IHCA ICAL

Illinois Health Care Association (IHCA/ICAL) Convention and Expo

For more information, contact:

Debbie Szwast

dszwast@stevens-tate.com

IHCA/ICAL- Nicole Wagner will Speak at Convention September 11

LOMBARD, IL May 10, 2019- Stevens & Tate Marketing is proud to announce they will speak for the first time at the Illinois Health Care Association (IHCA/ICAL) Convention and Expo. Internet Director Nicole Wagner presents at the Convention that is being held September 9-12, 2019 in Springfield, IL.

Every year the IHCA brings people together to the largest convention in the state for long-term care professionals. The association leads in help and education for the long-term care of elderly, physical, or mentally challenged. This is a time where attendees can learn the latest technology and services available to them with over 100 educational sessions provided.

This year Stevens & Tate Internet Director, Nicole Wagner, conducts a session titled, “Congratulations! You’ve Launched a Website- Now What?” on September 11 1-2:30 pm. The presentation speaks about website optimization. In other words, websites are essential for everything from attracting new prospects to providing information to decision makers. Wagner explores topics such as SEO, social media marketing, and evolving brand messaging. In addition, she breaks down how each come together and create the effective website. And just because a website may have been recently launched doesn’t mean that it can’t continue to improve over time. In conclusion, each step helps strengthen those conversion points for optimal results.

To stay up-to-date with more marketing by Nicole Wagner, click here.

Steven’s and Tate Marketing

Stevens & Tate Marketing (http://www.stevens-tate.com) is a full service advertising agency offering Internet advertising; award-winning, on-strategy creative; integrated message development; and cost-effective media planning and execution. Stevens & Tate creates focused, targeted solutions for its clients within senior living, healthcare, pharmaceutical, homebuilding, CPG and food, grocery and retail, travel and tourism, and business-to-business industries.

Nicole Wagner, Internet Marketing Director at Stevens & Tate Marketing (www.stevens-tate.com), leads an enthusiastic team in strategic planning, web development, social media and search engine marketing, as well as Internet and mobile marketing. She can be reached directly by calling (630) 627-5200 or via email at nwagner@stevens-tate.com.

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SUMMARY: Nicole Wagner of Stevens & Tate Marketing speaks on September 11 1-2:30pm at the IHCA/ICAL Convention that is held in Springfield IL September 9-12, 2019
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Stevens & Tate Recognized as a Top Illinois Web Design Agency on DesignRush

We are thrilled to announce that DesignRush has given us yet another recognition- this time as a Top Illinois Web Design Agency of 2019! At Stevens & Tate, we are committed to developing an impactful web design for our clients that will turn their website visitors into leads. In fact, we have even composed a free 50 paged guide on the Top 25 Website Must Haves for your company!  Our expertise and success in this area is why we can continue to be acknowledged for our digital marketing efforts by prestigious teams such as Design Rush.

Similar Article: Stevens & Tate Recognized as a Top Digital Marketing Company on Design Rush

The Top Illinois Web Design Agencies List

Design Rush is the ultimate guide for finding the best professional agencies who will understand your goals, adapt to your brand, and work effectively as a team with your business. More specifically, they specialize in discovering the top full-service ad agencies, web design companies, digital marketing firms, and leading technology companies. DesignRush’s website design agency list is composed of the top companies in Illinois that have been proven to build a site’s infrastructure, user experience, and more. Furthermore, the list offers a comprehensive look into how well each agency can engage audiences and drive the business goals of their clients. As always, it’s essential for agencies to have the resources, skills, and top-notch marketers that enable them to accomplish these goals. For these reasons, we are all the more proud to be included on their list with only the best agencies in the area.

Similar Article: Stevens & Tate Recognized as a Top 2019 Chicago Creative Agency on Clutch

Choosing Stevens & Tate As Your Digital Marketing Agency

When working with a digital agency, you’ll want to choose one that you can trust and depend on. We don’t just see ourselves as a marketing service, and we do not believe in a one-size-fits-all solution. Instead, we focus on building long-term relationships with our clients. We emphasize the importance of clear, respectful communication and understand that every company has different needs. You can expect for us to go to great lengths to personalize your marketing strategy based on the specific needs of your business, while also staying up to date on all of the latest marketing trends and techniques. We offer a broad scope of Digital Marketing capabilities that will give you the power to control the digital experience of your business across all channels.

