The Best PPC Agencies in The Windy City

Looking for top PPC agency in Chicago?

PPC helps boost conversions and increases company revenue. However, running a campaign yourself can be extremely difficult and daunting.

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

List of the Best Chicago PPC Agencies

  • 1

    JumpFly

    JumpFly is a PPC management agency headquartered outside of Chicago in Elgin, IL. JumpFly designs, implements, and manages Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Amazon, and LinkedIn Advertising accounts for small and mid-market businesses. Founded in 1998, JumpFly now has a team of about 40 employees and over two decades of experience in the paid search industry.

    Notable Project

    A home decor retailer hired JumpFly to manage its paid search advertising strategy in the hopes of getting its products in front of a larger audience. The project focused on Google AdWords. The client was impressed with JumpFly’s communication and ability to handle any problems that arose quickly.

    “When we were with the other companies, we were spending a lot more, and we were getting less results. After a few months with them, they basically drove our costs down and our results up. It was incredible, and we were very happy.” – Web Development Manager, Home Decor Retailer

    Former clients
    Aston Martin
    1-800-Got-Junk?
    Lana Furniture
    WholeSale Patio Store
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.8
    4.8
    51 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Google Premier Partner since 2013, Search, Display, Video, and Shopping Specializations , Facebook Marketing Partner since 2019 , Snapchat Certified since 2019 , A+ BBB Rating since 2005

  • 2

    SCUBE Marketing

    SCUBE Marketing is an e-commerce marketing agency that specializes in PPC management and conversion rate optimization. Founded in 2009, SCUBE Marketing’s small team of fewer than 10 employees is based in Chicago and serves small and mid-market businesses.

    Notable Project

    SCUBE Marketing began working with a marketing communications firm to create client-focused PPC campaigns. The project involved creating ad copy, researching keywords, and collaborating with the client’s in-house marketing team on SEO initiatives.

    “Most of our clients are in a niche market, so it’s not something that comes naturally without being engaged in their industry. SCUBE wasn’t afraid to learn the vocabulary and lingo of various industrial industries, and they immersed themselves and approached the project as experts.” – Director of Digital Marketing, Marketing Communications Firm

    Former clients
    National Food Service Franchise
    National Litigation Firm
    National Online Education Company
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.9
    4.9
    16 Clutch reviews
  • 3

    Rise Interactive

    Digital marketing agency Rise Interactive is headquartered in Chicago. The team of nearly 275 employees specializes in SEO, PPC, social media, email, and content marketing. They were founded in 2004 and mostly work with businesses in the consumer products, healthcare, financial services, and retail industries.

    Notable Project

    An insurance and financial services company hired Rise Interactive to help attract new customers. The insurance company worked with a traditional marketing agency previously but was unhappy with the results. Rise Interactive created a paid search campaign and tracked progress for the insurance company. These efforts improved the insurance company's bidding process for paid search campaigns to ensure that results were getting better commensurate with budget increases.

    "Communication is very open, which benefits all sides. There’s a lot of trust in the relationship. They have a strong acumen and skill set for search, analytics, and measurement." – Integrated Media Manager, Insurance and Financial Services Company

    Former clients
    Atkins
    Pandora
    TransUnion
    Ulta Beauty
    American Egg Board
    Reynolds
    NorthShore
    SOS
    BrightStart
    Nicklaus Children's Hospital
    Country Financial
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group250 - 999 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.5
    4.5
    3 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Crain's Best Places to Work: 2018 Best Places to Work in Chicago , Kentico Site of the Year: Special Jury Awards , Hospital Marketing National Award Winner , Horizon Interactive Award Winner , WOMMY Awards 2017 , WebAwards 2016 , OMMA Awards , Digiday Signal Awards , Health Care IMPACT Awards , IMA Impact Awards , eHealthcare Awards , Client Advisor Awards , Ad Age Best Places to work , 101 and Best and Brightness Companies to work for , Built in Chicago Maxie Award , Chicago Tribune Top 100 Workplaces , Chicago Innovation Awards , Inc. 500/5000 , Crain's Fast 50 , ICIC Innner City 100 , Digiday Retail Awards , Shorty Awards Finalist , Creativity International Awards , CADM Tempo Awards , Crain's Tech 50 , Hermes Creative Awards , Internet Advertising Competition , Chicago's Best and Brightes Places to Work , Top 100 Digital Companies , Communicator Awards , AVA Digital Awards , Digiday Content Marketing Awards , CEO World Awards , Chicago Inno 50 on Fire , Digital Health Awards , Chicagolnno Coolest Companies , Online Marketing Institute Top 40 , Red Herring Global 100 , Techweek 100 , Globee Fastest Growing Company Awards , Stevie Awards , Consumer World Awards , Golden Brigde Awards , Flyover 50 Fastest Growing Companies , Optie Awards , BMA Tower Awards , The Agency Post Agency 100 , US Search Awards , The Landy Awards , The Drum Search Awards

