Smith Marketing is a full service marketing agency with real solutions for today's complex marketplace

Steve Smith

“SMI’s passion for marketing
and design permeates throughout the firm
from its amazing team to its
industry leading services.”

Steven Smith


Smith Marketing, Inc.


Smith Marketing, Inc. 21st Anniversary

Smith Marketing Inc., founded in 1994, is a full-service, integrated marketing agency. We are a single source provider of marketing solutions. Every project is customized to fit your specific needs.

We approach our work with a unique sense of style. Our designs stand out. Through our knowledge and understanding of color theory, visual design principles and marketing trends, we have created a compelling visual aesthetic that serves as the foundation for our creative work.

With Smith Marketing, you get much more than a graphic design studio. You get a marketing partner that can help you develop marketing initiatives, and then implement them with care and precision.

Smith Marketing offers everything you need to have a successful online presence. Let's get started today on achieving even greater success moving forward!



  • 4 Web Designers: WordPress Specialists
  • 1 Pay Per Click (PPC) Expert: GoogleAds, Facebook Ads
  • 2 Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Experts: On-site and Off-site
  • 2 Graphic Designers: Illustrations and Print Design
  • 2 Writers/Editors: Content Writing, Blog Articles


    • Over 20 years experience in marketing, including 10+ years in website design and search engine optimization.
    • We work quickly and efficiently on client projects and respond to questions so faster results can occur.
    • We're way beyond making things fly across the screen. We offer real marketing based solutions.
    • We understand you're busy running your company. That's why we offer all of the marketing services you'll ever need. Convenient...absolutely.
    • It's amazing how consistent your BRAND will look through our integrated approach to marketing. Companies that have consistency with all of their marketing efforts have a real advantage.


    • " Steve made my transition to marketing manager at Incontro A Tavola so very easy. Smith Marketing is helpful, efficient, and insightful. He shares ideas with me on what he thinks our marketing material should look like and is open to my suggestions, as well. And since sometimes projects pop up last minute, he always treats last minute projects with the same attention as every other one. He's been a reliable resource, who has taught me so much in the short time I have worked with him. "

      Lauren Robin

      Private Event Manager, INCONTRO

    • " Steve is an absolute pleasure to work with! His professionalism and super quick responsive nature make it a no brainer to have him take care of all my web design requirements. "


      Owner, La Crosta Woodfire Pizzeria Italiana

    • " I want to thank you for the remarkable job you and your team did to improve my website and search engine optimization. The site looks beautiful on large computers and small mobile devices. All the feedback I”m getting is very positive. From the moment we started the project until we went live, you exceeded my expectations for quality, responsiveness and flexibility. At each step in the process you listened to my needs, made smart suggestions that enhanced the finished product and gave me honest feedback regarding my ideas that would not have worked well on a responsive site. I really got the feeling you treated my project like it was your own. I would highly recommend your service to anyone who is looking for a full service, integrated marketing agency. "


      President, One Positive Place

    • " Working with the team at Smith Marketing helped us capture the essence of Incontro A Tavola to our website. Smith Marketing is very accessible to discuss ideas, layout, and overall the marketing aspect of a restaurant. Our group is very satisfied on how our website turned out as having it done properly was one of our highest priorities when opening. We would recommend Smith Marketing for any restaurant looking to develop their site along with a true marketing partner. "


      VP MARKETING, Incontro A Tavola

    • " I have been working with Smith Marketing now since 2009. I had spoken to over 20 different web design companies prior to making a decision to move forward with Steven Smith and his team. From day one, Steve has always exceeded my expectations. No matter what the project or time frame involved, Smith Marketing has always come through for us. At this point, my company has grown to four states and continues to expand. We wouldn’t trust anyone else with our brand identity. Steve and his team have also been instrumental in helping us with our entire online presence and the results, as always, have been top notch! SMI has been a vital part of the success of our company and will continue to be for many more years to come. "


      President, Casino Party Planners

    • " I truly enjoyed the collaboration with Steven. He listened to what my starting needs and overall goals were in establishing Thom J. Ertl Designs as a viable website. And we worked together well during the process. And I appreciate his suggestions to make my website a strong player in the market. Steven was very attentive to returning my messages in a timely manner and making both small and large edits. I'm thrilled with the end result and cannot wait to see the results, the added bonus a website will add to Thom J. Ertl Designs. "

      Thom J. Ertl

      Owner, Thom J. Ertl Designs

    • " I enjoyed working with Steve and his team at Smith Marketing. Prior to being referred to Steve, I hired a marketing company to create my website and marketing materials and the finished product was not acceptable. The previous company lacked the in-depth technical understanding and ability to walk me through the creative process, unlike the folks at Smith Marketing. Another benefit of working with Steve is the quick response time when I had questions or concerns – it is clear that Smith Marketing does not outsource its coding and design work as opposed to the other companies I previously worked with that often took 48 hours or longer to respond to a simple question or change. In addition, the previous company charged me more for an unfinished product then Smith Marketing did for the wonderful work they did for me. When I came to Steve I had a corporation and now I have a company with a brand that even the Big Banks perceive has been in business for years. "

      Shawn Carver

      President,AltCap Lending Network

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    Digital Media

    Smith Marketing has a thorough knowledge of digital media. We can help your business develop a strategic approach to digital.

    20+ Years of Experience

    Steven Smith, President of Smith Marketing, has found marketing to be a passion for some time. He has a Marketing and Business Administration Degree from Carthage College. He also earned his MBA with a Marketing Emphasis from Keller Graduate School of Management. He has over 20 years of experience in the marketing industry, which has been his only career field.

    Mobile Friendly Website Developers

    Smith Marketing creates responsive website designs that consist of a combination of fluid grids and layouts, flexible images and an intelligent use of CSS media queries. Designs will work on larger screens found on desktops as well smaller screens found on portable devices like smartphones.

    Social Media Focused

    We highly suggest to each new website client to have a social media presence, which does help with search engine results as well. We suggest using Facebook Twitter, Google+, YouTube, LinkedIn, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr, Vine and Snapchat.

    Search Engine Optimization Experts

    It is amazing all of the work that goes into both on-site and off-site to really do SEO right. We don't take the easy way out like many firms do. SMI puts in the time to do the job right, which includes major search engine directories as well as dozens of local directories. Read more about our Chicago SEO company.

    Bundling Services to Maximize Value

    Smith Marketing offers budget saving service bundles to our clients. One of the more popular ones is what we call the "trifecta". It includes a NEW website (or redesign), search engine optimization and social media. If you're looking to save some money and want to maximize your marketing dollar, let's talk.










    our processin 3 steps

    To ensure the optimal result, we work to understand the client's objectives. We then create a guide for its consistent execution. At its best, the plan documents a current "best practice" and ensures that it’s implemented throughout the life of the project.

    Our Services +

    planning & strategy

    There are multiple benefits of conducting strategic marketing planning. All of them are intrinsically linked to the growth and success of your business.

    design & develop

    Differentiates your business in the marketplace with creative graphic design that helps build your brand and ultimately an impact on your success.

    test & deliver

    Testing leads to maximizing your marketing dollars while delivering greater tangible results. This is part of our process regardless of the project size.

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