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Top Chicago Creative Agencies  - Leaders Matrix

LAST UPDATED May 27, 2024
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  1. 1 SGK
  2. 2 VSA Partners
  3. 3 3Q/DEPT
  4. 4 Social Driver
  5. 5 PLAYBOOK STUDIO
  6. 6 C2 Creative Studio
  7. 7 Pivot Design
  8. 8 Simple Truth
  9. 9 encite branding + marketing + creative
  10. 10 Bandwidth Marketing Group
  11. 11 Pink Hippo Productions
  12. 12 Motion Agency
  13. 13 Killian Branding
  14. 14 Envisionit
  15. 15 Stevens & Tate Marketing

Top 15 Creative Firms in Chicago

SGK

Marketing simplified. Brand amplified.

$25,000+
$100 - $149 / hr
1,000 - 9,999
Chicago, IL
Ability to deliver
16.8
10
9.9
Reviews
Clients & experience
Market presence
Service Focus
10%
20%
20%
50% Other
Branding & Marketing Strategy
Advertising & Media Planning
Creative Design & Production

VSA Partners

We design for a better human experience.

$25,000+
$200 - $300 / hr
50 - 249
Chicago, IL
Ability to deliver
15.2
10
9.7
Reviews
Clients & experience
Market presence
Service Focus
40%
20%
20%
20% Other
Branding & Marketing Strategy
Advertising & Media Planning
Creative Design & Production

3Q/DEPT

Accept No Limits.

$50,000+
Undisclosed
250 - 999
Chicago, IL
Ability to deliver
15.6
9
7.8
Reviews
Clients & experience
Market presence
Service Focus
20%
10%
20%
50% Other
Branding & Marketing Strategy
Advertising & Media Planning
Creative Design & Production

Social Driver

Experience digital with us.

$25,000+
$150 - $199 / hr
10 - 49
Chicago, IL
Ability to deliver
18.8
10
9.8
Reviews
Clients & experience
Market presence
Service Focus
10%
10%
35%
45% Other
Branding & Marketing Strategy
Advertising & Media Planning
Creative Design & Production

PLAYBOOK STUDIO

Sharp Strategies. Beautifully Executed.

$75,000+
$200 - $300 / hr
2 - 9
Chicago, IL
Ability to deliver
15.6
9.7
9.2
Reviews
Clients & experience
Market presence
Service Focus
45%
15%
25%
15% Other
Branding & Marketing Strategy
Advertising & Media Planning
Creative Design & Production

C2 Creative Studio

Small Teams. Big Ideas.

$10,000+
Undisclosed
2 - 9
Chicago, IL
Ability to deliver
15.8
8.2
7.4
Reviews
Clients & experience
Market presence
Service Focus
60%
10%
30%
Branding & Marketing Strategy
Advertising & Media Planning
Creative Design & Production

Pivot Design

Let’s make your branding and marketing amazing.

$10,000+
$150 - $199 / hr
10 - 49
Chicago, IL
Ability to deliver
16.2
7.8
5.9
Reviews
Clients & experience
Market presence
Service Focus
45%
10%
30%
15% Other
Branding & Marketing Strategy
Advertising & Media Planning
Creative Design & Production

Simple Truth

Big ideas. Big impact.

$25,000+
$150 - $199 / hr
10 - 49
Chicago, IL
Ability to deliver
16.2
10
6.5
Reviews
Clients & experience
Market presence
Service Focus
45%
10%
10%
35% Other
Branding & Marketing Strategy
Advertising & Media Planning
Creative Design & Production
$1,000+
$100 - $149 / hr
2 - 9
Chicago, IL
Ability to deliver
16.6
10
8.9
Reviews
Clients & experience
Market presence
Service Focus
15%
15%
15%
55% Other
Branding & Marketing Strategy
Advertising & Media Planning
Creative Design & Production

Bandwidth Marketing Group

BIG BRAINS in a bite sized boutique

$25,000+
Undisclosed
2 - 9
Chicago, IL
Ability to deliver
15.8
9.2
5.5
Reviews
Clients & experience
Market presence
Service Focus
25%
30%
15%
30% Other
Branding & Marketing Strategy
Advertising & Media Planning
Creative Design & Production
$10,000+
Undisclosed
2 - 9
Chicago, IL
Ability to deliver
16.2
8
5.2
Reviews
Clients & experience
Market presence
Service Focus
10%
10%
65%
15% Other
Branding & Marketing Strategy
Advertising & Media Planning
Creative Design & Production

Motion Agency

ALWAYS MORE

$10,000+
$100 - $149 / hr
50 - 249
Chicago, IL
Ability to deliver
16.2
8.2
5.7
Reviews
Clients & experience
Market presence
Service Focus
20%
10%
20%
50% Other
Branding & Marketing Strategy
Advertising & Media Planning
Creative Design & Production

Killian Branding

Adapt. Evolve.