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  • 4

    Perfect Search Media

    Perfect Search Media is a Chicago-based digital marketing agency. They specialize in paid search and social media advertising, SEO, remarketing, display, UX, design, and content. Perfect Search is a results-driven, remote company with teammates on every coast. They build custom strategies for clients across multiple industries, including education, software, associations, retail, and more.
     

    Notable Project

    Perfect Search Media expanded a higher learning institution’s reach and audience. They led a paid search marketing strategy from execution to implementation to maintenance.

    “They are flexible, and they act as an extension of the team. Their commitment to proving success via analytics and the bottom line was important to us.” – Co-Founder, Higher Learning Institution

    Former clients
    Stage Stores
    New York Film Academy
    CenturyLink
    Columbia University
    Dylan's Candy Bar
    Goodyear
    American Association of Dermatology
    Rubicon
    TCS Education System
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.8
    4.8
    12 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Inc. 5000 (2017) , Inc. Best Workplaces (2018) , Timmy Awards: Best Tech Work Culture Finalist (2018) , Interactive Marketing Awards: Small Interactive Marketing Agency (2019 Shortlisted) , MarCom: Gold Award Outstanding Display Advertising (2018)

  • 5

    Digital Third Coast

    Since its founding in 2007, Digital Third Coast Internet Marketing has established itself as a leading digital marketing agency in Chicago. The team of 16 specializes in SEO, PPC to enhance the inbound marketing of working with its small, mid-market, and enterprise clients.

    Notable Project

    A local Chicago pizza chain needed SEO for their new website. Digital Third Coast Marketing helped them with their SEO, link-building, and digital advertising to attract more visitors to the new website. Because of the new and optimized target key phrases, the client reported incredible results.

    “Our online traffic and interactions have increased, and online ordering rates are the highest we’ve ever seen.” – Digital Manager, Pizza Chain

    Former clients
    AccuRadio
    Kendall College
    Chicago Line Cruises
    Envista Forensics
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.9
    4.9
    35 Clutch reviews
  • 6

    BFO (Be Found Online)

    Founded in 2009 as a search agency, Be Found Online has since developed into a full-service digital marketing agency. Based in Chicago, the company also has locations in London and Singapore, with a total team of more than 70 people. BFO's main focus is on SEO and PPC, but it also does social media marketing, conversion optimization, and content marketing.

    Notable Project

    A large technology company wanted to improve its organic search results and hired BFO to help. BFO mainly worked on the company's SEO, including keywords and analytics, and helped out which web pages provided the highest value to the company.

    "The results speak for themselves. Our total traffic for all regions increased by 33% month over month with the help of BFO. We've gone up by 44% on a yearly basis, according to our June 2016 data." - Digital Manager, Technology Company

    Former clients
    Nissan
    StubHub
    White Castle
    Bai
    Motorola
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.7
    4.7
    9 Clutch reviews
  • 7

    Walker Sands

    Founded in 2001, Walker Sands is a full-service B2B marketing agency dedicated to each client's unique goals. From their offices in Chicago, San Francisco, or Seattle, Walker Sands' team of 135 has various areas of expertise, including SEO, web design, PPC, content marketing, and strategy. They also help clients with public relations, demand generation, branding, creative, marketing strategy, and web.

    Notable Project

    A SaaS company wanted to differentiate itself as a modern technology brand, improve web performance, and support demand generation efforts. Walker Sands executed a brand refresh, website redesign, and other digital marketing initiatives, ultimately increasing web traffic and conversions.

    "Their ability to understand and adapt to their client is outstanding...they are the whole package—smart, creative, hard-working, technical, strategic, and genuinely nice." – Senior Director of Digital Marketing, SaaS company

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

    Undisclosed

    group50 - 249 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.8
    4.8
    9 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Inc. 5000 , PRovoke #1 Best Midsize Agency to Work For , AVA Digital Platinum Award Winner , Hermes Creative Gold Award Winner

  • 8

    True Interactive (Formerly KeywordFirst)

    Based in Schaumburg, Ill., True Interactive is a digital marketing agency that specializes in PPC, digital strategy and social media marketing. Founded in 2005, True Interactive has experience in working with different social media platforms such as Facebook Advertising, Twitter Advertising, Instagram Advertising and LinkedIn Advertising. 

