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Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored advertising agencies on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analysed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best advertising agencies in Chicago, IL.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.


AbelsonTaylor is a Chicago-based advertising agency working with healthcare companies and brands. This firm's primary focus is in representing prescription, baby care, nutrition, skin care and medical device businesses. AbelsonTaylor went from a traditional advertising agency to a full-service firm also specializing in digital, animation, and technology solutions within the past three decades.

Chicago, IL(312) 894-5500



Cavalry is a Chicago-based advertising firm creating dynamic and dominating brands for companies of any size. The Cavalry team strives to produce innovative thinking that helps clients outsmart, outmaneuver, and outsell their competition. Former clients are Coors Light, Cap’n Crunch, Wright Brand Bacon, and Budweiser. A diverse portfolio is available on their website.

Chicago, IL(312) 846-4500


CBD Marketing

CBD Marketing is a Chicago-based interactive marketing firm specializing in creating impactful and meaningful business campaigns with almost three decades of experience. Founder Lori Colman and President Liz Brohan aim to showcase the inspirational elements in every brand they represent. Former clients are Firestone, Blue Diamond Almonds, Northwestern University, and more.

Chicago, IL(312) 661-1050



DBD is an advertising firm specializing in creative, technology and internet marketing, headquartered in Chicago with over 40 years experience. Services include branding, SEO & internet marketing, motion and audio, web and digital, and market research. DBD strives to be a proactive marketing partner for businesses and aims to take their clients' brand to its full potential.

Chicago, IL(800) 687-4599


Harp Advertising + Interactive

Harp Advertising + Interactive is a full-service digital marketing and advertising agency based in Chicago with over two decades of experience. Harp aims to provide effective strategy and engaging social media in an on-target, on-time, and highly-qualified manner. Services include web development, video and motion graphics, market research, branding, and more. Former clients speak highly of their fast turnover, excellent products, and competitive pricing.

Chicago, IL(630) 691-9500


Harp Interactive

Voted among Chicago's "top 20 best agencies", Harp is a nimble, experienced, full-service digital marketing + advertising agency specializing in the strategic evolution of brands, websites, paid media, (SEM, social ads) social media + more. Operating with a mission to maximize the return on your marketing dollars through cross-channel synergies resulting in exponential growth.

Chicago, IL(630) 691-9500


HY Connect

HY Connect is a Chicago-based advertising firm specializing in understanding the unique challenges facing today's CMOs. The company’s full suite of communication services offer integrated solutions and strategies. Services include digital, creative, brand strategy, social media, market research, and paid media. Former clients include Peapod, BlueCross BlueShield, Indiana University Health, and Bakers Square Restaurant and Bakery.

Chicago, IL(312) 274-3513



Imagination is an award-winning Chicago-based custom publisher specializing in content marketing. CEO James Meyers and team develop integrated marketing strategies to help clients build relationships and increase engagement with customers. Services include print, digital, social media, and broadcast. The Content Marketing Institute awarded Imagination with Content Marketing Agency of the Year in 2012.

Chicago, IL(312) 887-1000


Jacobs Agency

Jacobs Agency is a Chicago-based full-service advertising agency specializing in solving clients’ complex business issues with almost two decades of experience. Team members believe in the power of brand building and its ability to make emotional connections. Past clients have been YMCA, Amtrak, and more. Jacobs Agency is highly rated and reviewed on Facebook. Also, a diverse portfolio of their video and digital work is available on their website.

Chicago, IL(312) 664-5000


Jet Advertising

Jet Advertising is a creative and strategic advertising agency providing eye-popping design, personal attention, and smart planning in the Chicago metro area. JET Advertising aims to cultivate close relationships with their clients. Their experienced team specializes in print design, internet, TV, radio, and signage services. Former clients speak highly of their integrity, guidance, and devotion. A diverse portfolio is available on their website.

Bloomingdale, IL(630) 782-8100



Magnani is a Chicago-based advertising agency specializing in connecting brands and customers with over three decades of experience. Their team aims to build tech-savvy approaches that deliver lasting and measurable results. Services include content strategy and development, digital/user experience, social media, and more. Past projects include clients from consumer products, financial services, healthcare, hospitality, and industrial companies.

