November 2019

Top Creative Agencies in Chicago

A business will profit by working with a team of creative strategists and visual tacticians. A good creative agency will provide advice, coaching, and strategy along the way. Creative agencies must effectively incorporate innovative strategies with a digital-first mentality. An agency with talented designers and creatives can project a business forward.

Discover and connect with creative agencies in Chicago to learn more about their case studies, success stories, and client reviews. Take a look at their customer feedback, notable projects, and previous clients of these companies to determine which company is the best fit for you.

List of the Best Creative Agencies in Chicago

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    Aqomi

    Aqomi counts impressive brands among their key clients. So it’s no wonder that this Canada-based firm has achieved widespread success in a wide range of industries for their targeted branding work.

    One example of their web development success comes from a globally recognized brand. Aqomi helped them revitalize their materials to stand out in a crowded market and leave a powerful impression on more customers than ever before.

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    DHD Surfboards

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    Dogas

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    Milk Shirts

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    Chicago, IL
    $50,000+
    10 - 49
    Founded 2004

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    5.0 5.0

    “They were able to provide us the services we needed at a reasonable price." - Founder, Electronics Company

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    Mabbly

    Mabbly combines data insights with design thinking to create work that transforms and pushes its clients’ business forward. Their diverse client portfolio ranges from budding startups to thriving enterprises in industries like consumer good and services, business, and manufacturing. 

     

    A recent example of their work was redesigning the website for Limitless Coffee and Tea. Mabbly crafted a new information architecture to more clearly break up the site and match different user needs creating a frictionless experience from the very first click. 

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    Team RWB

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    Limitless Coffee & Tea

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    Chicago, IL
    $25,000+
    10 - 49
    Founded 2013

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    5.0 5.0

    "Mabbly was at the core of our rebranding efforts." - Director of Marketing & Head of Digital Marketing, AArete

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    Viewstream

    Viewstream counts impressive brands with recognizable names among their key clients. So it’s no wonder that this America-based firm has achieved widespread success in a wide range of industries for their targeted video production and digital strategy work.

    One example of their web development success comes from their work for a corporate account with a globally recognized brand. Viewstream helped them revitalize their materials to stand out in a crowded market and leave a powerful impression on more customers than ever before.

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    American Global Logistics - “On a First Name Basis”

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    AT&T

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    Accenture - "Disruptors Are Coming"

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    Chicago, IL
    $10,000+
    10 - 49
    Founded 2000

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    4.9 4.9

    "Viewstream was able to take our ideas, and, through research and iteration, develop a high-value, creative brand." - CEO, IT Management Company

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    Accenture - "Disruptors Are Coming"

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    Red Square Agency

    RSQ leverages brand strategy and whip-smart execution to help clients like Southern Comfort and Hard Rock create strong, conceptual digital work. They specialize in web design and branding that helps companies move markets, compel audiences, and sell product.

    Commercial development company Hix Snedeker hired the RSQ team to design a brand and digital presence that communicated the lengths their company would go for their clients. The website captured this idea by showcasing the firm's geographical footprint and detailing its entrepreneurial approach to projects. 

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    Bienville Capital Management Branding and Website

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    Analytics Lab at Culverhouse

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    Hix Snedeker Branding and Website

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    Chicago, IL
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    50 - 249
    Founded 1997

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    5.0 5.0

    "We’ve worked with four companies who are all reputable, but none of them are even in the same league as RSQ." - CEO, Bienville Capital Management

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    Bienville Capital Management Branding and Website

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    Analytics Lab at Culverhouse

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    Hix Snedeker Branding and Website

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    Stevens & Tate Marketing

    This established branding company counts major brands like Lammi Sports and K. Hovnanian among their clients. Based in Illinois, Stevens & Tate brings a bright and impactful approach to each branding project they take on.

    Walgreens is one of the largest convenience store and pharmacy chains the world. They turned to Stevens & Tate for a focused packaging campaign that would highlight their unique brand voice and audience. Stevens & Tate delivered with highly modern and striking packaging designed to make an impact.