    Notable Project

    True Interactive helped a home improvement company engage more consumers, drive sales and generate traffic by managing advertisements and content creation on Facebook and targetting Google, Yahoo, and Bing for SEM campaigns. As a result of its partnership with True Interactive, the home improvement company's website leads nearly doubled. 

    "It's been nice to know that we can have a partner that will adapt to us and not charge extra for every little item." - Director of Digital Marketing, Home Improvement Company 

    Former clients
    Suddenlink Communications
    United Airlines
    Business Outfitters by Lands' End
    Blackhawk Network
    diamondLife
    Pond5
    Optimum
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Schaumburg, IL
    4.4
    4.4
    7 Clutch reviews
  • 9

    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 $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.9
    4.9
    7 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    2016 Inc. 5000 list

  • 10

    Youtech

    Youtech & Associates is an Illinois-based digital marketing and development agency founded in 2002. The approximately 40-member team specializes in web design, digital strategy, software development, and advertising. 

    Notable Project

    A health insurance company hired Youtech & Associates to build and host their websites and to facilitate the creation of its new website after it renamed the company. Youtech & Associates also helped the company with SEO. The client has experienced increases in their site traffic and its domain authority since Youtech & Associates worked with the website's layout and design.

    "They are excellent. Youtech has been good at communicating with us consistently each week. This keeps us on track as far as a schedule goes. They make sure we’re getting things done when they need to be finished." – Manager, Health Insurance Company

    Former clients
    Village of Lyons
    Hundman Wealth
    Phantom Weights
    Dressander
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Naperville, IL
    4.8
    4.8
    21 Clutch reviews
  • 11

    AgencyPPC

    AgencyPPC is located in Northbrook, IL. with notable clients across the U.S. They were founded in 2014, and provide high-impact Pay-Per-Click Management, SEO, conversion rate optimization, and high-converting website/landing page design.

    Notable Project

    AgencyPPC provides SEO and PPC support and resource to a growth marketing agency's client engagements. They create and manage PPC accounts, lead keyword research, and make recommendations. Their keyword recommendations have been very valuable to the client.

    "Their keyword recommendations led to a 40% lift in organic traffic year-over-year within the first four months." –Owner & CEO, Growth Marketing Agency

    Former clients
    Jimmy the Plumber
    Done With Pride
    Chicago Limo Company
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Northbrook, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    7 Clutch reviews
  • 12

    OneIMS.com

    Founded in 2006, OneIMS is a results-driven digital marketing firm in Chicago. Its team of more than 30 manages the inbound marketing process for its clients, with special emphasis on SEO, PPC, digital strategy, conversion optimization, and content marketing. 

    Notable Project

    A small flooring company tried SEO before with discouraging results, but OneIMS completely changed the company's strategy, increasing results with PPC campaigns, social media marketing, copywriting, and blog posts. 

    "They have brought us from zero inbound marketing through our website to beating all of our competition in terms of keyword searches and website traffic and just about every metric you can imagine." - Marketing Associate, Flooring Company

    Former clients
    Samsung
    Costco
    Sears
    Kmart
    Salesforce
    Heinz
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.8
    4.8
    11 Clutch reviews
  • 13

    Best PPC Marketing

    Best PPC Marketing is a PPC marketing agency headquartered in Chicago, with an office in Boston. Best PPC Marketing specializes in PPC services. A team of fewer than 9, Best PPC Marketing works with businesses of all sizes.

    Notable Project

    Best PPC Marketing helped a digital media agency attract more customers and improve online visibility by standardizing communications and PPC advertising across a national chain of facilities. Best PPC Marketing also wrote innovative ad copy. As a result of its partnership with Best PPC Marketing, the digital media agency's conversions increased by 250% and it attracted 25% more leads. 

    "Best PPC Marketing is easy to collaborate with and one of the best PPC teams I've come across in a long time." - Owner, Digital Media Agency 

    Former clients
    SellerCrowd
    WEBVOIS
    CourseStorm
    Inc.
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.9
    4.9
    7 Clutch reviews
  • 14

    Straight North

    Formed in 1997, Straight North is a full-service internet marketing company specializing in SEO, PPC, website design and development, email marketing, and graphic design. With 100+ full-time, in-house employees, they help B2B and B2C companies of all sizes generate sales leads and e-commerce revenue in the lucrative but highly competitive online marketing space. They offer a collaborative business style, technical expertise, deep experience in multiple verticals, team-based campaign execution, transparent reporting, and an unwavering focus on maximizing their clients' ROI.

