Top 20 Marketing Service Providers Announced for Chicago

UpCity is excited to announce the winners of our City Excellence Awards, celebrating the top 20 marketing service providers in Chicago!

In January of this year, the UpCity Quality Team analyzed over 33,000 marketing service providers on our Marketplace, awarding our first annual UpCity Excellence Awards. The awards were created to celebrate the top 1% of marketing providers, as measured by their UpCity Rating.

What is the UpCity Rating?

In order to provide a credible, unbiased rating of each provider on our Marketplace, UpCity created the UpCity Rating. The UpCity Rating is an algorithm that considers signals and indicators like the number and quality of reviews, website performance, domain authority, and more in order to gauge a marketing service provider’s recommendability. This provides businesses who visit the UpCity Marketplace with an impartial assessment of how one provider stacks up against another in their market and across North America and gives them peace of mind knowing that they are partnering with someone they can trust.

View Your 2019 Chicago City Excellence Winners and Choose Your Next Marketing Provider Today!

The City Excellence Awards not only give us the opportunity to celebrate the most recommendable marketing providers in our top performing markets but also allows us to study and learn from their successes! The UpCity team has put together the following infographic to illustrate the actionable insights we’ve gleaned from our Chicago winners.

  • There are more than 2,695,598 people in Chicago.
  • More than 57,000,000 people visit Chicago each year.
  • There are more than 300,000 businesses in Chicago.
  • The top 5 marketing services in Chicago by percent of market share are:
    1. Web Design (17%)
    2. Digital Marketing (12%)
    3. Video Production (7%)
    4. Public Relations (7%)
    5. Marketing Consultants (6%)
  • Compared to marketing providers in other cities, the top Chicago providers have:
    • 33x more reviews
    • 24% better SERP performance
    • 21% better domain authority
    • 16% faster websites
  • The average UpCity Rating for providers in Chicago is 42.4.
  • On average, marketing providers in Chicago have a total of 9.18 reviews.
  • The average SERP score of a marketing provider in Chicago is 24.4 and the average domain authority is 21.4.

Want to Win a 2020 Chicago City Excellence Award?

It’s never too early to start preparing for next year’s awards! If you’re interested in being considered for the 2020 Excellence Awards, the first step is to become an UpCity Certified Partner. During your personalized onboarding process, our team will walk you through an UpCity Rating scorecard to help you identify key areas where your business can improve. If you’re already a Certified Partner, feel free to reach out to your account representative to learn about your UpCity Rating scorecard today.

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Jordan is the Manager of SEO & Social Media at UpCity. With almost a decade of experience designing websites and writing compelling copy, Jordan has helped countless brands find their voice, tell their story, and connect with real people.