October 2022

Brand Consulting Firms

Good branding can set you apart from the crowd and bring your company's vision to life. So, what makes a strong brand, and how can branding services help you get there? A strong brand has a clear and unique message that's targeted to each segment of your audience. Read More

42 Firms

List of the Best Branding Agencies in The Windy City

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  • Chicago, IL
    $25,000 +
    10 - 49
    Chicago, IL
    $25,000 +
    10 - 49
    Service Areas
    Branding
    Graphic Design
    Market Research
    Marketing Strategy
    Branding Graphic Design Market Research Marketing Strategy
    Service Areas
    Branding
    Graphic Design
    Market Research
    Marketing Strategy
    Branding Graphic Design Market Research Marketing Strategy
    “They agreed on that velocity and performed according to the timeframes."
    • CEO & Co-Founder, Smartsub
    • “They agreed on that velocity and performed according to the timeframes."
      • CEO & Co-Founder, Smartsub
    Chicago, IL
    $25,000 +
    10 - 49
    ABOUT

    Recognizable brands worldwide have employed Pocket Rocket Creative to bring their branding needs to the next level. Based in Minsk, Pocket Rocket Creative was founded with a focus on helping brands evolve into their best, most user-friendly selves.

    When their client needed a more impactful and effective strategy for reaching goals nationwide, Pocket Rocket Creative provided them with focused service that continues to this day. Their strategy involved refining their client’s distinct voice as well as their visual profile to become more effective in a crowded digital space.

    “They agreed on that velocity and performed according to the timeframes."
    • CEO & Co-Founder, Smartsub
    • “They agreed on that velocity and performed according to the timeframes."
      • CEO & Co-Founder, Smartsub
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  • Chicago, IL
    $5,000 +
    2 - 9
    Chicago, IL
    $5,000 +
    2 - 9
    Service Areas
    Advertising
    Direct Marketing
    Branding
    Search Engine Optimization
    Advertising Direct Marketing Branding Search Engine Optimization
    Service Areas
    Advertising
    Direct Marketing
    Branding
    Search Engine Optimization
    Advertising Direct Marketing Branding Search Engine Optimization
    “A Willing Participant, Inc. knows a lot more about creative than I do, so I often let them take the lead."
    • Senior Account Executive, The Stevens Group
    • “A Willing Participant, Inc. knows a lot more about creative than I do, so I often let them take the lead."
      • Senior Account Executive, The Stevens Group
    Chicago, IL
    $5,000 +
    2 - 9
    ABOUT

    A Willing Participant has provided advertising solutions for huge names like Accelerate Institute as well as dozens of enterprise clients around the world. This Chicago-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 Deloro Wear Solutions needed a powerful way to supercharge their strategy, they turned to A Willing Participant. A Willing Participant completely revamped their approach to highlight some of their most appealing elements and drive higher engagement and sales.

    “A Willing Participant, Inc. knows a lot more about creative than I do, so I often let them take the lead."
    • Senior Account Executive, The Stevens Group
    • “A Willing Participant, Inc. knows a lot more about creative than I do, so I often let them take the lead."
      • Senior Account Executive, The Stevens Group
  • Chicago, IL
    $10,000 +
    10 - 49
    Chicago, IL
    $10,000 +
    10 - 49
    Service Areas
    Pay Per Click
    Search Engine Optimization
    Branding
    Content Marketing
    Pay Per Click Search Engine Optimization Branding Content Marketing
    Service Areas
    Pay Per Click
    Search Engine Optimization
    Branding
    Content Marketing
    Pay Per Click Search Engine Optimization Branding Content Marketing
    “They were helpful and patient and provided us with so much guidance during the project."
    • Operations Director, Financial Service Company
    • “They were helpful and patient and provided us with so much guidance during the project."
      • Operations Director, Financial Service Company
    Chicago, IL
    $10,000 +
    10 - 49
    ABOUT

    Frequently featured on the Inc. 5000, Logical Media Group is a digital marketing agency with years of experience in delivering exceptional results. Their creative focus on building systems and crafting strategies empowers their partners to achieve transformational results.

    Logical Media Group’s seasoned marketing team was a game-changer in Orgain’s utilization of new opportunities and sales funnels. The digital solutions provider built a detailed campaign structure that has led to an increase of up to 850% in YoY conversions, 614% in YoY revenue, and 462% in YoY ROI to Orgain’s performance.
     