    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
    XO Communications
    MLS (Major League Soccer)
    Chicago Bears
    Daily Herald
    CrowdStrike
    Hub Group
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group50 - 249 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.7
    4.7
    104 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Inc. 5000 (2015, 2016, 2017) , Google Premier Partner

  • 15

    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+
    group250 - 999 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.8
    4.8
    3 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Google Premier Partner

  • 16

    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 $25,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.9
    4.9
    12 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    W3 Awards , Davey Awards

  • 17

    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+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    22 Clutch reviews
  • 18

    Lever Interactive

    Digital marketing agency Lever Interactive is based in Lisle, Ill. Since 2006, their team of 29 specializes in SEO, PPC, social media marketing, digital strategy, and mobile app marketing. Lever Interactive works with different clients in various industries such as retail, education, and consumer products. 

    Notable Project

    Lever Interactive handles all the marketing for an airport parking service. Their work includes SEO, PPC, updating their website's user experience and running social media. As a result of their work, online bookings have increased. The client prides Lever Interactive on their professionalism and responsiveness. 

    "We’ve seen an increase in online bookings. Our overall experience has been positive and we’re going to continue using their services."- Marketing Officer, Airport Parking Service

    Former clients
    Home Depot
    Toro
    Chevrolet
    Northwestern College
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.5
    4.5
    3 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    CIMA Star Awards Finalist (2015)

  • 19

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

    10 Best Design: Leading SEO Web Design Companies

  • 20

    Marcel Digital

    Located in Chicago, Ill., Marcel Digital is a digital marketing and web development agency that has been assisting clients since 2003. Their team of 30 specialize in SEO, web development, and PPC.Marcel Digital's efforts resulted in measurable growth, including increased online orders, contact form submissions, and newsletter signups. 

    Notable Project

    A clothing manufacturer hired Marcel Digital with the goal of increasing organic traffic to their website. improved the SEO for a clothing manufacturer based in Milwaukee. The agency audited their website to help them find ways to increase their traffic.

    "They [Marcel Digital] are well versed in weekly changes with Google, which I think provides a great advantage." - Director of Digital and Web, Clothing Manufacturer and Marketer

    Former clients
    Herbalife<strong>
    </strong>Johns Hopkins Medical Center
    Lennox
    HUB International
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.7
    4.7
    3 Clutch reviews
  • 21

    SoMe Connect

    This Chicago-based digital marketing agency was founded in 2012. This 40-person team specializes in web design, social media marketing, and SEO, with additional capabilities in graphic design, content marketing, and digital strategy.

    Notable Project

    A dining & entertainment venue needed an agency to guide it through the marketing process. SoMe Connect helped with the company's SEO strategy, reworking content on its website and creating PPC campaigns, which resulted in a 200% increase in leads and 20% increase in bookings. 

    "SoMe went far and above any agency I have worked with. They were ready to stop by whenever our owner needed clarification or wanted to meet face to face with them ...They were always willing to do what it took to make our team feel at ease and help us understand that if you did need to do something last minute, they were always very responsive and on the ball with that." - Marketing Director, Dining & Entertainment Venue

    Former clients
    Yum! Brands
    Potbelly
    Famous Dave's
    Apollo Education Group
    TransUnion
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    9 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Omma Awards: 2016 Online Marketing Finalist in Restaurants

  • 22

    Accelerated Digital Media

    Accelerated Digital Media is a Chicago-based marketing firm founded in 2017 with fewer than 10 experts. They specialize in digital strategy, social media marketing, and SEO solutions for small and mid-market firms in the fields of e-commerce, consumer products, and more.

    Notable Project

    Accelerated Digital Media ran Google Ad campaigns for a global wireless company. The company needed a partner that could market their business in an effort to scale it. Accelerated Digital Media helped increase the company’s conversion rate by 15%.

    “I never felt like I was one of 100 clients, the emails and meetings were all on time.” - Director of Global Marketing & E-Commerce, Global Wireless Company

    Former clients
    Nurx
    AutoAnything
    CarCoverUSA
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.9
    4.9
    15 Clutch reviews
  • 23

    Arcalea

    Digital agency Arcalea was founded in 2015 and has offices in Chicago, Charlotte, N.C., Denver, and Indianapolis. Its team of 12 helps clients with web development, SEO, email marketing, content marketing, web design, and PPC.