We are very honored to be named on DesignRush’s 2019 list of Top Web Design Agencies and can’t thank you, our clients, enough. Our reputation is the result of the successful collaboration with our clients, and we want to thank you for choosing to work with us to accomplish your digital marketing goals. 2019 has been incredibly kind to us so far, and we can’t wait to see what the rest of the year has in store!

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Stevens & Tate Recognized as a Top Digital Marketing Company on Design Rush

Another awesome recognition! We are incredibly proud to announce that Stevens & Tate has been recognized as a Top Digital Marketing Company of 2019 on Design Rush! At Stevens & Tate Marketing, our primary focus is on impacting businesses and finding marketing solutions for our clients. Thus, our agency aims to help businesses solve their problems through our premium quality services and marketing programs. With our team of 14 experts, we’ve successfully delivered consistent results to our clients through our focus on branding, web design, and content marketing.

Our strong digital marketing capabilities that include search engine optimization, email programming, video concept and promotion, and much more are just a few of the reasons why we can continue to be awarded by renowned marketplaces such as Design Rush. In fact, this isn’t Stevens & Tate’s first recognition from Design Rush, as we were also named a Top Integrated Marketing Company by their team of experts this year as well!

Similar Article: Stevens & Tate Named By Top Digital Agency As One of Year’s Best Agencies

The Top Digital Marketing Company List

Being named a top digital marketing company by Design Rush is no small feat. As a B2B Marketplace that aims to connect brands with agencies, Design Rush is the ultimate guide for finding the best professional agencies who will understand your goals, adapt to your brand, and work effectively as a team with your business. More specifically, they specialize in discovering the top full-service ad agencies, web design companies, digital marketing firms, and leading technology companies.

In order to make this list, agencies are required to demonstrate a proven ability to provide a strong return on investment for long-term business growth, as well as improve a client’s digital footprint. Moreover, it’s essential for agencies to have the resources, skills, and top-notch marketers that enable them to accomplish these goals. With these points in mind, it’s no wonder why only the very best agencies are included on this list, which makes us all the more proud to receive this recognition.

Similar Article: Stevens & Tate Marketing Recognized as a Top 2019 Chicago Creative Agency on Clutch

Committing to Excellence for 2019 and Beyond

We recognize that none of the recognition we have received recently, whether from Clutch, Top Digital, or Design Rush, would be possible without the powerful relationships we’ve built with our clients. As we’ve long said before, their success is our success. This is why we will always commit to maintaining a high standard of excellence to ensure we provide the best quality service possible. We owe a huge “thank you!” to these clients, as well as our hardworking team for continuing to make Stevens & Tate Marketing the strong force it is. Cheers to a great 2019 so far and an even brighter future ahead!

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Stevens & Tate Marketing Recognized as a Top 2019 Chicago Creative Agency on Clutch

At Stevens & Tate Marketing, we focus on impacting businesses and finding marketing solutions for our clients. Thus, our agency aims to help businesses solve their problems through our premium quality services and marketing programs. With our team of 14 experts, we’ve successfully delivered consistent results to our clients through our focus on branding, web design, and content marketing. In fact, our dedication and personal attention to our clients has led us to recently receive a recognition by Clutch! We are delighted to have been highlighted as one of the top marketing agencies on Clutch, specifically for creativity and design.

As an independent B2B ratings and reviews research firm in Washington D.C., Clutch aims to connect the best developers, consultants, and agencies to business buyers. Every month, they identify leaders across several categories and locations. Their comprehensive criteria for selecting the top performing companies makes us all the more proud to be have received this recognition.

Similar article: Stevens & Tate Named by Top Digital Agency As One Of Year’s Best Agencies

In order to collect data to evaluate each firm, Clutch first interviews service providers’ former and current clients. Next, they conduct extensive industry data analysis. Based on their research, Stevens & Tate has obtained a 5-star overall rating!

“They developed our display adverts for trade magazines and at industry events,” said VP of Marketing at Gonnella Baking Company in their Clutch review. “I have people come up to me on a regular basis and say they like those ads. They [Stevens & Tate Marketing] put a new twist on an old product line; it’s creative and it syncs up with our packaging, our branding, and our mission.”

