Top 20 Digital Marketing Agencies in Illinois

It’s time to dive into the next location, and today we’re reviewing Illinois’ top digital marketing agencies. Much like New York, the large majority of agencies are located in one city. In this case, that city is Chicago. Let’s see what the Windy City has to offer!

Angle180

141 W Jackson Blvd.

“Our team of experienced designers, engineers and marketers is committed to creating value added solutions for all of our customers.”

What they offer includes:

  • Web design/UX
  • Web development
  • eCommerce
  • Performance marketing
  • Magazine design
  • Relationships

Brands they’ve worked with include: TechGen Media Group, A City Suburban Service, Basic Power Unit, SomeTennis, CoastChef, Pet Check Technology, Cosmos Holdings, Retail Velocity

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Bright Bright Great

4131 W Belmont Ave. D

“We are a multi-disciplinary design, strategy & technology agency.”

What they offer includes:

  • Brand strategy and positioning
  • UX/UI
  • Photography and videography
  • Campaign creation
  • Email marketing
  • SEO

Brands they’ve worked with include: McDonald’s, Crayola, Cards Against Humanity, Orbitz, Nike, French American Chamber of Commerce, Hostess, Argo Tea, Weapons of Mass Creation

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Chicago Digital

1512 N Fremont St., Suite 202

“Chicago Digital is a web agency propelling businesses forward through results-driven websites and online strategies. With a long history of building cutting-edge, professional websites, Chicago Digital delivers solutions that reflect your brand and support your business goals.”

What they offer includes:

  • Web design
  • Website development
  • API integrations
  • App development
  • SEO
  • PPC advertising

Brands they’ve worked with include: Entrenuity, Belle & Whistle, Westfield Labs, Amaxra, The Cultivator, Suicide Prevention Coalition, Antigo Construction, Wildlife Waystation, Mfive Chicago

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Cosette

30 N Racine Ave.

“At the heart of every journey is the power to shake things up.”

What they offer includes:

  • Apps and digital platform development
  • Digital production
  • Media planning, buying, and analytics
  • Brand positioning
  • Social media
  • Sponsorship and events

Brands they’ve worked with include: McDonald’s, Aeroplan, SickKids Foundation, Home Depot, General Mills, General Motors, Royal Canadian Mint, Egg Farmers of Canada, University of British Columba

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Devvela

222 W Ontario St., Suite 501

“At Devvela, we implement the boldest ideas. Established in 2007, the core team has grown to over 30 people across two continents, with offices in Chicago, Tallinn, and Yekaterinburg. Entrepreneurs come to use with ideas and leave happy just to get back for upgrades later. All because we are entrepreneurs too!”

What they offer includes:

  • Mobile development
  • Custom web tools
  • Cloud development
  • Web design and development
  • Branding and logo design
  • Mobile interface design
  • Interface design
  • Complex web startups

Brands they’ve worked with include: Chihuly Workshop, Euro Sitters, CanaryNotes, Player’s Health, DataKrat, Rutube, North Suburban Limousine, Chicago Electric Boat Company

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DOM & TOM

625 N Michigan Ave., Suite 1800

“With industry experience and proven research methodologies, we provide our clients with the insights needed to develop a clear strategy for success.”

What they offer includes:

  • Research and discovery
  • UX strategy and design
  • Engineering
  • QA and deployment

Brands they’ve worked with include: FitchRatings, GE, Hearst. Dignity Health, AARP, Citi Bank, Priceline.com, Private WiFi, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Conde Nast

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envisionit

130 E Randolph St., Suite 1600

“Our clients deserve successful digital campaigns, breakthrough creative ideas and powerful digital experiences that connect with their audiences on a human level. But those are just the results. Along the way, our clients deserve the best agency experience they’ve ever had.”

What they offer includes:

  • Brand strategy and positioning
  • Logo design
  • Content development
  • Local search and paid search
  • Content marketing
  • Analytics and reporting
  • SEO
  • Software development

Brands they’ve worked with include: Toyota, Choose Chicago, Baxter, Home Run Inn, PayPal, Notion, Braintree, Kaplan, Entertainment Cruises, Kellogg’s, Chicagoland Speedway

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Ethervision

401 N Michigan Ave.

“From our very first meeting, we listen to your mobile vision then ask you the right questions and foster discussion to help you shape and define the core offering of your application. Our deep rooted experience translates to a best-in-class final product for your company.”