    Notable Project

    A jewelry company hired Arcalea to help with its rebranding efforts. Arcalea helped the company find its target audience by helping with A/B testing, digital marketing, and PPC management. The company's total user count has gone up by more than 200%.

    "I found their depth of knowledge about how customers approach products to be enlightening. I was impressed with the overall professionalism and responsiveness of the team. If they didn’t have an answer immediately, they made sure to deliver one later on." - President, Jewelry Company

    Former clients
    Dell
    Discover Financial Services
    The University of Chicago
    Level Office
    ConceiveAbilities
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.9
    4.9
    5 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    MarCom Awards: 2017 Gold Winner , AVA: 2017 Search Marketing Platinum Award, , AVA: 2017 Design & Digital Gold Award

  • 24

    Webmaxed

    Webmaxed is an SEO service provider, founded in 2010 and based in Ahmedabad, India. The team of under 50 specializes in SEO, digital strategy, and PPC.

    Notable Project

    Webmaxed provided digital marketing support for a development company. They developed digital marketing, social media, and SEO keyword strategies. They also built PPC and email marketing campaigns. The client was impressed with the increase in website traffic as a result of the project.

    “They’ve improved our keyword rankings a lot, which has ultimately increased traffic. Before the engagement, we had 100–200 website visitors. After I hired Webmaxed, the numbers increased to 350–400 on average, and rose beyond that during special events.” – CEO, Development Company

    Former clients
    Styloko
    Extole
    G1X
    Cleartrip
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group50 - 249 Employees
    place Hanover Park, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    7 Clutch reviews
  • 25

    Oh 1 Media

    Oh 1 Media is a digital advertising company based in Chicago. The company, founded in 2018, has a team of less than ten that provides social media marketing, PPC, and mobile & app marketing services to small and midmarket companies and organizations.

    Notable Project

    A financial services company hired Oh 1 Media to help it attract customers digitally through paid search advertising, teaching the internal teams about UX, and managing its advertising campaigns. Because of this engagement, the company now gets about one-fourth of its originations digitally from zero.

    "They were very deliverable-oriented and conscious of our budget." - CFO, Financial Services Company 

    Former clients
    Mugsy Jeans
    JiMMY! Bars
    Curry Up Now
    National Healthcare Provider Solutions
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    8 Clutch reviews
  • 26

    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 $5,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    10 Clutch reviews
  • 27

    Alpha Efficiency

    Alpha Efficiency is a technology, marketing, and lifestyle digital magazine as well as a digital solutions agency based in Chicago. The agency, founded in 2010, has a team of more than ten that provides web development, web design, PPC, UX/UI design, and conversion optimization services to various businesses.

    Notable Project

    A law firm hired Alpha Efficiency to improve its digital presence through web design, SEO, improving on-page organization to boost performance, and targeting specific keywords through blogs and other methods. Alpha Efficiency's services made the website look and work better based on user feedback.

    "They were more than committed to delivering a product that we were excited about in the end." - Principal Attorney, law firm    

    Former clients
    Aeriform Cinema
    Surge Strength
    Skydan Equity
    Infinity Aviation
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.9
    4.9
    9 Clutch reviews
  • 28

    Simple Machines Marketing

    Simple Machines Marketing is a Chicago-based marketing company founded in 2012. Their 9-person team offers services in digital strategy, marketing strategy, content marketing, and more.
     

    Notable Project

    Simple Machines developed a marketing strategy for a printing company. They researched suitable keywords, improved the effectiveness of email blasts and Google, and redesigned the client’s website. The client appreciates the increased website traffic and positive feedback as a result of the company’s work.

    “I thought they did a great job. I worked with 4 to 5 different people from their team who were extremely responsive.” – Business Manager, Printing Company 
     

    Former clients
    ACOEP
    BFC
    United Methodist Healthcare Recruitment
    AAA Pool Service
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $50,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.9
    4.9
    8 Clutch reviews
  • 29

    Charmac

    Charmac is a Chicago-based agency founded in 2015. Managed by more than two people, they are experts in PPC ads, conversion optimization, and digital strategy for small and medium-sized businesses in the field of consumer products.

    Notable Project

    Charmac assisted a seasoning company with their e-commerce needs. Charmac handled Amazon e-commerce for the company’s products, including photos, advertising, and more. Sales have been growing as a result of this partnership.

    “They’re very good about communication. We use phone and email to keep in touch.” - CEO, Seasoning Company

    Former clients
    Rockit Snacks
    Paleo Powder Seasonings
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
  • 30

    Fresh Design Studio

    Fresh Design Studio is based in Chicago and was founded in 2009. The digital agency and its team of 14 are experts in web design and development, SEO, e-commerce development, and PPC. Fresh Design Studio works in various industries such as real estate, financial services, and consumer products. 