Our hard-work and dedication to client satisfaction has also gained us a presence on Clutch’s sister website, The Manifest. It is there that you can check out our company description and another notable projects, where we are also listed as one of the top ad agencies. We also have a presence on Visual Objects, a portfolio website. This is where our visual work is displayed, making this format a valuable resource because consumers rely heavily on images. 

On the significance of this achievement, CEO of Stevens & Tate Marketing commented, “We are thrilled to receive this recognition for our workplace practices, we have been fortunate to work and partner with such amazing companies that instill and embrace our best practices and culture. We truly thank Clutch for reminding us how our clients think of us.”

Reviews are central to Clutch’s evaluation process, and continuously help Stevens & Tate Marketing improve our rank on the platform. With increased visibility on Clutch, we improve our online reputation and increase our potential for new partnerships. We’re excited to continue working with our clients to collect their honest feedback, and grow our agency with Clutch. Thank you to both for your continued support.

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Senior Living Marketing Experts Dan Gartlan and Nicole Wagner to be Featured at LeadingAge Illinois from April 2-4, 2019

LOMBARD, IL., March 1, 2019 – As long-time educators of senior living marketing, Stevens & Tate Marketing has once again been selected to present at a LeadingAge association event. President Dan Gartlan and Internet Marketing Director Nicole Wagner will be presenting their proven marketing strategies to attendees at the LeadingAge Illinois 2019 Annual Meeting & Exposition, being held from April 2- 4, 2019, at the Schaumburg Convention Center in Schaumburg, Illinois.

Thousands of LeadingAge Illinois members and affiliates are expected to attend this year’s “Recharge!” event, which is the most anticipated conference for senior living providers and professionals in Illinois. Gartlan will be speaking on Tuesday, April 2nd, from 4:00-5:00 pm, with a session titled “Four Actionable Strategies to Improve Marketing Results”. Wagner will be speaking the following Wednesday, April 3rd, from 2:45-3:45 PM, with a session titled, “Congratulations! You’ve Launched a New Website – Now What?”. Wagner will also be speaking on Thursday, April 4th, from 8:00–9:30 am, with a session titled “Combining Social Media and Content Marketing to Drive Engagement Online”. Over the last few years, the pair’s custom-tailored Attraction Marketing presentations have been highly regarded by numerous LeadingAge chapters around the county, with a program that provides actionable insight that senior living and aging care professionals can use to enhance their organization’s success.

Attraction Marketing is the process of making your company and its products, services, and culture more attractive to prospects by driving specific marketing initiatives. Both presentations will cover strategies key to this process. Specifically, Gartlan’s presentation will discuss how to utilize his innovative and informative strategies to guide our attendees to Marketing success. Wagner will explain how to drive engagement online through both social media and content marketing in addition to providing a useful guide on the steps to take after a website has been launched.

LeadingAge Illinois is one of the largest and most respected associations of professionals serving Illinois older adults—with more than 500 providers including home and community based services (HCBS), senior housing, continuing care retirement communities (CCRC), assisted living, supportive living and skilled nursing/rehabilitation centers. LeadingAge Illinois is the state affiliate of LeadingAge and Argentum (previously the Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA)) association consisting of more than 6,000 not-for-profit organizations dedicated to expanding the possibilities of aging.

Stevens & Tate Marketing (http://www.stevens-tate.com) is a full service advertising agency offering Internet advertising; award-winning, on-strategy creative; integrated message development; and cost-effective media planning and execution. Stevens & Tate creates focused, targeted solutions for its clients within senior living, healthcare, pharmaceutical, homebuilding, CPG and food, grocery and retail, travel and tourism, and business-to-business industries.

Learn more about Stevens & Tate’s speaking experience.

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SUMMARY: Dan Gartlan and Nicole Wagner of Stevens & Tate Marketing will be presenting a redefined Attraction Marketing program to senior living/aging care industry professionals at the LeadingAge Illinois 2019 Annual Meeting & Exposition on April 2nd, 3rd, and 4th, 2019. This represents multiple showings for the group in the national LeadingAge association sector.

