5 Chicago social media marketing agencies branding the future

by Alyssa Schroer
May 23, 2019

If you’ve ever liked an Instagram photo before realizing it’s an advertisement, you’re not alone. Social media has exploded into a major advertising channel, curating unique, quirky and aesthetically pleasing branded content that consumers want to like.

For these five Chicago social media marketing agencies, most or all of their focus is on the social space, connecting audiences with brands and businesses through major platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.


matchnode social media marketing agencies chicago

Founded: 2012

Location: The Loop

What they do: Matchnode is a digital agency specializing in paid social marketing along with multiple traditional digital services. The firm uses Facebook, Instagram and other social platforms to perform more precise targeting for businesses, reach new audiences through mobile channels and overall craft social strategies that complement business objectives.

Who they work with: New Balance, CIMM Fest and Indiana University Alumni Association.


bcv social media marketing companies chicago

Founded: 2009

Location: River North

What they do: BCV provides the hospitality industry with social media solutions. Combining their team of hospitality and social media masters with proprietary tech solutions, the agency is able to monitor the social space at all hours, provide analytical reports and assess channel growth to ultimately drive revenue through social content.

Who they work with: The Ritz-Carlton, Four Seasons, Hilton, Marriott, W Hotels and Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.


perfect search media social marketing agencies chicago
perfect search media

Founded: 2010

Location: River North

What they do: Perfect Search is a search and social marketing agency using proprietary technology to enhance brand awareness and drive traffic for B2B and B2C businesses. The analytical-minded team specializes in the major social platforms, optimizing accounts, tracking conversions and goals and other services to ensure companies get the most out of their social advertising strategy.

Who they work with: Goodyear, Avant, Dylan’s Candy Bar and Paro.


some connect

Founded: 2012

Location: Near West Side

What they do: SoMe Connect is a digital and social media marketing agency helping brands maintain a strong online presence. Working with both B2B and B2C companies, SoMe may be a one-stop-shop for social media but they don’t subscribe to a one-size-fits-all strategy, ensuring campaigns and objectives are curated for each client’s target audience.

Who they work with: TransUnion, CMK Realty and Famous Dave’s.


zocalo group social media marketing agencies chicago
zocalo group

Founded: 2007

Location: New East Side

What they do: Zocalo Group is a full-service digital agency with an emphasis on social strategy and word-of-mouth influence. To ensure their clients are the most recommended in their space, Zocalo provides a slew of social services including in-depth social strategy, holistic community management, targeting, native advertising and analytics.

Who they work with: Nissan, Frito Lay, IBM, Dell and Skippy


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