Born and bred in Chicago, we’re a genuine reflection of the city we call home.

Diverse. Resilient. Gutsy. Our team of brand-obsessed experts strive to craft brands that not only drive growth, but build meaningful connections between businesses and their audiences – ensuring your brand leaves a lasting impression and a positive impact on all of your stakeholders.

(Left) President Scott Markman speaking to MonogramGroup team members in an internal meeting. (Right) Senior Art Director, Sean Fermoyle writing notes on a sheet of paper.


An integral component of our mindset is responding to clients in a very timely manner. It’s a soft skill that we all prioritize, because we know you notice.

Our capabilities

Consultants, Creatives, and Stewards

Every brand we build begins on a solid foundation of strategic thinking nurtured by relentless curiosity and rich insights.

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  • Brand Invention
    Brand Repositioning
    Brand Architecture
    Brand Merger/Reconciliation
    Brand Sunsetting

  • Qualitative & Quantitative Research
    Category Competitive Analysis
    Brand, Digital Marketing & Social Media Audits
    SEO Keyword Research & Insights
    Data Analysis, Insights & Recommendations

  • Brand Positioning
    Brand Messaging Hierarchy
    Brand Voice
    Brand Elevator Pitch
    Brand Long-form Narrative
    White Papers & Articles

  • Naming
    Logo Development
    Visual Identity Systems
    Brand Architecture Frameworks
    Brand Guidelines Manual
    Brand Usage: Swag, Signage, Vehicles & Uniforms
    Sales & Marketing Toolkits: PPT decks,
    Email signatures, fact sheets & more
    Brand Video & Photography
    Product & Process Infographics & Illustrations
    Website Development
    Brand Launch Plans & Execution

  • Brand, Sales & Marketing Leadership Training
    Ongoing Brand Advisory Services
    Ongoing Brand Data Analytics
    Annual Meeting/Investor Relations Presentations
    Ongoing Website & Social Profiles Maintenance
    Ongoing Website & Social Content Development
    Ongoing Video Content Development
    Ongoing Trade Show Support
    Sponsorship & Co-Branding Opportunities

  • All Services Listed Plus:
    Brand, Sales & Marketing Leadership Training
    Integrated Sales & Marketing Programs
    M&A Brand Planning Advisory Services
    Software & App Development: Business
    Process, Sales & Marketing Systems Integration
    Presentation Decks & Video
    Content for Exit

Awards & Media

We’ve stacked up prestigious industry awards on behalf of our clients in recent years. And did we mention we were featured on AMC’s The Pitch agency reality series in 2013?

  • Top Branding Company Illinois 2024
  • Top Business Transformation Company 2024
  • Top Consulting Company Illinois 2024
  • Top Corporate Branding Company Chicago 2024
  • Top Design Company Illinois 2024
  • Top Digital Strategy Company Chicago 2024
  • Top Market Research Company 2024
  • Top Naming Company 2024
  • Top 1000 Company Global 2023
  • Top Branding Company Illinois 2023
  • Top Business Transformation Company 2023
  • Top Corporate Branding Company Chicago 2023
  • Top Design Company Illinois 2023
  • Top 1000 Company Global 2022
  • Top Branding Agencies 2022
  • Top B2B Companies Illinois 2022
  • Top 1000 Company Global 2021
  • Transform Awards Best Industrial Visual Identity 2023
  • C2A Creative Communication Award 2023
  • AgencySpotter Top Branding Agency 2023
  • NYX Video Awards 2023
  • NYX Marcom Awards 2023
  • Muse Creative Awards 2023
  • The Manifest Most Reviewed Branding Company 2023
  • The Manifest Most Reviewed Strategy Company 2023
  • C2A Creative Communication Award 2022
  • AgencySpotter Top Design Agency 2022
  • AgencySpotter Top Marketing Agency Chicago 2022
  • The Manifest Top Branding Agency Chicago 2022
  • Expertise Best Branding Agencies in Chicago 2022
  • Transform Awards Best Use of Typography 2022
  • Transform Awards Best Implementation of Brand 2022
  • Transform Awards Best Naming Strategy 2022
  • Transform Awards Best Financial Svcs. Visual Identity 2022
  • Transform Awards Best Prof. Svcs. Visual Identity 2022