Best Marketing Consultants in Chicago

Why These Marketing Consultants?

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

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 2. Qualifications

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 4. Experience

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

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Read more about our selection process

Bettie Bomb

Bettie Bomb is a PR and marketing firm located in Chicago. Its marketing consultants and co-owners, Rebecca Kussmann and Laura Collins, have more than three decades of combined experience in marketing and PR. Emphasizing a collaborative approach, they assist clients in establishing their brand messaging, creating brand assets and press releases, and organizing photo or video shoots. Bettie Bomb's services include social media strategy, marketing, and management, as well as sponsorships, event planning, and digital and influencer marketing.

Chicago, IL 60614

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CBD Marketing

CBD Marketing is a marketing consultancy located in Illinois that specializes in hosting training sessions that strengthen the members of an organization's team. These sessions include topics such as brand and business strategy, content development, public relations, and social media. All of the session topics are customized to suit the client's business and creative vision. Other services include an analysis of the existing marketing strategies, content marketing, digital and mobile development, and media planning and buying.

Chicago, IL 60654


DeSoto & State Communications

DeSoto & State Communications is a communications and marketing firm that provides marketing consulting services to help businesses refine their advertising and outreach strategies. This firm has significant experience with public relations and can also strategize marketing efforts in the wake of crises. DeSoto & State Communications conducts multimedia outreach to help clients expand the channels they're using to market themselves. As part of this, it offers comprehensive social media engagement and strategy services.

7301 W. 25th St - Suite 256
North Riverside, IL 60546


EM Search Consulting

EM Search Consulting is an ROI-focused, digital marketing firm that has dutifully served Chicagoland since 2012. The members of the agency aim to become a client's long-term team of consultants, and work hard to increase a brand's visibility and growth. The firm's services include social media advertising, website design, PPC advertising, SEO, content creation, video production, and website security management. EM Search Consulting proudly serves over 150 local, regional, and national businesses.

Chicago, IL 60607


Expertek Cyber Solutions, Inc.

Expertek Cyber Solutions Inc. is a leading provider of Web Design & Development, Search Engine Optimization, Social Media Marketing and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) solutions. We not only build solutions for our customers but rather build a functional solution which is aligned to maximize operational efficiencies that means more online business.

665 River Oaks Drive
Calumet City, IL 60409


Forward Progress

Forward Progress is a Chicago-based marketing consultancy that offers digital marketing solutions to clients looking to take their business online. The company specializes in assisting organizations with social influencer marketing, digital marketing campaigns, social media and content marketing, website development and landing pages, and coaching and training. The agency's training courses teach marketing teams how to increase sales, generate referrals, build the brand's culture, and increase the business's community.

Chicago, IL 60606


Hawthorne Strategy Group

Hawthorne Strategy Group is a results-driven marketing agency in Chicago with a team that possesses decades of experience in communicating with an audience. By integrating effective communication strategies with marketing strategy, the Hawthorne team helps clients create consistent messages to attract the right audience. The company has experience in creating strategies for advertising, digital media, public affairs, and public relation firms. All campaigns are tailored to a client's business.

Chicago, IL 60604



Northcutt is a digital marketing firm that specializes in growing cloud, enterprise, and e-commerce revenue for clients in Chicago. It has several marketing teams that each consists of four specialists who assist clients with strategy development, content creation, audience engagement and management, and increasing brand exposure. Its teams focus on using data to drive their strategy, offer full transparency over their process, and possess great knowledge in SEO. Previous clients have praised Northcutt for its clear results and flexibility.

655 S Blue Island Ave #700
Chicago, IL 60608


Simple Truth

Simple Truth is a marketing consultancy that assists B2B, B2C, and nonprofit organizations with engaging audiences in the Chicagoland area. Its specialties include branding, research, customer communications, employee engagement, email marketing, social media and website design, advertising, and messaging strategy. The company's team possesses experience and passion in reaching tough audiences and breaking down a client's problems. Simple Truth's past clients include Allstate, Northern Illinois University, and Choose Chigaco.

Chicago, IL 60654


Solid Digital

Solid Digital is a full-service digital agency that provides digital consulting, web design, application development, and digital marketing services to businesses throughout Chicagoland. Its specialties include digital growth, strategic planning, digital marketing, UI/UX design, web design, and app development. Its marketing team focuses on building relationships, innovating strategies, and producing long term growth for its clients. Previous clients recommend Solid Digital's team for its ability to manage projects with enthusiasm from the beginning to the end.

Chicago, IL 97201


UPRISE Management

UPRISE Management is a marketing services company that caters to the digital advertising needs of clients in Chicago. The agency provides general advertising services such as strategic consulting, talent management, public relations, and content creation. It also handles social media marketing matters aimed at growing the presence of clients through various digital channels. Other services include SEO and SEM processes as well as Instagram and Twitter verification support. UPRISE Management's services have helped brands like Motorola and other companies in the lifestyle, hospitality, and tech industries.

Chicago, IL


Verve Marketing Group

Verve Marketing Group is a Chicago-area strategic marketing firm that specializes in brand strategy, website development, digital and print communications, and marketing strategy consulting. Services include creating branded content, email marketing, web advertising, retargeting, search marketing, and managing B2B lead generation campaigns. Its team consists of strategic marketers and professionals that have an eye for detail along with a creative streak. Verve Marketing Group, Inc. was named a Top Illinois Digital Marketing Agency by DesignRush in 2018.

Oak Brook, IL 60523


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