92 Top Illinois Digital Media Companies and Startups of 2021

June 7, 2021
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This article showcases our top picks for the best Illinois based Digital Media companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Digital Media industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

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Top Illinois Digital Media Startups

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

IRI

IRI

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IRI is a Market research company specialized in development of big data and predictive analytics solutions.

Centro

Centro

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Centro’s technology platform, Basis, is an advertising solution unifying programmatic buying, workflow automation and business intelligence.

Centro

Tribune Publishing

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Tribune Publishing Company, is a diversified media and marketing-solutions company.

Centro

Outcome Health

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Outcome Health delivers better health outcomes and impacts the human condition positively through technology.

Centro

RedShelf

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RedShelf is a distributor of digital learning materials for the higher education community.

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Curiosity

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Curiosity’s mission is to inform and entertain our audience with positive content that helps them get smarter about the world around them.

Centro

Livly

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Livly is a platform for activating new digital experiences and revenue streams for buildings.

Centro

K4 Mobility

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K4 Mobility is a digital platform that harnesses the power of the Internet to provide services for maritime ships.

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AP

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AP is a brand image and digital communications firm.

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Dose

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Spartz is an online platform that makes it easy to create and share content with others to make them learn, laugh, and feel inspired.

Centro

Varsity Views

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Varsity Views is a high school sports media outlet capturing the story of high school athletes’ games.

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ItemMaster

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ItemMaster’s cloud platform creates, manages, expands, & delivers structured product content for the $800B U.S. Food & Bev marketplace.

Centro

Cision

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Cision is a global media intelligence company that offers PR and social software as well as analytics.

Centro

Detective

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Detective is a digital adoption platform that automates the sales research process.

Centro

Hearken

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Tools to create original, popular content with audiences and with integrity

Centro

Music Dealers

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Music Dealers is a music licensing platform providing pre-cleared music and custom song creation for content creators.

Centro

IndyBuild

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IndyBuild is a free entertainment industry platform developed to fully showcase creative and performing artists

Centro

SiteVibes

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A User Generated Content & Visual Marketing Platform helping ecommerce businesses engage shoppers.

Centro

Shotfarm

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Shotfarm offers a product content network and rich media hosting platform for the retail industry.

Centro

Legacy.com

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Legacy.com is a commercial provider of online memorials that hosts online obituary sections for newspapers throughout the U.S.

Centro

1440 Media

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All-in-one newsletter for professionals

Centro

Helios Digital Learning

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Helios Digital combines immersive storytelling, EQ, behavioral economics and analytics to help employees make better ethical decisions.

Centro

Dotomi

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Dotomi provides Personalized Media display advertising that is dynamically adapted in real time at the user and impression level.

Centro

Affinity

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Affinity is a contextual advertising network building innovative contextual advertising, media, and monetization solutions.

Centro

AdGooroo

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AdGooroo is the leading provider of internet marketing competitive intelligence, keyword research, and other keyword tools.

Centro

Conduit Productions LLC

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Chicago based multi-media and production company focusing on television, film and content creation.

Centro

Optimus

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Optimus is a collective of award winning filmmakers, storytellers, and artists working with agencies and brands.

Centro

The Onion

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The Onion is an American “fake news” organization featuring satirical articles reporting on international, national, and local news.

Centro

Encyclopaedia Britannica

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A pioneer in digital learning, Britannica serves the needs of students, lifelong learners, and professionals.

Centro

Leo Burnett

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Leo Burnett Worldwide, Inc., is an American globally active advertising company

Centro

Jupiterimages

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Jupiterimages hosts stock photography and a media hosting platform.

Centro

Visual Feeder

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Visual Feeder lights up the city streets with full-motion brand advertising experiences on high traffic commercial retail locations.

Centro

Techweek

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A technology conference and festival with a mission to celebrate and enable innovation ecosystems throughout North America.

Centro

Graham Media Group

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Graham Media Group is a broadcast media company.

Centro

Vision Integrated Graphics Group

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Vision is a full service marketing solutions provider specializing in cross media marketing, strategy, technology, print & fulfillment.

Centro

Student Film Channel

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Student Film Channel provides an online video platform for films and videos created by students.

Centro

livelocal

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livelocal are help independent businesses deploy actionable marketing content and reward their customers for feedback.

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4FRONT

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4FRONT solves problems and generates revenue through deep analytics, digital media, strategic sponsorships, and innovative ideas.

Centro

Anasova

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Anasova creates tools so people can maximize life and minimize financial stress. Our primary offering is a free financial plan.

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Schawk

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Schawk is a global brand deployment company that produces brand assets and protects brand equities to make brands more profitable.

Centro

Emerge Media

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Emerge Media is a media and Internet company focused on the core areas of search, communication, and online dating.

Centro

Twittad

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Twittad is a marketing company that provides online advertising services.

Centro

Chicago Hustles Magazine

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Chicago hustles magazine is an online resource that showcases the entrepreneurial spirit of the city.

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Silver Chalice Ventures

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Silver Chalice Ventures builds and operates digital-based businesses that focus on sports, media, and entertainment.

Centro

Camelot Illinois

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Camelot Illinois operates the Illinois Lottery, a modern enterprise that truly benefits the people of Illinois.