    “They were helpful and patient and provided us with so much guidance during the project."
    • Operations Director, Financial Service Company
    • “They were helpful and patient and provided us with so much guidance during the project."
      • Operations Director, Financial Service Company
  • Chicago, IL
    $10,000 +
    10 - 49
    Chicago, IL
    $10,000 +
    10 - 49
    Service Areas
    Branding
    Direct Marketing
    Web Design
    Branding Direct Marketing Web Design
    Service Areas
    Branding
    Direct Marketing
    Web Design
    Branding Direct Marketing Web Design
    “They do a great job of coming up with ideas that we haven’t seen before in a thoughtful way.”
    • CEO & Founder, Caxy Interactive
    • “They do a great job of coming up with ideas that we haven’t seen before in a thoughtful way.”
      • CEO & Founder, Caxy Interactive
    Chicago, IL
    $10,000 +
    10 - 49
    ABOUT

    Batesmeron Sweet Design is a branding design agency based in Chicago whose past clients include Chicago Flower and Garden Show and many more significant brands across multiple markets. What sets them apart is their ability to deliver brand identity design that doesn’t just look good—it actually delivers on key performance indicators to help brands drive real growth.

    One of Batesmeron Sweet Design’s most recent successes comes from their work for Dustless, who sought them out in need of branding that would help them improve their brand’s unique voice. Batesmeron Sweet Design gave them the resources and expertise to confidently improve their brand presentation, resulting in lasting effects on their bottom line.

    “They do a great job of coming up with ideas that we haven’t seen before in a thoughtful way.”
    • CEO & Founder, Caxy Interactive
    • “They do a great job of coming up with ideas that we haven’t seen before in a thoughtful way.”
      • CEO & Founder, Caxy Interactive
  • Chicago, IL
    $5,000 +
    2 - 9
    Chicago, IL
    $5,000 +
    2 - 9
    Service Areas
    Branding
    Web Design
    Graphic Design
    Branding Web Design Graphic Design
    Service Areas
    Branding
    Web Design
    Graphic Design
    Branding Web Design Graphic Design
    “Ridha nailed our brand identity and created the perfect website for our company."
    • Operations, Dan Rak Design
    • “Ridha nailed our brand identity and created the perfect website for our company."
      • Operations, Dan Rak Design
    Chicago, IL
    $5,000 +
    2 - 9
    ABOUT

    When a company like Simply Smita needs branding design work, they engage with Twelve and Twenty Eight. Founded in Illinois and featuring a range of branding professionals, Twelve and Twenty Eight helps brands create a unique identity with expert brand development and execution.

    Twelve and Twenty Eight also prides themselves on bringing clients the brand identity results they need in a timely and affordable manner. That’s why they’ve become a go-to name in branding that continues to expand their client list to include brands like Splendid and others across a range of industries and client specialties.

    “Ridha nailed our brand identity and created the perfect website for our company."
    • Operations, Dan Rak Design
    • “Ridha nailed our brand identity and created the perfect website for our company."
      • Operations, Dan Rak Design
  • Chicago, IL
    $25,000 +
    10 - 49
    Chicago, IL
    $25,000 +
    10 - 49
    Service Areas
    Digital Strategy
    Branding
    Web Design
    Search Engine Optimization
    Digital Strategy Branding Web Design Search Engine Optimization
    Service Areas
    Digital Strategy
    Branding
    Web Design
    Search Engine Optimization
    Digital Strategy Branding Web Design Search Engine Optimization
    “Mabbly is our true partner — their entire team provides their advice and challenges our thinking.”
    • Co-Founder & CEO, Consumer Wearable Firm
    • “Mabbly is our true partner — their entire team provides their advice and challenges our thinking.”
      • Co-Founder & CEO, Consumer Wearable Firm
    Chicago, IL
    $25,000 +
    10 - 49
    ABOUT

    When companies like Microsoft need an effective path to better brand iconography, they enlist the services of Mabbly. This Chicago-based brand design agency has provided their services for brands throughout the world, and has established itself as an agency that delivers consistent results.

    ShopRunner is a company that’s tapped into a large audience already but was looking to expand their reach. They turned to Mabbly for the opportunity to improve their brand platform, and Mabbly delivered a robust branding strategy that led to increased business and brand awareness.