$5,000+
$150 - $199 / hr
2 - 9
Chicago, IL
Ability to deliver
15.6
8.2
7.1
Reviews
Clients & experience
Market presence
Service Focus
35%
10%
15%
40% Other
Branding & Marketing Strategy
Advertising & Media Planning
Creative Design & Production

Envisionit

Agency for Fintech, Tourism & Consumer Goods

$5,000+
$150 - $199 / hr
50 - 249
Chicago, IL
Ability to deliver
16.6
7.9
7.1
Reviews
Clients & experience
Market presence
Service Focus
20%
10%
10%
60% Other
Branding & Marketing Strategy
Advertising & Media Planning
Creative Design & Production

Stevens & Tate Marketing

Make Things Happen

$10,000+
$100 - $149 / hr
10 - 49
Lombard, IL
Ability to deliver
15.6
7.9
5.6
Reviews
Clients & experience
Market presence
Service Focus
15%
20%
22%
43% Other
Branding & Marketing Strategy
Advertising & Media Planning
Creative Design & Production

Contenders Breakdown

SWIDIA

Solving growth challenges for modern companies

$1,000+
$50 - $99 / hr
10 - 49
Chicago, IL
Ability to deliver
16.2
3
5.2
Service Focus
25%
25%
25%
25% Other
Branding & Marketing Strategy
Advertising & Media Planning
Creative Design & Production

Popskull

Advertising rooted in the Common Ground

$5,000+
$150 - $199 / hr
2 - 9
Chicago, IL
Ability to deliver
16.2
6.5
5.3
Service Focus
10%
40%
10%
40% Other
Branding & Marketing Strategy
Advertising & Media Planning
Creative Design & Production

Sparkfactor

*inspired interactive

$10,000+
$100 - $149 / hr
2 - 9
Chicago, IL
Ability to deliver
13.2
7.9
6.8
Service Focus
20%
15%
10%
55% Other
Branding & Marketing Strategy
Advertising & Media Planning
Creative Design & Production

Origin, LLC

Where Better Marketing Begins

$1,000+
$100 - $149 / hr
2 - 9
Evanston, IL
Ability to deliver
16.2
5.2
Service Focus
20%
10%
35%
35% Other
Branding & Marketing Strategy
Advertising & Media Planning
Creative Design & Production

Theydo

Agency that means business.

$10,000+
$100 - $149 / hr
2 - 9
Chicago, IL
Ability to deliver
16.2
4.9
Service Focus
20%
10%
30%
40% Other
Branding & Marketing Strategy
Advertising & Media Planning
Creative Design & Production

Ketchum

Break Through

$10,000+
$100 - $149 / hr
1,000 - 9,999
Chicago, IL
Ability to deliver
Service Focus
20%
20%
20%
40% Other
Branding & Marketing Strategy
Advertising & Media Planning
Creative Design & Production

Mirum Agency

A borderless digital agency

$10,000+
$100 - $149 / hr
1,000 - 9,999
Chicago, IL
Ability to deliver
Service Focus
20%
20%
20%
40% Other
Branding & Marketing Strategy
Advertising & Media Planning
Creative Design & Production

Gyro

Create ideas that are humanly relevant

$50,000+
$100 - $149 / hr
250 - 999
Chicago, IL
Ability to deliver
5.9
Service Focus
20%
10%
30%
40% Other
Branding & Marketing Strategy
Advertising & Media Planning
Creative Design & Production

TMA (The Marketing Arm)

Creating cultural resonance for brands.

Undisclosed
Undisclosed
250 - 999
Chicago, IL
Ability to deliver
5.9
Service Focus
20%
40%
10%
30% Other
Branding & Marketing Strategy
Advertising & Media Planning
Creative Design & Production

Mimi Productions

We Help You Make People Care

$5,000+
$100 - $149 / hr
10 - 49
Chicago, IL
Ability to deliver
5.5
Service Focus
35%
15%
50%
Branding & Marketing Strategy
Advertising & Media Planning
Creative Design & Production

Equator Design

Together - imagine the possibilities.

$10,000+
$150 - $199 / hr
250 - 999
Chicago, IL
Ability to deliver
Service Focus
20%
20%
40%
20% Other
Branding & Marketing Strategy
Advertising & Media Planning
Creative Design & Production

Arc Worldwide

Understanding people through the lens of a shopper

$5,000+
$150 - $199 / hr
250 - 999
Chicago, IL
Ability to deliver
Service Focus
20%
40%
20%
20% Other
Branding & Marketing Strategy
Advertising & Media Planning
Creative Design & Production

Mekanism

The Soul and Science of Storytelling.

$5,000+
$100 - $149 / hr
50 - 249
Chicago, IL
Ability to deliver
6
Service Focus
15%
35%
25%
25% Other
Branding & Marketing Strategy
Advertising & Media Planning
Creative Design & Production

Someoddpilot

A Creative Studio, est. 1999

$5,000+
$150 - $199 / hr
10 - 49
Chicago, IL
Ability to deliver
5.6
Service Focus
45%
15%
30%
10% Other
Branding & Marketing Strategy
Advertising & Media Planning
Creative Design & Production

Korzenowski Design

Graphic design and smarter marketing communication

$5,000+
$100 - $149 / hr
10 - 49
Melrose Park, IL
Ability to deliver
5.2
Service Focus
40%
10%
40%
10% Other
Branding & Marketing Strategy
Advertising & Media Planning
Creative Design & Production