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Optimize Your Advertising Investment in Chicago

Are your digital advertising efforts in Chicago not yielding the expected ROI?

In the bustling Windy City market, it’s a common challenge: you’re investing in digital ads, yet the boost in business remains elusive. The complexity of ad platforms can feel like navigating the Loop during rush hour without a map. But what if there’s a guiding light you haven’t yet seen?

Welcome to Single Grain. We recognize that effective paid media in Chicago isn’t merely about outlaying capital — it’s about intelligent investment. By leveraging strategic planning and precise targeting, we turn your ad spend into a growth driver.

As your dedicated paid media partner, Single Grain is poised to revitalize your advertising strategy. We deliver profitable outcomes through expertly designed campaigns, continuous optimization, and in-depth consulting tailored to the Chicago market.


Empowering Your Chicago-Based Brand's Advertising Triumphs

At Single Grain, we’re committed to propelling your Chicago-based business forward, optimizing every advertising dollar for peak performance. We pinpoint your target audience and the most impactful ad platforms to ensure your message hits home in the Windy City.

Our seasoned professionals employ cutting-edge analytics to meticulously track, measure, and refine your campaign’s effectiveness. This relentless pursuit of excellence transforms solid campaigns into exceptional ones through our premier paid media services.

Staying at the forefront of the ever-evolving digital world, our proactive strategies and agility guarantee that your campaigns not only keep pace but set the trend. With Single Grain, it’s about anticipating change and sculpting a paid media strategy that sustains triumph through our strategic consulting.

  • Insightful media purchasing
  • Tailored campaign development
  • Sophisticated audience targeting
  • Detailed analytics and insights
  • Relentless campaign enhancement
  • Innovative creative execution and evaluation

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

Marketing Trends: Open Air Conspiracy, Changes in Paid Media, and Brandformance

Eric Siu, Neil Patel, Ralph Burns, and Kasim Aslam discuss paid advertising's evolution, emphasizing the shift towards brand marketing and a full-funnel approach. They highlight the importance of impression-based channels and creating distinct audiences for brand and conversion. The talk covers challenges in attribution, the unreliability of data, and stresses investing in top-of-funnel traffic. Additionally, they discuss analytics' limitations and advocate for patience in funding top-of-funnel campaigns for sustainable growth.

Learn More About The Work We’ve Done

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    +193% Increase in Monthly Sign Ups

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    Increasing Free Quote Submissions on Homepage by 95%

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    Spend and Leads Increased While Earning a More Efficient CPA

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    54% Revenue Growth Year Over Year by Implementing Content Optimizations

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    454% Growth in Google Ads Revenue After Account Restructure.

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    268% Increase in Organic Traffic With AI-Driven SEO Strategy

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

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    31.4K More Clicks and 3.08M More Impressions

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    300% Increase in BOFU ROAS after switching to programmatic

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Frequently Asked Questions

And We Have The Answers

  • Why should I choose a Chicago-based paid media agency for my advertising needs?

    A local touch can make a world of difference in your campaigns. A Chicago-based paid media agency brings to the table not just expertise in the dynamic world of paid advertising but also a deep understanding of the local market. We’re tuned into the Windy City’s pulse, tailoring strategies that engage your local audience while also broadcasting your message on the global stage.

  • Can a paid media agency in Chicago help me with national campaigns?

    Absolutely! Being based in Chicago doesn’t limit our scope. We harness the power of paid media to catapult your brand to national visibility. Our strategic approach is designed to target and captivate your audience, no matter where they are. We optimize campaigns across borders, ensuring your message is loud and clear, from the shores of Lake Michigan to the farthest corners of the country.

  • What kind of ROI can I expect from a paid media campaign?

    Your ROI hinges on various factors, but rest assured, we’re committed to making every penny count. We leverage advanced analytics and creative prowess to drive impactful results. With a blend of precision targeting and compelling content, we aim for not just immediate conversions but also long-term brand loyalty. Let’s ignite your growth through campaigns that deliver tangible returns.

  • How does a paid media agency measure the success of my advertising campaigns?

    Success measurement is our forte. We track and analyze every click, conversion, and conversation. Using cutting-edge tools, we monitor real-time data to refine strategies and optimize performance. Our comprehensive reports give you a clear picture of your campaign’s impact, breaking down metrics like engagement rates, conversion ratios, and overall campaign health. Together, we’ll navigate the numbers to steer your success.

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.

Maximize Ad ROI

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Our Creds


— 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

Level Up Your Marketing Knowledge

Marketing School
A top business podcast with 90
million downloads
Eric Siu & Neil Patel
Leveling Up
A channel that will help you level up your business skills and master the game of life
Eric Siu & Leading

Level Up Your Marketing Without Increasing Your Headcount

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