Chicago, IL(312) 957-0770


MAN Marketing

MAN Marketing is a full-service advertising agency specializing in traditional and digital marketing for the past 35 years in the Chicago metro area. MAN President Ed Mallof and his team strive to create successful interactive designs and strategies. Many experienced team members have over 25 years of experience in the communication and digital marketing world. Services include audio and video production, print advertising, home improvement advertising, automotive dealership marketing, digital media, and media buying.

Carol Stream, IL(630) 929-5200



MSI is a Chicago-based marketing communication company with over 50 years of experience. This award-winning firm aims to create flourishing brands for leading products and businesses by developing a client’s message through branding, packaging, and merchandising. Services include public relations, social media, a video studio, production, promotion, branding strategy, and more. MSI has received awards from The International Academy of the Visual Arts, Ragan’s PR Daily, and Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals.

Chicago, IL(312) 565-0044


Norton Advertising

Norton Advertising is an advertising agency serving the Chicago metro area with almost three decades of experience. The Norton team strives to provide creative branding and high-quality work for their clients. Services include strategic planning, market research, SEO/SEM analysis, social media branding, and much more.

Chicago, IL(312) 470-6117


O’Keefe Reinhard & Paul

O’Keefe Reinhard & Paul is a Chicago-based award-winning advertising agency specializing in brand creativity. The firm is the 2015 recipient of Advertising Age’s prestigious Small Agency of the Year Award. Former and current clients are Taco Bell, Ace, Groupon, Gildan, Big Lots, and more. O’Keefe Reinhard & Paul is also highly rated and reviewed Facebook.

Chicago, IL(312) 226-6144


Plan B

Plan B is a mid-size, full service, and independent advertising firm headquartered in Chicago specializing in developing brands for clients throughout the US. This family of professionals aim to execute seamless trans-media marketing through traditional media, digital, social, mobile, experiential, and in-store environments. They have experience working with automotive, recreational, retail, telecommunications, food services, and other industries. A diverse portfolio is available on their website.

Chicago, IL(312) 222-0303


SPM Marketing & Communications

SPM Marketing & Communications is a full-service brand consultancy and integrated healthcare marketing communications firm headquartered just west of Chicago. Their team specializes in understanding what motivates people's healthcare decisions and using that to connect emotionally and deeply with brands. SPM received ten prestigious Telly Awards and was also named Agency of the Year by Modern Healthcare. Clients include Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, The University of Kansas Health System, Rush University Medical Center and more.

Chicago, IL(708) 246-7700


The Distillery Project

The Distillery Project is an independent, creative, and strategic advertising agency based in Chicago. The Distillery Project team strives to create unique and sharply-refined ideas to help change the way people think. Advertising Age featured The Distillery Project as the Small Agency of the Year in 2012 and 2014. They also hold a five-star rating on Facebook. A diverse portfolio is available on their website.

Chicago, IL(312) 226-6919


The Monogram Group

The Monogram Group is a Chicago-based advertising agency specializing in repositioning middle market brands for a better business performance for over the past 25 years. The professional team at Monogram help reposition a company’s new market condition through strategy, research, branding, and go-to-market tools. Past clients have been Auntie Anne’s Pretzels, Kraft Foods, Wal-Mart Portrait Studios, Northwestern University, and more. A diverse portfolio is available on their website.

Chicago, IL(312) 726-4300


Tom, Dick, and Harry Creative Co.

Tom, Dick, and Harry Creative Co. is a craft advertising firm based in Chicago specializing in building memorable brand images by hand with over a decade of experience. Services include creative design, digital marketing, copywriting, market research, account services, social media, public relations, media, and production. Past clients are A&E Wahlburgers, Whiskey Acres, Roosevelt University, The Chicago Bulls, Bally Total Fitness, and more.

Chicago, IL(312) 327-9500


Upshot Agency

Upshot Agency is an advertising agency headquartered in Chicago specializing in creating marketing campaigns with over two decades of experience. The Upshot team focuses on the shopping market, brand initiatives, and total brand engagement that flows through purchases made through digital, mobile, and in-store environments. Current clients are Google, Kraft Heinz Company, New Balance, Starbucks Cooperation, and much more.

Chicago, IL(312) 943-0900


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