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Stevens & Tate Named By Top Digital Agency As One Of Year’s Best Agencies

We had a fantastic year in 2018 and we’re off to a great start this year, especially since receiving increased recognition for our success as a digital agency. In fact, we are incredibly proud to announce that we’ve been chosen by Top Digital Agency for their 2018’s Excellence in Branding, Agency of the Year list!

About Top Digital Agency

Top Digital Agency is an online platform that’s dedicated to connecting companies from around the world with top quality digital marketing agencies. With their help, the search between companies and marketing agencies to find one another is made easy, in addition to forming successful partnerships worldwide. Every year, Top Digital Agency releases a list of digital agencies who have not only excelled on their platform and shown exceptional capabilities, but have also proven to be on the cutting edge of their industries and markets. We are honored to earn their recognition and will continue to strive towards being the best digital agency that we can be, with the goal of making their list again in 2020!

Choosing Stevens & Tate As Your Digital Marketing Agency

When working with a digital agency, you’ll want to choose one that you can trust and depend on. We don’t just see ourselves as a marketing service, and we do not believe in a one-size-fits-all solution. Instead, we focus on building long-term relationships with our clients. We emphasize the importance of clear, respectful communication and understand that every company has different needs. You can expect for us to go to great lengths to tailor your marketing strategy based on the specific needs of your business, while also staying up to date on all of the latest marketing trends and techniques.

It’s our dedication to working closely with every one of our clients that has earned us such a positive reputation throughout the industry, and it’s why we earn recognition from such highly-regarded sources like Top Digital Agency. In fact, that’s not the only recognition we’ve earned this year. We also earned a third award from Clutch, a platform that collects feedback and reviews directly from clients.

We are very excited to be named on Top Digital Agency’s annual list of agencies for the year and can’t thank you, our clients, enough. Our reputation is the result of the successful collaboration with our clients, and we want to thank you for taking the time to leave feedback about our services. 2019 has been incredibly kind to us so far, and we can’t wait to see what the rest of the year has in store for us and our clients!

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FABTECH 2017

Stevens & Tate To Speak At FABTECH 2018 November 6th and 7th

The speakers at Stevens & Tate are thrilled to be sharing their collective B2B marketing expertise gained from decades of industry experience, at the Nation’s largest event of its kind, Fabtech 2018. This is the fifth year in a row that Internet Director Nicole Wagner has been selected to speak at this prominent event, and fourth year in a row for President Dan Gartlan.

The shared goal of the pair’s educational sessions is to help business leaders and industry professionals learn new ways to get more out of the initiatives they have in place, to stay ahead of changing trends, and to stand out in a crowded marketplace.

Wagner’s “Marketing Bootcamp: Technology, Prospects & Voice of the Customer” will take place on Tuesday, November 6th.

Gartlan’s “Actionable Marketing Strategies For Competitive Advantage” will take place Wednesday, November 7th.

FABTECH is North America’s Largest Metal Forming, Fabricating, Welding, and Finishing Event—bringing together an anticipated 50,000 professionals and 1,700 exhibiting companies to network, learn and discover new solutions for success. For three days, November 6-8, 2018, attendees can meet with world-class suppliers, participate in over 100 educational sessions and expert-led presentations, and explore the latest innovations in technology, products and industry developments.

Learn more about Stevens & Tate’s speaking services here.

 

LeadingAge Illinois

Stevens & Tate to Speak at LeadingAge Illinois Private Duty Symposium in September

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For more information, contact:

Debbie Szwast, 630-627-5200

dszwast@stevens-tate.com

 

LOMBARD, IL., July 25,  2018 – Stevens & Tate Marketing has been selected for the first time to present at the 5thannual LeadingAge Illinois Private Duty Symposium. Internet Director Nicole Wagner will be presenting her insights on online marketing techniques. The symposium is being held on September 12thin Tinley Park, IL.

LeadingAge Illinois is one of the largest and most respected associations of providers serving Illinois older adults, and is the state chapter of the significant national organization. LeadingAge Illinois serves more than 500 providers including home and community based services (HCBS), senior housing, continuing care retirement communities (CCRC), assisted living, supportive living and skilled nursing/rehabilitation centers. Wagner will be presenting her ideas and insights on Wednesday, September 12th, from 12:15 p.m. – 2:25 p.m., with a session titled “Attract, Convert, Close, & Delight Your Prospects with Inbound Marketing.”

