Our Top Picks

ArtVersion
ArtVersion
  • Consumer products & services
  • Education
  • Financial services
ArtVersion describes itself as an interdisciplinary team that works with companies all across the world. Based in Chicago, it can handle everything from print and website design to brand strategy and narrative storytelling. It has been in business since 1999 and works with startups, Fortune 500 companies, and more.

Its creative and collaborative approach to marketing makes it a good choice for brands in education, finance, and consumer products industries.

Summary

ArtVersion
ArtVersion
  • Starting Price
    • $150 - $199 / hr
  • Address
    10 S LaSalle, 2nd Floor, Chicago, IL 60603
  • Number of Employees
    10 - 49
  • Phone Number
    312-690-7000
  • Service Lines
    Branding
    Web Design
    UX/UI Design
Industry Focus
  • Consumer products & services
  • Education
  • Financial services
Bounteous
Bounteous
  • Advertising & marketing
Bounteous uses a “co-innovation” process, which includes steps, such as Critical Insights and Digital Flow, whichwill help your brand become more competitive in the marketplace. Its services include digital experience platforms, conversion optimization, customer engagement marketing, and more.

Bounteous was launched in 2003 and claims to have certifications in more than 200 industries. It also offers training sessions that can be customized for your team.

Summary

Bounteous
Bounteous
  • Starting Price
    • $150 - $199 / hr
  • Address
    4115 N. Ravenswood Avenue Suite 101 Chicago, IL 60613
  • Number of Employees
    50 - 249
  • Phone Number
    877-220-5862
  • Service Lines
    E-Commerce Development
    Web Design
    Web Development
Industry Focus
  • Advertising & marketing
Coming Of Age
Coming of Age
  • Advertising & marketing
  • Business services
  • Consumer products & services
Coming of Age calls itself the “50+ marketing agency” with a focus on marketing to seniors and baby boomers. It has worked with clients like AARP and Colonnade Senior Living and offers both online and offline services. You can hire them for print, radio, TV, and direct mail ads as well as SEO, web design, and social media.

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Coming Of Age
Coming of Age
  • Starting Price
    • $100 - $149 / hr
  • Address
    701 Warrenville Rd, Suite 200, Lisle, IL 60532
  • Number of Employees
    10 - 49
  • Phone Number
    630-462-7100
  • Service Lines
    Branding
    Advertising
    Digital Strategy
Industry Focus
  • Advertising & marketing
  • Business services
  • Consumer products & services
Digital Destination
Digital Destination
  • Advertising & marketing
  • Business services
  • Media
Digital Destination offers a wide range of digital marketing services, including live chat and email marketing, social media management, display advertising, and more. It will provide a free analysis of your business and competition, as well as a custom proposal, onboarding meeting, and monthly consulting calls, if you choose to hire them. Although it works with many industries, its primary focus is on lead generation.

Summary

Digital Destination
Digital Destination
  • Starting Price
    • $100 - $149 / hr
  • Address
    222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 1212, Chicago, IL 60654
  • Number of Employees
    10 - 49
  • Phone Number
    312-933-6806
  • Service Lines
    Advertising
    Social Media Marketing
    Search Engine Optimization
Industry Focus
  • Advertising & marketing
  • Business services
  • Media
Dom _ Tom
Dom & Tom, Inc.
  • Advertising & marketing
Dom & Tom offers digital marketing solutions like mobile app development and web development. It works with major brands like the NBA, Priceline, and General Electric as well as up-and-coming startups. It is a full-service agency and can work with you on every step of the process from strategy and prototyping to DevOps and hosting.

Summary

Dom _ Tom
Dom & Tom, Inc.
  • Starting Price
    • $150 - $199 / hr
  • Address
    625 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 1800 Chicago, IL 60611
  • Number of Employees
    50 - 249
  • Phone Number
    773-377-5585
  • Service Lines
    Mobile App Development
    Web Development
    UX/UI Design
Industry Focus
  • Advertising & marketing
Hangar 12
Hangar 12
  • Consumer products & services
Hanger 12 focuses on building “brand equity, loyalty, and sales,” with its customized digital media solutions. This includes display ads, social media management, contests and other promotions, and e-commerce strategies. Although it’s based in Chicago, its team works remotely and says that this allows it to get your campaign up and running quickly so that you can maintain momentum.