    “Mabbly is our true partner — their entire team provides their advice and challenges our thinking.”
    • Co-Founder & CEO, Consumer Wearable Firm
    • “Mabbly is our true partner — their entire team provides their advice and challenges our thinking.”
      • Co-Founder & CEO, Consumer Wearable Firm
  • Chicago, IL
    $250,000 +
    50 - 249
    Chicago, IL
    $250,000 +
    50 - 249
    Service Areas
    Branding
    Event Marketing & Planning
    Graphic Design
    Video Production
    Branding Event Marketing & Planning Graphic Design Video Production
    Service Areas
    Branding
    Event Marketing & Planning
    Graphic Design
    Video Production
    Branding Event Marketing & Planning Graphic Design Video Production
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    Chicago, IL
    $250,000 +
    50 - 249
    ABOUT

    Many enterprise clients count August Jackson as their dependable video production experts, so it’s no wonder the company has achieved such widespread success. With years of experience in their industry, this Chicago-based agency is certainly here to make an impact.

    One August Jackson client is a globally recognized leader in their sector, and August Jackson has provided focused and wide-reaching services for the company for the entirety of their working relationship. This includes UX design, UI, overall brand presence and visuals, and more.

    Worked with this company?
  • Chicago, IL
    $5,000 +
    2 - 9
    Chicago, IL
    $5,000 +
    2 - 9
    Service Areas
    Branding
    Marketing Strategy
    Digital Strategy
    Advertising
    Branding Marketing Strategy Digital Strategy Advertising
    Service Areas
    Branding
    Marketing Strategy
    Digital Strategy
    Advertising
    Branding Marketing Strategy Digital Strategy Advertising
    “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
    • “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
    Chicago, IL
    $5,000 +
    2 - 9
    ABOUT

    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.

     

    “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
    • “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
  • Chicago, IL
    $50,000 +
    10 - 49
    Chicago, IL
    $50,000 +
    10 - 49
    Service Areas
    Branding
    Web Development
    Content Marketing
    Digital Strategy
    Branding Web Development Content Marketing Digital Strategy
    Service Areas
    Branding
    Web Development
    Content Marketing
    Digital Strategy
    Branding Web Development Content Marketing Digital Strategy
    “The level of marketing sophistication they brought was above and beyond what I’ve found in other agencies." "
    • Senior Director of Marketing, Computer Software Company
    • “The level of marketing sophistication they brought was above and beyond what I’ve found in other agencies." "
      • Senior Director of Marketing, Computer Software Company
    Chicago, IL
    $50,000 +
    10 - 49
    ABOUT

    Symmetri Marketing clients include National Geographic, and they specialize in providing a design-centric approach to branding for their clients. With a focus on emphasizing the most vital elements of brand messaging, Symmetri Marketing was founded on forward-thinking principles in Chicago.

    When the Detroit Zoo needed a complete overhaul of their brand approach, they turned to Symmetri Marketing. The agency provided them with an end-to-end analysis of how they could make their approach more targeted, impactful and successful.

    “The level of marketing sophistication they brought was above and beyond what I’ve found in other agencies." "
    • Senior Director of Marketing, Computer Software Company
    • “The level of marketing sophistication they brought was above and beyond what I’ve found in other agencies." "
      • Senior Director of Marketing, Computer Software Company
  • Chicago, IL
    $25,000 +
    10 - 49
    Chicago, IL
    $25,000 +
    10 - 49
    Service Areas
    Social Media Marketing
    Web Design
    Web Development
    Advertising
    Social Media Marketing Web Design Web Development Advertising
    Service Areas
    Social Media Marketing
    Web Design
    Web Development
    Advertising
    Social Media Marketing Web Design Web Development Advertising
    “Anthony was really good at finding ways to get everyone engaged with the materials.”
    • Head of Digital, International Administration Agency
    • “Anthony was really good at finding ways to get everyone engaged with the materials.”
      • Head of Digital, International Administration Agency
    Chicago, IL
    $25,000 +
    10 - 49
    ABOUT

    Social Driver is a digital agency based in Washinton, DC, and was founded in 2011. They have about 50 employees that specialize in social media marketing, web design, and web development for a wide range of businesses focusing on health care & medical, non-profit, and business services industries.