Wagner will explain how social media encourages people to share and compare their experiences. She will explain how to draw potential residents to your website and convert them into qualified sales leads. This session will use a combination of presentation slides, hands-on worksheets, case studies, and a Q&A discussion in order to address using content to strengthen your brand in the eyes of your prospects and to describe how to nurture your prospect through the buyers’ journey.

The Private Duty Symposium is the result of a partnership between Home Care Association of America, Illinois HomeCare & Hospice Council, and LeadingAge Illinois. In its 5thyear, the Private Duty Symposium brings together experts and thought leaders in the home care industry to inform, inspire and enlighten attendees.

Stevens & Tate Marketing (https://www.stevens-tate.com)is a full service advertising agency offering Internet advertising; award-winning, on-strategy creative; integrated message development; and cost-effective media planning and execution. Stevens & Tate creates focused, targeted solutions for its clients within senior living, healthcare, pharmaceutical, homebuilding, CPG and food, grocery and retail, travel and tourism, and business-to-business industries.

Nicole Wagner, Internet Marketing Director at Stevens & Tate Marketing (www.stevens-tate.com), leads an enthusiastic team in strategic planning, web development, social media and search engine marketing, as well as Internet and mobile marketing. She can be reached directly by calling (630) 627-5200 or via email at nwagner@stevens-tate.com.

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SUMMARY: Nicole Wagner of Stevens & Tate Marketing will be presenting at the LeadingAge Illinois Private Duty Symposium in Tinley Park, IL on September 12th.

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Stevens & Tate Revamps Healthcare Website For The University Of Chicago Medicine Kovler Diabetes Center

For information, contact:
Debbie Szwast
dszwast@stevens-tate.com

Lombard, Ill.—Stevens & Tate Marketing has launched a new and improved healthcare website for The University Of Chicago Medicine Kovler Diabetes Center.

The website refresh was implemented to modernize the site to accommodate today’s audiences with a responsive design that renders well on mobile devices. At the same time, the look of the new site needed to better reflect the overall University of Chicago Medicine brand while maintaining its own identity.

“The mission of the University of Chicago Medicine Kovler Diabetes Center is to help alleviate fear and confusion through education, clinical care, community connections, and research,” said Rachel Barter, the organization’s communications and events specialist. “Our website needed to convey those four pillars in an informative and user-friendly manner.”

Stevens & Tate has a history of working with the University of Chicago Medicine Kovler Diabetes Center. The web team had previously created a website and online tools for the organization, including an exclusive app that patients and their families could use to learn more about diabetes. They also developed a comprehensive campaign that pushed the message out via email, social media and printed materials. The team also promoted the Kovler Diabetes Center’s annual Monogenic Diabetes Conference through a separate app, direct mail and marketing efforts. Because of its familiarity with the brand, Stevens & Tate was able to translate it into a strong web presence.

“Certain functions are crucial for healthcare and non-profit marketing, such as the drive for donations,” said Dan Gartlan, Stevens & Tate president. “It has to be easy for someone to donate directly from their phone.”

On the University of Chicago Medicine Kovler Diabetes Center’s website, a call to action for giving as well as the ability to request an appointment engage both donors and potential patients. The site also incorporated the My Chart function to allow patients to access their electronic health records. Plus, a sign up form makes it convenient to receive more information, regardless of if a patient or professional.

“The challenge of an educational healthcare website such as this is that it needs to resonate with multiple audiences: patients and potential patients, their family members, medical professionals, donors, researchers, and anyone looking for more information on the topic of diabetes,” said Gartlan.

The Kovler Diabetes Center website provides a great detail of statistical data, research, news, and events in a clear and concise manner. The home page guides the viewer to pertinent information both through vivid photography and search engine friendly copy points.

Furthermore, touch points are interspersed throughout the page to make it simple for readers to take the next step in their journey—whether looking for research findings, statistics, programs, clinical care, events, or to connect with the Kovler Diabetes Center brand.

A new feature on the healthcare website is social sharing, which allows readers to forward content and create more brand awareness.

