided modeling and rendering services for a commercial real estate firm. The firm wanted to visualize their potential developments on specific sites. VIZfire created a final product that the firm considers to be visually attractive.

    “They went above and beyond—they made their renderings so realistic we could see reflections of nearby buildings.” - Vice President, Commercial Real Estate Firm

  • 11
    $50,000+
    1,000 - 9,999 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Jack Morton Worldwide is a brand experience agency headquartered in New York City with 18 worldwide offices including those in Melbourne, Shanghai, and Singapore. Founded in 1939, they have nearly 1400 employees with experience in event & experiential marketing, integrated campaigns, digital content marketing, as well as other critical branding solutions. They work with client of all sizes in a variety of industries including advertising, arts, media, and retail. 

    Clients
    Nespresso
    Liberty Mutual
    Docker
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Jack Morton provided a press and influencer experience for a leading cruise line. The client wished to demonstrate how their research and development teams are changing the vacation experience, and needed an immersive experience to make a lasting impact. Jack Morton's team delivered a walkthrough experience that involved AR games, VR excursions and dining, and project videos. The experience earned 506,000 influencer impressions and an influencer engagement rate that was six-times the industry average. 

     

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    Undisclosed
    10 - 49 Employees
    Elgin IL
    Event marketing & planning company STAR | Exhibits & Events was launched in 1963. They are based in Elgin, Illinois and have a small team. STAR | Exhibits & Events offers event marketing & planning and graphic design.
  • 13
    $250,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Chicago IL
    Event marketing & planning company Agency EA is in Chicago, Illinois. The firm provides event marketing & planning, digital strategy, graphic design, and marketing strategy and is midsize.The firm was established in 1999.
    Industries
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    50 - 249 Employees
    Chicago IL
    Event marketing & planning company Cardenas Marketing Network [CMN] was established in 2002. Their midsize team is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. Their services include event marketing & planning, mobile & app marketing, and social media marketing.
  • 16
    Undisclosed
    250 - 999 Employees
    Chicago IL
    Czarnowski, an event marketing & planning company, was launched in 1947. The firm provides event marketing & planning and has a midsize team.
  • 17
    Undisclosed
    50 - 249 Employees
    Chicago IL
    Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, Intersport is a content marketing and event marketing & planning company. The midsize agency was established in 1985. Their team provides content marketing and event marketing & planning.
  • 20
    Undisclosed
    50 - 249 Employees
    Chicago IL
    Eshots, Inc. Is an event marketing & planning company. Their midsize team is located in Chicago, Illinois. The agency focuses on event marketing & planning and market research. The agency was established in 1998.
  • 21
    Undisclosed
    50 - 249 Employees
    Woodridge IL
    In Houston, Texas; Woodridge, Illinois; West Chester, Ohio and Cincinnati, Ohio, 2020 Exhibits is an advertising and event marketing & planning company. They focus on advertising and event marketing & planning and were founded in 1987.
  • 23
    $250,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Chicago IL
    InVision Communications is an event marketing & planning company. They are based in Walnut Creek, California; Chicago, Illinois and New York, New York and have a midsize team that provides event marketing & planning, marketing strategy, graphic design, and video production. The company was established in 1991.
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  • 24
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Wheeling IL
    Cadence Inc is an event marketing & planning company. They are headquartered in Wheeling, Illinois and have a small team. Their services include event marketing & planning, other marketing, and branding.
    Industries
  • 25
    Undisclosed
    2 - 9 Employees
    Morton Grove IL
    Catered by Design is an event marketing & planning company. Launched in 1982, the small agency is in Morton Grove, Illinois. Their services include event marketing & planning.
  • 26
    Undisclosed
    10 - 49 Employees
    Mount Prospect IL
    The Meadows Club is an event marketing & planning company. They are based in Mount Prospect, Illinois and have a small team that focuses on event marketing & planning. The firm was founded in 2007.
  • 28
    Undisclosed
    50 - 249 Employees
    Pleasant Prairie WI
    Catalyst Exhibits is a midsize event marketing & planning company. They offer event marketing & planning and marketing strategy and were founded in 1998. The company is located in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin.
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    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL
    Revel Global Events Inc., an event marketing & planning company, is in Chicago, Illinois. The company provides event marketing & planning and has a small team.The company was launched in 2016.
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