What they offer includes:

  • Mobile application development
  • Website development
  • Cloud and database integration
  • UX and UI
  • Custom design
  • SEO
  • PPC

Brands they’ve worked with include: AON Hewitt, Pacific Life, Maurice Sporting Goods, Whirlpool, Chicago Tribune, RC Plane 2, Midwest Tankermen, Kerry, Federal Alliance for Safe Homes

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Magnani Continuum Marketing

200 S Michigan Ave., Suite 500

“We know you have unique challenges and goals. That’s why we structure our relationship based on what suits you best, not what’s in our best interest to sell. For some clients, this means providing a full turnkey solution form ideation through execution. For others, it means working on select projects in support of existing brand initiatives. We’re here to help build your brand in a way that promotes your sales, and your bottom line. It’s just that simple.”

What they offer includes:

  • Brand development and activation
  • Content strategy and development
  • Internal communications
  • Marketing communications
  • Social media and public relations
  • Marketing strategy and planning
  • Research

Brands they’ve worked with include: AARP, Siemens, Molina Healthcare, Wrigley, Marriott international, CME Group, CAN, @properties

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Manning Digital

115 N Morgan St.

“Simple is hard. Simplicity is years of experience in creating successful, cost-effective digital solutions. Simple is knowing how to develop campaigns that resonate with audiences at an emotional level. Simple is doing only that which is necessary and nothing else. Simple is delivering honest work that exceeds our clients expectations. At Manning Digital we focus on one thing and one thing only. Simply Digital.”

What they offer includes:

  • Strategy
  • UI and UX design
  • SEO and marketing
  • Digital content
  • Social media
  • Development
  • Video production

Brands they’ve worked with include: Lincoln Park Zoo, Country Financial, Intertek, USG, Great Lakes Observing System, Schindler, FONA International

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Marcel Digital

445 W Erie St., Suite 200

“We create strategies that align your businesses & customer goals for real results.

What they offer includes:

  • Conversion rate optimization
  • SEO
  • Website development
  • Analytics
  • Paid search

Brands they’ve worked with include: Ziegler, Rush University, Bethel University, Streetwise, Broadway In Chicago, Seattle Sutton, IAAI

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Media Made Great

1350 E Erie St.

“We’re a Chicago digital agency that tells stories across media. Our focus is on design and digital marketing, which means we organize ideas and make them accessible to the audience they need to reach. If you have something to say, we can help you say it.”

What they offer includes:

  • Strategy
  • Branding
  • Copywriting
  • UX and UI
  • Design
  • Front-end development
  • Mobile design/development
  • Digital production
  • Video

Brands they’ve worked with include: PayNet, Erie House, Bay State Cruise Company, Smoke Freaks, Marriott, Windy City BBQ, Nexgen Wireless, Time Warner Cable, Doctors Without Borders, Sears Holdings

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MightyBytes

4001 N Ravenswood Ave.

“Many organizations struggle to grow their business online. Mightybytes has a proven track record helping conscientious companies, sustainable brands, and large nonprofits increase sales and donations, drive qualified leads, and improve conversions.”

What they offer includes:

  • Digital strategy
  • Web sustainability
  • Feature planning
  • Content strategy
  • Interface design
  • Third party software integrations
  • Server provisioning
  • SEO
  • Performance and conversion rate optimization

Brands they’ve worked with include: Chicago Community Trust, Chicago Children’s Choir, Alliance for the Great Lakes, National Association of Charter School Authorizers, Northwestern University, Dharma Merchant Services

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ParadigmNEXT

1655 W Walnut St.

“Our clients worked hard to achieve where they are today and we strive to build on that, helping them unlock their full potential by devising strategies that not only raise their visibility and competitive advantage, but also accelerate their sales and growth.”

What they offer includes:

  • Insight
  • Strategy
  • Design
  • Realization

Brands they’ve worked with include: InterBank, Greenridge Farm, Lincoln Park Capital, Channel IQ, Verie, VacayStay Connect, BizCastHQ, Palette App

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Rise Interactive

1 South Wacker Dr., 3rd Floor

“Our proprietary approach helps clients shift marketing investments fluidly and as effectively as possible, while delivering the most relevant experiences for their customers.”