    Leukemia & Lymphoma Society tapped Social Driver to create an animated video for their nonprofit organization. The team wrote up a script and pre-and post-produced a two-minute video using the client's resources. Social Driver was able to take a topic that’s hard to capture in a visual medium and translate it into moving yet informative video. The team had an excellent command of the project details and timelines and kept everything moving along. 

    “Anthony was really good at finding ways to get everyone engaged with the materials.”
    • Head of Digital, International Administration Agency
    • “Anthony was really good at finding ways to get everyone engaged with the materials.”
      • Head of Digital, International Administration Agency
  • Downers Grove, IL
    $1,000 +
    10 - 49
    Downers Grove, IL
    $1,000 +
    10 - 49
    Service Areas
    Web Design
    Web Development
    Branding
    E-Commerce Development
    Web Design Web Development Branding E-Commerce Development
    Service Areas
    Web Design
    Web Development
    Branding
    E-Commerce Development
    Web Design Web Development Branding E-Commerce Development
    “Once we launched our site, the sales team was no longer embarrassed to send customers to the site."
    • President, Meadows Publishing Solutions
    • “Once we launched our site, the sales team was no longer embarrassed to send customers to the site."
      • President, Meadows Publishing Solutions
    Downers Grove, IL
    $1,000 +
    10 - 49
    ABOUT

    Zealth Digital Marketing is on a mission to become Chicago’s one-stop-shop for all things digital marketing and brand-building. They work with local small businesses across industries like healthcare, education, and business services. 

    Some of their recent work was with Everywhere Wireless to create a custom responsive Wordpress site with Woocommerce integration. The site featured a custom search engine that utilized Google’s Custom Place API to match typed addresses to specific property pages.

    “Once we launched our site, the sales team was no longer embarrassed to send customers to the site."
    • President, Meadows Publishing Solutions
    • “Once we launched our site, the sales team was no longer embarrassed to send customers to the site."
      • President, Meadows Publishing Solutions
  • Chicago, IL
    $10,000 +
    50 - 249
    Chicago, IL
    $10,000 +
    50 - 249
    Service Areas
    Branding
    Public Relations
    Advertising
    Digital Strategy
    Branding Public Relations Advertising Digital Strategy
    Service Areas
    Branding
    Public Relations
    Advertising
    Digital Strategy
    Branding Public Relations Advertising Digital Strategy
    “They were easy to work with and receptive of my comments and feedback."
    • Chief of Staff, Chicago Federation of Labor
    • “They were easy to work with and receptive of my comments and feedback."
      • Chief of Staff, Chicago Federation of Labor
    Chicago, IL
    $10,000 +
    50 - 249
    ABOUT

    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.

    “They were easy to work with and receptive of my comments and feedback."
    • Chief of Staff, Chicago Federation of Labor
    • “They were easy to work with and receptive of my comments and feedback."
      • Chief of Staff, Chicago Federation of Labor
  • Berwyn, IL
    $25,000 +
    2 - 9
    Berwyn, IL
    $25,000 +
    2 - 9
    Service Areas
    Blockchain
    UX/UI Design
    Web Design
    Branding
    Blockchain UX/UI Design Web Design Branding
    Service Areas
    Blockchain
    UX/UI Design
    Web Design
    Branding
    Blockchain UX/UI Design Web Design Branding
    “They were very professional, and the end product was amazing."
    • Office Manager, Law Office of Joseph W. Pieper LLC
    • “They were very professional, and the end product was amazing."
      • Office Manager, Law Office of Joseph W. Pieper LLC
    Berwyn, IL
    $25,000 +
    2 - 9
    ABOUT

    If you are looking for a strategic design consultancy for your Cryptocurrency or Web 3.0 project, then Kalapa Design Studio is here for you. Their team creates cohesive user experiences that engage users to produce significant results. They have a roster of amazing clients such as Apple, AWS, Google, Salesforce, Miele, Wells Fargo, Cloudflare, and Adobe.

    PhoenixNAP partnered with Kalapa Design Studio to help improve and create its global content marketing strategy. In the end, Phoenix was able to reposition itself as one of the trusted leaders in the data security field.
     