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    Carstens Medical Office Products: Branding and Advertising

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    Walgreens: Package Design

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    Village of Streamwood

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    Lombard, IL
    $10,000+
    10 - 49
    Founded 1992

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    4.8 4.8

    “They were confident and professional, but their most important contribution was their marketing expertise." - Founder, P3rceive LLC

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    Carstens Medical Office Products: Branding and Advertising

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    Walgreens: Package Design

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    Village of Streamwood

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    Motion Agency

    This established branding and PR company counts major brands like Adobe among their clients. Based in Chicago, Motion Agency brings a bright and impactful approach to each unique enterprise project they take on.

    The Home Depot has home improvement retail locations for customers around the world. They turned to Motion Agency for a focused strategy that would highlight their unique brand voice and audience. Motion Agency delivered with highly modern and striking approach focused on making an impact.

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    Putting “Awkward” to Bed for Serta/Simmons Mattress Company®

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    The Art of Gift Card Giving for The Home Depot®

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    Extending A Brand to New Heights for Tractor Supply Co.

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    Chicago, IL
    $10,000+
    50 - 249
    Founded 2007

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    5.0 5.0

    "They were easy to work with and receptive of my comments and feedback." - Chief of Staff, Chicago Federation of Labor

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    Putting “Awkward” to Bed for Serta/Simmons Mattress Company®

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    The Art of Gift Card Giving for The Home Depot®

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    Extending A Brand to New Heights for Tractor Supply Co.

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    Bandwidth Marketing Group

    Bandwidth Marketing Group clients include Guaranteed Rate and Grubhub, and they specialize in providing design-centric branding expertise for their clients. With a focus on emphasizing the most vital elements of brand messaging, Bandwidth Marketing Group was founded on forward-thinking principles in Chicago in 2005.

    When Ticketsnow needed a complete overhaul of their brand messaging, voice and overall visual design, they turned to Bandwidth Marketing Group. The agency provided them with an end-to-end analysis of how they could make their branding more targeted, impactful and successful.

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    Veteran Beer Company

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    Gore

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    Ticketsnow

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    Chicago, IL
    $25,000+
    2 - 9
    Founded 2005

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    4.9 4.9

    "They over performed for us as a nonprofit on a limited budget. We were thrilled with the outcome." - Vice President of Partnerships, Nonprofit

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    CSTMR

    What do Goji and Nav have in common? They’ve both turned to CSTMR Fintech Marketing & Design for content marketing expertise. This Austin-based agency has already made major waves with work for enterprise clients and startups alike.

    When Bank of Marin launched a platform targeting their unique users, CSTMR Fintech Marketing & Design analyzed the entirety of their approach to create key features and design a strategy that would bring together all elements of the client’s brand. The result was a huge success, and continues to drive progress for the brand today.

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    Business Credit Platform Scales User Acquisition

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    Bank Account Comparison Site Optimizes Conversions, UX and Launches New Consumer Tools

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    Auto Insurance Aggregator Builds Insurance Quote Engine

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    Chicago, IL
    $5,000+
    10 - 49
    Founded 2014

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    5.0 5.0

    "They’re accessible, easy to work with, and committed to our organization." - ." - Communication Specialist, MMRMA

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    Business Credit Platform Scales User Acquisition

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    Bank Account Comparison Site Optimizes Conversions, UX and Launches New Consumer Tools

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    Auto Insurance Aggregator Builds Insurance Quote Engine

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    Hustlemore

    Hustlemore is a result-driven marketing agency that helps their clients identify their core problems, connect with consumers, and deliver strategies. Their service line includes branding, marketing, and digital strategy for small and mid-market businesses.

     

    Small urgent care provider Innovative Express Care hired Hustlemore when they needed help breaking into the space in a way that could get big results with little spend. They designed the creative to change the perception of patient visits from a transaction to a relationship and saw an over 400% increase in revenue over the first year of the campaign.