    Notable Project

    Fresh Design Studio redesigned a website and helped create a brand identity for a men's lifestyle brand. The digital branding was done through social media. The work has received positive feedback and the client prides Fresh Design Studio on their open communication.

    "We had a different design direction in the beginning but switched halfway through. Even with such an abrupt change, Fresh Design was still able to deliver within the timeline. I don’t know if anyone else could’ve done it that quickly."- Creative Director, Men's Lifestyle Brand

    Former clients
    Hyatt Place Hotel
    The University of Illinois
    Floating World Gallery
    Nerd Coach
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    4 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Chicago Innovation Awards , Awwwards Nominee , CSS Design Award

  • 31

    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 - 9 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.9
    4.9
    11 Clutch reviews
  • 32

    Ethervision

    Ethervision is a Chicago-based mobile app boutique. A handful of their projects were App Store originals back in 2008, and they have developed 180+ apps since. The company has 4 employees, and they focus on mobile app development, UX/UI design, and wearable app development.

    Notable Project

    Ethervision created an app for a safety consulting company that tests products for safety standards. They created apps for both iOS and Android. They also created the illustrations that demonstrated the safety requirements and standards.

    “Ethervision was quick to respond. They had specific personnel for specific jobs. It made it easy to know who things should go to.” – Project Manager, Safety Consulting Company

    Former clients
    AON
    Pacific Life
    Chicago Tribune
    Whirlpool
    Maurice Sporting Goods
    Harman/Kardon
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.8
    4.8
    13 Clutch reviews
  • 33

    Yakkety Yak Marketing

    Chicago based advertising agency, Yakkety Yak has a team of 14 that produces content marketing, web design, digital strategy, SEO, PPC, and social media marketing strategies for mid market and enterprise clients. They typically partner with businesses in the health care, business services, and non-profit industries. 

    Notable Project

    Yakkety Yak partnered with a non-profit organization to run a national campaign and manage the client’s digital presence. They provided content for all marketing initiatives, preformed A/B testing on advertisements, and executed the campaign. The project was successful and the client is now receiving over 600,000 hits monthly. 

    “I thoroughly enjoyed working with the entire Yakkety Yak team. They deliver on time, under budget and as promised. Their level of professionalism made the entire project a very pleasant experience.” –– CEO, Public Relations Firm

    Former clients
    American Migraine Foundation
    World Federation of Neurology
    Global Patient Advocacy Coalition
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.9
    4.9
    10 Clutch reviews
  • 34

    KAT

    KAT is a Chicago-based marketing agency founded in 2020. With a team of more than 10 experts, they deliver SEO solutions, PPC ads, and social media marketing solutions for small businesses in the industries of legal services, e-commerce, and health care.
     

    Notable Project

    KAT provided web dev and marketing services for a law firm. The firm needed a website and accompanying online marketing for it to increase their presence. KAT helped the firm gain many more inquiries than they’ve gotten before in years.

    “They are easy to work with and we’ve been very pleased. They send us monthly reports and are very detailed in their work. “ - Partner, Law Firm
     

    Former clients
    Abramovitch Blalock & McKinnon LLC
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 35

    Popskull

    Popskull is an advertising agency located in Chicago. Since 2009, their team of fewer than 10 work with small businesses. They specialize in advertising, social media marketing, and PPC. 

    Notable Project

    Popskull completed the design of a transportation app. The agency also helped with advertising that would increase awareness of the app. They were responsible for the creative direction of the application.

    "They have been open to all feedback, changing their procedures, and digging in to make sure we are achieving what we need to do." — Marketing Manager, Transportation App

    Former clients
    SkinnyPop
    Tramontina
    Stolen Rum
    Devil Dawgs
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    4 Clutch reviews
  • 36

    Data Nerd Digital

    Data Nerd Digital is a freelance Chicago-based digital marketing agency founded in 2017. They specialize in social media marketing and PPC ads for small businesses that work in the industries of business services, consumer products, and e-commerce.

    Notable Project

    Data Nerd Digital provided marketing assistance to a workplace engagement tool company. The company needed someone to handle their digital marketing campaigns. The campaigns resulted in conversions.

    “Excellent. The success of the project can be attributed to our collaboration.” - Co-Founder, Workplace Engagement Tool Company

    Former clients
    ThirdSpace
    Cortado
    CultureCon
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    groupFreelancer Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 37

    Zen Anchor Digital

    Zen Anchor Digital is an SEO, SMM, and PPC agency based in Chicago. Founded in 2013, their team of around three employees specializes in serving health, education, and insurance companies.