    “They were very professional, and the end product was amazing."
    • Office Manager, Law Office of Joseph W. Pieper LLC
    • “They were very professional, and the end product was amazing."
      • Office Manager, Law Office of Joseph W. Pieper LLC
  • Lombard, IL
    $10,000 +
    10 - 49
    Lombard, IL
    $10,000 +
    10 - 49
    Service Areas
    Branding
    Web Design
    Content Marketing
    Advertising
    Branding Web Design Content Marketing Advertising
    Service Areas
    Branding
    Web Design
    Content Marketing
    Advertising
    Branding Web Design Content Marketing Advertising
    “They were confident and professional, but their most important contribution was their marketing expertise.”
    • Founder, P3rceive LLC
    • “They were confident and professional, but their most important contribution was their marketing expertise.”
      • Founder, P3rceive LLC
    Lombard, IL
    $10,000 +
    10 - 49
    ABOUT

    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.

    “They were confident and professional, but their most important contribution was their marketing expertise.”
    • Founder, P3rceive LLC
    • “They were confident and professional, but their most important contribution was their marketing expertise.”
      • Founder, P3rceive LLC
  • Morton Grove, IL
    $50,000 +
    10 - 49
    Morton Grove, IL
    $50,000 +
    10 - 49
    Service Areas
    Branding
    Graphic Design
    Social Media Marketing
    Email Marketing
    Branding Graphic Design Social Media Marketing Email Marketing
    Service Areas
    Branding
    Graphic Design
    Social Media Marketing
    Email Marketing
    Branding Graphic Design Social Media Marketing Email Marketing
    Worked with this company?
    Morton Grove, IL
    $50,000 +
    10 - 49
    ABOUT

    When companies in every industry from pet care to food, agriculture, and manufacturing need an effective path to B2B marketing, they enlist the services of Celtic. The U.S.-based marketing agency has provided services for brands throughout the world and has established itself as an agency that delivers consistent results.

    When a company in agriculture, chemistry, food, insurance, manufacturing, or pet products wants to engage a larger audience, they turn to Celtic to leverage digital channels to bring in more business.

    Worked with this company?
  • Chicago, IL
    $25,000 +
    10 - 49
    Chicago, IL
    $25,000 +
    10 - 49
    Service Areas
    Content Marketing
    Digital Strategy
    Video Production
    Branding
    Content Marketing Digital Strategy Video Production Branding
    Service Areas
    Content Marketing
    Digital Strategy
    Video Production
    Branding
    Content Marketing Digital Strategy Video Production Branding
    “They were a very professional group with big agency talent."
    • Owner & CEO, Spirit of 1876
    • “They were a very professional group with big agency talent."
      • Owner & CEO, Spirit of 1876
    Chicago, IL
    $25,000 +
    10 - 49
    ABOUT

    Many enterprise clients count Yakkety Yak Marketing as their dependable content marketing experts, so it’s no wonder the company has achieved such widespread success. With years of experience in their industry, this Chicago-based agency is certainly here to make an impact.

    One Yakkety Yak Marketing client is a globally recognized leader in their sector, and Yakkety Yak Marketing has provided focused and wide-reaching services for the company for the entirety of their working relationship. This includes UX design, UI, overall brand presence and visuals, and more.

    “They were a very professional group with big agency talent."
    • Owner & CEO, Spirit of 1876
    • “They were a very professional group with big agency talent."
      • Owner & CEO, Spirit of 1876
  • Chicago, IL
    $25,000 +
    10 - 49
    Chicago, IL
    $25,000 +
    10 - 49
    Service Areas
    Branding
    Mobile App Development
    Branding Mobile App Development
    Service Areas
    Branding
    Mobile App Development
    Branding Mobile App Development
    “Cultivate is really good at project management, especially since they’re growing.”
    • Director of Marketing & Comms, Superior Construction
    • “Cultivate is really good at project management, especially since they’re growing.”
      • Director of Marketing & Comms, Superior Construction
    Chicago, IL
    $25,000 +
    10 - 49
    ABOUT

    Founded in 2005, Cultivate is a Chicago-based branding agency that specializes in brand strategy, design, photography, and creative marketing. The team mainly works with small businesses and midmarket players such as Ozinga, The Chicago International Film Festival, and The Boxcar Children.

    For example, in 2020 Superior Construction hired Cultivate to handle its content marketing, branding, and web design efforts. Cultivate initially worked with Superior Construction for photography and videography but has since taken on various responsibilities.