“The new website achieves all of our goals,” said Barter. “Thanks to the expertise of Stevens & Tate’s design and development team, the entire project was done quickly—coming in on time and on budget.”

Working on the refresh of the University of Chicago Medicine Kovler Diabetes Center website was a natural fit for Stevens & Tate, which has been in the online space since 1995. In addition to website design, the agency offers award-winning, on-strategy creative; integrated message and brand development; Internet and digital advertising; and cost-effective media planning and execution.

Stevens & Tate creates focused, targeted solutions for clients in the hospitality and travel/tourism industries, food/grocery, real estate, senior living, retail, healthcare, business-to-business, and non-profit sectors, as well.

To learn more about Stevens & Tate’s capabilities and view the firm’s work, visit www.stevens-tate.com or call (630) 627-5200.

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SUMMARY: Chicago advertising agency Stevens & Tate Marketing has launched a new website for the University of Chicago Medicine Kovler Diabetes Center.

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Stevens & Tate Earns Recognition on Clutch

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For more information, contact:

Debbie Szwast, 630-627-5200

dszwast@stevens-tate.com

 

LOMBARD, IL., June 27, 2018 – We’ve all seen the same old ads while sitting on the couch and staring at the electronic box in our living room. Scrolling down a website after a lazy Google search, we find banners and buttons with ads and endorsements. They speckle our lives, even while driving down the highway, billboards bust into our sights. But they are always a nuisance, only sometimes with the redeeming feature of faint-hearted comedy.

Why are these advertisements and commercials such blemishes? After all, they could be art, beauty, or drama. The reason is that companies go to advertising and branding agencies to create those ads, but most of the agencies do not take people into consideration. At Stevens & Tate, we are driven by understanding people and keeping up with constant innovation. As a result, our advertising and branding strategy has found deep-rooted success with our clients and, importantly, their customers. We “Make Things Happen” for our client partners.

Of course, we know what we do here at Steven & Tate, but when the ratings and review site, Clutch, wanted to find out how we work, they went to our clients. Based in Washington, D.C., the B2B analyst site compiles objective quantitative data, acquires in-depth customer reviews through an interview process, and examines numerous case studies to allow for greater transparency and efficiency in the workplace. Well-respected and well-sourced, Clutch is an excellent tool for B2B companies.

Based on this analysis, Stevens & Tate was fortunate enough to have been ranked as one of the top advertising agencies in Chicago! Our clients provided honest and celebratory feedback to Clutch. A huge thank you goes out to our partner clients who have helped make our work possible.

Felichia Fields, Assistant Director of St. Catherine’s Village explained her experience working with Stevens & Tate. “Their investment in us as a nonprofit is most impressive. They took the time to secret shop our competitors and see what they had to say about St. Catherine’s. It was great to have that outsider’s perspective. That passion is hard to find outside of an organization’s direct employees, and wouldn’t likely be displayed by other vendors. We never had a contract that specified a certain number of years that we’d work with them. The partnership has worked so well for us that we want it to continue.”

Tom Marcucci, VP of Marketing at Gonnella Baking Co, shared a similar experience. “They understand our company and they understand our brand. They’re very responsive. If I give them a task, they hit the mark and don’t misunderstand. We just understand each other and there’s no confusion.”

For some time now, we at Stevens and & Tate have differentiated ourselves by building trust with meaningful storytelling. Ours is a long-term approach, not a throwaway. We love getting to know our diverse range of clients. Through the process of connecting with clients, we have been able to establish mutually beneficial relationships that guide our strategic vision. With the help of Clutch, and their sister site, The Manifest, (where we are also featured among top digital marketing agencies in Chicago), new client reviews will continue to help tell our story of perfecting the product we produce for our clients!

Stevens & Tate Marketing is a full-service advertising agency offering on-strategy creative, integrated message development, and cost-effective media planning and execution. The team creates targeted solutions for clients within the food/grocery, retail, homebuilding/real estate, travel/tourism, business-to-business, healthcare, and senior living industries. To learn more about how Stevens & Tate Marketing can help Make Things Happen TM for your business, call (630) 627-5200.

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SUMMARY: Stevens & Tate has been ranked as one of the top advertising agencies in Chicago. Clutch, an analyst B2B site, has awarded them with this based on their experience, success, and the kind words of their clients.

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