The Best Market Research agencies in The Windy City

Looking for a top market research company in Chicago?

Before you proceed with developing and marketing a new product or service, you need to make sure there is a viable market for success. The right market research company can help you with this process.

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

List of the Best Chicago Market Research agencies

  • 1

    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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  • 2

    MonogramGroup

    The Monogram Group is a branding agency based in Chicago. Founded in 1990, the team of 17 specializes in branding, market research, and advertising. They work with clients primarily in the financial services and manufacturing industries.

    Notable Project

    The Monogram Group worked on branding and marketing for a local hair salon. They updated branding and created a new logo and promotional materials. They also conducted market research and did a photo shoot, then distributed the new materials. The client was impressed with the results of the project.

    “The results were positive, and both the customers and franchises are happy with the new materials. They’re timeless, so we can use them for many years without looking old or outdated.” – Salon Owner, Hair Salon

    Former clients
    Geremarie
    Goldwind America
    Mintel
    Life Fitness
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.9
    4.9
    16 Clutch reviews
  • 3

    Conifer Research

    Conifer Research is a research and design agency that has been offering market research, UX/UI design, and business consulting services to their enterprise and mid-market clients in the consumer products, health care, and hospitality industries since 2001. Their team of 50 employees is based out of their office in Chicago.

    Notable Project

    Conifer Research recently worked on research and business planning for a sound company. They provided market research management and looked into an expansion initiative for the client. 

    “Their ability to think outside the box and be nimble stood out. They brainstormed and were involved in the work, which allowed them to find creative ways to get at the answers we wanted.” – Former Creative Director, Sound Company

    Former clients
    McDonalds
    Sonos
    PepsiCo
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 4

    Punchkick Interactive

    Punchkick Interactive is a digital development agency in Chicago that was founded in 2006. It has more than 30 employees and specializes in custom software development, UX/UI design, and mobile app development for enterprise and midmarket clients.

    Notable Project

    Punchkick Interactive created a website using WordPress for an insurance company. The site was built for mobile, but is as responsive as possible on all devices. The team started with research and consulting, then designed the UX design and performed some initial user testing. The client was very happy with the finished product, citing an increase in leads.

    "The website is a vehicle for driving leads to our doorstep. Also, the efficiencies on the backend save administrators considerable time." –Assistant VP of Marketing, Insurance Company

    Former clients
    Marriott
    PetSmart
    Home Credit
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.8
    4.8
    3 Clutch reviews
  • 5

    Hustlemore

    Hustlemore is a Chicago based marketing agency specializing in branding, digital strategy, and marketing strategy. They were founded in 2015 and have a team of 3 employees. They work with small business and midmarket clients in the consumer products, financial services, and healthcare industries. 

    Notable Project

    Hustlemore ran a marketing campaign for a Chicago based cryotherapy spa. They upgraded the client’s site, implementing branding, SEO best practices, and a consistent marketing plan to promote awareness of the client’s business. The client reported that their website has moved from page four or five of relevant google search results to page one, and that their business has increased commensurately. 

    “Hustlemore digs in deep and finds things that other companies don't.” – Co-Founder, Cryotherapy Spa
     

    Former clients
    Innovative Wellness Care
    Chicago Cannabis Alliance
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    3 Clutch reviews
  • 6

    Effective Marketing

    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.

    Notable Project

    Effective Marketing provided digital strategy solutions for a global design firm. Effective Marketing works with the firm as their digital media partner for almost all media placements. One of their projects resulted in a 16x ROAS with Effective Marketing’s help.

    “Effective Marketing produced all of the initial analysis and media buy recommendations for our client to consider.” - Account Director, Global Design Firm

    Former clients
    AMA
    Amlactin
    Banfield Pet Hospital
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    6 Clutch reviews
  • 7

    Pilot Solutions Group

    Pilot Solutions Group is a lead acceleration marketing and advertising agency founded in 2011 that offers market research, conversion optimization, and email marketing services to their small business, mid-market, and enterprise clients in the IT, business services, and advertising and marketing industries. Based in Chicago with another office in Kyiv, their team is made up of 50 employees. 

    Notable Project

    Pilot Solutions Group recently completed a Facebook ad campaign for a mentorship consultancy. They created ads and developed the digital strategy for that client in order to generate more leads and revenue for the client. This resulted in an increase in client sign ups and incoming client leads.

    “Within 6 weeks after the launch, we signed up 3 clients and are regularly receiving responses from prospects. They have the best workflow of anyone we've worked with.” - Co-Founder, Mentorship Consultancy

    Former clients
    TopRank Marketing
    Out Smart Team
    Our Mentors
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.8
    4.8
    5 Clutch reviews
  • 8

    Magnani - Out of Business

    Magnani is digital agency based in Chicago. Founded in 1985, Magnani's team of 34 employees provides UX/UI design, digital strategy, marketing strategy, and market research services for midmarket and enterprise businesses.

    Notable Project

    Magnani conducted market research to help a medical association's publishing arm help better understand its audience preferences. Magnani's research helped inform the association's marketing strategy projects, which they helped run through providing video production and web development services. Their work was impressive, according to the client. 

    "We were always impressed with their results and had very few edits on deliverables like site design prototypes. They took time to understand our business and the strategic drivers influencing our future direction. Our marketing team enjoyed working with them and were very impressed by the quality of their materials, especially the video content. It was a very positive experience overall." – Director of Journal Publishing, Medical Association

    Former clients
    Molina Healthcare
    @Properties
    CNA.com
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $50,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.9
    4.9
    9 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Telly Awards Silver (2017) , MarCom Awards Platinum Award (2016) , Communicator Award of Excellence (2011)

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