     

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    Innovative Express Care Outdoor Signage

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    INNOVATIVE EXPRESS CARE

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    Chicago, IL
    $5,000+
    2 - 9
    Founded 2015

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    5.0 5.0

    "It’s a great place to go to for all your needs. It’s not a huge corporation. It’s a couple of guys who really want to..." - Founder, Innovative Express Care

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    Sparkfactor

    Sparkfactor has made a name for themselves by creating plans for their clients that optimize their marketing programs. Their service line includes digital and marketing strategy as well as creative services like video production and web development.

     

    A recent example of their work was helping a neighborhood in Chicago Devon Park promote their diverse area and local population. They created a campaign that highlighted their identity as a cultural melting pot rallying around the tagline “Down the street and around the world.”

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    Bio-Tissue Digital Marketing, Email Marketing, Monthly Campaigns and Infographics

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    On Devon Neighborhood Branding and Ad Campaign

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    First Financial Credit Union Branding and Ad Campaign

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    Chicago, IL
    $10,000+
    2 - 9
    Founded 1996

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    4.9 4.9

    “We’re not an important part of his business portfolio, but I never, ever feel like that’s the case." - CEO, Chicago Maritime Arts Center

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    Bio-Tissue Digital Marketing, Email Marketing, Monthly Campaigns and Infographics

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    On Devon Neighborhood Branding and Ad Campaign

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    First Financial Credit Union Branding and Ad Campaign

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    BlackDog Advertising

    Black Dog has provided full-service advertising solutions for iconic names like Old Town Trolley Boston as well as dozens of enterprise clients around the world. This USA based agency was founded on a will to be great and has already made major waves with work for enterprise clients and startups alike.

    When Fury Water Adventures needed a powerful way to supercharge their strategy, they turned to Black Dog. Black Dog completely revamped their approach to highlight some of their most appealing elements and drive higher engagement and sales.

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    "Turning Trash into Treasure" - Old Town Trolley Boston

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    "Discover the Nature of Things" - Suwannee County Tourism Development Council

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    "New Summer Commute" - Fury Water Adventures

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    Chicago, IL
    $5,000+
    10 - 49
    Founded 1989

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    0.0 0.0

    Full-service advertising. The stuff we were born to do. We offer a comprehensive approach to advertising and marketing – from TV, digital and print advertising to media, strategic planning and pretty...More

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    "Turning Trash into Treasure" - Old Town Trolley Boston

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    "Discover the Nature of Things" - Suwannee County Tourism Development Council

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    "New Summer Commute" - Fury Water Adventures

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    Add Chapter

    Add Chapter clients include Boston Biopharma, and they specialize in providing a design-centric approach to branding and advertising for their clients. With a focus on emphasizing the most vital elements of brand messaging, Add Chapter was founded on forward-thinking principles in America.

    When Honey Flowers needed a complete overhaul of their brand approach, they turned to Add Chapter. The agency provided them with an end-to-end analysis of how they could make their approach more targeted, impactful and successful.

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    Boston Biopharma

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    Honey Flowers

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    CESD SERVICES BRANDING

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    Chicago, IL
    $5,000+
    10 - 49
    Founded 2010

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    We are brand builders.

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    HANGAR12

    This established advertising and marketing company counts major brands like RedHot among their clients. Based in USA, Hangar12 brings a bright and impactful approach to each unique enterprise project they take on.

    Perdue Farms creates products for clients around the world. They turned to Hangar1B2 for a focused strategy that would highlight their unique brand voice and audience. Hangar12 delivered with highly modern and striking approach focused on making an impact.

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    "Red Hot & Blue" Promotion

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    Chicago, IL
    $10,000+
    10 - 49
    Founded 2000

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    HANGAR12 specializes in marketing CPG brands through consumer promotions, shopper marketing, digital marketing, social media, and being one of the best consumer-centric marketing agencies.

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