    “Cultivate is really good at project management, especially since they’re growing.”
    • Director of Marketing & Comms, Superior Construction
    • “Cultivate is really good at project management, especially since they’re growing.”
      • Director of Marketing & Comms, Superior Construction
  • Chicago, IL
    $25,000 +
    1,000 - 9,999
    Chicago, IL
    $25,000 +
    1,000 - 9,999
    Service Areas
    Branding
    Content Marketing
    Advertising
    Digital Strategy
    Branding Content Marketing Advertising Digital Strategy
    Service Areas
    Branding
    Content Marketing
    Advertising
    Digital Strategy
    Branding Content Marketing Advertising Digital Strategy
    “Their commitment to adjust and react immediately to our demands was impressive."
    • Project Manager, Sartorius Stedim Biotech
    • “Their commitment to adjust and react immediately to our demands was impressive."
      • Project Manager, Sartorius Stedim Biotech
    Chicago, IL
    $25,000 +
    1,000 - 9,999
    ABOUT

    SGK is a global packaging and brand experience company based in the UK and was founded in 1953. They have more than 1000 employees globally that specialize in branding, content marketing, and advertising to mid-market and enterprise clients mainly focusing on consumer products & services, e-commerce, and arts, entertainment & music industries.

    Sartorius Stedim Biotech hired SGK to rebrand their biotech company's existing product marketing assets involving their application notes, datasheets, guides, brochures, and other collateral. SGK rebranded 4,500 of the client's marketing materials within one year. Their commitment to adjust and react immediately to our demands was impressive.

    “Their commitment to adjust and react immediately to our demands was impressive."
    • Project Manager, Sartorius Stedim Biotech
    • “Their commitment to adjust and react immediately to our demands was impressive."
      • Project Manager, Sartorius Stedim Biotech
  • Chicago, IL
    $25,000 +
    2 - 9
    Chicago, IL
    $25,000 +
    2 - 9
    Service Areas
    Branding
    Advertising
    Web Design
    Content Marketing
    Branding Advertising Web Design Content Marketing
    Service Areas
    Branding
    Advertising
    Web Design
    Content Marketing
    Branding Advertising Web Design Content Marketing
    “The hands-on attention we received was great."
    • SVP, Membership & Marketing, Illinois Technology Association
    • “The hands-on attention we received was great."
      • SVP, Membership & Marketing, Illinois Technology Association
    Chicago, IL
    $25,000 +
    2 - 9
    ABOUT

    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.

    “The hands-on attention we received was great."
    • SVP, Membership & Marketing, Illinois Technology Association
    • “The hands-on attention we received was great."
      • SVP, Membership & Marketing, Illinois Technology Association
  • Chicago, IL
    $10,000 +
    10 - 49
    Chicago, IL
    $10,000 +
    10 - 49
    Service Areas
    Branding
    Graphic Design
    UX/UI Design
    Web Design
    Branding Graphic Design UX/UI Design Web Design
    Service Areas
    Branding
    Graphic Design
    UX/UI Design
    Web Design
    Branding Graphic Design UX/UI Design Web Design
    “The team's executive and project management staff were outstanding, and I would not hesitate to work with them again."
    • CEO, Passport Enterprises LLC
    • “The team's executive and project management staff were outstanding, and I would not hesitate to work with them again."
      • CEO, Passport Enterprises LLC
    Chicago, IL
    $10,000 +
    10 - 49
    ABOUT

    Artversion counts Volvo among its key clients and has delivered branding results in a variety of industries. The result is that this Chicago-based firm has achieved widespread acclaim for their targeted branding work.

    One example of their branding success comes from a globally recognized brand that found itself in need of refreshed brand identity. Artversion helped them revitalize their existing strategy to stand out in a crowded market and leave a powerful impression on more customers than ever before.

    “The team's executive and project management staff were outstanding, and I would not hesitate to work with them again."
    • CEO, Passport Enterprises LLC
    • “The team's executive and project management staff were outstanding, and I would not hesitate to work with them again."
      • CEO, Passport Enterprises LLC
  • Chicago, IL
    $5,000 +
    2 - 9
    Chicago, IL
    $5,000 +
    2 - 9
    Service Areas
    Advertising
    Branding
    Marketing Strategy
    Advertising Branding Marketing Strategy
    Service Areas
    Advertising
    Branding
    Marketing Strategy
    Advertising Branding Marketing Strategy
    “Their team did a great job in building a realistic timeline and keeping us accountable for hitting our key dates."
    • Co-Founder & Partner, Kingston Marketing Group
    • “Their team did a great job in building a realistic timeline and keeping us accountable for hitting our key dates."
      • Co-Founder & Partner, Kingston Marketing Group
    Chicago, IL
    $5,000 +
    2 - 9
    ABOUT

    Strike 2 clients include Brightfield Group, and they specialize in providing a design-centric approach to branding for their clients. With a focus on emphasizing the most vital elements of brand messaging, Strike 2 was founded on forward-thinking principles in Chicago.