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AE Marketing Group, Inc.

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AE Marketing Group provides brand strategy and product marketing support to help businesses grow marketshare, revenue, and loyalty.

Centro

MemoryWeb, LLC

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The photo organizer for family historians. Keep details with photos forever.

Centro

30Seconds

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30Seconds is a digital media platform makes life better in 30 seconds through the power of content and community.

Centro

Broadcast Electronics

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Broadcast Electronics designs and manufactures a complete line of radio broadcast products, including transmitters AM, FM and HD Radio.

Centro

Digital Intent

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DI is a venture discovery & software development firm helping companies identify the next big thing, build it, and get people using i.

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HistoryIT

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HistoryIT helps organizations and companies present their historical collections online.

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Greyscalegorilla

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Greyscalegorilla is a 3D motion design and media production company.

Centro

SORC’D

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SORC’D the easiest way to capture and recall your online research. Build Stronger Content Faster with Sorc’d.

Centro

Emerging Insider

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Insight driven marketing and communications agency, with a focus on emerging media and technology.

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Progressus

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Progressus is a digital marketing company dedicated to providing mobile advertising services.

Centro

Gantec Publishing Solutions

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Gantec publishing solutions is offering editorial services and e-learning solutions for publishing and media sector located in Schaumburg.

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KeyLimeTie

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KeyLimeTie is an interactive software provider specializing in web, kiosk/digital signage, mobile applications and multi-platform

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Whittman-Hart

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Whittman-Hart as an IT consulting firm specializing in ERP and custom development services for emerging and mid-market companies.

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Travelsports.com

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TravelSports.com is creating the first marketplace for youth local travel sports information.

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Ensemble.Inc

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Ensemble is a one-stop digital services suite providing business plans, business coaching, venture capital, and more for entrepreneurs.

Centro

AppVentures

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Creative Agency, Business Strategy & Development, Graphic Design, Web/Mobile Design & Development, Content, SEO, Marketing & Advertising.

Centro

TCT Ministries

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TCT Ministries is a nonprofit organization that specializes in broadcasting Christian religious television programs across the globe.

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The Website Flip

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The Website Flip offers tools and resources for all things digital assets and website investments.

Centro

tv.adpost123.com

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LIVE TAMIL TV CHANNEL asianet news asian

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Compere Media

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Compere Media is a company that specializes in market research, campaigning, insights, data analysis, business intelligence & digital media.

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NAF Digital

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NAF Digital is a digital media agency and targets accounts across multiple verticals.

Centro

iPyxel Creations

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Performance Ad Optimization & Automation

Centro

Designkitchen

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DesignKitchen is a digital agency based in Chicago, Illinois.

Centro

Context Media

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Context Media helps content companies manage and share their digital assets in a way that delivers more meaningful rich media experiences.

Centro

FUOR

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Fuor Digital is a digital media agency that helps users achieve their business goals through digital marketing programs.

Centro

RLM Media

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RLM Media is an integrated marketing and communications advertising agency.

Centro

Geodialog Media

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Geodialog Media LLC is an interactive video communication and news delivery system to foster conversation among subscribers.

Centro

AnswersMedia

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AnswersMedia is a digital marketing company that designs websites, produces videos, and creates mobile applications.

Centro

Indirap Productions

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Indirap Productions is a full-service production and marketing agency that offers creative insight for the development of video content.

Centro

TEC Direct Media

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TEC Direct Media is a media agency that plans and buys media for artists, brands and agencies.

Centro

Odeon Media Inc.

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Odeon is a time-saving social news app.

Centro

RPM Visual Media

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RPM Visual Media provides internet video production, distribution, management, and hosting services.

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Flickogram

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Flickogram is a mobile based photo and video sharing platform that enables its users to share photos and videos using stylized filters.

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Visible Spectrum Inc.

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Visible Spectrum provides an affordable web-based system for creating custom targetable videos for any digital platform.

Centro

LFM Network

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Full Service Media Network

Centro

AutoConversion

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AutoConversion offers digital media, B2B, and retail advertising services.

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Amplifinn

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Amplifinn is a digital transformation and innovation solutions company.

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Purple Monkey Studios

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Purple Monkey Studios, Inc. operates as a digital media development company.

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itsashort.com

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Itsashort.com supports independent media and facilitates a direct and rewarding connection between the creator and audience.

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YEP Nation

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YEP Nation offers a universal communications platform, video production, microlearning, and 2D & 3D animation services.

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Copywriting Content

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We provide definitive content marketing, SEO and online reputation management services in Chicago and beyond. Call to see how we can help!

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Dewey

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Dewey.to is an online platform that enables its users to save bookmarks, create collections, and share with groups.

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YuVue, LLC

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YUVUE helps brands, broadcasters and publishers acquire, discover and monetize user-generated videos and photos.

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CheekyChicago.com

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CheekyChicago.com is an online magazine for, by and about the Cosmopolitan women of Chicago.

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Quintessential Barrington

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Quintessential Barrington is a publisher of luxury lifestyle magazines.

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Activid

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Activid is a video editing platform that enables users to transform their raw footage into edited video clips.

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Graphic Arts Equipment Co

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Graphic Arts Equipment Co is a manufacturer and a dealer in selling quality products and giving quality service.

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