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Engaging Advertising That Connects with Chicago Audiences

Struggling to stand out in Chicago’s bustling marketing landscape? You’re in good company.

Countless Chicago businesses grapple with the challenge of making their voice heard in a chorus of competitors. It’s all too common to feel like your brand’s vibrancy is being drowned out, right? Your message is vital and should resonate loudly and clearly, sparking genuine interest and connection.

The key is crafting advertising that’s not just different, but truly memorable. It’s the blend of originality and strategic insight that can propel your brand to new heights.

At Single Grain, we’re dedicated to designing advertising experiences that not only capture attention but also drive meaningful engagement. Our team brings a fresh perspective to each campaign, merging creativity with analytical precision to ensure your message doesn’t just reach the people of Chicago—it resonates with them. We offer extensive strategic consulting to amplify your campaign’s reach and effectiveness.


Amplify Your Brand in Chicago with Single Grain

In the dynamic landscape of Chicago’s market, unique challenges demand innovative solutions. Single Grain stands as your forward-thinking ally, anticipating industry shifts and integrating them with the essence of your brand. We don’t just walk the well-trodden path; we blaze new trails that lead to your triumph.

We immerse ourselves in the heart of your brand, crafting your narrative into every campaign to forge genuine connections with your audience. Our strategies, backed by solid data, ensure that each advertisement is a seamless blend of aesthetics and efficacy, customized for your needs. Single Grain’s consultancy prowess is at your beck and call to sharpen and elevate your brand’s communication.

By broadcasting your message through the most effective channels, Single Grain’s campaigns transcend mere advertisements—they become memorable experiences that catalyze action. Elevate your advertising from the mundane to the must-see with creativity that makes a difference. Explore the breadth of our creative ad agency services, from compelling brand storytelling to savvy media placement in the Windy City and beyond.

  • Compelling Brand Storytelling
  • Integrated Omni-Channel Campaigns
  • Advanced Performance Analytics & Insights
  • Innovative Creative Direction & Asset Production
  • Social Media Strategy & Engagement
  • Expert Media Placement & Buying

Who is Eric Siu?

Eric Siu is the founder of digital marketing agency Single Grain. He also hosts two podcasts: Marketing School & Leveling Up, which get over 2.1M monthly downloads combined. Over the years, Eric has helped companies such as Amazon, Uber, Airbnb, and Salesforce acquire more customers.

Eric hosts a marketing mastermind where 100 of the best in media, marketing, and business get together twice a year in Miami and Beverly Hills. He is also the author of 'Leveling Up: How to Master the Game of Life'.

He also speaks around the world on marketing, SaaS, and SEO. Eric is also an investor in companies such as Eight Sleep, Levels, Fountain Health, Synthesis, and more. Finally, Eric is a member of communities such as YPO and TED.

Discover Featured Podcast Episode

Eric Siu and Neil Patel
4.6 • 1.1K Ratings

Dangers of AI Content, The Death of Agencies, Best-kept SEO Secret, and The North Face’s Genius Marketing Move (Reactions Dec 2023 Week 2)

In episode #2645, we discuss various topics related to marketing and technology, emphasizing the importance of having a human in the loop when using AI-generated content. We delve into the changing landscape of advertising, the rise of performance Max campaigns, and the decline of the agency model. We also explore the significance of brand building in SEO and provide insights on the North Face's genius marketing move.

Learn More About The Work We’ve Done

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    454% Growth in Google Ads Revenue After Account Restructure

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    Boosts Organic Search Results & Visibility with Single Grain

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    Reduces Their Cost Per MQL by 72.49% with Single Grain

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    +85% Increase in Branded Searches and +10% Increase in ROAS

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    44% Increase in Organic Sessions Through Technical SEO and On-Page Optimizations

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    107% Increase in Organic Traffic Through Content Marketing

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    454% growth in Google Ads revenue after account restructure.

  • nextiva

    Reduces Cost Per Click By 41.37% While Increasing Leads with Single Grain

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    54% Revenue Growth Year Over Year by Implementing Content Optimizations

  • harris-teeter

    Increases Post Engagement Rate by 400% with Single Grain

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    Spend and Leads Increased While Earning a More Efficient CPA

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Frequently Asked Questions

And We Have The Answers

  • What makes your creative ad agency stand out in Chicago's competitive market?

    Our agency thrives on Chicago’s dynamic energy, blending it with our unique creative flair. We don’t just create ads; we craft memorable experiences that resonate with the city’s diverse audience. With our finger on the pulse of the latest trends and a deep understanding of the local market, we deliver campaigns that not only stand out but also drive results.

  • Can your agency help with both traditional and digital advertising in Chicago?

    Absolutely! We’re a full-spectrum creative ad agency, adept at orchestrating impactful traditional campaigns through billboards and print, as well as mastering the digital space with cutting-edge online strategies. Our holistic approach ensures your brand makes a lasting impression across all mediums.

  • How does your Chicago-based ad agency approach a new creative campaign?

    We start with the heart of Chicago—its people. Our approach is a collaborative journey, where we dive into your brand’s story, goals, and the audience you want to captivate. We then blend this with innovative ideas and creative prowess to develop a campaign that’s not just creative, but also strategically targeted for maximum engagement.

  • What industries do you specialize in as a creative ad agency in Chicago?

    Our creative expertise is versatile, catering to a multitude of industries from tech startups to hospitality, and retail to healthcare. We believe every sector has a unique story to tell, and our team is passionate about bringing these narratives to life with creative solutions that appeal to the Chicago market and beyond.

If you were unable to find the answer you’ve been looking for, do not hesitate to get in touch and ask us directly.

Our Growth Methodology

  • We’ll start by talking on the phone to get a sense of what your challenges are right now, what you’ve tried so far, and if we're the right full-service digital marketing agency for you. No hard selling. Promise.

  • If we think we can help you, we’ll put together Marketing Insights specifically for your company. Running your business through our experienced digital marketing agency analysis, we’ll create an execution plan which maximizes all the opportunities we see for growth and specific KPIs.

  • We’ll get you as many quick and early wins as possible, while setting up specific, long-term, scalable digital marketing goals.

  • We’ll roll out our full execution plan, focusing on timely, tactical implementation, and setting up scalable growth opportunities. This frees you up to work on other high impact areas of your business.

  • Our online marketing team continually monitors your results at every step of the process, then leverages that to get you even more wins.

Elevate Your Brand

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— Our clients love us

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“Single Grain enables us to increase our impact without increasing our headcount”

“We really lean on Single Grain as an extension of our team, which enables us to increase our impact without increasing our headcount.”

— Kim Cooper
Director of Marketing, Amazon Alexa

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“Their expertise has helped Nextiva grow its brand and overall business”

“The Single Grain team has been instrumental in providing us with forward-thinking, growth-impacting marketing support. Their expertise has helped Nextiva grow its brand and overall business.”

— Yaniv Masjedi
CMO, Nextiva

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“They act like an extension of our team, proactively coming to us with ideas and fixing issues as they arise”

“Single Grain has been an important force for guiding our digital marketing. They act like an extension of our team, proactively coming to us with ideas and fixing issues as they arise. They're exactly what we look for in partners.”

— Samantha Goldman
Sr. Director of Marketing, CastLightHealth


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