    When Bartesian needed a complete overhaul of their brand approach, they turned to Strike 2. The agency provided them with an end-to-end analysis of how they could make their approach more targeted, impactful and successful.

    “Their team did a great job in building a realistic timeline and keeping us accountable for hitting our key dates."
    • Co-Founder & Partner, Kingston Marketing Group
    • “Their team did a great job in building a realistic timeline and keeping us accountable for hitting our key dates."
      • Co-Founder & Partner, Kingston Marketing Group
  • Chicago, IL
    $10,000 +
    2 - 9
    Chicago, IL
    $10,000 +
    2 - 9
    Service Areas
    Branding
    Marketing Strategy
    Web Design
    Advertising
    Branding Marketing Strategy Web Design Advertising
    Service Areas
    Branding
    Marketing Strategy
    Web Design
    Advertising
    Branding Marketing Strategy Web Design Advertising
    “We were continually impressed with Patrick's ability to take a good idea we brought to him and make it better."
    • Director of Communications, SEIU Local 1000
    • “We were continually impressed with Patrick's ability to take a good idea we brought to him and make it better."
      • Director of Communications, SEIU Local 1000
    Chicago, IL
    $10,000 +
    2 - 9
    ABOUT

    With a passion for both strategy and design, C2 Creative has provided mobile app development work for clients around the globe. Based in Chicago, C2 Creative brings a long history of success to each project they complete.

    When their client was just a new brand looking to make an impact, C2 Creative crafted major elements of their user engagement strategy in an emerging market. The result was a splashy entrance into the market orchestrated by C2 Creative designers and strategists.

    “We were continually impressed with Patrick's ability to take a good idea we brought to him and make it better."
    • Director of Communications, SEIU Local 1000
    • “We were continually impressed with Patrick's ability to take a good idea we brought to him and make it better."
      • Director of Communications, SEIU Local 1000
  • Evanston, IL
    $10,000 +
    2 - 9
    Evanston, IL
    $10,000 +
    2 - 9
    Service Areas
    UX/UI Design
    Web Design
    Web Development
    Branding
    UX/UI Design Web Design Web Development Branding
    Service Areas
    UX/UI Design
    Web Design
    Web Development
    Branding
    UX/UI Design Web Design Web Development Branding
    “Their communication and listening skills were worlds better than what we had experienced before.”
    • Owner, Walsh Natural Health
    • “Their communication and listening skills were worlds better than what we had experienced before.”
      • Owner, Walsh Natural Health
    Evanston, IL
    $10,000 +
    2 - 9
    ABOUT

    This established branding company counts major brands like Ingredion among their clients. Based in Illinois, Chykalophia brings a bright and impactful approach to each unique enterprise project they take on.

    Live Nation creates concert experiences for customers around the world. They turned to Chykalophia for a focused strategy that would highlight their unique brand voice and audience. Chykalophia delivered with highly modern and striking approach focused on making an impact.

    “Their communication and listening skills were worlds better than what we had experienced before.”
    • Owner, Walsh Natural Health
    • “Their communication and listening skills were worlds better than what we had experienced before.”
      • Owner, Walsh Natural Health
  • Chicago, IL
    $10,000 +
    2 - 9
    Chicago, IL
    $10,000 +
    2 - 9
    Service Areas
    Digital Strategy
    Advertising
    Web Design
    Social Media Marketing
    Digital Strategy Advertising Web Design Social Media Marketing
    Service Areas
    Digital Strategy
    Advertising
    Web Design
    Social Media Marketing
    Digital Strategy Advertising Web Design Social Media Marketing
    “97 Switch has performed very well, and they’re very responsive.”
    • Principal, Lift Insight & Capital Partners
    • “97 Switch has performed very well, and they’re very responsive.”
      • Principal, Lift Insight & Capital Partners
    Chicago, IL
    $10,000 +
    2 - 9
    ABOUT

    97 Switch apply their web design and digital marketing skills to develop a digital presence that fits the personality and purpose of their clients. They mainly work with small and mid-sized companies in the hospitality and leisure, financial services, and real estate industries.

