Founded in 1994, our history and reputation reflects what Chicago is known for—hard work, innovation and drive. We love our art and music just as much as our sports teams. We work hard and play hard. Are genuinely nice, friendly people—but tough enough to handle a real winter. And yes, we’ll give you directions if you need them.
We structure our client teams differently than most agencies. Our approach brings unique and diverse marketing talent together, customized for each client, putting less emphasis on departments and more on the collective talent needed for us to be nimble and deliver great results.
We believe there’s a symbiotic relationship between culture and creativity. And since creativity is core to our business, we’ve worked hard to find just the right mix of inspiration, challenging work, camaraderie and fun to make Upshot a great workplace. The result is an über-engaged group of people all working toward the same goals—helping each other out and giving back to the agency and the community.
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We’ve been honored for our creativity and marketing effectiveness and ranked a Top Workplace in Chicago six times by the Chicago Tribune. We’re a Top Agency in Ad Age’s Agency Report; a Hub Magazine Top 20 Shopper Marketing Agency; a Chief Marketer 200; and listed on Crain’s Chicago's Largest Integrated/Digital Agencies.
We joined the Advantage Solutions family in late 2016 and are now part of Advantage Marketing Partners—the company’s marketing division—as a stand-alone brand. Advantage vastly improves our retail connectivity (retailer relationships, shopper data and insights), bolsters specialized service offerings and geographic reach (via network partners) and offers opportunities for new capability development and expansion.