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Top 30 Experiential Marketing Companies in Chicago

March 2023

Looking for a top experiential marketing agency in Chicago?

An experiential advertising company can help you approach marketing from a different, more personal angle. Searching for and vetting potential partners, however, can be an exhausting process. 

List of the Best Chicago Experiential Marketing Agencies

  • 1
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      4.8
    • Quality

      4.9
    • Cost

      4.5
    • NPS

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    • $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

    • Intel
    • Under Armour
    • Samsung
    • Adidas

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    Notable Project

    As a third-party, NEXT/NOW creates digital and interactive experiences for an experiential marketing agency. Along with building AR/VR products, the team works with a variety of technologies.

    "From a creativity and functionality standpoint, we’ve been happy with NEXT/NOW’s output."

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  • 2
    • $10,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Chicago, IL

    Bujou is a content marketing company established in 2016. Their small team is based in Calgary, Canada and offers content marketing, social media marketing, digital strategy, graphic design, and more.

    Clients

    • Hotel Lotte Seattle
    • Kolbe Gallery PNW
    • Rumbly
    • AHID

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Bujou Studios was hired by an arts and innovation organization to develop their branding, logos, brand strategy, strategic positioning, and market research.

    "This was extremely convenient and gave us a sense of transparency that we did not expect."

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  • 3
    • 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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    • Scheduling

      5.0
    • Quality

      5.0
    • Cost

      5.0
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $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

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    Notable Project

    All Terrain helped the client set up an experiential pop-up shop. They supported interior architecture, security, permitting, and hired caterers. 

    "Our client said it was one of the most successful marketing initiatives that they’ve done."

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  • 5
    • $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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    Notable Project

    A health insurance company hired InVision Communications for 3D animation and mobile app design services. They created two videos based on the client’s script and were tasked with designing mock-ups for an app.

    “They didn’t have a seasoned designer or a creative director to spot errors before delivering a rough draft.”

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  • 6
    • $1,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Chicago, IL
    AKA is a Chicago, Illinois-based public relations firm. The small company was launched in 1998. Their team provides public relations, video production, social media marketing, event marketing & planning, and more.

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  • 7
    • $100,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Des Plaines, IL
    Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, Engage & Resonate is a small event marketing & planning company. Established in 2014, the team provides event marketing & planning, content marketing, and social media marketing.
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  • 8
    • $5,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Chicago, IL
    Mainstream Media, LLC is a broadcast video and video production company founded in 2013. The small Chicago, Illinois-based team specializes in broadcast video and video production.

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  • 9
    • $50,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Chicago, IL
    Bridgewater Studio Inc., an event marketing & planning company, was launched in 2014. Their small team is in Chicago, Illinois and offers event marketing & planning, advertising, branding, graphic design, and more.

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  • 10
    • Undisclosed
    • 50 - 249 employees
    • Chicago, IL
    Kindle Communications, an advertising company, is in Chicago, Illinois. Launched in 2004, the midsize team provides advertising, digital strategy, event marketing & planning, marketing strategy, and more.
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  • 11

    Worked with BlackOak Technical Productions?

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    • $5,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Chicago, IL
    BlackOak Technical Productions is an event marketing & planning company. Their small team is in Chicago, Illinois. The company focuses on event marketing & planning, web design, video production, and other marketing. The company was launched in 2012.

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  • 12
    • $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.

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  • 13
    • Undisclosed
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Chicago, IL
    Event marketing & planning company Bucom International was established in 1987. The agency focuses on event marketing & planning and has a small team. The agency is located in Chicago, Illinois.
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  • 14
    • Undisclosed
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Chicago, IL

    KemperLesnik is a Chicago, Illinois-based PR firm. The small firm was founded in 1979. Their team provides public relations, content marketing, and event marketing & planning.

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  • 15
    • $10,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Chicago, IL
    HauteRod Inc. Is an event marketing & planning company in Chicago, Illinois. The small team provides event marketing & planning, branding, and direct marketing. The company was founded in 2017.

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  • 16
    • $10,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Chicago, IL

    Identity is a Michigan-based public relations firm specializing in social media marketing, PPC, and branding. Founded in 1998, Identity's team of 20-plus works closely with clients to enhance their brand awareness and connect with consumers. Identity believes in a strategic model that increases efficiency and continuity across all channels and mediums. 

    Clients

    • Motown Museum
    • Dunkin'
    • Grand Hotel
    • Hudsonville Ice Cream

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Identity worked with an internationally recognized steakhouse to attract customers to its grand opening event by creating and managing its media VIP night and leveraging local media relationships to secure targeted visibility. As a result of its partnership with Identity, the restaurant was featured in two local newspapers and had 200 guests attend its event. 

     

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  • 17
    • Undisclosed
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Chicago, IL
    Beaman Incorporated is a public relations agency. They are based in Chicago, Illinois and have a small team that offers public relations, advertising, event marketing & planning, and media planning & buying. The firm was established in 1996.
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  • 18
    • $10,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Chicago, IL

    Advertising company Norton Agency is located in Chicago, Illinois. They provide advertising, marketing strategy, video production, web design, and more and were founded in 1989.

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  • 19
    • 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

    • Actelion
    • Anheuser-Busch
    • Bridgestone
    • Endo Pharmaceuticals

    Notable Project

    Bishop-McCann assisted with registration management and onsite logistics for the company’s annual client conference. They’ve helped with venue selection, arrangements for speakers, production, and more.

    "We're already planning to work with Bishop-McCann again for next year's program."

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  • 20
    • Undisclosed
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Crestwood, IL
    Fanning Communications, Inc. Is an advertising company founded in 2000. Based in Crestwood, Illinois, their small team provides advertising, branding, event marketing & planning, public relations, and more.
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  • 21

    Worked with XCA | Experiential Marketing & Creative?

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    • $5,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Chicago, IL
    XCA Creative Marketing is a branding company headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. The small team provides branding, event marketing & planning, advertising, direct marketing, and more. The firm was launched in 2022.
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  • 22
    • $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.

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  • 23
    • Undisclosed
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Chicago, IL
    Branding firm Avila Creative was launched in 2011. The small team provides branding, public relations, advertising, event marketing & planning, and more. The agency is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.
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  • 24
    • Undisclosed
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Palatine, IL
    Emblem Inc. Is an event marketing & planning company established in 2014. Based in Palatine, Illinois, their small team focuses on event marketing & planning, content marketing, and video production.
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  • 25
    • 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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  • 26
    • Undisclosed
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Chicago, IL
    NiKnack Marketing is a branding agency. Established in 2017, the team provides branding, event marketing & planning, logo, content marketing, and more. Their small company is Chicago, Illinois-based.
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