Summary

Hangar 12
Hangar 12
  • Starting Price
    • $100 - $149 / hr
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  • Address
    1608 S. Ashland Ave, STE 27332, Chicago, Illinois 60608
  • Number of Employees
    10 - 49
  • Phone Number
    312-870-9101
  • Service Lines
    Advertising
    Marketing Strategy
    Digital Strategy
Industry Focus
  • Consumer products & services
Harp Interactive
Harp Interactive
  • Health Care & Medical
  • Financial services
  • B2B
Harp Interactive is a flexible, full-service agency that can combine branding, SEO, web development, and more into a customized digital marketing package. It also provides market research and traditional marketing services, with a focus on brands in finance, healthcare, and related industries. Other services include video production like customer testimonials and animated explainer videos.

Summary

Harp Interactive
Harp Interactive
  • Starting Price
    • $150 - $199 / hr
  • Address
    555 Waters Edge, Suite #130, Lombard, IL 60148
  • Number of Employees
    10 - 49
  • Phone Number
    630-691-9500
  • Service Lines
    Pay Per Click
    Digital Strategy
    Advertising
Industry Focus
  • Health Care & Medical
  • Financial services
  • B2B
JJR Marketing Inc.
JJR Marketing Inc.
  • Advertising & marketing
JJR Marketing offers marketing, public relations, and creative services from its base in Chicago’s suburbs. Its areas of focus include manufacturing, aviation, tech, and nonprofit organizations. It also provides services for self-published authors who want to publish and market their own books. Its ideal clients are CEOs who want to build thought leadership in their industry and “create a legacy in the community.”

Summary

JJR Marketing Inc.
JJR Marketing Inc.
  • Starting Price
    • $150 - $199 / hr
  • Address
    2135 CityGate Lane, Suite 300 Naperville, IL 60563
  • Number of Employees
    10 - 49
  • Phone Number
    630-445-2333
  • Service Lines
    Public Relations
    Advertising
    Branding
Industry Focus
  • Advertising & marketing
MonogramGroup
MonogramGroup
  • Financial services
  • Manufacturing
  • Business services
MonogramGroup calls itself “intellectually curious” and “research driven” with a team that will work with you to find out what sets your brand apart. It works with local and global clients alike, including companies in manufacturing, finance, and professional services. Its services include brand invention, rebranding, and repositioning, with print advertising, digital marketing, and creative services all on the table.

Summary

MonogramGroup
MonogramGroup
  • Starting Price
    • $150 - $199 / hr
  • Address
    4001 N. Ravenswood Ave, Suite 501, Chicago, IL 60613
  • Number of Employees
    2 - 9
  • Phone Number
    312-286-4219
  • Service Lines
    Branding
    Market Research
    Advertising
Industry Focus
  • Financial services
  • Manufacturing
  • Business services
Motion-Agency
Motion Agency
  • Healthcare & medical
  • Nonprofit
  • Manufacturing
Motion, a certified woman-owned business, is an integrated marketing communications agency with deep capabilities in the areas of creative, digital, and public relations (PR). Its specialties include research and strategy, brand design, integrated campaign development, social media, content strategy and development, event marketing, and thought leadership. Motion focuses on delivering extraordinary brand experiences for clients across the healthcare, nonprofit, manufacturing, and business-to-business (B2B) industries.

Summary

Motion-Agency
Motion Agency
  • Starting Price
    • $150 - $199 / hr
  • Address
    325 N. LaSalle Dr. Ste 550 Chicago, IL 60654
  • Number of Employees
    50 - 249
  • Phone Number
    312-565-0044
  • Service Lines
    Research & strategy
    Branding
    Digital
    PR
Industry Focus
  • Healthcare & medical
  • Nonprofit
  • Manufacturing
PHMG
PHMG
  • Marketing & Advertising
PHMG focuses on audio branding services, including on-hold marketing, out-of-hours recordings, and business voicemails. It can help you make a connection with your customers over the telephone and greet your callers with news or other messages.

PHMG has offices in Chicago and New York City as well as international offices in Canada and the United Kingdom, giving them a global reach.

Summary

  • Starting Price
    • Contact for quote
  • Address
    Equitable Building, 401 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
  • Number of Employees
    501-1,000
  • Phone Number
    872-484-1601
  • Service Lines
    Audio Branding, On-Hold Marketing
Industry Focus
  • Marketing & Advertising
Pivot-Design-Inc
Pivot Design, Inc.
  • Advertising & marketing
Pivot Design is a woman-owned, independent agency in Chicago that helps companies with corporate rebranding, brand launches, and more. It provides strategy, planning, and branding services, as well as “omnichannel advertising,” including videos, events, trade shows, web development, and content management system (CMS) platform builds.