    Notable Project

    Since 2013, the team has been handling Google Ads, Facebook advertising, and lead nurturing campaigns fora marketing agency. Their effective project management and expertise have yielded impressive cost-per-lead and quality lead volume throughout.

    Former clients
    Aligned Modern Health
    Metis
    Integrative Nutrition
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 38

    120/80

    120/80 is a PPC company based in Evanston, Ill. Founded in 2019, this company has two employees. Services offered by 120/80 include PPC, email marketing, and SEO for small to mid-sized companies, specifically focusing on sectors like healthcare, business services, manufacturing, and in-home services.

    Notable Project

    120/80 provided PPC and consulting services for a wedding videography company. They made use of Google Ads and focused advertising, along with SEO strategies in order to boost the client's online profile. The client reported twice as much revenue and three times as much web traffic.

    "We tripled our traffic and doubled our revenue at that time." - CEO, Wedding Videography Company

    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Evanston, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    6 Clutch reviews
  • 39

    March Media Chicago

    March Media Chicago is a digital marketing agency headquartered in Chicago. Founded in 2014, they have about 10 employees that work with small businesses across industries such as advertising and marketing, arts, entertainment, and music. They specialize in branding, SEO, PPC, digital strategy, and social media marketing.

    Notable Project

    March Media Chicago redesigned the website for a maintenance company and handled its SEO and SEM. They monitored their clients' direct competitors and created reports on a weekly basis. As of June 2016, the maintenance company's ROI has more than doubled and the amount of calls it receives has increased.

    "March Media Chicago has done anything and everything possible in order to help us succeed." – Operations Coordinator, Plumbing Business 

    Former clients
    Suma Robata Bar
    Mongol Group Construction
    Buddy's Parking
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    3 Clutch reviews
  • 40

    Origin, LLC

    Origin, LLC is a full-service marketing communications agency headquartered in Evanston, Illinois. Established in 2005, they have around 10 employees that specialize in web design, branding, graphic design, SEO, PPC, media planning and buying, and logo creation.

    Notable Project

    Origin, LLC oversaw a rebranding and marketing strategy for a pest control firm that targeted new demographics. They updated the client's visuals, redesigned their logo, and changed the colors to increase brand recognition. The firm doubled in size, provided services to five Midwestern states, and became the 32nd largest pest control company in the nation. 

    "Origin, LLC's integrity and willingness to think critically about a project separates it from other agencies." – President, Pest Control Firm 

    Former clients
    JobGiraffe
    Graphic Solutions Group
    Mather LifeWays
    Lakland Guitars
    Hanson Musical Instruments
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Evanston, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
  • 41

    Digital Destination

    Digital Destination is a full-service internet market agency based in Chicago. The agency, founded in 2015, is a team of less than ten that provides advertising, social media marketing, SEO, PPC, and web design services to various companies.

    Notable Project

    Digital Destination was hired by a Services Company to grow the Company's customer base by providing PPC on Google, Yahoo, and Bing. Digital Destination was able to grow the customer base through its effective workflow. 

    "Very effective." - Marketing, Services Company

    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 42

    Hyperlocal Inc.

    Hyperlocal Inc. is a Chicago-based digital marketing agency founded in 2013. With a small team of 3 employees, they provide content marketing, digital strategy, and social media marketing to their clients. 

    Notable Project

    Hyperlocal Inc. provided a variety of digital marketing and advertising services for a consumer products company. They also set up CRM and provided consulting services for the client. At the conclusion of the project, the client saw a spike in website traffic, ultimately leading to an increase in sales. 

    “Jan - Apr 2019 we had over 50% more hits on the website and 80% more incoming leads. Our sales are up as well.” – Owner, Consumer Products Company
     

    Former clients
    Chicago Roof Deck + Garden
    TBS Properties
    Power Tower Inc.
    Synlawn
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    3 Clutch reviews
  • 43

    Barbauld Agency

    Based in Valparaiso, Ind., Barbauld Agency is a marketing agency serving small and midmarket businesses across a range of industries. Their team of fewer than 10 provides marketing and digital strategy, advertising, social media marketing, and web design services. They were founded in 2009.

    Notable Project

    Barbauld Agency provided website design and upkeep services for an asphalt and paving company. They're responsible for website updates and the company's PPC campaign management. The team has demonstrated an exemplary quality of work, delivering tangible results. 