    They built a launch branding strategy and digital presence for Hotel EMC2, Autograph Collection. The engagement turned into a long-lasting relationship with 97 Switch providing ongoing digital advertising support, content development, SEO, website maintenance, and social media services to the hotel.

    “97 Switch has performed very well, and they’re very responsive.”
    • Principal, Lift Insight & Capital Partners
    • “97 Switch has performed very well, and they’re very responsive.”
      • Principal, Lift Insight & Capital Partners
  • Chicago, IL
    $50,000 +
    10 - 49
    Chicago, IL
    $50,000 +
    10 - 49
    Service Areas
    Branding
    Market Research
    Marketing Strategy
    Branding Market Research Marketing Strategy
    Service Areas
    Branding
    Market Research
    Marketing Strategy
    Branding Market Research Marketing Strategy
    “They did a fantastic job approaching the project from a brand perspective.”
    • Head of Investor Relations, Estancia Capital Partners
    • “They did a fantastic job approaching the project from a brand perspective.”
      • Head of Investor Relations, Estancia Capital Partners
    Chicago, IL
    $50,000 +
    10 - 49
    ABOUT

    They have already landed major names like Life Fitness as clients, and Monogramgroup is still expanding on its list of success for brands in a wide range of industries. This Chicago-based firm helps organizations around the world focus their branding strategy to increase both brand perception and measurable sales.

    If you want to see how Monogramgroup helps brands communicate with their audiences in a unique and crowded space, look no further than their brand development work for Mintel. Monogramgroup helped them define a strategy for their specific audience to improve their reach and meet key KPIs.

    “They did a fantastic job approaching the project from a brand perspective.”
    • Head of Investor Relations, Estancia Capital Partners
    • “They did a fantastic job approaching the project from a brand perspective.”
      • Head of Investor Relations, Estancia Capital Partners
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What Is Branding in Marketing?

Branding in marketing is the process of creating a symbol, design, name, slogan, and marketing content that aligns with your company’s values. Companies market their brands to align what they want people to think about the company with what people actually think about the company.

Marketing involves promoting specific products, and branding is the process of figuring out a company’s values and image. That means that branding in marketing is the process of promoting products through a company’s greater image.

Why Is Branding Important in Marketing?

Branding is important in marketing for 3 main reasons:

  1. Branding helps clearly deliver a message: Encouraging consumers to buy a certain product or engage in certain behavior is easier when they associate a request with a particular brand. Having a strong overarching brand makes it easier to clearly and persuasively ask customers to take action and buy a specific product.
  2. Branding confirms the product’s credibility: Products seem credible when they are pitched from a brand that has a good reputation. Leverage a strong brand to earn credibility and trust for specific products.
  3. Branding connects consumers with the right products: Having a strong brand helps connect potential customers with the right products. A company that has a brand reputation for being sporty and athletic will attract customers who are looking for sportswear products. Then, the company will simply be responsible for continuing to create products that meet customer demand.
What Steps Are in the Brand Marketing Process?
  1. Determine a target audience
  2. Research competition
  3. Create value propositions
  4. Determine brand guidelines
  5. Market your brand

Here’s an explanation of each step in the brand marketing process.

  1. Determine a target audience: Brand marketing requires knowing what audience you are targeting with your communication. A company should identify its target audience and tailor its mission to meet that audience wherever it can. Specifically, brand marketing should exist to create campaigns that meet the needs and desires of customers.
  2. Research competition: What are other companies doing? What kind of brand marketing processes do they have? What makes your selling proposition unique and the best option for a given customer?
  3. Create value propositions: Focus on what makes your brand unique and valuable. Value propositions set your business apart from your competitors. How does your business stand apart from the rest of the market? Include your value proposition in every brand marketing material. You don’t have to be explicit. Just be able to answer the question: What does this product do for me that another product couldn’t?
  4. Determine brand guidelines: Make sure there are consistent guidelines regarding your brand logo, colors, slogans, and language. Maintain consistency across your various marketing channels (print, television, internet, etc.) to maintain customer loyalty.
  5. Market your brand: Have a strategy to market your brand. Use channels such as email, social media, and commercials. Display your brand as widely as possible.