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Pivot-Design-Inc
Pivot Design, Inc.
  • Starting Price
    • $150 - $199 / hr
  • Address
    321 N Clark Street, Suite 600, Chicago, Illinois 60654
  • Number of Employees
    50 - 249
  • Phone Number
    855-447-4868
  • Service Lines
    Branding
    Graphic Design
    Logo
Industry Focus
  • Advertising & marketing
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Rise Interactive
  • Consumer Products (CPG, OEM, eCommerce Retail)
  • B2B
  • Consumer Services (Healthcare, Financial Services, Insurance, Home Services, Education)
Rise Interactive is a full-service digital marketing agency, helping leading brands drive better business outcomes with our proven approach to cross-channel media management and customer experience. Rise is the only performance marketing agency powered by Connex®, a cross-channel media optimization platform that enables our analytical marketers to invest each dollar where it will drive the greatest return.

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Rise Interactive
  • Starting Price
    • $150 - $199 / hr
  • Address
    One South Wacker Drive, Suite 300, Chicago, IL 60606
  • Number of Employees
    250 - 999
  • Phone Number
    312-281-9933
  • Service Lines
    Pay-per-click
    Search Engine Optimization
    Digital Strategy
    Digital Media Analytics
    Creative & Web Development
Industry Focus
  • Consumer Products (CPG, OEM, eCommerce Retail)
  • B2B
  • Consumer Services (Healthcare, Financial Services, Insurance, Home Services, Education)
Rule29
Rule29
  • Business services
  • Consumer products & services
  • Non-profit
Rule29 is a Certified B Corporation, which means they have a mission beyond simply maximizing revenue. It strives to balance “purpose and profit,” by focusing on green business practices and working with nonprofits like the Red Cross and UNICEF. Its services include branding and logo design, print collateral, and video production.

Summary

  • Starting Price
    • $150 - $199 / hr
  • Address
    501 Hamilton St, Geneva, IL 60134
  • Number of Employees
    10 - 49
  • Phone Number
    630-262-1009
  • Service Lines
    Branding
    Web Design
    Print Design
Industry Focus
  • Business services
  • Consumer products & services
  • Non-profit
SoMe Connect
SoMe Connect
  • Advertising & marketing
SoMe uses “quantitative data” to drive its marketing solutions, which includes branding and strategy, paid media services, content marketing, and more. It provides a mix of creative and analytical services by a team of “right and left-brained people.” It also links its work to revenue, so you’ll be able to track your ROI easily.

Summary

SoMe Connect
SoMe Connect
  • Starting Price
    • $150 - $199 / hr
  • Address
    845 W. Washington Blvd Floor 2 Chicago, IL 60607
  • Number of Employees
    10 - 49
  • Phone Number
    773-482-3830
  • Service Lines
    Social Media Marketing
    Search Engine Optimization
    Pay Per Click
Industry Focus
  • Advertising & marketing

How We Chose the Best Marketing and Advertising Agencies in Chicago

There are plenty of advertising and marketing agencies in Chicago, all offering their own combination of services. Trying to find the right one for your project can take some time, so we’ve evaluated dozens of services and narrowed them down based on three things: the service lines they provide, size of the company, and their area of focus.

Multiple Service Lines

Marketing strategies can vary widely, so we focused on firms that offer several different service lines. That way, if the scope of your project changes, or contains more than one approach, you’ll be able to get most of your needs met at the same agency.

Size of Firm

Choosing a large or small firm to work with is a big decision and both have their pros and cons. You’ll find firms of all sizes on our list because your preferences may vary based on the size of your own business and the level of service you want.

Industry Focus

We chose firms that have experience in a wide variety of industries because it’s a good idea to hire one that’s worked in your industry before. Some of these specialties include healthcare, real estate, legal, hospitality, and other industries.

Questions to Ask Marketing and Advertising Agencies

With so many advertising & marketing agencies in Chicago each offering similar features, it’s important to ask the right questions during your initial discovery call or demo. To help you make the right inquiries, we put together a downloadable list of questions to ask your prospective advertising & marketing agency.

Download the questions to ask Advertising & Marketing Agencies