    "Their turnaround time is quick and we’ve seen more web inquiries too. We’re just starting to track where our inquiries are coming from. Our conversions are also up slightly." — Sales, Asphalt & Paving Company

    Former clients
    Von Tobel
    Heinold & Feller
    VisionPoint
    Trailer Transit
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Valparaiso, IN
    5.0
    5.0
    9 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Summit International Awards in Marketing Effectiveness , DotComm Awards in Web Design , SIA Awards in Graphic Design , AVA Digital Awards in Radio Ads

  • 44

    LyteYear

    Chicago digital marketing agency LyteYear Group was founded in 2017. LyteYear Group's team of 3 specializes in SEO, PPC, social media marketing, digital strategy, and mobile and app marketing.

    Notable Project

    A health tech startup needed help executing its digital strategy. LyteYear managed and redesigned the company's AdWords campaigns and helped with its content, meta tags, and physical layout for SEO. With LyteYear's work, the company's SEO performance improved by 15%.

    "We were impressed by their depth and breadth of knowledge and expertise, together with their willingness to be nimble and move quickly, and their business acumen to create and envision experiments that are tied to strategy...We’re in the business of smart experiments, and we’re getting that for sure. We’re in a good spot." - CEO, Healthtech Startup

    Former clients
    Analyte Health
    NextME
    Outcome Health
    Remote Year
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    10 Clutch reviews
  • 45

    Yellow Box

    Yellow Box is a digital agency founded in 2010 with fewer than 50 employees. They offer digital strategy, email marketing, and web development solutions from their office in Chicago. They work primarily with small and medium-sized businesses.

    Notable Project

    Yellow Box provided content marketing services for a tech startup. The startup needed to spread awareness of their business. Yellow Box has significantly improved the startup’s digital presence, with videos garnering tens of thousands of views on social media.

    “It has been so successful.” - Founder & CEO, Tech Start-Up

    Former clients
    SchoolSparrow
    Aristocrat Plastic Surgery & MedAesthetics
    THE 4 MORES℠
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    5 Clutch reviews
  • 46

    dNovo Group

    dNovo Group is a digital marketing agency founded in Toronto with more than 10 members. They specialize in web design, SEO, and PPC solutions for small and mid-market firms in the fields of legal services, health care, and more.

    Notable Project

    dNovo Group provided digital marketing services for a home appliance store. The goal was to increase exposure for the store. dNovo Group was able to provide positive results for the store in a short time period.

    “They’re pretty fast with a lot of things, including content creations and implementing minor updates to the site.” - COO, Home Appliance Store

    Former clients
    Grillo Law Personal Injury Lawyers
    Stacey Ball Employment Lawyer
    Matthew Jeffery Immigration Lawyer
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    5 Clutch reviews
  • 47

    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
  • 48

    GainTap

    GainTap is a web marketing team based in Chicago. The one-person company was founded in 2015 and offers digital strategy, conversion optimization, and advertising services to businesses in business services, health care, and transportation.

    Notable Project

    GainTap supplied SEO and SEM services to a management consulting firm. They audited the client's website, optimized key pages, fixed the navigation, and gave a strategy for future improvements. The client saw significant growth in the number of visitors and leads as a result of GainTap's efforts.

    "GainTap does an excellent job. They're extremely responsive." – President, Management Consulting Firm

    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 49

    Digital Marketing Gorillas

    Located in Aurora, Ill., Digital Marketing Gorillas was founded in 2019. Their team of fewer than 10 serves clients in the business services, legal, and hospitality industries. Services include SEO, PPC, social media marketing, web design, web development, and more. 

    Notable Project

    Digital Marketing Gorillas provided digital marketing services for an event planning company. The team worked to establish the company on the web, leveraging SEO and other strategies. Their services exceeded expectations.

    "We’ve seen a significant increase in clients since working with Digital Marketing Gorillas." — Co-Founder, Event Planning Company

    Former clients
    Eola Dental
    Go La La Land
    Prestigious Perfection
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Aurora, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
  • 50

    MA team Marketing Agency

    MA team Marketing Agency is a marketing firm based in Chicago with more than two professionals. Since 2016, they have offered social media marketing, web design, and graphic design solutions for clients in the fields of arts, business services, and consumer products.

    Notable Project

    MA team Marketing Agency designed a website for a dental company. MA team Marketing Agency also provided relevant marketing assistance to boost the site’s presence. The site was met with positive feedback.

    “Highly effective.” - Owner, Dental Company

    Former clients
    Brongus
    BIA Group
    Digitel
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
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