What they offer includes:

  • Paid search
  • SEO
  • UX analytics
  • Customer insights
  • Creative design
  • Web and mobile development
  • Content marketing services

Brands they’ve worked with include: S.O.S., Pandora, NorthShore University HealthSystem, Incredible Egg

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Sandstorm Design

4619 N Ravenswood Ave., Suite 300

“At Sandstorm, we use data and technology in a strategic way, grounded in user research and analytics, to amplify your marketing efforts…With 3000+ in-depth user research interviews and usability studies under our belt, we’ve mastered the art of uncovering insights to reveal your untapped intrinsic value.”

What they offer includes:

  • Brand strategy
  • Content marketing
  • Social media marketing
  • UX research
  • Web design
  • Responsive web design
  • Content management
  • Drupal web development
  • Web analytics and insights

Brands they’ve worked with include: Urban Innovations, Ensono, Crown Holdings, Radio Flyer, Holden, Hydrology, AT&T, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, American Medical Association, Discovery Education, NOW Foods

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The Charles

320 W Ohio St.

“The Charles is living proof that an ‘agency’ can be different, look different and most importantly work differently from the status quo. As a team driven by individuality, we’re able to combine the business of commerce with creativity, intelligence with what’s relevant and big-picture thinking with detailed execution.”

What they offer includes:

  • Brand identity
  • Art direction
  • Website design and development
  • Content management systems
  • Product development
  • Prototype development
  • Digital strategy
  • Research, analysis, and insights
  • Information architecture and UX

Brands they’ve worked with include: World Bicycle Relief, Charlie, WSJ Custom Studios, Margaux, Wall Street Journal London, Bloomberg Media, Armando Cabral

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Truth Labs

212 W Superior St., Suite 505

“Many firms built their digital practice by patching their core services. Mired in advertising, some prioritize art at the cost of usability. Others are anchored in code and apply design as an afterthought. We take a different approach. We are designers well-versed in technology and developers with a background in usability and design.”

What they offer includes:

  • Design strategy
  • User research
  • Web and mobile applications
  • Native development
  • Big data visualization
  • Immersive storytelling
  • Virtual and augmented reality
  • Visual design

Brands they’ve worked with include: Facebook, GitHub, The Atlantic, CNN, Hickory Street Capital, The University of Chicago, Vanderbilt University, Microsoft, Northern Trust

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VML

233 N Michigan Ave., Suite 300

“Across six continents with different languages, diverse cultures and ever-evolving technology, the universal truth is we have a fundamental human need to connect with one another. Ass a full-service marketing agency with offices around the globe, we help brands fulfill that need and make them truly matter to people.”

What they offer includes:

  • Brand planning
  • Consumer research
  • Channel insights
  • Content
  • Integrated campaigns
  • Public relations
  • Product and technology development
  • Service design
  • Global content platforms

Brands they’ve worked with include: Gatorade, Tennessee Department of Tourist Development, International Olympic Committee, Legoland Florida Resort, People Against Suffering Oppression and Poverty, Adidas, Absolut

Contact:

  • Website: vml.com
  • Phone number: 312-269-5563

Wpromote

211 W Wacker Drive, Suite 1850

“Wpromote isn’t your typical digital marketing agency. We’ve made it our mission to Make Mondays Suck Less, not only for our employees, but for our clients and partners as well. When you love what you do and who you work with, your Mondays will never suck. From cook-offs and talent shows, to attribution modeling and lively debates about content marketing, we’ve created an environment where employees are excited to come to work and clients are blown away by our results.

What they offer includes:

  • Paid search and media
  • SEO
  • Paid and earned social
  • Email marketing
  • Creative
  • Strategy
  • Local
  • Google analytics
  • Content marketing

Brands they’ve worked with include: Toyota, Zenni, Pied Piper, Verizon, Marriott, Pelican Water Systems, Omni Hotels & Resorts, Pure Pharma, True Results

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There you have some of Chicago’s great digital marketing agencies. The Windy City offers up some great talent. Think we missed any? Let us know on Twitter!

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Courtni Casanova